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Blake Ross / Facebook Blog:
Searching for Answers?  Ask Facebook Questions  —  Millions of people ask their friends questions on Facebook every day.  What new music should I listen to?  Where's the best sushi place in town?  How do I learn to play the piano?  —  Today we're introducing Facebook Questions …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook Q&A Service ‘Questions’ Begins Rolling Out, Could Be Massive  —  Facebook's worst-kept secret is finally ready for its closeup: the company is starting to roll out Facebook Questions, a Q&A service that allows users to poll all of Facebook.  Facebook has been inviting users to apply …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Time Inc.'s iPad Problem Is Trouble for Every Magazine Publisher  —  Time Inc. likes to show off its iPad apps as a symbol of the company's future.  But inside the publisher, the digital editions have become a source of hair-pulling frustration.  —  That's because the magazine giant …
Amir Efrati / Digits:
Eric Schmidt on Google's Next Tricks  —  Google has long been cast by Wall Street analysts and some tech executives as a “one-trick pony” because it earns nearly all revenue from one source-online ads.  When asked for his response to that, Schmidt said in an interview: “I think that's probably true.”
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James Nixon / THINQ.co.uk:
100 million Facebook pages leaked on torrent site  —  Who forgot their security settings, then?  —  Facebook  —  Print Favourite Zoom Out Font Zoom In Font  —  A directory containing personal details about more than 100 million Facebook users has surfaced on an Internet file-sharing site.
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
“Leaked” data of 100M Facebook users came from public info
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Nicole Mordant / Reuters:
RIM seen unveiling “iPhone killer” next week  —  British Columbia (Reuters) - Shares of BlackBerry smartphone maker Research In Motion Ltd (RIM.TO) (RIMM.O) jumped early on Wednesday on speculation it is set to unveil a long-awaited touchscreen handset designed to battle Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) popular iPhone.
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Apple Grapples With White iPhone Light Leak  —  NEW YORK (TheStreet) — There is new light on Apple's(AAPL) white iPhone 4 delay mystery.  Apparently, the back light from the iPhone display screen is leaking out around the edges of the glass and seeping through the back of the white phone …
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Mark Zuckerberg's Age of Privacy Is Over  —  Mark Zuckerberg turned strangers' intimate moments into riches.  We turned the tables on the Facebook CEO, lurking outside his house, following him out with his girlfriend and pals, and to Chinese language lessons.  America's youngest billionaire got the paparazzi treatment.
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Apple Probes Complaints About iOS4 on iPhone 3G  —  Apple is investigating reports that the latest iPhone operating system causes problems for users of the iPhone 3G, after a series of complaints on Apple support forums and technology blogs.  Apple is aware of the reports and is looking into the matter, a spokeswoman told Digits.
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Develops a Facebook Rival  —  Google Inc. is in talks with several makers of popular online games as it seeks to develop a broader social-networking service that could compete with Facebook Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.  —  Google has been in discussions …
Apple:
Apple Updates Safari 5  —  Users Can Add New Features Through Extensions  —  Apple® today released Safari® 5.0.1, turning on Safari Extensions and introducing the Safari Extensions Gallery.  Apple introduced extensions support in Safari 5 in June so developers could begin creating extensions …
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Kellex / Droid Life:
New DROID X Ad Takes Another Shot at Apple  —  Another full page Droid X ad is hitting newspapers tomorrow and it takes a wonderful shot at the i*hone and its ridiculous free bumper giveaway...  Apple, we're laughing at you again.  —  If you missed the last one, check it here.  —  Via: Motorola Facebook
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Best Buy to offer free invisibleSHIELD 4fix to aggravated iPhone 4 owners  —  It's hard to say for certain what exactly this flyer means, but it sure looks as if at least some iPhone 4 owners will be able to snatch a free invisibleSHIELD 4fix (valued at $9.99 or so) from their local Best Buy.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Facebook-Backer DST May Go Public Next Year  —  Will Facebook backer Digital Sky Technologies go public before Facebook?  The Russian internet investment group, which has accumulated a five percent stake in the social network, has hired Goldman Sachs, along with two other investment firms …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Blekko: New Search Engine Lets You “Spin” The Web  —  Did you think the search engine wars had devolved into a fight between only Google and Bing?  Think again.  New challenger Blekko is stepping into the fray, opening to limited beta testing today.  It offers a compelling way to …
Discussion: Web X.0
Brenna Ehrlich / Mashable!:
Is Google Watching You?  New Plugin Will Let You Know [APPS]  —  Another rad browser plugin called Google Alarm hit the Internets this week, which alerts you every time your personal info is sent to Google's servers.  How?  Via notifications, a running tally of dangerous sites and, naturally, a super annoying, vuvuzela-like alarm.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Begins User Streams Testing.  Realtime Tech Should Help Ease API Strain  —  For some time now, Twitter has been working on a new API: the Twitter Streaming API.  The idea behind it is to allow third-party Twitter clients to receive continuous tweet updates in realtime.
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Why the Facebook-Amazon.com integration is bigger than you think  —  Facebook and Amazon.com partnered Tuesday in what could be one of the social network's most important integrations yet.  Amazon.com now offers a personalized page, where consumers can see product recommendations influenced by friends and their own tastes.
Discussion: Softpedia News, Pocket-lint and Bits
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook To Pay $10 Million Cash For Hot Potato, Says Source  —  We broke the news yesterday on Facebook's most recent acquisition - social activity service Hot Potato.  Like most of Facebook's acquisitions, this deal looks to be mostly about getting a great team of engineers on board, not about the product.
Tzvi Friedman / Neowin.net:
Microsoft Street Slide: Street view will never be the same  —  Microsoft researchers have developed a tool to enhance the current street view functionality of Bing Streetside.  In a typical street view implementation, a sense of “being there” is accomplished by putting photos side by side …
Fred Vogelstein / Epicenter:
Letter From Silicon Valley: Doing the Math on Android vs. Apple  —  If you live in the Silicon Valley echo chamber, nothing has been hotter lately than the Android/iPhone smackdown.  —  It's been an amazing year so far for Apple.  It introduced the iPad and a new iPhone …
Mac Mojo:
Office for Mac 2011 Behind-the-Scenes: Conversations, Templates and more!  —  Today we have the first in a series of behind-the-scenes looks at Office for Mac 2011.  And who better to show the new tools and features than the people who created them.  We want to introduce Eric Schuchman …
 
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Guy Suing For Ownership Of Facebook Was Once Convicted For Magic Mushrooms
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Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine:
No Personal Info in Google Wi-Fi Data, U.K. Group Says
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Venture Capitalists See Tough Road Ahead
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India ‘warns BlackBerry over security threat’
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