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“People like to talk about war. … Google, I think, in some ways, is more competitive and certainly is trying to build their own little version of Facebook.”
— Mark Zuckerberg on Charlie Rose (Business Insider)
* Besides appearing on Charlie Rose recently with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg also visited Harvard for the first time since he dropped out of the Ivy League school to found the social network. “The last five years have really just been about helping people get signed up and stay connected with their friends,” he said. “But I think the next five or 10 years are going to be about all of these different products and industries that can be rethought.” (CNN)
* Sources tell Reuters that HP (HPQ) is contemplating a potential sale of the webOS platform it purchased for $1.2 billion last year. According to one source, Oracle (ORCL) may be one of the interested parties. (Reuters)
* Barnes & Noble (BKS) introduced the $249 Nook Tablet, with a 1GHZ dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage and support for Netflix and Hulu Plus apps. Meanwhile, the Nook Color’s price dropped to $199, while the slightly updated Nook Simple Touch will go for $99 with 25% faster page turns, crisper text, and improved contrast.
* Bloomberg reports that Zynga plans to go through with its initial public offering (IPO) after Thanksgiving. (Bloomberg)
* Google+ introduced Pages, which lets companies, organizations and brands set up a dedicated page on the social network. There are currently 36 launch Pages, including ones for H&M, the Dallas Cowboys and The Muppets. (ReadWriteWeb)
* Samsung VP Gavin Kim is headed to Microsoft as general manager of the Windows Phone team. (Boy Genius Report)
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