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Intel:
AMD and Intel Announce Settlement of All Antitrust and IP Disputes  —  Intel Corporation and Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) today announced a comprehensive agreement to end all outstanding legal disputes between the companies, including antitrust litigation and patent cross license disputes.
Avner Ronen / Boxee Blog:
a Boxee Box is coming!  —  We launched our public alpha for Mac/Linux in January at CES.  During the show we met with several device manufactures interested in embedding Boxee into their existing devices or building a dedicated Boxee device.  —  I am very happy to announce we have signed our first partnership with a CE company.
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Brad Stone / Bits:
Another Web Video Faceoff: Roku vs. Boxee
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:taylorbuley
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
How we really designed the look and feel of Windows 7  —  An inaccurate quote has been floating around the Internet today about the design origins of Windows 7 and whether its look and feel was “borrowed” from Mac OS X. Unfortunately this came from a Microsoft employee who was not involved in any aspect of designing Windows 7.
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Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Microsoft damage control after marketer claims Win7 inspired by Mac
Discussion: Softpedia News and 9 to 5 Mac
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook iPhone Dev Quits Project Over Apple Tyranny  —  “My decision to stop iPhone development has had everything to do with Apple's policies.”  - Joe Hewitt  —  Facebook developer Joe Hewitt, the man behind the immensely popular Facebook application for iPhone, has just tweeted that he's done with the project:
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
Palm Pixi Makes Early Appearance in Walmart Display  —  Tom, a reader and apparent late-night shopper sent in this photo of the Pixi on display at a Walmart in Tennessee.  It looks like Walmart has them listed for $400 retail, but sadly the kind folks at the discount chain didn't have the device fully …
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Palm Pixi review
Discussion: Tech Beat, Computerworld and GigaOM
Dr. Wreck / phoneWreck:
Motorola Droid Teardown Images!  —  Ladies and Gentlemen, the moment you have all been waiting for has arrived.  Dr.Wreck has fully dissasembled his Brand New Motorola Droid from Verizon.  —  Stay tuned to his Twitter, and RSS feed for all the details as they come out!
Staska / Unwired View:
Apple patents improved digital ink recognition techniques for pen-aware tablet  —  The rumors about he upcoming Apple tablet have been flying around far and wide lately.  —  Well, actually, the rumors about the upcoming Apple tablet have been flying around for years now.
Casey Whitelaw / Google Wave Blog:
Follow your waves  —  We've received lots of feedback from Wavers that the public waves they read were clogging up their inboxes.  Today, we've introduced a new concept to Google Wave—"following" waves.  Now, clicking on a public wave no longer causes it to appear (and stay) in your inbox …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!
Roger Cheng / Dow Jones Newswires:
Qualcomm CEO: AT&T To Launch First Smartbook  —  NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- AT&T Inc. (T) will sell the first smartbook using Qualcomm Inc.'s (QCOM) Snapdragon chip, according to Qualcomm Chief Executive Paul Jacobs.  —  Jacobs, speaking at the company's investor day conference, unveiled the product …
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Apple's Global Retail Invasion  —  Apple Inc. has opened lots of stores over the past couple of years, but today's New York City event is a little different than most.  —  That's because senior vice president Ron Johnson, Apple's retail guru, had some comments to share about the company's upcoming retail plans for 2010.
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Galen Gruman / InfoWorld:
Ultimate mobile deathmatch: iPhone vs. BlackBerry vs. Droid vs. Pre  —  Despite the Droid, the iPhone and BlackBerry remain on top; use our ratings calculator to determine the best smartphone for you  —  The Android 2.0-based Motorola Droid does — but not as much as Motorola and Verizon Wireless would like you to believe.
Jordan Golson / GigaOM:
Is Infochimps' Aggregated Data a Boon to Researchers or a Privacy Nightmare?  —  A pair of slices from a massive scrape of Twitter's API could be of great use to programmers and researchers alike — as long as users don't mind.  The company behind the mining effort, Infochimps …
Chromium Blog:
A 2x Faster Web  —  Today we'd like to share with the web community information about SPDY, pronounced “SPeeDY”, an early-stage research project that is part of our effort to make the web faster.  SPDY is at its core an application-layer protocol for transporting content over the web.
