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1:25 PM ET, November 23, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Project Palantir: Beautiful Visualization Of People Connecting  —  A group of Facebook engineers - Jack Lindamood, Kevin Der and Dan Weatherford - have created a small project called Palantir at a Facebook Hackathon event.  The project is named after The palantír of Orthanc …
Discussion: Webware.com and MediaFuturist
Fred / A VC:
A Lost Decade - But Not For Everyone  —  One of the best posts I read this week was from Fortune's Andy Serwer.  In it, he noted: … I've been thinking about that since I read it midweek.  A lost decade in which if you owned the Dow, you'd have lost money on stocks.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Relies On Akamai To Stream YouTube Live; 700,000 Concurrent Viewers  —  Speculation was rampant the last few weeks that Google had to rely on a third party content delivery network to make the YouTube Live live concert stream properly at scale.  Despite the fact that Google …
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Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Live in Air: 10 Things You Need To Know About In Flight Wi-Fi  —  I'm live from Virgin America's Beta run of their Wi-Fi service, over San Francisco, and there are a few things you should know about how its going to work when most airlines go live in 2009.  And yes, I am posting this live from 15k feet over the Pacific Ocean.
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RyeBrye / RyeBlog:
G1 Multitouch Proof-of-Concept Video  —  Last night, I hacked together a quick proof-of-concept video to show those who aren't inclined to read the debug logs the multitouch capabilities of the G1.  —  Rather than go the proper route, where the multiple finger events would get pushed …
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo:
iPhone Firmware 2.2 Jailbroken!  QuickPwn 2.2 Released!  —  Once again, anything Apple can make, the enterprising Dev Team can break: the brand-new firmware 2.2 has been jailbroken.  QuickPwn should take care of everything, unless you're one of those unfortunate owners of the second-generation iPod touch …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
It's Not Over: We are “the change we need.”  —  Like a lot of people, I was feeling a bit of post-partum letdown after the election.  Those of us who were really engaged, following the polls, making calls to undecided voters, arguing out the merits of the candidates, experienced a bit of a vacuum after the election.
Jack Hitt / New York Times:
Multiscreen Mad Men  —  I. THE END OF FLOW  —  Jack Hitt: I read a study recently suggesting that Americans now swim through most of their day looking at some kind of screen — screens on their cellphones, on their desks, in their kitchens, everything from digital billboards on the highway …
Discussion: Alley Insider, Lost Remote and /Message
Leslie Berlin / New York Times:
Lessons of Survival, From the Dot-Com Attic  —  IN 2002, after the dot-com bubble burst, most people were trying hard to forget the preceding years of seemingly irrational entrepreneurial exuberance.  But not David Kirsch.  —  Mr. Kirsch, a professor of strategy and entrepreneurship …
Dr. Wreck / phoneWreck:
BlackBerry Storm - Review and Teardown  —  For full teardown analyses, bill of materials, and pictures, hit up the wiki: http://www.phonewreck.com/wiki/ index.php?title=BlackBerry_Storm  —  Being another first for BlackBerry, RIM has delved into the widely competed touchscreen market.
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
White G1 makes its appearance in T-Mobile stores  —  Fancy yourself sporting a white G1 instead of the somewhat drab black and brown models that currently grace the shelves of T-Mobile?  If you do, it looks your wait might soon be over as we got our hands on some images showing a white T-Mobile G1 in action.
Rick Green / CT Confidential:
Connecticut drops felony charges against Julie Amero, four years after her arrest  —  The unbelievable story of Julie Amero concluded quietly Friday afternoon at Superior Court in Norwich, with the state of Connecticut dropping four felony pornography charges.
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Getting Serious About Classifieds; May Relaunch This Year
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