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7:30 PM ET, November 2, 2010

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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Here's The Cloud Computing Company Dell Is Buying: Boomi  —  Dell has just announced it has agreed to acquire Software-as-a-Service integration company Boomi.  Boomi offers an application integration platform that aims to reduce cost and complexity out of integrating applications …
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Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
Dell's Boomi Buy: Here's What It Means
Discussion: SAI and The Diversity Blog
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek:
Dell CEO Talks Google Android, Windows Smartphones, Tablets
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Skyfire iOS browser approved by Apple, converts Flash video to HTML5  —  A new Apple-approved iPhone and iPad mobile browser from a startup company, set to launch this week, converts video from Adobe Flash to HTML5, though it won't work with Hulu.  —  The new Skyfire browser will be available …
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter CEO: Here's Why We're Testing Ads On HootSuite, Not Twitter.com  —  Twitter is starting to test running ads in users' tweet streams.  —  But, instead of testing the ads on Twitter.com or an official Twitter mobile app, HootSuite will be the first company to get a crack at sending ads out to users.
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Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Coming Soon in Google Docs: Third Party Apps, Cloud Printing and Sync  —  Google Docs' source code includes a message that reveals some important upcoming features: “Coming soon: Third party applications, cloud printers, and sync devices”.  —  Cloud printing is a project that will enable applications on any device to print documents.
John D. Sutter / CNN:
The modern tech CEO: Barefoot and 21  —  Cambridge, Massachusetts (CNN) — Walk into Seth Priebatsch's corner office and you have to step over a racecar mat — the kind little kids use to race toy cars and crash them together.  —  The obstacle is no accident.
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
SCVNGR Goes Global and Becomes the First Service to Use Google's Places API
Serenity Caldwell / Macworld:
Some MacBook Airs exhibiting screen issues  —  Some of Apple's newly released MacBook Air models may have display problems, according to both Internet reports and first-hand accounts.  —  First reported by Cult of Mac over the weekend, some users have reported odd kernel panics …
Liam Cassidy / GigaOM:
iOS 4.2 Beta: Indicator of a Future All-Cloud Apple?  —  In an article today on AppleInsider, Josh Ong details changes in the upcoming iOS 4.2 software update.  One small detail caught my eye: There's an option to enter an Apple ID username and password in the MobileMe setting.
Paul Yiu / Bing:
Bing's new social search features arrive today  —  Today we are completing our deployment of our new social features that we built in partnership with Facebook.  We're really excited to get these features in the hands of all our US users.  —  As with all the work we do at Bing …
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
How to Watch Election Results Tonight Online  —  After all the voting wraps up this evening, the real fun begins - watching the results come in.  Whether you want to sit around and watch an auto-refreshing, interactive map of election results or feel the buzz of a live, television broadcast …
Discussion: YouTube Blog and New York Times
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Tom Warren / winrumors:
Microsoft shifts Bing Maps Bird's Eye Silverlight feature to AJAX, looks to HTML5  —  Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it will discontinue investment in the Bing Maps 3D control plug-in.  —  The Bing Maps 3D control plug-in allows users to see Microsoft's “Bird's eye” …
Discussion: CNET News, Bing and The Next Web, Thanks:lylesback2
Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
Exclusive Look: Where The Workers Who Made Your iPhone Sleep At Night  —  Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen, China, is home to about half of its 420,000 workers.  They make many of our gadgets and computers, then walk to dormitories on the 2.1-kilometer-square campus.  I got to look inside.
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
The 58-inch Multitouch Table For iPhone Is Real [Video]  —  We covered the Table Connect for iPhone (a 58-inch surface that mirrors your iPhone screen) a few days ago, and now the developers posted a video of the “device” in action: as you can see in the video above, the table requires …
Jared Newman / Technologizer:
The Worst Android Fragmentation is Yet to Come  —  At the Android developers website, Google has some ostensibly encouraging statistics: More than three quarters of Android users are now running version 2.1 or higher.  —  The stats are based on how many people have accessed the Android Market …
Nielsen Wire:
Mobile Snapshot: Smartphones Now 28% of U.S. Cellphone Market  —  The Nielsen Company today reported that as of the third quarter of 2010, 28 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers now have smartphones, cellphones with operating systems resembling those of computers.
