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HTC and Verizon Want Another Shot at the Holiday Shopping Budget

Apparently, new mobile device season isn’t quite over.

HTC and Verizon on Tuesday sent an email invitation for a Nov. 13 event in New York.

“We invite you to experience our latest collaboration,” the companies say in the otherwise nondescript invite.

The companies have been speculated to have a large high-end smartphone in the works for a late 2012 launch.

Whatever HTC and Verizon have up their sleeves, the move follows a series of fall introductions, including the launch of Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, the Nexus 4, the iPad mini, Kindle Fire HD, and more.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work