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3:25 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 …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
YouTube's Big Live Debut: Pretty Small  —  Did you watch YouTube Live last night?  Odds are you didn't.  The video site's first attempt at a live-streamed event — a sort of awards show + concert - seems to have drawn a peak audience of about 700,000 people, if the folks at Mogulus are interpreting Akamai's data correctly.
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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 …
YouTube Blog:
YouTube Live: It's On!
Discussion: Mashable! and TechCrunch
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.
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.
Discussion: DSLreports, Laughing Squid and Engadget
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Deborah Gage / San Francisco Chronicle:
Tough times in Silicon Valley, but some hiring  —  The good times are rolling to a halt in Silicon Valley, at least for awhile.  —  Since the stock market crashed, many of the area's biggest employers - including Cisco, Intel, Applied Materials, AMD, Microsoft, Intuit, Sun Microsystems …
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 …
Tim Arango / New York Times:
After Disney, Eisner Finds a Home Online  —  ON a Friday morning in September, Michael D. Eisner was in a television studio on the East Side of Manhattan, asking Robert L. Nardelli, the chairman of Chrysler, whether he nursed a grudge against Jack Welch for passing him over for the top job at General Electric eight years ago.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
 
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Jack Hitt / New York Times:
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Getting Serious About Classifieds; May Relaunch This Year
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Connecticut drops felony charges against Julie Amero, four years after her arrest
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