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11:50 AM ET, November 1, 2010

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Canalys:
Apple takes the lead in the US smart phone market with a 26% share  —  In Q3 2010, the worldwide smart phone market grew an impressive 95% over the same quarter a year ago to 80.9 million shipped units.  Nokia retained its leadership position, albeit by a diminished margin, with a 33% share of the market.
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Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Canalys: iPhone becomes most popular smartphone in the US, Android continues as most popular OS  —  The Canalys numbers are out, and with Android coming off an 886 percent jump reported at the end of the second quarter we were expecting something big.  So, here it is: Android …
Discussion: The Next Web
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
NPD: Android Surging, BlackBerry Falling, Apple Flat  —  Here's a chart pretty much guaranteed to get teeth grinding in Cupertino - new data from NPD showing Android extending its lead as America's most popular mobile operating system.  —  The consumer research group says that Google's software …
Discussion: Fortune, GigaOM and Electronista
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PRWeb:
The NPD Group: Android Extends its Smartphone Market Share in the Third Quarter of 2010  —  iPhone 4 was the top-selling mobile phone in the third quarter; RIM falls to third place among operating systems  —  Much of Android's quarterly share growth came at the expense of RIM, rather than Apple.
Discussion: Mobile Entertainment
Stephen Hutcheon / Sydney Morning Herald:
Why I quit Google to join Facebook: Lars Rasmussen  —  Lars Rasmussen, the Sydney-based co-founder of Google Maps has spoken publicly for the first time about why he quit his job and joined the growing band of high profile Googlers who have switched allegiances to Facebook.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google's Real Problem - GTD?  —  Google has made it a habit of making news for the wrong reasons!  Days after it reported a blockbuster quarter, the company's chief executive made some childish remarks about privacy.  —  And in past week or so, the company saw three well-known executives leave the company.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPhone DST bug causing alarms to fail across Europe (updated)  —  An iPhone bug already seen when Australia switched between Daylight Savings Time and Standard Time a few weeks ago has now hit Europe.  Twitter is alight with reports of recurring iPhone alarms going off an hour later than usual.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Blekko, The “Slashtag” Search Engine, Goes Live  —  Blekko, the long anticipated search engine founded by Rich Skrenta, has finally opened to the public.  The service offers an interesting way to “slash” or create specialty search engines for any topic, along with new features the company hopes will improve relevancy.
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Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
Blekko's SEO Tools: What Information Do They Provide?
Skrentablog:
Crowdsourcing search relevance
Discussion: Computerworld and CNN
Dave / Master of 500 Hats:
How to Take Down Facebook — Hint: It Ain't Twitter.  (aka: An Open Letter to the Next Big Social Network)  —  I've held off writing this post for a long time, because I couldn't quite get my head around all the issues.  It wouldn't be accurate to say there's something “wrong” with Facebook …
Discussion: broadstuff, Thanks:davemcclure
Emily B. Hager / New York Times:
IPad Opens World to a Disabled Boy  —  OWEN CAIN depends on a respirator and struggles to make even the slightest movements — he has had a debilitating motor-neuron disease since infancy.  —  Owen, 7, does not have the strength to maneuver a computer mouse, but when a nurse propped …
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Intel Grants Rare Access to Start-Up  —  Chip Giant Will Manufacture Achronix's Semiconductors Using Most Advanced Production Process  —  Intel Corp. has agreed to make chips for a semiconductor start-up, the first time the Silicon Valley giant has given another company access to its most advanced production processes.
Ben Hookway / VisionMobile :: blog:
The Android UI Dilemma: Unify or Differentiate?  —  [The UI of Android mobile devices is at the epicenter of a conflict between Google and the OEM struggle for differentiation.  Guest author Ben Hookway analyses why Google's UI strategy will be paramount to its proliferation as Android moves to multiple screens]
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
ViewSonic ViewPad 7 and 10 officially comin' to America  —  ViewSonic's heavy foray into the tablet market has been no secret, but we've been a bit uncertain as to where on the map its products would land.  Until now that is.  According to ViewSonic's American team, the company will be kicking off …
Wall Street Journal:
EBay Attempts to Clean Up the Clutter  —  Redesign This Week Uses Technological Overhaul to Organize Thousands of Listings  —  As eBay Inc. prepares for a critical holiday shopping season, the company this week plans to unveil new elements of an overhaul in how shoppers find and buy products on its Web site.
Discussion: AuctionBytes Blog
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Jayne O'Donnell / USA Today:
EBay makes it easier for friends, relatives to chip in for gifts
Discussion: Go Rumors
Steve Cheney / steve's blog:
The Sexy Details of How the iPad and MacBook Will Hook Up  —  During the “Back to the Mac” event two weeks ago, Steve Jobs made a particularly witty remark as he unveiled the MacBook Air, one that made the audience chuckle in laughter: … There is always a strategic intent with the things …
Discussion: TechCrunch and RazorianFly
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Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Apple's Next Macintosh OS
Discussion: Daring Fireball
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Browser momentum: Chrome has it, IE doesn't  —  Chrome sliced away another half a percentage point of usage share from rival browsers in October 2010.  —  For browser watchers, October was a continuation of previous trends: Internet Explorer lost share to Chrome while Firefox and Opera idled and Safari edged upward.
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
T-Mobile officially launches 200MB data plan, tethering plan  —  Following up on an exclusive from last week, T-Mobile has officially announced two new data offerings for its smartphone customers: a 200MB data plan and a tethering add-on.  —  The new, 200MB data plan option …
 
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Times of India:
No change to BlackBerry security architecture for India: RIM
Discussion: Softpedia News
Bloomberg:
Fortinet Said to Be Approached by IBM About Possible Takeover
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Search Dominates Social Networking For Product Discovery, Study Says
Discussion: Internet2Go
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
Suddenly, Everyone Wants to Be Groupon
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Anti-cyberbullying 101: soon required at your public school?
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
PayPal Beats Google Checkout To The Local Payments Market But Will It Work?
Thanks:rawmeet
Joshua Brustein / New York Times:
Nation's Political Pulse, Taken Using Net Chatter
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Who's suing whom: Apple vs. Motorola edition
Discussion: Digital Trends, iLounge and TG Daily
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
LimeWire Alternatives See Huge Increase in Downloads
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Techie Buzz
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Zuckerberg Vs. D'Angelo, ‘Before They Were Stars’ And ‘Where Are They Now?’
Ryan Spoon:
Must Read Quora Threads for Startups
Thanks:ryanspoon
Horace Dediu / asymco:
Making it up in volume?  How to view unit profitability vs. volume in handsets
Discussion: All About Symbian
Economist:
End of the silicon honeymoon
Discussion: Gizmodo
 

 
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