Google's third quarter revenue up; O2, Vodafone launch mobile payment option

> Google's revenue was up 31 percent in the third quarter. The company generated revenues of $5.54 billion. Article

> Mobile operators O2 and Vodafone are launching a mobile payment system that combines direct debit access with SMS confirmation. Article

> T-Mobile USA released the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 in three new colors: black emerald, frost and indigo. Article

> Nokia's N810 WiMAX tablet is now officially in-stock and ready for shipping. Article

And finally... A survey commissioned in Britain by YouGov and Craigslist found that men were four times more likley than women to rate checking one's mobile phone a turnoff on a first date. Article