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4:50 AM ET, November 10, 2011

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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Not just mobile: Adobe is abandoning Flash on TVs as well  —  Adobe announced Wednesday that it would be abandoning its work to enable rich applications on mobile devices through Flash, and would be focusing on HTML5 and Adobe AIR apps instead.  But at the same time that it was working …
Discussion: Electronista
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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
So Now What Will iPad Rivals Say in Their Commercials?  —  There are tons of implications to Adobe dropping future mobile development of the Flash plug-in, but one of the most immediate is for those whose job it is to market and sell Android tablets.  —  Flash support has been one of the key advantages …
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
What the end of Flash means for Adobe  —  Adobe announced yesterday that it would stop developing Flash plugins for mobile browsers, which ultimately signals the end of Flash.  —  Adobe's specific phrase in its release was: “Focusing Flash resources on delivering the most advanced PC web experiences …
Erica Ogg / GigaOM:
Why Flash didn't work out on mobile devices
Jason Perlow / Tech Broiler Blog:
Without mobile, Adobe Flash is irrelevant
Discussion: Technology Review and MediaFile
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iOS 5 hides an Android-like autocorrect keyboard bar, here's how to enable it  —  In addition to the hidden panorama mode, iOS 5 hides another secret feature: an Android-like autocorrect keyboard bar.  As you can see in the screenshot above, courtesy of Sonny Dickson, the bar lets users pick from a series of word choices.
Wall Street Journal:
Zynga Leans On Some Workers to Surrender Pre-IPO Shares  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Zynga Inc. Chief Executive Mark Pincus often gave shares rather than high salaries to his top talent as he built his online-game start-up.  —  But as Zynga grew into a multibillion-dollar company with hot games like …
Discussion: @evelynrusli
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google's Chief Works to Trim a Bloated Ship  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Larry Page, Google's chief executive, so hates wasting time at meetings that he once dumped his secretary to avoid being scheduled for them.  He does not much like e-mail either — even his own Gmail …
Stuart Dredge / Apps blog:
Amazon Kindle Fire launch apps will include Netflix, Facebook, Pandora and Angry Birds  —  EA, Zynga, PopCap and Twitter among other companies signed up to bring their Android apps to the tablet  —  Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet will have a catalogue of thousands of Android apps and games …
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Facebook, Pandora, Netflix, Rhapsody, Games from Electronic Arts, Zynga and Rovio, and Several Thousand …
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Warner Bros: we issued takedowns for files we never saw, didn't own copyright to  —  In a Monday court filing, Warner Brothers admitted that it has issued takedown notices for files without looking at them first.  The studio also acknowledged that it issued takedown notices for a number …
Discussion: TorrentFreak
DigiTimes:
Amazon increases Kindle Fire orders  —  Amazon has recently increased its Kindle Fire orders to more than five million units before the end of 2011 as pre-orders for the machine remain strong, according to sources from upstream component suppliers.  —  Amazon already raised its order volume once …
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
I See Your Siri and Raise You a Yap: Amazon Quietly Snaps Up Speech-Recognition Startup  —  Amazon quietly purchased a Charlotte voice-to-text startup called Yap, an SEC filing shows.  —  Though the acquisition was apparently completed in September, no public announcement has been made by either company.
Shira Lazar / What's Trending with Shira Lazar:
EXCLUSIVE: Steve Jobs ‘The Lost Interview’ Teaser  —  Steve Jobs ‘The Lost Interview’ will be out in limited release across the country starting November 19th.  In the meantime, What's Trending has an exclusive sneak peek at the never before seen interview being distributed across Landmark Theaters in 19 cities:
Discussion: 9to5Mac, MacNN and The Next Web
Todd Volkert / Google+ Platform Blog:
Google+ badges: Drive Engagement with Your Users on Google+, Right from Your Own Website  —  On Monday we launched Google+ Pages, to help people connect with all the things they care about — and lots of businesses and brands have already created pages.  One important offering for customers with a web presence is the Google+ badge.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
‘Biggest Cybercriminal Takedown in History’  —  The proprietors of shadowy online businesses that have become synonymous with cybercrime in recent years were arrested in their native Estonia on Tuesday and charged with running a sophisticated click fraud scheme that infected with malware …
Matt / iFixit Blog:
Little Sister Siri  —  Every smartphone has its share of sensors — little doodads that know when you're “steering” that awesome car in that awesome game, or making sure you come back home safe by knowing which way is North — and the iPhone 4S is no different in this regard.
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
RIM's BBX Phones Won't Look Like Bold, Will Support BES  —  RIM's new BBX phones may not look like the BlackBerry Bold, but they will support BlackBerry's core enterprise email features, Alec Saunders, RIM's vice president of Developer Relations and Ecosystem Development told PCMag.com.
Zeke Miller / Business Insider:
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM TEST FAILS  —  At 2 pm today the National Emergency Alert System is supposed be tested for the first time in its history on a federal level.  As of 2:03 the system has yet to be activated.  —  Every TV and radio station in the nation is supposed to broadcast the test alert …
Discussion: TechCrunch, FEMA Blog and Gizmodo
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Mingly Makes Gmail Social With $500K From Idealab  —  Are you one of those people who never forgets a birthday, regularly stays in touch with people and remembers to send out congratulatory gifts when friends go through life changes?  Me neither.  —  Maybe relationship management tool Mingly …
Discussion: silicontap.com
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
HTC Ville detailed: HTC Sense 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, thinner than iPhone  —  We just got the scoop on another brand new HTC handset, which will be part of the company's Mobile World Congress announcements alongside the HTC Edge we detailed yesterday.  The HTC Ville (codename) …
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
New “Listen” and “Read” Buttons Appear on Facebook's Ticker  —  Some users are seeing an interface adjustment on Facebook's Ticker that makes it easier to start consuming the media that you see your friends engaging with.  News articles and songs in the Ticker now include buttons that allow …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Mixel invites iPad users to create social collages  —  When's the last time you made a physical photo collage?  Probably been a while.  But the idea is familiar to most people and it's an easy way to creatively express yourself.  That's what a new iPad app called Mixel from New York City startup Lascaux is trying to tap into.
Chenda Ngak / CBS News:
Steve Jobs nominated for Time Person of the Year  —  (CBS) - Technology and social justices ruled the nominations for Time magazine's 2011 Person of the Year.  —  Apple Computer's co-founder Steve Jobs was nominated by “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams to be Time magazine's Person of the Year.
Sherilynn Macale / The Next Web:
Pick up where you left off: Google+ adds a ‘Games’ section to your homepage  —  If you can't get enough of Google+ Games, this new update is just for you.  Google+ Games Software Engineer, Vermont Lasmarias, today revealed that an easy shortcut section to your most recently played games has been added to the Google+ homepage.
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: The Next Web and T3 News
Xiaorui Gan / Inside Search:
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google May Penalize Ad Heavy Pages
Discussion: SEO Book.com and WebProNews