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5:00 PM ET, November 18, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hell Freezes Over As MySpace Fully Surrenders To Facebook  —  It was just a couple of years ago that MySpace wasn't all that concerned about the fast growing Facebook.  Fast forward two years and a handful of CEO changes, and everything has changed.  —  Last summer MySpace found a way to get MySpace status updates into Facebook.
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Laurie Spindler / MySpace:
MYSPACE INTRODUCES MASHUP WITH FACEBOOK  —  Myspace Users Can Easily Create Highly Personalized, Entertainment-Focused Streams Based on their Facebook Profile  —  Today, Myspace announced Mashup with Facebook, a new feature that allows Myspace users to easily create a personalized stream of entertainment content.
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Dell Inspiron Duo finally official, can be yours the first week of December for $549  —  That's right, just as we had heard, Dell is finally putting an end to the Inspiron Duo's mysterious marketing videos and officially spinning its screen for the world to see!
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Ben Rudolph / The Windows Blog:
Hands-on with the uniquely touchable, typable Dell Inspiron duo  —  Today is the grand opening of the Microsoft Store in Bellevue Square Mall, and it's also the first time you'll be able to walk into a store and get some play time with the Dell Inspiron duo, Dell's completely unique …
Discussion: BetaNews, Crave and SlashGear
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Releases iOS 4.2.1 GM Build  —  Retweet!  —  A few minutes ago Apple posted a new GM seed in the iOS developer center.  The build shows that it's a GM seed for iOS 4.2.1.
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Dave Caolo / TUAW:
Line2 users shouldn't update to iOS 4.2  —  Toktumi is warning all all iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users with the handy VoIP app Line2 installed to avoid upgrading to the coming-any-day-now iOS 4.2.  —  According to an email sent to registered users today, users who run Line2 in the background …
Derek Parham / Google Enterprise Blog:
Ten times more applications for Google Apps customers  —  As customers begin to recognize large productivity gains with Gmail, Google Docs and the rest of Google Apps, they frequently ask when they'll be able to use services like Google Voice, Reader, Blogger and AdWords with their Google Apps accounts.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Exclusive: Woz misquoted!  ‘Almost every app that I have is better on the iPhone’  —  Some comments attributed to Steve Wozniak caused quite a kerfuffle this morning — according to Dutch paper De Telegraaf, Woz said that “Android phones have more features,” which would help Google's OS become the dominant smartphone platform.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Mozilla: $104 Million In Revenues, 400 Million Users, Google Deal Running Through 2011  —  Mozilla has just published their annual “The State of Mozilla” report.  They do this once they've filed their audited financial statements for the previous year, so these numbers are for 2009.
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
A dark trend runs through this year's Web 2.0 tech summit  —  Normally a sunny celebration about the future of the Web, one of the largest annual gatherings of the Internet elite took on a darker and more pessimistic tone this week.  —  The fear that ran through the seventh annual Web 2. Summit …
Discussion: CNET News
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter “Screwed Up” With Developers, Founder Says  —  Like a teenager apologizing to his parents for having a party and breaking the furniture, Twitter co-founder and former CEO Evan Williams admitted today that the company “screwed up” its relationship with third-party developers …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:   Interview With Twitter's Evan Williams At Web 2.0 Summit (VIDEO))
Mark Piesanen / Google TV Ads:
This is big.  This is FiOS + Google TV Ads  —  Reach, precision, utility and measurement.  These are the qualities we strive to deliver to customers, and we're getting better at it everyday.  Today we've strengthened the reach of the Google TV Ads platform even further by signing a partnership …
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Google TV: No Need to Tune In Just Yet  —  The quest to bring the full range of Internet video to your TV in a simple way continues, but it isn't going well.  The latest team to try—Google, Logitech and Sony—has made an admirably bold effort, but, like others before, it has missed the mark, at least in its first effort.
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
Qualcomm Reveals Next-Gen Snapdragon MSM8960: 28nm, dual-core, 5x Performance Improvement  —  Earlier today Qualcomm briefed analysts on its Snapdragon SoC roadmap.  The current Snapdragon is available in both 65nm and 45nm versions integrating a single Scorpion CPU core running at up to 1GHz …
Hector Ouilhet / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Sky Map- now with time travel  —  Man ... can go up against gravitation in a balloon, and why should he not hope that ultimately he may be able to stop or accelerate his drift along the Time-Dimension, or even turn about and travel the other way.  —  H.G. WELLS, The Time Machine - Google Books book link
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Carrier Organization Changes Rules to Allow the “Apple SIM”  —  The GSMA, the organization representing most of the world's mobile operators, today changed its rules to allow for a programmable SIM card much like we described Apple building with Gemalto a few weeks back.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Millennial: iOS And Android Tie For Smartphone Impression Share In October  —  Mobile ad network Millennial Media is releasing its monthly data on mobile devices and OS marketshare for October today.  Millennial, whose ads reach 63 million of a total of 77 million mobile web users in the U.S. …
Ian / Nokia Conversations:
Ovi Store: 3 million downloads a day  —  ESPOO, Finland - The popularity of Ovi Store is ever-increasing, according to the latest update from the team.  This week, it's reached a new milestone figure of a whopping three million downloads a day.  That's great news for the developers distributing …
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Tests “Pay Later” Option for Buying Virtual Goods  —  Facebook is testing a “Pay Later” option for purchasing goods within social games.  Users who have never purchased Credits before can spend Credits they haven't paid for and repay the balance later.
Discussion: All Facebook, Technologizer and SAI
Doug Palmer / Reuters:
Senate panel passes bill against piracy websites  —  (Reuters) - U.S. agencies and officials would get new powers to go after foreign websites that sell counterfeit goods and pirated music, movies and books under a bill passed on Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Apple:
Apple's iAd Coming to Europe in December  —  Revolutionary Mobile Advertising Network Will Launch in Europe with L'Oréal, Renault, Louis Vuitton, Nespresso, Perrier & Unilever  —  Apple® today announced it will expand its revolutionary iAd℠ mobile advertising network to the UK …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Kin ONEm and Kin TWOm back at Verizon  —  That's no typo, folks, Microsoft's own-brand pseudo-smartphones are back at Verizon, this time sporting an “m” appendage to their names and what looks like better pricing across the board.  The Kin ONEm will set you back a cent under $20 with a two-year contract …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Palm Pre 2 available unlocked from HP for $450, ships within 24 hours (update: $200 off for devs)  —  Get your SIMs ready, dear readers, for the unlocked GSM Pre 2 has made its promised debut on HP's online outlet.  In spite of looking all too similar to its predecessors …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Welcome To The Magic: Gowalla Lands Location Deal With Disney Parks  —  Location based social network Gowalla has struck a pretty significant partnership today—Disney.  The startup is teaming up with Disney Parks to create a branded, Gowalla-powered destination for park-goers to explore Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts.
Darren Dahl / New York Times:
A Business Creator Sees Big Returns From Social Media  —  Asked to name the world's wealthiest entrepreneurs, few people would think of Eric Lefkofsky, who is 40 and keeps a deliberately low profile in his hometown of Chicago.  But Mr. Lefkofsky has an impressive entrepreneurial track record …
 
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China Unicom to Sell Its Own Smartphone by Year-End
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