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2:15 PM ET, November 16, 2009

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David Goldman / CNNMoney.com:
Apple tablet: One tech gadget for all  —  The rumored and much-hyped tablet computer from Apple could lay waste to the markets for countless other gadgets.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Apple's lips are sealed about its widely rumored tablet computer, but technology experts are giddy about the device …
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
About Half in U.S. Would Pay for Online News, Study Finds  —  Americans, it turns out, are less willing than people in many other Western countries to pay for their online news, according to a new study by the Boston Consulting Group.  —  Among regular Internet users in the United States …
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Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent:
Report: 80% of consumers won't access premium news content
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Thanks Microsoft, Hello Google  —  Thanks to all the fine people at Microsoft.  It was an interesting ride.  Four years, 11 months, and 20 days, and I enjoyed every one of them.  Well, except for the last few days, that was not fun at all.  I hope I played a small part in making Microsoft …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
President Obama Admits That He's Never Used Twitter, But Thinks The Chinese Should Be Able To  —  President Barack Obama has one of the most popular Twitter accounts with over 2.6 million followers.  It should be no real surprise that most of the time it's not him tweeting from it …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
The War For the Web  —  On Friday, my latest tweet was automatically posted to my Facebook news feed, as always.  But this time, Tom Scoville noticed a difference: the link in the posting was no longer active.  —  It turns out that a lot of other people had noticed this too.
Ross Miller / Engadget Mobile:
Facebook finally comes to webOS, not with a bang but a whimper  —  Just in time for the Pixi's grand debut, webOS devices (that's just Pixi and Pre) now have their first official Facebook app, joining the ranks of iPhone and Android... and we're sad to report that it's about as barebones as they can get.
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Office 2010 Beta Available for Download via MSDN and TechNet  —  The Beta bits of Office 2010 Beta along with Office Web Applications are now up on MSDN and TechNet Plus.  TechNet Plus and MSDN subscribers can now download and evaluate Office 2010 Beta before the official public availability on November 18th.
Discussion: All about Microsoft and GeekSmack, Thanks:taimurasad
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Is Sezmi a Cable TV Killer?  —  I've written periodically of my flirtation with dumping cable for an Internet-only approach to my TV watching.  I haven't, however, pulled the trigger-mostly because cable still has a lot of live programming, such as news and sports, that I can't replicate over the Net alone.
Jim Sterling / Destructoid:
Russia bans Modern Warfare 2, recalls all copies of game  —  As everybody knows by now, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 includes an incredibly controversial level set in a Russian airport that has generated much discussion.  The level has proven to be so inflammatory that the real-life Russia has acted …
NewsWire:
Samsung unveils Galaxy Spica (I5700), its newest Android-powered smartphone  —  Seoul (Korea Newswire) November 16, 2009 — Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today officially announced its newest Android-powered smartphone, the ‘Galaxy Spica’ (I5700).
Om Malik / GigaOM:
How Many Droids Has Motorola Sold?  —  If you read the reviews, it becomes obvious that I am part of a small minority of folks who haven't been blown away by the new Droid, a Google Android OS-based smartphone made by Motorola that Verizon Wireless launched Nov. 5 in the U.S. All the accolades …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors iPhone Blog:
‘Magellan RoadMate 2010 North America’ Comes to App Store  —  Turn-by-turn GPS navigation applications for the iPhone have been a significant topic of interest since the release of iPhone OS 3.0 earlier this year enabled their deployment, and yet another of the major standalone GPS device companies has finally jumped on board.
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Craig Ellison / Computerworld:
Magellan RoadMate 1700 GPS Device
Discussion: App Advice
Nokia:
Nokia E72 in stores now  —  Espoo, Finland - The highly-anticipated Nokia E72, a device tailor-made for business and personal messaging is now available in stores.  To coincide with the arrival of the Nokia E72, Nokia has also released research* revealing that more people rely on email …
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check:
Netbooks are dead.  Long live the notebook.  —  Netbooks were hot in 2008 and the first half of 2009, but the trend was actually more of a fad.  Learn why it's over, and why that's a good thing.  —  Netbooks — those underpowered mini laptops with 7-inch screens and unusable little keyboards — are a dying fad.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
YouTube, Univision ink programming deal  —  Full-length programming will be available on YouTube  —  NEW YORK — Univision Communications' Univision Interactive Media is partnering with Google's YouTube to make shortform and longform videos available on YouTube in one of the online video site's biggest content deals to date.
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Zune to launch outside US  —  Microsoft is launching its Zune entertainment brand outside the US for the first time, attempting to reinvigorate the music-and-movies service after failing to achieve its initial goals for the iPod rival.  —  The first Zune music player was released in 2006 …
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Take Note: Evernote Raises $10 Million  —  Evernote is the popular note-taking service that works across any platform: desktop, web, or mobile.  —  On Monday morning, the always evolving service is announcing that they've raised $10 million in Series B funding, which follows their Series A round of $6 million.
ZDNet:
Windows Mobile loses nearly a third of market share  —  Windows Mobile lost 28 percent of its smartphone market share between the third quarter of 2008 and the third quarter of 2009, according to analysis from Gartner.  —  According to figures released by Gartner on Thursday …
Suzanne Ziegler / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Sprint Nextel settlement means money for Minnesota consumers  —  Under settlement, consumers who paid early termination fees can seek restitution from Sprint Nextel.  —  Under a settlement announced this morning, Minnesotans who paid Sprint Nextel $200 per line in early termination fees …
Discussion: Associated Press
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
ASUS courting Toshiba in bid to become top-3 PC maker?  —  ASUS has already gone public with its plans to jump past Dell to become the number three PC vendor by 2011.  Naturally, with fierce competition from all sides, the Taiwanese PC maker isn't going to achieve this by simply slapping …
Computerworld:
MasterCard to authenticate online transactions by phone  —  In the face of mounting threats from hackers, MasterCard will use mobile phones to improve security for online transactions, the company said on Monday.  —  In the face of mounting threats from hackers, MasterCard will use mobile phones …
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
eBay Motors founder starts new e-commerce site  —  eBay Motors founder Simon Rothman announced on Monday that he has officially launched a new e-commerce site, Glyde.  —  According to the press release, Glyde's goal “is to democratize e-commerce.”  The site was born out of Rothman's desire …
Discussion: p2pnet and Tech Beat
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Remix On Your iPhone Like It's Your Birthday With 50 Cent's Sound Lab App
Discussion: App Advice
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Facebook Strikes Back At iLike: No-Spam Policy Cancels Concert Alerts
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
Yahoo Launches Comedy Clip Show
Discussion: paidContent, Business Wire and 901am
Sprint:
Sprint 4G Blazes into Austin
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RFID Makes Slow And Steady Progress
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 Earlier Items: 
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
European carriers face guarantee iPhone risk
Discussion: EverythingiCafe
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Android Market Badly Needs A Desktop Presence To Compete With The App Store
Discussion: Neowin.net, Thanks:bobcaswell
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Intuit gets into the customer management business
Discussion: Between the Lines