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Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Apple is changing its tune on music subs  —  Apple is talking with the major record labels about a subscription music service that would give customers unlimited access to songs for a monthly fee, sources told The Post.  Apple iTunes boss Eddy Cue was on the phone with music honchos as recently …
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Spotify crashes into Apple on way to U.S.  —  These are some swinging Swedes, the guys at Spotify.  —  Founded in Stockholm in 2006, Spotify has already conquered Europe's digital music scene with the help of a revolutionary desktop service and now desperately wants to make the jump to the United States.
Boy Genius Report:
Samsung Galaxy Tab launching November 14th on Sprint for $399?  —  One of our Sprint sources just messaged us to let us know that the Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab is set to launch right around November 14.  How about pricing?  Well, we've also been told the 7-inch tablet will sell …
Ryan Block / gdgt:
With Antennagate over, is Glassgate next for the iPhone 4?  —  Whether or not you've experienced the iPhone 4's famed death grip, or even believe it's a real phenomenon (and based on extensive personal experience I can assure you that it is), the whole Antennagate scandal undoubtedly left …
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
iPhone 4 Design Flaw Could Lead to Epidemic of Cracked iPhones  —  When the iPhone 4 free bumper program finished a week ago, Antennagate ended.  But Ryan Block reports that the iPhone engineering team has discovered another major design flaw that could lead another iPhone 4 scandal.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Report: Hulu Prepping To File For $2 Billion IPO  —  According to a Reuters report, Hulu is preparing to IPO in the first half of 2011.  Sources told the news organization that Hulu will be looking to raise between $200 million and $300 million in a deal valuing the company at about $2 billion.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
AdobSoft?  “Nonsense” on the Microsoft-Adobe Rumor (In Any Case, It'd More Likely Be GooDobe)  —  Investment bankers and stock markets can calm down-Microsoft and Adobe are not in talks about an acquisition.  —  Spurred by a story in the New York Times that Microsoft was eyeing …
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
What Did Microsoft and Adobe Chiefs Talk About?
Wall Street Journal:
News Outlets Circle Samsung's Galaxy Tab  —  Several major news organizations are lining up behind a new tablet device from Samsung Electronics Co. built on Google Inc. software, in order to broaden mobile readership beyond owners of Apple Inc. popular iPad.
David Lieberman / USA Today:
Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz: ‘creepy’ Facebook is biggest rival  —  ATLANTA — Yahoo (YHOO) shouldn't be such a hard company to figure out.  It's one of the oldest and best-known content providers on the Web.  Its news, information, entertainment and communications services attract more than 170 million U.S. visitors each month.
Discussion: TechCrunch and bizjournals
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Amanda Natividad / paidContent:
Charting The Bartz Upheaval
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nic.ly:
NIC.LY statement regarding the decision to block vb.ly  —  NIC.ly rules and regulations were set by the local Libyan internet community (in accordance with best practices for ccTLDs) to reflect it's identity and content.  It's a bottom up module in which the Community's feedback …
Discussion: The Next Web
Martin Peers / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon iPhone May Not Be Built for Speed  —  The real question about a Verizon iPhone is no longer whether it will be available sometime soon.  It's whether it will be an iPhone 4G.  —  No, that isn't a reference to Apple's iPhone 4, which some people erroneously call the 4G.
Discussion: I4U News
Alexei Oreskovic / MediaFile:
New Yahoo app to challenge Apple FaceTime on iPhone  —  Apple has based a great deal of its iPhone 4 marketing blitz around its so-called FaceTime video calling technology.  —  But Yahoo is about to challenge Apple for the mobile video calling crown, with plans to brings video chat to iPhones …
Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Is Netflix's Inventory Of Streaming Content Growing Fast Enough?  —  Earlier in the year, Netflix signed deals with Twentieth Century Fox, Universal and Warner Brothers agreeing not to rent new DVDs by mail for 28 days from the date the DVD goes on sale.  Yesterday, Netflix confirmed …
Timothy Hay / Venture Capital Dispatch:
IBM Survey Says Mobile Apps Will Dominate Enterprise  —  Consumers love tablet computers and smartphones and are finding novel uses for the many applications that run on them.  But the devices are catching on in a significant way in the business world as well, according to a new survey …
Discussion: eWeek and IBM
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
AT&T U-verse customers can use Xbox 360 as a set-top box starting November 7th  —  If you'd given up hope of using your 360 to watch AT&T U-Verse after over three years of waiting, we wouldn't think any less of you; but for those still holding on to the dream of one less set-top box under the TV …
Stuart Parmenter / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo is Now Available  —  Our first Firefox 4 beta for mobile is now available to download and test.  It's built on the same technology platform as Firefox for the desktop and optimized for browsing on a mobile phone.  Firefox beta for mobile comes …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Imagine: Google Features Its First Video Doodle In Honor Of John Lennon's 70th  —  Head to Google.com right now and you'll notice that the site's logo has been transformed into an ink drawing, with a familiar set of glasses and mop of hair peeking up from the background.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Everyone into the pool: How to invest in Twitter  —  The unregulated secondary markets for late-stage private companies like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are quickly becoming a big business for fund managers and even retail investors.  —  Chris Sacca is one of the super-angels …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Groups Is Sort Of Like Google Wave For Human Beings  —  I'm still trying to wrap my head around the new Facebook Groups.  It seems well-thought-out (yes, despite the sometimes annoying opt-out aspect) and well-implemented, but I'm just not sure what my use case for it is going to be.
Agence France Presse:
Microsoft boss decries software piracy by China firms  —  MADRID — Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer on Friday decried the use of pirated software by Chinese businesses.  —  “One of the things that has improved a lot around the world is business piracy, and yet when we look …
Discussion: Fast Company
Brad Ganley / Android Police:
Adobe AIR Lands In Android Market, Doesn't Do Much Of Anything Yet  —  A while back we were shown a leaked release of Adobe AIR for Android and told stories of its incredible capabilities.  Well, the time has come.  Twitter is now lighting up with reports about it and it is now available in the Android Market.
Reuters:
UAE says BlackBerry dispute resolved before deadline  —  (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates will not suspend BlackBerry services on October 11 after resolving a dispute with its Canadian maker Research in Motion over access to email and other data, state news WAM agency said on Friday.
Technology Review:
New Class of Malware Will Steal Behavioral Patterns  —  Computer scientists predict that a new generation of malware will mine social networks for people's private patterns of behavior.  —  It's not hard to find frightening examples of malware which steals personal information …
Softpedia News:
SORBS Spam Blacklist Issue Results in Undelivered Emails Worldwide  —  Data corruption, which occurred during a database migration operation of the SORBS spam blocking system, has resulted in millions of legitimate emails being returned to sender around the world.
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Caught Spying on Student, FBI Demands GPS Tracker Back  —  A California student got a visit from the FBI this week after he found a secret GPS tracking device on his car, and a friend posted photos of it online.  The post prompted wide speculation about whether the device was real …
 
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Dan Martin / Agence France Presse:
With Twitter blocked, Chinese micro-blogging thrives
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Print From Your Android Phone With MotoPrint
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Dennis Howlett / Irregular Enterprise Blog:
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft analyst, music scribe Rosoff headed to Alley Insider
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
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