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4:20 PM ET, November 14, 2011


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Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple releases iTunes Match  —  Apple on Monday released a new version of iTunes that includes iTunes Match.  —  iTunes Match, will set you back $24.99 per year.  The software scans the content of your music library and matches it to the music available on the iTunes Store.
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Apple Launches iTunes Match: You Can Now Get Your Piracy Amnesty for Just $25/Year  —  Apple just launched iTunes Match, its cloud-based music backup and streaming service for iOS, Mac and PC.  With iTunes Match, users can store up to 25,000 of their own songs from iTunes in the cloud.
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Amazon Kindle Fire review  —  It seems like ages since Amazon introduced us to the $199 Fire at a hectic New York City event, but in truth that was only about six weeks ago.  Maybe our perception of time is warped because we've been hearing talk about this 7-inch Android tablet for months now.
Steven Levy / Wired:
Jeff Bezos Owns the Web in More Ways Than You Think  —  “What I'm about to show you,” Jeff Bezos says, “is the culmination of the many things we've been doing for 15 years.”  The CEO of, in regulation blue oxford shirt and jeans, is sitting in a conference room at his company's spiffy …
Paul Miller / The Verge:
Kindle Touch review
New York Times:
At Google X, a Top-Secret Lab Dreaming Up the Future  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — In a top-secret lab in an undisclosed Bay Area location where robots run free, the future is being imagined.  —  It's a place where your refrigerator could be connected to the Internet, so it could order groceries when they ran low.
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Exclusive: Lenovo to release a 10.1-inch Ice Cream Sandwich tablet with Tegra 3 by year's end  —  You wouldn't think a giant like Lenovo would stop at just three (or four) Android tablets now, would you?  In fact, a little birdie has informed us that said Chinese company will release …
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
GOLDMAN: Demand For The iPad Is Fading  —  Goldman Sachs analyst Bill Shope released a somewhat troubling report on Sunday for Apple bulls, saying demand for the iPad is fading.  —  He's not adjusting his estimates for iPad sales, but he does think Apple will have to do something to address the first hiccup in the iPad's growth.
Eugene V. DeFelice / Groklaw:
Barnes & Noble Exposes Microsoft's “Trivial” Patents and Strategy Against Android ~pj Updated  —  Barnes & Noble has done the world a tremendous favor, by pulling aside the curtain and revealing Microsoft's patent campaign tactics against Android in lurid detail.
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Vint Cerf: The government is going overboard in Internet copyright control  —  “When Bob and I started writing the specs for the Internet in 1973...”  —  Only a handful of people can start a sentence anything like that.  —  Today, Vint Cerf, one of the godfathers of the Internet …
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Got big data? Crunch it with Google's BigQuery
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Developers' Interest Growing in Windows Phone, Waning in BlackBerry  —  Mobile developers are very interested in Amazon's new Kindle Fire, intrigued by Windows Phone and disenchanted with the BlackBerry.  —  Those are some of the takeaways from the latest in a series of surveys from Appcelerator and IDC.
HOW MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLETS USE TWITTER  —  CONTENT ANALYSIS SHOWS AN EVOLVING RELATIONSHIP  —  Jesse Holcomb of PEJ, Kim Gross of George Washington University and Amy Mitchell of PEJ  —  For nearly every news organization, Twitter has become a regular part of the daily news outreach.
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Foursquare Badges Now Level Up  —  Foursquare has revamped its popular badge system in an effort to increase user engagement and encourage exploration.  —  Starting Monday, Foursquare's core 24 category badges will begin leveling up based on users' checkins.
Twitter Blog:
Once in a lifetime  —  Increasingly people flock to Twitter to discover information and connect around occurrences like natural disasters, sporting events and cultural moments.  And then there are times when Twitter is where you might go to experience an infrequent curiosity.
Discussion: The Next Web
Sherilynn Macale / The Next Web:
YouTube tests redesign highlighting Google+ videos, subscriptions & more  —  This morning, we received a tip pointing out some serious user interface redesigns on YouTube.  Don't rush off to take a peek just yet, though — the changes haven't been rolled out to everyone.
HTC to unveil quad-core tablet PC at MWC, says paper  —  HTC is likely to unveil a new Android-based tablet PC running on a quad-core CPU from Nvidia along with two new Android smartphones in February at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
Zach Honig / Engadget:
Sprint undercuts AT&T and Verizon with new Mobile Broadband data plans  —  Sprint just tossed some new data options our way for those of you who tend to [sip] gulp gigs of data each month.  Under the new plans, 6GB of data will run you $49.99, while an extra 30 bucks will let you boost consumption to 12GB …
Quentin Hardy / New York Times:
Arista Networks Founders Aim to Alter How Computers Connect  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif. — If nothing else, Arista Networks proves that two people can make more than $1 billion each building the Internet and still be worried about its reliability.  —  David Cheriton, a computer science professor …
Rachel Emma Silverman / Wall Street Journal:
Young Workers Like Facebook, Apple and Google  —  Young professionals want to work for Google, Apple and Facebook.  Investment banks?  Not so much.  —  About one in five young workers in the U.S. picked Google Inc. as a most desirable place to work according to a survey by Universum, an employment data and consulting firm.
Discussion: NBC Bay Area and Betabeat
Michael Kan / Computerworld:
Microsoft to preview Windows 8 Embedded in first quarter 2012  —  New version of Windows Embedded will be released in the quarters after Window 8 launches  —  Microsoft will start allowing developers to preview Windows 8 Embedded in the first quarter of next year, with plans to eventually release …
Discussion: eWeek, Softpedia News and SlashGear
Associated Press:
Schools grab .xxx sites to protect names from porn  —  (AP) ST. LOUIS - Schools nationwide, including The University of Missouri and Washington University, are snapping up .xxx domain names to avoid links of their names to porn sites.  —  The new address system is arriving soon for pornography providers …
Discussion: ZDNet, Digital Trends, Gizmodo and The Verge
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog:
Test suggests iPhone battery issue not a hardware problem  —  Summary: Software or configurational issue to blame, not hardware.  —  According to research carried out for my by an iPhone app developer, the battery issue that some iPhone 4 and 4S owners are experiencing is not, as some have suggested, related to the hardware.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Gizmodo and GMSV
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Bing Launches “Editors' Picks”  —  Bing has launched a new section named Editors' Picks.  —  Bing Editor's Picks is a collection of web pages grouped into topics, much like a web directory.  Yes, Bing Editor's picks is basically a limited version of the Yahoo Directory or Open Directory Project.
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