By JP Mangalindan
October 22, 2010

Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We’ve assembled the day’s most newsworthy bits below.




  • ABC, CBS and NBC are blocking TV programming on their web sites from being viewable on the newly-launched Google TV. (IT World)
  • HP is finally releasing a tablet, the Windows 7-loaded HP Slate 500, aimed at business and industrial users. (TechEYE)
  • Rumor of the week: Barnes and Noble may release a full-color, 7-inch, Android-powered Nook for $249 next week. (The Next Web)
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, in cooperation with Amazon, Facebook and Zynga, announced a$250 million fund for entrepreneurs inventing social apps and services. (digital media wire)
  • President Obama met with Steve Jobs in his hotel to discuss “American competitiveness and education, especially reforms such as the President’s Race to the Top initiative.” (Fortune Tech)
  • Adobe released a widget that lets developers add HTML5 video support to their sites. (Softpedia)
  • Hulu is thinking about cutting the price for its premium subscription service, Hulu Plus, from $9.95 to $4.95. (Erictric)
  • Meet Horace Dediu, a Romanian blogger with a Harvard MBA and lives in Finland. He’s also the new king of Apple analysts. (Fortune Tech)

Update: As Google 24/7 editor Seth Weintraub reported this morning, some NBC and CBS content is now viewable via Google TV. (Fortune Tech)

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