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10:15 AM ET, November 16, 2009

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's Loss, Google's Gain.  Don Dodge Gets A New Job  —  It was just 11 days ago that Microsoft's “ambassador to startups” Don Dodge was laid off as part of a broader workforce reduction.  Last week he showed up in Silicon Valley to “see friends” as he put it.  But it was clear that he was also interviewing for jobs.
NewsWire:
Samsung unveils Galaxy Spica (I5700), its newest Android-powered smartphone  —  Seoul (Korea Newswire) November 16, 2009 — Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today officially announced its newest Android-powered smartphone, the ‘Galaxy Spica’ (I5700).
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Zune to launch outside US  —  Microsoft is launching its Zune entertainment brand outside the US for the first time, attempting to reinvigorate the music-and-movies service after failing to achieve its initial goals for the iPod rival.  —  The first Zune music player was released in 2006 …
Discussion: AppleInsider and Forever Geek
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Is Sezmi a Cable TV Killer?  —  I've written periodically of my flirtation with dumping cable for an Internet-only approach to my TV watching.  I haven't, however, pulled the trigger-mostly because cable still has a lot of live programming, such as news and sports, that I can't replicate over the Net alone.
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Take Note: Evernote Raises $10 Million  —  Evernote is the popular note-taking service that works across any platform: desktop, web, or mobile.  —  On Monday morning, the always evolving service is announcing that they've raised $10 million in Series B funding, which follows their Series A round of $6 million.
Discussion: GigaOM, Bits, VentureBeat and Pulse2
Ross Miller / Engadget Mobile:
Facebook finally comes to webOS, not with a bang but a whimper  —  Just in time for the Pixi's grand debut, webOS devices (that's just Pixi and Pre) now have their first official Facebook app, joining the ranks of iPhone and Android... and we're sad to report that it's about as barebones as they can get.
Discussion: Pulse2, IntoMobile, Mashable! and AppScout
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Oh Joe You Didn't  —  Joe Wilcox published a piece Friday titled “Apple was NOT more profitable selling cell phones than Nokia in Q3” (caps emphasis his).  It's in reference to the widely-cited (and linked from DF here) report last week by Strategy Analytics which concluded that Apple generated …
Discussion: TUAW and ParisLemon, Thanks:atul
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
AT&T Cloud Adds Compute As a Service  —  AT&T continues to build out its suite of cloud computing services to offer features similar to Amazon Web Services.  Today it is announcing Synaptic Compute As a Service, which offers processing power that can be used for “cloudbursting” of in-house apps or as a testing and development platform.
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Google preparing to launch Chrome Extensions gallery?  —  A few months back, the new tab page in Chrome tipped us off to the impending launch of Google's theme gallery.  Tonight, there's a new change that could very well mean that Google is getting ready to open the doors to a similar gallery - for Chrome extensions.
Computerworld:
Cisco ups offer for videoconferencing firm Tandberg to $3.4B  —  Cisco has raised its bid for Norwegian video conferencing vendor Tandberg to 19 billion Norwegian Kroner (US$3.4 billion), up from $3.0 billion, but says it will raise its price no further.  —  Cisco has raised its bid …
Stephen Lawson / Computerworld:
Two rival supercomputers duke it out for top spot  —  A Cray supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has regained the title of the world's most powerful supercomputer, overtaking the installation that was ranked at the top in June, while China entered the Top 10 with a hybrid Intel-AMD system.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Android Market Badly Needs A Desktop Presence To Compete With The App Store  —  I've spent the last week throughly enjoying my new Droid, and while I've come across some problems, most of my issues have simply been with the fact that Android does things differently than the iPhone — the transition just takes some getting used to.
Discussion: Neowin.net, Thanks:bobcaswell
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Brightcove Intros Entry-Level Pricing With Latest Platform Update  —  Brightcove is releasing the latest version of its software today with a slew of new features, such as support for live video streaming and mobile distribution, improved encoding and analytics.
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
European carriers face guarantee iPhone risk  —  The latest Strand Consulting report points out a guarantee risk for European operators of carrying Apple's insanely popular device - European law demands a two year product guarantee be provided to CE consumers, while Apple only offers a single year's free warranty.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
ASUS courting Toshiba in bid to become top-3 PC maker?  —  ASUS has already gone public with its plans to jump past Dell to become the number three PC vendor by 2011.  Naturally, with fierce competition from all sides, the Taiwanese PC maker isn't going to achieve this by simply slapping …
BBC:
Egypt launches Arabic web domain  —  Egypt will open the world's first Arabic language internet domain, its communications minister has said.  —  Tarek Kamel said the new domain name would be “.masr” written in the Arabic alphabet.  It translates as “.Egypt”.
Discussion: AppScout
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com:
Apple tablet: One tech gadget for all  —  The rumored and much-hyped tablet computer from Apple could lay waste to the markets for countless other gadgets.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Apple's lips are sealed about its widely rumored tablet computer, but technology experts are giddy about the device …
Discussion: AppleInsider and MacDailyNews
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Josh Cohen Of Google News On Paywalls, Partnerships & Working With Publishers  —  Want to do a paywall with no “first click free?”  That's fine with Google, says business product manager Josh Cohen.  Want to do micropayments?  Google will be “flexible” in considering support of new business models like this.
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Shareholder Class Action Suit Seeks To Block 3Com-HP Merger
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Intuit gets into the customer management business
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DNS Security Protocol Gains Momentum
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Charles Hudson's Weblog:
Two Services I'd Like to See Integrated More Deeply with Facebook …
Thanks:atul
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News:
Gates: Apple is ‘a force in doing good things’
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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Growing Pains at Hulu
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