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7:50 PM ET, November 7, 2011

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Vic Gundotra / The Official Google Blog:
Google+ Pages: connect with all the things you care about  —  In life we connect with all kinds of people, places and things.  There's friends and family, of course, but there's also the sports teams we root for, the coffee shops we're loyal to, and the TV shows we can't stop watching (to name a few).
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google+ Pages Now Open For Businesses, Brands, Places & More  —  Finally, Google is now allowing businesses, brands and any non-human entity to participate in its Google+ social network, through new Google+ Pages that are launching today.  —  Businesses Weren't Allowed, Initially
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Google Direct Connect Hooks Search and Google+ Pages Together
Discussion: @waxpancake
Todd Haselton / BGR:
Samsung VP Gavin Kim departs to lead Microsoft's Windows Phone product management  —  Samsung's vice president of consumer and enterprise services Gavin Kim has left the company to join Microsoft as general manager of the Windows Phone team, BGR has exclusively learned.
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Michael Stroh / The Windows Blog:
New Windows Phones hit U.S. stores; Revealing our big NYC surprise  —  Two new sleek and stylish Windows Phones hit AT&T stores across the U.S. today—the Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash.  They join the white HTC Radar 4G introduced last week by T-Mobile.  —  To celebrate the debut …
Evan Blass / pocketnow.com:
HTC Edge: First Quad-Core Phone Revealed (Images)  —  Meet the HTC Edge: reportedly the company's first — and probably one of the world's first — cellphone powered by a quad-core processor.  Information from a reliable source paints Edge as a premium handset incorporating the latest mobile technologies — for the most part.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Nook Tablet announced: $249, available November 17th  —  As expected, Barnes & Noble has taken the wraps off of its latest Nook today — the so-called Nook Tablet, designed to replace the Nook Color with refreshed specs across the board including an “HD viewing experience.”
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Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat:
Mark Zuckerberg & Sheryl Sandberg on “Charlie Rose” (full transcript)  —  Set your DVRs: Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg will appear in an exclusive, hour-long interview with acclaimed broadcast journalist Charlie Rose, airing Monday night on PBS and Tuesday on Bloomberg TV.
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Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:   Mark Zuckerberg And Sheryl Sandberg On Charlie Rose: Here Are The Highlights
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Facebook's Zuckerberg Says Apple's Jobs Advised on Company Focus
Discussion: Electronista and The Next Web
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
iPhone Security Bug Lets Innocent-Looking Apps Go Bad  —  Apple's iPhones and iPads have remained malware-free thanks mostly to the company's puritanical attitude toward its App Store: Nothing even vaguely sinful gets in, and nothing from outside the App Store gets downloaded to an iOS gadget.
Nadia Damouni / Reuters:
Exclusive: HP weighing sale of webOS unit  —  (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co is evaluating a potential sale of its webOS software platform in a deal that could fetch hundreds of millions of dollars but likely less than the $1.2 billion the company paid for Palm Inc in 2010, said four sources close to the matter.
Malcolm Gladwell / New Yorker:
THE TWEAKER — The real genius of Steve Jobs.  —  Not long after Steve Jobs got married, in 1991, he moved with his wife to a nineteen-thirties, Cotswolds-style house in old Palo Alto.  Jobs always found it difficult to furnish the places where he lived.  His previous house had only a mattress, a table, and chairs.
Nicole Lee / CNET News:
Verizon to double data amounts for 4G smartphones  —  To tie in with the carrier's impending Droid Razr launch on 11:11 am on November 11th 2011, Verizon Wireless will launch a promotion that doubles the amount of monthly data allotment for 4G smartphone owners.
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Jon Ying / The Dropbox Blog:
Introducing Dropbox for Teams  —  Hey everyone!  —  We know that everyone uses Dropbox differently, and it's always pretty sweet hearing how different businesses around the world have used Dropbox to help make their lives a bit easier.  We've listened to their feedback and we're excited to announce the launch of “Dropbox for Teams”!
Kelly Scott / Bing:
Bing Central is Now Open  —  Today, we are lifting the curtains on Bing Central, one location for you to explore Bing services and features by completing fun missions, manage your Bing Rewards account, redeem great rewards in the redemption center and access account support as well as your profiles …
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Confirmed: Google Testing New “Sources” Display In Search Results  —  Google has confirmed that it's testing a new content module in its search results that's (currently) called “Sources.”  —  The module appears to have been spotted first by Cyrus Shepard, who shared screenshots …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Facebook Acquires Mobile Video And Image Editing App Developer Digital Staircase  —  It looks like Facebook has just acquired a mobile video and image app developer Digital Staircase, according to a blog post on the startup's site.  We've embedded the blog post below and emailed Facebook for confirmation.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
iPhone 4S pre-orders sold out in Hong Kong in 10 minutes  —  Bodes well for Friday's launch in 15 countries — and maybe mainland China by December  —  The new Hong Kong Apple Store.  Photo: Apple Inc.  —  Ticonderoga's Brian White, who has been keeping as close tabs on Apple's (AAPL) …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Google TV Scores An ‘Adult Video’ Channel, Courtesy Of Vivid  —  Never mind the Internet - the TV was invented for pr0n.  And now Google TV users can get their fictional passion fix, too, thanks to adult film studio Vivid Entertainment.  The latter, always aiming to please …
David Pierce / The Verge:
Zypr launches, aims to bring voice control to every device  —  Remember Jarvis, Tony Stark's chatty computerized assistant in Iron Man?  Pioneer wants to bring something similar to everyday consumers.  The company's launched Zypr, which aims to bring a single voice control system to every device you use …
Fabio Assolini / Securelist:
Massive DNS poisoning attacks in Brazil  —  In the past few days several Brazilian ISPs have fallen victim to a series of DNS cache poisoning attacks.  These attacks see users being redirected to install malware before connecting to popular sites.  Some incidents have also featured attacks …
Stefanie Fogel / VentureBeat:
Report: Game consoles most popular device for watching online content on a TV screen  —  Game consoles have become the most popular device in the U.S. for watching online content on a TV screen, according to a new report from market research service Strategy Analytics.
Discussion: CNET News and Daily Patricia
Amir Efrati / Digits:
Twitter Looks to TV, Media Partnerships for Growth  —  Twitter is becoming a big star on TV-and now the online-messaging service wants to shine even brighter.  —  A growing number of TV shows such as Fox's “Glee” and PBS's “Nova” regularly direct their viewers to Twitter in order to view …
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Disney and YouTube Make a Video Deal  —  LOS ANGELES — Two powerful media companies, the Walt Disney Company and YouTube, are betting that a new partnership will help them surmount separate but equally worrisome hurdles as they each strive for greater Web dominance.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Is Klout crossing the line when it comes to privacy?  —  Updated: If getting beaten up by critics and targeted by angry users is a sign of success, then Klout must be doing pretty well.  The San Francisco-based startup — which is trying to compile a kind of “reputation rank” …
 
