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Microsoft’s Kin One and Two are Back at Verizon

As announced in a leaked Verizon road map a few days ago, Microsoft’s Kin One and Kin Two are back in Verizon’s inventory. Kin One now costs $119.99 or $19.99 with a two-year contract while the larger, more powerful Kin Two will set you back $219.99 or $49.99 with a two-year contract. The Kin ...
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ur Readers — and Steve Ballmer — Think Windows Phone 7 Will Succeed

In a recent poll, we asked whether you thought Windows Phone 7’s chances were in the mobile market. While other recent Microsoft releases (namely, the Kinect) have seen fabulous sales at launch, Windows Phone 7-powered devices reportedly limped in with just 40,000 units sold during the OS’ first ...
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Facebook and MySpace to Make Joint Announcement on Thursday

Facebook and MySpace are set to make an unprecedented join announcement tomorrow, according to an invite sent to Mashable. “Please join us for an invitation-only announcement by Mike Jones, CEO of Myspace, and Dan Rose, VP of Partnerships and Platform Marketing, Facebook,” states the invite.  ...
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For Holiday Advertising, Target Takes Aim at #BlackFriday

A week and a half before retail’s biggest day of the year, Target has bought the Twitter hashtag #BlackFriday. The retail giant is using this promoted trend as a way to publicize a daily gift card sweepstakes between now and Saturday, November 27. This Wildfire-powered giveaway has users tweeting about ...
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Facebook Gives App Developers a Cool New Tool

Facebook has announced a new feature for app developers. Starting today, you’ll be able to create and use “Test User” accounts for testing your Facebook applications. With the new, API-controlled accounts, you’ll be able to create ample test users without violating the TOS, and Facebook won’t ...
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Twitter Calculates Reputation Scores for Each User

Ever wonder how Twitter determines which users to suggest in the Who to Follow section? Federated Media’s John Battelle posed this question to Twitter () co-founder Evan Williams at the Web 2.0 Summit. Part of the answer, according to Williams, is that the company calculates a reputation score for ...
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The Top 4 Stories in Tech and Social Media This Morning

Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. We’re keeping our eyes on four particular stories of interest today. Yahoo Launches Google Trends-Like Service Yahoo has unveiled a free trend-tracking ...
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Google Docs Editing Goes Mobile

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Sharp’s 3D Smartphones Coming to U.S. in 2011

Two of Sharp’s glasses-free 3D Android () handsets were recently announced for the Japanese market, but at least one of them is coming to the U.S., China and India in 2011, the company has revealed. It’s not clear exactly which of these handsets will be coming to the U.S., but both are equally ...
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5 Technologies That Are Changing the Way We Drive

The Smarter Products Series is supported by IBM. Find out more about how IBM is working to create a Smarter Planet. When Henry Ford started manufacturing the first affordable car in 1908, people gawked at its two forward gears and 20-horsepower engine. Drivers had to crank the car before they started ...
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