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9:10 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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Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.5  —  Moments ago, Apple released its Mac OS X 10.6.5 update to its customer-base.  Fixes in the point-upgrade include:  —  • improve reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers  —  • address performance of some image-processing operations in iPhoto and Aperture
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AppleInsider:
Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.5 with no mention of AirPrint  —  Apple on Wednesday released Mac OS X 10.6.5, the latest security and maintenance update for its Snow Leopard operating system, but documentation accompanying the release made no mention of AirPrint.
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Samsung Galaxy Tab Review: A Pocketable Train Wreck  —  This is it.  The Galaxy Tab is the first Android tablet meant for humans.  But is it actually fit for humans?  —  Put simply, the Galaxy Tab is the first post-iPad tablet that matters, because it's the first tablet that's trying to be legitimate competition.
Wall Street Journal:
FCC Investigating Google Data Collection  —  The Federal Communications Commission is investigating whether Google Inc. broke federal laws when its street-mapping service collected consumers' personal information, joining a lengthy list of regulators probing what Google says was inadvertent harvesting …
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
ICO sent ‘non-technical’ staff to investigate Google data breach
Discussion: Computerworld, Inquirer and TechEye
Sara Jerome / Hillicon Valley:
Watchdog wants probe of Google's ‘unusually close’ ties to Obama
Ian Paul / PC World:
Windows Phone 7 Success Tied to a Million in Sales  —  Critics are already debating whether Windows Phone 7 is a flop, but the phone's true measure of success will be in how long it takes to sell one million units.  It all started after reports that Microsoft's new handset platform sold …
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Scott Moritz / The Street:
Microsoft Sells 40K Windows 7 Phones
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
FarmVille is Still the Most Popular Facebook App - But #2 is a Surprise  —  Over 16 million people watered their FarmVille crops yesterday.  While AppData's Facebook app top 10 is mostly populated by games like Zynga's popular farming game, Texas HoldEm Poker, FrontierVille and Café World …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Stat Shot: The Results of Silicon Valley's Talent War  —  We've covered the war for talent among startups and larger tech firms in Silicon Valley, but after Google issued employees a $1,000 bonus and 10 percent raise, Glassdoor took a look at how well people at Google were paid, and specifically …
Discussion: CNET News and ZDNet
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
A Web Video Truce: Free Hulu Goes Away From Boxee, Replaced by Hulu Plus  —  The Hulu-Boxee war is over!  The terms of the truce: Boxee, which makes software that makes it easy to get Web video on TV, will remove links to Hulu's free service — but will give users the ability to use the Hulu Plus paid service.
Discussion: TechCrunch, SAI and Engadget
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Netflix and Hulu Plus coming to the Boxee Box
Tyler Cunningham / GTVHub.com:
Fox.com now blocking Google TV devices  —  Another one bites the dust.  A couple of weeks ago, Fox.com was atop our list of Websites that could still be accessed on Google TV to stream full episodes of content.  Well, you can go ahead and cross Fox off that list, as they are now blocking Google TV devices (see the photo above).
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google TV Product Lead: “We're Not Trying To Replace Cable”
Discussion: GigaOM
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
Mozilla launches the F1 share button, as in “one to rule them all”  —  Mozilla just announced that it is launching a new toolbar button called F1, and it could be huge.  —  Saying, “Have you noticed how more and more pages on the web have 3, 6, or sometimes 12 little icons on a page encouraging …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad:
Social browsing with Mozilla Labs F1 — how RockMelt should've been
Discussion: Mozilla Labs and Mashable!
Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
Great Scott!  Over 35 Hours of Video Uploaded Every Minute to YouTube  —  Remember in March when we shared with you that more than 24 hours of video being uploaded to YouTube every minute?  Well, you continue to amaze us: you've increased the amount of video uploaded to YouTube to 35 hours per minute.
Discussion: Erictric
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
SkyFire Pulls In Nearly $1 Million In Its First Weekend On The App Store  —  Just about every time I write about SkyFire, the cross-platform (and generally free) smartphone browser capable of churning through most Flash videos, someone always says: “Great!  But uh, how are they going to make money?”
David Huynh / Google Open Source Blog:
Announcing Google Refine 2.0, a power tool for data wranglers  —  Our acquisition of Metaweb back in July also brought along Freebase Gridworks, an open source software project for cleaning and enhancing entire data sets.  Today we're announcing that the project has been renamed to Google Refine and version 2.0 is now available.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple Did Not Actually Buy Wi-Gear, It Turns Out  —  Remember that story yesterday which said that Apple (AAPL) had acquired a Bluetooth wireless headphone maker called Wi-Gear?  —  Well, turns out it wasn't true.  —  “The rumor is false,” Wi-Gear CEO Mark Pundsack said via e-mail in response to an inquiry from Tech Trader Daily.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Foursquare's Crowley Can Feel Foursquare Fatigue, Has Plans To Fix It Danny Sullivan  —  Feeling Foursquare fatigue and perhaps wondering what's the point of checking in at times?  Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley sometimes feels it too — but he's got plans to keep you interested.
Discussion: Geek News Central and Seattle 2.0
James Verini / New York Times:
The Great Cyberheist  —  One night in July 2003, a little before midnight, a plainclothes N.Y.P.D. detective, investigating a series of car thefts in upper Manhattan, followed a suspicious-looking young man with long, stringy hair and a nose ring into the A.T.M. lobby of a bank.
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.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter Plus TV Creates “Social Viewing”  —  Although television has become more fragmented thanks to the web, millions of people still tune in for certain shows, including the Emmys and the MTV Video Music Awards.  The real-time conversation that Twitter allows makes it a perfect companion for those events …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon Defends Sale Of Pedophile How-To Guide  —  Earlier today we reported that Amazon is selling a book titled The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure.  The book itself is a disgrace - a how-to guide for pedophiles.  It includes, among other things, tips on how to get away …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
MacBook Air Rises to Top of Consumer Reports Ratings  —  More good press for the MacBook Air.  Consumer Reports updated its computer ratings earlier this week to include the machine, and while it had some criticisms, it ranked the 11-inch Air and its 13-inch sibling at the top …
Vlad Bobleanta / Download Squad:
SugarSync ups free storage to 5 GB, now allows any number of connected devices  —  SugarSync has announced that users of its basic, free plan will now get 5 GB of storage ‘in the cloud’.  Previously, that limit was 2 GB — a limit that its main competitor, Dropbox, still has.
Discussion: Macworld and Technologizer
 
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Alyson Shontell / SAI:
Airbnb Raises $7.2MM Series A Round and Releases iPhone App
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Paul Krill / Computerworld:
WS-I declares ‘mission accomplished’
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Mike Blumenthal / Understanding Google Maps …:
Google Places: Selective Reviews Now Being Removed
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Ellison to Self: Damn, Damn. I Knew I Should Have Said $4.5 Billion
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
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Ben Popper / New York Observer:
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Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
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Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Warns Facebook Users of “Trap” Before Data Export
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Yahoo's Informal Offer To Buy Groupon: $3 Billion To $4 Billion
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Joab Jackson / ITworld:
Apache declares war on Oracle over Java
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RIM to Sell Tablet for Less Than $500 to Take On IPad
 

 
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