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11:30 PM ET, November 2, 2010

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Regarding the Idea of iPad Apps Running on Mac OS X  —  Dave Winer speculates: … Rene Ritchie even wonders if that's what's going on this week at the private iOS developer meeting in Cupertino.  (It's not — that event is a Game Center summit.)  —  There's no doubt that iOS is where the developer mojo is.
Discussion: MacStories, Scripting News and TiPb
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Liam Cassidy / GigaOM:
iOS 4.2 Beta: Indicator of a Future All-Cloud Apple?  —  In an article today on AppleInsider, Josh Ong details changes in the upcoming iOS 4.2 software update.  One small detail caught my eye: There's an option to enter an Apple ID username and password in the MobileMe setting.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple to Extend iTunes Song Previews to 90 Seconds in U.S.  —  According to Symphonic Distribution, Apple has informed music labels that it is preparing to extend the length of iTunes Store song previews in the United States to 90 seconds for songs that are at least 2 minutes and 30 seconds long.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
New iTunes Preview Rules: 90 Seconds For Songs Over 150 Seconds.  Don't Like It?  Get Out.  —  Well it didn't happen on September 1 as some had been anticipating, but it looks like Apple is indeed extending iTunes song preview times.  And while initial reports suggested they would up the previews …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Here's The Cloud Computing Company Dell Is Buying: Boomi  —  Dell has just announced it has agreed to acquire Software-as-a-Service integration company Boomi.  Boomi offers an application integration platform that aims to reduce cost and complexity out of integrating applications …
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Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
Dell's Boomi Buy: Here's What It Means
Discussion: SAI and The Diversity Blog
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek:
Dell CEO Talks Google Android, Windows Smartphones, Tablets
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Coming Soon in Google Docs: Third Party Apps, Cloud Printing and Sync  —  Google Docs' source code includes a message that reveals some important upcoming features: “Coming soon: Third party applications, cloud printers, and sync devices”.  —  Cloud printing is a project that will enable applications on any device to print documents.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Emails All U.S. Gmail Users About The Buzz Settlement — And To Say They're Not Getting A Dime  —  By now you may have heard that Google today settled a privacy lawsuit filed by a group of Buzz users.  What's sort of odd though is that Google actually emailed all U.S.-based Gmail users …
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Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter CEO: Here's Why We're Testing Ads On HootSuite, Not Twitter.com  —  Twitter is starting to test running ads in users' tweet streams.  —  But, instead of testing the ads on Twitter.com or an official Twitter mobile app, HootSuite will be the first company to get a crack at sending ads out to users.
Discussion: Mashable!
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Paul Yiu / Bing:
Bing's new social search features arrive today  —  Today we are completing our deployment of our new social features that we built in partnership with Facebook.  We're really excited to get these features in the hands of all our US users.  —  As with all the work we do at Bing …
Serenity Caldwell / Macworld:
Some MacBook Airs exhibiting screen issues  —  Some of Apple's newly released MacBook Air models may have display problems, according to both Internet reports and first-hand accounts.  —  First reported by Cult of Mac over the weekend, some users have reported odd kernel panics …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Skyfire iOS browser approved by Apple, converts Flash video to HTML5  —  A new Apple-approved iPhone and iPad mobile browser from a startup company, set to launch this week, converts video from Adobe Flash to HTML5, though it won't work with Hulu.  —  The new Skyfire browser will be available …
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
How to Watch Election Results Tonight Online  —  After all the voting wraps up this evening, the real fun begins - watching the results come in.  Whether you want to sit around and watch an auto-refreshing, interactive map of election results or feel the buzz of a live, television broadcast …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Test your website before you build it!  (First look at Zurb's Verify)  —  Eric Ries once told me a story of something he screwed up.  He told me he built a website, which took six months of his life, and no one ever visited it.  Taught him a valuable lesson: test your ideas to see if anyone …
Zee / The Next Web:
Google's Biggest Mistakes According to Marissa Mayer  —  Google's Marissa Mayer has been with Google since 1999 and is one of its first twenty five employees.  Needless to say she's one smart cookie and in another life, could quite easily slot in neatly as a politician or press liaison.
