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10:50 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.
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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.
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 …
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.
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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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
NVIDIA tablet mystery solved: an ODM Tegra prototype  —  NVIDIA just hit us with more info on that mysterious tablet Jen-Hsun Huang was pictured with yesterday, and the truth is just as we'd assumed: it's a Tegra prototype from an ODM called ICD that's being “actively” shopped to carriers around the world.
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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 …
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Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft moves MSN Video under Bing umbrella
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld:
Google VP Mayer describes the perfect search engine  —  IDG News Service - Last month, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said during the company's earnings call that Google had implemented about 120 search quality improvements during the third quarter as it moves toward its ultimate goal: “We want to get to the perfect search engine.”
Discussion: Search Engine Land and ResourceShelf, Thanks:atul
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 …
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
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.
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
Elia Freedman / ReadWriteWeb:
One Mobile App for Multiple Platforms Almost a Reality  —  Finally, it feels like the holy grail of mobile development is at hand.  This problem has persisted since Microsoft released its Palm-sized PC operating system to compete with the Palm OS a decade ago: as a mobile developer …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.  —  The idea is simple: When you set your status on LinkedIn you can now tweet it as well …
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:
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.
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.
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 …
D. Kappos / Director's Forum:
Putting the USPTO to Work for Independent Inventors  —  My first few months at the USPTO have been exciting and inspiring, and I feel privileged to be leading the USPTO at this critical time for the IP community, and the country as a whole.  When I was sworn in 90 days ago …
Discussion: Patent Law Blog
Ed Gubbins / TELEPHONY Magazine:
Roku box opens this month with Skitter  —  ORLANDO — Roku will formally release its Channel Store in the next week or two, debuting it with about 10 channels and expecting to see 15 or 20 before the end of the year, Jim Funk, Roku's vice president of business development …
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
Don E. Sears / eWeek:
New York, Silicon Valley Top Regions with Technology Job Openings: Report  —  A monthly report from technology job board Dice shows increases in job postings in a number of larger metropolitan areas.  New York City and nearby New Jersey, as well as California's Silicon Valley, are expanding job openings.
 
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Tameka Kee / mocoNews:
mBlox, Sony Pictures, Others To Settle $63 Million Mobile Content Lawsuit
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
RealNetworks appeals injunction on RealDVD sales
Discussion: BoomTown
Jim Rapoza / eWeek:
The End of Single Purpose Devices
Seth Porges / Popular Mechanics:
High-Tech Sports Broadcast Technology Uses CG Players for ESPN Analysis
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
New Moon Red Carpet to Stream Live on MySpace
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Business Wire:
Macworld 2010 Taps Kevin Smith as Feature Presenter
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
Best Buy to sell a $249 notebook this holiday season
Discussion: Electronista, I4U News and Maximum PC
 Earlier Items: 
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Tethering to iPhone still coming, AT&T says; no date set
Discussion: eWeek and The Mac Observer
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Babbel dumps freemium for language learning: “it just doesn't work”
Discussion: Fast Company
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
We Know Hollywood Is This Dumb. Et Tu, Netflix?
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Gabriel Madway / Reuters:
Can Apple take Microsoft's perch atop tech pile?
Discussion: AppleInsider
Nellie Andreeva / The Live Feed | THR:
Twitter user ‘S**t My Dad Says’ gets CBS deal
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
 

 
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