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8:20 PM ET, November 8, 2010

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Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
How Microsoft Hit CTRL+ALT+DEL on Windows Phone  —  Corporate vice president and director of Windows Phone Program Management, Joe Belfiore, holds his prototype Samsung device running Windows Phone 7 on campus at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.  Photo: Mike Kane/Wired.com
Discussion: Bits, Technologizer and displayblog, Thanks:gadgetlab
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Google Mobile Blog:
Google Search app for Windows Phone 7 - in the Marketplace now  —  Searching with Google on your Windows Phone 7 device just got easier.  The Google Search app for Windows Phone 7 provides quick and convenient access to a rich set of search results, allowing you to search the web, images, local, news, and more.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 now on sale in the US
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Xbox Live Extras features go live on Windows Phone 7
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Bill Campbell on Coaching RockMelt and Google vs. Apple  —  In Silicon Valley, where even mid-level executives seem to be escorted by public relations handlers, Bill Campbell is a bit of an exception.  An elder statesman of the tech industry, he prefers to remain out of the limelight.
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Hands on: RockMelt, a Chromium-based browser for social Web addicts
Discussion: Digits, CNET News and Lifehacker
Sundar Pichai / The Official Google Blog:
Happy holidays from Google Chrome: free holiday Wi-Fi at 30,000 feet  —  Not too long ago, flying home for the holidays meant disconnecting for several hours until you touched down at your destination.  Today, Wi-Fi technologies allow us to stay connected even at 30,000 feet above the ground …
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Adobe CTO on MacBook Air, HTML5: Flash Battery Problems a “False Argument”  —  Last week, critics hammered Adobe over a report showing that Flash drained the new MacBook Air's battery life by several hours.  It's not the first time Adobe has been in fisticuffs with Apple …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Adobe's Next Flash Excuse: If You Want To Save Power, Don't Turn On Your Machine
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Brandee “No Comment” Barker Finally Comments-Longtime PR Honcho Is Leaving Facebook  —  BoomTown usually does not get all weepy over the departure of public relations folks at Internet companies, in that cynical I've-seen-'em-come-and-I've-seen-'em- go kind of way.
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Exclusive: Oracle enlists private eyes to find HP CEO  —  (Reuters) - Oracle Corp has hired private investigators to track down Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker, believing testimony by the former SAP chief will help its efforts to claim about $4 billion in damages for software theft …
Discussion: Fast Company, SAI, ITworld.com and Reuters
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George Colony / Forrester Blogs:
Perspective on Zuckerberg  —  Quickly: Mark Zuckerberg's skills as a CEO are overrated.  —  Content: What can Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, teach other CEOs?  Not very much.  To date he is a one-trick pony — a leader that has expertly refined and polished one very, very big idea …
Discussion: Digital Daily
Eric A. Taub / New York Times:
Color Comes to E Ink Screens  —  E-book readers are lightweight and use little power, but most have a distinct disadvantage to colorful tablet computers: their black-and-white displays.  —  But on Tuesday at the FPD International 2010 trade show in Tokyo, a Chinese company will announce …
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
Confirmed: ZTE Peel launching on Sprint November 14th; $79.99, $30 month-to-month plan  —  On Friday, we told you about a rumor we were hearing surrounding the release-date and pricing for Sprint's ZTE Peel; the iPod touch case that provides 3G internet access.  Today, we've got cold hard evidence to confirm our previous scoop.
Philip Constantinou / Evernote Blogcast:
Evernote for Android takes a huge leap forward with Version 2.0  —  We're really psyched to see the tremendous growth of the Android platform.  We love the capabilities available in the new OS, as well as the variety of great new hardware-phones, tablets, netbooks, and more.
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
