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10:30 AM ET, December 10, 2009

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Alastair Tse / Google Mobile Blog:
New version of Google Mobile App for iPhone in the App Store  —  Hello, iPhone users!  We have just received the good news that our new version of Google Mobile App for iPhone was approved and is now available on in the App Store everywhere.  —  In this version, we have a redesigned search results display …
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Plots Reboot of iTunes  —  Apple Inc., the company that restructured the music industry around its iTunes service, is exploring an overhaul of the way it sells and stores music that is aimed at extending its influence to the Web, according to people briefed on the strategy.
Bankston / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Facebook's New Privacy Changes: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly  —  Five months after it first announced coming privacy changes this past summer, Facebook is finally rolling out a new set of revamped privacy settings for its 350 million users.  The social networking site has rightly …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
There Are Already 500 Chrome Extensions.  They'll Work On Mac Chrome By Week's End.  —  Tonight at the Googleplex in Mountain View, Google held an event to formally unveil and showcase the new Google Chrome Extensions.  The browser add-ons, which launched just yesterday are already proving …
Discussion: Gadgetell, Gadgetsteria and PC World
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   By Extension, Chrome Battles Firefox
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Buy a DVD on Amazon; Start Watching the Movie in Minutes  —  Amazon.com just launched a promotion dubbed Disc+ On Demand that may well be the start to the industry's first major multi-platform retail experience.  Customers who buy select movies on DVD or Blu-ray will be offered the chance …
David Pogue / New York Times:
Not Yet the Season for a Nook  —  The holidays are no joyride.  Between the stress, the money and the relatives, no wonder so many people contract Seasonal Depression, Financial-Obligation Migraine and Family Drama Disorder.  —  And in the electronics business, Greed-Borne Insanity is contagious.
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Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Cap My iPhone?  Try This Instead, AT&T  —  AT&T is planning to find ways to convince heavy iPhone users to stop using so much data (despite paying for unlimited plans), as a way to ameliorate the perpetually clogged 3G networks in San Francisco and New York, according to AT&T executive Ralph de la Vega.
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Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
AT&T moves closer to usage-based fees for data
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
‘People looked at me like I was an alien’  —  Microsoft researcher Danah Boyd talks about social networking, young people and how the web is more private than your home  —  From “technology-baffled grannies” to “pale-skinned gaming addicts”, there are so many stereotypes pinging around …
Discussion: The Praized Blog, Thanks:chrismessina
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Dana Oshiro / ReadWriteWeb:
Says danah boyd, Leverage the Web's Most Disturbing Content  —  Microsoft researcher danah boyd took a decidedly different approach when considering social networking at today's LeWeb conference.  In speaking to a room packed with more than a thousand entrepreneurs, investors and journalists …
Owen Fletcher / PC World:
China Unicom's IPhone Sales Hit 100,000  —  China Unicom has sold more than 100,000 iPhones since it launched the country's first official sales of the handset at the end of October, it said Thursday.  —  The figure is the first China Unicom has revealed since saying a few days after the launch that it had sold just 5,000 iPhones.
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Cable Freedom Is a Click Away  —  Welcome to our living room.  Take a seat, make yourself comfortable.  Would you like to watch a movie, or the new “Family Guy” episode?  —  Oh, that, over there.  You want to know why there's a pile of gadgets and wires on the floor?
Discussion: Gadgetwise
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
WiGig alliance creates next-generation wireless networking standard  —  By next year, the speed of Wi-Fi networks could be significantly faster thanks to a new generation of technology being announced today by the Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig).  —  The WiGig 1. standard combines …
Discussion: InfoWorld, PC World, GigaOM and Gizmodo
Boy Genius Report:
HTC DROID Eris OTA update hitting handsets about... now  —  Verizon just let us know that an OTA update for the HTC DROID Eris is being pushed to handsets at about midnight this evening.  The ROM is 1.16.605.1 and the radio version is 2.32.40.11.09 for those inquiring minds.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Eldar Murtazin: “Foxconn received order for next generation iPhone”  —  You've heard of Twitter, right?  What about Eldar Murtazin, heard of him?  He's editor in chief of Mobile Review and the ultimate insider when it come to all things mobile.  So when we see a Tweet like this:
Devindra Hardawar / Royal Pingdom:
What the Google Web will look like in 10 years  —  With the release of Google Public DNS, it appears that Google is making good on their earlier call to action for making the Web faster.  In conjunction with that announcement several months ago, they launched the “Speed” …
Thanks:atul
DigiTimes:
Asustek planning to launch Eee Pad device  —  Asustek Computer is making preparations to launch a new device named Eee Pad featuring a 4- to 7-inch panel, and which will offer a combination of tablet PC and MID functions, according to industry sources.  Current details of the Eee Pad suggest …
Schneier on Security:
My Reaction to Eric Schmidt  —  Schmidt said: … This, from 2006, is my response:
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Tablet rumors: February production start, 10-inch LCD screen  —  Checks within Apple's supply chain have led to a new round of tablet-related rumors from one analyst, who believes the device will launch in March or April of 2010 with a 10.1-inch LCD screen.  —  Yair Reiner, analyst with Oppenheimer …
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Hitwise: Google Near 72% Of All US Searches  —  Google is approaching a 72% market share of searches in the U.S. according to the latest release from Experian Hitwise.  The November 2009 stats show Google getting 71.57% of all U.S. searches, up almost a full percent from October.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Why Vevo's First Day Flub Isn't a Total Disaster  —  Vevo, big music's new video site, had a big party last night.  Today it has a hangover.  Visitors to the site are encountering all sorts of problems, the most serious being that it doesn't seem to work.  —  The Vevo team studiously took notes from Hulu leading up to the launch.
Andres Sehr / SpotifySpotify:
New Spotify for Android release  —  Late last night we released a new version of Spotify for Android.  The new version (v 0.3.24) can be downloaded from the Android Market or use your phone's browser and go to m.spotify.com and select the option ‘manual install’.  —  New features in this release include:
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Tesco opens up a UK iPhone price war  —  Tesco - the giant UK supermarket chain - has announced its tariffs for the iPhone, launching a price war in the process.  —  The retailer is offering the device via its Tesco Mobile arm, an MVNO it operates in partnership with original UK iPhone carrier, O2.
Douglas MacMillan / Tech Beat:
Want a Job?  Analytics is the Thing, Says IBM  —  Mr. McGuire: I want to say one word to you.  Just one word.  —  Benjamin: Yes, sir.  —  Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?  —  Benjamin: Yes, I am.  —  Mr. McGuire: Plastics.  —  Benjamin: Just how do you mean that, sir?
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
wikiHow vs. eHow: Is The Wiki Way Better Than Content Farms?  —  Jack Herrick knows a bit about Demand Media, one of the top 20 web properties in the U.S. and the subject of several ReadWriteWeb articles about sites that are pumping thousands of pieces of content into the Web every day.
Discussion: TechCrunch
John Ribeiro / PC World:
IBM Adding Data Centers, Cloud Computing Lab in Asia  —  IBM opened a new data center in South Korea on Thursday and said it is building another one in Auckland, New Zealand, to address a surge in demand for cloud computing and IT services in the Asia-Pacific region.
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
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Bloomberg:
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Jeff Bennett / Digits:
Ford's Unbuilt Car Snags 1,000+ Pre-Orders Online
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Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
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