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3:45 PM 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 …
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
iPhone 5 Will Enable Ambitious Remote Computing Program - Source [Exclusive]  —  We've received a tip about an unexpected application for the NFC chip Apple is expected to build into the iPhone 5.  —  Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connection technology that would turn …
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 …
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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.
Matt Graves / Twitter Blog:
Promoted Tweets: Testing in the Timeline  —  When we launched Promoted Tweets in April, we outlined our plan for gradually rolling them out in all of the places people experience Twitter: first in search on Twitter.com, later in search through our partners, and eventually in the user timeline.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Twitter's In-Stream Targeted Tweet Ads Begin Today In HootSuite
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Twitter Begins Publishing Ads in Users' Streams
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:edmundlee
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Google Sues The US Government For Only Considering Microsoft Solutions  —  Eric Goldman alerts us to the interesting bit of news that Google has sued the US government — specifically the Department of the Interior, for not seriously considering Google Apps when it put out a Request for Quotation (RFQ) to handle its messaging needs.
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.
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Tab review  —  The story of the Galaxy Tab has been quite a saga, to say the least.  In fact, it was actually back in May that we first heard rumblings of Samsung's plans to unleash a 7-inch Android tablet much like its Galaxy S phones, but it was only after months of painful teasing …
Dick Craddock / The Windows Blog:
Use Hotmail features without changing your email address  —  If you've been reading this blog for the last few months, you've seen lots of new features added to Hotmail that make Hotmail more efficient, like Sweep or the ability to send up to 10GB of photos in one message.
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: Signal to Noise and broadstuff, Thanks:davemcclure
Google Code Blog:
Introducing the Google APIs Console and our latest API updates  —  After a busy year of creating, curating, and re-organizing our APIs, we're pleased to share that: We're announcing the Google APIs console, a new tool to help you use our APIs in your applications and on your websites.
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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Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
Blekko's SEO Tools: What Information Do They Provide?  —  The new search engine Blekko just launched, and it's making SEO-related data that it has found during its crawling and indexing of the web available for all sites.  Just what does it include and how useful is it?  —  Accessing SEO Data
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Blekko, The “Slashtag” Search Engine, Goes Live
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Reddit head leaves Conde Nast for Hipmunk  —  Christopher Slowe, a five-year veteran of Reddit who has been in charge of the Conde Nast-owned social news site since the departure of its founders Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian last year, announced on Monday that he's leaving his post.
Discussion: SAI
Agence France Presse:
Amazon's 3G Kindle leaps ‘Great Firewall of China’  —  HONG KONG — Amazon's Kindle 3G e-reader is being snapped up on China's grey market as it has an extra special advantage for customers — it automatically leaps the so-called “Great Firewall” of state web censorship.
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.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Investigating Issue With Monster Headphones  —  Apple is reportedly investigating an issue with a number of Monster-branded headphones designed to use Apple's Remote and Mic technology.  According to photo screenshots of an internal Apple service bulletin, headphones included …
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 …
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: Switched and 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
 
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