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CNET News Daily Podcast: Why Verizon is key to the Droid's success

CNET's Maggie Reardon talks about why Motorola could regain some of its long lost momentum with the arrival of the new Droid smartphone.

Motorola has been desperate for a hit phone since the Razr. The Droid, powered by Android 2.0, and available beginning next week, could be the beginning of a comeback for the handset maker, says CNET's Maggie Reardon. She talks about the importance of the Droid's exclusive contract with Verizon, and why it could be the key to its success.

Also on today's podcast: Sony suffers another bad quarter, ICANN makes one of the biggest changes to the Internet in 40 years, Facebook gets a huge judgment against the infamous spam king, and some scary Halloween tech tales.


Today's stories:

Can the Droid save Motorola?

Sony continues quarterly losing streak

Facebook awarded $711 million in spam lawsuit

ICANN approves non-Latin domain names

Will the Chevy Volt make money for GM?

Let's kill the OS upgrade disc

Spooky tech tales to make your computer crawl