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8:30 AM ET, November 9, 2011

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Jason Perlow / Tech Broiler Blog:
Exclusive: Adobe ceases development on mobile browser Flash, refocuses efforts on HTML5  —  Summary: Adobe has briefed developers on the impending cessation of mobile flash browser plugin development. … Additionally, the e-mail briefing to Adobe's partners has been summed up as follows:
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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.
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 …
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  —  Is this PowerPoint's Revenge?  —  A 29-page slide deck - made public this week in Microsoft's patent lawsuit against Barnes & Noble — outlines, in great detail, the bookseller's objections …
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 …
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 …
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Wall Street Journal:
Dish in Talks for Internet TV
Discussion: DSLreports
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Free, Legal Music Downloads, Few Strings Attached  —  From the “sometimes you really can get a free lunch” file: Here's a free, legal way to download music, with barely any strings attached.  —  Said strings: You have to visit a certain brand's Facebook page, “Like” their page or jump through …
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.
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.
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.
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
GigaOM Interview: Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop  —  Since taking over the reigns as Nokia's CEO in Sept. 2010, Stephen Elop has done what was considered unthinkable: Abandon Nokia's Symbian platform in favor of Microsoft's Windows phone software.  Nokia's smartphone sales have slumped in relation …
Mike Isaac / Gadget Lab:
Nvidia Unveils Tegra 3, World's First Quad-Core Mobile Processor  —  The Eee Pad Transformer Prime by ASUS is the first tablet to run the Tegra 3 processor.  Photo courtesy of NVidia  —  Nvidia has unveiled its long-anticipated Tegra 3 processor, the world's first quad-core chip designed specifically for mobile devices.
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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.
Discussion: paidContent
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Will there be a Silverlight 6 (and does it matter)?  —  Summary: Microsoft is poised to release to manufacturing Silverlight 5.  There's word from some of my contacts that this might be the last major release of Silverlight, but Microsoft isn't confirming or denying.
Discussion: The Verge, Neowin.net and The Next Web
The Mozilla Blog:
Mozilla Firefox Adds Twitter Search and New Features that Make Web Browsing Easier  —  Today, we're releasing an update to Firefox for Windows, Mac, Linux and Firefox for Android.  This update includes new features that make Web browsing easier and give users and developers more control over how they customize their Web experience.
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 …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Adobe ‘Restructures,’ Eliminates 750 Jobs In North America And Europe  —  We've been hearing rumors of Adobe layoffs all day, and the company just released a statement announcing that it is ‘restructuring’ its business, which will result in the elimination of 750 jobs in North America and Europe.
Matt Haber / Fast Company:
Facebook For The Famous  —  Backed by heavyweights in three disparate industries—Amazon, CAA, and Greylock Partners—WhoSay.com lets celebrities do something Twitter and Facebook don't: own their online content.  Tom Hanks, Anderson Cooper, Lindsay Lohan, Paul Feig, and nearly 900 other stars have already signed up for the service.
Horace Dediu / asymco:
How many iPhones are being discarded in the US?  —  In the recently posted US Smartphone Landscape I used comScore's data to paint a picture of the growth of smartphones in general and the shape of the mobile platforms in the US.  The source was survey data measuring the installed base.
Trevor Timm / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
The Stop Online Piracy Act: A Blacklist by Any Other Name Is Still a Blacklist  —  During the past week, momentum against the House's draconian copyright bill has gained steam, as venture capitalists, Internet giants and major artists have denounced it for handing corporations unprecedented power …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Police Arrest Fugitive Suspect in Kino.to Piracy Ring  —  On June 11th 2011, Europe witnessed one of the largest piracy-related busts in history.  The popular movie streaming portal Kino.to was shut down and a dozen people connected to the site were arrested.
Dante Cesa / Engadget:
Apple reaches settlement in MagSafe class action suit, dodges fireball  —  Apple's MagSafe has been veritable boon to the clumsy, saving MacBooks from accidental drops since 2006.  The magnetic solution, however, hasn't been exactly great when keeping those same notebooks spark free.
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
Idannyocean / 9to5Mac:
Apple Retail to construct “Express Lanes” during overnight tonight  —  We have just learned that Apple retail stores are having an “overnight” tonight to setup new Express Lanes.  Apple has used these express lanes in the past to provide holiday shoppers a fast track to purchase Apple products and accessories.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Killing the 500-shareholder rule  —  The 500-shareholder rule is heading for the scrapyard.  —  Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) today introduced legislation that would effectively eliminate a rule that many have cited as the reason Facebook may go public next year.
Discussion: Gawker and Business Insider
 
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Joe Schneider / Bloomberg:
Apple Must Reveal Australian Contracts to Samsung, Judge Rules
Discussion: Electronista
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Exclusive: HP's Meg Whitman on webOS 'it's not obvious exactly what to do here'
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM:
Index goes big with $690m growth fund
Discussion: DealBook, Digits, Guardian and TechCrunch
Zack Whittaker / London Calling Blog:
Updated European law will close Patriot Act data access loophole
Discussion: The Register, Thanks:jperlow
Kin Lane / API Evangelist:
Google Launches Oauth 2.0 Playground
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Rocky Agrawal / VentureBeat:
Deal fatigue moves Amazon to unsubscribe users from its daily deals mailer
Discussion: Screenwerk
 Earlier Items: 
Bloomberg:
Alibaba, Softbank Said to Seek Partners for Yahoo
Discussion: The Tech Trade
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Kobo Acquired By Japanese E-Commerce Firm Rakuten For $315 Million
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter Rolling Out Activity Streams That Make The Home Page A Dashboard
Discussion: AllTwitter and The Verge
Randall Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Yelp Moves Toward IPO, Picks Bankers
Discussion: DealBook, CNET News and VentureBeat
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Google's Schmidt: Android ‘started before the iPhone effort’
 

 
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