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5:20 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 …
Discussion: Babelmachine, PC World and ReadWriteWeb
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Obama Pushes for Internet Freedom in China  —  SHANGHAI — President Barack Obama made a pitch for Internet freedom in China Monday, even as the audience for his comments was limited by China's government.  —  Speaking to a selected group of Chinese students at the beginning of his first visit to China …
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.
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.
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Nose, face, cut, spite: Blocking Google
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Oh Joe You Didn't  —  Joe Wilcox published a piece Friday titled “Apple was NOT more profitable selling cell phones than Nokia in Q3” (caps emphasis his).  It's in reference to the widely-cited (and linked from DF here) report last week by Strategy Analytics which concluded that Apple generated …
Discussion: ParisLemon, Thanks:atul
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.
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 CNET News
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.
Discussion: eWeek, TechCrunch and Beet.TV
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 …
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.
Discussion: GigaOM
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.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Intuit gets into the customer management business  —  Intuit, the company best-known for financial software like Quicken and QuickBooks, is expanding its lineup today with Customer Management, an application that brings Intuit into competition with established sales software companies like Salesforce.com.
Discussion: Between the Lines
 
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Robert Lemos / Technology Review:
DNS Security Protocol Gains Momentum
Discussion: ZDNet
Charles Hudson's Weblog:
Two Services I'd Like to See Integrated More Deeply with Facebook …
Thanks:atul
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News:
Gates: Apple is ‘a force in doing good things’
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Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Google preparing to launch Chrome Extensions gallery?
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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Growing Pains at Hulu
Discussion: GigaOM, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Droid experiencing external speaker problems, could be a software issue?
Discussion: MobileContentToday and I4U News
Arn / MacRumors:
Core i7-Based 27" iMac Benchmarks Show Significant Improvements
Discussion: ParisLemon and I4U News
Seamusmccauley / Virtual Economics:
The growing value of URLs you can easily spell out in dead bodies
Discussion: Advertising Lab