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1:40 PM ET, November 18, 2010

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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Steve Wozniak: Android will be the dominant smartphone platform  —  Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, has never been one to mince words.  Today's no different as demonstrated in an interview with the Dutch-language De Telegraaf newspaper in The Netherlands.  The first revelation is an admission …
Derek Parham / Google Enterprise Blog:
Ten times more applications for Google Apps customers  —  As customers begin to recognize large productivity gains with Gmail, Google Docs and the rest of Google Apps, they frequently ask when they'll be able to use services like Google Voice, Reader, Blogger and AdWords with their Google Apps accounts.
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Google TV: No Need to Tune In Just Yet  —  The quest to bring the full range of Internet video to your TV in a simple way continues, but it isn't going well.  The latest team to try—Google, Logitech and Sony—has made an admirably bold effort, but, like others before, it has missed the mark, at least in its first effort.
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David Pogue / New York Times:
Google TV, Usability Not Included
Discussion: SAI, Telegraph, displayblog and Stage Two
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
A dark trend runs through this year's Web 2.0 tech summit  —  Normally a sunny celebration about the future of the Web, one of the largest annual gatherings of the Internet elite took on a darker and more pessimistic tone this week.  —  The fear that ran through the seventh annual Web 2. Summit …
Discussion: CNET News
Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Rethinks Data Pricing  —  Executives Say 4G Shift Creates Option to Charge More for Faster Wireless Transfers  —  Top executives at Verizon Communications Inc. are exploring ways to charge consumers based on the speed of their wireless data connection in addition to the amount of data they use.
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Verizon CEO: iPhone coming to Verizon when “Apple thinks it's time”
Discussion: Android and Me
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter “Screwed Up” With Developers, Founder Says  —  Like a teenager apologizing to his parents for having a party and breaking the furniture, Twitter co-founder and former CEO Evan Williams admitted today that the company “screwed up” its relationship with third-party developers …
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Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Twitter co-founder Evan Williams: ‘We have a lot of money in the bank’
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
Qualcomm Reveals Next-Gen Snapdragon MSM8960: 28nm, dual-core, 5x Performance Improvement  —  Earlier today Qualcomm briefed analysts on its Snapdragon SoC roadmap.  The current Snapdragon is available in both 65nm and 45nm versions integrating a single Scorpion CPU core running at up to 1GHz …
Mark Piesanen / Google TV Ads:
This is big.  This is FiOS + Google TV Ads  —  Reach, precision, utility and measurement.  These are the qualities we strive to deliver to customers, and we're getting better at it everyday.  Today we've strengthened the reach of the Google TV Ads platform even further by signing a partnership …
Doug Palmer / Reuters:
Senate panel passes bill against piracy websites  —  (Reuters) - U.S. agencies and officials would get new powers to go after foreign websites that sell counterfeit goods and pirated music, movies and books under a bill passed on Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Kin ONEm and Kin TWOm back at Verizon  —  That's no typo, folks, Microsoft's own-brand pseudo-smartphones are back at Verizon, this time sporting an “m” appendage to their names and what looks like better pricing across the board.  The Kin ONEm will set you back a cent under $20 with a two-year contract …
Ian / Nokia Conversations:
Ovi Store: 3 million downloads a day  —  ESPOO, Finland - The popularity of Ovi Store is ever-increasing, according to the latest update from the team.  This week, it's reached a new milestone figure of a whopping three million downloads a day.  That's great news for the developers distributing …
Dan Frommer / The Business Insider:
Facebook And MySpace Schedule Joint Announcement For Thursday  —  Well, this is weird.  We just got an email inviting us to a by-invitation-only announcement by Facebook and MySpace scheduled for 12 noon Pacific time on Thursday.  —  Scheduled to participate are MySpace CEO Mike Jones …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Video: Orb Wants To Bring All of Hulu to the TV  —  Hot on the heels of the official Hulu Plus launch comes a new device from Orb Networks that promises to bring all of Hulu.com's content on your TV screen — for free, with no subscription required.  Orb TV, a small streaming unit …
Apple:
Apple's iAd Coming to Europe in December  —  Revolutionary Mobile Advertising Network Will Launch in Europe with L'Oréal, Renault, Louis Vuitton, Nespresso, Perrier & Unilever  —  Apple® today announced it will expand its revolutionary iAd℠ mobile advertising network to the UK …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Welcome To The Magic: Gowalla Lands Location Deal With Disney Parks  —  Location based social network Gowalla has struck a pretty significant partnership today—Disney.  The startup is teaming up with Disney Parks to create a branded, Gowalla-powered destination for park-goers to explore Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Palm Pre 2 available unlocked from HP for $450, ships within 24 hours  —  Get your SIMs ready, dear readers, for the unlocked GSM Pre 2 has made its promised debut on HP's online outlet.  In spite of looking all too similar to its predecessors, this 1GHz device is still the best (read: only) …
Darren Dahl / New York Times:
A Business Creator Sees Big Returns From Social Media  —  Asked to name the world's wealthiest entrepreneurs, few people would think of Eric Lefkofsky, who is 40 and keeps a deliberately low profile in his hometown of Chicago.  But Mr. Lefkofsky has an impressive entrepreneurial track record …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Millennial: iOS And Android Tie For Smartphone Impression Share In October  —  Mobile ad network Millennial Media is releasing its monthly data on mobile devices and OS marketshare for October today.  Millennial, whose ads reach 63 million of a total of 77 million mobile web users in the U.S. …
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Arm in Talks With Google Over Web TV  —  Arm Holdings is in talks for its chip technology to be used with Google TV, the software aimed at putting the Internet on television sets everywhere.  —  “We are talking to Google, but we have nothing to announce right now,” said Tudor Brown …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Netflix charges ahead amid mad competitive scramble for internet TV  —  Netflix is charging ahead on providing a streaming-only movie service in the United States, according to chief executive Reed Hastings.  —  Speaking on stage on Wednesday at the Web 2. Summit with former News Corp …
Hugo Miller / Bloomberg:
RIM's Rival to IPad Wins Fans as Companies Seek Secure Tablets  —  Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) — Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry PlayBook, the tablet designed to compete with the iPad from Steve Jobs's Apple Inc., is winning corporate customers months before its debut.
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Twitter's Official Analytics Product Has Arrived  —  Twitter has started inviting a select group of users to test a new analytics product, Mashable has learned.  Such a product has been rumored for some time, and a Twitter executive said earlier this year that Analytics would debut by the end of 2010.
Osama Bedier / The PayPal Blog:
Payments - Coming to a TV Near You Soon?  —  Hi all - Osama Bedier, VP of platform, mobile and new ventures at PayPal.  You may have seen one of our PayPal X developers, FourthWall Media, demonstrate an innovative TV Buy Button on stage at Innovate last month.
 
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Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Dell Inspiron Duo finally official, can be yours the first week of December for $549
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
Twitter Partner Gnip Raises $2M for Social Media Monitoring Data
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Bloomberg:
China Unicom to Sell Its Own Smartphone by Year-End
Discussion: Reuters
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
AT&T: 80 percent of network now upgraded to HSPA+
Mark Sigal / O'Reilly Radar:
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Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Docs Editing Comes to Android 2.2, iOS Devices
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