10 Things We Learned Today

Here’s today’s roundup of tech news in case you missed ’em:

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  • Facebook doesn’t have any current IPO plans and may not ever happen, according to SAI.
  • Google Earth has expanded to include real-time rain and snow.
  • Oracle is accused of overcharging the U.S. government for software.
  • The porn industry has expanded to looking for “video sex-chat” workers to chat using iPhone 4’s FaceTime, according to Wired.
  • Microsoft will try their best to wedge themselves between the Yahoo Japan-Google partnership if they can.
  • OpenAppMkt is a just-launched alternative app store here to save everyone from app stores who have a tendency to reject apps. Ahem.
  • Speaking of apps, AndroLib says there are 100,000 Android apps submitted to date; they’re just not in the store yet.
  • RIM’s entry into the tablet market, Blackpad, is set to be released in November.
  • Leo Laporte hinted at some wild weekend with Steve Jobs long ago and yadda yadda yadda, he’ll “leave the rest to your imagination.”
  • Google is cleared of allegations in the UK that they were “snooping” and gathering personal information from unsecured wifi networks.

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