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8:10 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.
Discussion: NewTeeVee, TechBays and Reel Pop
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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 …
Brandon / Geek Condition:
Gmail Security Flaw Proof of Concept  —  Is it possible for someone to create a malicious filter without having access to your Gmail username and password?  No, however, they can force you to create the filter without your knowledge.  —  The blogosphere is buzzing about a Gmail Security Flaw …
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.
Chris / LiveSide:
Microsoft takes control of Kumo.com domain - watch out for the Live Search rebrand  —  A few months ago Mary Jo Foley got a tip about some new brand names that were being considered for Live Search.  One of these, Kumo, jumped out at us due to the sheer scale of TLDs that had been acquired during 2008 …
Discussion: All about Microsoft
Will Park / IntoMobile:
iPhone and iPhone 3G jailbreak guide - Pwnage Tool 2.2 jailbreaks iPhone 2.2 OS!  —  The iPhone 2.2 OS has been jailbroken via PwnageTool 2.2 and QuickPWN 2.2!  But, you have to update your iPhone 3G using Pwnage Tool if you plan to someday unlock your iPhone 3G.
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Fred / A VC:
My Techmeme Obsession  —  Just over a year ago, I wrote a post explaining that Techmeme was moving from highlighting the work of individual tech bloggers to the work of professionally produced tech blogs.  In that post, I bemoaned the fact that I had been knocked off of the techmeme leaderboard along …
Discussion: Scobleizer and TomsTechBlog.com
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.
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 …
Alex Dobuzinskis / Reuters:
Sony's Crackle.com set to roll out new Web shows  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Web site owned by Sony Corp is expected on Monday to unveil a slew of new Internet programs in the latest move by a division of a major media company to bolster online entertainment.
Discussion: CNET News
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.
 
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David Meyer / CNET News:
Kernel vulnerability found in Vista
Discussion: digg.com
Tim Arango / New York Times:
After Disney, Eisner Finds a Home Online
Jack Hitt / New York Times:
Multiscreen Mad Men
Discussion: Lost Remote, Alley Insider and /Message
Leslie Berlin / New York Times:
Lessons of Survival, From the Dot-Com Attic
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Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
White G1 makes its appearance in T-Mobile stores
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Getting Serious About Classifieds; May Relaunch This Year
Rick Green / CT Confidential:
Connecticut drops felony charges against Julie Amero, four years after her arrest
Sarah Milstein / New York Times:
Now, Brevity Is the Soul of Office Interaction
Discussion: TechCrunchIT