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9:15 AM ET, November 2, 2009

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
The Next Hot e-Reader: The iPhone  —  Yesterday at the urging of a friend, I ordered “Your Brain at Work” by David Rock on my iPod touch via the Amazon Kindle app.  In doing so, I became one of many people who are helping the iPhone become more than just a phone.  It's latest role: e-reader.
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How To Spam Facebook Like A Pro: An Insider's Confession  —  Last night we wrote about the lead generation scams within social gaming networks.  This is a guest post by Dennis Yu, the CEO of BlitzLocal, a privately held 50 person advertising agency in Denver, Colorado, specializing …
Discussion: SEO BlackHat and digg.com, Thanks:atul
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype, Founders Settlement in the Works  —  The ongoing legal scuffle between Skype, a division of eBay, and its founders, Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, may soon see a resolution, according to someone familiar with the situation.  The parties are in discussions to resolve the various issues.
Discussion: Softpedia News and TechVi, Thanks:atul
David Mendez / OS X Daily:
Hackintosh Netbook users take note: Snow Leopard 10.6.2 update kills support for Atom Processor  —  It's not out in the wild yet, but 10.6.2 has been confirmed to kill support for the Intel Atom processor, this is especially important for Hackintosh users who have hacked various Atom based netbooks to run Snow Leopard.
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Do-It-Yourself iPhone Apps  —  Services that do the coding for you make it easy for nontechies to create iPhone apps.  Applications to the Apple App Store are exploding  —  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images  —  Tom Johnson is no engineer.  But that didn't stop him from creating software that helps him market his wedding-video business.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
uTorrent 2.0 To Elimininate The Need For ISP Throttling  —  ISPs have been throttling BitTorrent traffic for years already.  Although the true reasons for this are not always clear, some ISPs have argued that a high number of BitTorrent connections are slowing down other applications and traffic.
Bill Carter / New York Times:
DVR, Once TV's Mortal Foe, Helps Ratings  —  In what may seem a media business version of the Stockholm syndrome, television network executives have fallen in love with a former tormentor: the digital video recorder.  —  The reason is not simply that more households own DVRs …
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad:
Confused about Google Wave?  Now you can read the bleeping manual.  —  Google Wave is an innovative new communication tool, but part of innovation is that it's not always intuitive to use.  Early adopters have been jumping into Wave with little guidance on how to take advantage of all its features.
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Motorola DROID headed to Germany as the Motorola MILESTONE  —  Let's be clear right off the bat: this is no rumor.  The Motorola DROID is steaming towards a release on O2 Germany under the name MILESTONE.  The news of this came from a German blog which leaked a photo of a business guide …
Rachel Shields / The Independent:
Illegal downloaders ‘spend the most on music’, says poll  —  Crackdown on music piracy could further harm ailing industry  —  ‘File sharers are the ones who are really interested in music’  —  Home > News > UK > Crime  —  People who illegally download music from the internet also spend …
Ray Basile / iPhone Savior:
Apple Store Tricks Kids With Bookmarks As Halloween Treats  —  SEATTLE, WA - If you happened to haunt the Apple Store on Seattle's eastside, trick or treating on Halloween night, you would've found “no candy for you!”  Apple's geeky little trick was an unexpected treat for many Mac daddies with kids in tow at the mall.
Discussion: TUAW, Edible Apple and Gizmodo
John Harris / BBC:
Speed of sound  —  Not long ago, if you wanted music, you had to save up your pocket money, take a trip to the local record shop and lovingly leaf through its racks.  —  Now, it's almost all free, instant and infinite.  And our relationship with music has changed forever.
 
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
XM SkyDock now available for iPod touch and iPhone drivers
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Robert McMillan / Network World:
After one year, Conficker infects 7 million computers
Ari Allyn-Feuer / Ars Technica:
Little, big, and green: a biography of the solid-state disk
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The chat room/forum problem (& an apology to @Technosailor)
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Daniel Brusilovsky / TechCrunch:
Scan Your Business Cards On The Go With Business Card Reader
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 Earlier Items: 
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Did Congress really give the FCC power to protect the 'Net?
Discussion: digg.com
Jason Clarke / Download Squad:
NewsGator gives full control of FeedDemon back to developer
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
RIM posts job listing for ‘WebKit Developer,’ gets one step closer to a real browser
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
30 predictions for the future of Twitter
Discussion: The Praized Blog and Mashable!, Thanks:atul
Chris V. Nicholson / New York Times:
Virtual Estates Lead to Real-World Headaches
Bgurley / abovethecrowd.com:
Google Redefines Disruption: The “Less Than Free” Business Model
Discussion: broadstuff and Communications …, Thanks:atul