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11:55 AM ET, October 27, 2010

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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
Discussion: SlashGear, Android and Me and winrumors
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?
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 …
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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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Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Video Tops P2P Filesharing Traffic: Cisco  —  Content providers may have finally found a way to battle 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
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
With a Big Push From Apple, HTML5 Video Wins the Web (But Not Completely)  —  Remember the big Apple vs. everyone else video format war from last spring?  When Apple was pushing the HTML5 standard it wanted to use for video on the iPhone and iPad, instead of Adobe's Flash?
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Tab hitting T-Mobile USA on November 10th, $400 on contract  —  America's number four carrier just landed a launch date for Samsung's Froyo-based Galaxy Tab, and sure enough, it'll be trotting out into the spotlight a full 24 hours before Verizon Wireless and four whole days prior to Sprint.
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 …
Discussion: Macworld
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Tris Hussey / The Next Web:
How To: Avoid Getting Fleeced By Firesheep  —  Over the last 24 hours the world has been abuzz with talk about a small Firefox extension.  Usually Firefox extensions don't make headlines, but in this case one did.  Why?  This extension is called Firesheep, and it's scary.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Acer tablet PC line launching on November 23rd, priced from $299 to $699  —  Not much more to tell you that you didn't already pick up from the headline.  Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci told Dow Jones Newswire that it will be launching its first line of tablet PCs in New York City on November 23rd, priced from $299 to $699 each.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Those Bits Aren't Free: Netflix Could Be Racking Up a $2 Billion Content Tab  —  Investors are cheering on Netflix as it moves from DVDs to streaming video, and keeps adding customers along the way.  But “digital” doesn't equal “cheap” for Reed Hastings' company.  In fact, the online move has cost Netflix at least $1.2 billion.
Discussion: SAI
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Hiring: Microsoft stays cautious as Google, Amazon ramp back up  —  Despite adding a net total more than 500 jobs in the Seattle region in the September quarter, Microsoft's overall worldwide employment dipped slightly, to 88,414 people, according to the latest numbers from the company …
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
Foxconn and Compal contracted for 5-6 Palm devices in 2011 [rumor]  —  While the Palm Pre 2 might be eliciting less-than-impressed responses from Palm fans, we can't help but wonder what Palm might come out with next.  It's all but assumed that the Pre 2 was the phone Palm had in the pipeline …
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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Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
UberCab's Masterstroke: Forgoing Buy-In from San Francisco Officials  —  Uber didn't see it coming, but this week, the startup - whose iPhone application connects its users with on-demand rides from third-party limo drivers - became an overnight sensation whose business is now poised to explode.
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Search Ads Now Fully Powered By Microsoft adCenter  —  The Yahoo to Microsoft adCenter search ad transition in the U.S. and Canada is now complete.  Both Microsoft and Yahoo confirmed the transition is now complete.  —  Yahoo said: … From now on, to manage the ads displayed on Yahoo US or Canada …
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Oracle CEO claims can prove wrongdoing by new HP CEO  —  BOSTON (Reuters) - Oracle Corp Chief Executive Larry Ellison said he has proof that Hewlett-Packard Co's incoming CEO oversaw a scheme to steal Oracle's software by rival SAP AG.  —  SAP has admitted in court documents that it stole Oracle's software.
 
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DSLreports:
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Arn / MacRumors:
256GB SSD Upgrades for New MacBook Air Announced
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Engadget and DailyTech
Bloomberg:
Gemalto Sues Google, HTC, Samsung Over Java Technology
Discussion: ZDNet
Vlad Bobleanta / Download Squad:
Google Docs gets new chart editor and some new chart types
 Earlier Items: 
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Digg's Big 30 Percent Drop
Tim Carmody / Gadget Lab:
Western Digital's TV Live Hub Is the Anti-Apple TV
Discussion: Gearlog
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The Creepiest TV Moments of Google's CEO
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Outlook 2011 uses Webkit to render HTML
Philip Constantinou / Evernote Blogcast:
Evernote 4 for Windows is here!
Discussion: Tim Anderson's ITWriting, Thanks:maguay
Steve Dinneen / City A.M.:
Google and Carphone in mobile deal