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1:30 AM ET, November 11, 2010

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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Samsung Galaxy Tab Review: A Pocketable Train Wreck  —  This is it.  The Galaxy Tab is the first Android tablet meant for humans.  But is it actually fit for humans?  —  Put simply, the Galaxy Tab is the first post-iPad tablet that matters, because it's the first tablet that's trying to be legitimate competition.
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David Pogue / New York Times:
It's a Tablet.  It's Gorgeous.  It's Costly.  —  Every time there's some new hot, heavily hyped gadget from Apple, it takes only a few months for the copycats to crop up.  IPod?  Zune!  IPhone?  Android!  —  The iPad?  Well, it came out in March, and the iPad alternatives are just landing in stores now.
Discussion: The Next Web
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Samsung's Galaxy Tab Is iPad's First Real Rival  —  After seven months of unchallenged prominence, Apple's hot-selling iPad now has its first credible competitor in the nascent market for multitouch consumer tablet computers: the Samsung Galaxy Tab.  —  [ See post to watch video ]
Discussion: Daring Fireball, FM Blog and The Tape
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Why Did Amazon Just Pull A Top-Selling Book?  Oh, That's Right, It's A Pedophilia How-To  —  Less than an hour after it hit the Amazon Bestsellers list and the controversial topic of its existence made the Dr. Phil show as well as other mainstream media, it looks like Amazon has taken down the infamous pedofile how-to book.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon Defends Sale Of Pedophile How-To Guide  —  Earlier today we reported that Amazon is selling a book titled The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure.  The book itself is a disgrace - a how-to guide for pedophiles.  It includes, among other things, tips on how to get away …
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.5  —  Moments ago, Apple released its Mac OS X 10.6.5 update to its customer-base.  Fixes in the point-upgrade include:  —  • improve reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers  —  • address performance of some image-processing operations in iPhoto and Aperture
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AppleInsider:
Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.5 with no mention of AirPrint
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Adobe Flash contributes largest number of security patches …
Discussion: The Next Web
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
A Web Video Truce: Free Hulu Goes Away From Boxee, Replaced by Hulu Plus  —  The Hulu-Boxee war is over!  The terms of the truce: Boxee, which makes software that makes it easy to get Web video on TV, will remove links to Hulu's free service-but will give users the ability to use the Hulu Plus paid service.
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Andrew Kippen / Boxee Blog:
Boxee Box by D-Link starts shipping, new Boxee version, Netflix and Hulu Plus, too
Discussion: CNET News and Gizmodo
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Boxee Box Demo (TCTV)
Discussion: Engadget, Electronista and PSFK
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Holding Yet Another Event Next Monday In San Francisco.  Inbox Related?  —  After a Summer spent in “Lockdown”, Facebook apparently got quite a bit of work done.  They've already had a number of events just in the past few weeks.  And now they're having another one.
Discussion: The Next Web
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Om Malik / GigaOM:   Why Facebook Will Launch Mobile Chat
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Stat Shot: The Results of Silicon Valley's Talent War  —  We've covered the war for talent among startups and larger tech firms in Silicon Valley, but after Google issued employees a $1,000 bonus and 10 percent raise, Glassdoor took a look at how well people at Google were paid, and specifically …
Discussion: CNET News, ZDNet and SAI
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David Goldman / CNNMoney.com:
Google's fight to keep its top minds
Ian Paul / PC World:
Windows Phone 7 Success Tied to a Million in Sales  —  Critics are already debating whether Windows Phone 7 is a flop, but the phone's true measure of success will be in how long it takes to sell one million units.  It all started after reports that Microsoft's new handset platform sold …
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Windows Phone 7 updates: can carriers block them?
Discussion: PC World and The Street
Wall Street Journal:
FCC Investigating Google Data Collection  —  The Federal Communications Commission is investigating whether Google Inc. broke federal laws when its street-mapping service collected consumers' personal information, joining a lengthy list of regulators probing what Google says was inadvertent harvesting …
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Tyler Cunningham / GTVHub.com:
Fox.com now blocking Google TV devices  —  Another one bites the dust.  A couple of weeks ago, Fox.com was atop our list of Websites that could still be accessed on Google TV to stream full episodes of content.  Well, you can go ahead and cross Fox off that list, as they are now blocking Google TV devices (see the photo above).
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google TV Product Lead: “We're Not Trying To Replace Cable”
Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
Great Scott!  Over 35 Hours of Video Uploaded Every Minute to YouTube  —  Remember in March when we shared with you that more than 24 hours of video being uploaded to YouTube every minute?  Well, you continue to amaze us: you've increased the amount of video uploaded to YouTube to 35 hours per minute.
Discussion: Podcasting News and Erictric
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Is There A Secret Reason That Apple TV Is Being Kept Off Of Amazon's Best-Selling Gadgets List?  —  How's Apple TV selling?  Apple hasn't said since announcing 250,000 units sold in mid-October.  And our old technique — looking at Amazon's sales rankings for clues — isn't working for some strange reason.
Discussion: Go Rumors
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
FarmVille is Still the Most Popular Facebook App - But #2 is a Surprise  —  Over 16 million people watered their FarmVille crops yesterday.  While AppData's Facebook app top 10 is mostly populated by games like Zynga's popular farming game, Texas HoldEm Poker, FrontierVille and Café World …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Imeem Founders Raise $5M From Andreessen Horowitz For Social Photo App Picplz  —  Mixed Media Labs, the developers of social photo sharing service Picplz, has just raised $5 million in new funding from Andreessen Horowitz.  Marc Andreessen will be joining the startup's board of directors
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Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:   Fanboy Fascination: Is Andreessen Horowitz Overhyped?
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
Mozilla launches the F1 share button, as in “one to rule them all”  —  Mozilla just announced that it is launching a new toolbar button called F1, and it could be huge.  —  Saying, “Have you noticed how more and more pages on the web have 3, 6, or sometimes 12 little icons on a page encouraging …
Discussion: Mozilla Labs and ReadWriteWeb
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Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad:
Social browsing with Mozilla Labs F1 — how RockMelt should've been
Discussion: VentureBeat and Mashable!
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Motorola Strikes Back, Sues Microsoft For Infringement Of 16 Patents  —  The Motorola-Microsoft battle has escalated even further.  Many of you may have heard about the lawsuit Microsoft filed against Motorola over royalties regarding the use of Motorola's technology in the Xbox gaming system.
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
SkyFire Pulls In Nearly $1 Million In Its First Weekend On The App Store  —  Just about every time I write about SkyFire, the cross-platform (and generally free) smartphone browser capable of churning through most Flash videos, someone always says: “Great!  But uh, how are they going to make money?”
David Huynh / Google Open Source Blog:
Announcing Google Refine 2.0, a power tool for data wranglers  —  Our acquisition of Metaweb back in July also brought along Freebase Gridworks, an open source software project for cleaning and enhancing entire data sets.  Today we're announcing that the project has been renamed to Google Refine and version 2.0 is now available.
Discussion: Mashable! and ReadWriteWeb
 
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Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
LimeWire Disavows New ‘Pirate Edition’
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
One Third of Top-Grossing iPhone Apps Are Free
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Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Times Will Rank E-Book Best Sellers
Discussion: The Next Web
Alyson Shontell / SAI:
Airbnb Raises $7.2MM Series A Round and Releases iPhone App
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Foursquare's Crowley Can Feel Foursquare Fatigue, Has Plans To Fix It
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Vlad Bobleanta / Download Squad:
SugarSync ups free storage to 5 GB, now allows any number of connected devices
James Verini / New York Times:
The Great Cyberheist  —  One night in July 2003, a little …
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