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10:40 PM ET, November 12, 2009

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Chromium Blog:
A 2x Faster Web  —  Today we'd like to share with the web community information about SPDY, pronounced “SPeeDY”, an early-stage research project that is part of our effort to make the web faster.  SPDY is at its core an application-layer protocol for transporting content over the web.
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
SPDY: Google Wants to Speed Up the Web With New Protocol  —  Google has just announced that it is working on a new protocol that will minimize latency and speed up the Web experience for users.  SPDY (pronounced “speedy") is not meant to replace HTTP, the protocol that allows Web servers …
Google Voice Blog:
Google welcomes Gizmo5  —  Today we're pleased to announce we've acquired Gizmo5, a company that provides Internet-based calling software for mobile phones and computers.  While we don't have any specific features to announce right now, Gizmo5's engineers will be joining the Google Voice team …
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Intel:
AMD and Intel Announce Settlement of All Antitrust and IP Disputes
att.com:
AT&T Sets the Record Straight on Verizon Ads  —  To Our Customers: As the U.S. market leader in wireless data service, we typically don't respond to competitors' advertising.  However, some recent ads from Verizon are so blatantly false and misleading, that we want to set the record straight about AT&T's wireless data coverage.
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Avner Ronen / Boxee Blog:
a Boxee Box is coming!  —  We launched our public alpha for Mac/Linux in January at CES.  During the show we met with several device manufactures interested in embedding Boxee into their existing devices or building a dedicated Boxee device.  —  I am very happy to announce we have signed our first partnership with a CE company.
Matt Peckham / PC World:
Banned Xbox 360s Flooding Craigslist, Ebay  —  Beware of banned Xbox 360s loosed in ballooning numbers on auction sites and distribution lists featuring online classified ads.  In the wake of Microsoft's ban of between “a small percentage” or “around 600,000” or “up to one million players” …
Billy Biggs / YouTube Blog:
1080p HD Comes to YouTube  —  We're excited to say that support for watching 1080p HD videos in full resolution is on its way.  Starting next week, YouTube's HD mode will add support for viewing videos in 720p or 1080p, depending on the resolution of the original source, up from our maximum output of 720p today.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook VP Leaves A Love Letter For Apple  —  “For every dev that leaves iPhone in frustration, 1000 new ones join up. iPhone is an unstoppable train regardless of how much we complain.”  - Joe Hewitt in a tweet yesterday.  —  How right he is.  —  Facebook's VP of Communications Elliot Schrage …
Owen Thomas / NBC Bay Area:
Hot Startups Rocked With Lawsuit Threat  —  Harmless Internet timewasters not so innocent, lawyers claim  —  Silicon Valley's venture capitalists think social games are the next big pot of money.  —  Unfortunately, so do class-action lawyers.  —  Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff …
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Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Class Action Suit in the Works for Victims of Social Gaming Scams
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Dell's Zino HD is a Candy-Colored Mac Mini Killer  —  Dell's new Zino HD mini-computers look good enough to eat.  And, even more important if you are the sole geek of the the house, good enough to put in the living room.  —  The Zino HD wants to sit by your TV, and is a full-on entertainment PC.
Casey Whitelaw / Google Wave Blog:
Follow your waves  —  We've received lots of feedback from Wavers that the public waves they read were clogging up their inboxes.  Today, we've introduced a new concept to Google Wave—"following" waves.  Now, clicking on a public wave no longer causes it to appear (and stay) in your inbox …
Jane Wells / WordPress.com News:
A Blog Near You  —  During the Automattic company meetup, Team 21* holed up in a cottage outside Québec to create a new set of features coming soon to a blog near you (literally!).  Have you ever wondered where in the world a blog post was written?  Where a commenter was located?
