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8:00 PM ET, November 10, 2009

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Bloomberg:
Motorola Probably Sold 100,000 Droids in Challenge to IPhone  —  Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) — Motorola Inc. probably sold 100,000 Droid phones in their first weekend on the market, a sign that the handset maker is recovering even though it still trails Apple Inc., an analyst said.
Andrew Pederson / Google:
Stay Connected with Free Airport Wi-Fi from Google this Holiday Season  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced that it is working with airports across the country as well as Boingo Wireless, Advanced Wireless Group, Airport Marketing Income and others to provide free Wi-Fi as a holiday gift now through January 15, 2010.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Adobe To Cut 9 Percent Of Workforce  —  We've confirmed with Adobe that the company is cutting 9 percent of its workforce, or 680 employees.  Adobe filed an 8-K with the SEC today reporting the layoffs.  Earlier today we heard multiple reports that layoffs were taking place at Adobe.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google hopes to remake programming with Go  —  Google software luminaries including Unix co-creator Ken Thompson believe they can help boost both computing power and programmers' abilities with an experimental programming language project called Go.  —  And on Tuesday, they're taking the veil …
Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
What the N900 Means to Nokia  —  Nokia is hoping to recapture some of its lost glory in the smartphone space with the N900, the flagship device that began shipping today.  The long-awaited handset runs Nokia's new Maemo 5 operating system and boasts some pretty impressive features …
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Mike / Nokia Conversations:
Nokia N900 begins shipping!
Discussion: Reuters and Mashable!
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
NVIDIA CEO shows off mystery tablet, makes zero statements about mystery tablet  —  You think maybe the cats at NVIDIA are a little hot to trot on the tablet concept?  Not only did Mike Rayfield (the company's general manger of its mobile division) spout off on a “3G capable touchpad” …
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
NVIDIA tablet mystery solved: an ODM Tegra prototype
Discussion: TmoNews and Maximum PC
Amazon.com:
“Kindle for PC” Now Available — The Free Application for Reading Kindle Books Available on the PC Today for Readers Around the World  —  Latest Kindle application brings more than 360,000 Kindle books, including New York Times Bestsellers and New Releases, to the PC
Christine McConville / Boston Herald:
For now, ‘illegal’ Apple billboard dropped  —  A controversial Apple billboard has come down, leaving many questions and some large whales in its wake.  —  This weekend, Planet Storage on Traveler Street removed its iPod Touch sign and revealed to drivers on Interstate 93 the ocean-inspired public art.
Discussion: AppleInsider and Macsimum News
Allenblue / The LinkedIn Blog:
LinkedIn works with Twitter, and vice versa  —  Today we're announcing a partnership between LinkedIn and Twitter - and new features that we think are going to make both Twitter and LinkedIn more powerful for you.  These new features will be rolling out gradually over the next couple of days.
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
AT&T defends its data network from Verizon ad attacks  —  As Verizon has stepped up its efforts to portray AT&T's data network as sparse and largely unavailable, AT&T has published information that shows Verizon isn't telling the whole story.  —  Verizon began advertising its 3G coverage …
Discussion: App Advice
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Logitech Takes on Cisco, to Buy LifeSize for $405M  —  Logitech, a Swiss maker of peripherals for computers and digital consumer devices, is buying 6-year-old Austin, Texas-based video conferencing device maker LifeSize Communications for $405 million in cash.
Chris Dannen / Fast Company:
Blockbuster to Rent Movies on SD Cards, but Why?  —  Blockbuster is piloting a new movie-rental program that allows customers to load movies onto SD cards and play them back on mobile phones and TVs equipped with SD readers.  The rentals cost $1.99.  —  Perhaps conceived as a one-up response …
Bing / Search Blog:
Bringing the Best of Web Video to You at Bing Videos  —  Turn off the lights (literally), share with your friends and kick back...you are about to see the latest Bing videos experience.  —  Starting today and rolling out over the next few days Bing videos will provide a new unified online video destination …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Flu Shot Locator Shows Where To Get Vaccines Near You!  —  Looking for where to get a seasonal flu shot or that hard-to-find vaccine against H1N1 swine flu?  Google has a new flu shot locator that can help.  —  When the locator loads, you many need to manually enter your location.
