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4:40 PM ET, November 3, 2010

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Erick Tseng / Facebook Blog:
Making Mobile More Social  —  Life happens in real time, and so should sharing.  Today's mobile phones allow people to connect on the go and to share interesting moments as they happen all around them.  —  Earlier this week, when the Giants won the World Series, revelling baseball fans took to the streets of San Francisco.
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Big Deal: Facebook Emerges As Major Player In Mobile And Location-Based Services  —  The world of location-based services changed dramatically today.  And the changes that Facebook announced place the company firmly in the center of that very dynamic universe and ecosystem.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Revamps The Mobile Log-In Process With Single Sign-On  —  Today at Facebook's event in Palo Alto, CA the company wanted to talk about mobile.  First, CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a few updates to both Facebook's Android and iPhone apps.  But the real key to all of this is the platform, he said.
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
Facebook has 200 million active mobile users, improves iOS and Android applications
Discussion: CNET News, SAI and Reuters
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook Gives All Developers Access To Full Set Of Places APIs …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Why Facebook Still Doesn't Have An iPad App
Discussion: Mashable!, SelectStart and SAI
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Nokia Gets Support of ITC Staff in Apple Smartphone Trial  —  Nokia Oyj shouldn't be found liable of infringing Apple Inc.'s patents, the staff of the U.S. International Trade Commission said as a trial started.  —  “The evidence will not establish a violation” of Apple patent rights …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
LG Pad coming in Q1 2011, with Android Honeycomb, dual-core Tegra 2, and 8.9-inch screen  —  Want some specificity about LG's super-duper tablet roadmap?  Last we heard from the Korean tech giant, it was canning plans for a Froyo slate and looking forward to a more suitable iteration of Android …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Twitter Promoted Tweets Come To Google  —  In a first ever move, Google is now carrying ads from someone else's ad network — Twitter's, as Google integrates Twitter's new Promoted Tweets into Google Realtime Search.  —  It's quite a coup for Twitter.  Not only did the company get Google …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
The 4G forgery  —  T-Mobile does not have a 4G network.  Sprint, which first launched WiMAX in June of 2009, does not have a 4G network.  Verizon Wireless will flip the switch on LTE later this year and when it does, it will not have a 4G network.  AT&T is taking its time with LTE and it won't fire anything up until next year.
Discussion: InformationWeek, Thanks:aharpaz
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
T-Mobile roasts AT&T in debut of ‘Largest 4G Network’ campaign
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
At My Wit's End: Jason Calacanis Threatens To Sue Us  —  Jason Calacanis, our former partner on our TechCrunch50 events, is threatening to sue us.  His demand letter and draft complaint are embedded below.  In a nutshell, he wants part of the proceeds from our sale to AOL.
Kunal / Samsung Hub:
Galaxy Tab will receive the Gingerbread and Honeycomb updates  —  Not a surprise but if you're looking for some official confirmation, Samsung India at an event yesterday confirmed that Galaxy Tab will be blessed with Android's future updates.  Samsung will release Gingerbread (Android 2.3) …
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Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
Tablets With 7-Inch Super AMOLED Screens Likely Coming Next Year From Samsung
Paul Marks / New Scientist:
Aircraft bomb finds may spell end for in-flight Wi-Fi  —  The long-awaited ability to use a cellphone or Wi-Fi connection on an aircraft might become a casualty of the latest aviation security threat.  —  It was revealed on 29 October that parcels containing a powdered explosive packed …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
The big tech pedigree doesn't help: Whitman and Fiorina go down in flames  —  Perhaps tonight's elections in California should be a lesson for technology executives at big tech companies.  The pedigree of being an executive at a major tech company isn't necessarily a winning background for California politics.
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Andreessen Horowitz Doubles Down, Raises $650 Million Fund  —  The fundraising crunch doesn't seem to be hitting venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, which announced today that it has raised $650 million for a second fund, more than doubling the $300 million it raised 16 months ago.
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Ben Horowitz / ben's blog:
Why Andreessen Horowitz Just Raised $650,000,000
Discussion: RCR Wireless News
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Sent Users to Wrong Polls?  Nope, Board of Elections Did  —  It's the day after Election Day and that means one thing - people are looking for someone else to blame.  This morning, that scapegoat looks to be Google.  Yesterday, the search engine offered quick and easy directions …
Discussion: Fast Company and Switched
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Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Facebook's Initial Crew Moving On  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook, the most successful start-up of the last decade, is only six years old, and an initial public offering is still a way off.  —  But a number of Facebook's early employees are giving up their stable jobs, free food and laundry service to build their own businesses.
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
BREAKING: Skyfire for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Now Available for Download !  —  The much anticipated Skyfire web browser for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now available for download!  It was originally expected to go live this Thursday, but for whatever reason, it looks like they have released …
Discussion: SAI, MobileCrunch and Geek.com, Thanks:taimurasad
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Ministry of Sound Forced To Suspend File-Sharing Shakedown  —  World famous nightclub and independent music label Ministry of Sound have been forced to suspend their planned shakedown of tens of thousands of alleged file-sharers.  The company had planned to send 25,000 letters demanding hundreds …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Google's Obsession With Speed Comes to the Web Server  —  Google has been obsessed with speeding up the web for quite a while now.  The company's most recent efforts towards this goal include Google Instant for speeding up search, the Page Speed tool for developers and webmasters …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
comScore: Android Continues To Close In On Apple, RIM  —  comScore has released its monthly smartphone mobile report today and like last month's data, Android is continuing its assault on Apple and RIM's share of users.  The data, which measured smartphone usage from June until September of this year …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
SurveyMonkey Lands Massive $100 Million Debt Financing  —  One of the unsung heroes among Web startups is SurveyMonkey, the company that offers online surveys.  Today, it is announcing a very large round of senior debt financing: $100 million from a syndicate led by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple Can Sell 100M iPhones, 48M iPads in 2011, Analyst Says  —  Just how big can Apple (AAPL) get in the smart phone and tablet markets?  Pretty darn big.  —  Wedge Partners analyst Brian Blair on Tuesday issued some absolutely stunning forecasts on the prospects for Apple in 2011.
 
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 More Items: 
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Facebook defends privacy practices to Congress
Discussion: All Facebook, ClickZ and Erictric
Jason Morse / Google Mobile Ads Blog:
Bringing Google ads to AdMob publishers
Discussion: VentureBeat, TechCrunch and mocoNews
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
State of the Blogosphere: More bloggers are doing it with their phones
Discussion: Technorati and Fast Company
Nick Saint / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Groupon Releases A Mobile App For Merchants To Handle Redemptions
Discussion: Mashable! and Business Wire
 Earlier Items: 
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Tweeting Your iPhone Angst? AT&T is Listening... on Twitter
Quentin Hardy / At Your Servers:
HP's Move on IBM
Discussion: TechEye
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Startups play poker, big companies play chess
Thanks:gapingvoid
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
Sesame Street Parodies Apple With its “There's An App For That” Song
Discussion: Fortune, PadGadget and 9 to 5 Mac
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Regarding the Idea of iPad Apps Running on Mac OS X
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple to Extend iTunes Song Previews to 90 Seconds in U.S.