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1:25 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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Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric:
Google Demonstrates New Google Maps 5.0 on Nexus S  —  On Monday, Google Chief Android Architect Andy Rubin announced at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference that version 5.0 of Google Maps for Android would be released soon.  The application will include several new features such 3D view of building …
Sarah Clark / Near Field Communications World:
Google's Nexus S CAN do mobile payments — SDK on its way soon  —  “All the functionality you need is in the Nexus S,” NXP has told NFC World, and Google will be rolling out SDKs to support mobile payments and other NFC services on a step-by-step basis.  —  GINGERBREAD: Full NFC functionality is coming to Android soon
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
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
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
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 …
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 …
Steven Sande / TUAW:
360 MacDev: Jay “saurik” Freeman on the jailbreak store for Mac apps  —  When it comes to jailbreaking, there's probably no name as familiar to the development community than that of Jay “saurik” Freeman.  Jay is the brain behind the Cydia App Store, and this morning he gave the attendees of 360|
Reuters:
Exclusive: Final bids due for Nortel patents: sources  —  (Reuters) - Final bids are due within weeks for blocks of patents owned by Canada's once mighty telecom giant Nortel Networks, including some that could change the balance of power among mobile operators.
Discussion: CNET News and iLounge
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Reportedly Bidding to Purchase Nortel Patent Assets
Discussion: VentureBeat, Pulse2 and iClarified
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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Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Amazon Extends Holiday Free Shipping Deadline
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Gabriella Coleman / The Atlantic Online:
What It's Like to Participate in Anonymous' Actions
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Why we use and contribute to open source software
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Kevin Yen, Director Of Partnerships At YouTube, Leaves Google
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Why The New York Times eliminated its social media editor position
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Forrester reveals who uses location-based services the most
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Greg Sterling / Internet2Go:
Google's Checkout ‘Failure’ Now a Big Problem for Android
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