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3:40 PM ET, October 27, 2009

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Sydney Morning Herald:
Apple shops tablet around Australia  —  Apple is preparing to release a groundbreaking tablet computer in Australia and around the world early next year and has been in discussions with media companies about including their content on the device.  —  The tablet is tipped to be a larger version of the iPhone.
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Phil Schiller: No More Apple Products This Year [Update: Apple Called]  —  People are mumbling about incoming this and that “coming soon” from Apple.  Normally, we don't have a clue about what really goes one at Cupertino.  Sometimes, however, we hit gold, lurking in the dark.  Others, we get The Word.
Pierre Lebeau / Google Voice Blog:
Google Voice with your existing number  —  Google Voice is all about enabling choice: which phone you pick up your calls on, where to review your voicemail messages, how to send and reply to text messages, etc.  So when it comes to your phone number, it was logical for us to also offer a choice of which number to use with Google Voice.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Voice Can Now Take Control Of Your Mobile Voicemail  —  Google Voice is a great way to manage phone hell by giving you a single phone number that automatically rings your mobile, home, work and other phones based on your choice of rules and settings (who's calling, when, etc.).
Android Developers Blog:
Announcing Android 2.0 support in the SDK!  —  I am excited to announce that the Android SDK now supports Android 2.0 (also known as Eclair).  —  Android 2.0 brings new developer APIs for sync, Bluetooth, and a few other areas.  Using the new sync, account manager and contacts APIs …
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Android 2.0 Official: It's the Android We've Been Waiting For  —  This is it: The official video laying out Android 2.0's new features, to go along with 2.0 support hitting the SDK today.  Man, Android 2.0 is nice.  —  Highlights of Android 2. revealed in the video are a new contacts setup …
Zee / TNW Appetite:
It's Official.  Google Wave to Get Its Own App Store (with potentially more than just apps)  —  My fellow writer James Glick attended the Google Wave GTUG (Google Technology User Group) meeting in London yesterday and came away with a few interesting nuggets of information regarding the future of Google Wave.
Boy Genius Report:
Motorola Droid and HTC Droid Eris launching November 6th on Verizon  —  One of our connects hit us up and informed us that the much-awaited Motorola Droid and HTC Droid Eris will be launching on the same day of November 6th.  We previously heard from another source that Droid Eris would launch on the 6th …
Discussion: MobileTechWorld and Mashable!
John P. Falcone / Crave: The gadget blog:
Roku introduces two new set-tops, teases additional content channels coming next month  —  Roku is prepping its set-top box line for the holiday season by adding two new models and new content “channels” due within the coming weeks.  —  The step-up Roku HD XR Player ($130) adds faster 802.11n.
AWS Evangelist / Amazon Web Services Blog:
Introducing Amazon RDS - The Amazon Relational Database Service  —  We are always looking for ways to make it faster, simpler, and more fun to develop applications of all types.  Every hour that you don't spend fiddling with hardware, tracing cables, installing operating systems or managing databases …
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
VMWare Fusion 3.0 - shipping today  —  With Windows 7 out the breech and Snow Leopard already purring on many Macs, news that VMWare Fusion 3.0 ships today, October 27, is well-timed.  —  You may have missed the brilliant weekend deal which enabled you to pick up a copy …
Discussion: Computerworld
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internetnews.com:
VMware Rolls Out Workstation 7 for Desktops
Discussion: Computerworld
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Gawker Scammed By Malware Crew Pretending To Be Suzuki  —  Gawker Media just got scammed by a malware company pretending to be Suzuki.  —  The “ads” crashed readers' browsers, and, in some cases, installed spyware.  —  Gawker—no babes in the woods on this issue—have been kind enough …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Microsoft's MSN Is in Early Talks With MySpace About Music Tie-Up  —  Microsoft's MSN is in preliminary talks with MySpace about using the social networking site's music service, MySpace Music, to help power music offerings on the giant portal.  —  While sources at both companies cautioned …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The Shopping Spree Continues; Cisco Buys ScanSafe For $183 Million  —  Cisco has added another company to its coffers with the acquisition of ScanSafe for $183 million.  A few weeks ago, Cisco announced a $2.9 billion acquisition of mobile networking infrastructure provider Starent Networks …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Barnes & Noble Won't Sell Nook To Go In All Stores  —  Its 700-plus U.S. stores should give Barnes & Noble an edge in the contest for e-reader dollars but many won't be selling the actual Nook on site.  Instead, I was told as a customer, the booksellers will order a device for in-store customers …
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple: How Long a Rally?  —  Most analysts see further gains in Apple's stock price, but the bigger the company gets, the harder it will be to achieve game-changing growth  —  The rally that propelled Apple's shares to a record has sparked debate over how much further the stock could rise …
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog:
Apple set to raise curtain on fourth Manhattan store  —  While it was confirmed several months ago that Apple would be opening a fourth Manhattan retail store on the Upper West Side, the company appears to be just days away from taking the wraps off the somewhat secretive project.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Macsimum News and MacNN
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Facebook Password Reset Confirmation Email Contains Virus [ALERT]  —  Another new virus is spreading through social networks, this time, via Facebook.  This one - known as Bredolab - masks itself as a “Password Reset Confirmation Email,” appears to come from Facebook, and attaches a file that purports to contain a new password.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Old Trick Threatens the Newest Weapons  —  Despite a six-year effort to build trusted computer chips for military systems, the Pentagon now manufactures in secure facilities run by American companies only about 2 percent of the more than $3.5 billion of integrated circuits bought annually for use in military gear.
Nick Mueller / ArcticStartup:
Spotify CTO Is Leaving, Door Won't Hit Him On The Way Out  —  Spotify CTO Andreas Ehn tweeted about leaving the company this morning, in a surprise move that might signal the direction of things at the Stockholm (er, Luxembourg) based startup.  —  When a CTO leaves a company as well regarded as Spotify …
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
Netflix: PS3 disc must remain in system until 2010 update; and other answers to your pressing questions  —  Disc is required — reserve it.  —  Netflix was kind enough to answer a heap of nitpicky questions following the announcement that its steaming service would soon be available for PlayStation 3.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Global Phone Number Provider iNum Brings HD Voice Calling To Skype  —  Tomorrow at the eComm Europe 2009 event, Brussels-based provider of international VoIP origination services and telephone numbers Voxbone will be officially announcing that its global phone number service iNum …
Discussion: iNum
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Vevo Lands AT&T As Its First Advertiser  —  Music video startup Vevo announced that it has signed up AT&T as its first advertiser.  —  There's no word on how much the deal was worth, but a Vevo rep says it's a “long term” deal.  She also says Vevo will be announcing more advertisers in the near future.
Liang Chen / business.globaltimes.cn:
Google accused of ‘malicious revenge’  —  Google, the search-engine giant, is in the spotlight again after blocking the book channel of the People's Daily website, allegedly for having carried stories about Google's recent copyright conflict with Chinese writers.
Discussion: Digits and China Real Time Report
 
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
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Wall Street Journal:
Hitachi, Toshiba Receive Subpoenas
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
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Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Microsoft's Outlook Opens Up to an Uncertain Future
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Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Sun's MySQL fork survival theory ripped
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Chrome, Not Chromium, For Mac Has That Solid Feel
Rachel Kremen / Technology Review:
Microsoft's Many Multitouch Mice
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook tinkering with big changes that may weaken app virality
Discussion: Inside Facebook and Softpedia News
Michell Bak / se-blog:
What's Next: Sony Ericsson posts Rachael announcement date …