Discussion: VentureBeat, The Blog Herald and Mashable!, Thanks:atul
Eric Eldon / Inside Social Games:
Playdom Buys Green Patch and Trippert Labs — On the Way to IPO?  —  Playdom, the largest social game developer on MySpace and one of the larger ones on Facebook, has confirmed a couple purchases we've been hearing rumors about recently.  It has bought Facebook game developer Green Patch …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Comcast TV Everywhere launch details: December, free for existing subs, really goes anywhere  —  Comcast's Amy Banse just hit the stage at NewTeeVee Live and announced key details about the company's new On Demand Online launch.  If you can't check out the video (embedded after the break) …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Maximum PC
Staska / Unwired View:
Apple patents improved digital ink recognition techniques for pen-aware tablet  —  The rumors about he upcoming Apple tablet have been flying around far and wide lately.  —  Well, actually, the rumors about the upcoming Apple tablet have been flying around for years now.
Andrew Webster / Ars Technica:
Modern Warfare 2 sells 5 million in a day  —  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has already sold an estimated 4.7 million units, claims publisher Activision, possibly making it the biggest launch in gaming history.  —  We all knew that Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was going to be big, but just how big?
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Microsoft damage control after marketer claims Win7 inspired by Mac  —  It's not like this sort of thing has never happened to someone at Microsoft before: a moment of clarity and candidness which may actually be close to, if not exactly, the truth, but which is nevertheless “off message.”
AppleInsider:
Conflicting reports within Qualcomm suggest Verizon-only iPhone  —  Additional evidence pointing to the introduction of a Verizon Wireless iPhone has surfaced, although reports differ in how Apple is expected to bring its smartphone to the CDMA carrier.  —  This morning, CDMA inventor …
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
A single smartphone can DoS federal wiretaps  —  The official protocol for providing US law enforcement with the ability to monitor and record calls in the digital era was a product of compromise and, according to new research, it shows: an enterprising hacker could have a wealth of tools to interfere with the monitoring.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Trouble At Twitter: U.S. Visitors Down 8 Percent In October  —  Ever since last summer, Twitter's growth in the U.S. has been stalling.  But in October, the number of people who visited Twitter.com from the U.S. actually declined for the first time by 8 percent month-over-month.
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Chrome OS Browser to Mimic Windows Explorer?  —  When Google announced its plans for a new cloud-based operating system built around the Web browser, there was some concern about the OS' capabilities.  Although a lot of our computing can now be done in the Web browser these days thanks …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Would Someone Please Explain To News Corp How Google Works?  —  Yet another News Corporation executive is talking about Google, and yet again, I feel like they have no concept about how Google interacts with their web pages.  Which is frightening, since they're being very vocal about how they're supposedly wronged by Google.
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
Start-up claims its DVDs last 1,000 years  —  The DiamonDisc uses standard DVD players and burn software  —  Computerworld - If you really, really need to make sure those precious photos of yours last virtually forever - or at least longer than the average two- to five-year lifespan of consumer-grade DVDs …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Palm Pixi review  —  It's hard to believe that Palm is already pushing its second webOS device, the Pixi, out the door.  It seems like just a few weeks ago that we were eagerly awaiting the release of the Pre, a phone that was considered to be the last gasp for the badly ailing company …
Nicholas Bonsack / Macworld:
Undercover 1.5 ousts iPhone thieves with push notifications  —  It's 2 AM.  Do you know where your iPhone is?  —  Well, maybe you do, thanks to MobileMe's “Find my iPhone,” but what if you're not a MobileMe subscriber?  What if you want an app devoted to recovering a stolen iPhone or iPod Touch …
Discussion: MacRumors iPhone Blog
Chris Ariens / WebNewser:
CNN.com Shutters Anchor-Driven Newscasts  —  First on WebNewser: CNN.com Live is shutting down its anchor-driven newscasts as of tomorrow.  —  WebNewser has learned Reggie Aqui, Nicole Lapin, Naamua Delaney and Melissa Long, the four primary anchors of CNN.com Live, are being let go as are several production staffers.
Discussion: NewTeeVee
 
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