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11:05 AM ET, October 27, 2010

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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
The PlayStation Phone  —  It's hard to believe that what we're looking at is real — but we assure you, the picture above is in fact the PlayStation Phone you've long been waiting for.  As we reported back in August, the device you see is headed into the market soon, likely boasting Android 3.0 …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sony's PlayStation Phone strategy takes shape as prototype picture leaks out
Discussion: SlashGear and winrumors
Bloomberg:
News Corp. Reboots MySpace in Quest to Recapture Young Crowd  —  News Corp.'s MySpace is introducing a new website design with a focus on younger users in a drive to stem subscriber losses and distinguish itself from Facebook, the biggest social network.  —  Starting today …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
The My-Fill-In-the-Space Reset Is Here, As Struggling Social Network Morphs Into Entertainment Hub  —  Empty bracket or no empty bracket: Will it work?  —  That's pretty much the big question at News Corp. tonight, as its much beleaguered social networking site, MySpace, rolls out a new beta version aimed at shifting its fortunes.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Here's the Public Google Doc With All Of MySpace's Traffic Analytics
Gabriel Madway / Reuters:
Apple delays white iPhone until next spring  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Tuesday that it would delay release of its eagerly anticipated white iPhone again, this time until next spring.  The latest version of the popular handset, the iPhone 4, was released in June, but the white model …
Kakul Srivastava / Yodel Anecdotal:
Yahoo! Gets Even ‘Beta’ with New Email Experience  —  For hundreds of millions of people around the world, email is a critical part of their online communications, connecting them to the people who matter most to them.  With that in mind, we are rolling out Yahoo! Mail Beta — a faster …
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
MacBook Air review (late 2010)  —  The MacBook Air has never exactly been a simple product to review.  Since the laptop's launch back in the heady days of 2008, we've always considered it a niche, high-end product and much less a mainstream system.  Originally, the wafer-thin …
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Arn / MacRumors:
256GB SSD Upgrades for New MacBook Air Announced
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Engadget and DailyTech
James Galbraith / Macworld:
Lab report: MacBook Air benchmark results
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Goodbye, MacBook Pro. The New MacBook Air Is That Good.
Discussion: Cult of Mac, Macworld and I4U News
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How Spotify Almost Sold To Google For $1 Billion, Plus New Apple Rumors  —  “Apple, Inc. (AAPL) in negotiations to acquire Spotify,” read the tip that came in yesterday via email from an anonymous source.  Most tips are just outright false, but we dug into this one a little bit.
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Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Spotify says no acquisition talks with Apple
Discussion: ClickZ, louisgray.com and Music Ally
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Video Tops P2P Filesharing Traffic: Cisco  —  Content providers may have finally found a way to battle peer-to-peer file sharing: by making their content easily available online.  That's one possible takeaway from Cisco's latest Visual Networking Index, which found that video now accounts …
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:   BitTorrent Still Dominates Global Internet Traffic
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Tab hitting T-Mobile USA on November 10th, $400 on contract  —  America's number four carrier just landed a launch date for Samsung's Froyo-based Galaxy Tab, and sure enough, it'll be trotting out into the spotlight a full 24 hours before Verizon Wireless and four whole days prior to Sprint.
Tris Hussey / The Next Web:
How To: Avoid Getting Fleeced By Firesheep  —  Over the last 24 hours the world has been abuzz with talk about a small Firefox extension.  Usually Firefox extensions don't make headlines, but in this case one did.  Why?  This extension is called Firesheep, and it's scary.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
With a Big Push From Apple, HTML5 Video Wins the Web (But Not Completely)  —  Remember the big Apple vs. everyone else video format war from last spring?  When Apple was pushing the HTML5 standard it wanted to use for video on the iPhone and iPad, instead of Adobe's Flash?
Discussion: MeFeedia Blog and The Loop
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
Nook Color: Barnes & Noble's Full-Color Tablet With Apps, Mags and Books for $250  —  Barnes & Noble's touchscreen Nook Color—a reading-centric, 7-inch Android tablet with full color books, magazines, newspapers and apps is well, surprisingly good.  It might be the best Android tablet yet, even.
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Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
Foxconn and Compal contracted for 5-6 Palm devices in 2011 [rumor]  —  While the Palm Pre 2 might be eliciting less-than-impressed responses from Palm fans, we can't help but wonder what Palm might come out with next.  It's all but assumed that the Pre 2 was the phone Palm had in the pipeline …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Those Bits Aren't Free: Netflix Could Be Racking Up a $2 Billion Content Tab  —  Investors are cheering on Netflix as it moves from DVDs to streaming video, and keeps adding customers along the way.  But “digital” doesn't equal “cheap” for Reed Hastings' company.  In fact, the online move has cost Netflix at least $1.2 billion.
Vlad Bobleanta / Download Squad:
Google Docs gets new chart editor and some new chart types  —  A new chart editor is now available for the spreadsheet tool inside Google Docs, along with some new chart types to choose from.  —  The most noteworthy feature additions to the chart editor are that it now automatically recommends …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Acer tablet PC line launching on November 23rd, priced from $299 to $699  —  Not much more to tell you that you didn't already pick up from the headline.  Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci told Dow Jones Newswire that it will be launching its first line of tablet PCs in New York City on November 23rd, priced from $299 to $699 each.
Dumplings from this Panda!:
In Response to The Digg Blog Post  —  Digg has responded publicly to the post I made yesterday and I appreciate their willingness to address this.  I feel obligated to give my feedback/response - not in the expectation that digg will further address it.  — Defending my post yesterday …
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Jen Burton / Digg Blog:
Info on site changes and test accounts
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The Creepiest TV Moments of Google's CEO  —  Eric Schmidt is a thoughtful speaker with impeccable educational credentials.  But the Google CEO's been a creepy, arrogant-sounding disaster in the press lately, especially on television.  Today he issued a retraction.  Here are the lowlights of how this came about.
 
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Hiring: Microsoft stays cautious as Google, Amazon ramp back up
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
UberCab's Masterstroke: Forgoing Buy-In from San Francisco Officials
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Bloomberg:
Gemalto Sues Google, HTC, Samsung Over Java Technology
Discussion: ZDNet
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Digg's Big 30 Percent Drop
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Western Digital's TV Live Hub Is the Anti-Apple TV
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Apple Debuts Chinese Online Store, Chinese Language App Store
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Outlook 2011 uses Webkit to render HTML
Philip Constantinou / Evernote Blogcast:
Evernote 4 for Windows is here!
Discussion: Download Squad, Thanks:maguay
Richard Huff / NY Daily News:
Taped call by Fox employee to Cablevision nets suggestions …
Steve Dinneen / City A.M.:
Google and Carphone in mobile deal
Eli Hodapp / Touch Arcade:
‘iDOS’ - A Full Featured Universal DOS Emulator That Somehow Got …