Thanks:atul
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Wistron: Readius-like ereader with pull-out flexible display launching in 2010  —  We've had a soft spot for Polymer Vision in the fetid hollows of that place you call a heart ever since we pressed flesh to its Readius back in February 2008.  Unfortunately, we had to let go of any hope …
Kevin Ohannessian / Fast Company:
Facebook and Twitter Come to Xbox Live This Tuesday  —  The next update to the Xbox Live network will be coming Tuesday, November 17 according to Live's General Manager, Marc Whitten (left).  The new features are contributing to “turning Xbox and Live into this rich media portal …
Discussion: VG247, Kotaku and Joystiq
Pui-Wing Tam / Wall Street Journal:
Tech Sector Employment Still in Slump  —  As Silicon Valley rides a recovery in the technology sector, local companies such as Google Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc. have said they will beef up their work forces.  But judging by California's employment data, such hiring has yet to happen.
Discussion: Daily Bits
Dan Stokeley / The Official Google Blog:
Google's movie showtimes, digitally remastered  —  Did you know you can immediately discover movie times and locations by typing a simple search on Google?  For example, search for [where the wild things are] and you'll see times and places to watch the film, or try [glendale 18 los angeles] to see movies playing at your local theater.
Leslie Cauley / USA Today:
AT&T demands Verizon pull its ads comparing coverage  —  AT&T on Wednesday upped the ante in its legal spat with Verizon, accusing it in an amended complaint of twisting facts in a trio of holiday ads to make AT&T's wireless network coverage look a lot worse than it is.
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo:
Windows Mobile Marketplace Adds Non-Mobile App Store  —  Microsoft added a few nice new features to its Windows Mobile Marketplace today, including enhanced security and a nice-looking store that can be accessed from your computer's browser, much like Xbox Live.
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Dell's Zino HD is a Candy-Colored Mac Mini Killer  —  Dell's new Zino HD mini-computers look good enough to eat.  And, even more important if you are the sole geek of the the house, good enough to put in the living room.  —  The Zino HD wants to sit by your TV, and is a full-on entertainment PC.
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Universities reject Kindle DX as a textbook replacement  —  Two universities running Kindle DX pilot programs have rejected the device as a potential textbook replacement, citing a poor feature set and the controversial accessibility issues.  Primary among these is the text-to-speech capability.
Groklaw NewsPicks:
Microsoft Patents Sudo?!!  —  Lordy, lordy, lordy.  They have no shame.  It appears that Microsoft has just patented sudo, a personalized version of it.  —  Here it is, patent number7617530.  Thanks, USPTO, for giving Microsoft, which is already a monopoly, a monopoly on something that's …
Sal / SCRAWL:
Rumor: Facebook, Gamercard colors in next PS3 FW update [Update: Real]  —  Update: Looks like these shots were taken directly from the PlayStation website itself.  Link here, here and here.  It's real.  —  Original: Facebook integration, the ability to change your gamercard colors …
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Broadcom goes open source and hell freezes over  —  When the rock group Eagles broke up in 1980 they said they would get back together “when hell froze over.”  They did get back together, in 1994.  The album was called Hell Freezes Over.  —  Point is you can promise you will never do something …
Discussion: VoIP Monitor
Imran Hussain / ithinkdifferent:
Microsoft sends out invites for Office Starter 2010 Beta  —  While we still wait for the public beta of Office 2010 to release, hopefully at PDC09, Microsoft has sent out invites to Office Live Workspace users to try out the new Office Starter 2010 Beta SKU.
Discussion: All about Microsoft
Dan Frakes / Macworld:
TomTom, Navigon update iPhone apps with new features, improvements  —  Navigation vendors TomTom and Navigon this week announced significant updates to their respective turn-by-turn navigation apps for the iPhone.  —  TomTom on Thursday revealed a major update to the company's $100 TomTom US & Canada.
Discussion: App Advice
 
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