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12:40 PM ET, October 7, 2010

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Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Verizon, Apple quarreled over iPhone retail options, digital content  —  Major sticking points in negotiations between Verizon and Apple have reportedly been the wireless carrier's interest in allowing retail partners to sell the iPhone, and Verizon's promotion of its V Cast digital video-on-demand store.
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Wall Street Journal:
Apple Readies Verizon iPhone
Stan Medvedenko / Sony Insider:
Sizes And Pricing for Sony Google TV Family Leaked  —  Many of our readers out there are pretty excited about the Sony Google TV.  We've written about it nearly a dozen times and it's basically a television with an Intel processor and the ability to fully surf the web (including flash sites).
Michibusch / The Twitter Engineering Blog:
Twitter's New Search Architecture  —  If we have done a good job then most of you shouldn't have noticed that we launched a new backend for search on twitter.com during the last few weeks!  One of our main goals, but also biggest challenges, was a smooth switch from the old architecture to the new one …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Twitter Hits 1 Billion Queries Per Day, Announces New Search Tech  —  If Twitter were like an old-style McDonald's, the sign outside would have changed to “1 Billion Queries Served” today.  And to keep serving up those queries to humans and machines alike, Twitter is now using a new underlying search technology.
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
Sorry Facebook, Google Already Had A Patent On Location-Based Social Networks  —  Facebook created quite a stir yesterday when it emerged that the company has a patent on location-based social networking, a very competitive and crowded field Facebook has just entered.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Granted Patent on Check-ins, Don't Bet on Them Using it
Discussion: VatorNews and ZDNet
Kurt / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Facebook Moves Closer to EFF Bill of Privacy Rights  —  Today Facebook announced three new features that help move the social networking giant closer to satisfying EFF's Bill of Privacy Rights for Social Networking.  While EFF continues to have outstanding issues with Facebook …
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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
Giving You More Control  —  The biggest problem in social networking …
Daniel Chai / Facebook Blog:
New Groups: Stay Closer to Groups of People in Your Life  —  Facebook has always been a great place to share information with your friends and keep up with what they're doing.  What hasn't been as easy is sharing information with small groups of people.  —  My wife and I take tons of pictures …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Lockdown: An Interview With Mark Zuckerberg & Justin Shaffer …
Discussion: GigaOM and Silicon Alley Insider
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
How Facebook Groups Integrates With Other Core Apps: News Feed, Events, Mobile
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Rolling Out New “Accordion” Search & Other Features  —  Yahoo is launching a number of search enhancements this evening that start to deliver on the UI innovation that the company has been promising since the Microsoft search deal was announced.  It's part of Yahoo's bid to remain relevant …
Erik Siemers / San Jose Business Journal:
CollegeNET sues Google over ‘Speedbook’  —  Google Inc.'s heavily-anticipated tablet PC dubbed the “Speedbook” is being challenged in federal court by Portland-based software firm CollegeNET Inc.  —  In a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland, Ore., CollegeNET said it already owns …
DigiTimes:
Dual-OS to become a standard for Acer dual-core netbooks  —  Acer, at its new netbook launch press conference, noted that the company plans to adopt dual-operating systems (Windows 7 and Android) as one of the standard specifications for its future dual-core netbooks, according to sources from Acer.
Tom Krazit / Crave: The gadget blog:
Google plays coy on Google TV ads, data  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Two things Google ordinarily loves talking about, ads and data, were not on the agenda during its Google TV launch party.  Rishi Chandra, lead product manager for Google TV, deflected questions about whether Google intends to run …
Discussion: Screenwerk
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Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Logitech Revue with Google TV details: $299; free iOS, Android apps …
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Mark Zuckerberg's Take on “The Social Network”  —  Despite previous statements that he had no plans to see The Social Network, Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg did, in fact, watch the film on the company's field trip to the movies last Friday.  —  I just wrapped up an interview …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Digg Tries To Bring Back Inactive Users From The Dead  —  It looks like Digg is trying to resurrect inactive users, according to an email sent to us by a reader.  Apparently Digg sent out the email to users in hopes of trying to get those who are inactive back to the site.  As the email states, “Come Alive On Digg.
Discussion: MediaVidea and Product Reviews Net
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
comScore: Android Continues Assault On RIM, Apple  —  It looks like there is yet again more data to support the trend Google's Android platform is eating away at the share of other smartphone operating systems, including RIM and Apple.  ComScore's smartphone numbers were just released today …
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
Sony's 16.41MP Sensor Shoots 1080p Video and Will Be in Phones Next Year  —  Sure, it's not all about the megapixels, but Sony's just trumped Panasonic's Lumix phone with their 16.41MP Exmor R-based CMOS sensor—seen in a phone near you shortly.  —  Shooting 1080p video at 30fps, it uses back-illumination to reduce visual noise.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
FriendShuffle: StumbleUpon for Facebook Likes  —  FriendShuffle is a delightfully simple service just launched tonight.  Log in with Facebook Connect and it will create a web-framed slideshow of the pages “Liked” by your friends on Facebook.  Shuffle through, discover new content recommended …
Discussion: All Facebook and Techland
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Sprint's New ID Service Is Not About The Apps, It's About Targeted Ads  —  Sprint (NYSE: S) unveiled a new service today at CTIA called “Sprint ID,” which bundles packs of applications together around a theme, so that first-time smartphone users don't have to search tirelessly through the Android Market.
Jeff / HootSuite blog:
HootSuite Mobile Apps Go Free for iPhone and Android on Oct. 13  —  Mobile HootSuite fans will enjoy an added bonus next week - as of noon PST on October 13, the full version of HootSuite for iPhone and HootSuite for Android will be absolutely FREE to download.
Discussion: IntoMobile and The Next Web
 
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Bloomberg:
Ellison's Rants Expose Oracle Anxiety as IBM, HP Add Software
Thanks:atul
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Skype's Android shackles are broken, 3G calling hacked into reality
Discussion: Gizmodo
David Saleh Rauf / American Journalism Review:
From Covering Parties to Hanging with an Algorithm
Thanks:atul
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
The Good and the Bad of the IPO Market
Praveen Neppalli Naga / The LinkedIn Blog:
LinkedIn Platform: Announcing Early Access to Our New Javascript API & OAuth 2
Discussion: ProgrammableWeb, Thanks:atul
David Pogue / New York Times:
TV's Future Has Arrived (Almost)
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
MSNBC.com May Change Its Name
 Earlier Items: 
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Internet Keeps Growing! Traffic up 62% in 2010
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Ford Drives Digital Dashboards to Next Level
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Fred Wilson on AngelGate and Where the Web Is Going
Thanks:baznet
Sachin Agarwal / Sachin's Posterous:
Groupon daily emails and RSS feeds, a lesson in nagging and timing
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Is Microsoft betting on Media Center to save its Windows slate bacon?
Discussion: Guardian
AppleInsider:
Apple's MacBook Air supply dries up as rumors of new 11.6-inch model persist