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5:35 AM ET, November 19, 2009

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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
AT&T loses first legal battle against Verizon ads  —  AT&T has lost the first battle in a legal war against Verizon Wireless to force the company to stop showing advertisements that compare its 3G wireless network coverage with Verizon's coverage.  —  A federal judge in Atlanta Wednesday declined …
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
AT&T ‘hits’ back at Verizon's Map for That campaign with an ‘ad’ of its own  —  Boy, AT&T sure isn't taking Verizon's Map for That campaign too well.  After losing a request for an injunction (for now), the company seems to have decided that the only thing to do in the short term is to start advertising right back at Verizon.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Google Phone May Be Data Only, VoIP Driven Device  —  Yesterday we wrote about the soon to launch Google Phone, a Google branded Android phone that we believe will hit the market in early 2010.  —  Lots of people are saying there's no way Google will enter the phone market directly …
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Lance Ulanoff / PC Magazine:
Google Phone?  In Arrington's Dreams!  —  Apparently, TechCrunch's Michael Arrington can write anything he wants and get away with it.  —  Post a  —  If you say something, does it automatically make it so?  Clearly, that's what TechCrunch's Michael Arrington thinks.
Dean Hachamovitch / MSDN Blogs:
An Early Look At IE9 for Developers  —  We're just about a month after the Windows 7 launch, and wanted to show an early look at some of the work underway on Internet Explorer 9.  —  At the PDC today, in addition to demonstrating some of the progress on performance and interoperable standards …
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Max Wang / DigiTimes:
Apple tablet PC reportedly delayed until 2H10, with OLED model now included  —  Apple reportedly plans to postpone the launch of its tablet PC from an original March launch schedule to the second half of 2010, as the vendor has decided to switch some components and plans to launch a model using …
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com:
Next-gen Flip camcorder to boast Wi-Fi  —  EXCLUSIVE: Cisco buy-out sees networking functionality added to popular range  —  Cisco will launch a new Wi-Fi-enabled Flip digital camcorder to go on sale in the early half of 2010, Pocket-lint has learnt.  —  The new model will be the first …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Signs Agreement To Acquire iMeem  —  On Monday we broke the news that MySpace was in late stage negotiations to acquire music service iMeem.  Those negotiations are now concluded, we've heard from multiple sources, and an agreement has been signed.  MySpace will acquire most of the assets …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Done Deal: MySpace Buys Imeem for Up to $10 Million
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TweetPhoto CEO Says Too Much In Interview, Gets Fired.  And That's Just The Beginning...  This story just screams amateur hour, although I can't figure out exactly who's the amateur.  Maybe everyone.  A CEO says too much in an interview and gets fired.  Lawyers go after the blogger to get content removed.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Condé Nast's Offering for Apple's Mystery Tablet: Wired Magazine  —  Here's yet another content creator convinced that Apple has a tablet device in the works: Condé Nast says it will have a digital version of Wired magazine ready for the rumored gadget by the middle of next year …
Gillian Reagan / New York Observer:
Dash to D.C.!  Tech Guru Will Head Gov't Incubator, Digitize Democracy  —  Last February, Anil Dash; the co-founder and “chief evangelist” for Six Apart, the company that creates the most popular blogging software in the world; was visiting his family in India for the first time in 25 years, explaining what he does for a living.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Epicenter, The Social and Dollarshort, Thanks:atul
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Livescribe pen gets an app store  —  It took a little bit longer than the company had hoped, but the Livescribe digital pen now has its own app store.  —  The store, which requires pen owners to upgrade their desktop software to the new version 2., offers a mixed bag of new applications …
Discussion: Technologizer, VentureBeat and Gizmodo
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff: Don't call Chatter a social network  —  Salesforce.com announced a new product today called Chatter, which it describes as Facebook and Twitter for enterprises.  But during a press and analyst session at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco …
Discussion: WebProNews, eWeek and Between the Lines
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PR Newswire:
Salesforce.com Unveils Salesforce Chatter …
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb:
Microsoft Launches Pivot, A Radically New Visualization of Online Objects  —  It always gives us joy to tell our readers that Microsoft is actually doing cool things.  The company's Live Labs has been the source of a few interesting projects: a 3D photo-stitcher called PhotoSynth …
Discussion: Many Niches, LiveSide and All about Microsoft, Thanks:enauzer
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Nielsen: Facebook Now the No. 3 Video Site  —  Looks like the sleeping online video giant that is Facebook may finally have awoken.  According to Nielsen's latest VideoCensus numbers, Facebook jumped to No. 3 behind established video powerhouses YouTube and Hulu in terms of total streams.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Latest News From Bing  —  Remember the flurry of new features Bing rolled out last week?  Bing announced Wolfram Alpha results for nutrition searches, more in-depth weather results, enhanced hover previews, better maps, and turned MSN Video into Bing Videos.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: AOL Hires Bankers to Sell Off ICQ, as Internet Service Starts to Shed Non-Core Assets  —  AOL has hired a pair of New York investment bankers, Morgan Stanley and Allen & Co., to manage the sale of its ICQ instant-messaging unit.  —  Sources familiar with the situation said interest …
Discussion: paidContent and OurielOhayon
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Techmeme Doubles Down On Its Staff  —  About a year ago, tech news aggregator Techmeme hired Megan McCarthy as its first dedicated human editor.  Founder Gabe Rivera clearly liked the idea; he's now added three more, doubling the size of the staff.  —  Rich DeMuro (formerly of CNET) …
Scott Gilbertson / The Register:
Fedora 12 - it's a horse, not a camel  —  Design by committee makes good  —  Review The Fedora Project has announced the latest version of its popular open source Linux distribution.  Nicknamed Constantine, Fedora 12 has quite a few impressive new features and demonstrates that the project has gained a renewed sense of direction.
