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12:20 PM ET, November 9, 2010

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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Launches Instant Previews  —  At last, Google has finally gained a page preview feature.  Called “Instant Previews,” this is a way for you to see what's on a page that's listed in Google's search results without having to leave Google.  —  The new feature seems promising …
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Raj Krishnan / The Official Google Blog:
Beyond Instant results: Instant Previews  —  With Google Instant you get results as fast as you type, but your search doesn't stop there.  Once you get results back, you choose a site to visit based on the information in each result—like the title, a snippet of text and the URL.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Finds A New Way To Liberate Your Gmail Contact Data  —  That huge sucking sound you hear is Facebook, piling data from third parties into its mouth as fast as it can while it remains stubbornly greedy about releasing its own data to anyone it doesn't like.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple buys Wi-Gear to build stereo Bluetooth headphones  —  A source tells 9to5Mac that Apple scooped up a small Bluetooth wireless headphone designer in San Francisco two months ago for an undisclosed sum.  The company, called Wi-Gear, made three generations of A2DP stereo headphones called iMuffs …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Kno Prices Its Student Tablets at $599 and $899 to Ship by End of the Year  —  Kno, the high-profile Silicon Valley start-up trying to jump-start a market for tablets focused on students, announced tonight that it will have a limited number available by the end of the year for sale at prices of $599 and $899.
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Company Accused of Firing Over Facebook Post  —  In what labor officials and lawyers view as a ground-breaking case involving workers and social media, the National Labor Relations Board has accused a company of illegally firing an employee after she criticized her supervisor on her Facebook page.
CNET News:
Chalking up the Windows Phone 7 launch  —  SAN FRANCISCO—If Microsoft hopes to get back in the smartphone game, it had better hope that Windows Phone 7 makes a bigger impact than it appeared to be having at one AT&T store here.  —  As of midday Monday, the store had sold less than half of its supply of 20 devices.
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Google Mobile Blog:
Google Search app for Windows Phone 7 - in the Marketplace now
Oliver Chiang / SelectStart:
Facebook Testing New ‘Mention’ Feature On News Feeds  —  Facebook appears to be testing a new ‘mention’ feature — for lack of an official term — on some users' news feeds that increases the visibility of public Pages.  —  If two (or possibly more) of your friends write about or share …
Discussion: All Facebook
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Samsung hits 3 million Galaxy S U.S. shipments  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics said on Monday that three million out of its seven million global Galaxy S smartphones shipments were made to the United States since it launched the phone here in July.  —  Sales were brisk at all four …
Amazon.com:
Amazon Announces 70-Percent Revenue Share Terms Now Available for Kindle Magazine and Newspaper Publishers  —  Starting today, publishers can use the new Kindle Publishing for Periodicals tool to more easily add content to the Kindle Periodicals Store  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) …
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Dan Frommer / The Business Insider:
Amazon Opens The Door For An Apple Newspaper Store
Discussion: The Tape and Kindle Review
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Behold Opera Mobile For Android: Speedy, Pinch-To-Zoom, Geolocation And More  —  Opera Software has released its (second) free mobile browser product for the Android platform.  Grab the app, dubbed Opera Mobile 10.1 beta, now in Android Market or here.  —  Yes, Opera was already available for Android, in a fairly limited way.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Next-Gen iPhone Displays May Support Touch with Gloves On  —  Today's projection-type capacitive touch-panels are becoming increasingly popular with their adoption in devices like Apple's iPhone.  Compared to resistive films, however, projection-type designs have been limited in terms of the range of objects that they could sense.
Owen Thomas / VentureBeat:
Amazon.com's secret retail empire  —  Jeff Bezos has a loud laugh.  But Amazon.com's founder and CEO is keeping quiet about his expansion efforts, which now include sites as varied as BuyVIP.com, Zappos, and as of Monday, Diapers.com.  —  With its many acquisitions, Amazon.com is turning itself into a multibrand retailer.
Discussion: Go Rumors and GigaOM
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Khosla Wins the Bidding War for GroupMe, New York's Start-Up of the Moment  —  GroupMe, a New York start-up that lets users send group text messages on their cellphones, didn't exist in April.  Now it's worth about $35 million.  —  Co-founders Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci have raised …
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Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
Video: Verizon's Brand New iPad Commercial  —  Was just watching some prime time television (yes, we actually do that from time to time) and we saw the pretty impressive iPad commercial from Verizon below.  It certainly does two things we haven't really seen in an iPad commercial before …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Speedy Messaging App Kik Goes Viral, But Is It Cool With Apple's TOS?  —  Kik Messenger is a once in a lifetime startup success story, going from 0 to 1.5 million users in 18 days.  Aside from being free, the app is available multi-platform and is insanely fast, in fact its speed is what sets …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Oracle Enlists Process Servers, Not PIs, to Find HP CEO  —  Oracle is still on the hunt for former SAP chief and current HP CEO Léo Apotheker, but it hasn't enlisted private investigators to track him down.  —  Sources in a position to know tell me that the PIs rumored to be searching …
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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Josh Ong / AppleInsider:   Apple board member Bill Campbell cut ties to Google over rivalry
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
A Pivotal Pivot  —  By all measurements, the new picture sharing service, Instagram, is exploding.  A week after their launch, they had 100,000 users.  A week later: 200,000.  A week after that: 300,000.  And then they were made Apple's App of the Week in the App Store.
Mary Pilon / Digits:
What Your Smartphone Says About Your Spending  —  Your smartphone might say something about your credit-card spending.  —  Users of Apple's iPhone spend significantly more on their credit cards than Blackberry, Windows Mobile or Android users, according to data from Pageonce Inc., a financial account aggregator.
Liz Shannon Miller / GigaOM:
Movieclips Gains $3M for Clip Curation  —  Film clip provider Movieclips.com has raised a Series A round of $3 million from venture capital firms Shasta Ventures and First Round Capital, as well as angel investors including Jeff Clavier of SoftTech VC, Aydin Senkut of Felicis Ventures …
Discussion: VatorNews, TechCrunch and MediaMemo
Zee / The Next Web:
Meet Twezr.  Possible the only Social Networking iPhone App you'll need.  —  Twezr for the iPhone calls itself a “personal organizer - the best way to stay in sync with your close friends and co-workers”.  And you know what, for once, this company might actually be on the mark.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Scobleizer and Shoutpedia
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: PC World, Geek.com, TechSpot, hypebot and Gearlog
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
The Economics of Servers Could Soon Change  —  Marvell said today that it has built a chip designed for servers that uses the same architecture as chips inside cell phones.  The chip's four 1.6 GHz processors aren't notable for their performance compared to today's server chips, which use the x86 architecture used by Intel and AMD.
Discussion: The Register, Marvell and Computerworld
 
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Sara Jerome / Hillicon Valley:
Barton alleges Google ‘Wi-Spy’ breach was intentional
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China Real Time Report:
Microsoft a Winner in China Internet Gang War?
Discussion: The Tape and The Next Web
Tom Krazit / Relevant Results:
Google News spammer has new site, same trick
Oliver Chiang / Forbes:
Mark Zuckerberg Enlists Facebook's Help To Plan China Trip
Discussion: The Next Web
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Shhh... Opera holds the web's most valuable secret
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Steve Ballmer Went Twitter Crazy In Kiev The Other Day — Yes, He's On Twitter
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Samsung confirms Continuum dual-display Android handset for Verizon
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Hasbro to Launch $30 ‘My3D’ Accessory for iPhone and iPod Touch
George Colony / Forrester Blogs:
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