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1:30 PM ET, November 15, 2011

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Zal Bilimoria / The Official Netflix Blog:
New Experience Now Available for All Android Tablets (iPad Coming Soon)  —  The new design is much more immersive and provides greater focus on the growing number of titles in the Netflix catalog.  In fact, the new interface displays twice as many movies and TV shows as before, enabling you to discover even more titles you'll love.
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Brian Solomon / Mobile:
Netflix Redesigns App for iPad, Nook Tablet, and Kindle Fire
Discussion: Forbes
Peter Fleischer / The Official Google Blog:
Greater choice for wireless access point owners  —  From tagging a post with your location, to checking in to a restaurant, to simply finding out where you are, location-based services have become some of the most popular features of today's Internet.  One of the key ways technology companies …
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Sid Viswanathan / The LinkedIn Blog:
LinkedIn's New CardMunch iPhone App: Reinventing Business Cards  —  Today, we've taken a giant leap forward to reinventing business cards with a complete relaunch of the LinkedIn's CardMunch iPhone app with a brand new mobile experience for professionals on LinkedIn.  —  Get the Cardmunch iPhone app now!
Bloomberg:
Google Said to Be Near Universal Music Deal for Song Downloads  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) is near an agreement to secure songs from Vivendi SA (VIV)'s Universal Music Group for its new music service, said a person with knowledge of the situation.  —  An accord with Universal …
Gartner:
Gartner Says Sales of Mobile Devices Grew 5.6 Percent in Third Quarter of 2011; Smartphone Sales Increased 42 Percent  — Android OS Rose to Account for More Than 50 Percent of Smartphone Sales  —  Worldwide sales of mobile devices totaled 440.5 million units in the third quarter of 2011 …
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Violet Blue / ZDNet:
Facebook Porn and Gore Exploit Spiraling Out Of Control  —  Summary: For the past few days an exploit has been hijacking Facebook users accounts and posting explicit gore and pornography to users' timelines.  —  Facebook users' outrage is mounting toward the social network for an exploit …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
DOJ: Lying on Match.com needs to be a crime  —  The U.S. Department of Justice is defending computer hacking laws that make it a crime to use a fake name on Facebook or lie about your weight in an online dating profile.  —  In a statement obtained by CNET that's scheduled to be delivered tomorrow …
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
BlackBerry London: is this the first RIM phone with the BBX OS?  —  We've just gotten a look at what might be the first-ever photo of the next iteration of BlackBerry devices (based on the upcoming BBX operating system and its QNX roots), and we wanted to share.
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Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Leaked BlackBerry London is real, launching in Q3
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
New Study Shows Majority Of Americans Against SOPA; Believe Extreme Copyright Enforcement Is Unreasonable  —  One of the talking points we've been hearing about SOPA from the lobbyists pushing to get it approved is that the majority of Americans are in favor of the bill, because they want to “protect” intellectual property or jobs.
Discussion: Media Piracy …
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Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Facebook, Google join to fight Internet piracy legislation
Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
Rushdie Wins Facebook Fight Over Identity  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The writer Salman Rushdie hit Twitter on Monday morning with a flurry of exasperated posts.  Facebook, he wrote, had deactivated his account, demanded proof of identity and then turned him into Ahmed Rushdie, which is how he is identified on his passport.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Benchmark, Marissa Mayer Put $5.5M In Stationery Design And Retail Site Minted  —  Minted, design community and e-commerce site for stationery and cards, has raised $5.5 million in Series B funding led Benchmark Capital, with IDG Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Marissa Mayer and Jeremy Stoppelman participating.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Device Specs  —  Drew Breunig, “Device Specs Have Become Meaningless”: … Spec-based reviews of computers and gadgets are inherently flawed, a relic of an era that's already gone.  Movie reviews are about what the movie is like to watch.  Is it enjoyable, is it entertaining, does it look and sound good?
