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10:20 PM ET, November 29, 2011


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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
Our Commitment to the Facebook Community  —  I founded Facebook on the idea that people want to share and connect with people in their lives, but to do this everyone needs complete control over who they share with at all times.  —  This idea has been the core of Facebook since day one.
Federal Trade Commission:
Facebook Settles FTC Charges That It Deceived Consumers By Failing To Keep Privacy Promises  —  The social networking service Facebook has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
The Apologies of Zuckerberg: A Retrospective  —  At this point, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's pattern on privacy is clear.  Launch new stuff that pushes the boundaries of what people consider comfortable.  Apologize and assure users that they control their information, but rarely pull back entirely …
Discussion: CNET News
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Settlement With FTC Confirmed: Privacy Changes Must Be Opt In
Discussion: TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb
Eddie Kessler / The Official Google Blog:
The next stage in our redesign  —  Six months ago we started rolling out a new look and feel for Search, News, Maps, Translate, Gmail and a bunch of other products.  Our goal was to create a beautifully simple and intuitive user experience across Google.  —  We're now ready for the next stage …
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:   Google continues its massive facelift, intros new persistent nav bar (video)
Brian McClendon / The Official Google Blog:
A new frontier for Google Maps: mapping the indoors  —  “Where am I?” and “What's around me?” are two questions that cartographers, and Google Maps, strive to answer.  With Google Maps' “My Location” feature, which shows your location as a blue dot, you can see where you are on the map …
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Google Maps 6.0 hits Android, adds indoor navigation for retail and transit
Discussion: BGR and IntoMobile
Matt Hickey / The Daily:
Microsoft plans to get its Office software suite on the iPad  —  Microsoft is planning a version of its Office business app for the iPad, The Daily has learned.  —  According to sources, the tech giant is actively working on adapting its popular software suite for Apple's tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Teardown  —  It's here, it's here, it's finally here!  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the ice cream truck is driving up the street, playing its joyful tune.  We have our dollars ready, and we can't wait to grab ourselves some goodies.
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans:
Galaxy Nexus Getting Flash and AIR in December
Discussion: GottaBeMobile
Most Shared Articles on Facebook in 2011  —  We recently looked at the most shared articles on Facebook over the past year.  The stories range from cute to thought provoking and represent the type of news people have been sharing and discovering with friends in 2011.
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Siri's first real competition hits Android phones today [video]  —  Apple's Siri represents the birth of a new breed of voice-controlled smartphone assistant services, and it is only a matter of time before other companies begin to expand their offerings as a result.
Ray Walters / ExtremeTech:
Cluzee for Android tested: Another awful Siri clone
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Omar Shahine / The Windows Blog:
SkyDrive gets simple app-centric sharing for Office, powerful file management, HTML5 upload, other updates  —  Last week, we shared our approach to designing a personal cloud storage service for billions of people.  Today, we're excited to release an upgrade to to address key feedback.
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Surprise! Microsoft's Dropbox And Google Apps Competitor No Longer Sucks
Discussion: TechNet Blogs and Pocket-lint
Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
AT&T to Be Allowed to Pull T-Mobile Application  —  WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications Commission will approve AT&T Inc.'s request to pull its application for approval of its $39 billion deal to acquire T-Mobile USA, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday.  —  An FCC spokesman had no immediate comment.
Bob Sullivan / The Red Tape Chronicles:
Exclusive: Millions of printers open to devastating hack attack, researchers say  —  Could a hacker from half-way around the planet control your printer and give it instructions so frantic that it could eventually catch fire?  Or use a hijacked printer as a copy machine for criminals …
HP:   HP Refutes Inaccurate Claims; Clarifies on Printer Security
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
