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5:50 AM ET, November 22, 2010


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Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
Why the Daily, Murdoch's “tablet newspaper,” will be DOA  —  When I first head the phrase “iPad newspaper” — shorthand for Rupert Murdoch's not-so-secret-any-more new project — I puzzled over its oxymoronic implications.  Forget about the, you know, iPad/paper contradiction and think about the business.
David Carr / New York Times:
A News Corp. Newspaper, but Not in Print  —  People who own an iPad will tell you it makes everything look sexier.  Maybe even a newspaper.  —  Rupert Murdoch, an old-timey newspaper romantic, has nonetheless deputized himself as the digital savior of paid content.
Discussion: WWD.COM and Engadget
Dieter Bohn /
Preview: Enyo app framework for webOS
Discussion: SlashGear and IntoMobile
Oliver Chiang / SelectStart:
Names You Need To Know In 2011: The Facebook Keiretsu  —  This post is part of an ambitious project to crowd-source the December issue of Forbes Magazine.  Click here to submit your own ideas for “Names You Need to Know in 2011.”  —  The Facebook Keiretsu is the newest in a strong tradition …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
In The Era Of The Connected Camera, The Point & Shoot Commits Seppuku  —  The big brand camera companies are committing seppuku in front of our eyes.  It's fascinating.  —  Last week, I bought a brand new Canon S95 camera.  It's a great point & shoot.  Maybe the best out there right now.
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Steve Jobs Gets His Head Shaved And Other Youthful Stories [Early Playboy Interview]  —  I've read a lot of Steve Jobs interviews but until now I'd not seen this 1985 interview from Playboy.  —  It catches Steve Jobs at age 29, one year after the Macintosh was launched.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Facebook Vies To Become Your Homepage - And Why That's A Big Deal  —  It's a very old trick, and arguably a mighty effective one.  Ask people to set your website as their homepage, and it will become their entry point to the Web, the very first thing they'll see when they open their browser.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Pushes Chrome Browser Via Newspaper Ads  —  Flipping through my Los Angeles Times newspaper today, I came across an unusual ad — one placed by Google, to push its Chrome browser:  —  The Chrome Ad Google's “20 Things” Book  —  In particular, the ad covers one of the 20 “things” …
Rupert Neate / Telegraph:
Apple's iPhone SIM card plan thwarted  —  Apple has ditched its plan to create its own iPhone SIM cards after mobile operators threatened to stop selling the iconic device.  —  Apple had wanted to exclude operators, such as Vodafone and O2, from the sale process in order to build a more direct relationship with customers.
Tyler Cunningham /
Viacom blocks full episode streaming on Google TV devices  —  Are we beginning to see a pattern yet?  Just when we thought (or at least we were hoping) that Fox was going to be the last major network to block Google TV, Viacom has arrived just in time to rain on our parade.
Discussion: Fortune and SlashGear
Wall Street Journal:
EU Chews on Web Cookies  —  By PAUL SONNE in London and JOHN W. MILLER in Brussels  —  Europe's effort to regulate online “cookies” is crumbling, exposing how tough it is to curb the practice of tracking Internet users' movements on the Web.  —  Seeking to be a leader in protecting online privacy …
Discussion: TechEye
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Kegs, Schmegs.  Pick Up the Pace, LinkedIn  —  Reid Hoffman is known for many things, including founding LinkedIn, popularizing angel investing, becoming a venture capitalist at Greylock Partners, and having a giant brain.  But he can also be conservative.
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
The Rich Get Richer: Verizon Ups FiOS to 150 Mbps
Discussion: Light Reading
Kenneth Corbin / Datamation:
White House Pledges Cloud Computing Approach to Federal IT
Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
YouTube Readies New Ad Units That Users Can Skip
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
For an Online Marketplace, It's Better Late Than Never
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
eMusic Launches New Site With Tiered MP3 Pricing
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Lone TSA Twitter Account Fights Entire Internet
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Fred / A VC:
Pacing Yourself  —  I've been pretty clear as of late …
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Facebook:
The Nuts and Bolts of Facebook's Acquisition Strategy
Chris Chang / M.I.C gadget:
Phenomenal Steve Jobs Figure Hands-on
Discussion: Examiner, Engadget and PhoneArena