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10:00 PM ET, November 9, 2010

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Raj Krishnan / The Official Google Blog:
Beyond Instant results: Instant Previews  —  With Google Instant you get results as fast as you type, but your search doesn't stop there.  Once you get results back, you choose a site to visit based on the information in each result—like the title, a snippet of text and the URL.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Launches Instant Previews  —  At last, Google has finally gained a page preview feature.  Called “Instant Previews,” this is a way for you to see what's on a page that's listed in Google's search results without having to leave Google.  —  The new feature seems promising …
Bloomberg:
IAC's Barry Diller Surrenders to Google, Ends Ask.com's Search Effort  —  Ask.com, the Internet search engine that media mogul Barry Diller acquired for $1.85 billion to compete with Google Inc., is cutting 130 engineering jobs and conceding much of its search business to competitors.
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Henry Blodget / SAI:
Google Gives All Employees Surprise $1,000 Cash Bonus And 10% Raise  —  Google has given all of its employees $1,000 cash “holiday bonuses” and 2011 salary increases of at least 10%, a loyal reader tells us.  —  The 10% company-wide raise will take effect on January 1, 2011.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook/Google Slap Fight: “Openness Doesn't Mean Being Open When It's Convenient”  —  Get your popcorn.  I lost track of who's turn it is, but Facebook just slapped Google right back.  —  Background:  — Google To Facebook: You Can't Import Our User Data Without Reciprocity
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Facebook: You've No Right To Export Email Addresses (Unless It's To Yahoo & Microsoft)  —  The Google-Facebook wars have heated up this past week over the ability for people to swap contacts between the services.  In the latest round, a Facebook engineer says people have no right to export the email addresses of their contacts.
Kuan Yong / YouTube Blog:
Control YouTube on the desktop, or the TV... with the YouTube Remote app for your phone  —  If you're like me, you love watching YouTube on your smartphone.  My phone is always with me, which means my favorite YouTube videos are never more than a few taps away.
Scott Moritz / The Street:
Microsoft Sells 40K Windows 7 Phones  —  Stock quotes in this article:MSFT, AAPL, GOOG, T  —  NEW YORK (TheStreet) — As big-splash debuts go, Microsoft's(MSFT) Windows Phone 7 launch at AT&T(T) and T-Mobile didn't exactly make waves Monday.  —  Even with a glitzy media intro last month hosted …
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Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News:
Mixed picture for Windows Phone 7 after first day of sales
Discussion: MobileCrunch and Computerworld
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Company Accused of Firing Over Facebook Post  —  In what labor officials and lawyers view as a ground-breaking case involving workers and social media, the National Labor Relations Board has accused a company of illegally firing an employee after she criticized her supervisor on her Facebook page.
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Curt Hopkins / ReadWriteWeb:
Free Speech on Facebook an Employee Right, Federal Agency Says
Discussion: CNET News
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
iTunes 10.1 and OS X 10.6.5 Coming Tomorrow, iOS 4.2 On Friday at 10 AM PST  —  An inside source at AT&T told MacStories that Apple is planning to release iOS 4.2, a major OS update for iPhones, iPods and iPads, on Friday November 12th at 10 AM PST.  We also learned that updates to iTunes …
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Glassgate Hits Case Makers As Apple Suspends Sales of iPhone 4 Slide-Ons [Exclusive]  —  Mophie's Juice Pack Air is certified by Apple, but Apple won't currently sell the slide-on battery pack in its retail stores because of “Glassgate.”  Photo by Kokkie76.  Used with permission. http://bit.ly/aZD7on
Matt Mullenweg:
1.0 Is the Loneliest Number  —  Many entrepreneurs idolize Steve Jobs.  He's such a perfectionist, they say.  Nothing leaves the doors of 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino without a polish and finish that makes geeks everywhere drool.  No compromise!  —  I like Apple for the opposite reason …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Apple amends internal iPod water damage policy  —  Apple has made changes to its internal screening process pertaining to iPod liquid damage, a source told BGR.  Apple builds a series of Liquid Contact Indicators (LCI) into its iPod line of devices.  When these LCIs come in contact with moisture, they become activated.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple's Pricing Advantage  —  Earlier this week I linked to this piece by Larry Dignan on tablet pricing.  Dignan wrote: … Linking to it, I wrote: … This is not the case with Macs vs. Windows PCs.  The switch to Intel processors has largely made the Mac price competitive with PCs …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Dell Venue Pro plagued by Wi-Fi bug [Update: other phones affected?]  —  The Dell Venue Pro, which became available on Monday, may be affected by a troublesome bug.  According to several BGR readers, the new Windows Phone 7 handset from Dell is unable to connect to protected Wi-Fi networks.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia takes the graphics speed crown — from itself  —  Nvidia is, yet again, delivering the world's fastest graphics chip.  —  The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company is announcing the GeForce GTX 580 GPU (graphics processing unit) today as the latest must-have graphics chip for PC gamers who have to have screaming performance.
