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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 …
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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Mayer to Location: Big.  —  Today I was in a meeting with a number of consultants to a very large technology company.  Their job: market research, essentially.  They called to ask me my thoughts on the media and technology world, in particular as it might play out in the next five or so years.
Discussion: Mashable! and broadstuff
S.K. Neff / Politically Illustrated:
Google's Marissa Mayer Resigns Ahead of Bing Redesign  —  WASHINGTON (Politically Illustrated) - Google's Marissa Mayer, vice president of search product and user experience, might be cute, but she has failed to transform Google's search product into a streamline product like Bing.
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Sony's GoogleTV lineup: $400-$1,400  —  At a press event in New York today, Sony is showing off its lineup of GoogleTV products, including a Blu-ray player and Wi-Fi TVs with the Google software built in.  —  I'm not there but am watching the live coverage and company releases.
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Sam Biddle / Gizmodo:
How It Feels to Use Sony's First Google TV  —  Sony's Internet TVs are here, and we are live at their debut with hands on.  So how does it feel to use the world's first Google TV-powered HDTV?  —  The Keypad Is Comfortable and Difficult  —  Okay, we'll admit, I thought this was a monstrosity.
Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
Google TV products available this weekend
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” …
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.
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 …
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.
Michael Hirschorn / The Atlantic Online:
Truth Lies Here  —  How can Americans talk to one another—let alone engage in political debate—when the Web allows every side to invent its own facts?  —  THIS PAST AUGUST, the left-leaning San Francisco-based Web site AlterNet posted a remarkable scoop: members of a group calling itself …
Matthew Scott / DailyFinance:
FourSquare Co-Founder: Credit Card Links and More User Rewards Likely  —  Dennis Crowley, co-founder of social networking website FourSquare, says businesses may soon offer consumers the option to link their credit card to their favorite social networking website, or the opportunity to earn …
Discussion: Internet2Go
Erica Naone / Technology Review:
Microsoft's 3-D Strategy  —  Microsoft's Craig Mundie describes how the company's vision of 3-D gaming could extend to all computer interactions.  —  Microsoft has joined the wave of companies betting that 3-D is the next big thing for computing.  At a recent talk at MIT …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Conduct Unbecoming A Public Company Board Of Directors  —  One thing you have to respect about Yahoo's board of directors - no matter how much the press criticizes them for making painfully awful strategic decisions, they keep their chin up and at least maintain some level of basic decorum.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Can Digg Apologize Its Way Back to Popularity?  —  It's hard not to feel sorry for new Digg CEO Matt Williams.  The poor guy has only been on the job for a little over a month, after replacing founder Kevin Rose as chief executive in August, and his first major appearance is on a blog post …
Discussion: The Next Web
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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 …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
People With Cell Phones, The FCC Has Your Back  —  The Federal Communications Commission may be struggling in its attempts to create real network neutrality rules, but it's having better luck with pushing consumer-friendly reforms in the wireless business.  Tomorrow, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski plans …
Jun Yang / Bloomberg:
Apple Summoned by Korea Lawmakers Over IPhone Queries  —  Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. was summoned by South Korean lawmakers to answer questions about the company's iPhone- service policy amid complaints from local users, parliamentary officials said.  —  Farrel Farhoudi …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
By The Numbers: Seed Funding is The New Black  —  If Angelgate didn't prove it, then the following data will — there is a tinge of mania when it come to early and seed stage funding.  The latest data from CB Insights, a market research firm that tracks the venture capital industry …
Paul Thurrott / Windows Phone Secrets:
Windows Phone 7 and removable storage  —  So, there's been some confusion around Windows Phone 7 and its support of removable/expandable storage.  As is so often the case, this confusion comes from Microsoft: The company told me specifically (and repeatedly) that the OS would not support this.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Kleiner Perkins Harvests Over $100 Million From Ngmoco Acquisition  —  It's a good day for ngmoco, which was just acquired by Japan's DeNA for up to $400 million.  But it's also a good day for ngmoco's first investor, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.  In one deal they've completely paid off …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel CEO praises iPad, throws down gauntlet  —  Intel's chief executive Paul Otellini took a minute at the start of today's earnings conference call to praise Apple's iPad, but said Intel has every intention of ultimately winning the category.  —  Intel executives have made many statements …
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 …
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 …
Amazon.com:
Amazon to Launch “Kindle Singles”— Compelling Ideas Expressed at Their Natural Length  —  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 had to be short enough for a magazine article or long enough to deliver the …
eMarketer:
Email Still Tops Facebook for Keeping in Touch  —  Only 18- to 24-year-olds use the social networking site more than email for passing items on  —  Content-sharing has become a staple of internet usage for most online adults.  Research from Chadwick Martin Bailey found that three-quarters …
 
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Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon's Android Success Augurs Well for Its iPhone
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Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
FEC Hands Down Wobbly Opinion on Google Political Ads
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Ning Everywhere Debuts With Third-Party Extensions, Mobile Apps And More
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
First i/o Ventures Demo Day Ever: Apps, Marketplaces And Facebook Oh My!
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Pui-Wing Tam / Digits:
The Tough Terms of Selling a Tech Company
David Kaplan / mocoNews:
Condé Nast Study Concludes iPad Is Not A Mobile Device (At Least Not Now)
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Jennifer Lynch / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
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Making sense of Google's seemingly kooky concepts
Owen Thomas / VentureBeat:
Ex-Googler Douglas Merrill takes on payday lenders with ZestCash
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Bing And Facebook Making Search Announcement Tomorrow
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