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Ventures Takes A Sip Of Milk, Invests In Kevin Rose's New Startup
Discussion: 9to5Google
Tom Schoenberg / Bloomberg:
AT&T to Get More Sprint Data in T-Mobile Case, Court Rules
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com:
Fujitsu announce FX10 supercomputer capable of 23.2 petaflops
Discussion: Fugitsu
Joel Hruska / ExtremeTech:
HDD Pricewatch: You know where it's going — we tell you how much it's going to hurt
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Twitter Nabs Former Oracle Development Exec As VP Of Infrastructure Engineering
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
The Darknet Project: netroots activists dream of global mesh network
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Brad Feld / Feld Thoughts:
Another Day, Another Patent Troll
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
RIAA lawyer says DMCA may need overhaul
Discussion: TorrentFreak and PC World
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Hadoop Start-Up Cloudera Teams Up With Storage Player NetApp
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Antonio Regalado / Technology Review:
In Love With Android: Q&A with designer Matias Duarte
Clare Jim / Reuters:
HTC to push into emerging markets, eyes new tablet
Discussion: CNET News and Electronista
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
From Heaven: iTV  —  Search for the word “cracked” …
Discussion: VentureBeat and CNET News
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Google: Microsoft uses patents when products “stop succeeding”
Discussion: WinRumors
 

 
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