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Today in Tech: iPad 2, Android 3.0, and Google ebooks

December 7, 2010: 6:47 AM ET

Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.

  • At All Things Digital's D: Dive Into Mobile last night, Android creator Andy Rubin revealed he and Nokia have discussed the idea of adopting Android as one of many alternatives for the handset-maker. Rubin also whipped out a prototype Motorola tablet with a landscape front-side camera, new version of Google Maps, and Android 3.0 Honeycomb. (Fortune)
  • Google launched its cloud-based ebookstore yesterday. Users will be able to read their purchases in-browser or via dedicated mobile apps for many mobile devices, the one glaring omission being Amazon's Kindle ereader. (Fortune)
  • Not one to be shown up, Amazon plans to show off a comparable new Kindle experience of its own today. According to a spokeswoman, the new version will enable users to read full books in the browser and enable web sites to become Kindle bookstores. (More on how exactly that will work once the company makes a full announcement.) (Computerworld)
  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London on suspicion of committing sexual crimes. (Mashable)
  • Despite WikiLeaks getting nixed by Amazon, PayPal, MasterCard, its DNS server and its Swiss bank account, Facebook says it has no current plans to shut down the controversial web site's account. "The Wikileaks Facebook Page does not violate our content standards nor have we encountered any material posted on the page that violates our policies," said Andrew Noyes, Facebook's Manager of Public Policy Communications. (ReadWriteWeb and cnet) More
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