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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
Giving You More Control  —  The biggest problem in social networking is helping you easily interact with your friends and share information in lots of different contexts.  —  For example, you might want to share photos from a family vacation with just your family, send a video from a party …
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Daniel Chai / Facebook Blog:
New Groups: Stay Closer to Groups of People in Your Life  —  Facebook has always been a great place to share information with your friends and keep up with what they're doing.  What hasn't been as easy is sharing information with small groups of people.  —  My wife and I take tons of pictures …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Facebook Now Allows You To “Download Your Information”  —  Whoah.  Until now there hasn't been a way to download info off of Facebook, but at today's Facebook event in Palo Alto, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a feature that allows users to port their data from Facebook in a .zip file …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
What did Facebook really just announce?  —  Today, Facebook rolled out what's arguably one of the most complicated product updates it's made in its short history, a series of new features and revamps to existing ones that aren't directly connected to one another, but which have a central aim …
Discussion: ClickZ and TechCrunch
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Live From Today's Special Facebook Event  —  Watch live streaming video from facebookinnovations at livestream.com  —  I'm at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, where the social network has invited dozens of press to witness the launch of... something.  We've learned about at least …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Facebook's Zuckerberg: Yep, we were in lockdown
Discussion: TechCrunch, paidContent and PC World
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Facebook Launches A Dashboard For Your Connected Apps
Discussion: Inside Facebook
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Making Verizon-Ready iPhone by Year End  —  Apple Inc. plans to begin mass producing a new iPhone by the end of 2010 that would allow Verizon Wireless to sell the smartphone early next year, said people briefed by Apple.  —  The new iPhone would be similar in design to the iPhone 4 currently sold …
Verizon:
Verizon Launches 4G LTE In 38 Major Metropolitan Areas By The End Of The Year  —  Verizon underscored its rapid deployment of the world's first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network today from the CTIA Enterprise & Applications™ 2010 conference.
Violet / techyum:
Official: vb.ly Link Shortener Seized by Libyan Government  —  It's official: the Libyan government has seized vb.ly.  This was done with no warning.  Despite the fact that vb.ly was a one-page link-shortening service, Nic.ly (the registry for .ly domain reseller registrar Libyan Spider) …
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Trouble In Clever Domain Land: Bit.ly And Others Risk Losing Theirs Swift.ly
Discussion: The Next Web, Gizmodo and Gawker
Patrick Altoft / Blogstorm:
Google starts showing full page previews in search results  —  Google is today testing a major new layout to their search results - full page previews of the target site and blue backgrounds behind the search results when you hover over them.  Click the image below for a full size version.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Logitech Revue with Google TV details: $299; free iOS, Android apps, accessories are extra  —  Logitech's big Google TV reveal is still ongoing, but the product page is live and allowing for preorders of the $299 package ($179 if you're on Dish Network) set to ship by the end of this month.
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Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
HP to launch new webOS phones in early 2011  —  (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co will introduce smartphones in early 2011 using the webOS software it acquired through its $1.2 billion Palm buy earlier this year, a senior company official said on Wednesday.  —  “You will see us coming early next year …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Nice Hobby!  Apple TV Reportedly Selling Out In Many Stores  —  It's nice if you can make a little money with your hobby, don't you think?  —  Apple (AAPL) seems to have a modest hit on its hands with the new Apple TV box.  JMP Research analyst Alex Gauna writes this morning that the device …
Erik Sherman / Wired In Blog| BNET:
Patent Makes Facebook Super Mayor of Mobile Location Networking  —  Early into a technology it is often possible to nail down broad patents that will make competitors weep.  Facebook may have done just that with location-based social networking.  A patent issued yesterday has broad claims …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Fan John Gruber: Windows Phone 7 “Really Nice” And Better Than Android  —  Hey, maybe Microsoft isn't screwed when it comes to mobile, after all.  —  Windows Phone 7, its forthcoming mobile phone platform, just got a rave review from Daring Fireball's John Gruber …
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Is your private phone number on Facebook?  Probably.  And so are your friends'  —  Uploads from iPhones using the Facebook app will push all your contacts onto Facebook's servers - where they'll be matched against any and everyone.  Worried at all?  Update: Or how about a random Facebooker's number?
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Facebook does better than Twitter lists (they don't enforce a power law)  —  I've already built a half-dozen groups on my Facebook profile (groups is a new feature that Facebook announced this morning).  In my experience they are Twitter lists done right.  —  Twitter lists always had a lot of promise.
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Oliver Chiang / SelectStart:
Facebook's Fundamental Flaw, And Why Its New Groups Misses The Mark
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Google, PayPal Set on Android Deal  —  Google has finally enlisted eBay's PayPal service and is preparing to launch the payment system on its Android Market later this month.  More on GOOG HP to Launch WebOS Phones in 2011RIM's Business Niche Under AttackGoogle TV Is the Start of Something Big …
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Twitter is not for sale says new CEO Dick Costolo  —  Dick Costolo, the newly appointed chief executive of Twitter, has told The Telegraph that he has no plans to sell the site, despite his record of selling start-ups to big players.  —  Costolo, prior to joining Twitter …
Discussion: MediaPost and TechCrunch
AppleInsider:
Apple's MacBook Air supply dries up as rumors of new 11.6-inch model persist  —  Exclusive: Supplies of Apple's MacBook Air have dried up throughout the company's indirect sales channels, fueling rumors that a significant makeover to the lightweight notebooks is fast approaching.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
T-Mobile's Passes prepaid data plans leak out  —  We've been saying prepaid data plans are going to be the next big wave in mobile, and it looks like T-Mobile's getting on board — we were just sent this employee training sheet detailing the upcoming Passes plans.
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
W3C: Hold off on deploying HTML5 in websites  —  Despite the hype, the HTML5 specification isn't yet ready due to interoperability issues, a W3C official says  —  HTML5, which updates the HTML specification to accommodate modern Web applications, has gained a lot of adherents in vendors like Microsoft, Google, and Apple.
Discussion: TiPb
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech:
New Screen Breakthrough Combines Best of Tablet and eReader Screen Tech  —  Screen should start to come to market in 3-years for some applications  —  When it comes to portable computing and reading on devices like tablets and eReaders there are two screen types in use today.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Netflix Adds Another Studio: Sony Agrees to 28-Day DVD “Window”  —  More movement from Netflix as it transitions from discs to digital: A distribution deal with Sony that reduces its access to DVDs in exchange for lower fees and more rights to stream movies to your home.
Jason Magder / Montreal Gazette:
Quebec spammer must pay Facebook $1 billion  —  $200 U.S. each for 4,366,386 spam emails  —  More Images »  —  Montrealer Adam Guerbuez, dubbed The Facebook spammer, has been order to pay to pay $1,068,928,721,46, in Canadian funds which amounts to $100 U.S. in damages …
Discussion: CANOE, MediaPost, PC World and Gizmodo
 
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Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
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