iPhone 5, iPad mini headed to China; Samsung to keep manufacturing in-house

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> President Barack Obama intends to appoint Harris President and Chief Executive Officer William M. Brown to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Release

> Kik Interactive introduced a redesigned messaging service for iPhone and Android. Article

> Microsoft's Surface Pro will sell for $899. Article

> The National Telecommunications and Information Administration issued a progress report on its spectrum efforts. Report (PDF)

> The iPhone 5 and iPad mini will hit China in December. Release

> Samsung said it will keep most of its manufacturing in-house. Article

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> Daily downloads from Apple's App Store increased 33 percent from September to October, a surge credited to the Sept. 21 introduction of the iPhone 5, according to analytics from Fiksu. Article

> Shazam users tagged Rihanna more than any other recording artist in 2012, with hits like "We Found Love" and "Talk That Talk" accounting for 15 million tags this year, ahead of pop chart rivals like Gotye, David Guetta, Adele and Maroon 5. Article

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