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Comcast demonstrated XCalibur, a cloud platform for media delivery including TV, VOD and DVR with recommendations, personalization and many other features. The service is in trials in Georgia.
2 million users have signed up for the Call of Duty: Elite social network beta to begin in November.
Google launches voice search on PCs, Google Instant page loading of the first result, and a revamped mobile search interface.
Hulu serves 4 times as many ads per session as the second largest video site, Viacom, but Hulu visitors spend 3 times as long on the site – 217 minutes according to Comscore.
Facebook is rumored to be building an app distribution channel code named Spartan that will distribute HTML5 apps. In addition, Facebook is working on a revamped mobile photo sharing service to compete with Instagram and others.

Mobile

Zynga is starting to find success on mobile with 2 games in the top 100 grossing and 3 in the top 100.
Instagram announces 5M users and 100M photos.
Nimbuzz, a mobile VOIP company, announces 50M users and growth of 3M users per month. The company delivers 3.7B minutes per year. Skype delivers about 207B minutes per year.
AngryBirds announces 250M total downloads.
Lookout, the mobile security company, has released a Safe Browser, ensuring mobile web sessions are safe from malware.
Peter Pham has left Color.

Liquidity

HomeAway, a Redpoint company and provider of vacation rental by owner service, prices IPO at $24 to $27 per share.
Garmin acquired its European competitor, Navigon, for $72M.

Financings

Evernote, a SaaS notebook company, raises $50M from Sequoia.
Pulse, a mobile newsreader, raises $9M from NEA.
Copious, a social market place, raises $2M from Foundation and Google Ventures.
Lumos Labs, a gym for the brain, raises $33M from Menlo Ventures.
FlipKart, the Amazon of India, raises $20M from Tiger Global.
ReadyforZero, a debt reduction service, raises $4.5M from Polaris.
Tintri, maker of storage solutions for virtual machines, raises $18M from NEA and Lightspeed.
Canvas, a media posting and discussion forum, raises $3M from USV.
Accel raises a $475M early stage fund and a $875M growth fund.
ShopIgniter raises $8M from Madrona and Trinity.

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