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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Interview With Mark Zuckerberg On The “Facebook Phone”  —  Over the weekend I wrote an article about Facebook's mobile plans, particularly that they are working on a branded mobile phone.  Facebook said the story was innacurate, despite CNET, Alley Insider and others writing independent stories confirming …
Dave / Master of 500 Hats:
Fire in The Valley, Fire in My Belly... and Yes, Mike, I Have Stopped Beating My Wife.  —  So i've been debating whether to write this post all day.  —  Unfortunately i probably have more balls than sense, but it drives me f**king insane to see some bulls**t superangel conspiracy theory …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Angelgate EXCLUSIVE: BIN38′s Super Angel Menu And More  —  Apparently my boss crashed a picnic the other night and may or may not have exposed a meeting of the Silicon Valley Joy Luck Club, or something.  I really don't know what actually happened because I've been asleep for two days …
Fred / A VC:
Collusion  —  Mike Arrington posted about a secret meeting of angels and super angels in San Francisco the other night.  In the post he suggests that they are colluding to keep valuations down, terms intact, and traditional venture capital firms, such as ours, out of their deals.
Jon Callaghan / Early Stage Capital:
Founders Come First  —  The last two weeks have seen incredible ink …
Ji Lee / The Official Google Blog:
One place to find everything new from Google  —  If it seems to you like every day Google releases a new product or feature, well, it seems like that to us too.  The central place we tell you about most of these is through the official Google Blog Network, where you'll find more than 100 blogs covering …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Suppliers say Apple will build first batch of CDMA iPhones in December  —  Apple is expected to build its first 3 million Verizon-compatible CDMA iPhones in December 2010, contacts in the company's overseas supply chain reportedly indicated.  —  Analyst Jeffrey Fidacaro with Susquehanna Financial Group …
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Java Creator James Gosling: Why I Quit Oracle  —  In an exclusive interview with eWEEK, Java creator James Gosling discusses a series of issues he earlier declined to take public, including why he left Oracle.  —  SAN FRANCISCO - When James Gosling led the team that created the Java language and platform …
Discussion: Oracle, Techie Buzz and CIOInsight
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Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Oracle Growth Plans Worry Rivals and Customers  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Each year, Oracle's presence looms over this city for a week, during the company's Open World customer conference.  About 41,000 people arrived this week to discuss business software in fine detail and talk over beers.
Amy Coopes / Agence France Presse:
Australian 17-year-old takes blame for Twitter chaos  —  SYDNEY — A 17-year-old Australian schoolboy said on Wednesday he unwittingly caused a massive hacker attack on Twitter which sent users to Japanese porn sites and took out the White House press secretary's feed.
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Twitter ‘antibodies’ help kill worm, says researcher
Discussion: Computerworld, Guardian and Neowin.net
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft Launches A New Loyalty Program: Bing Rewards  —  Prior Microsoft search loyalty programs, SearchPerks and Cashback, were retired.  But maybe the third time's the charm: today Microsoft is rolling out Bing Rewards Preview (beta).  It's a credit card or airline-style loyalty program …
Michael Oliveira / Globe and Mail:
Netflix apologizes for using actors to meet press at Canadian launch  —  Video-streaming website Netflix Inc. NFLX-Q closed down a Toronto street Wednesday and attracted dozens of onlookers for a splashy launch to promote its highly anticipated foray into Canada.  —  MORE RELATED TO THIS STORY
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Apple Reverses Another Stance, Allows Ringtone Makers Into The App Store  —  You know, it's starting to look like that set of App Store Review Guidelines Apple published recently might actually... mean something.  Just 8 days after the guidelines went live, Apple blew all kinds of minds …
Discussion: SlashGear and ringtonia.com
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Sued for the Sale of Video Programming on iTunes  —  A private New Jersey Corporation by the name of Multi-Format Inc., has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in the Northern District of Illinois East District Court.  The lawsuit appears to be concerning the sale …
Reuters:
NBCU CEO unlikely to join Apple 99-cent rentals  —  (Reuters) - NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker said on Wednesday his company is not likely to follow rivals to make its TV shows available for Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) new 99-cent rental service unveiled earlier this month.
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Michael Dell teases new 7-inch Android tablet, says Streak to land in Best Buy next month (update: pic)  —  Oh Michael, such a teaser you are.  Word has it that the head honcho of Dell Inc. has just pulled out yet another Android tablet from his pocket, only this time it's a 7-inch whopper.
Danny Goodwin / Search Engine Watch:
Google's Schmidt to Colbert: Comment About Kids Changing Their Identity ‘Was a Joke’  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt was on “The Colbert Report” for a “Google Chat” last night.  As Stephen would say, “At least that's what it said when I looked it up on Bing.”  —  Colbert and Schmidt discussed data mining …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Chris Wilson trades his Microsoft Web-platform hat for a Google one  —  A long-time member of Microsoft's Internet Explorer team, Chris Wilson, has left Microsoft and is joining Google in November.  —  Wilson's move is more than “yet another Microsoft guy goes Google.”
