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6:35 PM ET, November 22, 2009

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Russell Beattie:
Android is splintering, just not how you think it is...  Not to be too condescending, but I think it's amusing to watch the old-school techies in the past couple years finally get around to paying attention to the mobile market that I've had been ranting about exclusively for the better part of the past decade.
Discussion: Daring Fireball and ongoing
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
More thoughts on in-Tweet advertising  —  I believe that people who produce content should be able to make a living for producing that content.  If we want journalists, bloggers, photographers, and videographers to bring us interesting stuff that makes our lives richer, we gotta figure out a way to get them paid.
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Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: Give me ad-free conversations, or give me death (please RT)  —  Yesterday I spent the day at TechCrunch's ‘Real Time Crunch-up’.  This despite having no idea what a ‘Crunch-up’ actually is.  —  The important thing is that Erick had asked me to help moderate his panel about marketing within 'real …
Discussion: TweetMeme Blog and broadstuff
Will Park / IntoMobile:
Motorola Droid just $119 from Dell  —  We love seeing hot new smartphones getting their price tags slashed mere weeks after its initial launch.  The latest price reduction on the Motorola (NYSE: MOT) Droid comes from Dell.com, making it possible to put a Droid in your pocket for just $119 …
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
Why Are Tech Layoffs Rising in a Recovery?  —  The brutal economic downturn that's being called “The Great Recession” is, at least in a technical sense, over.  Online advertising and IT spending are inching back up, and many tech companies have seen their stock prices more than double from the lows reached in March.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Lady Gaga Earns Slightly More From Spotify Than Piracy  —  In August, Swedish artist and composer Magnus Uggla launched a scathing attack on the owners of Spotify.  After discovering that Sony BMG is a shareholder and receiving virtually no cash from his music being played there …
Discussion: The Next Web and p2pnet
Brooke Crothers / Crave: The gadget blog:
Will the ‘smartbook’ be a better Netbook?  —  The “smartbook” aspires to put the smartphone into the laptop.  Will it be able to elevate an Apple iPhone or Motorola Droid-like experience to a larger device, or is it just more marketing mumbo-jumbo?  —  Two companies are hoping that the smartbook …
Symantec:
Zero-Day Internet Explorer Exploit Published  —  A new exploit targeting Internet Explorer was published to the BugTraq mailing list yesterday.  Symantec has conducted further tests and confirmed that it affects Internet Explorer versions 6 and 7 as well.  The exploit currently exhibits signs …
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans:
Xperia X10 To AT&T, Details Emerge  —  Yesterday, Sony Ericsson held a Press Event in Sweden to demonstrate their upcoming first Android Phone, the Xperia X10.  We've got video from that event to give you a glimpse of what it was like, but more importantly some juicy details about the device are starting to emerge:
Mrinal Desai / TechCrunch:
Screening The News  —  Editor's note: Today, being a news junkie requires not just the ability to keep up with hundreds of breaking stories a day, but the ability to redistribute those stories to your followers and news sites.  To get some insight into the modern news junkie …
Discussion: Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog, Thanks:atul
Matt / WordPress Publisher Blog:
WordPress and Windows Azure  —  This week I had a unique opportunity to appear at Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles, to demo four open source technologies — WordPress, Apache, MySQL, PHP — running on Microsoft's new EC2 competitor called Azure.
Discussion: thewhir.com and The Blog Herald
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Brin: Google's OSes likely to converge  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google's dual-pronged operating-system strategy will likely produce a single OS down the road, according to Google co-founder Sergey Brin.  —  Many Google observers were puzzled when the company announced plans for Chrome OS in July …
 
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
VideoLobby Wants To Help You Create Your Own Custom-Branded Live Webcasts
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
What wowed the crowd at Web 2.0 Expo
Discussion: Twist Image
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Twitter.com traffic down? Seesmic Web is +30%/month
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
At a Software Powerhouse, the Good Life Is Under Siege
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Firefox: Heat and the CPU usage problem
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Liliputing
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook's iPhone App Is Broken. Who Will Fix It?
Discussion: App Advice
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Exclusive: Zynga Says Offers Were Just 10% Of Revenues
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Electronista:
Microsoft roadmap puts Windows 8 in 2012
Discussion: Maximum PC
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google To Shut Down GrandCentral Website
 

 
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