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4:25 PM ET, November 28, 2009

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Vivek Wadhwa / TechCrunch:
Winner's Curse: Why Losing A B-School Biz Plan Competition Is Better Than Winning  —  One of the best things about being an academic is being able to mold young minds and guide them to success.  When one of my students, Andrew Leblanc told me he was entering the Duke Startup Challenge Elevator …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
In The Age Of Realtime, Twitter Is Walter Cronkite  —  The year is 1963.  It's November.  At 1:40 PM ET, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite comes on the air. … Rapidly, everyone in America descends upon the closest television set to tune in.  —  Thankfully, we have not yet had a tragedy …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Video Professor Tries To Bully Washington Post, Fails  —  Video Professor continues to be angry that I called them a scam in my original Scamville post.  They've gotten nowhere reaching out to me directly (more on that below), so now they've tried complaining to the Washington Post, which has syndicated our content since 2008.
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Facebook Follows Google to Data Center Savings  —  A graphic of the new data center power distribution system being implemented at Facebook, which replaces a central UPS with a battery built into the power supply.  —  Facebook is stepping up its efforts to make its data centers cheaper and more efficient …
Discussion: Slashdot, Thanks:robinwauters
Google Wave Blog:
Your thoughts on waving so far  —  We're thankful that so many people have been willing to try out Google Wave in a host of different areas: personal, business, government, education and even not-for-profit.  We've been glad to see positive responses, especially since we're still …
Discussion: Softpedia News and Mashable!, Thanks:atul
Martin Bryant / The Next Web Appetite:
Apple will never allow this: Android has a Porn Store  —  Here's something that won't be coming to the iPhone any time soon - an app store for Porn.  —  Apple keeps ‘adult-only’ content off the iPhone.  On Android there are no such restrictions and one company has taken that to its natural conclusion …
Arn / MacRumors:
Mac Pro to Get 6-Core Xeon Gulftown Processor in 2010?  —  HardMac reports that Polish website PCLab prematurely leaked performance numbers on Intel's upcoming Xeon Gulftown (Core i9).  The results have since been pulled but is summarized by HardMac:
Discussion: HardMac.com and 9 to 5 Mac
Serkan Toto / TechCrunch:
“Misunderstanding”: Twitter Japan Now Says There Won't Be A Subscription Model  —  We reported yesterday about Twitter Japan's plans to start charging followers to view tweets from certain users starting January and explained why this paid subscription model could work in Japan.
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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Starts Field Testing Next Generation iPhone (3,1)  —  iPhone developer Pandav has informed MacRumors that they have spotted usage records for an unreleased iPhone in their app's analytics.  The app used was iBART [Free / Paid], a public transportation guide for the San Francisco train system.
Vijay Pandurangan / VentureBeat:
What are Google's real motivations behind Chrome OS?  —  Chrome OS is Google's latest entry into the consumer space.  It is designed to be an operating system that runs on customized hardware and provides the user with only a state-of-the art browser running HTML-5 and some plugins.
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Xbox 360 iPlayer launch delayed indefinitely  —  Xbox 360 owners will have to keep waiting for the iPlayer to launch on the platform as talks between parent companies, Microsoft and the BBC, hit a “stumbling block”.  —  According to sources close to the BBC's Future Media and Technology department …
Discussion: Memex 1.1
Nicholson Baker / New York Times:
Google's Earth  —  I'm fond of Google, I have to say.  I like Larry Page, who seems, at least in the YouTube videos I've watched, shy and smart, with salt-and-pepper bangs; and Sergey Brin, who seems less shy and jokier and also smart.  Ken Auletta, the author of this absorbing, shaggy …
Discussion: Snarkmarket and TeleRead
 
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Discussion: Softpedia News and Neowin.net