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11:35 PM ET, November 9, 2011

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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Not just mobile: Adobe is abandoning Flash on TVs as well  —  Adobe announced Wednesday that it would be abandoning its work to enable rich applications on mobile devices through Flash, and would be focusing on HTML5 and Adobe AIR apps instead.  But at the same time that it was working …
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Dan Frommer / SplatF:
What the end of Flash means for Adobe  —  Adobe announced yesterday that it would stop developing Flash plugins for mobile browsers, which ultimately signals the end of Flash.  —  Adobe's specific phrase in its release was: “Focusing Flash resources on delivering the most advanced PC web experiences …
Discussion: ZDNet, iPhone and CNET News
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
So Now What Will iPad Rivals Say in Their Commercials?  —  There are tons of implications to Adobe dropping future mobile development of the Flash plug-in, but one of the most immediate is for those whose job it is to market and sell Android tablets.  —  Flash support has been one of the key advantages …
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.
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Michael Steeber:
Apple: We Have No Plans To Bring Siri To Older Devices
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: TechCrunch and FEMA Blog
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Roberto Baldwin / Gizmodo:
This Is Not a Test: The Emergency Alert System Is Worthless Without Social Networks
Discussion: Media Decoder and CNET News
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 …
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.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
‘Biggest Cybercriminal Takedown in History’  —  The proprietors of shadowy online businesses that have become synonymous with cybercrime in recent years were arrested in their native Estonia on Tuesday and charged with running a sophisticated click fraud scheme that infected with malware …
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Shira Lazar / What's Trending with Shira Lazar:
EXCLUSIVE: Steve Jobs ‘The Lost Interview’ Teaser  —  Steve Jobs ‘The Lost Interview’ will be out in limited release across the country starting November 19th.  In the meantime, What's Trending has an exclusive sneak peek at the never before seen interview being distributed across Landmark Theaters in 19 cities:
Discussion: 9to5Mac and MacNN
David Cohen / All Facebook:
Facebook Restores News Feed To Previous Design, Sort Of  —  One of the biggest issues Facebook users raised about the changes to the news feed introduced six weeks ago was the most recent stories not appearing at the top.  Now, the social network has brought back that option.  Sort of.
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.
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) …
Lisa Baertlein / Reuters:
Walmart.com test stores hint at Web shopping fight  —  (Reuters) - Two tiny Walmart.com stores are making Southern California malls their home for the holidays, launching the latest salvo in the war for online retail dominance.  —  The temporary stores are a first for Wal-Mart Stores Inc …
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
New “Listen” and “Read” Buttons Appear on Facebook's Ticker  —  Some users are seeing an interface adjustment on Facebook's Ticker that makes it easier to start consuming the media that you see your friends engaging with.  News articles and songs in the Ticker now include buttons that allow …
DigiTimes:
Amazon increases Kindle Fire orders  —  Amazon has recently increased its Kindle Fire orders to more than five million units before the end of 2011 as pre-orders for the machine remain strong, according to sources from upstream component suppliers.  —  Amazon already raised its order volume once …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Electronista
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.
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
How Steve Case and His Company Are Driving the Sharing Economy  —  The folks that brought you America Online have quietly launched Zipcar, LivingSocial and the Web 3.0.  But is the sharing economy a peculiarity of the recession or the beginning of a brave new market?
Greg Lamm / TechFlash:
Amazon backs bipartisan federal sales-tax bill; eBay hates it  —  The Alliance for Main Street Fairness has run ads mocking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on the sales tax issue  —  Updated with comments from Gov. Chris Gregoire  —  Amazon is throwing its weight behind a bipartisan tax bill introduced …
Chenda Ngak / CBS News:
Steve Jobs nominated for Time Person of the Year  —  (CBS) - Technology and social justices ruled the nominations for Time magazine's 2011 Person of the Year.  —  Apple Computer's co-founder Steve Jobs was nominated by “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams to be Time magazine's Person of the Year.
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 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Cisco delivers better than expected Q1  —  Summary: Cisco CEO John Chambers said the first quarter was solid as the company weathered economic uncertainty well.  —  Cisco reported a better than expected fiscal first quarter and CEO John Chambers said the company's restructuring is beginning to pay off in …
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.
Tim Barribeau / The Verge:
Fox News to use Google+ Hangouts for GOP candidate interviews  —  Starting November 15th, Fox News' Special Report will undertake a series of interviews with the Republican presidential candidates, and, unusually, will run them through Google+ Hangouts.  Fox News anchor Bret Baier will hold …
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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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Mingly Makes Gmail Social With $500K From Idealab
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Mikael Ricknäs / Computerworld:
Number of Wi-Fi hotspots to quadruple by 2015
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Groupon's Getting Personal...Announcing Deal Types and Places
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter Soars Past TwitPic and YFrog to Become #1 Photo Service
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Parse, The ‘Heroku For Mobile’, Raises $5.5 Million Series A
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Why Microsoft authorized a $9 Windows Phone jailbreak
Bill Rigby / Reuters:
In Microsoft's shadow, Seattle's tech scene surges
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