Discussion: iDownloadBlog.com
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Pew Research:
Why Americans Use Social Media  —  Two-thirds of online adults (66%) use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or LinkedIn.  These internet users say that connections with family members and friends (both new and old) are a primary consideration in their adoption of social media tools.
Discussion: ZDNet
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Public Memorials for Diaspora Co-Founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy to Be Held This Weekend  —  Diapora co-founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy passed away on Saturday night, the team behind the distributed, open source social network acknowledged today.  —  Public memorial services for Zhitomirskiy are planned …
Christina Warren / Mashable!:
Yes, You Can Install the Nook App on a Kindle Fire [EXCLUSIVE]  —  Although Amazon goes out of its way to hide all traces of vanilla Android from its new Kindle Fire tablet, it turns out tech-savvy users can still install select third-party Android applications outside the auspices of the Amazon Appstore.
Discussion: Gizmodo, GottaBeMobile and TeleRead, Thanks:benparr
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
MacBook Air now 28% of Apple's notebook shipments  —  Apple's MacBook Air models now make up 28 percent of the company's notebook shipments, up from just 8 percent in the first half of the year.  —  Research by Morgan Stanley involving NPD figures reported by analyst Katy Huberty indicate Apple's thin …
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing:
What the Vaio Z says about Sony's little design problem  —  Sony's latest ultraportable laptop is stunning.  It's beautiful and lightweight, with a classy metal chassis and impeccably tasteful trim.  It has a powerful i7 CPU, 1600x900 13.1" display and a lightning-fast SSD.
Myles Jordan / Google LatLong:
See your rated places and discover new ones directly on the map  —  (Cross-posted on the Google Places Blog)  —  Since the My Places tab was released earlier this summer, you've been able to view all the places you've rated in one manageable list.  This list is now being used to personalize …
Thomas Houston / The Verge:
Adobe Touch apps hands-on: Photoshop Touch, Kuler, Proto, and more come to Android  —  While Adobe first announced its Touch Apps suite at MAX 2011 earlier this year, the Android version of the apps are finally rolling out today.  Each app retails for $9.99, requires Android 3.1 or later, and an 8.9-inch screen.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
BlackBerry Bold 9790 and Curve 9380 announced with BB OS 7, available in ‘the coming weeks’  —  After many leaks, RIM has finally come clean on its latest BlackBerry smartphones, the Bold 9790 and Curve 9380.  Both devices run BlackBerry OS 7 with its newer browser, support for NFC and, of course, BlackBerry Messenger.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Amazon Web Services lands on supercomputer list, bolsters HPC offering  —  Summary: The new HPC instance includes 2 Intel Xeon processors with 8 cores each.  The Cluster Compute Eight Extra Large also has 2 GB of RAM and 3.46 TB of instance storage.  —  Amazon Web Services is adding …
Sean Buckley / Engadget:
Nokia Music joins the auto-playlist club, brings Pandora-like song-finding to Lumia 800  —  Smartphone owners have a lot of options for streaming music these days, and if a new challenger doesn't get off to a good start, it could easily get left in the dust.
 
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Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
LinkedIn insiders preparing to unload shares
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Bloomberg:
SAP Plans to Double China Workforce, Budgets $2 Billion Spending by 2015
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Vyatta nabs $12M from HighBAR, JPMorgan, Citrix to push cloud networking security
Amar Toor / Engadget:
Ice Cream Sandwich coming to full Xperia lineup, Sony Ericsson confirms
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Greg Finn / Search Engine Land:
Recent Google+ Posts & “Add To Circles” Buttons Are Coming To Google's Search Results
Discussion: Softpedia News
Dana Mattioli / Wall Street Journal:
Recruiters Seek E-Commerce Executives
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Fab Hits A Million Users, Is Raising Many Millions of Dollars
Amy Pyett / Reuters:
Australia court to hear Samsung-Apple case in March
Felix Salmon:
The future of online advertising
Discussion: Epicenter
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
The making of the Xbox: How Microsoft unleashed a video game revolution (part 1)
Discussion: Seattle Times, TechNet Blogs and WinRumors, Thanks:deantak
 

 
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