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Today's e-Reads: Shoppers Go Online, and Inside Google's Secret Lab

Online shopping may grow as much as 15 percent this holiday season, Forbes reports.

The New York Times describes Google X, a semisecret office at Google where staffers dream up ideas such as a dinner plate that posts to a social network what you’re eating or a robot that goes to the office for you.

 

Are social media sites hunting you down? The New York Times reports on Klout's feature that automatically builds profiles of people.

When antitrust and patent laws conflict, handheld devices get caught in the middle, The Wall Street Journal observes.

Challenges await Apple's next retail "genius," who will be expected to make a mark in China, Bloomberg reports.

 

Research in Motion is encouraging developers to make apps for BlackBerrys, according to CNET.

NASA has begun what The Washington Post calls its "hitchhiker program" aborad Russian spacecraft. NASA said astronaut Dan Burbank and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin launched to the International Space Station at 11:14 p.m. EST Sunday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

 

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