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2:35 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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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.
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.
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
Discussion: Mashable! and TechnoBuffalo, 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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Discussion: TeleRead
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Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Amazon Turns on its New Cloud in Oregon  —  A look at the Amazon Perdix container, which is reportedly being used to deploy new data center capacity in Oregon.  —  Amazon Web Services announced today that it is now serving its data from servers in Oregon, where the company has been building several data centers.
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.
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 and The Next Web
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
HTC Ville detailed: HTC Sense 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, thinner than iPhone  —  We just got the scoop on another brand new HTC handset, which will be part of the company's Mobile World Congress announcements alongside the HTC Edge we detailed yesterday.  The HTC Ville (codename) …
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.
Discussion: GeekWire and dailywireless.org
AVOS:
AVOS Acquires Trunk.ly to Enhance Link-Saving in Delicious  —  San Mateo, CA - November 9, 2011 - AVOS Systems, which recently re-launched Delicious.com and is led by YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, has acquired link-saving service Trunk.ly.  —  Trunk.ly was founded in December 2010 …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Windows Phone gains first video chat client with Tango; the app, not the update  —  The Tango video calling application has surfaced on the Marketplace today, finally giving Windows Phone users the ability to engage in video conversations like (and with) their counterparts using iOS or Android.
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
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.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Apple and Android are now dominating mobile game market  —  The mobile game landscape has changed dramatically in the last couple of years, with Apple and Android games surpassing both Nintendo and Sony for the leadership of the market.  —  According to mobile analytics firm Flurry and NPD data …
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 …
 
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Parse, The ‘Heroku For Mobile’, Raises $5.5 Million Series A
Discussion: GigaOM
Roberto Baldwin / Gizmodo:
This Is Not a Test: The Emergency Alert System Is Worthless Without Social Networks
Discussion: CNET News
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Yammer Now Works With Box.net and Five Other Cloud Services
Discussion: Social Markets and ReadWriteWeb
Glyn Moody / Techdirt:
Russian Internet Content Monitoring System To Go Live In December
Julianne Pepitone / CNNMoney.com:
Silicon Valley fights to keep its diversity data secret
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
F.C.C. and Cable Companies Push to Close Digital Divide
Discussion: DailyTech and PC Magazine
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
GigaOM Interview: Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Free, Legal Music Downloads, Few Strings Attached
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
The children are our future, and they're not paying for TV
Discussion: Fortune
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Walmart Goes Mobile With New Apps For iPhone & iPad
Wall Street Journal:
Judges Challenge Phone Location Tracking
Discussion: New York Times
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Will there be a Silverlight 6 (and does it matter)?