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1:30 PM ET, October 18, 2010


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Wall Street Journal:
Facebook in Privacy Breach  —  Top-Ranked Applications Transmit Personal IDs, a Journal Investigation Finds  —  Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed the F8 developer conference this spring.  —  Many of the most popular applications, or “apps,” on the social-networking site Facebook Inc …
Jeremy Lizt / Rapleaf:   Referrer URLs and Privacy Risks
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:   Facebook Faces Suit Over Earlier Breach
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
New MacBook Air Has a Bigger Battery, Sharper Case [Independent Confirmation]  —  Apple's new MacBook Air will be thinner, lighter and boxier than the current model.  Mockup exclusively for by Dan Draper.  —  On Wednesday, Steve Jobs will likely introduce a redesigned 13.3-inch MacBook Air …
Rajat Mukherjee / Google Enterprise Blog:
The new Google Search Appliance - a bridge to the cloud  —  In the last year, businesses have started using cloud-based applications from Google and other technology providers at an accelerated rate.  While many organizations still have information that resides in on-premise systems …
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Determined to Crack the Social Code  —  Google has been stunningly adept at devising computer algorithms to help people search the Internet.  But when it comes to building features for social networking, the company has been much less effective.  —  And changing that is one of the company's biggest business challenges these days.
Discussion: At Your Servers and Stowe Boyd
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Europe's Trademark Office Confirms iPad's New Landscape Design  —  This week the European Trademarks and Designs Registration Office confirmed that one of Apple's new iPad designs is displaying an extra left side 30 pin connector to allow it to dock in landscape mode under application 001222905-0001.
Matt Phillips / MarketBeat:
Apple Earnings: The Preview  —  It's A-Day.  —  That's right, pretty much everbody's favorite stock, Apple, reports after the close today.  Here's a round-up of the prognostications we've been reading from the army of analysts following a stock that continues to have an amazing run.
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
On Apple and Its (Enviable) Problems
Discussion: PC World and
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sprint promises WiMAX in NYC on November 1, LA on December 1, and San Francisco a few weeks later  —  The fact that Sprint and Clearwire have teamed up to deliver WiMAX to New York, LA, and San Francisco isn't news.  In fact, we've already seen the networks light up in operational readiness modes …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Netflix on Wii drops the clunky disc requirement, starts streaming through Wii Menu  —  It's not just the PS3 that will be doing its Netflix streaming disc-free from today: the Wii is joining in the fun as well!  Americans and Canadians alike will be able to download and install Netflix …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel, Microsoft, and the curious case of the iPad  —  “That tablet thing?  Yeah, we'll get back to you on that.”  That's a crude but fairly accurate encapsulation of the attitude Microsoft, Intel, and Advanced Micro Devices have toward the iPad and the tablet market in general.  —  Why the cavalier attitude?
Discussion: Daring Fireball and 9 to 5 Mac
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Exclusive Video: New Stoli Ads Feature Twitter Co-Founder in Hot Biz-on-Biz Action  —  Biz Stone is the star of the latest Stolichnaya vodka campaign.  Here's a first-look.  —  Would you have a drink with you?  That's the tagline for Stolichnaya Vodka, which, in a new series of ads …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
IPv4 Space Shrinks To 5% - Final Addresses To Be Issued In Early 2011  —  The Number Resource Organization, the coordinating mechanism for the five Regional Internet Registries or RIRs, this morning announced that less than 5% of the world's IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4) addresses remain unallocated.
Discussion: Market Wire, ZDNet and Computerworld
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Lawsuit forces HyperMac to cease sale of Apple-patented charging cables  —  Computer accessory maker HyperMac has announced that it will cease the sale of patented MagSafe MacBook charging cables on Nov. 2, 2010, in response to a lawsuit from Apple.  —  Sanho, the parent company of HyperMac …
Softpedia News:
Adobe Reader X Lands on Android, WP7, Blackberry Tablet OS  —  Today, leading software giant Adobe Systems Incorporated announced the launch of the Adobe Acrobat X software family (Acrobat X, Reader X, the Acrobat X Suite and new document exchange services) for professionals looking to come up with higher quality content.
Josh Kosman / New York Post:
EMC in exclusive talks to buy Isilon  —  Tweet  —  EMC Corp. is in exclusive talks to buy computer-storage company Isilon for more than $2 billion, The Post has learned.  —  “The deal will be done this year,” a source close to the situation said.  —  It's the latest big deal in the tech world …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
A Renewed Mark Zuckerberg  —  If you've seen Mark Zuckerberg speak at some point over the past few weeks, you've probably noticed something different about him.  It's not that he's just more charismatic, but for the first time it appears as though he feels comfortable in his own body while speaking on stage.
Discussion: Stowe Boyd
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Discussion: Bloomberg
Boy Genius Report:
Sprint makes BlackBerry Style 9670 official, October 31st release for $99
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Even Under New Captain, Yahoo Seems Adrift
Discussion: BoomTown and Screenwerk
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