Today in Tech

November 9, 2010, 11:00 AM UTC

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.

  • Oracle reportedly hired private detectives to locate new HP CEO Leo Apotheker. Apotheker’s former company, SAP, had recently admitted to stealing software from Oracle via its retired TomorrowNow subsidiary. (ITWorld)
  • Amazon is extending the 70% retail royalty cut to magazine and newspaper publishers as well, so long as the publishers offer their content to every applicable Kindle-supporting country and Kindle app. (electronista)
  • In a recent interview, Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch took Apple to task over its complaints that Flash is a power-hungry feature. “When you’re displaying content, any technology will use more power to display, versus not displaying content, he said. “If you used HTML5, for example, to display advertisements, that would use as much or more processing power than what Flash uses.” (Fast Company)
  • Forrester CEO George Colony thinks Mark Zuckerberg is overrated. “He is a one-trick pony — a leader who has expertly refined and polished one very, very big idea — remaining unproven beyond the borders of that idea.” (Forrester Blogs)
  • Facebook PR rep Brandee Barker, who played a pivotal role in building the social network’s early public image, is leaving to start her own consulting firm and focus mostly on early-stage companies. Her last day is December 10. (Inside Facebook)
  • Finally! Chinese ereader marker Hanvon plans to release the first true-blue ereader with color e-ink screen in March 2011. (Good eReader)
  • Photo: Seth Weintraub/Fortune

    Google just released a search app for Windows Phone 7. (Fortune)

  • Samsung finally confirmed one of its worst-kept secrets ever: the existence of the dual-screen Continuum, a smartphone with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display and a smaller screen for ticker-like updates. (The Next Web)
  • Though it was ordered to shut down two weeks ago, peer-to-peer “sharing” service LimeWire may still live in the form of “LimeWire Pirate Edition.” Based on a beta released earlier this year, the software was developed by an undisclosed group. (erictric)