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10:15 AM ET, November 16, 2011

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Nancy Gohring / Macworld:
Venture capitalist: Jobs wanted own network with unlicensed spectrum  —  Steve Jobs initially hoped to create his own network with the unlicensed spectrum that Wi-Fi uses rather than work with the mobile operators, said wireless industry legend John Stanton.
Thomas Houston / The Verge:
Microsoft Socl: inside the company's secret social network (exclusive)  —  Earlier this summer, a teaser page appeared at Socl.com revealing Tulalip, an oddly named service from Microsoft promising a new way to “Find what you need and Share what you know.”  Facebook and Twitter sign-ins were offered …
Bloomberg:
Google Music Store Chases Apple's ITunes  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) is entering the online music market almost a decade too late to pose a threat to Apple Inc. (AAPL), the largest seller of songs on the Web.  —  The service, scheduled to be unveiled at a Google event in Los Angeles today …
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iFixit:
Amazon Kindle Fire Teardown  —  Amazon proposes to offer users a full media experience with their $199 tablet.  It didn't take long until we decided to see what they crammed inside this value package.  Did this teardown kindle a fiery passion for gadget disassembly in you?
Electronista:
HP gets into ultrabooks with nine-hour Folio 13  —  HP Folio 13 claims ultrabook battery record  —  HP formally launched itself into the ultrabook space early Wednesday with the Folio 13.  The 13.3-inch system is “less than” 0.7 inches thick and, while heavier than the MacBook Air at 3.3 pounds …
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Surur / WMPoweruser:
Nokia hints at higher-end Lumia handset, confirms Windows 8 tablets by June 2012  —  The head of Nokia France it seems has loose lips.  —  Talking to French LesEchos newspaper he spoke of Nokia's plan to boost their market share of the French market from their current 16% back to 22% (close to the 25% they had 2 years ago).
Brad Molen / Engadget:
HTC Zeta rendered, rumored to pack 2.5GHz quad-core CPU and Ice Cream Sandwich  —  Ready for today's grain of salt?  We just got handed imagery and specs of a possible HTC device in the works codenamed the Zeta.  It's a quad-core handset, much like the Edge that was leaked last week …
BBC:
Scientists boost battery strength with small holes  —  Batteries built from the novel material mix could be fully charged from flat in 15 minutes  —  Batteries for phones and laptops could soon recharge ten times faster and hold a charge ten times larger than current technology allows.
Robert Scoble / Google+:
Why I'm treating startups more critically lately  —  I've noticed that lately I'm treating startups much more critically.  Today I chewed into an entrepreneur who was pitching me a new thing that was sort of like Oink, or maybe it was Foursquare, or maybe it was Foodspotting.
Steven M. Davidoff / DealBook:
The Wisest Entrepreneurs Know How to Preserve Equity  —  So you want to be an Internet billionaire.  It's not just about having a great idea and building a world-class business at light speed.  —  A review of recent initial public offering filings for Internet start-ups shows that the founders …
Discussion: Business Insider
Bill Gurley / abovethecrowd.com:
You Don't Have To Tweet To Twitter  —  Frequent comparisons to Facebook leave many confused about the true value of Twitter.  “In a brand new direction A change of perception On a brand new trajection” [Disclosure: Benchmark Capital is a major investor in Twitter, and my partner Peter Fenton sits on the Twitter BOD.]
Discussion: TechCrunch
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Wow: Intel unveils 1 teraflop chip with 50-plus cores  —  I thought the prospect of quad-core tablet computers was exciting.  —  Then I saw Intel's latest — a 1 teraflop chip, with more than 50 cores, that Intel unveiled today, running it on a test machine at the SC11 supercomputing conference in Seattle.
