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8:50 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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Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
Confirmed: Facebook Acquires FB.com Domain Name  —  Facebook acquires FB.com domain name.  —  Ending months of speculation, it's now confirmed that Facebook has acquired the FB.com domain name.  —  The whois record for the domain name just updated to show Facebook's name and nameservers for the domain name.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook:
Facebook Currently Using FB.com Internally  —  As speculation swirls over what domain Facebook might use for its impending email service, there has also been discussion about the domain being used — however we've at a minimum been able to confirm that Facebook has configured the domain fb.com for internal use.
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Facebook:
Will Facebook Employees Get a Shorter Email Domain, or Will Users?
Discussion: Adotas, BGR and Download Squad, Thanks:eldon
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 …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Oracle, Apple make up over Java, unveil OpenJDK project for Mac
Discussion: Techie Buzz
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.
Discussion: SiliconANGLE and All Facebook
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.
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.
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.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
As Funding Talk Swirls, Tumblr Lands A Director Of Product
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Aol To Unveil New Aol Mail On Sunday  —  Aol (err, us, I guess) will relaunch Aol Mail on Sunday afternoon, we've confirmed from sources close to Aol (hah).  The company is currently the no. 4 webmail provider with around 30 million users.  —  We'll have a chance to play with it before then and post …
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How To Mass Export All Of Your Facebook Friends' Private Email Addresses  —  A few days ago I requested that Facebook finally allow us to download email addresses for all of our friends.  Facebook says this isn't allowed because you only own the data you add to Facebook, not data that your friends add.
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 …
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: Download Squad, Pulse2 and IntoMobile
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
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 …
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.
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Mark Hurd on his new Oracle job, and the lunacy of corporate apps  —  “You knew I wasn't at HP anymore?”  —  Speaking at the Future in Review West Coast conference in Seattle yesterday, that was the closest Mark Hurd came to alluding to the controversy that led to his departure from Hewlett-Packard this year.
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Cisco Hires Fired Apple Exec Mark Papermaster  —  Cisco has hired ex-Apple executive Mark Papermaster to work on “chips for switches,” Fox Business reporter Shibano Joshi just tweeted.  —  Papermaster was tossed from Apple in August.  He was in charge of the iPhone and iPod hardware division.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Reuters and mocoNews
Dylan McGrath / EE Times:
Kinect's BOM roughly $56, teardown finds  —  Kinect's BOM roughly $56, teardown finds  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Microsoft Corp.'s Kinect motion-gaming add on for its Xbox 360 gaming platform carries a bill-of-materials (BOM) of roughly $56 and features chips made by PrimeSense Ltd. …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Now Offers Real-Time Sports Scores  —  Google now offers real-time scores and links to game recaps and highlight tapes of NHL hockey games, the company announced in a small blog post this afternoon.  Just enter “NHL” in the search box and you'll see a display like the one above.
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.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Twitter's Biz Stone Talks About Growth and Local Ads  —  Biz Stone, a co-founder of Twitter, and Sean Garrett, the company's director of communications, visited The Times this week to talk about the current state of Twitter and plans for the company over the next few years.
 
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Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Poaches Foursquare Engineer
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Oracle Still Hoping to Snag HP's Apotheker for SAP Trial
Discussion: Computerworld, eWeek and Bloomberg
John Scarrow / The Windows Blog:
Security alert: Active links in Messenger 2009 temporarily turned off …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
AT&T tells Samsung Focus customers not to buy microSD cards yet …
Mihir / Groublogpon:
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Kevin Ryan / AdAge:
The Long, Sad Story of Ask.com
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Gartner: Existing options for migrating from IE 6 are too pricey, risky
Discussion: The Windows Blog
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell on the future of software (Q&A)
Discussion: Cisco Blog
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Hulu Plus makes its way to Sony Dash
Mark Milian / CNN:
Yahoo to expand its blog network Monday
Owen Fletcher / Wall Street Journal:
Lenovo: LePad Tablet to Launch in U.S. Next Year
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Confirmed: Kin One and Two are returning to Verizon. Wait, what?
 

 
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