Discussion: Erictric and Engadget
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Zynga To Launch Smash Hit FarmVille On FarmVille.com  —  Zynga is planning to bring FarmVille, the mega-hit Facebook game that currently has over 65 million monthly active users, to its own web portal at Farmville.com, according to sources familiar with the launch.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Amazon Slashes Palm Pre To $79.99; Pixi Now $24.99  —  The smart phone price war rages on.  —  In the latest example, Amazon.com (AMZN) has slashed the price of the Palm Pre to $79.99 with a two-year service plan from Sprint (S); they're also throwing in free activation of the phone.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft Office 2010, SharePoint 2010 public betas now available for download  —  Microsoft released on November 18 the public beta of Office 2010.  It can be downloaded by anyone for free, as of 1 pm ET today.  —  Microsoft is making available several different versions of Office …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter's New Retweets Work Via SMS Too  —  First of all, yes, everyone on Twitter now should have access to the new Retweet functionality.  Currently, only Twitter.com and a handful of clients support the new mechanism.  But did you know that you can also trigger the new Retweets via SMS?
Mathew Kumar / Edge Online:
MIGS: Publishers “Cheat” Age Ratings  —  Some publishers deceive the Entertainment Software Ratings Board to get lower age ratings on their games, claims A2M CEO.  —  As part of a panel at the Montreal International Game Summit, the Quebec development scene's key players discussed the importance …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Upgrades Their Photo Uploader Tool  —  This evening Chris Putnam of Facebook announced that the company is launching an upgraded version of their photo uploader, immediately available for testing as on of Facebook's Prototype applications.  Over time Facebook has had issues …
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
Yikes!  Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 to cost $879  —  Can you say sticker shock?  A report out of the Wall Street Journal is reporting the highly anticipated Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will cost around 6,000 Swedish kronor (or $879) in stores.  I'm aware the United States Dollar is sinking …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Silverlight 4 In Beta.  Supports Google Chrome.  (Plus, Screenshots of Facebook Desktop App).  —  Microsoft announced the availability of Silverlight 4 in beta at its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) today.  Some of the new features include more fluid animations, Webcam …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Android Creep: Gmail Chat Starts Showing Which Contacts Use Android Phones  —  Google is powerful.  We all know this, and live with it.  But that brings up some interesting concerns when they break into new businesses — will they use that power to give them an unfair advantage?
 
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Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb:
Are Smart Grids Undermining User Privacy?
Discussion: Security Fix and VentureBeat
Brian Garner / AppleInsider:
TomTom app updated to support iPod touch, first-gen iPhone
Discussion: App Advice, Engadget and 9 to 5 Mac
Brian Caulfield / Velocity:
New Twitter Feature Used To Trash Itself
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
MSI launches 21.5-inch Wind Top AE2220: 1080p and multi-touch starting at $750
Discussion: PR Newswire and TechSpot
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Intel Makes Leap in Device to Aid Impaired Readers
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Microsoft Plans to Open C#, Visual Basic Compilers
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Up to 60% of Apple suppliers violate company's conduct codes
Discussion: Gadget Lab
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Phil Villarreal / Consumerist:
Warner Bros. Offers Discount Blu-ray Upgrade Program
Discussion: Technotainment and IGN DVD
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Ethics leaks spur House bill banning P2P apps on .gov PCs
Bloomberg:
Sony Says Touch-Screen Reader Exceeding Expectations
Antony Bruno / Billboard.Biz:
Vevo Launch Date Set
Discussion: paidContent
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
David Pogue channels Britney Spears
Discussion: Gizmodo