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Today’s e-Reads: BlackBerry Tries to Restore Rep, Verizon Tracks Smartphone

BlackBerry service is humming back to life across the world after a three-day outage, the Associated Press reported. The Wall Street Journal examines the whether BlackBerry maker Research in Motion will be able to fully recover. 

Mashable tracks down the 10 funniest tweets about the BlackBerry outage.


Verizon will begin tracking smartphone users' Web habits for targeted advertising, according to Computer World.

A Google engineer accidentally posted a manifesto describing the company's failures, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Facebook says that giving you your personal information could reveal its trade secrets, according to ZDNet.


The San Jose Mercury News reports on a growing online movement to declare Friday “Steve Jobs Day” and urging fans of the late Apple cofounder to dress like him as a tribute to his legacy.

The Internal Revenue Service is auditing how Google avoided taxes by shifting profit offshore, Bloomberg reports. 

Apple is in discussions with movie studios on a deal that would allow users to buy movies from Apple’s iTunes store for streaming on iPads, iPhones, and other devices, according to The Wall Street Journal. Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports that all three carriers that offer Apple’s iPhone have sold out of pre-orders for the latest iPhone.

The New York Times describes news media coverage of the Occupy protests, reporting that the story is making it onto more evening news programs and newspapers.

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