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5:50 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  —  Deep packet inspection, a creepy and invasive targeting technology, is looking to make a comeback, this time armed with opt-in consent and incentives for users.  The technology, which involves scanning data packets for information …
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.
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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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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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: Electronista, GTVHub.com and Reuters
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Tony Romm / The Politico:
FCC readies for potential Net neutrality agenda
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discussion: Fast Company, 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 …
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.
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: techeblog.com
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: VatorNews
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 …
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 bards of red, green and yellow …
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.
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
 
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Stephan Seyboth / Google LatLong:
How ratings and reviews work on Google Places
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
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
The Bubble Isn't Bad News for Angel Investors Alone
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Andreas Constantinou / VisionMobile Blog:
Apps is the new Web: sowing the seeds for Web 3.0
Discussion: GigaOM Pro
Christopher Lawton / Wall Street Journal:
Indie App Stores Struggle
Discussion: BetaNews and IntoMobile
Royal Pingdom:
Mobile web usage highest in Asia and Africa