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Sony Considers Internet Rival to Cable TV  —  Sony Corp. is considering launching an Internet-based alternative to cable-TV service, say people familiar with the situation, the latest threat to cable and satellite operators that now dominate pay television.  —  The Japanese electronics …
Alison Flood / Guardian:
Amazon's Kindle lending library is contract breach, say US authors  —  Authors Guild says online retailer is using ‘brute economic power’ to push books into scheme without proper permissions  —  American authors are up in arms about Amazon's new Kindle lending library, accusing the online retailer of …
Ben Folk-Williams / Digg Blog:
Some Charts Are Wrong aka An Update on Digg Traffic  —  From time to time at Digg we see speculation on our traffic based on “estimated data,” and ominous prognostication of what it means.  But the story is pretty different if you're looking at the actual data.
Discussion: WebProNews and Pulse2
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Speak Out Against SOPA: Send Congress A Physical Letter In Just A Few Clicks  —  The web community is currently in an apprehensive uproar over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which threatens to create an Internet blacklist that operates at the DNS level in a misguided attempt to curb piracy.
Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
Servicemesh nets $15 million for enterprise software push  —  Servicemesh snagged $15 million in venture money from Ignition Partners to fuel its enterprise software push.  Ignition partner Frank Artale will join Servicemesh's board.  —  The four-year-old company focuses …
Dylan Tweney / VentureBeat:
Zappos founder launches RNKD to connect brands and the people who love them (video)  —  Zappos founder Nick Swinmurn wants to see a picture of everything in your closet.  —  In return, he'll give you badges and even discounts on clothing brands that you love.  —  He's not a creep (as far as I know).
Discussion: Social Markets and CNET News
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Visa Names Its New PayPal-Like Digital Wallet Service “V.me”  —  The brand that consumers will see when Visa's digital wallet launches early next year won't be the Visa logo.  —  The payments company will be using the name V.me to differentiate it from its more well-known services found …
Discussion: Pulse2 and SlashGear
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Miramax Is The Latest To Ink A Deal With Netflix For UK Launch  —  Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) is picking up some more momentum for its UK and Ireland launch, scheduled for early next year.  The streaming video company has now added film studio Miramax to its list of content partners …
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet unboxing and hands-on (video)  —  Look what we got in our grubby hands — it's the new Nook Tablet, Barnes & Noble's attempt to elbow in on this holiday season's crowded tablet landscape.  At $249, the slate is being positioned as a direct competitor to Amazon's budget Kindle Fire.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Boxee Box Live TV dongle shipping for $49 in January 2012, pre-orders open today  —  No point in hiding in plain view, eh?  Boxee has just affirmed that the leaked Live TV dongle is legit, and it'll be splashing down on North American shores in January.  The Boxee Box Live TV dongle …
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
Chatter in China: Multinationals turn to Weibo  —  (Reuters) - What do the International Monetary Fund, Louis Vuitton and Unilever have in common?  —  They are the among a clutch of Westerns institutions to join Weibo, China's most popular microblogging platform operated by Sina Corp …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Tor launches do-it-yourself privacy bridge in Amazon cloud  —  The Tor Project, the development team behind the Tor anonymizing network, has developed a version of its software packaged for Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud.  Tor Cloud provides a way for users of the network to create a “bridge” …
Discussion: TechFlash
Michael Geist Blog:
The CRTC's UBB Decision: Bell Loses But Do Consumers Win?  —  The CRTC released its much anticipated decision on usage based billing this afternoon, rejecting the wholesale UBB model that came within weeks of taking effect and Bell's revised Aggregated Volume Pricing model …
Discussion: Engadget, crtc.gc.ca and Telecom Trends
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Otellini: Windows 8, touch-based ultrabooks a pair  —  Intel CEO Paul Otellini speaking at the Intel Capital Global Summit.  Touch-based ultrabooks are major focus in 2012.  —  HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—Intel CEO Paul Otellini said today at an Intel conference that touch-based ultrathin …
Discussion: Microsoft News and Neowin.net
 
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Devidutta Tripathy / Reuters:
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