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5:35 PM ET, October 13, 2010

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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Bing, Now With Extra Facebook: See What Your Friends Like & People Search Results  —  At long last, Facebook's social data is coming to search in a big way.  Bing is now making use of it to show new “Liked By Your Friends” matches and Facebook-powered people search results.
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Bing / Search Blog:
Bing Gets More Social with Facebook  —  As you read in Satya's post, today we announced a significant expansion of our partnership with Facebook, where Bing will provide much more personalized experiences to you by allowing you to bring your Facebook friends into your search experience.
Satya Nadella / Bing Community:
New Signals in Search: The Bing Social Layer  —  The technology search engines employ to retrieve that needle in the information haystack is staggering and humbling; it's one of the things that get us fired up to come to work at Bing every day.  —  Today we announced an exciting expansion to our long-term partnership with Facebook.
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.
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.
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” …
Cameron Meierhoefer / comScore Voices:
comScore September 2010 qSearch Reporting Enhancements  —  When comScore publicly releases its September qSearch reporting this week, there will be a couple of important enhancements to highlight.  The first change is that September will be the first month reflecting the impact of Google Instant …
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Shashi Seth / Yahoo! Search Blog:   Shedding Light on Search Statistics
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Search Share Up After Instant, Yahoo Down After Bing Transition
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.
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 …
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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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
With Their Own QR Code Trick, Bit.ly Eats Google's Balls  —  Back in April, Google added a very nifty feature to their URL shortener, goo.gl.  If you simply add “.qr” to any shortened URL, you will be taken to a page with a QR code for that URL.  If you scan that image with a QR code reader …
Discussion: bit.ly blog
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Niall Harbison / Simply Zesty:
Bit.ly Adds Impressive Automatic QR Code Generation To Shortened Links
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
AT&T, Verizon May Have to Warn Mobile-Phone Users Topping Limits  —  Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc. and smaller competitors may have to start alerting mobile-phone subscribers who are about to exceed their monthly limits and trigger higher service charges, a U.S. regulator said.
Discussion: Daring Fireball
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
People With Cell Phones, The FCC Has Your Back
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.
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.
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 …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Target next in line to sell Apple's iPhone, following Sam's Club  —  Discount chain Target will be the next major American third-party retailer to team up with Apple to promote the iPhone, AppleInsider has been told.  —  Target  —  According to people familiar with the matter …
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.
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Kills “Clear Chat History” Feature, Users Go Crazy  —  When Facebook pushed out their chat upgrades recently, they also killed of a feature that some people found to be extremely useful: “Clear Chat History”.  The feature protected users who were concerned about others looking …
Discussion: TechCrunch and msnbc.com
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.
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 …
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 …
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
Ash Rust / The Official Klout Blog:
Do you have Facebook Klout?  —  Today I'm excited to announce we now measure influence on Facebook.  With more than 500 million users and 30 billion items of content shared each month, the addition of Facebook is a huge leap towards our goal of measuring influence across the social web.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Wins Three Colossal Multi-Touch Related Patents  —  The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 18 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today.  In this first report, we focus on one of the most important technologies that are empowering Apple's smart device revolution: Multi-Touch.
Steve McClellan / Adweek:
NBC, Google Abort TV Ad-Sales Pact  —  The partnership launched amid much fanfare in 2008  —  NBC Universal and Google have discontinued their ad sales partnership begun in 2008, the companies have confirmed.  The split deprives Google's TV ad sales unit of one of its major alliances …
Discussion: Digital Media Wire and Bloomberg
 
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Andrew Berg / Wireless Week:
Nuance Traces Swype's Path with White-Label Solution
Discussion: mocoNews and Know Your Cell
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Video Phone Comes Of Age: One Fifth Of American Adults Have Made A Video Call
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
LinkedIn Launches Labs Site, It's Ok
Discussion: The LinkedIn Blog
Mark Boslet / PE Hub Blog:
Moritz's Provocative Claim: Silicon Valley Needs Just $400M a Year
Chris Kanaracus / Computerworld:
Oracle pledges support for OpenOffice.org
Discussion: The Register
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
xAD Raises $4 Million For Local Mobile Advertising Network
AppleInsider:
Apple shares crack $300 en-route to new all-time high
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Beyond LinkedIn: 7 Degrees' visual, open social graph as business tool
Discussion: TechCrunch
Electronista:
Samsung debuts 3bit, 20nm 64GB NAND flash storage
Discussion: Macworld, Softpedia News and TechEye
Erica Naone / Technology Review:
Microsoft's 3-D Strategy
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Matthew Scott / DailyFinance:
FourSquare Co-Founder: Credit Card Links and More User Rewards Likely
Discussion: MediaPost and Internet2Go
Michael Hirschorn / The Atlantic Online:
Truth Lies Here  —  How can Americans talk to one another …