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5:00 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: Softpedia News
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.
Charlotte McEleny / New Media Age:
Is music last hope for MySpace?  —  MySpace has revealed relaunch plans to reassert itself as the leading social music platform as agencies claim it's “on its last roll of the dice”.  —  The social network relaunched in the US this week, with the UK planned to follow suit in mid-November.
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 …
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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NOOKcolor: The Ultimate Reading Experience
James McQuivey / paidContent:
What The Nook Color Means For Amazon, Sony
Discussion: Engadget, Mashable!, GigaOM and DailyTech
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Nice Knowing You, Nook
Discussion: Shiny Objects
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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Mike Curtis / YDN Blog:
Yahoo! Mail Beta technology update
Discussion: The Register and PC Magazine
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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James Galbraith / Macworld:
Lab report: MacBook Air benchmark results  —  There's a lot to like in Apple's latest version of the MacBook Air, such as the smaller size, longer battery life and faster flash storage.  Still, I was disappointed that the new MacBook Air uses the aging Core 2 Duo processor.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Goodbye, MacBook Pro. The New MacBook Air Is That Good.
Discussion: Cult of Mac, Macworld and Shiny Objects
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
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Video Tops P2P Filesharing Traffic: Cisco  —  Content providers may have finally found a way to battle off 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 …
Discussion: Cisco Systems, Inc and GigaOM
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent Still Dominates Global Internet Traffic  —  A new Internet traffic trends report released by the Canadian broadband management company Sandvine reveals that global P2P traffic is expanding, with BitTorrent as the key player.  In North America, more than half of all upstream traffic …
Kevin Krause / phandroid:
Nexus Two Launching Alongside Gingerbread in Time for the Holidays?  —  An interesting report has surfaced from London-based business paper City A.M. that claims the followup to the Nexus One — what very well could be dubbed the Nexus Two — will be released through an exclusive deal …
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Steve Dinneen / City A.M.:
Google and Carphone in mobile deal
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Outlook 2011 uses Webkit to render HTML  —  A little tidbit from the Microsoft gathering this evening.  While demonstrating Outlook for Mac and the HTML rendering engine, Microsoft employees revealed that instead of using the Word HTML rendering that previous versions of Mac Office used …
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Microsoft:
Mac Meets PC With New Office Release
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.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
LimeWire Gives Up the Ghost, Shuts Down P2P Filesharing Client  —  Last spring, music filesharing service LimeWire suffered a crushing blow in federal court.  This is the net result: The company is shutting down its core software - though it insists it's not doing that exactly.
Dan Farber / CBS News:
Oracle's Larry Ellison Taunts HP's Ray Lane and Leo Apotheker  —  In the tech industry's latest version of a World Wrestling Entertainment event, Oracle co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison dared Hewlett-Packard's board chairman and new CEO to testify in court over a suit that Oracle brought against SAP.
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: Download Squad and VentureBeat
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
T-Mobile to debut tethering plan on November 3rd, $14.99