Chris Lambert / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Latitude, now with Location History & Alerts  —  Since the launch of Google Latitude earlier this year, we've been getting a lot of feature requests.  One of the most popular ideas was for Latitude to keep track of location history, allowing you (but not your friends) to see where you've been at any point in time.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Bill Ray / The Register:
Apple IDs the next-generation iPhone  —  Cupertino wakes up to NFC?  —  Evidence is growing that Apple plans to embed NFC into the next iPhone, but can Steve Jobs sell the technology that no one else seems to want?  —  For the last few months there have been rumours that Cupertino …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Hate It Or Love It, Twitter's New Retweet Style Is Rolling Out  —  Yes, Twitter is in the process of rolling out its new Retweet functionality to a more users, the service confirmed today.  Based on the number of tips we've received, and the number of TechCrunch staff members who now see the functionality …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
AOL: Small Layoff Today, a Voluntary Buyout and, Then...the Big One  —  Essentially-although AOL is located in New York and not California-it's going to be like tremors before the Big One at the online company today, as about 100 employees are laid off.  —  Sources said the cuts …
Sebastian Rupley / GigaOM:
Apple Shoots Past Nokia As World's Most Profitable Handset Vendor  —  Apple became the world's most profitable handset vendor in the third quarter of this year, reports Strategy Analytics.  “We estimate Apple's operating profit for its iPhone handset division stood at $1.6 billion …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
RealNetworks appeals injunction on RealDVD sales  —  RealNetworks has filed an appeal of a federal judge's decision to halt the sales of its DVD-copying software, RealDVD.  —  Real said in documents filed Monday night that San Francisco-based U.S. District Judge Marilyn Patel erred …
Discussion: BoomTown
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Did Microsoft Windows 7 download tool violate the GPL?  —  Microsoft has pulled an update tool for Windows 7 from the Microsoft Store site after a report indicating that the tool incorporated open-source code in a way that violated the GNU General Public License.
Imran Hussain / ithinkdifferent:
Office 2010 Public Beta to be released as early as next week at PDC?  —  Office 2010 Public Beta is expected soon and the confirmation comes from a tweet from the official Microsoft Office Twitter account which says that the Office team has some exciting news to tell at PDC which starts on the 17th of November, in Los Angeles.
Discussion: Softpedia News
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Urbanspoon Expands To The Urban Workforce With A BlackBerry App  —  In major metropolitan areas, the BlackBerry at lunchtime is a force to be reckoned with.  And now it can be a device to help those urbanities actually find a place to eat with the launch of Urbanspoon for BlackBerry.
Discussion: TechFlash
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget:
Sparkz projector / dock for iPhone displays your videos, empties your wallet (video)  —  If you're in the market for an Apple handheld-friendly pico projector, you're in luck.  Sparkz is a bulbous white dock that will play nice with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPod video, as well as your favorite A/V and VGA sources.
Discussion: Mobilewhack.com
Jim Rapoza / eWeek:
The End of Single Purpose Devices  —  Ahh, I love my modern digital lifestyle, especially when it comes to being out, whether traveling or just moving around the city.  It's great that I can walk around with a music collection that dwarfs my old college record collection …
Nellie Andreeva / The Live Feed | THR:
Twitter user ‘S**t My Dad Says’ gets CBS deal  —  Twitter sensation S**t My Dad Says is headed to television.  —  CBS has picked up a comedy project based on the Twitter account, which has enlisted more than 707,000 followers since launching in August and has made its creator, Justin Halpern, an Internet star.
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Blu-ray discs get Managed Copy; hardware support nonexistent  —  After four years in the oven, “managed copy” is done—and boy, is it a stinker.  —  “Managed copy” has been slouching its way toward our living rooms for years now, but the technology that can make backup copies of films …
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
Best Buy to sell a $249 notebook this holiday season  —  Need a dirt cheap and somewhat underpowered notebook?  Best Buy has you covered with a $249 Acer laptop.  Netbook, what?  —  The exact model will be revealed tomorrow, but at least the key specs have been released today …
Discussion: Electronista, I4U News and Maximum PC
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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Gabriel Madway / Reuters:
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