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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.
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:
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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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  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: RBC Capital  —  In a note to clients issued Thursday, RBC's Mike Abramsky shares the results of a ChangeWave survey of 2,600 early adopter types.
Stuart Dredge / Apps blog:
Amazon Kindle Fire launch apps will include Netflix, Facebook, Pandora and Angry Birds
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.
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
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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: ZDNet, Gizmodo, The Next Web and WinRumors
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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:
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
AT&T to deploy LTE-Advanced in 2013  —  AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) will launch LTE-Advanced network technology in 2013, a top company executive said Tuesday while speaking at the LTE North America conference in Dallas.  —  Krish Prabhu, president and CEO of AT&T Labs, made the statement, which was later confirmed by an AT&T spokeswoman.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
More Money for Mobile Ads: Medialets Raises Another $8.4 Million  —  Mobile ads are a smallish business with very big growth projections, which is why investors are happy to pour money into the industry.  Today's example: Mobile ad start-up Medialets has raised another $8.4 million …
Discussion: Betabeat and TechCrunch
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 …
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Formspring launches ‘Interests’ in move toward revenue  —  Formspring, the social Q&A site, has built up a big following in the two years since it launched.  The website sees more than 30 million unique visitors each month, and now there are 27 million registered users who frequent Formspring …
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
 
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Bill Rigby / Reuters:
In Microsoft's shadow, Seattle's tech scene surges
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
F.C.C. and Cable Companies Push to Close Digital Divide
Discussion: PC Magazine, Engadget and Deadline.com
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Police Arrest Fugitive Suspect in Kino.to Piracy Ring
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
GigaOM Interview: Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop
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The Stop Online Piracy Act: A Blacklist by Any Other Name Is Still a Blacklist
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Idannyocean / 9to5Mac:
Apple Retail to construct “Express Lanes” during overnight tonight
Discussion: MacNN
Horace Dediu / asymco:
How many iPhones are being discarded in the US?
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Exclusive: HP's Meg Whitman on webOS 'it's not obvious exactly what to do here'
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: Softpedia News and Screenwerk
Bloomberg:
Alibaba, Softbank Said to Seek Partners for Yahoo
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Killing the 500-shareholder rule
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