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1:00 AM ET, November 16, 2009

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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.
Discussion: TechFlash and SEO and Tech Daily
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Nose, face, cut, spite: Blocking Google  —  There's been a swine flu of stupidity spreading about the Murdoch meme of blocking Google from indexing a site's content (to which Google always replies that you've always been able to do that with robots.txt - so go ahead if you want).
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Josh Cohen Of Google News On Paywalls, Partnerships & Working With Publishers  —  Want to do a paywall with no “first click free?”  That's fine with Google, says business product manager Josh Cohen.  Want to do micropayments?  Google will be “flexible” in considering support of new business models like this.
Discussion: Silicon Valley Watcher, Thanks:atul
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
IBM Furthers Investment In Business Analytics With Smart Analytics Cloud  —  During IBM's Q3 earnings call a few weeks ago, IBM CFO Mark Loughridge highlighted business analytics as a sector where Big Blue is investing significant amounts of cash.  The company recently acquired data analytics company SPSS …
Discussion: eWeek and Between the Lines
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Re: our patent application for an evil advertising scheme  —  As the New York Times reports today, we have applied for a really nasty patent that describes a way to put ads onto a screen in a way that forces people to watch or listen to them.  Is it evil?  Totally.
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News:
Gates: Apple is ‘a force in doing good things’  —  I want to be a force for good.  Doesn't everyone?  —  Which is why I was delighted to be moved by the words of Microsoft's Bill Gates during a CNBC TV special in which he and Warren Buffett discussed the meaning of life.  Or something similar.
Thanks:bobcaswell
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.
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Android 2.0 source released, already ported to the G1  —  While Android 2.0 has been floating around on Motorola DROIDs for over a week now, one important chunk of it has been under lock-and-key: the source.  Even amongst manufacturing partners, we're told, Google hasn't been completely open …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Oh Joe You Didn't  —  Joe Wilcox published a piece Friday titled âApple was NOT more profitable selling cell phones than Nokia in Q3â (caps emphasis his).  Itâs in reference to the widely-cited (and linked from DF here) report last week by Strategy Analytics which concluded …
Discussion: ParisLemon, Thanks:atul
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.
New York Times:
At Bloomberg, Modest Strategy to Rule the World  —  PLOPPED in a white leather chair in a small office in Bloomberg L.P.'s Manhattan headquarters, Andrew Lack knows exactly how to articulate the aspirations of this 28-year-old media and technology company.  —  “We want to be the world's …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Google preparing to launch Chrome Extensions gallery?  —  A few months back, the new tab page in Chrome tipped us off to the impending launch of Google's theme gallery.  Tonight, there's a new change that could very well mean that Google is getting ready to open the doors to a similar gallery - for Chrome extensions.
 
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Charles Hudson's Weblog:
Two Services I'd Like to See Integrated More Deeply with Facebook …
Thanks:atul
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Growing Pains at Hulu
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Droid experiencing external speaker problems, could be a software issue?
Seamusmccauley / Virtual Economics:
The growing value of URLs you can easily spell out in dead bodies
Discussion: Advertising Lab
 Earlier Items: 
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Nvidia calls Intel's graphics chip tactics ‘aggressive’
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Is There a Method in Cellphone Madness?