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10:56 AM 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 …
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  —  Google Mail.  Google Phone.  Google Voice.  Google News.  —  Holy cow.  Is there any corner of our lives where Google doesn't want a toehold?  —  Not anymore.  It's here, just in time for the holidays: Google TV!
Discussion: displayblog, CrunchGear, SAI and Stage Two
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’
Discussion: Fast Company, Reuters and TechCrunch
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Bloomberg:
China Telecom Denies Hijack of Web Traffic After U.S. Government Report  —  China Telecom Corp., the nation's biggest fixed-line phone carrier, denied it hijacked Internet traffic, after a U.S. government report said the company wrongly diverted international Web data.
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Steve Perlman shows off OnLive's disruptive MicroConsole (video)  —  Steve Perlman, chief executive of instant-play game company OnLive, is also chief pitch man for the company's games-on-demand service.  Today, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company is announcing it is taking pre-orders for its $99 MicroConsole and wireless controller.
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Sean Hollister / Engadget:
OnLive MicroConsole official at $99, we go hands-on and bombard you with details
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
AT&T: 80 percent of network now upgraded to HSPA+  —  AT&T promised that it would be expanding its HSPA+ rollout this year, and it's now finally touting some actual results.  Speaking at the Sencha Conference in San Francisco this week, AT&T CTO John Donovan confirmed that the carrier …
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 …
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Curation And The Human Web...  There is no doubt in my mind that the topic of curation and the Internet, is an important one and that it will be a dominant topic in 2011.  —  Curation is important because we are reaching the limits of what can be achieved through algorithms and machines in organizing and navigating the Internet.
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.
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 …
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
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. …
Mark Sigal / O'Reilly Radar:
Anatomy of an ebook app  —  A week ago, we received a pleasant surprise.  Apple had featured our ebook, “Rabbit and Turtle's Amazing Race” in the iTunes App Store.  The publicity came with an immediate 3-5X pop in paid downloads of our book, pushing it to the #12 Top Grossing Book for iPad.
Thanks:marksigal
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Fusion Garage's joojoo resuscitated, now targeting vertical markets  —  Will wonders never cease?  The joojoo, a 12-inch Linux-based tablet that was supposedly tied to a tree just last week, will in fact not be put out to pasture as had been reported last week.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and SlashGear
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Will China's 1999 Moment Bail-Out Some Valley VCs?  —  Yes, China is taking over the world.  Or at least the Internet.  No, this is not like the WE'LL-ALL-BE-WORKING-FOR-JAPAN-oh- nevermind scare of the 1980s.  Why?  Because China has more than 1 billion people.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
FCC Head: The Google/Verizon Net Neutrality Proposal Slowed Us Down  —  Today at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, FCC head Julius Genachowski sat down with New York Magazin's John Heilemann.  One question Heilemann asked was Genachowski's thoughts about the joint Google/Verizon net neutrality policy …
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: Mashable!, VatorNews, VentureBeat and Bits
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Docs Editing Comes to Android 2.2, iOS Devices
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Richard Gaywood / TUAW:
The staggering size of iOS's game collection
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