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12:30 PM ET, November 21, 2010


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Edward Helmore / Guardian:
iPad ‘newspaper’ created by Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch  —  Apple and News Corp reportedly set to launch joint iPad news publication exclusively via download  —  Rupert Murdoch, head of the media giant News Corp, and Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, are preparing to unveil a new digital …
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction  —  REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — On the eve of a pivotal academic year in Vishal Singh's life, he faces a stark choice on his bedroom desk: book or computer?  —  Your Brain on Computers  —  Staying on Task  —  Articles in this series examine how a deluge …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Whoa, Google, That's A Pretty Big Security Hole  —  See Updates at bottom of post.  —  Facebook would probably just consider this a feature, but the rest of us will definitely consider this a big security hole.  The creator of (don't visit that site just yet) emailed us this morning to explain.
Discussion: Naked Security and Techie Buzz
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Is the tech press needed anymore? (how Apple iPhone apps take off now)  —  Datapoint one: John Gruber is noting that Android doesn't have very many of the industry's best apps.  —  Datapoint two.  Starbucks CIO says that he's forced to use HTML 5 to support Apple iOS users …
Michael Gartenberg / Macworld:
The Mac is back  —  Why Apple's computer platform isn't going anywhere but up  —  Last month, Steve Jobs took to the stage, most likely for the final time this year, to launch a new version of iLife and new updates to the MacBook Air line.  More importantly, he spent a lot of time talking …
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny!
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Facebook Removing Gmail From List Of Third Party Email Providers  —  Something is up on the Facebook vs. Google data reciprocity front.  It looks like Facebook is removing Gmail from the list of third party email providers on “Find Friends”, whereas we were seeing direct link downloads …
Discussion: Gizmodo, SAI and The Next Web
Chris Chang / M.I.C gadget:
Phenomenal Steve Jobs Figure Hands-on  —  I have been wanting an action figure version of Steve Jobs for a long time.  Today, my dream comes true when I received the most phenomenal Steve Jobs action figure ever.  It looks insanely like Steve, and here's my first hands-on impressions:
Discussion: Engadget and PhoneArena
Joel Evans / The Mobile Gadgeteer Blog:
Verizon Wireless really screwed up the Samsung Tab with pricing and policy  —  I've been playing with a Samsung Tab from Verizon Wireless since November 11th.  I will share my impressions of the device in the coming days but in the interim, I wanted to let the world know about how crazy Verizon Wireless …
Discussion:, displayblog and
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Time Warner Balks At Subpoenas In Mass Copyright Suits  —  The biggest headache when suing 10,000 people for copyright infringement?  Finding out who they are.  —  Lawyers from Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) have intervened in a few mass-copyright lawsuits recently, saying they've …
Google warns Irish government against tax increase  —  The Republic of Ireland's biggest US employers yesterday hit back at calls from Europe's big guns for a hike in the country's controversial low corporation tax rate.  —  The 12.5pc company profit tax is one of the lowest in Europe …
Discussion: Telegraph
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
New Twitter Now Showing Full Conversations In The Side Pane  —  A couple days ago, we noted that Twitter was back on the new feature charge with the new People area they're testing out.  Well, make it two-for-two, as yesterday they rolled out another new feature — one that many users …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
The 19 Senators Who Voted To Censor The Internet  —  This is hardly a surprise but, this morning (as previously announced), the lame duck Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to move forward with censoring the internet via the COICA bill — despite a bunch of law professors explaining …
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Joab Jackson / Computerworld:
Supercomputing Top500 brews discontent
Discussion: EE Times and New York Times
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Broadcasters Keep Pushing the Mobile TV Boulder Uphill
Discussion: Electronista, Engadget and paidContent
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Windows @ 25  —  Today marks the 25th anniversary of Microsoft …
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Register
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Gmail Call Recording Appears To Be Rolling Out Widely
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
New Facebook Messaging Continues to Block Some Links
 Earlier Items: 
cdixon's posterous:
The anti-bubble of 2001-2004  —  Us old timers remember 2001-2004 …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Low Volume and No Retweets: Ping Is Not Going Viral on Twitter
Ty McMahan / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Zemanta's CEO Has The Funding - Now How About A Visa?
John Markoff / New York Times:
Iran Worm Can Deal Double Blow to Nuclear Program
Discussion: Gadgetopia