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2:15 PM ET, October 13, 2010

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Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
Apple holding ‘Back to the Mac’ event on October 20  —  This just in: Apple will be holding a media event titled “Back to the Mac” on October 20.  The invitation seems to indicate that the focus of the meeting will be on/around Mac OS X 10.7 — maybe to be called “Lion”? — and the Mac.
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AppleInsider:
Apple shares crack $300 en-route to new all-time high
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Mayer to Location: Big.  —  Today I was in a meeting with a number of consultants to a very large technology company.  Their job: market research, essentially.  They called to ask me my thoughts on the media and technology world, in particular as it might play out in the next five or so years.
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S.K. Neff / Politically Illustrated:
Google's Marissa Mayer Resigns Ahead of Bing Redesign  —  WASHINGTON (Politically Illustrated) - Google's Marissa Mayer, vice president of search product and user experience, might be cute, but she has failed to transform Google's search product into a streamline product like Bing.
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Google Executive Marissa Mayer Takes New Role in Location, Local Services
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Apple Patents Anti-Sexting Device  —  Today the US Patent and Trademark Office approved a patent Apple filed in 2008, which, get this, prevents users from sending or receiving “objectionable” text messages.  The patent's official title?  “Text-based communication control for personal communication device” …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Microsoft announces Windows Phone 7 sync software for Macs due this year  —  Even though we kind of saw this coming, it's still nice to hear.  Microsoft has gone and done the (nearly) unthinkable, announcing this evening plans for a Mac compatible sync client for its soon-to-be-launched Windows Phone 7 devices.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
People With Cell Phones, The FCC Has Your Back  —  The Federal Communications Commission may be struggling in its attempts to create real network neutrality rules, but it's having better luck with pushing consumer-friendly reforms in the wireless business.  Tomorrow, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski plans …
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Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
AT&T, Verizon May Have to Warn Mobile-Phone Users Topping Limits
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
I Like to Dislike!  Facebook Introduces Comment Voting, Threads  —  For those of you tirelessly campaigning for a dislike button, it looks like it's arrived, at least in some format.  Facebook has upgraded its comments plugin and now allows users to up- and down-vote other comments …
Toby Padilla / TweetDeck's posterous:
Android TweetDeck 1.0: Ready for Market  —  It's been a crazy couple months here at TweetDeck.  We announced our public beta of Android TweetDeck on August 12th and since then we've done 11 releases, crushed millions of bugs and listened to a tonne of feedback.
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Carolyn Penner / Twitter Blog:
#100%  —  As of today, everyone who uses Twitter now has access to the new Twitter.  Whether you're just signing up today or you've been a user for years, this new experience is finally real for everyone - all 160 million of you - and in six languages to boot.
Discussion: The Next Web
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Sony's GoogleTV lineup: $400-$1,400  —  At a press event in New York today, Sony is showing off its lineup of GoogleTV products, including a Blu-ray player and Wi-Fi TVs with the Google software built in.  —  I'm not there but am watching the live coverage and company releases.
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Sam Biddle / Gizmodo:
How It Feels to Use Sony's First Google TV
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
CarWoo unveils a better way to buy a car  —  As the influence of the Internet creeps into more and more of our lives, the car-buying process is one of the few areas that remains untouched — at least, that's what Tommy McClung, cofounder and chief executive of CarWoo, argues.
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon's Android Success Augurs Well for Its iPhone  —  Verizon Wireless's embrace of Google Inc.'s Android operating system did more than provide the carrier with devices to compete with the iPhone.  It also gave the company experience dealing with the data hogs who can hobble a wireless network.
Reuters:
Hon Hai to raise prices for Apple, others-report  —  * Stock up 1.3 pct, beating TAIEX's gain  —  Hon Hai (2317.TW), the world's largest electronic parts maker, will raise prices from October for some clients, including Apple (AAPL.O), according to a Citibank analyst, a Taiwan newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
By the Numbers: Seed Funding Is the New Black  —  If Angelgate didn't prove it, then the following data will; there's a tinge of mania when it come to early- and seed-stage funding.  The latest data from CB Insights, a market research firm that tracks the venture capital industry …
Michael Kan / Computerworld:
Microsoft Bing partners with Alibaba's Taobao search engine  —  Microsoft has found a new partner to promote it's Bing search engine technology in China by working with the country's largest online retailer Taobao.com to power web results for its new Etaosite.
eMarketer:
Email Still Tops Facebook for Keeping in Touch  —  Only 18- to 24-year-olds use the social networking site more than email for passing items on  —  Content-sharing has become a staple of internet usage for most online adults.  Research from Chadwick Martin Bailey found that three-quarters …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Skeptic Geek
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Big media wants more piracy busting from Google  —  Filmmaker Ellen Seidler shows how a visit to a site that offers her pirated movie also displays ads via Google.  —  When it comes to fighting online piracy, some music and film industry executives think Google could be doing more to help.
Discussion: The Next Web and PlagiarismToday
Matthew Scott / DailyFinance:
FourSquare Co-Founder: Credit Card Links and More User Rewards Likely  —  Dennis Crowley, co-founder of social networking website FourSquare, says businesses may soon offer consumers the option to link their credit card to their favorite social networking website, or the opportunity to earn …
Discussion: Internet2Go
David Benoit / Wall Street Journal:
Zuckerberg's Residence at Issue in Facebook Suit  —  Lawyers for a man who claims he is entitled to 84% of Facebook Inc. argued Wednesday that the social-networking site's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, lives a transient life out of a duffel bag.  —  In a hearing in a federal courthouse in Buffalo …
Jonny Evans / Jonny Evans's blog:
Apple-hate myth: ‘Glass-gate’ makes headlines  —  Post ‘antenna-gate’, Apple-haters have a new myth.  This morning's anti-iPhone info-blip sees claims that the “iPhone 4 breaks 82 percent more than iPhone 3Gs”.  Which sounds like quite a headline — particularly given the mind-share wars between Apple …
Michael Hirschorn / The Atlantic Online:
Truth Lies Here  —  How can Americans talk to one another—let alone engage in political debate—when the Web allows every side to invent its own facts?  —  THIS PAST AUGUST, the left-leaning San Francisco-based Web site AlterNet posted a remarkable scoop: members of a group calling itself …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Beyond LinkedIn: 7 Degrees' visual, open social graph as business tool  —  A former Yahoo exec gets a funding injection for his plans to take on LinkedIn with a social graph that's more Google than (old school) AOL.  —  7 Degrees, a developer of business applications based on the social graph …
Discussion: TechCrunch
 
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Chris Kanaracus / Computerworld:
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Search Share Up After Instant, Yahoo Down After Bing Transition
Electronista:
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