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9:00 AM ET, November 9, 2010

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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.
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  —  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.
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: Kindle Review
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 jumpstart 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.
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.
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.
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: Scobleizer
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 …
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Shhh... Opera holds the web's most valuable secret  —  Eric Schmidt's nightmare  —  Without anybody noticing, Opera has amassed one of the world's most valuable commercial resources.  And the funny thing is, it isn't going to do anything evil with it.  Marketing, new media and technology pundits …
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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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Steve Ballmer Went Twitter Crazy In Kiev The Other Day — Yes, He's On Twitter  —  A few days ago, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave a talk at the Kiev Polytechnic Institute in Ukraine.  During the talk, he mentioned Twitter a few times.  When a question from the audience asked Ballmer …
Discussion: I'm Just Being Manan and Winrumors
Sara Jerome / Hillicon Valley:
Barton alleges Google ‘Wi-Spy’ breach was intentional  —  Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, accused Google on Friday of making a “conscious effort” to collect private user information from Wi-Fi networks.
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.
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, as some reports would have you believe.  —  Sources in a position to know tell …
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
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.
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: Marvell, Computerworld and Liliputing
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Khosla Wins the Bidding War for GroupMe, New York's Startup of the Moment  —  GroupMe, a New York startup that lets users send group text messages to to their cell phones, didn't exist in April.  Now it's worth about $35 million.  —  Co-founders Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci have raised …
Discussion: SAI, MediaPost and Pulse2
 
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China Real Time Report:
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Discussion: The Next Web
Reuters:
Alibaba's Ma seeking funds to buy back Yahoo stake
Discussion: Softpedia News and The Next Web
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
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
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft officializes new “Be what's next” tagline
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft takes the wraps off Storage Server ‘Breckenridge’
Discussion: TechNet Blogs
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends:
Facebook and Twitter fail basic security test
Verne G. Kopytoff / Bits:
GrubHub Gets a Cash Delivery
Discussion: Screenwerk and SiliconANGLE
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
The iPad is Getting Its First Major Software Update: Here's What's New in iOS 4.2
Chris / KreCi:
Android Developer Income Report
Discussion: Geek.com
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