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1:55 AM ET, November 19, 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
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget:
$399 iPads, fondue sets appearing at TJ Maxx locations across the country  —  Sure, we know where you guys go when you're near a strip mall and have to pick up an irregularly sized Tommy Hilfiger shirt, or when you run out of Paco Rabanne cologne before a hot date, but we definitely did a double …
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
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.
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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Testing A New “People” Tab: All Your Social Graph Steroids In One Place  —  Since the launch of New Twitter in September, things have been pretty quiet on the new feature front.  Yes, they're testing out a new analytics product, but in terms of features that the majority of end users will use …
Discussion: Techie Buzz and The Next Web
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.
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 …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Meet the Firehose Seven Thousand Times Bigger Than Twitter's  —  Twitter announced yesterday that for the first time, outside developers will be allowed to purchase access to 50% of all the messages that flow through its network.  The price for half the firehose?  $360,000 per year, payable to partner company Gnip.
Discussion: PJNet, Download Squad and MediaPost
Martyn Daniels / Brave New World:
Amazon is Becoming the True Publishing Vertical Business  —  So you think you know what Amazon is but think again as the global brand makes more media moves which although small show just how savvy the organisations.  —  The first announcement that Amazon.com is launching Amazon Studios.
Discussion: SAI and Tech Report
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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.
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Wanted: more than 2,000, in Google hiring spree  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc plans to hire more than 2,000 people around the globe, bumping up its workforce as it expands into new markets and battles for talent with faster-growing rivals.  —  The world's largest Internet search engine …
Discussion: louisgray.com and SlashGear
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 …
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple's iPad 2 suppliers to ramp up in Q1 2011 - rumor  —  An overseas report has obtained the names of several suppliers that will provide parts for Apple's next-generation iPad, claiming that shipments of the new iPad will ramp up in February 2011.  —  Industry sources told Taiwanese …
Kelly Riddell / Bloomberg:
Cox Communications Takes On AT&T, Verizon With Mobile Offering  —  Cox Communications Inc. is becoming the first U.S. cable company to offer a mobile-phone service as it looks to challenge incumbents AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless by bundling wireless handsets with Web and TV.
Discussion: Associated Press, USA Today and Reuters
Brian Hendricks / Bing:
Announcing the new Bing Maps site with a redesigned left-rail and broader access to Map Apps & StreetSide  —  Today, we're happy to announce the following additions and changes to Bing Maps:  —  AJAX V7 Control  —  The launch of the next version the Bing Maps AJAX control provides consumers …
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
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: Fast Company, SAI and Techland
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.
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Another Hacker's Laptop, Cell Phones Searched at Border  —  A well-known and respected computer security researcher was detained for several hours Wednesday night by border agents who searched his laptop and cell phones before returning them to him.  —  The researcher, who goes …
Discussion: CNET News, Thanks:hornokplease
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Scribd Stats: A ‘Google Analytics For Documents’  —  Document sharing hub Scribd has just announced a new feature that will allow publishers on the site to more accurately measure how their content is performing.  Dubbed Scribd Stats, they're likening it to a ‘Google Analytics for Documents’ …
Oliver Chiang / SelectStart:
Exclusive: YouWeb, Billion-Dollar Incubator?  —  Even in the insular echo chamber of Silicon Valley, the name YouWeb doesn't come up a whole lot.  Yet the young incubator, largely a one-man show run by founder Peter Relan, has in just three years taken its initial seed capital of $700,000 …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Adobe launches ‘sandboxed’ Reader X  —  Technology aims to protect Windows users from PDF-based attacks  —  Computerworld - Adobe today released Reader X, the next version of its popular software that includes a “sandbox” designed to protect users from PDF attacks.
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Swedes detain Wikileaks founder in absentia
Discussion: BetaNews
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple's new board member, Virginia's computer nightmare
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
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Paul T. Rosynsky / Mercury News:
Overstock.com sued by district attorneys
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Chris Nerney / ITworld:
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Chinese woman jailed over Twitter post
Jason Calacanis / Calacanis.com:
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Discussion: SAI
Darren Pauli / ZDNet Australia:
South Korea has installed digital “bunkers” to prevent a repeat …
Discussion: CNET News
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
Qualcomm Reveals Next-Gen Snapdragon MSM8960: 28nm, dual-core …
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
A dark trend runs through this year's Web 2.0 tech summit
Discussion: MediaPost and The Social
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter “Screwed Up” With Developers, Founder Says
 

 
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