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4:15 PM ET, November 16, 2011

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Matthew Izatt / Official Gmail Blog:
Gmail app for iOS available in the App Store (again)  —  Two weeks ago, we introduced our Gmail app for iOS.  Unfortunately it contained a bug which broke notifications and displayed an error message, so we removed it from the App Store.  We've fixed the bug and notifications are now working, and the app is back in the App Store.
Rainey Reitman / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Internet Community Shut Out of Stop Online Piracy Act Hearing - Again  —  Internet Community Shut Out of Stop Online Piracy Act Hearing - Again  —  This morning, EFF's staff and concerned netizens across the country tuned into the live webcast of the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261).
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Tumblr Takes Fight Against SOPA Up A Notch, ‘Censors’ User Dashboards  —  Congress is in the process of kneecapping the web as we know it with a House bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act (a similar bill, called the Protect IP Act, is in the Senate).  In a misguided attempt to curb piracy on the web …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
A Look At The Testimony Given At Today's SOPA Lovefest Congressional Hearings... With A Surprise From MasterCard  —  We already know that today's SOPA hearings for the House Judiciary Committee are totally stacked in favor of the bill.  But with the hearings getting underway, we wanted to dive in and look at what's about to be said.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
At Web censorship hearing, Congress guns for “pro-pirate” Google
Kenneth Pennington / BriefMobile:
Amazon Releases Kindle Fire Source Code  —  Developers looking to “hack it up” with Amazon's latest, greatest, and only Android-powered tablet can now download the source code behind the Kindle Fire.  In order to comply with Android licensing agreements, Amazon's required to release this code for external developers.
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 …
Byron Acohido / USA Today:
Facebook tracking is under scrutiny  —  In recent weeks, Facebook has been wrangling with the Federal Trade Commission over whether the social media website is violating users' privacy by making public too much of their personal information.  —  Far more quietly, another debate is brewing …
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Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
Senate to hold hearing on Facebook tracking
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Samsung modified and relaunched Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany, may steer clear of design right infringement  —  In its intellectual property spat with Apple, Samsung proves resilient, perseverant, and courageous.  If there ever was any doubt about those virtues (not on my part anyway) …
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.
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Evernote Takes On Web Reading With Clearly  —  Evernote, an application that has gained momentum by providing an easy way for people to quickly capture things they want to remember, is determined to branch out past its humble note-taking origins.  —  First, the company bought Skitch …
xda-developers:
The Rootkit Of All Evil - CIQ  —  And the spy and invasion of privacy saga continues, but this time XDA Recognized Developer TrevE seems to have hit the very core of most of what is happening with devices.  You may recall from a few articles back that we started talking about something called CIQ or Carrier iQ.
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 …
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).
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Nook Tablet limits internal storage for non-B&N purchased content to 1GB  —  Well, this is definitely a bummer.  Barnes & Noble has spent a fair amount of time talking up all of the Nook Tablet's internal advantages over the Kindle Fire, a list that includes 16GB of storage to the Fire's 8GB.
Michael A. Prospero / LAPTOP Magazine:
Serious MacBook Envy: HP Launches Redesigned Envy 15 and 17  —  There's no denying that the redesigned Envy 15 and 17 look a lot like the MacBook Pro.  And we're not complaining.  For the first time in three years, HP has done a major overhaul of its premium notebook line.
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 …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Few AT&T iPhone Users Fleeing to Verizon, Sprint  —  Though you might assume otherwise, the iPhone's debut on rival networks Verizon and Sprint hasn't really fazed AT&T. In fact, the carrier doesn't seem to miss the iPhone exclusivity it once had at all.  Nor does it have reason to …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Former Myspace CEO Mike Jones Brings the Science of Start-Ups to Los Angeles  —  Many Web entrepreneurs hoping for a big next act have started a labs company so they can incubate many ideas rather than pick just one — examples include Twitter founder Evan Williams's Obvious …
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).
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 …
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Qualcomm announces a slew of new Snapdragon processors, upgrades, mobile games  —  It's shaping up to be a busy morning for Qualcomm.  The San Diego-based mobile chipmaker issued a bunch of announcements today, including a number of additions to its S4 line of next-generation processors.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.]
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
DataSift Launches Powerful Twitter Data Analysis And Business Intelligence Platform  —  DataSift, a big data business intelligence and analysis platform for Twitter, is finally opening its doors today to the U.S. public.  DataSift was born out of Tweetmeme and was announced at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco a year ago.
 
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