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1:35 PM ET, November 10, 2010

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Gartner:
Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales Grew 35 Percent in Third Quarter 2010; Smartphone Sales Increased 96 Percent  —  Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totaled 417 million units in the third quarter of 2010, a 35 percent increase from the third quarter of 2009, according to Gartner …
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Tim Carmody / Gadget Lab:
One in Five Mobiles Sold Are Smartphones (One in Four Run Android)  —  Year-over-year smartphone sales are up 98% worldwide.  Over 80 million of the over 400 million handsets sold in the third quarter were smartphones.  —  The sheer growth of the global market and the meteoric rise …
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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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:   Is The Silicon Valley Talent Shortage Getting Worse?
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Responds To Bonus/Raise Story, Cites Importance Of “Competitive Compensation”
Discussion: SAI and NBC Bay Area
Bloomberg:
RIM to Sell Tablet for Less Than $500 to Take On IPad  —  Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) — Research In Motion Ltd., moving into the tablet-computer market for the first time, said it will begin selling its BlackBerry PlayBook for less than $500, suggesting RIM may try to undercut Apple Inc.'s iPad.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
RIM's Playbook: Pricing under $500 and a big bet on Flash
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, BGR, SAI and Gearlog
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Rumor: Apple Has Cancelled Support for AirPrint Through Mac and Windows  —  Update: Unlike many other blogs that linked to this post claim, the rumor isn't about AirPrint being cancelled.  It's about AirPrint through shared printers on Macs and PCs.  —  When Apple released the first beta …
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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
Discussion: eWeek, TechSpot and Technology News
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 …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Microsoft Flashes A Nice Big Middle Finger At Android's Fragmentation
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Warns Facebook Users of “Trap” Before Data Export  —  If you hadn't yet heard, there's been a bit of a kerfuffle this past week over your data by two Internet giants - Facebook and Google.  It started when Google began blocking other services from importing its data without reciprocity, a move aimed directly at Facebook.
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Joab Jackson / ITworld:
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: Switched and Screenwerk
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Fanboy Fascination: Is Andreessen Horowitz Overhyped?  —  Social psychologist Amy Cuddy of Harvard Business School recently produced some interesting research suggesting that people are highly likely to see someone as competent if they've demonstrated expertise in just one area, even if they later display incompetence elsewhere.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
[UPDATE: Confirmed] Exclusive: Yahoo to Name Time Inc. Top Exec Powers as Head of U.S. Sales  —  Yahoo, in a quick move after the recent hiring of U.S. head Ross Levinsohn, will bring in Wayne Powers, who is currently president of Time Inc.'s Media Group, as head of North American advertising sales, according to sources.
Discussion: AdAge, paidContent, SiliconANGLE and ClickZ
Apple:
Apple & The Dentsu Group Bring iAds to Japan  —  Apple® and The Dentsu Group today announced a partnership to expand Apple's iAd℠ mobile advertising network to Japan in early 2011.  Dentsu will be responsible for the selling and creative execution of iAds in Japan, and Apple will host …
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.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Livestream For Facebook Lets You DIY Live Stream Video On Fan Pages  —  Livestream, the live video streaming service that has hooked up with Facebook in the past for Facebook Live, is launching another partnership with the social networking giant.  From today onward brands with a Facebook fan page …
Discussion: GigaOM
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Eddie Codel / jibber jabber:   The Current State of Live Video Streaming
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
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Yahoo's Informal Offer To Buy Groupon: $3 Billion To $4 Billion  —  Yahoo made it known to Groupon executives and backers that it was willing to pay as much as $3 billion to $4 billion to acquire the company, a source close to Groupon investors tells us.  —  That number may seem high, but our source is reliable.
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?
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Blackberry Users Finally Get Facebook Places  —  This morning Blackberry announced that they have developed a new version of their Facebook application which also includes support for Facebook Places.  —  While we recently wrote about the upgraded version of the Facebook application …
Inside AdSense:
Introducing the new AdSense interface, now available globally  —  Last November we announced that we were starting to test a new interface with a limited group of publishers.  Since then, we've been focused on adding new features and incorporating feedback from our testers.
 
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Simon Sage / IntoMobile:
Sony Ericsson X12 “Anzu” Has 4.3 Inch Display, to Run Gingerbread Android
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
FarmVille is Still the Most Popular Facebook App - But #2 is a Surprise
Discussion: Inside Facebook
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Hulu CEO: We'll make $240M in 2010
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Sprint ZTE Peel officially announced, adds a little 3G to your iPod touch
Discussion: BetaNews, 9 to 5 Mac and BGR
Bloomberg:
Apple Suppliers Squeezed as Taiwan Dollar Climbs Most
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Electronista
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Most homes have high-definition TVs, but few are watching HD programming
Discussion: DSLreports and CrunchGear
Clint Boulton / Google Watch:
Blekko Goes Gaga with 1M Daily Queries, 30K Slashtags
Discussion: Epicenter and eWeek
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Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Jimmy Wales makes Wikia stickier with a social revamp
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and The Next Web
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
We7 Repositions, Saying Users Prefer Radio To On-Demand
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
Palm Pre 2 hits UK 12 November
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
E Ink shows off Triton color ePaper, touts faster performance …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Repeat After Me: Investors Are Never the Story
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
FBI probes 4chan's ‘Anonymous’ DDoS attacks
 

 
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