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SquareTrade:
iPhone 4 glass breaking 82% more than iPhone 3gs - four months in  —  SquareTrade analyzed iPhone accidents for over 20,000 iPhone 4s covered by SquareTrade Care Plans and found a 82% increase in reported broken screens compared to the iPhone 3gs.  Highlights of the study include …
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo:
This Is Sony's $1400 Google TV-Powered Internet TV  —  We're live at Sony's Internet TV press conference, where we're seeing the “world's first HDTV powered by Google TV” (and its gnarly remote).  Updated live.  The Hardware  • The Sony Internet TV lineup will consist of four models: 24", 32", 40", and 46"
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Live from Sony's Google TV event  —  5:22PM Sony's really going with the swanky lounge vibe here — dim lighting, candles, lush downtempo electronica, cocktail waitresses.  We're also cuddling up on white leather couches instead of sitting in chairs, which is... interesting.
Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
Google TV products available this weekend
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:   Four Sony Internet TVs and Sony Internet Blu-ray player go Google TV
Amazon.com:
Kindle Singles, Which Can Be Twice the Length of a New Yorker Feature or as Much as a Few Chapters of a Typical Book, Coming Soon to the Kindle Store  —  Less than 10,000 words or more than 50,000: that is the choice writers have generally faced for more than a century—works either …
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Google Executive Marissa Mayer Takes New Role in Location, Local Services  —  Marissa Mayer, Google Inc.'s vice president of search products, is taking a new role overseeing location and local services.  —  Mayer, who joined in 1999 as the company's first female engineer …
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Why Windows Phone 7 Will Make Android Look Chaotic  —  Microsoft may be late to the game with a consumer-savvy phone OS, but Windows Phone 7 is aiming to do right a lot of what Google is doing wrong.  Based on what I saw during a visit to Microsoft's headquarters two weeks ago …
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Todd Brix / The Windows Blog:
Introducing App Hub for Windows Phone 7 & Indie Game Developers
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Seven new things to know about Windows Phone 7
Jake Brill / Facebook Blog:
More Ways to Stay Secure  —  Facebook provides a number of ways to help you protect yourself and your account, and today we are announcing new features to help make your experience on Facebook more secure.  —  First, we're launching one-time passwords to make it safer to use public computers in places like hotels, cafes or airports.
Adam Huda / The Official Posterous Posterous:
Introducing Posterous for the iPhone: The Only Sharing App You Need  —  Effortless sharing from your iPhone has arrived with the new Posterous iPhone app.  If you are looking for a fun and simple way to update friends and family while you're on-the-go, the Posterous iPhone app is for you.
Matt Williams / Digg Blog:
Greetings from the new CEO  —  I'd like to use this opportunity to introduce myself.  I'm Matt Williams, Digg's new CEO.  It's certainly been an eventful first month on the job.  As many of you know, the launch of Digg v4 didn't go smoothly, and we're deeply sorry that we disappointed our Digg community in the process.
Toby Padilla / TweetDeck's posterous:
Android Ecosystem Infoporn Overload  —  As we bring our initial Android TweetDeck beta period to a close, we wanted to quickly reflect on the Android ecosystem and what might be considered extreme fragmentation.  To date we've had 36,427 active beta testers and below you can see the massive variety …
Discussion: Eurodroid
Josh Fruhlinger / InfoWorld:
Oracle-IBM pact cuts Android off at the knees  —  Larry Ellison's latest move could seriously undermine Android, no matter how Oracle's courtroom battles with Google turn out.  —  If you have only a passing interest in Java development, you probably didn't think of much of yesterday's announcement …
Intel:
Intel Reports First $11 Billion Revenue Quarter  —  Intel Corporation today reported that third-quarter revenue exceeded $11 billion for the first time, up 18 percent year-over-year to $11.1 billion.  The company reported operating income of $4.1 billion, net income of $3.0 billion and EPS of 52 cents.
Andru Edwards / Gear Live:
Amazon iPhone app now supports barcode scanning for price comparison  —  Amazon just updated their Amazon Mobile app for iPhone to now include barcode scanning.  Basically, while you are out and about shopping, you can use your iPhone to scan the barcode of whatever you are thinking of buying …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Making sense of Google's seemingly kooky concepts  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In its self-proclaimed drive to make the world a better place, Google has immersed itself in far more than Internet search and online ads.  But driverless cars and a wind energy farm in the Atlantic Ocean?
AppleInsider:
Bloomberg to profile Steve Jobs in one-hour TV special this Thursday  —  Apple chief executive Steve Jobs will be the subject of a TV special that will air on Bloomberg television this week, tracing the Silicon Valley superstar from his days as a college dropout through his leadership role …
Discussion: MacRumors Page 2, 9 to 5 Mac, TiPb and TUAW
Wolfgang Gruener / ConceivablyTech:
Microsoft Patents GPU-Accelerated Video Encoding  —  Microsoft has been granted a key patent that defines one of the primary uses of graphics processors in the future: Video encoding.  —  Since the dawn of GPU-accelerated computing in the consumer space, it has been video encoding …
Discussion: Ubergizmo, Crave, VizWorld.com and WinBeta
Wall Street Journal:
Indian Firms in Talks to Sell iPhone  —  MUMBAI—Two Indian telecom operators are in talks with Apple Inc. to launch an iPhone in India based on the code division multiple access technology in a bid to tap the growing smartphone market in one of the world's fastest-growing mobile markets, people familiar with the matter said.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Radical change coming to Net addresses (FAQ)  —  Come 2012, confused camera customers might be able to point their browsers to a Web address that looks very different from what's available today: support.canon.  —  That's because the organization in charge of such names …
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans:
Sony Opens Up Google TV Developer Registration Ahead of Today's Unveiling  —  We're just hours away from Sony's big Google TV unveiling where we expect they'll announce four initial models with the platform embedded (ranging from 24 to 46-inch models.)  Sony's getting a little head start …
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Twitter Events Now a Priority; Is the Hashtag Dead?  —  Twitter Events, an event-specific grouping of tweets, is going to be a priority now that Evan Williams has chosen to focus on product strategy, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said on the sidelines of an event Monday night in San Francisco.
Owen Thomas / VentureBeat:
Ex-Googler Douglas Merrill takes on payday lenders with ZestCash  —  At Google, Douglas Merrill helped launch Google into the online-payments business with Google Checkout.  Now he's looking to help people afford to shop online — or anywhere, for that matter — with a new short-term lending …
Discussion: TechCrunch and GigaOM
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Removes AirPlay From Youtube App In Latest iOS Beta  —  It seems like something's going on around the “AirPlay button working everywhere” so many people were excited about: specifically, we just noticed Apple removed AirPlay support in the native Youtube app on iOS 4.2 Beta 3.
Tim Carmody / Gadget Lab:
Instapaper Inventor Links Inattentive Reading to Information Obesity  —  Marco Arment created Instapaper, a tool that strips clutter from online articles and saves them for later reading, because he couldn't concentrate at his desk.  As the former chief technology officer for Tumblr …
 
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Jon Brodkin / Computerworld:
Microsoft: New virtualization software will boost Windows 7 upgrades
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog
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Dump the Satellite: Man Uses Kite to Take Aerial Pics for Google Maps
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Ari Levy / Bloomberg:
Pandora Chases Drive-Time Radio After Capturing Mobile Market