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6:25 AM ET, November 11, 2009

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Chris Lambert / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Latitude, now with Location History & Alerts  —  Since the launch of Google Latitude earlier this year, we've been getting a lot of feature requests.  One of the most popular ideas was for Latitude to keep track of location history, allowing you (but not your friends) to see where you've been at any point in time.
Evan Williams:
Why Retweet works the way it does  —  This week on Twitter, we're rolling a feature we've been working on for a while out to a lot more users.  (If you don't have it yet, you will soon.)  That feature is our native version of Retweet, which Biz posted about on the Twitter blog a couple months ago.
Thanks:atul
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Hate It Or Love It, Twitter's New Retweet Style Is Rolling Out
Bing / Search Blog:
Bringing the Best of Web Video to You at Bing Videos  —  Turn off the lights (literally), share with your friends and kick back...you are about to see the latest Bing videos experience.  —  Starting today and rolling out over the next few days Bing videos will provide a new unified online video destination …
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Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft moves MSN Video under Bing umbrella
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google hopes to remake programming with Go  —  Google software luminaries including Unix co-creator Ken Thompson believe they can help boost both computing power and programmers' abilities with an experimental programming language project called Go.  —  And on Tuesday, they're taking the veil …
Elvin Lee / Google Photos Blog:
Twice the storage for a quarter of the price  —  (Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog)  —  People today have more personal data online than ever before.  More and more people are starting to move the bulk of their data off the desktop and into servers “in the cloud,” …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
How Much is Twitter Worth?  Less Than You Think  —  Twitter, the San Francisco-based micro-messaging start-up, recently raised about $98 million dollars from T. Rowe Price, Insight Venture Partners, Spark Capital and Institutional Venture Partners. valuing the company at a whopping $1.1 billion.
Discussion: Daily Patricia
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Adobe To Cut 9 Percent Of Workforce  —  We've confirmed with Adobe that the company is cutting 9 percent of its workforce, or 680 employees.  Adobe filed an 8-K with the SEC today reporting the layoffs.  Earlier today we heard multiple reports that layoffs were taking place at Adobe.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Logitech Takes on Cisco, to Buy LifeSize for $405M  —  Logitech, a Swiss maker of peripherals for computers and digital consumer devices, is buying 6-year-old Austin, Texas-based video conferencing device maker LifeSize Communications for $405 million in cash.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
NVIDIA tablet mystery solved: an ODM Tegra prototype  —  NVIDIA just hit us with more info on that mysterious tablet Jen-Hsun Huang was pictured with yesterday, and the truth is just as we'd assumed: it's a Tegra prototype from an ODM called ICD that's being “actively” shopped to carriers around the world.
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
NVIDIA CEO shows off mystery tablet, makes zero statements about mystery tablet
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
PHP Founder Rasmus Lerdorf Leaves Yahoo  —  PHP founder Rasmus Lerdorf has left his long-held position at Yahoo, according to his Twitter account.  Lerdorf joined Yahoo in 2002 and has worked for the company as an engineer since.  Lerdorf is most notable for creating the original PHP engine …
Dennis Fisher:
U.S. Takes Down $9 Million RBS WorldPay Hacking Ring  —  U.S. and international prosecutors have taken down a criminal ring that they allege was responsible for an ATM scam last year that stole about $9 million from RBS WorldPay.  The criminals were able to evade the company's encryption system used …
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!:
Typekit Launches its Cloud-Based Web Font Service  —  Typekit takes a cloud-based approach to fonts on the web, serving up an extensive library of designer fonts that be incorporated into a site simply by dropping in a line of code.  We first wrote about it back in May when the project was first announced, and now the service is live.
David Colker / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Twitter-equipped bathroom scale tells the world how much you weigh  —  This bathroom scale knows how much you weigh and it can blab it to your Twitter friends.  Credit: Withings.  —  The most embarrassing new tech product of the year just got more embarrassing.
