Friday’s FSJ News Wrap

We read the blogs, so you don’t have to. From the FSJ News Center: It’s the Day Of The Droid, right on Google’s front page. Speaking of Google, CEO Eric Schmidt says he won’t make the same mistakes Microsoft did. The battle over Skype has concluded. Apple opens a new store in Paris tomorrow, and NYC a week from tomorrow.
Today’s Droid Day, and Arrington digs it. How much?  Key quote: “Yes, this is an unabashed love letter to the Droid.”  (TechCrunch)

Google pitching Droid on the front page, along with Bert and Ernie. Archived money quote from Marissa Mayer: “There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search results pages. There will not be crazy, flashy, graphical doodads flying and popping up all over the Google site. Ever.”  (All Things Digital)

This fellow at Wired wants to dump his iPhone and AT&T, but isn’t going to get a Droid. (Wired)

Google’s Eric Schmidt appears on Fox, and says his shop won’t make the same errors Redmond did. (GigaOM)

Do you know who Martin Cooper is?  You should.  He’s the man credited with inventing the modern cell phone.  He thinks today’s models are “too complicated.”  (Telegraph)

Microsoft tops Google, Yahoo! and Facebook in worldwide Web use.  (SeattlePI)

Web auction giant eBay settles suits over Skype.  (Barrons)

OK, last Google story, promise.  Larry Page and his wife have a tax deduction baby boy.  (Valleywag)

Only 48 shopping days until Christmas!  Layaway comes to the Apple Store.  (MacRumors)

The first Paris Apple Store opens  tomorrow.  (Reuters)

The Big Apple gets a new Apple Store November 14. (Fortune Brainstorm Tech)

Facebook, 325 million strong and growing.  (All Facebook)

What do Apple, actress Sarah Jessica Parker, and rapper Lil’ Wayne have in common?  (AppleInsider)