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8:40 AM ET, November 13, 2011

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Fred Wilson / A VC:
Long Roadmaps  —  I interviewed Dennis Crowley yesterday at the NYU Entrepreneurs Festival.  I tweeted out the livestream so I'm sure some people were able to catch it live.  I hope they put the video up soon because Dennis was great and I think people will get a lot of value out of his thoughts …
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Michael Mace / Mobile Opportunity:
Lessons From the Failure of Flash: Greed Kills  —  Adobe's decision to stop development of mobile Flash has deservedly gotten a lot of attention online.  It's a sad story for Adobe and Flash developers: a dominating standard on the PC web failed to get traction in mobile, and will now be abandoned gradually in favor of HTML 5.
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Clarifications on Flash Player for Mobile Browsers, the Flash Platform, and the Future of Flash
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Kindle Fire could be hotter than iPad this holiday season, study finds  —  Amazon's upcoming Kindle Fire could be the hottest tablet on the market this holiday season, with demand that may even surpass Apple's blockbuster slate, the iPad 2.  Results from a recent survey published …
Discussion: Retrevo, Examiner and The Tech Trade
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Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
US court verdict ‘huge blow’ to privacy, says former WikiLeaks aide  —  Decision made to open Twitter account of Icelandic MP Birgitta Jonsdottir, who is taking the case to the Council of Europe  —  • Birgitta Jonsdottir: How the US Justice Department legally hacked my Twitter account
Jennifer Preston / New York Times:
Cain Camp Turns Google Searches to Its Benefit  —  Searching Google for information about “Cain Sharon Bialek” and other keywords related to the sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain?  —  Instead of the most recent news report popping up first on Wednesday …
Paul Hontz / The Startup Foundry:
Nasty Bug in iOS 5.0.1 OTA Update screws up Address Book on the iPhone 4S  —  I updated my iPhone 4S earlier today (using the OTA method), and I discovered a nasty bug.  My iPhone could no longer remember the names of any of my contacts!  I opened up the contacts app on my phone and discovered …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
The iPhone 5 Was Real, Says A Source Who Played With A Prototype  —  Remember how disappointed everyone was back in October when Apple announced an iPhone 4S and not an iPhone 5?  —  Everyone had been led to believe by scores of reports that there would be a revolutionary new iPhone with a bigger screen and a new slimmer look.
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
People Now Watch Videos Nearly 30 Percent Longer On Tablets Than Desktops  —  It may come as no surprise, but Americans are watching more and more online video.  In fact, they're practically jonesin' for it.  According to comScore's numbers, 182 million Americans watched online video content in September …
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Jason Kennedy / ExtremeTech:
Linux Mint: The new Ubuntu?  —  In the Linux world, a war has been raging for a couple years.  At stake are the hearts and minds of its user base, the combatants the various distributions of Linux itself.  For some time, Ubuntu Linux has been the clear leader in the fight, amassing more users than any other.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple says stop using first-generation iPod nano due to battery overheating, opens worldwide replacement program  —  Apple has opened up a replacement program for the first-generation iPod nano due to overheating issues.  These affected units were sold between September 2005 and December 2006 …
Rebecca Giblin / iTnews:
How litigation only spurred on P2P file sharing  —  Analysis: Did the content industry lose the legal battle?  —  Do you remember back in 2001 when Napster shut down its servers?  US courts found Napster Inc was likely to be liable for the copyright infringements of its users.
Discussion: Slashdot
Kevin Sexton / The Verge:
Kobo Touch with Offers costs $99.99, adds ads  —  The Kobo Touch e-reader will soon be available for $40 less thanks to a new version with Offers.  Just like on Amazon's Kindle, ads will populate the lock screen and a sliver at the bottom of the homescreen.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Google Music's New Service Set to Launch, Without All the Music  —  Google, which tried to launch a music service earlier this year but couldn't get all of the big music labels on board, is ready to try it again.  But it still doesn't have all of the big music labels on board.
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Thomas Houston / The Verge:
Google Music ‘These Go to Eleven’ event announced for November 16th
 
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