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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
The PlayStation Phone  —  It's hard to believe that what we're looking at is real — but we assure you, the picture above is in fact the PlayStation Phone you've long been waiting for.  As we reported back in August, the device you see is headed into the market soon, likely boasting Android 3.0 …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sony's PlayStation Phone strategy takes shape as prototype picture leaks out
Gabriel Madway / Reuters:
Apple delays white iPhone until next spring  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Tuesday that it would delay release of its eagerly anticipated white iPhone again, this time until next spring.  The latest version of the popular handset, the iPhone 4, was released in June, but the white model …
Bloomberg:
News Corp. Reboots MySpace in Quest to Recapture Young Crowd  —  News Corp.'s MySpace is introducing a new website design with a focus on younger users in a drive to stem subscriber losses and distinguish itself from Facebook, the biggest social network.  —  Starting today …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
The My-Fill-In-the-Space Reset Is Here, As Struggling Social Network Morphs Into Entertainment Hub  —  Empty bracket or no empty bracket: Will it work?  —  That's pretty much the big question at News Corp. tonight, as its much beleaguered social networking site, Myspace, rolls out a new beta version aimed at shifting its fortunes.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Here's the Public Google Doc With All Of MySpace's Traffic Analytics
Charlotte McEleny / New Media Age:   Is music last hope for MySpace?
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
Nook Color: Barnes & Noble's Full-Color Tablet With Apps, Mags and Books for $250  —  Barnes & Noble's touchscreen Nook Color—a reading-centric, 7-inch Android tablet with full color books, magazines, newspapers and apps is well, surprisingly good.  It might be the best Android tablet yet, even.
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Barnes & Noble:
NOOKcolor: The Ultimate Reading Experience
James McQuivey / paidContent:
What The Nook Color Means For Amazon, Sony
Discussion: Engadget, Mashable!, GigaOM and VentureBeat
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Nice Knowing You, Nook
Discussion: Shiny Objects
Kakul Srivastava / Yodel Anecdotal:
Yahoo! Gets Even ‘Beta’ with New Email Experience  —  For hundreds of millions of people around the world, email is a critical part of their online communications, connecting them to the people who matter most to them.  With that in mind, we are rolling out Yahoo! Mail Beta — a faster …
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Mike Curtis / YDN Blog:
Yahoo! Mail Beta technology update  —  Today we're thrilled to launch Yahoo! Mail Beta.  The site represents one of the most ambitious Web client technology efforts we've undertaken at Yahoo!.  I'm happy to have the opportunity to give a behind-the-scenes peek at some of the tech behind it.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How Spotify Almost Sold To Google For $1 Billion, Plus New Apple Rumors  —  “Apple, Inc. (AAPL) in negotiations to acquire Spotify,” read the tip that came in yesterday via email from an anonymous source.  Most tips are just outright false, but we dug into this one a little bit.
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Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Spotify says no acquisition talks with Apple
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
MacBook Air review (late 2010)  —  The MacBook Air has never exactly been a simple product to review.  Since the laptop's launch back in the heady days of 2008, we've always considered it a niche, high-end product and much less a mainstream system.  Originally, the wafer-thin …
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James Galbraith / Macworld:
Lab report: MacBook Air benchmark results  —  There's a lot to like in Apple's latest version of the MacBook Air, such as the smaller size, longer battery life and faster flash storage.  Still, I was disappointed that the new MacBook Air uses the aging Core 2 Duo processor.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Goodbye, MacBook Pro. The New MacBook Air Is That Good.
Discussion: Cult of Mac, Macworld and Shiny Objects
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Video Tops P2P Filesharing Traffic: Cisco  —  Content providers may have finally found a way to battle off peer-to-peer file sharing: by making their content easily available online.  That's one possible takeaway from Cisco's latest Visual Networking Index, which found that video now accounts …
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent Still Dominates Global Internet Traffic  —  A new Internet traffic trends report released by the Canadian broadband management company Sandvine reveals that global P2P traffic is expanding, with BitTorrent as the key player.  In North America, more than half of all upstream traffic …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Digg's Big 30 Percent Drop  —  It's been a difficult couple of months for Digg.  The crowdsourced news site pushed out a major new design at the end of August which met with a lot of criticism and broken axles.  There was literally a user revolt and things deteriorated so rapidly that earlier …
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Steve Dinneen / City A.M.:
Google and Carphone in mobile deal  —  THE SECOND Google-branded mobile phone will hit the UK in time for Christmas through an exclusive deal with Carphone Warehouse, City A.M. has learned.  —  Its predecessor, the Nexus One, is the flagship device for the search giant …
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Kevin Krause / phandroid:
Nexus Two Launching Alongside Gingerbread in Time for the Holidays?
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The Creepiest TV Moments of Google's CEO  —  Eric Schmidt is a thoughtful speaker with impeccable educational credentials.  But the Google CEO's been a creepy, arrogant-sounding disaster in the press lately, especially on television.  Today he issued a retraction.  Here are the lowlights of how this came about.
Eli Hodapp / Touch Arcade:
‘iDOS’ - A Full Featured Universal DOS Emulator That Somehow Got Approved [UPDATE: Windows Installed on iPad; Pulled but Available on Cydia]  —  Ever since Apple eased up their App Store approval guidelines, all kinds of crazy things have been getting released like the fabled GV Mobile+ …
 
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
PayPal Announces Android Market Payment Support, Quickly Pulls It
Discussion: SlashPhone, Go Rumors and AndroidGuys, Thanks:robinwauters
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Outlook 2011 uses Webkit to render HTML
Discussion: Microsoft
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Richard Huff / NY Daily News:
Taped call by Fox employee to Cablevision nets suggestions …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
LimeWire Gives Up the Ghost, Shuts Down P2P Filesharing Client
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Hits 300 Employees As The Search For A New Office Continues
Discussion: Download Squad and VentureBeat