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1:00 PM ET, November 14, 2011

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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.
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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 Amazon.com, 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 …
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.
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Paul Sloan / CNET News:
Jack Dorsey: Twitter's business model based on ‘serendipity’
Discussion: CNNMoney.com
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.
Journalism.org:
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.
DigiTimes:
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.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog:
Tests 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 and Gizmodo, Thanks:the_pc_doc
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.
Agam Shah / PC World:
Intel Peaks on PC Performance With New Six-core Chip  —  Intel on Monday announced what it called its fastest chip to date for PCs, the six-core Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition processor, which is based on the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture and designed for use in high-end desktops.
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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: CNET News
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
AOL Has A Profitable Mobile Business, But It's Not Because Of Apps Or Ads  —  AOL (NYSE: AOL) has banked a lot of its fortunes on selling advertising around a group of high-traffic web properties.  But just as it still derives a large part of its online revenues from its legacy internet access business …
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac:
Mac sales up 19.6 percent in Western Europe, Samsung chasing Apple in UK  —  Apple's Mac business has been growing steadily pretty much everywhere, especially in China.  The United States has long been Apple's #1 market, but that's not to say the Mac doesn't keep on chugging along in other markets as well.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Disney Acquires “Sophisticated” Mommy Blog Platform Babble Media  —  Disney, which has been busy reorganizing its interactive group, is buying Babble Media, a New York-based parenting platform that features several hundred mom bloggers.  —  The entertainment giant declined …
Discussion: Business Insider and paidContent
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Following Founder's Passing, Diaspora Opens Redesigned Alpha To Invitees  —  Diaspora sent out a new round of invites to a redesigned alpha version of its open source social network today.  The invites came just before the saddening news broke that 22 year old founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy had recently passed away.
Discussion: The Register and lalawag
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Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Diaspora Co-Founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy Passes Away At 22
 
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Improved Snippets, Rank Boost For “Official” Pages Among 10 New Google Algorithm Changes
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Formspring Launching A “Favorites” Directory, Starts Looking Like A Real Social Network
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
IAC's Crowded Room location app asks where you might go
Discussion: VatorNews, AllThingsD and Betabeat
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
VeriFone Buys European Payments Processing Company Point For Over $1 Billion
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Samsung: We won't try to block iPhone 4S sales in S. Korea
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Cray to Take On Supercomputer After IBM's Exit
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Alistair Barr / Reuters:
Groupon plans bigger holiday push this year
Discussion: TechCrunch and VentureBeat
Kenneth Rapoza / Security:
Russia, The Next Silicon Valley?
James Temple / San Francisco Chronicle:
LinkedIn, others show why transparency is needed
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Microsoft's Search Efforts Look Increasingly Futile As Google Gains Share For Second Month In A Row
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