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11:15 AM ET, November 10, 2010

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Henry Blodget / SAI:
Google Gives All Employees Surprise $1,000 Cash Bonus And 10% Raise  —  Google has given all of its employees $1,000 cash “holiday bonuses” and 2011 salary increases of at least 10%, a loyal reader tells us.  —  The 10% company-wide raise will take effect on January 1, 2011.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Responds To Bonus/Raise Story, Cites Importance Of “Competitive Compensation”
Discussion: SAI and NBC Bay Area
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:   Is The Silicon Valley Talent Shortage Getting Worse?
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Rumor: Apple Has Cancelled Support for AirPrint Through Mac and Windows  —  When Apple released the first beta of iOS 4.2 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, they also officially announced AirPrint, the wireless printing system that would work with specific HP printers and shared printers on Macs and PCs:
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Federico Viticci / MacStories:
iTunes 10.1 and OS X 10.6.5 Coming Tomorrow, iOS 4.2 On Friday at 10 AM PST  —  An inside source at AT&T told MacStories that Apple is planning to release iOS 4.2, a major OS update for iPhones, iPods and iPads, on Friday November 12th at 10 AM PST.  We also learned that updates to iTunes …
Jun Yang / Bloomberg:
RIM to Sell Tablet for Less Than $500 to Take on IPad  —  Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) — Research In Motion Ltd., the maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, said it will begin selling a tablet computer in North America in the first quarter for “under” $500 as it takes on Apple Inc.'s iPad.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
RIM's Playbook: Pricing under $500 and a big bet on Flash
Discussion: BGR, SAI and Gearlog
Gartner:
Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales Grew 35 Percent in Third Quarter 2010; Smartphone Sales Increased 96 Percent  —  Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totaled 417 million units in the third quarter of 2010, a 35 percent increase from the third quarter of 2009, according to Gartner …
Scott Moritz / The Street:
Microsoft Sells 40K Windows 7 Phones  —  NEW YORK (TheStreet) — As big-splash debuts go, Microsoft's(MSFT_) Windows Phone 7 launch at AT&T(T_) and T-Mobile didn't exactly make waves Monday.  Even with a glitzy media intro last month hosted by champion inside-seller and company chief Steve Ballmer …
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Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News:
Mixed picture for Windows Phone 7 after first day of sales
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
Microsoft is in the driver's seat for Windows Phone updates  —  One of the biggest criticisms of Windows Mobile and Android devices is that device manufacturers get control over who gets updated versions of the OS.  That leads to awkward situations where someone pays big bucks …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Flashes A Nice Big Middle Finger At Android's Fragmentation  —  A month ago, in my initial piece about Windows Phone 7, I was cautiously optimistic about the platform but had some questions about Microsoft's ultimate intentions. … I'm happy to report that at least initially, it looks like it will be the former.
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Warns Facebook Users of “Trap” Before Data Export  —  If you hadn't yet heard, there's been a bit of a kerfuffle this past week over your data by two Internet giants - Facebook and Google.  It started when Google began blocking other services from importing its data without reciprocity, a move aimed directly at Facebook.
Discussion: TechCrunch, GigaOM and Webomatica, Thanks:rwwmike
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook/Google Slap Fight: “Openness Doesn't Mean Being Open When It's Convenient”
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Facebook: You've No Right To Export Email Addresses (Unless It's …
Joab Jackson / ITworld.com:
Apache declares war on Oracle over Java  —  The Apache Software Foundation threatens to ditch Java if Oracle doesn't relent on use restrictions  —  I like it!  —  Charging that Oracle has willfully disregarded the licensing terms for its own Java technology, the Apache Software Foundation …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Give Us Our Data, Facebook  —  I usually give Facebook the benefit of the doubt in its various wars with the press and users, particularly around privacy issues.  Mostly because user expectations around privacy are changing in real time.  Things that were reprehensible just a couple …
Discussion: Stay N' Alive
New York Times:
Stage Set for Showdown on Online Privacy  —  WASHINGTON — After “do not call” lists became popular, more than 90 percent of people who signed up reported fewer annoying telemarketing calls.  Now, privacy advocates are pushing for a similar “do not track” feature that would let Internet users tell Web sites …
Discussion: Screenwerk
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Yahoo's Informal Offer To Buy Groupon: $3 Billion To $4 Billion  —  Yahoo made it known to Groupon executives and backers that it was willing to pay as much as $3 billion to $4 billion to acquire the company, a source close to Groupon investors tells us.  —  That number may seem high, but our source is reliable.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and NBC Bay Area
OLED-DISPLAY.NET:
First picture of 7 inch Super-Amoled from Samsung Mobile Display  —  OLED-Display.net got the first picture of the Galaxy-Tab with the brand new 7 inch Super-Amoled. showcased at the FPD-International event.  The panel has a WXVGA (1200x600 Pixel) resolution.Samsung Mobile Display plans to sell this panel in 2011.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Why don't Americans want broadband?  —  Hard as it might be for Webheads to believe, a significant fraction of the US population doesn't use the Internet at home.  In fact, 23 percent of all US households report that no one in the home uses the Internet anywhere.  Why not?
Discussion: SAI
Apple:
Apple & The Dentsu Group Bring iAds to Japan  —  Apple® and The Dentsu Group today announced a partnership to expand Apple's iAd℠ mobile advertising network to Japan in early 2011.  Dentsu will be responsible for the selling and creative execution of iAds in Japan, and Apple will host …
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Most homes have high-definition TVs, but few are watching HD programming  —  High-definition televisions are in about 56% of U.S. homes, making HD TV one of the most quickly adopted consumer technologies of the last 20 years, according to a data from research firm Nielsen Co.
Discussion: DSLreports and PR Newswire
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
Palm Pre 2 hits UK 12 November  —  HP confirms Brits getting it this week  —  While the French, thanks to mobile phone carrier SFR, have been enjoying the new Palm Pre 2 for a couple of weeks now, those outside of France have had to look on with steely eyes.  —  But that wait is soon to be over, says HP.
Kuan Yong / YouTube Blog:
Control YouTube on the desktop, or the TV... with the YouTube Remote app for your phone  —  If you're like me, you love watching YouTube on your smartphone.  My phone is always with me, which means my favorite YouTube videos are never more than a few taps away.
Bloomberg:
Apple Suppliers Squeezed as Taiwan Dollar Climbs Most  —  Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc.'s suppliers in Taiwan say their earnings are being crimped as the local dollar climbs faster than the rest of Asia's currencies in the past month, raising the prospect of higher prices.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
AVG Acquires Mobile Security Startup DroidSecurity For Up To $9.4 Million  —  Security software maker AVG Technologies has acquired Israel's DroidSecurity from its founders and investors for a reported $4.1 million with an earn-out up to $5.3 million, subject to performance milestones.
Discussion: Business Wire and mocoNews, Thanks:binoyxj
 
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Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
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