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6:55 PM ET, November 3, 2010

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Erick Tseng / Facebook Blog:
Making Mobile More Social  —  Life happens in real time, and so should sharing.  Today's mobile phones allow people to connect on the go and to share interesting moments as they happen all around them.  —  Earlier this week, when the Giants won the World Series, revelling baseball fans took to the streets of San Francisco.
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Big Deal: Facebook Emerges As Major Player In Mobile And Location-Based Services  —  The world of location-based services changed dramatically today.  And the changes that Facebook announced place the company firmly in the center of that very dynamic universe and ecosystem.
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Facebook to Foursquare: You're out  —  It's obvious that Facebook sees serious potential in mobile check-in service Foursquare: it tried to buy it for $125 million.  —  That didn't work.  So Facebook started to get into the location game too.  It launched Facebook Places, its own geolocation service.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Revamps The Mobile Log-In Process With Single Sign-On  —  Today at Facebook's event in Palo Alto, CA the company wanted to talk about mobile.  First, CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a few updates to both Facebook's Android and iPhone apps.  But the real key to all of this is the platform, he said.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Great interview: candid, disruptive Mark Zuckerberg
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:yarinhochman
Leland / Twitter Blog:
Twitter for Android: Update available  —  Today we're releasing an updated version of Twitter for Android, which includes some awesome enhancements and introduces a more consistent experience across our mobile clients.  — Tweet details page.  We changed the layout of the timeline …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Lawsuit: Apple turned iPhone 3Gs into “iBricks” to boost iPhone 4  —  We all saw this one coming a mile away: Apple is finally being taken to task over iOS 4 performance on the iPhone 3G.  In a lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of California for San Diego, plaintiff Biana Wofford alleges …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Twitter Promoted Tweets Come To Google  —  In a first ever move, Google is now carrying ads from someone else's ad network — Twitter's, as Google integrates Twitter's new Promoted Tweets into Google Realtime Search.  —  It's quite a coup for Twitter.  Not only did the company get Google …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Why Facebook Still Doesn't Have An iPad App  —  Today at its mobile event, Facebook executives Mark Zuckerberg and Erick Tseng gave some (vague) answers as to why there still isn't an official iPad application.  —  Zuckerberg was pretty blunt when it came to explaining why there wasn't an …
Discussion: Mashable!, SAI, SelectStart, broadstuff and TUAW
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
LG Pad coming in Q1 2011, with Android Honeycomb, dual-core Tegra 2, and 8.9-inch screen  —  Want some specificity about LG's super-duper tablet roadmap?  Last we heard from the Korean tech giant, it was canning plans for a Froyo slate and looking forward to a more suitable iteration of Android …
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Nokia Gets Support of ITC Staff in Apple Smartphone Trial  —  Nokia Oyj shouldn't be found liable of infringing Apple Inc.'s patents, the staff of the U.S. International Trade Commission said as a trial started.  —  “The evidence will not establish a violation” of Apple patent rights …
Brad Stone / Business Week:
The New New Andreessen  —  With Andreessen Horowitz, visionary entrepreneur Marc Andreessen is trying to reinvent himself as a top-tier venture capitalist and world-class power broker  —  As Silicon Valley events go, it was an irresistible draw: Marc Andreessen, Web wunderkind turned venture capitalist …
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Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
Tablets With 7-Inch Super AMOLED Screens Likely Coming Next Year From Samsung  —  See that tablet weeping into its ports?  Yeh, that's the Galaxy Tab, suddenly threatened after Mommy Samsung announced production of 7-inch AMOLED screens today, for their own products but other companies' wares, too.
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Kunal / Samsung Hub:
Galaxy Tab will receive the Gingerbread and Honeycomb updates
Zach Epstein / BGR:
The 4G forgery  —  T-Mobile does not have a 4G network.  Sprint, which first launched WiMAX in June of 2009, does not have a 4G network.  Verizon Wireless will flip the switch on LTE later this year and when it does, it will not have a 4G network.  AT&T is taking its time with LTE and it won't fire anything up until next year.
Discussion: InformationWeek, Thanks:aharpaz
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
News Corp's Carey: MySpace's Ongoing Losses ‘Not Acceptable Or Sustainable’  —  Continued MySpace (NSDQ: NWS) declines pulled down News Corp.'s digital media group earnings again in its first quarter, meaning operating losses in the company's Other segment grew by $30 million from last year, to $156 million.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
At My Wit's End: Jason Calacanis Threatens To Sue Us  —  Jason Calacanis, our former partner on our TechCrunch50 events, is threatening to sue us.  His demand letter and draft complaint are embedded below.  In a nutshell, he wants part of the proceeds from our sale to AOL.
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Sent Users to Wrong Polls?  Nope, Board of Elections Did  —  It's the day after Election Day and that means one thing - people are looking for someone else to blame.  This morning, that scapegoat looks to be Google.  Yesterday, the search engine offered quick and easy directions …
Discussion: Fast Company and Switched
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft boosts Kinect sales estimate to 5M units for holidays  —  Less than a day before Microsoft's launch of the Kinect motion-based control system for Xbox 360, the company is apparently feeling bullish about the demand for the devices, and its ability to supply them.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Will the Verizon iPhone Cripple Verizon?  —  We've all heard that adage “be careful what you wish for,” but could this be the case with the highly anticipated Verizon iPhone?  —  People have been waiting for this “dream phone” since the iPhone was introduced in 2007.  Now it seems likely to arrive early next year.
Discussion: eWeek
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPad 4.2 Game Center apps already being approved  —  We're hearing from developers that Apple is already approving some iOS 4.2 Apps that take advantage of Apple's Game Center platform.  For instance, Big Bad Sudoku Book is already available for download with iPad Game Center compatibility.
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
Facebook has 200 million active mobile users, improves iOS and Android applications  —  Today, at the company's mobile media event, social networking giant Facebook announced that it has roughly 200 million active users on its Facebook mobile products; up from 65 million last year.
Discussion: SelectStart, SAI, CNET News and Reuters
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Facebook's Initial Crew Moving On  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook, the most successful start-up of the last decade, is only six years old, and an initial public offering is still a way off.  —  But a number of Facebook's early employees are giving up their stable jobs, free food and laundry service to build their own businesses.
Jason Elbaum / Google Open Source Blog:
Test your app from right to left  —  Can you spot the error in the following webpage?  —  Unless you are one of the 56 million Internet users who read Arabic, the answer is probably no. But BidiChecker, a tool for checking webpages for errors in handling of bidirectional text, can find it:  —  Oops!
Paul Marks / New Scientist:
Aircraft bomb finds may spell end for in-flight Wi-Fi  —  The long-awaited ability to use a cellphone or Wi-Fi connection on an aircraft might become a casualty of the latest aviation security threat.  —  It was revealed on 29 October that parcels containing a powdered explosive packed …
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
The “Bury” Button Returns to Digg  —  Another much-requested feature has returned to Digg, as the social news site looks to recover from the version 4 fiasco: the bury button.  The button — which is essentially the opposite of the “Digg” button and helps push a story out of the system — appears to be live on all stories.
 
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Facebook defends privacy practices to Congress
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Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
BREAKING: Skyfire for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Now Available for Download !
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