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4:07 AM ET, November 8, 2011

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Vic Gundotra / The Official Google Blog:
Google+ Pages: connect with all the things you care about  —  In life we connect with all kinds of people, places and things.  There's friends and family, of course, but there's also the sports teams we root for, the coffee shops we're loyal to, and the TV shows we can't stop watching (to name a few).
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google+ Pages Now Open For Businesses, Brands, Places & More
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
iPhone Security Bug Lets Innocent-Looking Apps Go Bad  —  Apple's iPhones and iPads have remained malware-free thanks mostly to the company's puritanical attitude toward its App Store: Nothing even vaguely sinful gets in, and nothing from outside the App Store gets downloaded to an iOS gadget.
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Roberto Baldwin / Gizmodo:
Apple Kicks Developer That Found Security Flaw Out of iOS Dev Program  —  After demonstrating that an app can download malicious code after being accepted into the App Store, developer Charlie Miller found out that his iOS developer credentials were pulled by Apple.
Nadia Damouni / Reuters:
Exclusive: HP weighing sale of webOS unit  —  (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co is evaluating a potential sale of its webOS software platform in a deal that could fetch hundreds of millions of dollars but likely less than the $1.2 billion the company paid for Palm Inc in 2010, said four sources close to the matter.
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Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
WebOS Sale Rumors Return; Oracle Named As Potential Buyer From HP
Discussion: Digital Trends
Todd Haselton / BGR:
Samsung VP Gavin Kim departs to lead Microsoft's Windows Phone product management  —  Samsung's vice president of consumer and enterprise services Gavin Kim has left the company to join Microsoft as general manager of the Windows Phone team, BGR has exclusively learned.
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Michael Stroh / The Windows Blog:
New Windows Phones hit U.S. stores; Revealing our big NYC surprise
Evan Blass / pocketnow.com:
HTC Edge: First Quad-Core Phone Revealed (Images)  —  Meet the HTC Edge: reportedly the company's first — and probably one of the world's first — cellphone powered by a quad-core processor.  Information from a reliable source paints Edge as a premium handset incorporating the latest mobile technologies — for the most part.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Apple to train retail managers on ‘union awareness’ (exclusive)  —  Apple's flagship retail store in downtown San Francisco the morning the iPad 2 launched.  —  Apple has begun planning how to respond if its retail employees unionize, CNET has learned.  —  In an internal document obtained by CNET …
Discussion: AppleInsider and 9to5Mac
Alex Heath / iDownloadBlog.com:
Hidden Panorama Mode Uncovered in the iOS Camera  —  Developer and hacker conradev has uncovered a hidden panorama mode in the iOS Camera app.  By changing a key value in the iOS SDK, a Panorama mode is unlocked in the Camera app that lets iPhone users capture a panorama image by snapping photos continually from left to right.
Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat:
Mark Zuckerberg & Sheryl Sandberg on “Charlie Rose” (full transcript)  —  Set your DVRs: Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg will appear in an exclusive, hour-long interview with acclaimed broadcast journalist Charlie Rose, airing Monday night on PBS and Tuesday on Bloomberg TV.
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Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:   Mark Zuckerberg And Sheryl Sandberg On Charlie Rose: Here Are The Highlights
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Nook Tablet announced: $249, available November 17th  —  As expected, Barnes & Noble has taken the wraps off of its latest Nook today — the so-called Nook Tablet, designed to replace the Nook Color with refreshed specs across the board including an “HD viewing experience.”
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Confirmed: Google Testing New “Sources” Display In Search Results  —  Google has confirmed that it's testing a new content module in its search results that's (currently) called “Sources.”  —  The module appears to have been spotted first by Cyrus Shepard, who shared screenshots …
Erica Yen / DigiTimes:
HDD supply gap to narrow as Nidec resumes some production  —  Japan-based hard disc drive (HDD) motor supplier Nidec, which contributes close to 75% of the global HDD motor shipments, has announced its Ayutthaya plants in Thailand have already resumed production and sources from the HDD industry believe …
Discussion: Electronista
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Joel Hruska / ExtremeTech:   HDD Pricewatch: You know where it's going — we tell you how much it's going to hurt
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb:
Google “Freshness” Update Affects 35% Of Searches: Winners & Losers  —  Searchmetrics has measured the impact of last week's “freshness” updates to Google's search ranking algorithm, which affected around 35% of all searches.  By measuring SEO visibility, Searchmetrics found that a clear category …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Republic Wireless Officially Unveils $19/Month Service: Unlimited Everything, No Contracts  —  Last week we broke the news on a previously-stealthy mobile carrier called Republic Wireless, which I've been tracking closely since.  The story so far: Bandwidth.com, which provides the VoIP backbone …
Discussion: GigaOM
Jake Smith / 9to5Mac:
Yep, it is here: Oregon lets citizens vote for U.S. House by iPad  —  In tomorrow's election, disabled voters in five counties across Oregon will now be able to vote from an iPad.  Election officials will be equipped with an iPad to visit disabled voters in nursing homes, parks …
Kelly Scott / Bing:
Bing Central is Now Open  —  Today, we are lifting the curtains on Bing Central, one location for you to explore Bing services and features by completing fun missions, manage your Bing Rewards account, redeem great rewards in the redemption center and access account support as well as your profiles …
Chris Frates / Influence Alley:
Top Google Lobbyist Leaving the Search Giant  —  Alan Davidson, the granddaddy of Google lobbyists, announced today that he is leaving the company later this month to take a sabbatical, according to an email obtained by the Alley.  In a sign of just how big the news is, a tech lobbyist emailed the Alley with a one-word reaction, “wow.”
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Watch out Billboard, Twitter Music Trends shows how hot artists are in real-time  —  Trending topics on Twitter are a great way to see what's hot right now on the mini social network.  However, the topics that trend aren't always all that interesting to everyone, and can be cluttered …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Is Klout crossing the line when it comes to privacy?  —  Updated: If getting beaten up by critics and targeted by angry users is a sign of success, then Klout must be doing pretty well.  The San Francisco-based startup — which is trying to compile a kind of “reputation rank” …
John D. Sutter / CNN:
Facebook's Zuckerberg visits old stomping grounds at Harvard  —  (CNN) — Mark Zuckerberg went back to Harvard on Monday on a recruiting trip, his first visit since he dropped out of the prestigious university to found social-media giant Facebook.  —  Clad in his trademark hoodie and T-shirt …
Bloomberg:
Zynga Said to Plan IPO After Thanksgiving  —  Zynga Inc. plans to proceed with its initial public offering after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 24, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.  —  The company may set terms in the last week of November and then begin pitching …
Discussion: CNET News and VentureBeat
 
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Reuters:
Google chairman says will not favor Motorola
Discussion: Guardian and Wall Street Journal
BBC:
China's Huawei in Android patent talks with Microsoft
Discussion: Guardian
Stefanie Fogel / VentureBeat:
Report: Game consoles most popular device for watching online content on a TV screen
Discussion: CNET News
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Ventures Takes A Sip Of Milk, Invests In Kevin Rose's New Startup
Discussion: 9to5Google
Tom Schoenberg / Bloomberg:
AT&T to Get More Sprint Data in T-Mobile Case, Court Rules
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Fujitsu announce FX10 supercomputer capable of 23.2 petaflops
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Massive DNS poisoning attacks in Brazil
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iPhone 4S pre-orders sold out in Hong Kong in 10 minutes
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Adobe Elements on the Mac App Store: 5 implications
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Motorola Droid RAZR review