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2:50 PM ET, November 24, 2010

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Susan Pulliam / Wall Street Journal:
Supply Data Now a Focus of Probe  —  Has the “channel check” become a criminal act?  —  Wall Street analysts have been left bewildered in recent days, as federal prosecutors begin to home in on insider-trading cases that appear to involve routinely published information about public-company supply chains.
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Matt Cowan / Reuters:
Twitter co-founder hopes to create news network  —  (Reuters) - Biz Stone, the co-founder of popular microblogging site Twitter, is eager to harness the vast quantities of information that it helps its users share to create a news network, he told Reuters on Monday.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter: “No Plans For A Twitter News Network”, But It's Still An Interesting Idea  —  Earlier today, Reuters ran a short interview with Twitter co-founder Biz Stone in which he talked about the possibility of tweets being used to create a “Twitter News Service”.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
iPhone gets UberTwitter client, BlackBerrys have one less reason to exist  —  If the name UberTwitter sounds familiar, that'll be because it's one of the more popular mobile Twitter clients, accounting for 10 million tweets each day from BlackBerry users around the globe.  And now it's also available on the iPhone.
Steve Stecklow / Wall Street Journal:
Shunned Profiling Technology on the Verge of Comeback  —  One of the most potentially intrusive technologies for profiling and targeting Internet users with ads is on the verge of a comeback, two years after an outcry by privacy advocates in the U.S. and Britain appeared to kill it.
Dan Whitworth / BBC:
Angry Birds switches from mobiles to games consoles  —  One of the most successful smartphone games ever is making the switch from mobiles to consoles.  —  Angry Birds has been downloaded 36 million times by people using Apple's iPhone and the Google Android operating system.
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Netflix's Advice on Moving to Amazon Web Services  —  The Netflix's video streaming service has nearly tripled in growth during the past year.  To scale the service, Netflix has moved its API and other operations to Amazon Web Services (AWS) over the past several months.
thomascannon.net:
Android Data Stealing Vulnerability  —  While doing an application security assessment one evening I found a general vulnerability in Android which allows a malicious website to get the contents of any file stored on the SD card.  It would also be possible to retrieve a limited range …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Investigation: Google, “The Rise Of DSPs,” And What's Really Fueling Its Display Ad Growth  —  Google is blowing the doors off with its display advertising business, which is doing so well that the company bragged about that it is on a $2.5 billion annualized revenue run-rate just in display.
Discussion: Adotas and Beet.TV, Thanks:alexia
Jim Jansen / Pew Research Center:
The Better-Off Online  —  People in higher-income households are different from other Americans in their tech ownership and use.  Analysis of several recent surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Projects finds key differences between those who live …
Karen Gullo / Bloomberg:
SAP Must Pay Oracle $1.3 Billion Over Unit's Downloads  —  SAP AG, the world's largest maker of business application software, must pay $1.3 billion to Oracle Corp. for copyright infringement by a now-defunct software maintenance unit, a federal jury in California decided.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:   Oracle's $1.3 billion verdict over SAP: Six big questions
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Acer Iconia first hands-on! (update: video!)  —  Acer's dual-screen Iconia laptop is bold, for sure — eschewing a physical keyboard for another display — but its LCD panels are also mighty glossy.  If you've got a light in the vicinity above you, there's gonna be glare — we saw it on stage, and we just saw it now in person.
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog:
Amazon Black Friday deal: $89 Kindle 2  —  Alert.  Amazon just slipped a little Black Friday deal onto its Facebook page: $89 for its second-generation Kindle.  —  Here's the full text of the message: … We don't know how long the deal will last (it starts at 9 a.m. PT) but the price seems somewhat enticing.
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
A High-Tech Edge on Black Friday  —  Smartphone Apps Track the Latest Deals, What's in Stock; Reveal Your Location and Get a Coupon  —  Debbie Young has a secret weapon in her quest for Black Friday's best deals: her iPhone.  —  Using an app, or program, on her phone as a guide …
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
How the C.I.A. Perfects its Social Media Monitoring Technologies  —  It's not a secret to most Netizens that they're being watched on the Internet.  And not just by advertisers.  Law enforcement hasn't exactly been secretive about the open source data-mining being done online.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Delicious Founder Raises $3 Million For Tasty Labs' Take On Social Software  —  Earlier this month, we noted that Delicious founder Joshua Schachter, together with Nick Nguyen (the former director of add-ons for Mozilla) and Paul Rademacher, the ex-Googler known for creating “the first true Web 2.0 app” …
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
The Bubble Isn't Bad News for Angel Investors Alone  —  For months, there's been talk of a seed-stage bubble, and plenty of reason to believe it exists.  Just one indicator is San Francisco magazine's newly published cover story on “Tech's New Angels.”  It's fully 15 pages long …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Salesforce names JP Rangaswami chief scientist  —  JP Rangaswami, the former chief scientist at BT, will take the same position at Salesforce.com.  —  Salesforce.com said Wednesday that Rangaswami will contribute to the company's product strategy and be an evangelist for cloud computing around the globe.
Discussion: CloudAve, CNET News and TechCrunch
Andreas Constantinou / VisionMobile Blog:
Apps is the new Web: sowing the seeds for Web 3.0  —  [With the phenomenal success of mobile apps, the world of content is migrating from web 2.0 to apps as the new format for creating, packaging, discovering, paying and interacting with information.  Andreas Constantinou analyses how apps …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Bad Robot?  Android Is Limiting Publishers' Payment Prospects  —  Publishers are increasingly confident about the prospects for tablet editions in the post-print area.  But, when it comes to actually monetising the opportunity, Android's limitations mean iTunes Store remains the only real game in town for the forseeable future.
Discussion: SiliconANGLE and TeleRead
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Apache open sourcers welcome Google's unwanted Wave  —  Mountain View orphan finds home  —  Google's “clever” but misunderstood Wave is getting a fresh shot at life with open-sourcers at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).  —  The Mountain View Chocolate Factory, Novell …
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
Android has taken the smartphone crown away from Symbian in Asia  —  The smartphone market is terribly small compared to the total mobile industry, with roughly 1 out of every 5 handsets sold having some sort of advanced mobile operating system running inside.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Flash Free: Aviary Hatches A Lightweight HTML5 Photo Editor For The Web  —  Aviary is very good at what they do.  That is, offering relatively powerful tools for amateur artists to edit content online.  But all of those tools are Flash-based.  And some of Aviary's partners didn't like that too much, feeling they were too cumbersome.
 
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Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
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