The iPad is Getting Its First Major Software Update: Here's What's New in iOS 4.2  —  Since its launch in early April, the iPad has only received minor bugfix updates while the iPhone and iPad touch got a major update with iOS 4 in June.  Apple promised to bring the iPad up to par …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Samsung confirms Continuum dual-display Android handset for Verizon  —  After a rather large complement of leaks, Samsung has finally confirmed its Continuum phone for Verizon, via Twitter of all places.  The phone will ship on November 11th.  Samsung is billing it as the …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
LimeWire Resurrected By Secret Dev Team  —  Last month, the Gnutella-based file-sharing client LimeWire was effectively outlawed after a U.S. federal judge granted a request from the RIAA to shut the software down.  Now, not even a month later, LimeWire is back as good as new.
Discussion: Erictric
Chris / KreCi:
Android Developer Income Report  —  A lot of people says that there is no real money in the Android development.  They say that if you want to make money you should write for iPhone, iPad and all other iThings... This is not true!  I am not a one of guys that is making thousands of dollars …
Discussion: Geek.com
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Boxee Goes Hunting for Big Bucks  —  Boxee, which makes software that makes it easy to watch Web video on your TV, celebrates a big milestone this week, when the first Boxee-branded hardware starts shipping to consumers.  The start-up is celebrating with an event at New York's Irving Plaza.
Discussion: GigaOM
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
A New Patent Reveals Scrollable Menus & Toolbars for OS X Lion  —  During a recent Special Event, Apple's CEO Steve Jobs provided us with a peek into four key attributes coming to the next major operating system upgrade due next summer called “Lion.”  Specifically, Jobs reviewed the fundamentals …
Julien Sobrier / Zscaler Research:
BlackSheep - A Tool to Detect Firesheep  —  UPDATE: see the requirements for the extension at the end of the post  —  You've probably all heard of Firesheep by now, a Firefox add-on which lets anyone hijack a user's session to various popular web applications when they're using an open wireless network.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Nexus One Getting Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” Update In “The Next Few Days”?  —  Google had originally wanted to launch the Nexus Two device alongside Android 2.3, the next release of their mobile operating system, also known as “Gingerbread”.  That's not going to happen.  The Nexus Two has been delayed.
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends:
Facebook and Twitter fail basic security test  —  In light of the FireSheep controversy, Digital Society has conducted a study that explains key vulnerabilities in Twitter, Facebook, Hotmail, Flickr, and other popular websites.  —  Riding off of the coattails of the FireSheep Firefox exploit …
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Bidding War Breaks Out Over GroupMe  —  Thanks to a frantic bidding war between East Coast and West Coast venture capitalists, New York startup GroupMe is raising a round that will put its valuation close to a whopping $30 million, multiple sources tell us.  —  GroupMe is the service that lets …
Discussion: MediaPost and Pulse2
Financial Times:
HTC to target online app store  —  HTC, the Taiwanese smartphone maker, is hiring staff to prepare for the possible launch of an online store that would sell e-books and applications, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.  HTC is the latest electronics hardware maker …
 
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft officializes new “Be what's next” tagline
Grant Gross / Computerworld:
Broadband divide still exists, study finds
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft takes the wraps off Storage Server ‘Breckenridge’
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Socialtext 4.5 Launches With More Powerful Search Filters …
Discussion: Business Wire
Don Clark / Digits:
IBM Offers Faster Chips, Thanks to the Memory
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Social mobile platform Mig33 raises $8.9M from Japan's Gree …
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Verne G. Kopytoff / Bits:
GrubHub Gets a Cash Delivery
Discussion: SiliconANGLE
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
KISS Videos Removed Due To Copyright Claims
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
iSwifter app launches Flash content on the iPad, with Apple's approval
Discussion: App Advice
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft teams with six server vendors to offer certified private-cloud stacks
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
Verizon gets official with DROID Pro; $179.99, November 18th
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: SB Nation Raises $10.5 Million in Khosla Ventures-Led Series C Round
Arn / MacRumors:
Toshiba Introduces MacBook Air ‘Blade-Type’ SSDs to Mass Market
 

 
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