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5:35 AM ET, October 30, 2011

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple acquired mind-blowing 3D mapping company C3 Technologies, looking to take iOS Maps to the next level  —  A 3D model of Las Vegas Strip created by Apple purchased C3  —  Since the original iPhone's debut in 2007, Apple's iOS devices have made use of an Apple-built Google Maps application …
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Siri hacked to fully run on the iPhone 4 and iPod touch, iPhone 4S vs iPhone 4 Siri showdown video (interview)  —  On the iPhone 4S launch date just a couple of weeks ago, we broke the news that developer Steven Troughton-Smith had successfully ported the Siri user-interface and some of the underlying code …
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
iPhone 4S battery life problems: bug in location services suspected  —  User tests suggest that bug in iOS 5 may be polling mobile mast data too frequently and running down battery  —  A flaw in Apple's location services system in its new iOS 5 software is increasingly suspected of being the cause …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Google TV Take Two Launches Next Week with Streamlined Interface, Android Apps  —  Back in May 2010, Google announced plans to launch “Google TV”, a software offering available either in a set-top box or built into TV sets and designed to integrate television with the Web.
Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire:
The World Is Surprisingly Angry About the End of Google Reader  —  The demise of Google Reader's share features is affecting everyone from RSS-junkies to Iranian freedom fighters, and many of them are very displeased.  Google Reader itself is very much alive and well, and in fact …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Glyn Moody / ComputerworldUK:
Mozilla's Brendan Eich on JavaScript - and Microsoft Buying Netscape  —  It seems so long ago now, but for those of us lucky enough (and old enough) to have been there, the launch of Netscape's 0.9 version of its Netscape Navigator browser in October 1994 was clearly the beginning of a new era.
Discussion: Neowin.net and Business Insider
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
HP: It's An ‘Unfounded Rumor’ That We're Going To Shut Down WebOS  —  HP's PC boss Todd Bradley appeared on Bloomberg West last night to talk about the company's decision to keep the PC business.  —  Of note, he said yesterday's rumor in the Guardian that HP will shut down its WebOS division is completely false.
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Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
All prospects for an internal HP webOS largely destroyed
Discussion: AllThingsD, eWeek and Guardian
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Adds Subscribe Button to Comments Box Plugin to Increase Civility, Subscribers  —  Facebook is giving users another way to add Subscribers to their public updates by introducing a Subscribe button beside commenter names in its Comments Box social plugin.
Dane Schiller / Houston Chronicle:
Online hackers threaten to expose cartel secrets  —  An international group of online hackers is warning a Mexican drug cartel to release one of its members, kidnapped from a street protest, or it will publish the identities and addresses of the syndicate's associates, from corrupt police to taxi drivers …
Discussion: The Next Web and Slashdot, Thanks:dsilverman
Michael Larabel / Phoronix:
Skype Goes After Reverse-Engineering  —  While Skype has now expanded their Linux API support to allow other applications to take advantage of Skype video calls and other features, a few months ago the Skype protocol began to be reverse-engineered by an independent researcher.
Discussion: Boing Boing
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Bloomberg TV and DirecTV Debut New Live Streaming Services for iPad  —  Financial media and data company Bloomberg today launched a new Bloomberg TV+ app for the iPad, offering free, ad-supported live streaming of the financial news channel. … Bloomberg TV+ also allows users …
Discussion: MediaPost
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Oh S**t, I'm A Racist  —  “I don't think Mike Arrington is a racist” - Angela Benton  —  It's never a good day when people you don't know are having a raging Internet debate about whether or not you're a racist.  But that's exactly what's happening, thanks to CNN.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Socialcam: Further Proof That You Folks Really Like Your Filters  —  Since last spring we've been tracking the progress of Socialcam, the ‘Instagram for Video’ that spun off from Justin.tv.  The app, which is available for iOS and Android, hit the 2 million download milestone at the beginning of the month …
Discussion: Socialcam
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Marshall Kirkpatrick's Blog:
Why Klout is Really and Truly Valuable  —  Social media scoring system Klout did a big refresh tonight and it is clearly broken because it said I am less influential than it said I was before.  But is it worthless?  Is this a meaningless arbitrary number that deserves nothing but mockery?  No.
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Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook's Hybrid News Feed May Be Helping Big Brands, Hurting Local Businesses
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