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4:40 PM ET, November 20, 2011

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Molly Wood / CNET News:
How Facebook is ruining sharing  —  CEO Mark Zuckerberg describes how Facebook will connect people to media based on the strengths of their connections to other people.  —  I'm afraid to click any links on Facebook these days.  —  No, it's got nothing to do with the spam attack and the flood …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Facebook's Seamless Sharing is Wrong  —  Facebook recently instituted a new program that makes it easy for 3rd party websites and services to automatically post links about your activity elsewhere back into Facebook and the newsfeeds of your friends.  It's called Seamless Sharing and there's …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook and the Age of Curation Through Unsharing  —  Facebook's Open Graph is ushering in a monumental shift in how we curate what we share.  Curation used to mean opting in to sharing.  You found or did something you thought your audience would care about, and you went to the trouble of sharing it.
Discussion: @malliegator and @joshconstine, Thanks:malliegator
Tim Bradshaw / FT Tech Hub:
The unexpected impact of Facebook's “seamless sharing” on newspaper sites  —  Mark Zuckerberg said in September that Facebook's new sharing tools for music, video and news would “transform” the media world, with the social network “rethinking the whole way the news industry works”.
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
Galaxy Nexus & Ice Cream Sandwich: Initial Performance Analysis  —  The road to Google's Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is finally nearing its destination.  As of yesterday, the Samsung made Galaxy Nexus went on sale in the UK.  Its arrival in the US on Verizon is imminent …
Don Clark / Digits:
Oracle Says H-P and Intel Secretly Propped Up Dead Chip  —  Oracle added what it characterized as a damning new allegation against Hewlett-Packard in a vitriolic legal battle.  But the bigger issue may be just how long this fight will go on.  —  At the heart of the case is Itanium …
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
On the Move in New York's Thriving Tech Sector  —  WHEN the tech firm Yipit moved last month from General Assembly, a communal office campus on 20th Street and Broadway, to its own loft space on 18th Street and Fifth Avenue, its 14 employees simply grabbed their coffee cups and MacBook Airs and did the job on foot.
Discussion: The Next Web
Wall Street Journal:
Document Trove Exposes Surveillance Methods  —  Documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal open a rare window into a new global market for the off-the-shelf surveillance technology that has arisen in the decade since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Discussion: PC World, AllThingsD and Digits
Rafe Blandford / All About Windows Phone:
Windows Phone Marketplace passes 40,000 apps  —  After celebrating its first anniversary by passing the 35,000 app mark in mid October, the Windows Phone Marketplace has now passed the 40,000 app and games submission mark.  Content is being added at the rate of 165 items per day.
Electronista:
Nikon D800 spotted with 36-megapixel sensor, superior video  —  Nikon D800 seen live for first time  —  Nikon's upcoming D800 has been seen in the field for the first time through a new leak Saturday night.  The full-frame camera should be smaller and lighter than the D700 but …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
PlayStation Home lets friends watch free movies together now, UStream and radio next month  —  Sony's recently redesigned PlayStation Home project has always been about bringing online social experiences to the PS3 that mirror their real-world counterparts: hanging out in your apartment with friends …
Discussion: Electronista and PlayStation Blog
John P. Mello Jr. / PC World:
Publisher Drops Copyright Claim, Favors Fair Use  —  Fair use online is recognized when a newspaper plaintiff drops its appeal in a case pushed by third-party copyright enforcer.  —  If you've ever copied an excerpt from an online publication and pasted it in a public place on the Internet …
 
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