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October 19, 2011: 10:34 AM ET

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"You don't want to build it generically and then throw it over the fence."
-- Google Mobile Chief Andy Rubin on Android (All Things D)

* An indepth look at Android 4.0, a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich, courtesy of This is my next. Among the numerous tweaks, expect a new clean, futuristic look somewhat reminiscent of Android Honeycomb, a facial recognition phone unlock feature, and a new Google + app when it arrives next month. (This is my next)

* Apple's (AAPL) fourth quarter results surprised by failing to beat analyst expectations for once. Many of those  analysts are calling it an anomaly. (Fortune)

* Prescient Kleiner Perkins partner and former Morgan Stanley analyst Mary Meeker spoke at the Web 2.0 Summit yesterday on Internet trends. (TechCrunch)

* Serial entrepreneur Sean Parker thinks some of Facebook biggest power users have defected over to Twitter and Google+. (The Telegraph)

* Facebook CTO Bret Taylor on the mobile web, apps, and Apple negotiations. (The Guardian)

* Angry Birds, the gaming franchise that just keeps on giving, now reports 400 million downloads, up 50 million from just a month-and-a-half ago. (TechCrunch)

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    By Yi-Wyn Yen

    SAN FRANCISCO - Intel CEO Paul Otellini, who runs the world's largest semiconductor business, gave a sobering view of the economy to the Web 2.0 Summit crowd Thursday.

    If you think the recession is bad now, says the Intel (INTC) chief, a year from now will be worse.  "This is the deepest one I've seen in my lifetime. All the smart people that I talk to tell us the MORE

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    By Michael Copeland

    On the eve of the latest and largest Internet gathering this year, O'Reilly's Web 2.0 Conference and Expo, Forrester Research dropped a report that concludes that companies will spend $4.6 billion on Web2-related technologies by 2013. What that means for you, fellow office dweller, is that Forrester believes the world of wikis, widgets, blogs, mashups and social networks will increasingly find a way into your work life.

    The emphasis MORE

    - Apr 22, 2008 10:41 AM ET
  • Web 2.0's Facebook Obsession

    And so the Web 2.0 Summit comes to a close. It's late on the last afternoon, and in the overflow room bloggers plug in their laptops and lounge on the couches. Though a panel of former Google employees are sharing thoughtful insights on why they left the company, my fellow conference attendees are surfing the Web as they listen. And five of the seven screens I can see display Facebook MORE

    - Oct 20, 2007 9:42 AM ET
  • MySpace: Good party, but few women

    L.A.-based MySpace has officially arrived in Silicon Valley.

    But from the look of the social network's soiree Wednesday night following the first day of the Web 2.0 Summit, the company hasn't left Beverly Hills far behind. MySpace hosted the invite-only party at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to celebrate the company's new office in the city.

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