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9:05 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.
E.B. Boyd / Fast Company:
Why ‘Mashups with Facebook’ isn't a Loss for MySpace
Discussion: Computerworld
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 …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Releases iOS 4.2.1 GM Build  —  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, with build number 8C148.Here's what we know: a reliable source informed us that Apple released this build internally last night …
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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.
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 …
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.
Oliver Chiang / SelectStart:
Meet The Man Who Paid A Record $335,000 For Virtual Property  —  Last week, I introduced you to the man who sold his virtual property in the mass multiplayer online game Entropia Universe for $635,000 in real dollars, making a half million dollars from the sale.  Now meet the man who bought the largest chunk of that property.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Angry Birds spotlights Android fragmentation  —  The good news for Android is that it's flexible enough to reach many corners of the smartphone market.  The bad news is that this can mean headaches for programmers—as the top-ranked game Angry Birds illustrated today.
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
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.
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)
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: MediaPost
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 …
Chris Nerney / ITworld:
Mark Zuckerberg's first website at Harvard sold in online auction  —  FaceMash.com purchased for $30,201 on Flippa; winning bidder unknown.  In early October I wrote about an online auction for FaceMash.com, which was the first website started by Mark Zuckerberg when he was attending Harvard a few years back.
Discussion: Filthy Rich
Darren Pauli / ZDNet Australia:
Korea attacks force DDoS bunker creation  —  South Korea has installed digital “bunkers” to prevent a repeat of the massive distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that crippled parts of the country last year.  —  The nation was floored after huge streams of junk internet data poured …
Discussion: CNET News
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple's new board member, Virginia's computer nightmare  —  The former CEO of Northrop Grumman comes to Cupertino with $2.4 billion albatross  —  Ronald D. Sugar, who was named to Apple's (AAPL) board of directors Wednesday, was chairman and CEO of Northrop Grumman (NOC) …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Ben Popper / New York Observer:
Now It's Personal: Apple Taking on Teen Who Sold White iPhones  —  Apple is ready to play hardball with Fei Lam, the teenager from Queens who built a six-figure business selling parts for the unreleased white iPhone 4.  —  According to Lam's attorney, Andrew M. Jaffe, private investigator Jimmy Robbins …
Discussion: SAI, Fast Company and Techland
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Zemanta Raises $3 Million From Union Square, Eden, To Help You “Blog Smarter”  —  Exclusive - Zemanta, which assists bloggers by providing tips, suggesting content and helping them promote their contributions to the world, has recently secured its largest venture capital round to date.
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: MediaPost, PC World, All Facebook and SAI
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Google's Arora On The World Of Tomorrow: Facebook And Google Won't Dominate  —  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has been straying far afield from its primary identity as the leading search engine for some time.  But it's hard to separate that view.  Chrystia Freeland, editor-at-large for Thomson Reuters …
Damian Grammaticas / BBC:
Chinese woman jailed over Twitter post  —  Twitter is banned in China but many use it by circumventing internet controls  —  A woman in China has been sentenced to a year in a labour camp after posting a message on the social networking website Twitter.  —  The fiance of human rights …
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.
 
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