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12:20 AM ET, November 4, 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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Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Launches Local Deal Service for Places  —  In a move that could bring millions of local and small business advertisers to the social network, Facebook launched a deal service for Places today.  The service lets merchants push deals to their existing customers and attract new ones …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Great interview: candid, disruptive Mark Zuckerberg  —  While at Facebook a group of us got called aside for a private interview with Mark Zuckerberg.  In the interview was MG Siegler and Jason Kincaid of Techcrunch and David Gelles of the Financial Times.  From Facebook was Erick Tseng, head of mobile.
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:yarinhochman
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Facebook to Foursquare: You're out  —  It's obvious that Facebook sees serious potential in mobile check-in service Foursquare: it tried to buy it for $125 million.  —  That didn't work.  So Facebook started to get into the location game too.  It launched Facebook Places, its own geolocation service.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Android App Sucked Because “Obnoxious” Google Bought The Developer
Discussion: MacStories and PC World
Rob Jackson / Phandroid:
How Facebook is Pulling an Android... and Why
Discussion: Android Phone Fans
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
Facebook has 200 million active mobile users, improves iOS and Android applications
Leland / Twitter Blog:
Twitter for Android: Update available  —  Today we're releasing an updated version of Twitter for Android, which includes some awesome enhancements and introduces a more consistent experience across our mobile clients.  — Tweet details page.  We changed the layout of the timeline …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Updates Their Android App — To Be Almost Exactly Like Their iPhone App
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Lawsuit: Apple turned iPhone 3Gs into “iBricks” to boost iPhone 4  —  We all saw this one coming a mile away: Apple is finally being taken to task over iOS 4 performance on the iPhone 3G.  In a lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of California for San Diego, plaintiff Biana Wofford alleges …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Dish Exec: Hulu Is Destroying the TV Industry  —  Hulu users would wait a lot longer to catch up on their favorite shows, if Dish Network VP of Online Content Development and Strategy Bruce Eisen had his way.  “If I can watch Glee tomorrow morning and I don't have to pay a pay TV service …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Apple's dead pixel policy revealed  —  Apple's internal policy on acceptable numbers of pixel anomalies was recently updated, a source told BGR.  The policy is used as a guideline for Mac Geniuses addressing customer issues that involve Apple displays.  It essentially allows them to quickly …
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.
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Ben Horowitz / ben's blog:
Why Andreessen Horowitz Just Raised $650,000,000 … Andreessen Horowitz just raised $650,000,000 for our second fund.  Through the process, people asked us three questions consistently and I will answer them here.  —  Why raise $650M?  —  Isn't smaller better?
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Brad Stone / Business Week:   The New New Andreessen
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric:
SkyFire Browser Gets Pulled From App Store Due to Overwhelming Demand  —  Just hours after the SkyFire web browser for iOS made its official debut on the Apple App Store, the application has been pulled.  No, it's not one of Apple's evil shenanigans.  Instead, the browser was pulled by its developers due to extremely high demand.
Discussion: Skyfire, Download Squad and Engadget
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Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
BREAKING: Skyfire for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Now Available for Download !
Discussion: BGR, SAI, MobileCrunch and Geek.com, Thanks:taimurasad
Stewart Mitchell / PC Pro:
Microsoft details Windows Phone 7 kill switch  —  Microsoft has outlined how it might use the little publicised “kill switch” in Windows Phone 7 handsets.  —  A kill switch is a tool that allows software controllers to remove certain apps or software from handsets if they pose a security or privacy risk …
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
PayPal Races To Fix IPhone App Security Flaw  —  Internet-payment provider PayPal said its iPhone application contained a security flaw that could allow a hacker to access users' accounts and has rushed out an update to correct the problem.  —  The hole stems from the app's failure to confirm …
Erica Swallow / Mashable!:
A Glimpse at the Future of Foursquare  —  Foursquare CEO and co-founder Dennis Crowley spoke on how the location-based service plans to dominate “what happens after the checkin” at Wednesday's ad:tech conference.  Crowley delivered his remarks on the same day Facebook made several major announcements about its Places product.
Discussion: Interactive Marketing
Cory Bohon / Mac|Life:
Apple is Now Accepting Mac App Store Submissions from Developers  —  Apple just sent an email out to developers noting that they can begin submitting applications for review.  Apple noted at the last press conference that they planned to open the Mac App Store within 90-days and that developers …
Discussion: MacRumors and TUAW
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 …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Anonymous DDoS Takes Down The United States Copyright Office  —  As part of its ongoing punishment of any institute or company that defends copyright, Anonymous has now taken down the website of The United States Copyright Office.  The group managed to take copyright.gov offline for half an hour.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Slyck
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
News Corp's Carey: MySpace's Ongoing Losses ‘Not Acceptable Or Sustainable’  —  Continued MySpace (NSDQ: NWS) declines pulled down News Corp.'s digital media group earnings again in its first quarter, meaning operating losses in the company's Other segment grew by $30 million from last year, to $156 million.
 
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Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
Chatbot Wears Down Proponents of Anti-Science Nonsense
Discussion: Mashable!
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
The “Bury” Button Returns to Digg
Discussion: Digg Blog
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Will the Verizon iPhone Cripple Verizon?
Discussion: Product Reviews Net and eWeek
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPad 4.2 Game Center apps already being approved
Jason Elbaum / Google Open Source Blog:
Test your app from right to left
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Following In Foursquare's Footsteps, Yelp Rolls Out Check-In Offers
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
Tablets With 7-Inch Super AMOLED Screens Likely Coming Next Year From Samsung
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Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Sent Users to Wrong Polls? Nope, Board of Elections Did
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Ministry of Sound Forced To Suspend File-Sharing Shakedown
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Nokia Gets Support of ITC Staff in Apple Smartphone Trial