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6:50 AM ET, November 21, 2011

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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The Facebook Freaky Line  —  It seems everyone is getting freaked out by Facebook once again.  Molly Wood at CNET says that Facebook's automatic sharing features are ruining sharing.  That got everyone to pile on over on Techmeme.  —  First, what does this automatic sharing feature (otherwise known as “frictionless sharing") do?
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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.
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Feature: Can the iPhone 4S replace a “real” digital camera?  Ars investigates  —  When Apple announced the iPhone 4S, the company certainly talked up the improvements made to the smartphone's integrated camera hardware.  With 8 megapixels of resolution, a redesigned lens …
Discussion: @nytimesbits
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Oh, You Don't Have A Galaxy Nexus Yet?  Because Woz Does.  —  Woz Spotting.  It's something of a tradition amongst tech circles — or, at least, amongst my particularly geeky tech circle.  Any time someone spots Woz wozzin' his way around the Valley, it feels weird not to tell everyone you know.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of Amazon's Prime moves  —  Membership ain't what it used to be.  —  Two years ago, I signed up for Amazon's Prime program.  $79 a year for unlimited two-day shipping.  It was a tailor-made program for someone like me who bought everything from printer paper to lawnmowers online.
E.B. Boyd / Fast Company:
LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman On Groupon's Big Advantage: Big Data  —  Fast Company is traveling with LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman (above, center) as part of “Silicon Valley Comes to the UK” (SVC2UK) this week.  In part two of our interview with him (part one is here), Hoffman talks about how big data …
Discussion: PSFK
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.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
The trials and tribulations of HTML video in the post-Flash era  —  Adobe reversed course on its Flash strategy after a recent round of layoffs and restructuring, concluding that HTML5 is the future of rich Internet content on mobile devices.  Adobe now says it doesn't intend to develop …
Discussion: The Register
activepolitic.com:
France to tax the internet to pay for music  —  A new tax in France is aimed at ISPs.  They want to tax isps to help pay for the CNM (Centre National de la Musique) which is an government organization that provides opportunities and funding for music and cultural events.
Discussion: SlashGear and Slashdot
David Strom / ReadWriteWeb:
Go Daddy Has Lion's Share of IPv6 Address Space  —  The surprising results of an IPv6 census conducted by the Measurement Factory and sponsored by Infoblox are that the lion's share of actual working IPv6 nodes are being hosted by Go Daddy.  I know, any excuse to plug their spokesmodel Danica Patrick …
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 …
New York Times:
For Their Children, Many E-Book Fans Insist on Paper  —  Print books may be under siege from the rise of e-books, but they have a tenacious hold on a particular group: children and toddlers.  Their parents are insisting this next generation of readers spend their early years with old-fashioned books.
 
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Cade Metz / Wired Enterprise:
Man Survives Steve Ballmer's Flying Chair To Build ‘21st Century Linux’
Chelsea Prince / Inside Facebook:
TrustedID Acquires Unsubscribe.com and its Social Monitor Application
Bloomberg:
Gates May Face Cross-Examination at Trial Over Novell 1994 Monopoly Claims
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Eyeing Deal Flow, Bain Capital Ventures Heads West; Opens Silicon Valley Office
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Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
The Apple Wireless Carrier (Part 2)
Discussion: AppleInsider
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Richard Lawler / Engadget:
PlayStation Home lets friends watch free movies together now, UStream and radio next month
Discussion: PC Magazine and Electronista
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
On the Move in New York's Thriving Tech Sector
John P. Mello Jr. / PC World:
Publisher Drops Copyright Claim, Favors Fair Use
Wall Street Journal:
Document Trove Exposes Surveillance Methods
Discussion: PC World, memeburn and The Next Web
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Galaxy Nexus & Ice Cream Sandwich: Initial Performance Analysis
 

 
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