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4:10 PM ET, December 11, 2010

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Dirk Dougherty / Android Developers Blog:
Android Market Client Update  —  The Android Market engineering team has been hard at work on improving the Android Market experience for users and developers.  Today, I'm pleased to announce a significant update to the Android Market client.  Over the next two weeks, we'll be rolling …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Nexus S review  —  It can be difficult to review a phone like Google's Nexus S in a world already populated by so many outstanding Android devices.  Not only does the manufacturer of this phone make a series of handsets that are all essentially the same (the Galaxy S line) …
Discussion: IntoMobile, BGR, WebProNews and displayblog
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Sarah Clark / Near Field Communications World:
Google's Nexus S CAN do mobile payments — SDK on its way soon
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric:
Google Demonstrates New Google Maps 5.0 on Nexus S
John Cox / Network World:
Apple quietly drops iOS jailbreak detection API  —  Version 4.2 disables a query to discover compromised OS  —  Apple has disabled, without explanation, a jailbreak detection API in iOS less than six months after introducing it.  Device management vendors say the reasons for the decision are a mystery …
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
Microsoft Introduces Montage, a Magazine-Like, Topic-Based Web App  —  At LeWeb yesterday, Microsoft demonstrated a pretty, new way to curate the web's information: Montage.  —  Montage looks and feels a lot like a glossy magazine web or tablet app.  It works by allowing the user to pick …
Discussion: MoMB
Damon Lavrinc / Autoblog:
Exclusive: Navteq acquires Trapster  —  Earlier this week, the ink dried on a deal for Navteq to acquire Trapster, the speed trap and road hazard tracking company that makes GPS apps for iPhone, Android and Blackberry.  Navteq's interest in Trapster is obvious: One of the world's largest mapping …
Discussion: GPS Tracklog and ReadWriteWeb
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Google DoubleClick Caught Serving Malicious Ad  —  DoubleClick, the Google-owned ad technology, has been distributing malware in an online ad served through a number of websites, according to the security researcher who says he discovered the attack.  —  The malware infects users who visit …
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
iTun.es URL now used for Ping tweets  —  Although we reported that Apple had turned to the t.co URL shortening service for Ping tweets Apple has now turned to their iTun.es URL.  Apple owns iTun.es and purchased it back in December of 2006.  Wonder why it took them this long to use it with Ping.
Discussion: MacStories and everythingiCafe
Groklaw:
Google's Motion to Dismiss Paul Allen's Patent Infringement Complaint Granted  —  Paul Allen's patent infringement complaint against the world and its dog has been dismissed.  The court agreed with Google et al that it “lacks adequate factual detail to satisfy the dictates of Twombly and Iqbal” …
Discussion: Mashable!
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
$50 sale leaves Radio Shack with nationwide shortage of Apple's iPhone  —  Just days after Radio Shack began a promotion offering $50 off the iPhone, and before the sale was set to expire, many of the U.S. retail chain's stores are sold out of their entire stock of phones.
Discussion: TUAW and The Next Web
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Comcast Nixed Metered Pricing.  But What About Time Warner Cable?  —  Earlier this week, Comcast Corp. (NSDQ: CMCSA) president Neil Smit stated pretty emphatically it had no plan to institute usage-based broadband pricing.  But Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) COO Landel Hobbs seemed to send …
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
ICANN Delays TLD Expansion Approval  —  Internet regulatory body ICANN postponed approval of a mechanism to let groups apply for and manage new Internet domain extensions called generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs), such as the existing .com and .net.  —  More time is needed to work through …
Discussion: The Register and DomainIncite.com
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Betali.st Gives Early Adopters A Heads Up  —  If you're as addicted to startups as we are, you'll love Betali.st. Inspired by the just as minimal Museum of Modern Betas, Betali.st creator Marc Köhlbrugge has started curating an online list of not yet public startups that are currently …
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