More American Kids Than Ever Clamor For iPhones And iPads This Holiday Seasonview story

http://techcrunch.com – Chance are, if you ask a kid in the U.S. what they want to find under the tree (or holiday symbol of your choosing) this year, they’ll ask for an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or iPad mini. (IT news)

Bazaarvoice Snaps Up eCommerce Ad Network Longboard Media For Up To $43Mview story

http://techcrunch.com – Today, Bazaarvoice is officially beefing up its social commerce platform with advertising. The Austin-based SaaS company, which powers customer review and social commerce features for brands like Best Buy, Costco, Dell and Panasonic, announced this evening that it has acquired fast-growing eCommerce advertising network, Longboard Media. (IT news)

Foursquare Adds Some “Magic” To Its Explore Functionality In iOS, And It’s A Completely Fresh Approachview story

http://techcrunch.com – When Foursquare introduced the new web version of its “Explore” functionality for those who visit its homepage, we knew that something was up. This was absolutely the “new” Foursquare built on top of all the data that we’ve provided the service for years and years. (IT news)

TinyHR Launches TinyPulse To Help Employers Keep Their Fingers On The Pulse Of HRview story

http://techcrunch.com – Everyone hates the annual employee or management review process: Most employee reviews are done annually, and so it’s difficult to figure out what’s going on in an organization and any given point. Not to mention, annual performance reviews are a huge, time-consuming pain in the ass. Enter TinyHR’s TinyPulse, which turns the review process on its head. (IT news)

Drew’s Mom Reviews “Startups: Silicon Valley”view story

http://techcrunch.com – Editor’s Note: We had Lynda Harrison, writer Drew Olanoff’s mom, review an advance copy of the first episode of Bravo’s “Start Ups: Silicon Valley,” premiering Monday, November 5th. (IT news)

[Q] So uh... what are the odds of....view story

http://forum.xda-developers.com – .. being an early adopter, and running into huge issues? O_O this is my first Nexus device I am going to purchase, and I'm planning on ordering it day 1. Should I be weary of "defects" from a first batch or no? Has this happened previously with a Nexus PHONE? (not a tablet). (HowTos)

AOSP Browserview story

http://forum.xda-developers.com – Will we be able to load the AOSP browser on the Nexus 10? Google still cant seem to get the lag out of chrome. It makes the tablet look laggy from the reviews I've seen. (HowTos)

Accessory [Review][+PICS]Seidio's ACTIVE Case with Multi-Purpose Coverview story

http://androidforums.com – I've been an Android fan for quite some time now. I followed the release of the G1 (and wanted one) but at the time felt the iPhone was a better product. That quickly changed and I've been a faithful Android user since. I found these forums when looking for cases for my CDMA HTC Hero. The case in question was a Seidio case. I finally joined so that I could see the pictures for the review. (General)

Foursquare Looks Into An Fourth Round At An Over $700M Valuation, Investors Skepticalview story

http://techcrunch.com – Foursquare has been taking VC meetings recently, looking into raising a Series D round of funding of between $50 million and $100 million according to multiple sources. (IT news)

iPad Mini Display Under The Microscope: Not As Good As iPad 4th Gen, But Much Better Than iPad 2view story

http://techcrunch.com – The iPad mini may have a display that’s being singled out in most reviews as being below Apple’s recent standards, but a look under the microscope by Repair Labs affirms what I’ve been noticing in person: while the mini definitely doesn’t offer the same kind of quality as an iPad with Retina Display (3rd or 4th gen), its screen is a big step up from the 2nd-generation iPad. (IT news)