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Zynga Moves 1 Petabyte Of Data Daily; Adds 1,000 Servers A Week  —  We all know that social gaming giant Zynga is one of the fastest growing tech companies of all time and has turned games like FarmVille into a mainstream phenomenon.  And via international expansion and deals with Facebook and Google …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft does an about-face; offers free Security Essentials suite to small businesses  —  In an about-face, Microsoft is now planning to offer its free Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) antivirus/antimalware suite to small businesses, and not just consumers.
Ry Crozier / iTnews:
US hunters shoot down Google fibre  —  Repairers forced to ski in to Oregon back woods.  —  Google has revealed that aerial fibre links to its data centre in Oregon were “regularly” shot down by hunters, forcing the company to put its cables underground.  —  The search and advertising …
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Apple's iAd for Developers is a (sometimes expensive) work in progress, app makers say  —  Apple's advertising program for mobile developers, which lets app makers market their wares to iPhone and iPod Touch owners, may have something in common with Mac computers.
Discussion: MacRumors, iClarified and Appolicious Advisor, Thanks:atul
Paul Carton / InvestorPlace:
New Burst of Momentum for Google Android OS  —  ChangeWave's latest corporate spending survey shows there is at least one big winner in the business smart phone market this quarter - the Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android Operating System.  —  When we asked respondents which mobile operating system …
Royal Pingdom:
Is the Web heading toward redirect hell?  —  Google is doing it.  Facebook is doing it.  Yahoo is doing it.  Microsoft is doing it.  And soon Twitter will be doing it.  —  We're talking about the apparent need of every web service out there to add intermediate steps to sample what we click …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Forbes and CNET News, Thanks:atul
Tim Carmody / Gadget Lab:
Writer for iPad Aims For Focus, Beauty, Simplicity  —  In design and intent, the iPad is a focus-producing machine.  Nearly the entire device is a screen, and every application consumes the entire screen.  Information Architects' new Writer app brings that same hyperfocused aesthetic to word-processing.
Steven Bertoni / Money Talks:
Facebook's Zuckerberg Now Richer Than Apple's Steve Jobs  —  Just 5 years after founding Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is worth more than Apple's iconic chief Steve Jobs.  —  Image via CrunchBase  —  This year, Zuckerberg, 26, added $4.9 billion to his fortune-vaulting to #35 on the Forbes 400 with an estimated fortune of $6.9 billion.
Leon Neyfakh / New York Observer:
Programming for Dummies: Dissastisfied, Some Wall Street Technologists Flee for Start-Up Life … “I mean, no one was being held with a gun to their head and forced to work at Morgan Stanley,” said Andrew Montalenti.  “It was a very good job by any objective measure.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Mark Zuckerberg navigates the tightrope between gamers and non-gamers (video)  —  Facebook had a very Solomon-like dilemma over its social network.  Should it cater to gamers, who account for a huge portion of the traffic and revenue for the company's social network?
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Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple's Flash Packager move had ‘muted’ effect - Adobe CEO  —  Apple's recent move to allow applications developed using Adobe's Flash Packager for iPhone tool for CS5 has had some effect, but only a “muted” one, claimed Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen during that company's Q3 financial call.
 
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Shayndi Raice / Digits:
Verizon to Launch VCast on Android, Compete Against Google
Discussion: Inquirer and jkOnTheRun
CircleID:
Domain Name Registrations Reaching 200 Million World Wide
Discussion: NASDAQ Community Home
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Ads for Applications Now Show Which Friends Use That App
Discussion: All Facebook
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
USC's Android air pollution app takes a crowd-sourced approach to cleaner skies
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Intel's upgradable processor: good sense or utter catastrophe?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Beware the $31.47 iPad  —  Apple has stepped up production …
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines Blog:
Salesforce: Chatter 2 upgrade to offer more tools, target more users
Discussion: BetaNews and internetnews.com, Thanks:mentha
Mandy Stadtmiller / New York Post:
Jesse Eisenberg doesn't just play Zuckerberg in ‘Network’ …
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Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Canada ends probe of Facebook's sharing of data
Pui-Wing Tam / Wall Street Journal:
Web Start-Up Values Soar
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Google News turns 8 amid news industry in flux
Discussion: Google News Blog and Guardian
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Now that the Recession Officially Ended....Whatever Happened to that Other Shoe?
Discussion: Redfin Corporate Blog
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
TripIt's Pro Plan Now Pays For Itself, Will Track Flight Itineraries For Price Drops
Discussion: TechStartups.com, Thanks:waldrich
Kevin Fox / fox @ fury:
The first step to fixing the Android Marketplace has nothing …
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