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Google TV to Launch Oct. 17?


10:35 AM -- Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) TV will likely be launched on Oct. 17, Engadget reports, based on an internal document leaked from Best Buy, one of Google TV's official partners. According to the document, the original launch date was Oct. 3, but it has been delayed two weeks.

This contradicts recent claims from Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel, another Google TV partner, that Google TV would begin shipping this month.

In other news:

  • A new ad for the Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) Kindle takes a shot at Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)'s iPad, pointing out the advantages it has in terms of price and direct-sunlight reading and how much better its users look in swimsuits.

  • The Social Network -- a.k.a. the Facebook movie -- is getting rave reviews so far. /Film's Peter Sciretta called it his "favorite movie of the year (so far)." But it's also getting some attention for its brutal depiction of everybody's favorite billionaire, CEO Mark Zuckerberg. "It’s hard to feel sorry for a billionaire," writes AllThingsD's Peter Kafka. "But here I am, feeling bad for [Zuckerberg]. If you see the The Social Network you’re probably going to feel bad for him, too."

    — Erin Barker, Digital Content Reporter, Light Reading Cable

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