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5:40 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
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
What the end of Flash means for Adobe
Discussion: WinRumors, Computerworld and CNET News
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:   It's not just mobile — Adobe is abandoning Flash on TVs as well
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 …
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 …
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Matt / iFixit Blog:
Little Sister Siri  —  Every smartphone has its share of sensors — little doodads that know when you're “steering” that awesome car in that awesome game, or making sure you come back home safe by knowing which way is North — and the iPhone 4S is no different in this regard.
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 …
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) …
Todd Volkert / Google+ Platform Blog:
Google+ badges: Drive Engagement with Your Users on Google+, Right from Your Own Website  —  On Monday we launched Google+ Pages, to help people connect with all the things they care about — and lots of businesses and brands have already created pages.  One important offering for customers with a web presence is the Google+ badge.
Zeke Miller / Business Insider:
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM TEST FAILS  —  At 2 pm today the National Emergency Alert System is supposed be tested for the first time in its history on a federal level.  As of 2:03 the system has yet to be activated.  —  Every TV and radio station in the nation is supposed to broadcast the test alert …
Discussion: FEMA Blog
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Roberto Baldwin / Gizmodo:
This Is Not a Test: The Emergency Alert System Is Worthless Without Social Networks
Discussion: CNET News and Media Decoder
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
RIM Says Investigating Delays, but Insists No Widespread Outage  —  Research In Motion said on Wednesday that it is looking into reports some BlackBerry users are having problems accessing data services.  —  The company posted a statement on its Twitter account saying it is investigating the issue and promising a speedy update.
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 …
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
Xiaorui Gan / Inside Search:
The +1 button for Images: See it.  Share it.  —  Recommendations from your friends help making decisions on everything easier, from where to eat, to what movies to watch and where to go for your next trip — and pictures can really help you decide.  In March, we introduced the +1 button …
 
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Laura McClung / The Official Google Blog:
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter Soars Past TwitPic and YFrog to Become #1 Photo Service
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google May Penalize Ad Heavy Pages
Discussion: WebProNews
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Parse, The ‘Heroku For Mobile’, Raises $5.5 Million Series A
Discussion: GeekWire, ReadWriteWeb and GigaOM
 Earlier Items: 
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Why Microsoft authorized a $9 Windows Phone jailbreak
Discussion: WinRumors and The Next Web
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Windows Phone gains first video chat client with Tango; the app, not the update
Julianne Pepitone / CNNMoney.com:
Silicon Valley fights to keep its diversity data secret
Discussion: Betabeat and Gawker
Rob Crossley / Develop:
Nintendo ‘working on Wii U support for two tablets’
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Free, Legal Music Downloads, Few Strings Attached
Discussion: Neowin.net
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
The children are our future, and they're not paying for TV
Discussion: Fortune
Maciej Ceglowski / Pinboard:
The Social Graph is Neither
Discussion: GigaOM and Boing Boing