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD ships its first Fusion microprocessor-graphics combo chips
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Amazon patents bad gift defense system: “gift conversions”  —  Do you dread getting fruitcake or socks from a certain relative every Christmas?  Amazon.com may be working on a solution.  The online retailer just received a patent for a bad gift defense system that intercepts gifts …
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Throw your business phone away, Google Voice is now enterprise  —  Google Voice for Enterprise customers could usher in a whole new era of telephony services for business. … Google Voice is a pretty incredible, free service for routing telephone calls to different services and devices.
Discussion: GigaOM, The Next Web and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:llsethj
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Square Now Processing Millions Of Dollars In Mobile Transactions Every Week  —  After ten months of a private pilot limited to only 50,000 users, Square has finally opened its doors to the public.  The brainchild of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Square was unveiled last December …
Discussion: Macworld and IntoMobile
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Why Is Quora Mass Creating Twitter Accounts On Mechanical Turk?  —  Amazon's Mechanical Turk is, among other things, a great place to get cheap labor to perform simple tasks that help black hat SEO efforts and general social network spamming.  The problem is growing so large that it's becoming …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
FBI probes 4chan's ‘Anonymous’ DDoS attacks  —  The FBI has launched an investigation into an online protest that allegedly took down numerous Web sites belonging to antipiracy and entertainment groups, as well as the U.S. Copyright Office, a source with knowledge of the probe told CNET today.
Discussion: Slyck, Neowin.net and Techdirt
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
With A Nice Website Update, Foursquare Did Just Get More Fun With Friends  —  Foursquare has always been one of those apps that was mobile-first, with the website existing as an after-thought.  Sure, they've made their website significantly nicer over the past year, but the mobile apps are still the key.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Twilio Raises $12 Million For Powerful Telephony API  —  Startup Twilio has raised $12 million in Series B funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners, and including Union Square Ventures, 500 Startups, and several prominent angel investors.  Twilio previously raised $4 million in Series A and seed funding.
Discussion: VatorNews, VentureBeat and GigaOM
Eddie Codel / jibber jabber:
The Current State of Live Video Streaming  —  As I've got some time on my hands since being laid off from Ustream, I thought I'd take a look at the current state of live video streaming on the web.  I will concentrate on the three most popular free services, Ustream, Livestream and Justin.tv.
 
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
E Ink shows off Triton color ePaper, touts faster performance …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Repeat After Me: Investors Are Never the Story
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Does Boston Alt-Weekly Really Want A Patent Battle With Facebook?
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
isoHunt Revives Full Search After U.S. Traffic Tanks
Discussion: GigaOM
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Boku To Be Added as Option to Facebook Credits …
Discussion: Inside Facebook and All Facebook
Lauren Goode / Digits:
Groupon Founders Invest in Start-Ups to Manage Social Web
Discussion: TechCrunch
Pat Coleman / Google Wave Blog:
Exporting your waves  —  We're dedicated to giving you better access …
Discussion: Download Squad and The Next Web
 Earlier Items: 
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Chrome could preload pages for ‘wicked-fast’ Web
Discussion: PC World
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Samsung hits 3 million Galaxy S U.S. shipments
 

 
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Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with Radio Ambulante's cofounders on the launch of Radio Ambulante Records, the podcast company's label, which they see as a community building exercise

 
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