US judge orders hundreds of sites “de-indexed” from Google, Facebook  —  After a series of one-sided hearings, luxury goods maker Chanel has won recent court orders against hundreds of websites trafficking in counterfeit luxury goods.  A federal judge in Nevada has agreed that Chanel can seize …
Discussion: Engadget and ZDNet, Thanks:chadcat
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Researcher's Video Shows Secret Software on Millions of Phones Logging Everything  —  The Android developer who raised the ire of a mobile-phone monitoring company last week is on the attack again, producing a video of how the Carrier IQ software secretly installed on millions of mobile phones reports …
Discussion: The Register and The Verge
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft enables Android and iOS users to experience Windows Phone 7... via the web  —  Still tempted by the fruit of another?  If you're looking Microsoft's way, but aren't quite ready to toss your adoration for iOS or Android aside, the coders in Redmond are giving you an alternative to quitting cold turkey.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
This Man Joined Marc Andreessen's Yahoo Meetings And Is A Likely CEO Candidate  —  Reports surfaced last night that Marc Andreessen is considering taking a stake in Yahoo - and has even been meeting with Yahoo executives to discuss the turnaround.  —  Kara Swisher, who broke the news, says Andreessen would become executive chairman.
Jeffrey Meisner / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Xbox 360 Sells Nearly 1M Consoles in Biggest Week in Xbox History  —  Entering the seventh year of its lifecycle, Xbox 360 just closed the biggest sales week in the history of the hit digital entertainment system, selling more than 960,000 consoles in the U.S. during the week of Black Friday.
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Acer, Lenovo to launch quad-core tablet PCs  —  Acer and Lenovo are set to launch quad-core tablet PCs featuring Google's Android 4. (Ice Cream Sandwich) and Nvidia's Tegra 3 in the first quarter to compete against Asustek Computer, which has already launched its latest Eee Pad Transformer Prime …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
‘Key component’ said to be limiting Apple's iPhone 4S supply  —  Supply constraints remain Apple's only issue in meeting strong demand for the new iPhone 4S, with one new report claiming those constraints are being caused by limited availability of one crucial component.
Jonburke / News:
Introducing WordAds  —  Over the years one of the most frequent requests on has been to allow bloggers to earn money from their blog through ads.  We've resisted advertising so far because most of it we had seen wasn't terribly tasteful, and it seemed like Google's AdSense was the state-of-the-art, which was sad.
Joseph Ax / Reuters:
New York City can't tax Expedia, Priceline fees: court  —  (Reuters) - An appeals court on Tuesday struck down a 2009 New York City law imposing a tax on hotel-booking websites such as Expedia Inc (EXPE.O) and Inc (PCLN.O), the latest legal development in a battle playing out in cities across the country.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Shazam Reacquires Its Audio-Recognition Intellectual Property  —  Mobile music discovery platform Shazam is reacquiring the intellectual property it sold to music royalty outfit Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) back in 2005.  At the time, the startup had sold the IP, which involves Shazam's core …
Discussion: paidContent
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Steven M. Davidoff / DealBook:
Facebook May Be Forced to Go Public Amid Market Gloom
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Clear Channel to Keep Pandora Rival Ad-Free Through April 1
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft: More than 90 percent of Office 365 users are small businesses
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Amazon to Congress: No, Silk won't invade people's privacy
Discussion: Tech Daily Dose and eWeek
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog:
iTether is pulled from App Store
 Earlier Items: 
Russell Holly /
Security researcher responds to CarrierIQ with video proof
Discussion: Electronista, Thanks:mthwgeek
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Windows-on-ARM platform to join notebook competition in June 2013
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and Electronista, Thanks:michaelkroker
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Consumers' interest in Windows tablets plummets, study claims
Chipmakers Lose Billions as IPad Challenges Computers
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Techie Buzz and The Verge

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Roger Yu / USA Today:
Gannett to buy Milwaukee-based Journal Media Group for $280M in cash deal, expected to close in early 2016

Martin Vacher / Spotify:
Discover Weekly reaches one billion tracks streamed in 10 weeks

Piya Sinha-Roy / Reuters:
InStyle to send branded cardboard VR headsets to subscribers for its November 360-degree cover

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