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Henry Blodget / SAI:
Google Gives All Employees Surprise $1,000 Cash Bonus And 10% Raise  —  Google has given all of its employees $1,000 cash “holiday bonuses” and 2011 salary increases of at least 10%, a loyal reader tells us.  —  The 10% company-wide raise will take effect on January 1, 2011.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Google Responds To Bonus/Raise Story, Cites Importance Of “Competitive Compensation”
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:   Is The Silicon Valley Talent Shortage Getting Worse?
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Rumor: Apple Has Cancelled Support for AirPrint Through Mac and Windows  —  When Apple released the first beta of iOS 4.2 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, they also officially announced AirPrint, the wireless printing system that would work with specific HP printers and shared printers on Macs and PCs:
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Federico Viticci / MacStories:
iTunes 10.1 and OS X 10.6.5 Coming Tomorrow, iOS 4.2 On Friday at 10 AM PST  —  An inside source at AT&T told MacStories that Apple is planning to release iOS 4.2, a major OS update for iPhones, iPods and iPads, on Friday November 12th at 10 AM PST.  We also learned that updates to iTunes …
Scott Moritz / The Street:
Microsoft Sells 40K Windows 7 Phones  —  NEW YORK (TheStreet) — As big-splash debuts go, Microsoft's(MSFT_) Windows Phone 7 launch at AT&T(T_) and T-Mobile didn't exactly make waves Monday.  Even with a glitzy media intro last month hosted by champion inside-seller and company chief Steve Ballmer …
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Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News:
Mixed picture for Windows Phone 7 after first day of sales
Jun Yang / Bloomberg:
RIM to Sell Tablet for Less Than $500 to Take on IPad  —  Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) — Research In Motion Ltd., the maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, said it will begin selling a tablet computer in North America in the first quarter for “under” $500 as it takes on Apple Inc.'s iPad.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Flashes A Nice Big Middle Finger At Android's Fragmentation  —  A month ago, in my initial piece about Windows Phone 7, I was cautiously optimistic about the platform but had some questions about Microsoft's ultimate intentions. … I'm happy to report that at least initially, it looks like it will be the former.
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
Microsoft is in the driver's seat for Windows Phone updates  —  One of the biggest criticisms of Windows Mobile and Android devices is that device manufacturers get control over who gets updated versions of the OS.  That leads to awkward situations where someone pays big bucks …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Give Us Our Data, Facebook  —  I usually give Facebook the benefit of the doubt in its various wars with the press and users, particularly around privacy issues.  Mostly because user expectations around privacy are changing in real time.  Things that were reprehensible just a couple …
Discussion: Stay N' Alive
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook/Google Slap Fight: “Openness Doesn't Mean Being Open When It's Convenient”  —  Get your popcorn.  I lost track of who's turn it is, but Facebook just slapped Google right back.  —  Background:  — Google To Facebook: You Can't Import Our User Data Without Reciprocity
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Facebook: You've No Right To Export Email Addresses (Unless It's …
Bloomberg:
IAC's Barry Diller Surrenders to Google, Ends Ask.com's Search Effort  —  Ask.com, the Internet search engine that media mogul Barry Diller acquired for $1.85 billion to compete with Google Inc., is cutting 130 engineering jobs and conceding much of its search business to competitors.
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Joab Jackson / ITworld.com:
Apache declares war on Oracle over Java  —  The Apache Software Foundation threatens to ditch Java if Oracle doesn't relent on use restrictions  —  I like it!  —  Charging that Oracle has willfully disregarded the licensing terms for its own Java technology, the Apache Software Foundation …
New York Times:
Stage Set for Showdown on Online Privacy  —  WASHINGTON — After “do not call” lists became popular, more than 90 percent of people who signed up reported fewer annoying telemarketing calls.  Now, privacy advocates are pushing for a similar “do not track” feature that would let Internet users tell Web sites …
Discussion: Screenwerk and All Points Blog
Kuan Yong / YouTube Blog:
Control YouTube on the desktop, or the TV... with the YouTube Remote app for your phone  —  If you're like me, you love watching YouTube on your smartphone.  My phone is always with me, which means my favorite YouTube videos are never more than a few taps away.
OLED-DISPLAY.NET:
First picture of 7 inch Super-Amoled from Samsung Mobile Display  —  OLED-Display.net got the first picture of the Galaxy-Tab with the brand new 7 inch Super-Amoled. showcased at the FPD-International event.  The panel has a WXVGA (1200x600 Pixel) resolution.Samsung Mobile Display plans to sell this panel in 2011.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Why don't Americans want broadband?  —  Hard as it might be for Webheads to believe, a significant fraction of the US population doesn't use the Internet at home.  In fact, 23 percent of all US households report that no one in the home uses the Internet anywhere.  Why not?
Discussion: SAI
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Jimmy Wales makes Wikia stickier with a social revamp  —  Jimmy Wales likes to describes himself as a “pathological optimist”, so it's no surprise that he's extremely enthusiastic about the longevity of wikis, the group publishing tool epitomised by the mighty Wikipedia, which he founded in 2001.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, BBC and The Next Web
Matt Mullenweg:
1.0 Is the Loneliest Number  —  Many entrepreneurs idolize Steve Jobs.  He's such a perfectionist, they say.  Nothing leaves the doors of 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino without a polish and finish that makes geeks everywhere drool.  No compromise!  —  I like Apple for the opposite reason …
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
Palm Pre 2 hits UK 12 November  —  HP confirms Brits getting it this week  —  While the French, thanks to mobile phone carrier SFR, have been enjoying the new Palm Pre 2 for a couple of weeks now, those outside of France have had to look on with steely eyes.  —  But that wait is soon to be over, says HP.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Repeat After Me: Investors Are Never the Story  —  Earlier this week, RockMelt, a Facebook browser launched to massive press coverage from most major publications including GigaOM.  —  I was as fascinated by the story of RockMelt cofounders Eric Vishria and Tim Howes as I was by their belief …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Apple amends internal iPod water damage policy  —  Apple has made changes to its internal screening process pertaining to iPod liquid damage, a source told BGR.  Apple builds a series of Liquid Contact Indicators (LCI) into its iPod line of devices.  When these LCIs come in contact with moisture, they become activated.
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Dell Venue Pro plagued by Wi-Fi bug [Update: other phones affected?]  —  The Dell Venue Pro, which became available on Monday, may be affected by a troublesome bug.  According to several BGR readers, the new Windows Phone 7 handset from Dell is unable to connect to protected Wi-Fi networks.
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Amazon patents bad gift defense system: “gift conversions”  —  Do you dread getting fruitcake or socks from a certain relative every Christmas?  Amazon.com may be working on a solution.  The online retailer just received a patent for a bad gift defense system that intercepts gifts …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPhone 4 Deemed Most Reliable, Least Rugged Among Popular Smartphones  —  Last month, warranty company SquareTrade shared the results of a study of warranty claims showing a higher accidental damage rate for the iPhone 4 than the iPhone 3GS, with the iPhone 4 having a particular propensity …
 
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Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Throw your business phone away, Google Voice is now enterprise
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Square Now Processing Millions Of Dollars In Mobile Transactions Every Week
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