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12:50 PM ET, November 9, 2011

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Danny Winokur / Adobe Blogs:
Flash to Focus on PC Browsing and Mobile Apps; Adobe to More Aggressively Contribute to HTML5  —  Adobe is all about enabling designers and developers to create the most expressive content possible, regardless of platform or technology.  For more than a decade, Flash has enabled the richest content …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Steve's Last Laugh: Adobe Killing Off Flash For Mobile Devices  —  The year was 2008.  I was at an event focused on mobile, sitting in on a roundtable discussion with several folks from key companies in the industry.  One gentleman was from Adobe.  The iPhone had launched the previous year, famously without any support for Flash.
Erica Ogg / GigaOM:
Why Flash didn't work out on mobile devices  —  The debate over whether supporting the Adobe Flash plug-in on mobile devices is a feature or not is over.  Last night ZDNet got hold of an announcement Adobe early: that it is abandoning its work on Flash for mobile.
Amazon.com:
Facebook, Pandora, Netflix, Rhapsody, Games from Electronic Arts, Zynga and Rovio, and Several Thousand More Apps and Games Coming To Kindle Fire Next Week  —  Just like with movies and TV shows, music, books, and magazines, Kindle Fire offers a fully-integrated Android apps and games experience …
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Stuart Dredge / Apps blog:
Amazon Kindle Fire launch apps will include Netflix, Facebook, Pandora and Angry Birds  —  EA, Zynga, PopCap and Twitter among other companies signed up to bring their Android apps to the tablet  —  Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet will have a catalogue of thousands of Android apps and games …
Discussion: Mashable!, TechnoBuffalo and T3 News, Thanks:stuartdredge
Michael Steeber:
Apple: We Have No Plans To Bring Siri To Older Devices  —  Apple has allegedly given the official word that Siri will not be coming to older iOS devices, at least not any time soon.  I received word yesterday from someone who contacted Apple with a bug report, suggesting an optional build …
Clare Jim / Reuters:
Google offers support to Android firms in lawsuits  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc will continue to offer support to firms using its Android system that are involved in legal disputes, its executive chairman Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday, as the Internet giant looks to cement alliances in the face of toughening competition.
Google Apps update alerts:
Deprecation of Gmail App for BlackBerry  —  Beginning November 22, 2011, we will end support for the Gmail App for Blackberry (installed native app).  Over this past year, we've focused efforts on building a great Gmail experience in the mobile browser and will continue investing in this area.
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Barnes & Noble Urges U.S. Regulators to Probe Microsoft on Mobile Patents  —  Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS) asked U.S. regulators to investigate whether Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) seeks to monopolize the mobile-device market by demanding patent royalties on electronics running on Google Inc.'s Android operating system.
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Barnes & Noble's 29-page slide deck calls B.S. on Microsoft's Android patent campaign
Discussion: TeleRead
Editer / Xbox.com Blog:
Xbox.com: Enhanced!  New Social & Video Sections  —  In the coming days, the familiar “My Xbox” section of Xbox.com is going away.  Fear not: It's being replaced with a significant update that will make it even easier to see what your friends are doing on Xbox LIVE.
Jun Yang / Bloomberg:
Samsung to Sell Windows 8 Computer in 2012  —  Samsung Electronics Co. plans to start selling touch-screen computers using the latest Windows operating system in the second half of next year as it seeks to tap demand for portable, yet powerful devices.  —  The product will probably …
Maciej Ceglowski / Pinboard:
The Social Graph is Neither  —  I first came across the phrase social graph in 2007, in an essay by Brad Fitzpatrick, though I'd be curious to know if it goes back further.  —  The idea of representing relationships between people as networks is old, but this was the first time I had thought …
Discussion: GigaOM and Ross Mayfield's Weblog
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Survey: 26% of likely Fire buyers delaying iPad purchase  —  Pent-up demand for the new Kindle is even stronger than for the iPad 2 In a note to clients issued Thursday, RBC's Mike Abramsky shares the results of a ChangeWave survey of 2,600 early adopter types.
Bill Rigby / Reuters:
In Microsoft's shadow, Seattle's tech scene surges  —  (Reuters) - The transformation of Seattle's South Lake Union district stands as a metaphor for this city's emergence as what some would argue is the West Coast's second most important hub of technology and entrepreneurship.
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
I See Your Siri and Raise You a Yap: Amazon Quietly Snaps Up Speech-Recognition Startup  —  Amazon quietly purchased a Charlotte voice-to-text startup called Yap, an SEC filing shows.  —  Though the acquisition was apparently completed in September, no public announcement has been made by either company.
Discussion: MacRumors, CLT Blog and Electronista
Rob Crossley / Develop:
Nintendo ‘working on Wii U support for two tablets’  —  Console specs still in flux, but sources say Nintendo now has ambitions for touch-screen multiplayer  —  Nintendo engineers are working hard to upgrade Wii U so that it can simultaneously support two tablet controllers, Develop understands.
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
The children are our future, and they're not paying for TV  —  A weak economy is putting pressure on the pay TV industry, as it struggles to get new users to sign up for cable, IPTV and satellite services.  But the short-term issue around the affordability of cable is hiding a bigger trend …
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Google+ Is Dead  —  The search behemoth might not realize it yet, but its chance to compete with Facebook has come and gone.  —  Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt didn't post his first Google+ message until three months after it went live  —  AFP/Getty Images.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Scoop: The Boxee Box is getting a live TV tuner (video)  —  Boxee Box owners will soon be able to watch live television through the device, with the help of a special USB dongle that functions as a tuner for free over-the-air HD TV signals.  The live TV feature is part of a major update …
Wall Street Journal:
Judges Challenge Phone Location Tracking  —  State and federal authorities follow the movements of thousands of Americans each year by secretly monitoring the location of their cellphones, often with little judicial oversight, in a practice facing legal challenges.
Discussion: New York Times
Julianne Pepitone / CNNMoney.com:
Silicon Valley fights to keep its diversity data secret  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — How diverse are Silicon Valley's offices and executive suites?  Activists have been trying for years to answer that question, but some of the industry's largest and most influential employers — including Apple …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Why Microsoft authorized a $9 Windows Phone jailbreak  —  The creators of smartphone platforms have to perform an unusual balancing act.  Every platform now has a first-party application store of some kind.  But each platform makes its own set of particular trade-offs …
Discussion: WinRumors
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Yammer Now Works With Box.net and Five Other Cloud Services  —  Yammer, the social enterprise and collaboration outfit once described simply as “Twitter for the office,” just got a lot more powerful.  Today the company announced integrations with a half-dozen cloud-based enterprise services.
Glyn Moody / Techdirt:
Russian Internet Content Monitoring System To Go Live In December  —  Back in April of this year, the Russian government put out a tender: … The stated purpose of the monitoring system was quite specific: … Here's what it would be searching for:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Walmart Goes Mobile With New Apps For iPhone & iPad  —  Today, Walmart is launching an updated iPhone application and a new iPad app, in an effort to better connect customers' offline and online shopping experiences.  The iPhone app in particular brings a number of new features …
 
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
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Formspring launches ‘Interests’ in move toward revenue
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 Earlier Items: 
Dante Cesa / Engadget:
Apple reaches settlement in MagSafe class action suit, dodges fireball
Discussion: Inquirer and Apple
Mike Isaac / Gadget Lab:
Nvidia Unveils Tegra 3, World's First Quad-Core Mobile Processor
Matt Haber / Fast Company:
Facebook For The Famous
Idannyocean / 9to5Mac:
Apple Retail to construct “Express Lanes” during overnight tonight
Horace Dediu / asymco:
How many iPhones are being discarded in the US?