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10:20 PM ET, November 8, 2010

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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.
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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, displayblog and asymco, Thanks:gadgetlab
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.
Discussion: Daring Fireball, ClickZ and MSDN Blogs
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: InformationWeek, ZDNet and Digits
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 Frommer / The Business Insider:
Amazon Opens The Door For An Apple Newspaper Store  —  Amazon just announced changes to its Kindle platform for newspaper and magazine publishers that could open the door for a similar store from Apple.  —  Specifically, Amazon just announced a new program that would allow newspaper …
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Amazon.com:
Amazon Announces 70-Percent Revenue Share Terms Now Available …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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: TomsTechBlog.com and Digital Daily
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, ITworld.com and SAI
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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 …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Hasbro to Launch $30 ‘My3D’ Accessory for iPhone and iPod Touch  —  The Associated Press reports that toy company Hasbro is set to unveil a new device called “My3D” that will allow iPhone and iPod touch users to view 3-D content on their devices. … According to the report …
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
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft officializes new “Be what's next” tagline  —  After it made its blurrycam debut from an internal employee-only event less than half a year ago, the new Microsoft corporate tagline “Be what's next” is now in the final stages of brand christening as an updated wordmark was just filed to the trademark office earlier this week.
AppleInsider:
Apple's iWork '11 suite tracking for release alongside Mac App Store  —  The next major revamp of Apple's iWork productivity suite is finished and ready to go, but the company may hold back the release until it gets around to launching the Mac App Store early next year, AppleInsider has been told.
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: Pulse2 and MediaPost
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
 
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Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Steve Ballmer Went Twitter Crazy In Kiev The Other Day — Yes, He's On Twitter
Discussion: I'm Just Being Manan and Winrumors
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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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Nexus One Getting Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” Update In “The Next Few Days”?
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