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1:55 PM ET, November 28, 2010


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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
WikLeaks Reports It Is Under A Denial Of Service Attack  —  @wikileaks  —  We are currently under a mass distributed denial of service attack.  —  about 1 hour ago via webRetweet  —  A lot of people, including many governments, have problems with WikiLeaks, the site dedicated to publishing sensitive and often classified documents.
New York Times:
Cables Shine Light Into Secret Diplomatic Channels  —  WASHINGTON — A cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them from the past three years, provides an unprecedented look at backroom bargaining by embassies around the world, brutally candid views …
Tal Ater / Green Any Site:
Is Facebook Preparing to Launch Video Chatting In a Partnership with Skype?  —  While working on the Green Any Site facebook application, and digging around facebook, I noticed a curious little object in their code which wasn't there a few days ago.  —  The object, which is simply called VideoChat …
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Google TV Already In Trouble?  Sony Offering 25% Off Blu-ray Google TV Units  —  Google TV might be in a bit of a pickle if a Best Buy and Sony sale is any indication.  The platform launched a few weeks ago with the Logitech Revue and Sony Internet TV.  Both are loaded with the same system …
David Segal / New York Times:
For DecorMyEyes, Bad Publicity Is a Good Thing  —  SHOPPING online in late July, Clarabelle Rodriguez typed the name of her favorite eyeglass brand into Google's search bar.  —  In moments, she found the perfect frames — made by a French company called Lafont — on a Web site that looked snazzy …
Robert X. Cringely / I, Cringely:
The Decline and Fall of E-Mail  —  I have in my computer every e-mail message I have sent or received since 1992.  Minus the obvious spam, this database comes to about half a million messages from people as varied (or similar, if you think about it) as Larry Ellison and Larry Flynt.
EE Times:
Quantum hard drives on the horizon  —  Quantum hard drives on the horizon  —  PORTLAND, Ore. — The California Institute of Technology has demonstrated that quantum entanglement can simultaneously transfer whole blocks of quantum information, providing a proof-of-concept for future quantum HDs.
Discussion: Engadget and Electronista
Fred / A VC:
Chasing Returns  —  I've spent much of this long weekend curled up on the couch reading Too Big To Fail, Andrew Ross Sorkin's history of the financial crisis of 2008.  I've wanted to read this book since it came out last year but it took me a while to get to it.  I'm enjoying it very much.
Electronista: shuts down Dec. 17, online distros going away  —  The Symbian Foundation late on Friday posted a warning that it would shut down its websites and its online distribution of source code on December 17.  The move follows Nokia's takeover of development and will see all code …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Sites With Government Seized Domains Are Moving On, On Twitter  —  Last week while everyone was waiting for the COICA bill to move through Congress, the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency one upped the Attorney General and seized domain names from a group of over 70 copyright infringing websites.
Discussion: GRANDGOOD
Steve Blank:
When It's Darkest Men See the Stars  —  This Thanksgiving it might seem that there's a lot less to be thankful for.  One out of ten of Americans is out of work.  The common wisdom says that the chickens have all come home to roost from a disastrous series of economic decisions including outsourcing …
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans:
Rovio: Over 7 Million People Helping Those Angry Birds Out on Android; Christmas Update Coming  —  Rovio's been fielding questions on their Twitter account from users in a conversation that went from inquiries about a Christmas add-on to why Angry Birds is free on Android and not on other platforms.
Michael B. McLaughlin / Bob Taco Industries:
My Thoughts On “ChevronWP7”  —  Today (well, yesterday now) was Thanksgiving here in the U.S. In addition to doing my traditional family things (making and eating a large, Turkey-centered dinner), I found some time to pop on to the computer.  To my dismay I saw that the #WP7 hashtag on Twitter …
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Brad Stone / Business Week:
What's in Amazon's Box? Instant Gratification
Om Malik / GigaOM:
No Hiccups. Online Shopping Off To A Good Start
Discussion: CNET News, Thanks:blogfisher
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Add a Friend Without Knowing Their Name with Facebook's Updated Find Friends Browser
Discussion: All Facebook
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Joanna Stern / Engadget:
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