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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 …
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Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:   Rumor: iPhone 5 To Turn Any Mac Into Your Own Using NFC
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.
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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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Apple, Google Are Sniffing Around Mobile Payments Startup BOKU  —  Both Apple and Google are engaged in conversations with mobile payments startup BOKU about a potential acquisition or a wide-reaching partnership at the very least, we've heard from people familiar with the talks, which are ongoing.
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.
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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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 …
Cade Metz / The Register:
First official HTML5 tests topped by...Microsoft  —  Memo to Redmond: CSS ain't HTML  —  The Worldwide Web Consortium has released the results of its first HTML5 conformance tests, and according to this initial rundown, the browser that most closely adheres to the latest set of web standards is...Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Did Apple pay big bucks in iAds settlement?  —  A trademark lawsuit filed against Apple by a Web advertising firm over the term “iAds” was quietly settled in July.  —  No one has disclosed exactly how the case was resolved but Apple now owns the “iAds” trademark, and last week …
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.
Bob Muglia / The Silverlight Blog:
PDC and Silverlight  —  [This blog post is from Bob Muglia, President of the Server and Tools Division at Microsoft]  —  Last week, we held our PDC conference on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash. We also streamed it online using Silverlight (with both live and on-demand sessions).
Drew / Fark Blog:
Jon Stewart to Reddit: you don't matter  —  Backstory: Reddit has been pushing support for the Stewart/Colbert rally since its inception, possibly since before its inception.  —  At the Rally For Sanity press conference on Saturday, Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit …
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.
Henry Blodget / SAI:
Sorry, Blekko Is Doomed  —  A new search-engine called Blekko just launched.  It's the latest in a long line of companies to try to leapfrog Google by providing “better” search results.  —  Specifically, in Blekko's case, the company is using human input into algorithmic results to screen …
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Apple Releases iOS 4.2 Gold Master To Developers  —  Good news folks, Apple just released the pre-final version of iOS 4.2 to members of the Apple developer program. iOS 4.2 Gold Master, or GM as it's called, is normally the exact version that Apple will be shipping hopefully very soon to the public.
Reuters:
Skype IPO to take stage in 2011: sources  —  (Reuters) - Skype is moving forward on an initial public offering of up to $1 billion, but investors will have to wait until next year before it prices, said several people close to the situation.  —  Despite investor expectations that an IPO …
Discussion: The Next Web
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Target to Carry iPhone Beginning November 7th  —  Retail store chain Target today announced that it will begin carrying the iPhone as of November 7th in its 846 stores that offer Target Mobile centers.  Target will carry both the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS, and will offer quick, on-the-spot activation.
Larry Dignan / SmartPlanet:
GM's Volt: 10 million lines of code  —  General Motors' Volt—the electric car that could redefine the company—is about to hit the road and now details about its engineering innards are starting to emerge.  —  Make no mistake about it.  The Volt is more software and code than anything else.
Discussion: CNET News and TechCrunch, Thanks:editorialiste
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.
James Temple / SFGate:
Salesforce.com planning huge Mission Bay headquarters  —  Salesforce.com, one of San Francisco's largest and fastest growing technology companies, plans to announce today that it will build an enormous new headquarters at Mission Bay.  —  The online sales software company …
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Inside the Google Books Algorithm  —  Google is famous for the brilliance of its algorithm for searching web pages.  While the company looks at dozens of factors in determining which results to display, the heart of the search engine is using links between pages to rank their relevancy.
Discussion: The Next Web and Switched
Katherine Noyes / PC World:
88 High-Risk Defects Found in Android Kernel  —  This is the story of a cloud and its silver lining.  —  First, the cloud: Numerous programming flaws in the Android kernel include 88 high-risk defects that could leave users' sensitive information exposed, analysis firm Coverity announced today.
Discussion: internetnews.com
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google Showing Related Brands, Stores & Types In Results  —  Google has been testing a form of related or search refinements for brand searches for several months now.  But now I am seeing a new refinement that adds Stores and Types to the Brand refinement.  —  I was able to replicate it for the search [diamonds] and [cameras].
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Investigating Issue With Monster Headphones [Updated]  —  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 …
Steve Myers / Poynter Online:
Washington Post Sponsors Trending Topic on Twitter for Election Day  —  It's a pretty safe bet that the election will be a hot topic on Twitter on Tuesday, and The Washington Post plans to capitalize on users' interest by sponsoring an election-related trending topic.
 
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Marc Champion / Wall Street Journal:
Google Reposts Barred Turkish Videos
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Citysearch Lays Off Editorial Employees, Less Than 3% Of Staff
Discussion: VentureBeat
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook and Twitter Will Try to Mobilize Millions of Voters Tomorrow
Discussion: Twitter Blog and GigaOM
David W. Martin / Cult of Mac:
Video Problems & Kernel Panics Reported By Early MacBook Air Adopters
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Fortinet: We're not in talks with IBM
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
comScore: Q3 E-Commerce Spending Up 9 Percent To $32 Billion
Discussion: PR Newswire and Tech Trader Daily
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
WordPress.com Goes Vertical: Launches Food Blog Aggregator
 Earlier Items: 
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's AdMob Integration Is “Just Not Going Great”
Discussion: MediaPost, Pulse2 and GMSV
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Amazon Slashes AWS S3 Prices Up To 19%
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
LimeWire Laid Off 30 Percent Of Staff Following Shutdown
Discussion: SiliconANGLE
Guy Raeber / BLogitech:
Logitech's Latest Innovation: a Wireless Keyboard Powered by Light
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Disney, Warner Win $400k Case Against Firm With Ads on Pirate Sites …
Discussion: The Register
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPhone DST bug causing alarms to fail across Europe (updated)
Dave / Master of 500 Hats:
How to Take Down Facebook …