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5:00 PM ET, November 12, 2010

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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Gmail Killer, Project Titan, Is Coming On Monday  —  Back in February we wrote about Facebook's secret Project Titan — a web-based email client that we hear is unofficially referred to internally as its “Gmail killer”.  Now we've heard from sources that this is indeed what's coming …
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Apple:
Oracle and Apple Announce OpenJDK Project for Mac OS X  —  Oracle and Apple® today announced the OpenJDK project for Mac OS® X. Apple will contribute most of the key components, tools and technology required for a Java SE 7 implementation on Mac OS X, including a 32-bit …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
New Claim of iOS 4.2 Launch on November 24th as Revised iPad Build Surfaces  —  Rumored release dates for iOS 4.2 continue to fly fast and furious, with The Telegraph now reporting that the update is set to launch on November 24th, the day before Thanksgiving in the United States.
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
iTunes 10.1 is out, brings video AirPlay and iOS 4.2 compatibility  —  We've already got the Mac OS X update, and here's iTunes 10.1.  Next stop? iOS 4.2.  If your copy of iTunes isn't pushing the update, you can head to Apple's page where it'll be there, waiting for you.
Paul Graham / Y Combinator Posterous:
Y Combinator announces two new partners, Paul Buchheit and Harj Taggar  —  We're delighted to announce that Y Combinator is getting two new partners, the first we've added since we started YC in 2005.  —  In case anyone doesn't already know who he is, Paul Buchheit was responsible for three …
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Gmail creator Paul Buchheit leaves Facebook for Y Combinator  —  Y Combinator, the increasingly famous Silicon Valley incubator, announced two new general partners today — Gmail creator and FriendFeed co-founder Paul Buchheit as well as Harj Taggar, who was already working at YC as a startup advisor.
Royal Pingdom:
The REAL connection speeds for Internet users across the world (charts)  —  How fast are Internet connections across the world?  How fast are they in your country?  —  This article examines the real-world connection speeds for people in the top 50 countries on the Internet, i.e. the countries with the most Internet users.
Discussion: CircleID
SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Tumblr Lands “Very Big And Competitive” Round From Sequoia  —  Tumblr has raised a “very big and competitive” round of financing from top Silicon Valley VC firm Sequoia Capital, we've learned.  —  We're trying to track down more details, such as the size of the round, and other participants.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   As Funding Talk Swirls, Tumblr Lands A Director Of Product
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why Google can't build Instagram  —  Tonight I was talking with an exec at Google and I brought up the success of Instagr.am (they've gotten more than 500,000 downloads in just a few weeks) and asked him “why can't Google do that?”  I knew some of the answers.
Fred / A VC:
Storm Clouds  —  We have enjoyed an amazing run in the web startup and investing space over the past five or six years.  In this sector of startupland, company creation is up, investment is up, there are plenty of success stories, and not all of them are based on quick flips and takeouts.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Confirmed: Kin One and Two are returning to Verizon.  Wait, what?  —  Unbelievably, against all odds and better judgment, we are able to independently confirm that Microsoft's short-lived Kin One and Kin Two are coming back for an encore performance on Verizon, possibly as soon as this quarter …
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
One small step for native code; one big leap for Windows Phone 7 jailbreak  —  Just weeks after the launch of Windows Phone 7 around the world, the inevitable attempts to jailbreak the operating system is yielding some interesting results.  Today, Australian developer Chris Walshie …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Nvidia CEO: Next-gen Android tablets will be ‘magical’  —  Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang acknowledged that Google and his company are behind in the tablet race against Apple's iPad, but was wildly bullish about designs in the pipeline.  —  How bullish?  We'll let Huang do the talking.
ifixit.com:
Samsung Galaxy Tab Teardown  —  Join us as we take a look into Samsung's 7-inch Android tablet!  Step 1 — Samsung Galaxy Tab Teardown The Samsung Galaxy Tab has landed in the hands of iFixit.  Long rumored to be the “iPad Killer,” join us as we assess this rumor and once and for all determine …
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Now You Can Bump iOS Devices to Share Music  —  Bump, the application maker known for its mobile device contact and photo exchange technology, has just released an update to its iOS applications — iPhone, iPod touch, iPad — that supports user-to-user music sharing.
Discussion: IntoMobile
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Adobe Flash For Samsung's Google Tab Is An Embarrassing Disaster  —  Adobe's Flash plugin for Google Android is supposed to give Android-based tablets, like Samsung's new Galaxy Tab, a leg up on Apple's iPad, which does not support Flash.  —  The argument is that Flash support gives people fuller access …
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
New Eye-Popping Netflix Growth Stats  —  If you aren't impressed enough yet by Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX), the good folks at research firm Screen Digest shared some subscriber-only analytics on the streaming service at the Future of Film Summit earlier this week that were both compelling and confusing.
Discussion: SiliconANGLE, Thanks:rawmeet
Julia Angwin / Wall Street Journal:
Watchdog Planned for Online Privacy  —  The Obama administration is preparing a stepped-up approach to policing Internet privacy that calls for new laws and the creation of a new position to oversee the effort, according to people familiar with the situation.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
For Sale: A $160,000 Apple Computer  —  True computer nerds, do I have a deal for you!  —  Christie's, the tony auctioneer, is hawking a snazzy computer that it hopes will sell for between $159,800 and $239,700.  You're probably wondering what kind of computer is worth close to a quarter million dollars?
Kevin Ryan / AdAge:
The Long, Sad Story of Ask.com  —  Delusions of Relevance And Why Focusing On Its Original ‘Ask Jeeves’ Premise Won't Work, Either  —  The problem with most crazy people is they don't know they are crazy.  The problem with crazy people in business?  They think history doesn't apply to them.
 
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
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Discussion: The Windows Blog
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell on the future of software (Q&A)
Discussion: Cisco Blog
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
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Mark Milian / CNN:
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Martin Wainwright / Guardian:
Twitter joke trial: Paul Chambers loses appeal against conviction
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
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