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11:15 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.
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: Gadgetsteria, Gadgetell and PC World
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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:
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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BBC:
Facebook faces privacy criticism
Discussion: p2pnet news
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 …
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
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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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 …
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.
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 …
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Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
‘People looked at me like I was an alien’
Discussion: The Praized Blog, Thanks:chrismessina
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 …
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
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Motorola Motus AT&T rumor gains momentum  —  We can't confirm the details here, but we've received some pretty in-depth information about the Motorola Motus' possible launch on AT&T that would seem to largely corroborate what we've been hearing so far:  — Sure enough, the keyboard flips backwards …
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
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.
Martin Varsavsky:
Fon launches the PeekFon with free PanEuropean GPRS Roaming  —  .  —  This December 15th Fon will launch the Peek in Europe under the brand PeekFon.  The Peek is an efficient email gadget whose unique feature is that it will have no roaming charges in any European country.
Discussion: TechCrunch and SlashGear
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 …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft knew of just-patched IE zero-day for months  —  Flaw fixed this week reported by bug bounty program in June  —  Computerworld - Microsoft may not have hustled as fast as researchers thought when the company patched a zero-day bug in Internet Explorer (IE) just 18 days after exploit code went public.
Dan Nystedt / Computerworld:
Acer plans up to 6 new Android handsets for first half 2010  —  IDG News Service - Acer plans to launch as many as six new smartphones with Google's Android mobile operating system in the first half of next year, a company executive said Thursday.  —  The world's second largest PC vendor …
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.
Discussion: The Register, CNET News and 901am
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:
Schneier on Security:
My Reaction to Eric Schmidt  —  Schmidt said: … This, from 2006, is my response:
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.
 
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Bloomberg:
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