Washington Post:
China proves to be an aggressive foe in cyberspace  —  One day in late summer 2008, FBI and Secret Service agents flew to Chicago to inform Barack Obama's campaign team that its computer system had been hacked.  “You've got a problem.  Somebody's trying to get inside your systems,” …
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
Android Market: Agree to new terms or we unpublish your app  —  Google informed developers today that their distribution agreement for the Android Market is changing.  If developers do not accept the new agreement within 30 days, their applications will be removed from the Market.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Elia Freedman / ReadWriteWeb:
One Mobile App for Multiple Platforms Almost a Reality  —  Finally, it feels like the holy grail of mobile development is at hand.  This problem has persisted since Microsoft released its Palm-sized PC operating system to compete with the Palm OS a decade ago: as a mobile developer …
Jim Rapoza / eWeek:
The End of Single Purpose Devices  —  Ahh, I love my modern digital lifestyle, especially when it comes to being out, whether traveling or just moving around the city.  It's great that I can walk around with a music collection that dwarfs my old college record collection …
Discussion: broadstuff and TeleRead
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
T-Mobile Moves Aggressively into HSPA and HSPA+  —  From a carrier with no 3G offerings 18 months ago, T-Mobile has turned the ship fast—and turned the table on its competitors: T-Mobile used today's announcement of a new 3G USB modem to lay out its aggressive plans for 7.2 Mbps HSPA and 21 Mbps HSPA+ deployment nationwide.
Discussion: Clearwire Corp
Zachary M. Seward / Nieman Journalism Lab:
New public relations: Beating back bad press with Google AdWords  —  The New York Times reported on its front page in September that hoki, an unattractive sea creature best known as the primary ingredient in the Filet-O-Fish, is at risk of depletion.  Naturally, the New Zealand companies …
Discussion: Techdirt
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Emerges as Nintendo Game Rival  —  Japan Giant's Lead in Hand-Held Devices Is Under Pressure From iPhone, iPod Touch  —  Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo Co., is a self-proclaimed Apple Inc. fan.  He carries an iPhone and uses a Mac laptop.  So when Mr. Iwata says Nintendo …
Discussion: Digits
Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
What the N900 Means to Nokia  —  Nokia is hoping to recapture some of its lost glory in the smartphone space with the N900, the flagship device that began shipping today.  The long-awaited handset runs Nokia's new Maemo 5 operating system and boasts some pretty impressive features …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Ohai launches massively multiplayer online vampire game on Facebook  —  Game startup Ohai is launching a new vampire-themed online world on Facebook as part of an attempt to snare more time and money from social network fans.  —  Social games have exploded on Facebook this year.
Discussion: TechCrunch
WMPoweruser.com:
Microsoft to launch Windows Mobile 7 “Maldives” tester program in Q1 2010  —  According to ZDNet Taiwan, Microsoft is set release Windows Mobile 7 to OEMs for testing in Q1 2010, with a launch date set for Q3 2010, a year after the launch of Windows Mobile 6.5.
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld:
Google VP Mayer describes the perfect search engine  —  IDG News Service - Last month, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said during the company's earnings call that Google had implemented about 120 search quality improvements during the third quarter as it moves toward its ultimate goal: “We want to get to the perfect search engine.”
Discussion: Search Engine Land and ResourceShelf, Thanks:atul
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Next Week: U.S. Senate Committee Hearing On Aggressive Internet Sales Tactics  —  The types of marketing offers (we refer to them more descriptively as scams) that have plagued ecommerce sites like Intelius are now facing U.S. government scrutiny.  These scams are kissing cousins …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Flu Shot Locator Shows Where To Get Vaccines Near You!  —  Looking for where to get a seasonal flu shot or that hard-to-find vaccine against H1N1 swine flu?  Google has a new flu shot locator that can help.  —  When the locator loads, you many need to manually enter your location.
 
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Discussion: TechFlash and CrackBerry.com blogs
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Imran Hussain / ithinkdifferent:
Office 2010 Public Beta to be released as early as next week at PDC?
Discussion: Softpedia News
Business Wire:
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Vidly Brings HD Video To Twitter
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
AT&T defends its data network from Verizon ad attacks
Discussion: App Advice