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11:35 AM ET, November 16, 2009

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
President Obama Admits That He's Never Used Twitter, But Thinks The Chinese Should Be Able To  —  President Barack Obama has one of the most popular Twitter accounts with over 2.6 million followers.  It should be no real surprise that most of the time it's not him tweeting from it …
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David Goldman / CNNMoney.com:
Apple tablet: One tech gadget for all  —  The rumored and much-hyped tablet computer from Apple could lay waste to the markets for countless other gadgets.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Apple's lips are sealed about its widely rumored tablet computer, but technology experts are giddy about the device …
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
About Half in U.S. Would Pay for Online News, Study Finds  —  Americans, it turns out, are less willing than people in many other Western countries to pay for their online news, according to a new study by the Boston Consulting Group.  —  Among regular Internet users in the United States …
Discussion: MediaMemo and ContentBlogger
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Is Sezmi a Cable TV Killer?  —  I've written periodically of my flirtation with dumping cable for an Internet-only approach to my TV watching.  I haven't, however, pulled the trigger-mostly because cable still has a lot of live programming, such as news and sports, that I can't replicate over the Net alone.
NewsWire:
Samsung unveils Galaxy Spica (I5700), its newest Android-powered smartphone  —  Seoul (Korea Newswire) November 16, 2009 — Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today officially announced its newest Android-powered smartphone, the ‘Galaxy Spica’ (I5700).
Om Malik / GigaOM:
How Many Droids Has Motorola Sold?  —  If you read the reviews, it becomes obvious that I am part of a small minority of folks who haven't been blown away by the new Droid, a Google Android OS-based smartphone made by Motorola that Verizon Wireless launched Nov. 5 in the U.S. All the accolades …
Ross Miller / Engadget Mobile:
Facebook finally comes to webOS, not with a bang but a whimper  —  Just in time for the Pixi's grand debut, webOS devices (that's just Pixi and Pre) now have their first official Facebook app, joining the ranks of iPhone and Android... and we're sad to report that it's about as barebones as they can get.
Discussion: Pulse2, IntoMobile, Mashable! and AppScout
Computerworld:
Cisco ups offer for videoconferencing firm Tandberg to $3.4B  —  Cisco has raised its bid for Norwegian video conferencing vendor Tandberg to 19 billion Norwegian Kroner (US$3.4 billion), up from $3.0 billion, but says it will raise its price no further.  —  Cisco has raised its bid …
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Take Note: Evernote Raises $10 Million  —  Evernote is the popular note-taking service that works across any platform: desktop, web, or mobile.  —  On Monday morning, the always evolving service is announcing that they've raised $10 million in Series B funding, which follows their Series A round of $6 million.
Discussion: GigaOM, Bits, VentureBeat and Pulse2
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
AT&T Cloud Adds Compute As a Service  —  AT&T continues to build out its suite of cloud computing services to offer features similar to Amazon Web Services.  Today it is announcing Synaptic Compute As a Service, which offers processing power that can be used for “cloudbursting” of in-house apps or as a testing and development platform.
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check:
Netbooks are dead.  Long live the notebook.  —  Netbooks were hot in 2008 and the first half of 2009, but the trend was actually more of a fad.  Learn why it's over, and why that's a good thing.  —  Netbooks — those underpowered mini laptops with 7-inch screens and unusable little keyboards — are a dying fad.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's Loss, Google's Gain.  Don Dodge Gets A New Job  —  It was just 11 days ago that Microsoft's “ambassador to startups” Don Dodge was laid off as part of a broader workforce reduction.  Last week he showed up in Silicon Valley to “see friends” as he put it.  But it was clear that he was also interviewing for jobs.
Nokia:
Nokia E72 in stores now  —  Espoo, Finland - The highly-anticipated Nokia E72, a device tailor-made for business and personal messaging is now available in stores.  To coincide with the arrival of the Nokia E72, Nokia has also released research* revealing that more people rely on email …
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Brightcove Intros Entry-Level Pricing With Latest Platform Update  —  Brightcove is releasing the latest version of its software today with a slew of new features, such as support for live video streaming and mobile distribution, improved encoding and analytics.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
ASUS courting Toshiba in bid to become top-3 PC maker?  —  ASUS has already gone public with its plans to jump past Dell to become the number three PC vendor by 2011.  Naturally, with fierce competition from all sides, the Taiwanese PC maker isn't going to achieve this by simply slapping …
ZDNet:
Windows Mobile loses nearly a third of market share  —  Windows Mobile lost 28 percent of its smartphone market share between the third quarter of 2008 and the third quarter of 2009, according to analysis from Gartner.  —  According to figures released by Gartner on Thursday …
Stephen Lawson / Computerworld:
Two rival supercomputers duke it out for top spot  —  A Cray supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has regained the title of the world's most powerful supercomputer, overtaking the installation that was ranked at the top in June, while China entered the Top 10 with a hybrid Intel-AMD system.
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Zune to launch outside US  —  Microsoft is launching its Zune entertainment brand outside the US for the first time, attempting to reinvigorate the music-and-movies service after failing to achieve its initial goals for the iPod rival.  —  The first Zune music player was released in 2006 …
Discussion: AppleInsider and Forever Geek
PC World:
AT&T's Verizon Ad Battle: Who's Being Hurt Worse?  —  JR Raphael, PC World  —  Cell phone lovers, get ready to rumble: AT&T and Verizon are duking it out in an ad-based battle, and the fight isn't showing any signs of slowing down.  Now, some new data suggests the public is starting to take notice.
samsungusanews.com:
Samsung Announces the Upcoming Availability of the Samsung Go with AT&T  —  Samsung today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Go™, a compact and lightweight netbook with instant access to broadband speeds powered by the nation's fastest 3G network and the Microsoft Windows 7 Starter Edition operating system.
Mary Hayes Weier / InformationWeek:
RFID Makes Slow And Steady Progress  —  RFID isn't changing the world, but it's being used strategically in government and business to track animals, stock products, and tag documents.  —  RFID was expected to change retailing forever.  That didn't happen.
Sprint:
Sprint 4G Blazes into Austin  —  Sprint brings wireless speeds up to 10 times faster than today's 3G from any national wireless carrier  —  The wireless future just arrived in Austin.  Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced the launch of Sprint 4G mobile broadband throughout the Austin area.
Discussion: GigaOM, PhoneNews.com and Phone Scoop
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Leaked Documents Reveal Anti-Piracy Cash Operation  —  In 2007, UK lawyers Davenport Lyons (DL) got into the lucrative business of threatening to sue file-sharers.  Their clients used anti-piracy tracking companies to harvest the IP addresses of many thousands of users allegedly sharing video games.
Discussion: p2pnet, Wikileaks and digg.com
 
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Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
European carriers face guarantee iPhone risk
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Android Market Badly Needs A Desktop Presence To Compete With The App Store
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Shareholder Class Action Suit Seeks To Block 3Com-HP Merger
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BBC:
Egypt launches Arabic web domain
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Intuit gets into the customer management business
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Robert Lemos / Technology Review:
DNS Security Protocol Gains Momentum
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Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News:
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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Growing Pains at Hulu
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