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7:05 PM ET, October 13, 2010

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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Bing, Now With Extra Facebook: See What Your Friends Like & People Search Results  —  At long last, Facebook's social data is coming to search in a big way.  Bing is now making use of it to show new “Liked By Your Friends” matches and Facebook-powered people search results.
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Bing / Search Blog:
Bing Gets More Social with Facebook  —  As you read in Satya's post, today we announced a significant expansion of our partnership with Facebook, where Bing will provide much more personalized experiences to you by allowing you to bring your Facebook friends into your search experience.
Satya Nadella / Bing Community:
New Signals in Search: The Bing Social Layer  —  The technology search engines employ to retrieve that needle in the information haystack is staggering and humbling; it's one of the things that get us fired up to come to work at Bing every day.  —  Today we announced an exciting expansion to our long-term partnership with Facebook.
Matt Rosoff / Silicon Alley Insider:
Suddenly, Bing Has What Google Doesn't: Data From 500 Million Facebook Users  —  The Smart Decisions series is supported by Mercedes-Benz.  —  Bing will incorporate users' social data from Facebook to improve the personal relevance of your search results starting today.
Discussion: Tech Report
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Microsoft's Facebook stake: Maybe not so crazy
Discussion: ClickZ and MSDN Blogs
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
Apple holding ‘Back to the Mac’ event on October 20  —  This just in: Apple will be holding a media event titled “Back to the Mac” on October 20.  The invitation seems to indicate that the focus of the meeting will be on/around Mac OS X 10.7 — maybe to be called “Lion”? — and the Mac.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
With Their Own QR Code Trick, Bit.ly Eats Google's Balls  —  Back in April, Google added a very nifty feature to their URL shortener, goo.gl.  If you simply add “.qr” to any shortened URL, you will be taken to a page with a QR code for that URL.  If you scan that image with a QR code reader …
Discussion: bit.ly blog and Techie Buzz
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Apple Patents Anti-Sexting Device  —  Today the US Patent and Trademark Office approved a patent Apple filed in 2008, which, get this, prevents users from sending or receiving “objectionable” text messages.  The patent's official title?  “Text-based communication control for personal communication device” …
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John C. Dvorak / PC Magazine:
Apple's Anti-Sexting Patent Is Misleading
Discussion: PC World
David Benoit / Wall Street Journal:
Zuckerberg's Residence at Issue in Facebook Suit  —  Lawyers for a man who claims he is entitled to 84% of Facebook Inc. argued Wednesday that the social-networking site's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, lives a transient life out of a duffel bag.  —  In a hearing in a federal courthouse in Buffalo …
Discussion: All Facebook
Carolyn Penner / Twitter Blog:
#100%  —  As of today, everyone who uses Twitter now has access to the new Twitter.  Whether you're just signing up today or you've been a user for years, this new experience is finally real for everyone - all 160 million of you - and in six languages to boot.
Shashi Seth / Yahoo! Search Blog:
Shedding Light on Search Statistics  —  There's no doubt that the Search landscape is changing dramatically.  However, there are many different perspectives about how it is changing and what those changes mean to advertisers, investors, and ultimately to consumers.
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Microsoft announces Windows Phone 7 sync software for Macs due this year  —  Even though we kind of saw this coming, it's still nice to hear.  Microsoft has gone and done the (nearly) unthinkable, announcing this evening plans for a Mac compatible sync client for its soon-to-be-launched Windows Phone 7 devices.
Wall Street Journal:
AOL, Private-Equity Firms Explore Bid for Yahoo  —  AOL Inc. and several private equity firms are exploring the possibility of buying Yahoo Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.  —  Silver Lake Partners and Blackstone Group LP are among the firms that have expressed interest …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:   Yahoo's Stock Acts Like It's In Play (Because It Kind of Is)
Toby Padilla / TweetDeck's posterous:
Android TweetDeck 1.0: Ready for Market  —  It's been a crazy couple months here at TweetDeck.  We announced our public beta of Android TweetDeck on August 12th and since then we've done 11 releases, crushed millions of bugs and listened to a tonne of feedback.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Wins Three Colossal Multi-Touch Related Patents  —  The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 18 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today.  In this first report, we focus on one of the most important technologies that are empowering Apple's smart device revolution: Multi-Touch.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Worldwide Q3 PC Shipments Up 7.6%; Below Gartner's Forecast  —  Global PC shipments increased 7.6% in the third quarter, Gartner reports, well below the research firm's previous forecast of 12.7%.  —  In a statement, Gartner analyst Mikako Kitagawa said that “the major inhibitor” …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Target next in line to sell Apple's iPhone, following Sam's Club  —  Discount chain Target will be the next major American third-party retailer to team up with Apple to promote the iPhone, AppleInsider has been told.  —  Target  —  According to people familiar with the matter …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
CarWoo unveils a better way to buy a car  —  As the influence of the Internet creeps into more and more of our lives, the car-buying process is one of the few areas that remains untouched — at least, that's what Tommy McClung, cofounder and chief executive of CarWoo, argues.
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
AT&T, Verizon May Have to Warn Mobile-Phone Users Topping Limits  —  Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc. and smaller competitors may have to start alerting mobile-phone subscribers who are about to exceed their monthly limits and trigger higher service charges, a U.S. regulator said.
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
I Like to Dislike!  Facebook Introduces Comment Voting, Threads  —  For those of you tirelessly campaigning for a dislike button, it looks like it's arrived, at least in some format.  Facebook has upgraded its comments plugin and now allows users to up- and down-vote other comments …
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon's Android Success Augurs Well for Its iPhone  —  Verizon Wireless's embrace of Google Inc.'s Android operating system did more than provide the carrier with devices to compete with the iPhone.  It also gave the company experience dealing with the data hogs who can hobble a wireless network.
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Kills “Clear Chat History” Feature, Users Go Crazy  —  When Facebook pushed out their chat upgrades recently, they also killed of a feature that some people found to be extremely useful: “Clear Chat History”.  The feature protected users who were concerned about others looking …
Discussion: TechCrunch and msnbc.com
AppleInsider:
Apple shares crack $300 en-route to new all-time high  —  Apple stock rose roughly 1% in pre-marketed trading Wednesday to a new all-time high, surpassing the $300 milestone for the first time in the company's history.  —  Shares of the Mac and iPhone maker have been on a tear in recent weeks …
 
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Pete Hartwell / Mashable!:
How a Physically Aware Internet will Change the World
Andrew Berg / Wireless Week:
Nuance Traces Swype's Path with White-Label Solution
Discussion: mocoNews and Know Your Cell
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
LinkedIn Launches Labs Site, It's Ok
Discussion: The LinkedIn Blog
Ash Rust / The Official Klout Blog:
Do you have Facebook Klout?  —  Today I'm excited to announce …
Discussion: GigaOM and TechCrunch
Steve McClellan / Adweek:
NBC, Google Abort TV Ad-Sales Pact
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Moritz's Provocative Claim: Silicon Valley Needs Just $400M a Year
Chris Kanaracus / Computerworld:
Oracle pledges support for OpenOffice.org
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Big media wants more piracy busting from Google
Discussion: The Next Web and PlagiarismToday
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Beyond LinkedIn: 7 Degrees' visual, open social graph as business tool
Discussion: TechCrunch
eMarketer:
Email Still Tops Facebook for Keeping in Touch
Matthew Scott / DailyFinance:
FourSquare Co-Founder: Credit Card Links and More User Rewards Likely
Discussion: MediaPost and Internet2Go
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