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Shortages Could Hurt Windows Phone 7 Launch In U.S.  —  European mobile phone operator Orange is facing shortages of Windows Phone 7 handsets, and is offering vouchers to disappointed customers.  The shortages could bode problems for the phone's U.S. launch later this month.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Mark Zuckerberg Really, Really Wanted to Work With Sam Lessin  —  Facebook's acquisition of online storage start-up Drop.io last week looks like the standard-issue “acqhire”: Big company buys a small company because it wants its employees, but doesn't really care about the business they've built.
Discussion: ProgrammableWeb
RichardC / Symbian Blog:
Euromillions for the Symbian ecosystem: €22M committed to next generation technologies for Symbian  —  Under an initiative sponsored by the European Commission (EC), the Symbian platform was this week endorsed by the Artemis Joint Technology Initiative and specifically identified …
Kurt Kleiner / Technology Review:
Bogus Grass-Roots Politics on Twitter  —  Data-mining techniques reveal fake Twitter accounts that give the impression of a vast political movement.  —  Researchers have found evidence that political campaigns and special-interest groups are using scores of fake Twitter accounts to create …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Following Zynga's Footsteps, EA Signs Five Year Deal With Facebook To Use Credits  —  Following in the footsteps of Zynga, Electronic Arts has just announced that it has entered into a five-year strategic relationship with Facebook.  Similar to the Zynga deal, Facebook Credits will become …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Casual Games Start-Up OMGPOP Raising a Serious Funding Round  —  Does the casual games boom have more life in it?  Here's another bet that it does: Investors are pouring more money into OMGPOP, via a round that could bring in more than $10 million for the game site.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Blog.games.com
Alexander Howard / ReadWriteWeb:
Will Social Voting Increase Real-World Participation?  Foursquare Founder Says Yes  —  This morning, the new Foursquare Elections page went live.  And when the polls open, Foursquare users who check in at polling places around the country will receive an official badge.
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Sophos ships free anti-malware tool for Macs  —  If you worry in case viruses appear on the more-or-less virus proof Mac platform, then worry no more — there's a reputable and free anti-virus solution available for you today, from the security boffins over at Sophos.
Nick Saint / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Settles Over Buzz, Will Establish $8.5 Million Fund To Promote Privacy Education  —  Google settled a class action lawsuit brought against the company in response to privacy violations surrounding Buzz, its latest attempt at a social product, the company just announced.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunchIT:
Oracle Buys eCommerce Software Giant ATG For $1 Billion  —  ATG, provider of eCommerce software and related on-demand commerce optimization applications, this morning announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Oracle for $6 per share in cash, or approximately $1 billion.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Foursquare Lays Down the Law on Fake Mayors  —  Location based social network Foursquare has quietly added a new feature that allows venue owners to revoke the mayorship of users they believe have won their titles illegitimately.  Mayorship is a title bequeathed to the Foursquare user …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
AdWords And Google Voice Hook Up To Form “AdWords Call Metrics”  —  What if AdWords and Google Voice had a love child?  That child would probably be named “AdWords Call Metrics,” which is what Google is introducing today.  Google is combining the functionality behind Google Voice with AdWords.
 
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Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
Palm Pre 2 preorders beginning November 8th?
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Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
Nokia N8 review
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Hot Shot Vets From Google, Mozilla, Yahoo Cooking Up Stealth Treats At Tasty Labs
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Is Facebook About To Kill Twitpic?
Ryan Nakashima / Canadian Press:
Google TV exec says broadcasters ‘misunderstand’ role of its online TV platform
Robin Wauters / TechCrunchIT:
LiveU Raises $11 Million For Wireless Video Transmission Technology
Discussion: Business Wire, VentureBeat and VC Cafe
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Bloomberg:
Turkish Court Orders YouTube Closure Days After Service Resumed
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
There's another new Windows Server in the Microsoft pipeline
Chris Kanaracus / Computerworld:
SAP willing to pay Oracle $120M for attorney's fees
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple's $52 Billion Piggybank Disappoints Investors
Discussion: TechEye
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Vendors to debut Chrome-featured smartbooks later in November
 

 
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