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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Android Chief Andy Rubin Sends His First Tweet — And It's Aimed At Steve Jobs  —  Well would you look at that.  Earlier today, Apple CEO Steve Jobs went on a bit of a tirade against Google and Android in particular.  And you know that couldn't have made Android chief Andy Rubin too happy.
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Jim Balsillie / Inside BlackBerry:
RIM Responds to Apple's ‘Distortion Field’  —  For those of us who live outside of Apple's distortion field, we know that 7" tablets will actually be a big portion of the market and we know that Adobe Flash support actually matters to customers who want a real web experience.
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
What is Steve Jobs so afraid of?  —  There's a saying that the more you have, the more you fear losing it.  —  Apple's CEO made a surprise appearance during yesterday's fiscal 2010 fourth quarter earnings call.  Jobs said he couldn't resist participating, given Apple's record $20.34 billion revenue.
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Jobs speaks! The complete transcript
Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Office 365  —  New cloud service brings together Office, SharePoint, Exchange and Lync for organizations of all sizes.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced Microsoft Office 365, the company's next generation in cloud productivity that brings together Microsoft Office …
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Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft to offer hosted version of Office  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Aiming to bolster its hosted software for businesses, Microsoft announced on Tuesday it is adding the Office Web Apps to its collection of hosted software for business.  As expected, the company also rebranded the product.
Ina Fried / CNET News:   Making sense of Microsoft's subscription Office plan
Roger Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Wireless to Offer $15 Data Plan  —  Verizon Wireless plans to introduce a less expensive, but restricted, data plan for smartphone customers next week, according to a person familiar with the matter, in a move that follows AT&T Inc.'s own capped offerings.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Verizon's tiered data plans hitting October 28, smartphones still …
Jay Sullivan / The Mozilla Blog:
Prototype of an Open Web App Ecosystem  —  The open Web is a great platform for rich applications.  It would be even better if it had additional capabilities to ease discovery, acquisition, installation and use of apps, while also enabling monetization for developers.
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
HP introduces feature-packed webOS 2.0  —  webOS is moving up to version 2.0 and bringing along with it a whole host of new features sure to please even the most jaded of webOS users.  There's the stuff that we've already covered: card-grouping Stacks, enhanced and more capable Just Type …
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
webOS 2.0 review
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo 3Q Earnings Slides: The Good, the Bad and the Revenue Ugly
Biz Stone / The Atlantic Online:
Exclusive: Biz Stone on Twitter and Activism  —  The New Yorker recently published a thoughtfully written article by Malcolm Gladwell titled, “Small Change: Why The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted.”  Citing research done by Stanford sociologist Doug McAdam, Mr. Gladwell compares …
Horace Dediu / asymco:
60 percent of Apple's sales are from products that did not exist three years ago  —  This chart speaks for itself.  Note the bottom two bands and the proportion of the total that they make up.  —  Also note the seasonality with the holiday spikes.  This last quarter is not a holiday quarter.
Discussion: MacStories, SlashGear and Fortune
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Engineer samples of Android 3.0-loaded tablet PCs to be ready in December  —  Google has recently notified its partners that the Android 3.0 operating system (OS) will soon be completed with the related tablet PC engineer samples set to show up in December, according to sources from notebook players.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel investing up to $8B in new U.S. factories, creating thousands of jobs  —  Intel said it wil invest $6 billion to $8 billion on its new chip factories in a move that will create thousands of construction and engineering jobs.  —  The world's biggest chip maker said it will create 6,000 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
What If Google's Social Layer Is Chrome?  What If Facebook Builds A Browser?  —  Since being wrestled back from Microsoft's death grip, the web browser has thrived thanks to its openness.  All of the popular browsers beyond IE — Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera — are either based on open-source …
Discussion: Computerworld, Thanks:mmoorejones
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Chrome Web Store to Be Launched Soon?  —  Google Chrome's extension gallery started to display the price for each extension, which suggests that Chrome Web Store is going to be launched soon.  All the extensions uploaded to the gallery can be installed for free, but web apps won't necessarily be free.
Lauren Goode / Digits:
App Watch: Checking In at the Ballgame  —  Sports leagues are betting big on the potential growth of location-based applications, services that allow users to “check in” from their smartphones and tell people where they are.  —  The National Basketball Association's digital arm, NBA Digital …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Symbian Foundation's Head Lee Williams Resigns After Two Years On The Job  —  The Symbian Foundation confirmed that Lee M. Williams has stepped down from his position as Executive Director for personal reasons.  The Board of Directors appointed Tim Holbrow, formerly the Symbian Foundation's CFO …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
A Newspaper Pay Wall Goes Up-And So Do Visitor Numbers  —  The New York Times is getting ready to roll out a “metered model” pay wall in January, and plenty of people fret that the paper will see its audience disappear when the (porous) gates go up.  Here's a counterargument: The Telegram & Gazette.
Royal Pingdom:
How Google dominates the Web  —  Google began strictly as a search company, and it's still their bread and butter.  However, as the company has grown, it's spread its tentacles like a giant octopus out to most parts of the Web.  A benevolent giant octopus, providing lots of highly useful services, but a giant nonetheless.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Loopt Feeling Right At Home With Facebook Places, Adds Deep Integration  —  When Facebook launched Places, their entry into the location space, the headlines made it seem as if every startup player in the field was about to go extinct.  Obviously, that didn't happen.
CBC News:
Google breached Canada's privacy laws  —  Google Street View cars breached Canadian privacy laws by inappropriately collecting personal information through a “careless error,” the federal privacy commissioner has found.  —  “Our investigation shows that Google did capture personal information …
Reuters:
Dead Sea scrolls going digital on Internet  —  (Reuters) - Scholars and anyone with an Internet connection will be able to take a new look into the Biblical past through an online archive of high-resolution images of the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls.  —  Israel Antiquities Authority …
Discussion: DeviceMAG, Ars Technica and BaltTech
Philipp Weis / Docs Blog:
Drag and drop images in documents  —  When writing a document, it often helps to augment text with images and diagrams.  Google documents already has three ways to add images: you can choose them from your hard-drive, add them by URL, and you can find them using Google Image Search.
Discussion: The Next Web
 
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