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IT'S FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29TH, I'M NATALI DEL CONTE AND IT'S TIME TO GET LOADED. GOOGLE IS PULLING THE PLUG ON GOOG-411, THE VOICE-POWERED DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE THAT LET YOU FIND BUSINESSES IN THE U.S. AND CANADA. WE ALL THOUGHT GOOGLE WAS USING THIS TO BETTER LEARN SPEECH-TO-TEXT BUT NOW THE COMPANY SAYS IT WANTS TO FOCUS ON ITS MOBILE SEARCH APPS THAT ALSO ALLOW VOICE SEARCHING. GOOG-411 WILL SHUT DOWN ON NOVEMBER 12. FACEBOOK LAUNCHED SOMETHING CALLED "FRIENDSHIP PAGES." IT LETS YOU SEE THE INTERACTION BETWEEN YOURSELF AND INDIVIDUAL FRIENDS OR BETWEEN TWO FRIENDS. FOR INSTANCE, WHAT ARE THE POSTS FROM WALL-TO-WALL, THE EVENTS RESPONDED TO, THE PHOTOS WITH BOTH PEOPLE. THE PAGES ARE LIVE BUT NOT ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE YET. ALSO, I'M NOT SURE THIS IS A HEALTHY WAY TO STICK YOUR NOSE INTO OTHER PEOPLE'S BUSINESS. IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON GETTING A WINDOWS 7 PHONE, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO READ YOUR KINDLE BOOKS ON IT. AMAZON HAS ANNOUNCED THAT IT WILL HAVE A MOBILE KINDLE APP FOR WINDOWS PHONE 7 THAT WILL LET YOU READ YOUR BOOKS AND SYNC YOUR PLACE ACROSS DEVICES. AMAZON HAS KINDLE APPS FOR ANDROID, BLACKBERRY, AND IPHONE ALREADY. TWITTER HAS ALSO ANNOUNCED A WINDOWS PHONE CLIENT. IT HAS ALL THE TWITTER FUNCTIONS: TIMELINE, SUGGESTED USERS, LISTS, ETC. ITS AVAILABLE NOW. T-MOBILE'S FIRST 4G PHONE WILL HIT SHELVES NOVEMBER 3, THAT IS NEXT WEDNESDAY. THE MY-TOUCH 4G USES HSPA-PLUS 14.4 NETWORKING WHICH GIVES SPEEDS OF UP TO 7 MEGABITS PER SECOND. THAT'S FAST. AS FAST AS YOUR HOME DSL IN SOME CASES. THE PHONE ALSO HAS WI-FI VIDEO CHAT, A FRONT-FACING 5 MEGAPIXEL CAMERA, 720P VIDEO CAPTURE, AND A 1-GIGAHERTZ SNAPDRAGON PROCESSOR. IT COSTS $199 AFTER A $50 MAIL-IN REBATE. FLICKR HAS GONE OPEN-ID. THIS MEANS THAT YOU'LL BE ABLE TO LOG INTO FLICKR WITH YOUR ONLINE ID FROM OTHER COMPANIES. FOR STARTERS THIS ONLY WORKS WITH GOOGLE SO YOU CAN LOGIN TO FLICKR WITH YOUR GOOGLE ACCOUNT. SURELY FACEBOOK AND OTHER MAIL ACCOUNTS ARE CLOSE BEHIND. THOSE ARE YOUR HEADLINES FOR TODAY AND THAT WRAPS UP YOUR WEEK OF GETTING LOADED. I WILL SEE YOU ON MONDAY. I'M NATALI DEL CONTE FOR CNET.COM, AND YOU'VE JUST BEEN LOADED.

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