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3:05 PM ET, October 22, 2010

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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
A Tour Of How Networks Have Blocked Google TV  —  After less than a week since its release, three of America's largest television networks have started blocking Google TV.  Sort of.  While ABC and CBS keep Google TV viewers out, as does Hulu, NBC actually still seems to let them in.
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Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Google in talks to unblock access to TV websites  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc is actively negotiating with three television networks that have blocked access to their websites on Google TV, a source familiar with the matter said.  —  Three of the biggest U.S. television broadcasters have blocked …
Andrew Baron / TechCrunch:   The Future Of TV Is HTML
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
CBS and NBC now back on GoogleTV?
Discussion: Engadget, Erictric and ZDNet
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Apple responds on missing Flash in new MacBook Airs, says get used to it  —  The other day, we reported on the fact that those tiny new MacBook Airs are shipping without a pre-installed version of Flash.  Based on Apple's recent, vocal anti-Flash opinions, we took it as a sign that the company …
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple Reaching for the Cloud With MacBook Air and N.C. Data Center  —  Steve Jobs says the MacBook Air is the future of the MacBook and the future of the notebook as well.  But if that's to be the case, the machine-and Apple's ecosystem-needs to evolve a bit more to appeal to that strata …
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MacBook Air 11" Model A1370 Teardown
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Click Here If You've Never Seen President Obama Sign An iPad Before  —  First thing you'll notice about this picture is how utterly relaxed the Barack Obama T-shirt sporting young man holding an iPad seems to be, compared to just about everyone in his immediate neighborhood.
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Sandra Gonzales / Mercury News:
President Obama meets with Apple's Steve Jobs, heads to Palo Alto fundraisers  —  On a West Coast swing to help embattled Democrats, President Barack Obama on Thursday stopped in the Bay Area for the one thing this high-powered region can provide: money.  —  Reports indicate the visit scored big …
Foursquare Blog:
One small step for man, one giant check-in for mankind  —  Part of the founding mission of NASA is to inspire the next generation of explorers.  While we're not exploring the solar system, our idea behind foursquare is actually pretty similar: we want to help people explore.
JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
Sorry, Windows Phone 7 app makers: the camera's off-limits  —  As developers decide whether and how to support Microsoft's nascent mobile OS, some have found that creating augmented reality and video chat apps isn't possible, at least for now.  —  For Microsoft (MSFT) …
Discussion: WPCentral.com
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Feature: Windows Phone 7: The Ars Review
Discussion: Bits, SAI and OSNews
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Looks Like Our Friends Over At GigaOm Just Raised Another $2.5 Million  —  Om Malik, well-respected journalist and founder of technology news blog network Giga Omni Media and its flagship blog GigaOm, broke the news about us being acquired by AOL about a month ago now.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Okay, We Got More Money  —  Well, this is what happens when you break news about your competitors getting acquired by AOL.  They get back at you by revealing news that you raised additional venture dollars while you are fast asleep.  I was planning to write about the fact that we received …
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
HP Slate 500 finally (finally!) official, rings up at $799  —  Nope, you're not dreaming, but feel free to pinch yourself, rub your eyes or take a cold shower!  You've read right — the HP Slate is finally official, and after all the teasing, back and forth, and (very recent) leaks …
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
R.I.P. Chatroulette: A Sad Tale of Missed Opportunity  —  Remember Chatroulette?  It's hard to believe that barely eight months ago the anonymous video chat site had everyone captivated.  Venture capitalists clamored to invest, journalists tripped over one another to profile—and now Chatroulette is dying, unused and unloved.
Arn / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs Comments on Apple's Java Discontinuation  —  Apple's announcement that they would be ceasing future development of their version of Java for the Mac has generated concern amongst Java developers.  Apple posted developer documentation Thursday stating that they would not be supporting Java for Mac OS X in the future:
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Microsoft puts PC game downloads in the browser  —  Microsoft wants to let PC gamers know it's still serious about delivering game software and is putting that idea to the test with a new system that places fewer roadblocks in the way of getting gamers connected to digital game downloads.
Zach Holman:
Facelette: On TechCrunch in Three Hours and $0  —  Yesterday, Apple announced FaceTime for Mac.  A couple hours later, I launched Facelette, which is basically like Chat Roulette for FaceTime.  Post your FaceTime ID, we'll hook you up with a stranger, and you eagerly FaceTime with them.
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog:
Apple Passes RIM In Global Smartphone Share  —  Despite Steve Job's obvious distaste for the company, Research in Motion (RIM) has long remained ahead of Apple in the global smartphone market.  Not any longer, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, which yesterday reported …
Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
Asustek and Garmin to break up in early 2011  —  Asustek Computer has decided to adjust its Garmin-Asus business operation after the dual-brand partnership contract with Garmin expires in January 2011, and will resume operation of its Asus-branded handset business, according to sources from Taiwan-based handset makers.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Pincus: In Five Years, Connections Will Be To Each Other, Not The Web; We'll Be Dial Tones  —  Today at Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto, CA, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins unveiled a new $250 million fund for investing in social applications, called “sFund”.
Discussion: NBC Bay Area and Victus Spiritus
Chris / cdixon.org:
Online privacy: what's at stake  —  It is widely believed that a flourishing democracy requires an independent, diverse, and financially solvent press.  With print newspapers set to disappear in the next few years, the future of quality journalism is highly uncertain.
Discussion: Adotas
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
SCVNGR Relaunches Apps As Location Wars Heat Up  —  SCVNGR, a location-based gaming service, has tried to differentiate itself from competitors like Foursquare, Booyah and Gowolla by emphasizing real-world challenges that players can do and create when they're out and about.
 
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Why Google Can't Count Results Properly
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