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Mat Balez / Google Mobile Blog:
Personally Yours on the Go - Personalized Recommendations in Google Maps 4.7  —  Google Maps on Android just got even hotter with Hotpot, our new local recommendation engine that helps you discover places you'll love based on opinions from you and your friends.  Here's how to get the benefits of Hotpot on your phone:
Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
Google Hotpot: Local Recommendations From Your Friends  —  Google has just launched Hotpot, a personalized recommendations engine based on what you like and what your friends like.  —  When Facebook launched Places to compete with Foursquare, we here at Search Engine Land explained …
Joel Seligstein / Facebook Blog:
See the Messages that Matter  —  Imagine the kind of family you might see in a modern American sitcom: loving parents trying to maintain a family unit with a teenager engrossed in text messaging, a college-aged child who is always chatting online, and various wacky relatives who spend their days sending “funny” emails to the family.
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Charlene Li:
Facebook Messages challenges traditional email & portals
Discussion: Financial Times
Takeshi Numoto / The Microsoft Office Blog:
Office + Facebook = Easily share your ideas and documents with friends
Dan Gillmor / Salon:
Facebook's über-communications platform
Discussion: GigaOM, PC Magazine and New York Times
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Modern Messaging System: Seamless, History, And A Social Inbox
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Eric Schmidt shows off a Nexus S at the Web 2.0 summit, says Gingerbread coming in ‘next few weeks’  —  We had a feeling Eric Schmidt would be doing something surprising at the Web 2.0 summit, and the man didn't disappoint — he just showed off the Nexus S running on T-Mobile …
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Nexus S teaser by Eric Schmidt now available on video  —  Ah, the “unannounced product” that Eric Schmidt brought along for his latest interview — you want to see more of it, don't you?  We know you do, so we've naturally tracked down the full 44-minute marathon chat session between Eric …
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Schmidt: Android Phones Will Be Credit Cards
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Apple iTunes, at Long Last, Gets Rights to Beatles  —  Steve Jobs is nearing the end of his long and winding pursuit of the Beatles catalog.  —  Apple Inc. is preparing to announce that its iTunes Store will soon start carrying music by the Beatles, according to people familiar with the situation …
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Antony Bruno / Billboard:
Best Bet: Apple To Announce Addition of Beatles Catalog to iTunes  —  Rock and Pop  —  The smart money on tomorrow's mysterious iTunes announcement is that Apple will finally be adding the Beatles catalog to the digital music store.  —  That's not fully confirmed, but after a day of phone calls …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Dell hybrid tablet ‘Duo’ due next week  —  Dell is expected to roll out its hybrid tablet-laptop next week, as the PC maker takes aim at Apple's iPad with a novel twist on the tablet concept.  —  Dell is expected to officially announce the 10-inch Inspiron Duo early next week …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Exclusive: LG's 4-inch Android phone with dual-core Tegra 2 and 1080p video coming in early 2011  —  Wow.  LG told us it'd bring some heat to its Android Optimus line and here it is, folks!  An 8 megapixel camera-wearing, 1080p video-recording, dual-core superphone to appease all the spec fanatics out there.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Can the internet bring down the TSA's new enhanced pat-down search, also known as “touch my junk”?  —  Would-be traveler John Tyner has become a cause célèbre on the internet because he refused to subject himself to what he considered to be invasive body searching at the San Diego airport on Saturday.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPads showing up at Sam's Club starting at $488 ($609 for the 3Gs)  —  We've been getting a few tips that Sam'c Clubs are getting their iPads in and selling them at minor discounts.  The 16GB Wifi starts at $488 as you can see here.  —  It looks like Apple is discounting Wifis by $12 and 3Gs by $20.
Discussion: App Advice and The Next Web
Microsoft:
Kinect for Xbox 360 Hits Million Mark in Just 10 Days  —  Early customer demand for controller-free entertainment solidifies biggest year in Xbox history.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced it has sold 1 million Kinect for Xbox 360 units worldwide in 10 days and is on pace to hit 5 million by the end of the year.
Jinen / Twitter Blog:
More Cities, More Trends, More Understanding  —  We're happy to announce two improvements that will help people connect and discover what's new — no matter where they are in the world or what languages they speak.  —  Almost any topic you can imagine is being discussed on Twitter.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel Sandy Bridge chip coming January 5  —  Intel will launch its next-generation Sandy Bridge chip line on January 5 at the Consumer Electronics Show, the chipmaker confirmed today.  —  The launch will take place at Venetion Hotel in Las Vegas.  Mooly Eden, Intel vice president …
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
As Union Square Ventures Looks to Third Fund, Speculation on Size Runs Rampant  —  Last week in New York, everyone was abuzz about one thing: Union Square Venture's third fund.  Multiple sources tell peHUB the New York-based venture firm is in the market, and there's no end to speculation over the amount of money it plans to raise.
Stew Magnuson / National Defense Magazine:
Cyber Experts Have Proof That China Has Hijacked U.S.-Based Internet Traffic  —  For 18 minutes in April, China's state-controlled telecommunications company hijacked 15 percent of the world's Internet traffic, including data from U.S. military, civilian organizations and those of other U.S. allies.
Discussion: The Next Web
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Google CEO: Android Is for Touch, Chrome OS Is for Keyboards  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt has finally made it clear what differentiates Google's Android OS from the soon-to-be-released Chrome OS: keyboards.  —  That's a rather simplified expression of the bigger picture; but ultimately …
Discussion: Engadget and Liliputing
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
Official: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon to launch mobile commerce network  —  Today, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless officially took the wraps off of their rumored mobile payment service.  Dubbed ISIS, the new “mobile commerce network” aims to use NFC (near-field communication) …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Microsoft Opened Its Wallet to Build WP7 App Success  —  Foursquare VP of Mobile and Partnership Holger Luedorf guesses his company would have waited until Microsoft sold at least 10 million Windows Phone 7 devices before it rolled out a Foursquare app.  So how was there a Foursquare app available for the WP7 launch last week?
Discussion: IntoMobile and WMPoweruser.com, Thanks:oryankim
Joseph Menn / Insights on the tech industry:
Baidu CEO plans expansion beyond Japan  —  Baidu chief executive Robin Li said he is planning to expand into new countries and offer more languages to users beyond the dominant Chinese search engine's two-year-old foray in Japan.  —  Speaking for the first time at a US technology industry conference …
 
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