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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
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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Brian Heater / Engadget:
Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet gets real, we go hands-on (video)
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.
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.
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 …
Max Wang / DigiTimes:
Apple likely to modify LED back-light solutions for next-generation iPads, say sources  —  LED back-light unit (BLU) vendors have reportedly offered two alternative backlight solutions for Apple to choose from for its next-generation iPad, according to sources at Taiwan-based BLU makers.
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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Brian Womack / Bloomberg:   Facebook's Zuckerberg Says Apple's Jobs Advised on Company Focus
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”!
Discussion: ZDNet
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.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Motorola Droid RAZR review  —  The Droid RAZR is a legitimate feat of hardware engineering — but is it your next phone?  The Droid RAZR is one of those rare phones that qualifies as a leap forward in hardware design and engineering.  Sure, other handsets have higher-resolution displays …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Ventures Takes A Sip Of Milk, Invests In Kevin Rose's New Startup  —  Kevin Rose's mobile lab, Milk, has a new investor: Google Ventures.  The startup raised $1.5 million in a seed round last April from investors including Chris Sacca, Evan Williams, Dave Morin, Joshua Schachter …
Discussion: 9to5Google
Joel Hruska / ExtremeTech:
HDD Pricewatch: You know where it's going — we tell you how much it's going to hurt  —  Hard drive price are rocketing upwards due to the devastating floods in Thailand.  After covering the issue last week, we decided to revisit the topic with more information on how prices have changed …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
The Darknet Project: netroots activists dream of global mesh network  —  A group of Internet activists gathered last week in an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channel to begin planning an ambitious project—they hope to overcome electronic surveillance and censorship by creating a whole new Internet.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Time Warner Cable experiences huge system-wide outage  —  Hey you — did your internet just freak out?  Is it still freaking out?  You're not alone: Time Warner Cable customers across the country are experiencing strange outages and slowdowns, and the company says it's recovering from a …
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.
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 …
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com:
Fujitsu announce FX10 supercomputer capable of 23.2 petaflops  —  Fujitsu seems to be on a roll at the moment when it comes to supercomputer breakthroughs.  Only last week the Japanese company announced the “K computer,” a supercomputer capable of 10.51 petaflops and developed with the aid of the RIKEN research lab.
Discussion: Fugitsu
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Hadoop Start-Up Cloudera Teams Up With Storage Player NetApp  —  If a company has a batch of data of any reasonable size and wants to do anything useful with it, chances are that at one point or another it's going to wind up using some version of Hadoop.  —  Hadoop, whose mascot …
Discussion: VentureBeat, TechCrunch and GigaOM
 
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Tom Schoenberg / Bloomberg:
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Twitter Nabs Former Oracle Development Exec As VP Of Infrastructure Engineering
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Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
From Heaven: iTV  —  Search for the word “cracked” …
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Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire:
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