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6:30 PM ET, November 24, 2010

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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
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.
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Ryan Kim / GigaOM:   Deep Packet Inspection Circles Back for a Second Look
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.
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.
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Comcast, NBC argue against sharing with Internet TV  —  Comcast and NBC Universal executives met with senior officials at the Federal Communications Commission this week, urging the agency against conditions to their proposed merger that would require the new company to provide shows and movies to Internet video distributors.
Discussion: Pulse2, Electronista, GTVHub.com and Reuters
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Android Market To Show Content Ratings.  Devs: Get Them In Or Be Labeled “Mature”  —  As Apple CEO Steve Jobs like to point out, the Android Market is great for users who want to find porn.  While that may not be exactly true, other Android-based stores are trying to make it true.
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
New Pew Stats To Fuel Net Neutrality Fans  —  With network neutrality poised to make a potential return to Capitol Hill, the latest surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center will be seized as ammo for those who don't want to to see a tiered pipeline take hold on digital platforms.
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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.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Art.sy Raises $1.25 Million From Schmidt, Murdoch, Dorsey, And Super-Artsy Angels  —  New York City art world startup Art.sy, which launched at our first TechCrunch Disrupt and won the Rookie Award, is raising $1.25 million from a very impressive group of super angels on both coasts.
Discussion: Pulse2 and VatorNews
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.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft delivers beta update for Internet Explorer 9  —  A week after rolling out its seventh developer preview of Internet Explorer (IE) 9, Microsoft has gone back and delivered an update for the beta of IE 9, the first full beta of Microsoft's next-gen browser which the company delivered in mid-September.
Agence France Presse:
Branson launching digital magazine for iPad  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - British tycoon Richard Branson on Tuesday will unveil a digital magazine tailored for viewing on Apple's popular iPad tablet computers, according to press conference invitations.  —  Word of Branson's plans to publish …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
PlayStation Phone to be unveiled on December 9th?  —  French gadget enthusiast blog Nowhereelse has reportedly received a copy of an invitation to a mysterious press event early next month.  The event, as the invitation states, is supposedly “the most awaited event of the past 10 years.”
Discussion: Pulse2 and techeblog.com
Anil Dash:
Freedom, Trust, and Other Boring Software Features  —  Providing more evidence that blogging is something you can get better at the longer you do it, my friend Rafe Colburn put out a brilliant post the other day outlining a third kind of software freedom.
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
New Google Maps for the iPhone makes traffic harder to see  —  A little-noticed change in Apple's recent update to its mobile operating system was that, in the built-in Google Maps application, road traffic is displayed a bit differently.  —  Instead of solid bars of red, green and yellow …
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 …
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.
Erik Sherman / BNET:
Google Blocks Mobile Porn Searches, but It's an Accident.  Sort of.  Maybe  —  It seems that users of Google (GOOG) Mobile search have a problem if they want unfiltered search results: They're not available.  Within the last two days, consumer complaints have begun to flood Google support forums.
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 …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
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.
Stephan Seyboth / Google LatLong:
How ratings and reviews work on Google Places  —  Ratings, reviews and recommendations play an important role in helping people find great places they love.  Now that Google Hotpot is available, we want to take the opportunity to share some details on how the Google ratings and reviews system works …
 
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Jennifer Baker / ITworld:
EU Parliament approves once-secret ACTA copyright treaty
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Mac shipments outpace market 3 to 1
Erica Sadun / TUAW:
Apple TV Hacking: Spelunking into the AirPlay video service
Discussion: App Advice, TiPb and MacStories
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
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Andreas Constantinou / VisionMobile Blog:
Apps is the new Web: sowing the seeds for Web 3.0
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Christopher Lawton / Wall Street Journal:
Indie App Stores Struggle
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