Today in Tech

November 4, 2010: 8:29 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.

  • Facebook is going full-throttle with mobile. The leading social network unveiled three new features yesterday: single sign-on for all FB-enabled apps, the ability for developers to use its location API, and a local deals platform with partners like Gap, REI, American Eagle Outfitters and Starbucks. (Fortune)
  • How did tech CEOs-turned-California political candidates Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina lose the race? Chadwick Matlin counts the ways. (Fortune)
  • Panasonic invested $30 million in Tesla Motors for a 2% equity stake in the electric carmaker, helmed by Elon Musk. The electronics company is attempting to focus on renewable energy and energy conservation moving forward. (AFP)
  • Alcatel-Lucent became profitable again in its third quarter, with a net profit of $35.3 million compared to a loss of nearly $259 million the year before. (CIO) More
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