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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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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
TweetDeck Founder To Steve Jobs: Developing For Fragmented Android Isn't Bad  —  On Apple's earnings call, CEO Steve Jobs used popular Twitter client TweetDeck to make a point about Android's fragmentation.  —  “Twitter client, Twitter Deck [sic], recently launched their app for Android.
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Steve Jobs's Epic 5-Minute Anti-Google Rant  —  In a surprise, Steve Jobs joined Apple's Q3 earnings call today.  —  He used his time to rip into Google.  —  A sample:  — “Many Android OEMs install proprietary user-interfaces to differentiate themselves from the commodity Android experience.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Apple And Google: The Activation Pissing Match Continues
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.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Verizon's tiered data plans hitting October 28, smartphones still getting unlimited option?  —  We'd told you back in July that Verizon would migrate away from unlimited data and toward a tiered model very quickly; turns out it wasn't quite as quickly as we'd thought, but as Ivan Seidenberg said last month, it's still going down.
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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.
Discussion: SiliconANGLE
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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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Has $51 Billion and a Shopping List.  Is Facebook On It?  —  Steve Jobs made a rare appearance during today's Apple's earnings call and spent most of his time beating up his rivals, past and present.  Summary: The iPhone has left Research in Motion's BlackBerry in the dust.
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AppleInsider:
Steve Jobs squashes rumors of smaller, 7-inch iPad from Apple
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.
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
Does Microsoft really need a chief software architect?  —  Ray Ozzie announced yesterday that he plans to step down as Microsoft's Chief Software Architect, after five years at the company.  —  The question for Microsoft now is not “Can Ozzie can be replaced?”
Discussion: Mini-Microsoft and Bink.nu
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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: SlashGear, Fortune and MacStories
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Technology & …, Thanks:jaredbkeller
Boy Genius Report:
Next Apple iPhone (Verizon model) hits “AP” field test stage, iPhone 5 hits “EVT” stage?  —  One of our solid Apple sources has just let us know some pretty interesting (and exciting) information surrounding Apple's upcoming iPhone devices.  For starters, we have been told that iPhone model 3,2 …
Peter O'Dowd / NPR:
The Business Of Burying Internet Search Results … The Internet can be a hostile place, with powerful companies paying handsome sums to hide negative content in Google search results or any quest for information that might hurt their bottom line.  Unseen battles are waged every day to protect and destroy brands and reputations.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and BaltTech
Tom Krazit / Relevant Results:
How Google tested Google Instant  —  Google's John Boyd (standing) and LaDawn Jentzch, user experience researchers at Google, explain to CNET's Tom Krazit how Google's usability lab works, as seen from the observation room.  —  (Credit: James Martin/CNET)  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft delivers Windows Embedded Automotive 7  —  Another day, another Microsoft product with “7″ in its name launches.  —  On October 19, Microsoft unveiled Windows Embedded Automotive 7, the latest version of its Embedded Automotive platform.  —  Windows Embedded Automotive 7 …
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans:
[Exclusive] First Android Gingerbread Details  —  We've heard countless reports that it's out there.  We know it's still in development and we know some Googlers have it loaded onto their Nexus Ones.  I'm talking about the Android Gingerbread update, of course, and we can finally bring …
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
Google to end contracts with 7 ad agents  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc said on Tuesday its termination of contracts with seven large Chinese advertising resellers goes into effect on Oct 27.  —  Google, which faced many operational hurdles since its high profile tussle with Beijing earlier this year …
Riley McDermid / VentureBeat:
Former Zynga exec lands at VC firm Maveron  —  Andrew Trader, an early team member of red-hot gaming startup Zynga, is now joining venture capital firm Maveron, the company told VentureBeat late Monday.  —  Trader, known as “A.T.”, built and managed all business operations at Zynga …
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
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
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Unvarnished Has More Money and a New Name: Honestly  —  Unvarnished, a startup that launched earlier this year as a way of allowing users to provide anonymous feedback on co-workers and colleagues, has closed a new round of financing and come out of invite-only beta mode with a new name.
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.
Discussion: CNET News and VentureBeat
 
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