Jamie / Signal vs. Noise:
Introducing Chalk: A fun little browser-based app for iPad inspired by our new office  —  My favorite thing about the 37signals office are the 4 team rooms.  Team rooms are where people can work together uninterrupted without disturbing anyone else.  These team rooms are equipped with big chalkboards.
Jared Newman / Technologizer:
The Worst Android Fragmentation is Yet to Come  —  At the Android developers website, Google has some ostensibly encouraging statistics: More than three quarters of Android users are now running version 2.1 or higher.  —  The stats are based on how many people have accessed the Android Market …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
The 58-inch Multitouch Table For iPhone Is Real [Video]  —  We covered the Table Connect for iPhone (a 58-inch surface that mirrors your iPhone screen) a few days ago, and now the developers posted a video of the “device” in action: as you can see in the video above, the table requires …
Tom Warren / winrumors:
Microsoft shifts Bing Maps Bird's Eye Silverlight feature to AJAX, looks to HTML5  —  Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it will discontinue investment in the Bing Maps 3D control plug-in.  —  The Bing Maps 3D control plug-in allows users to see Microsoft's “Bird's eye” …
Discussion: Bing, MSDN Blogs, CNET News and The Next Web, Thanks:lylesback2
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
Nokia N8 review  —  Here it is ladies and gentlemen, Nokia's latest and greatest Symbian handset, the N8.  The N8 got a bit of a late start in life, with production and shipping delays a plenty, but the handset is now starting to propagate itself the world over.
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Shortages Could Hurt Windows Phone 7 Launch In U.S.  —  European mobile phone operator Orange is facing shortages of Windows Phone 7 handsets, and is offering vouchers to disappointed customers.  The shortages could bode problems for the phone's U.S. launch later this month.
Zach Epstein / BGR:
AppleCare protection plans now transferable to new products  —  Apple has made changes to its policy regarding the transferability of AppleCare Protection Plans, a source told BGR.  Starting immediately, an Apple customer will have the ability to transfer AppleCare Protection Plan coverage …
RichardC / Symbian Blog:
Euromillions for the Symbian ecosystem: €22M committed to next generation technologies for Symbian  —  Under an initiative sponsored by the European Commission (EC), the Symbian platform was this week endorsed by the Artemis Joint Technology Initiative and specifically identified …
Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
Exclusive Look: Where The Workers Who Made Your iPhone Sleep At Night  —  Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen, China, is home to about half of its 420,000 workers.  They make many of our gadgets and computers, then walk to dormitories on the 2.1-kilometer-square campus.  I got to look inside.
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Sophos ships free anti-malware tool for Macs  —  If you worry in case viruses appear on the more-or-less virus proof Mac platform, then worry no more — there's a reputable and free anti-virus solution available for you today, from the security boffins over at Sophos.
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
T-Mobile roasts AT&T in debut of ‘Largest 4G Network’ campaign  —  T-Mobile USA tonight is launching a new slogan — and a new attitude — with an advertising campaign that lays claim to “America's Largest 4G Network” while poking fun at the notorious network problems experienced by iPhone users on the competing AT&T network.
Discussion: CNN and ITworld.com, Thanks:johnhcook
 
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Scott Gilbertson / Epicenter:
IE9 Leads Pack in HTML5 Support? Not Exactly
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
Palm Pre 2 preorders beginning November 8th? [Updated]
Discussion: BGR and Gadgetell
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Hot Shot Vets From Google, Mozilla, Yahoo Cooking Up Stealth Treats At Tasty Labs
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Is Facebook About To Kill Twitpic?
Discussion: The Next Web
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Casual Games Start-Up OMGPOP Raising a Serious Funding Round
Discussion: VentureBeat and Blog.games.com
Ryan Nakashima / Canadian Press:
Google TV exec says broadcasters ‘misunderstand’ role of its online TV platform
Discussion: Dembot
 Earlier Items: 
Kurt Kleiner / Technology Review:
Bogus Grass-Roots Politics on Twitter
Discussion: GigaOM and techPresident
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Mark Zuckerberg Really, Really Wanted to Work With Sam Lessin
Discussion: ProgrammableWeb
Chris Kanaracus / Computerworld:
SAP willing to pay Oracle $120M for attorney's fees
Nielsen Wire:
Mobile Snapshot: Smartphones Now 28% of U.S. Cellphone Market