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3:10 PM ET, November 10, 2011

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Matt Warman / Telegraph:
The voice behind Siri breaks his silence  —  Jon Briggs only discovered he was the voice of Apple's Siri in the UK when he saw it on television.  He speaks openly for the first  —  Jon Briggs, the voice of Siri  —  Apple has been keeping a secret from iPhone users: the company may call its new …
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Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Voice behind Siri goes public despite warning from Apple  —  The voice behind the U.K.'s Siri speaks.  —  Former technology journalist Jon Briggs has revealed himself as the voice of Siri in the United Kingdom, despite a warning from Apple to keep silent.  —  In an interview …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Buys Contextual Rich News Browsing Startup Apture To Beef Up Chrome  —  Google has acquired Apture, a startup that brings instantaneous search to content on the web, we've confirmed with both companies.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wall Street Journal:
Zynga Leans On Some Workers to Surrender Pre-IPO Shares  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Zynga Inc. Chief Executive Mark Pincus often gave shares rather than high salaries to his top talent as he built his online-game start-up.  —  But as Zynga grew into a multibillion-dollar company with hot games like …
Discussion: Betabeat and I4U News
ACLU Blog of Rights:
It Was Close, But We Won: Viva Net Neutrality!  —  Today in the Senate there was a major win for freedom of speech and the Internet.  In a largely partisan vote Senate Democrats defeated a resolution introduced by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) which would have overturned …
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Josh Smith / NationalJournal.com:
Senate Blocks Resolution to Overturn Net-Neutrality Rules
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Apple Releases Software Updated Designed to Fix iOS5 Battery Issues  —  Apple on Thursday issued a minor software update to the operating system that powers the iPhone designed to fix several bugs that Apple says are to blame for the lower-than-expected battery life some users have been seeing.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google's Chief Works to Trim a Bloated Ship  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Larry Page, Google's chief executive, so hates wasting time at meetings that he once dumped his secretary to avoid being scheduled for them.  He does not much like e-mail either — even his own Gmail …
Bill Ray / The Register:
Is Apple nobbling iPhones to avoid more patent misery?  —  Android-like autocorrect discovered hidden in iOS 5  —  iOS 5 has a hidden autocorrect function, suggesting words along the top of the keyboard in an Android-like XT9 fashion, which can be enabled with a minor configuration tweak.
Discussion: Engadget
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iOS 5 hides an Android-like autocorrect keyboard bar, here's how to enable it
Ashton Kutcher / A+K:
Twitter Management  —  Up until today I have posted virtually everyone of my tweets on my own, but clearly the platform has become to big to be managed by a single individual.  When I started using twitter it was a communication platform that people could say what they are thinking in real …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Exclusive: Nokia, AT&T collaborating on Lumia 800 with LTE  —  We've learned from people familiar with the matter that Nokia's delayed entry into the US is partly due to the fact that it wants to attack with LTE — and that's a feature that Windows Phone 7.5 doesn't presently support.
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 …
Matias Duarte / Google+:
Hello Roboto  —  When we announced Ice Cream Sandwich I also got a chance to introduce Android's new typeface Roboto.  Today I'd like to talk about how Roboto was born — why we decided to create it, and the design choices we made in the process.  —  Why replace Droid?
Seth Fiegerman / Mainstreet.com:
Exclusive: Amazon's $79 Kindle Costs $84 to Make  —  NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Amazon's new $79 Kindle e-reader isn't just undercutting all competitors on price, it's also undercutting Amazon.  —  The soon-to-be-released e-reader costs $84.25 to manufacture, according to a new report …
Mary Himinkool / The Official Google Blog:
Supporting entrepreneurs around the world with Startup Weekend  —  We recognize the transformative power of startups and the entrepreneurs behind them that have the passion and courage to pursue a dream; the impact they can make on society can be significant.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Google+ Isn't Going Away  —  There sure are a lot of Google+ haters out there.  —  “Google+ Is Dead,” Farhad Manjoo, a writer for Slate, proclaimed this week.  Mr. Manjoo wrote, “Google might not know it yet, but from the outside, it's clear that G+ has started to die — it will hang on for a year …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
T-Mobile USA Sees iPhone 4S Leading to More Customer Defections  —  As part of its earnings report on Wednesday, T-Mobile USA warned that it could see a rise in churn as contract customers leave for one of its iPhone-carrying competitors.  —  The arrival of the iPhone 4S …
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Against Apple Over ‘iBrick’  —  A California woman accused Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) last year of using an underhanded trick to force iPhone users to buy a newer model.  This week she struck out in court after a federal judge concluded that Apple's software upgrades are free and do not qualify as a sale.
Discussion: Electronista
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
RIM's BBX Phones Won't Look Like Bold, Will Support BES  —  RIM's new BBX phones may not look like the BlackBerry Bold, but they will support BlackBerry's core enterprise email features, Alec Saunders, RIM's vice president of Developer Relations and Ecosystem Development told PCMag.com.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Nuance speech recognition comes to Mac App Store with Dragon Express  —  Nuance just dropped a new Dragon dictation product in the Mac App Store called Dragon Express ($49 introductory price), a scaled-back, less expensive version of their Dragon Dictate software.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
WhaleShark Catches $150 Million Round to Invest in Couponing Craze  —  WhaleShark Media has raised $150 million in venture capital to continue buying up coupon-oriented sites around the globe.  —  The shell company has grown through acquisition, picking up eight sites in the past two years …
Bloomberg:
HTC Rides Anti-Apple Strategy to Top Spot in U.S. Smartphone Market: Tech  —  HTC Corp. (2498) Chief Executive Officer Peter Chou got the call when Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) wanted to develop the first smartphone for a higher-speed wireless network last year.  —  Sprint needed the phone fast …
Discussion: Between the Lines Blog, Thanks:sarahfrier
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 …
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Sean Hollister / The Verge:
ARM announces Mali-T658 GPU, claims ten times the graphical performance of today's smartphones
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Facebook Adds Another Nail To The Proverbial RSS Coffin, Kills Off ‘Import’ In Notes
Discussion: The Loop and Inside Facebook
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
Corporate Japan Rocked By Scandal at Olympus
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