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10:55 AM ET, November 12, 2010

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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Gmail Killer, Project Titan, Is Coming On Monday  —  Back in February we wrote about Facebook's secret Project Titan — a web-based email client that we hear is unofficially referred to internally as its “Gmail killer”.  Now we've heard from sources that this is indeed what's coming …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
(Not so) Crazy Microsoft Rumors: Facebook's new e-mail to feature Office Web Apps integration  —  As part of my job as a full-time Microsoft watcher, I get a lot of tips about Microsoft from customers, competitors, partners and even Softies themselves.  However, ever since I worked for PCWeek …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:   Would e-mail transform Facebook, or vice versa?
Apple:
Oracle and Apple Announce OpenJDK Project for Mac OS X  —  Oracle and Apple® today announced the OpenJDK project for Mac OS® X. Apple will contribute most of the key components, tools and technology required for a Java SE 7 implementation on Mac OS X, including a 32-bit …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:   Oracle, Apple make up over Java, unveil OpenJDK project for Mac
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
iOS 4.2 Delayed Due to iPad WiFi Issues, New GM Build Coming [Updated]  —  Two days ago we reported Mac OS X 10.6.5 and iTunes 10.1 were set to come out on Wednesday, with iOS 4.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to follow on Friday Nov. 12th — tomorrow.  Mac OS X 10.6.5 indeed came out …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Offers Staff Engineer $3.5 Million To Turn Down Facebook Offer  —  In September I wrote about Google's “extraordinary” efforts to stop employees, particularly engineers, from resigning to join pre-IPO startups like LinkedIn, Twitter and especially Facebook.
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Fred / A VC:
Storm Clouds  —  We have enjoyed an amazing run in the web startup and investing space over the past five or six years.  In this sector of startupland, company creation is up, investment is up, there are plenty of success stories, and not all of them are based on quick flips and takeouts.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Confirmed: Kin One and Two are returning to Verizon.  Wait, what?  —  Unbelievably, against all odds and better judgment, we are able to independently confirm that Microsoft's short-lived Kin One and Kin Two are coming back for an encore performance on Verizon, possibly as soon as this quarter …
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Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Adobe Flash For Samsung's Google Tab Is An Embarrassing Disaster  —  Adobe's Flash plugin for Google Android is supposed to give Android-based tablets, like Samsung's new Galaxy Tab, a leg up on Apple's iPad, which does not support Flash.  —  The argument is that Flash support gives people fuller access …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Nvidia CEO: Next-gen Android tablets will be ‘magical’  —  Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang acknowledged that Google and his company are behind in the tablet race against Apple's iPad, but was wildly bullish about designs in the pipeline.  —  How bullish?  We'll let Huang do the talking.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
For Sale: A $160,000 Apple Computer  —  True computer nerds, do I have a deal for you!  —  Christie's, the tony auctioneer, is hawking a snazzy computer that it hopes will sell for between $159,800 and $239,700.  You're probably wondering what kind of computer is worth close to a quarter million dollars?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoos Freaking Out Over 20% Layoff Rumors (Update: Yahoo Denies)  —  Yahoo is preparing to lay off 20% of total staff, we've heard from two independent sources, and managers have been asked to begin to make the tough decisions on who stays and who goes.  This news comes just days …
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Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
Google launches official Chrome extensions for Calendar, Docs, YouTube  —  Google today has launched official Chrome extensions for Google Calendar, Docs and YouTube.  Though there are already over 8,000 extensions in the Chrome Extensions Gallery, a lot of the real value of Chrome comes …
Derek Sivers / Sivers.org:
The day Steve Jobs dissed me in a keynote  —  In May 2003, Apple invited me to their headquarters to discuss getting CD Baby's catalog into the iTunes Music Store.  —  iTunes had just launched two weeks before, with only some music from the major labels.  Many of us in the music biz were not sure this idea was going to work.
Discussion: App Advice and TechCrunch
Groklaw:
Google Files Sizzling Answer to Oracle's Amended Complaint and its Opposition to Motion to Dismiss  —  Action in the OraGoogle mess, as I like to call that litigation.  Google has filed its answer to Oracle's amended complaint and its memorandum opposing Oracle's Motion to Dismiss.
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
Gingerbread to feature Wii-like motion processing  —  True 1:1 motion processing is coming to Gingerbread (Android 2.3) thanks to InvenSense, the company behind the MEMS gyroscope sensor found in the Nintendo Wii MotionPlus controller.  —  In Gingerbread, Google is planning to add several …
Discussion: AndroidSPIN
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
Apple fixes broken IPv6 by breaking it some more  —  In Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Apple introduced IPv6 support.  Like other IPv6-capable operating systems, Mac OS will prefer IPv6 over IPv4 if it has a choice.  That is, until yesterday's 10.6.5 Snow Leopard update.
Discussion: TechEye
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Google vs. Facebook: Who's Right & Who's Wrong?  —  A week ago, Google made changes to its Terms of Service that effectively blocked Facebook from importing a user's data from Google without offering reciprocity.  Ever since, the two companies have duked it out in public, with public statements …
Discussion: Mashable! and Elias Bizannes
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Apple-Twitter Partnership a Win-Win: Why Didn't Facebook Take the Deal?  —  Today, Apple's Ping service unveiled a new partnership with Twitter, which we're dying to call Twing (or Pitter).  The deal gives Twitter users the option to link their accounts to Ping, iTunes' troubled social network …
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple-Owned ‘iTun.es’ Domain Could Be Used as iTunes Link Shortener
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
JACK IS BACK: Twitter Inventor Jack Dorsey Is Working For Twitter Again  —  Twitter inventor Jack Dorsey is back working at the company on a once-a-week-or-so basis, three industry sources tell us.  —  Dorsey was Twitter CEO until the company's chairman and top investor, Ev Williams …
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:   Square PR on Jack Dorsey rumors: “Nothing has changed”
 
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
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Apple's iAd Helping Rivals
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Julia Angwin / Wall Street Journal:
Watchdog Planned for Online Privacy
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Start-Ups Follow Twitter, and Become Neighbors
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Google Looks to Play it Safe With Nexus S
Eliot Van Buskirk / Evolver.fm:
Americans Now Stream As Much Music As They Download
Discussion: hypebot and Technologizer
JR Raphael / Computerworld:
Google: New Android Market features on the way
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Management shuffle for Facebook Places
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Bram Cohen on the Future of BitTorrent
Discussion: TorrentFreak and Beet.TV
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
“Hulu for Magazines” Launching Early 2011-But Only for Android
John C. Dvorak / PC Magazine:
Google's Inevitable Ruin Begins
Discussion: Beyond Search
Business Week:
How Baidu Won China
Discussion: Search Engine Land and SAI
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Andreessen Horowitz Isn't Hedging its Bets with Picplz and Instagram …