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1:50 PM ET, November 4, 2008

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Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
Key Apple Executive to Depart  —  Apple Inc. is losing one of its key technology executives.  —  Tony Fadell, a senior executive who was instrumental in the development of the iPod, is leaving Apple for personal reasons, people familiar with the matter said.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Apple's top iPod gun to depart; Papermaster in; Jobs succession gets murkier
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:   Apple loses Fadell, its iPod chief, possible Jobs successor
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
How To Watch Election Day Live Online  —  Been refreshing Real Clear Politics and FiveThirtyEight.com six times a day for the last two years?  Then you'll need to know how to feed your election news habit during office hours and later Tuesday.  —  Here's how to get the whole picture, live:
Discussion: Salon and Lifehacker
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
The Ultimate Guide to Live Election Coverage  —  The interminable U.S. presidential campaign season will come finally come to an end tomorrow night.  If you're looking for a map with updating red and blue states (a tradition that dates back to NBC in the 1976 election, it turns out), we've got you covered.
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple: Soon to Be a Mobile Gaming Force  —  Watch out, Sony and Nintendo; overnight, the maker of the iPhone is making a mark on the handheld gaming industry  —  I didn't expect much from games on the iPhone.  I had visions of casual games, perhaps a fancy take on solitaire or a version …
Discussion: GoNintendo
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Herman Miller Embody Review: The Best Chair We've Ever Sat On  —  As anyone who's worked in an office would know, Herman Miller's Aeron is the chair to have at your desk for both comfort and status.  As a guy who's worked at his share of Silicon Valley startups the net boom and bust …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Salesforce.com on Microsoft: “They hate everybody”  —  Salesforce.com's strategy can be boiled down to one word, according to chief executive Marc Benioff — love.  Of course, Benioff was being a little tongue-in-cheek as he answered questions from analysts and reporters at today's Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo:
Fujitsu Lifebook N7010 Equipped With Integrated, App Launching Mini-Touchscreen  —  The picture pretty much says it all, but the coolest part about the Lifebook N7010 is the 4-inch, 480x272 pixel touchscreen integrated into the keyboard area.  Its most notable function is that it works as an app launcher …
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Google Watch:
Google, Yahoo and The DOJ at The Concession Stand  —  By now, surely many of use have seem the Wall Street Journal report, or parallel coverage, that Google and Yahoo are hedging their bets on their proposed search deal to make it more palatable (and less lawsuit-friendly) for the U.S. Justice Department.
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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo, Google Recast Ad Alliance
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Ray Ozzie ticks off Tablet PC fans  —  “I won't go so far as to say it's the next mouse, meaning it will be on everything and you have to use it.  But it's not going to be like the Tablet PC, where it was truly niche.”  — Ray Ozzie, discussing Windows 7's touch features during our interview with him last week in Los Angeles.
Discussion: All about Microsoft and CrunchGear
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
RIM's internal plans for pre-paid BlackBerry service, BlackBerry in a Box  —  RIM's already gone and launched its pre-paid BlackBerry server in Indonesia, but there's a whole lot of countries that are probably foaming at the mouth.  We've been saying this all along — pre-paid will take RIM to the next level.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Enterprise 2.0: Progress is mixed, but experimentation is cheap  —  The state of enterprise 2.0 reveals spotty progress and a separation between key technologies.  For instance, wikis are in, podcasts are out and blogs are somewhere in between within the corporation.
Discussion: Forrester Research
Thomas W. Hazlett / Ars Technica:
Transition to yesterday: subsidizing the killer app of 1952  —  Wasted airwaves … When analog television screens go blank in the US, an event scheduled for February 17, 2009, political insiders wager on political hysteria.  They see Aunt Minnie in Dogpatch freaking when her rabbit-ears cut off …
Discussion: CircleID and GigaOM
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Why You Will Not See Opera on Your iPhone  —  A paragraph of my post last week about the Opera Software, which makes browsers for cellphones and PCs, got a lot of notice on tech blogs.  But, as often happens, the retelling of the story has created an odd snowball of misunderstanding.
Discussion: The iPhone Blog and PC World
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Gnip Takes A $3.5 Million Financing To Continue Data Unclogging Efforts  —  I know this back end plumbing stuff is boring to most of you, but Gnip is worth the trouble to understand.  The company, which helps ease the transportation of social content between services (like getting Twitter data to Plaxo …
Saul Hansell / Bits:
The Very Expensive Myth of Long Distance  —  A showdown over the billions of dollars traded in the dark underside of the telephone system was postponed on Monday.  Kevin Martin, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, had proposed a complex plan to restructure …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Personal note: A job change for yours truly  —  As many people who have been reading this blog for awhile probably know, I work for the Globe and Mail, a daily newspaper based in Toronto, where I've been working since 1994 or so.  I've written about the stock market, the rise of the Internet …
Discussion: Jobwire and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Chippy / UMPCPortal:
Ultra-Mobile Computing Buyers Guide 2008.  Part 1  —  Welcome to part 1 of the 4-part Ultra Mobile Computing Buyers Guide - What is an Ultra Mobile Computing?  —  Part One: ‘What is Ultra Mobile Computing?’  We give you a history of Ultra Mobile computing, show you how the devices break …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
Nokia:
Nokia continues its change and renews some of its activities  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia has today announced plans for changes in some parts of its organization.  The planned organizational changes include the following:  — As a follow-up to Nokia's reorganization in the beginning of 2008 …
Discussion: Unwired View, mocoNews.net and Engadget
Robert MacMillan / Reuters:
Gannett CEO volunteers to cut pay as papers suffer  —  Gannett Co Inc's (GCI.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) chief executive will take a voluntary 17 percent cut off his annual pay as the largest U.S. newspaper publisher's advertising revenue falls and it prepares to cut thousands of jobs.
Chris Douvos / PE Hub News:
Open-Xchange Raises $9 Million  —  Open-Xchange Inc., a Tarrytown, N.Y.-based provider of open-source collaboration software, has raised $9 million in Series B funding. eCapital Entrepreneurial Partners led the round, and was joined by BayBG and return backer BayTech Venture Capital.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Harvard Bails Out On Google Book Scanning Deal; Disagrees With Settlement Terms  —  from the and-here-come-the-problems dept  —  I'm on the record as being opposed to Google's decision to cave in to authors and publishers with its book scanning project.  Many people I normally agree …
Electronista:
Olympus joins mid-range with E-30 DSLR  —  Olympus today tackled the absence of a mid-range digital SLR in the E-system lineup with the E-30, a step between the entry-level E-520 and the more professional E-3.  The 12.3-megapixel camera has the faster and more accurate 11-point autofocus performance …
 
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