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8:50 AM ET, November 13, 2010

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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: Techie Buzz, TechCrunch, Examiner and Pulse2
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Why You'll Give Up Gmail for Facebook Mail  —  Get ready for a new invasion wave from Facebook: Mail.  According to Techcrunch's sources, a full webmail client integrated with The One and Only Social Network will debut next Monday.  This is why it may become your favorite webmail service.
Discussion: eWeek, Bits, Inquirer, WebProNews and Epicenter
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.
Discussion: Mashable!, SAI and The Next Web
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Facebook's Paul Buchheit talks about Facebook, Google and his new gig  —  Earlier today we reported that Paul Buchheit, who created Gmail and founded FriendFeed,was leaving Facebook to join Y Combinator.  We caught up with Buchheit on his last day at Facebook.  —  Q: What was it like working for Facebook?
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Gmail creator Paul Buchheit leaves Facebook for Y Combinator
Discussion: SiliconANGLE and All Facebook
Vlad Bobleanta / Download Squad:
Windows Phone 7 Marketplace lets you peek at any app's source code  —  It has just been discovered that it's possible to download any Windows Phone 7 XAP full application package directly from Microsoft's Marketplace server — no need to use a Windows Phone 7 device or the Zune application.
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
One small step for native code; one big leap for Windows Phone 7 jailbreak
Tom Krazit / Relevant Results:
Google senior execs getting 30 percent raises  —  Google gave all of its employees raises earlier this week, but it saved the best raises for its senior management team.  —  Four of Google's seven named executive officers—Patrick Pichette, Nikesh Arora, Alan Eustace, and Jonathan Rosenberg …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
UK phone operators turn down Palm Pre 2  —  Major carriers won't be stocking new webOS 2.0 phone  —  The?  Palm Pre 2 is to go on sale in the UK, SIM-free and costing ?  399. But, if you are holding out to see if any of the major UK operators will be stocking the phone, allowing you to get it on contract, don't hold your breath.
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
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Mystery Over!  Apple TV Is Amazon's No. 12 Best-Selling Gadget  —  Amazon has quietly updated its best selling electronics list to include several gadgets that were not showing up before, including Apple TV and the Boxee Box.  —  Apple TV is currently the no. 12 best-selling gadget on Amazon, and the Boxee Box is no. 15.
Tim Wu / Wall Street Journal:
In the Grip of the New Monopolists  —  Do away with Google?  Break up Facebook?  We can't imagine life without them—and that's the problem  —  How hard would it be to go a week without Google?  Or, to up the ante, without Facebook, Amazon, Skype, Twitter, Apple, eBay and Google?
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
AT&T tells Samsung Focus customers not to buy microSD cards yet, wait for ‘certified’ ones (update: random access speed is key)  —  We'd put forth the theory that Microsoft and Samsung would eventually certify microSD cards specifically for use with Windows Phone 7 devices after they finally came …
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 …
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.
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Researchers take down Koobface servers  —  Researchers have taken down the command and control servers used by the Koobface botnet.  —  Security researchers, working with law enforcement and Internet service providers, have disrupted the brains of the Koobface botnet.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Boxcar 4.0 Pushes iPhone Notifications To The Next Level  —  People say that I never say anything bad about the iPhone.  Here's something: its notification system is awful.  In particular, I'm talking about the way notifications are managed.  They aren't.  Any Push Notification that comes in overrides another one.
Discussion: MacNN and Gizmodo
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.
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.
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
 
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Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Europe Is Holding Off On Net Neturality (For Now)
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
University Begins Reporting All P2P Users to the Police
Discussion: Boing Boing and Techdirt
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Poaches Foursquare Engineer
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Mark Hurd on his new Oracle job, and the lunacy of corporate apps
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Oracle Still Hoping to Snag HP's Apotheker for SAP Trial
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Security alert: Active links in Messenger 2009 temporarily turned off …
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell on the future of software (Q&A)
Discussion: ClickZ and Cisco Blog
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Now You Can Bump iOS Devices to Share Music
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New Eye-Popping Netflix Growth Stats
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Mark Milian / CNN:
Yahoo to expand its blog network Monday
 

 
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