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11:25 AM ET, November 30, 2011

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Kate Rose / YouTube Blog:
Announcing YouTube Analytics - the next generation in Insight  —  Video can transcend language and cultural barriers.  It can showcase real human moments all across the globe, even the silly ones.  Take the video of the talking twin babies.  That video was shot in Brooklyn …
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 …
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 …
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Spotify to Offer Apps, Open Platform to Developers  —  Spotify AB will begin offering Facebook-style apps that add various features and functions to its popular online-music service, according to people in the music industry, a move that could differentiate the company amid growing competition …
James Kendrick / ZDNet:
Impending crisis for Microsoft: Office tablet pricing  —  Summary: If Microsoft is readying a version of Office for the iPad, it better be prepared for the ripple effect in its other business.  —  ZDNet reported yesterday that Microsoft is getting a version of Office ready for the iPad.
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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.
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: Mashable! and CNET News
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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
Our Commitment to the Facebook Community
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Mike Isaac / Gadget Lab:
One Year Later, Path ‘Personal Network’ App Still Brings the Love
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
FCC report slams AT&T's proposal to buy T-Mobile: the highlights  —  Although AT&T has withdrawn its application to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion while it regroups and evaluates its options, the FCC isn't letting it go without a spanking: the Commission and its staff have released …
Discussion: Macworld, mocoNews, BGR, Bloomberg and PhoneArena
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Kim Hart / The Politico:
FCC releases damning report on AT&T/T-Mobile deal
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Debuts The New Radian6-Powered Social Marketing And Monitoring Cloud  —  Radian6, which was acquired by Salesforce for $326 million earlier this year, has offered some of the world's largest brands a web-based social media monitoring platform.  Brands like Dell, GE, Southwest Airlines …
Kunal / Sammy Hub:
Samsung unveils Cortex-A15 2GHz Exynos 5250 SoC  —  Samsung has just unveiled a new System-on-chip (SoC) for future mobile devices.  It's the Exynos 5250 that boasts two Cortex-A15 chips clocked at 2GHz.  The dual-core Exynos 5250 is created using a 32nm-low power HKMG process and is said to double …
Brian Bergstein / Technology Review:
Mark Pincus on What Makes Zynga Hum: Short Attention Spans  —  A booming business in virtual goods adds up to huge profits for the online gaming company.  —  Online games company Zynga is planning to raise $1 billion by selling a small portion of its shares in an IPO that is expected to occur before the end of the year.
Graham Cluley / Naked Security:
United Nations hacked - email addresses and passwords leaked  —  Passwords and login details belonging to the United Nations have been published on the internet by a hacking group who believe that the UN is guilty of corruption.  —  The TeaMp0isoN hacking gang has leaked over one hundred usernames …
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Steve Jobs Was Right: Google IS Turning Into Microsoft  —  Last spring as Larry Page was preparing to retake the helm at Google, he asked Steve Jobs for advice.  —  Jobs told him to focus on fewer things and do them really well.  —  Jobs later recounted the conversation to his biographer Walter Isaacson.
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Sonos software updates bring Android tablet support, Slacker and Spotify upgrades  —  Wireless music streaming kingpins Sonos rolled out a number of software updates tonight, including System Software 3.6, which brings added controls to Sonos Wireless HiFi, integration with Slacker …
Dan Rayburn / StreamingMediaBlog.com:
Amazon Says It Has 20,000 CDN Customers; But What Does That Really Mean?  —  On Tuesday, Amazon announced via their AWS blog that the company now has 20,000 active customers for their CloudFront CDN service.  In addition, Amazon believes that their 20,000 customers would make Amazon CloudFront …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Whitman: HP Decision on webOS Coming Within Two Weeks  —  Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman just gave an interview to Le Figaro, a French newspaper, saying that a decision on what to do with HP's webOS software will come within the next two weeks.  —  Here's the key quote, courtesy of Google Translate:
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
The First Yahoo Bids Are Coming In, And They Look Pretty Low  —  At least two private equity groups placed bids on Yahoo today, and both bids valued the company at more than $20 billion.  —  A consortium led by Silver Lake bid $16.60 per share for a minority stake, according to Bloomberg.
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Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:   This Man Joined Marc Andreessen's Yahoo Meetings And Is A Likely CEO Candidate
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 …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Paul Allen calls for ‘open science’ and wider sharing of data  —  Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen makes the case for broader sharing of scientific data — an “open science” model - in a newly published opinion piece (subscription required) in the Wall Street Journal, drawing from the experiences …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Ultrabook prices may fall 5-10% in 1Q12, say makers  —  Acer, Asustek Computer and Toshiba are expected to lower retail prices for ultrabooks to below US$1,000 by the end of 2011, and with a US$100 marketing subsidy from Intel, prices may further drop 5-10% in first-quarter 2012, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Adobe Acquires Efficient Frontier To Boost Its Digital Marketing Solutions  —  Adobe this morning announced its acquisition of Efficient Frontier, a digital marketing company, without disclosing the financial terms of the deal.  —  Adobe says the acquisition of the company will enable …
Kyong-Ae Choi / MarketWatch:
Korean regulators raid Google's Seoul office  —  SEOUL (MarketWatch) — The Korean Fair Trade Commission on Wednesday raided the Seoul office of Google Inc. GOOG -0.89% as investigations into allegations of unfair trade practices in South Korea's mobile search-engine market continue, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Discussion: The Next Web
 
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Internet sales tax fight returns to Congress
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
‘Olive’ Aims To Be The First Feature-Length Smartphone-Shot Film In Theaters
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Micron to tap IBM chip-stacking tech for fast memory
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Stross: publishers' insistence on DRM “hands Amazon a stick with which to beat them”
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Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
A Proposal for E.U.-Wide Data Protection Regulation
Discussion: London Calling Blog and TechEye
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The Revolution According to Steve Jobs
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BlackBerry PlayBook gains root with DingleBerry
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Ben Grubb / Sydney Morning Herald:
Samsung tablet ban lifted
Steven M. Davidoff / DealBook:
Facebook May Be Forced to Go Public Amid Market Gloom
Discussion: Telegraph
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft enables Android and iOS users to experience Windows Phone 7... via the web
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Surprise! Microsoft's Dropbox And Google Apps Competitor No Longer Sucks
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Teardown
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Brian McClendon / The Official Google Blog:
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