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8:30 AM ET, November 23, 2008

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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 …
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YouTube Blog:
YouTube Live: It's On!  —  You may have noticed that the YouTube homepage looks a little different.  Want to know why?  YouTube Live, of course.  From 5pm PST/ 8pm EST, we will be furnishing you with three live streams direct from the Live channel, offering you direct access to everything …
Discussion: Mogulus Blog, Mashable! and TechCrunch
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: CNET News
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: Engadget
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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.
Discussion: CrackBerry.com blogs and Engadget
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 …
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.
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.
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
The real story behind the Verizon BlackBerry Storm OS?  —  I want to preface this by saying that the following statements are my opinions and hypotheses, and have not be confirmed nor denied by any of sources of mine or official contacts at either corporation.  It should serve as a nice little “conspiracy theory,” though.
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Tim Stevens / Engadget:
BlackBerry Storm shipments delayed due to apparent version glitch
Discussion: AppScout
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.
Yuzo Saeki / Reuters:
Nokia to start Japan cell phone service in 2009: report  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Nokia Corp plans to launch a mobile phone service in Japan next spring, a move expected to intensify competition among Japanese cell phone carriers, Japanese daily Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Saturday.
Sarah Milstein / New York Times:
Now, Brevity Is the Soul of Office Interaction  —  ONE hundred forty characters — the exact length of this sentence — is turning out to be just right for business communications of all kinds.  —  Whether sharing project updates with colleagues or reaching out to customers …
Discussion: TechCrunchIT
 
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