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11:50 AM ET, October 19, 2010

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Android Chief Andy Rubin Sends His First Tweet — And It's Aimed At Steve Jobs  —  Well would you look at that.  Earlier today, Apple CEO Steve Jobs went on a bit of a tirade against Google and Android in particular.  And you know that couldn't have made Android chief Andy Rubin too happy.
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
TweetDeck Founder To Steve Jobs: Developing For Fragmented Android Isn't Bad  —  On Apple's earnings call, CEO Steve Jobs used popular Twitter client TweetDeck to make a point about Android's fragmentation.  —  “Twitter client, Twitter Deck [sic], recently launched their app for Android.
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Steve Jobs's Epic 5-Minute Anti-Google Rant  —  In a surprise, Steve Jobs joined Apple's Q3 earnings call today.  —  He used his time to rip into Google.  —  A sample:  — “Many Android OEMs install proprietary user-interfaces to differentiate themselves from the commodity Android experience.
Ethan Bauley / Data Central:
HP Introduces webOS 2.0 and Palm Pre 2 - Helpful links and resources  —  Today, HP announced the most significant update to webOS ever — webOS 2.0 — along with a new phone, the Palm Pre 2.  —  For the full details, including carrier availability, check out today's press release and the official Palm blog.
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Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
HP introduces feature-packed webOS 2.0  —  webOS is moving up to version 2.0 and bringing along with it a whole host of new features sure to please even the most jaded of webOS users.  There's the stuff that we've already covered: card-grouping Stacks, enhanced and more capable Just Type …
Discussion: TiPb
Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Office 365  —  New cloud service brings together Office, SharePoint, Exchange and Lync for organizations of all sizes.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced Microsoft Office 365, the company's next generation in cloud productivity that brings together Microsoft Office …
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Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft to offer hosted version of Office  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Aiming to bolster its hosted software for businesses, Microsoft announced on Tuesday it is adding the Office Web Apps to its collection of hosted software for business.  As expected, the company also rebranded the product.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Has $51 Billion and a Shopping List.  Is Facebook On It?  —  Steve Jobs made a rare appearance during today's Apple's earnings call and spent most of his time beating up his rivals, past and present.  Summary: The iPhone has left Research in Motion's BlackBerry in the dust.
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AppleInsider:
Steve Jobs squashes rumors of smaller, 7-inch iPad from Apple  —  Apple chief executive Steve Jobs on Monday took pause during his company's fourth quarter conference call to extinguish rumors that the company is working on a smaller iPad based around a 7-inch screen.
Microsoft:
Steve Ballmer E-mail to Employees on Ray Ozzie Transition  —  Text of an internal Microsoft e-mail sent by Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer to employees announcing the transition of Ray Ozzie.  —  From: Steveb  —  To: Microsoft - All Employees
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
Does Microsoft really need a chief software architect?
Discussion: Mini-Microsoft and Bink.nu
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Ray Ozzie leaving post as Microsoft's chief software architect
Discussion: TechEye
Boy Genius Report:
Next Apple iPhone (Verizon model) hits “AP” field test stage, iPhone 5 hits “EVT” stage?  —  One of our solid Apple sources has just let us know some pretty interesting (and exciting) information surrounding Apple's upcoming iPhone devices.  For starters, we have been told that iPhone model 3,2 …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Verizon's tiered data plans hitting October 28, smartphones still getting unlimited option?  —  We'd told you back in July that Verizon would migrate away from unlimited data and toward a tiered model very quickly; turns out it wasn't quite as quickly as we'd thought, but as Ivan Seidenberg said last month, it's still going down.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel investing up to $8B in new U.S. factories, creating thousands of jobs  —  Intel said it wil invest $6 billion to $8 billion on its new chip factories in a move that will create thousands of construction and engineering jobs.  —  The world's biggest chip maker said it will create 6,000 …
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Engineer samples of Android 3.0-loaded tablet PCs to be ready in December  —  Google has recently notified its partners that the Android 3.0 operating system (OS) will soon be completed with the related tablet PC engineer samples set to show up in December, according to sources from notebook players.
Horace Dediu / asymco:
60 percent of Apple's sales are from products that did not exist three years ago  —  This chart speaks for itself.  Note the bottom two bands and the proportion of the total that they make up.  —  Also note the seasonality with the holiday spikes.  This last quarter is not a holiday quarter.
Discussion: Fortune and MacStories
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
Google to end contracts with 7 ad agents  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc said on Tuesday its termination of contracts with seven large Chinese advertising resellers goes into effect on Oct 27.  —  Google, which faced many operational hurdles since its high profile tussle with Beijing earlier this year …
Tom Krazit / Relevant Results:
How Google tested Google Instant  —  Google's John Boyd (standing) and LaDawn Jentzch, user experience researchers at Google, explain to CNET's Tom Krazit how Google's usability lab works, as seen from the observation room.  —  (Credit: James Martin/CNET)  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans:
[Exclusive] First Android Gingerbread Details  —  We've heard countless reports that it's out there.  We know it's still in development and we know some Googlers have it loaded onto their Nexus Ones.  I'm talking about the Android Gingerbread update, of course, and we can finally bring …
Riley McDermid / VentureBeat:
Former Zynga exec lands at VC firm Maveron  —  Andrew Trader, an early team member of red-hot gaming startup Zynga, is now joining venture capital firm Maveron, the company told VentureBeat late Monday.  —  Trader, known as “A.T.”, built and managed all business operations at Zynga …
Discussion: PE Hub Blog and TechFlash
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Fear And Loathing At The Wall Street Journal  —  Ahhhhhhhhhahhhaha!  —  The inmates are now running the asylum.  —  All anyone is talking about today is the series of articles that the Wall Street Journal has written about a “Privacy Breach” at Facebook.
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Ian Sherr / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Sees a Ripe Corporate Market  —  Apple Inc. will unveil Wednesday a new version of its computer operating software, a development that comes as the consumer-electronics giant makes a more aggressive move to expand in a market that has historically eluded it: corporate customers.
Peter O'Dowd / NPR:
The Business Of Burying Internet Search Results … The Internet can be a hostile place, with powerful companies paying handsome sums to hide negative content in Google search results or any quest for information that might hurt their bottom line.  Unseen battles are waged every day to protect and destroy brands and reputations.
Discussion: BaltTech
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Another Windows 7 tablet review shows it's just not the right combination  —  First the HP Slate and now a tablet from Tegatech called the Tega v2.  Initial reviews are coming to the same conclusion as many of us in tech journalism: Windows 7 just ain't cut out for tablets.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook's ‘Download Your Information’ Feature Has A Memory Lapse  —  Earlier this month, Facebook announced the launch of a new feature called “Download Your Information”.  The feature is fairly self-explanatory: hit a button, and Facebook will compile an archive of all the data you've ever uploaded …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Western Digital ships 3TB Caviar Green 3.5-inch hard drive for $239, 2.5TB for $189  —  You know that 3TB hard drive that Western Digital slapped into its range of My Book external units earlier this month?  Looks like it's finally ready to free itself from those shackles.
 
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CNN:
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John D. Sutter / CNN:
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