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2:15 PM 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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Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Facebook:
Will Facebook Employees Get a Shorter Email Domain, or Will Users?  —  Multiple sources for weeks have been saying that a new Facebook email service, dubbed “Project Titan” internally, is coming soon.  And with the company's invite to an event in San Francisco on Monday featuring an “Inbox” …
Discussion: BGR, Thanks:eldon
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Would e-mail transform Facebook, or vice versa?
Discussion: Gizmodo and ClickZ
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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Paul Miller / Engadget:
iTunes 10.1 is out, brings video AirPlay and iOS 4.2 compatibility  —  We've already got the Mac OS X update, and here's iTunes 10.1.  Next stop? iOS 4.2.  If your copy of iTunes isn't pushing the update, you can head to Apple's page where it'll be there, waiting for you.
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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Dan Moren / Macworld:   Apple contributing to open source Mac Java project
Paul Graham / Y Combinator Posterous:
Y Combinator announces two new partners, Paul Buchheit and Harj Taggar  —  We're delighted to announce that Y Combinator is getting two new partners, the first we've added since we started YC in 2005.  —  In case anyone doesn't already know who he is, Paul Buchheit was responsible for three …
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Gmail creator Paul Buchheit leaves Facebook for Y Combinator
Discussion: NetworkEffect
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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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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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
“Flash Is Great.” — Anonymous Flash Developer
Discussion: Digital Daily and 9 to 5 Mac
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why Google can't build Instagram  —  Tonight I was talking with an exec at Google and I brought up the success of Instagr.am (they've gotten more than 500,000 downloads in just a few weeks) and asked him “why can't Google do that?”  I knew some of the answers.
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.
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
One small step for native code; one big leap for Windows Phone 7 jailbreak  —  Just weeks after the launch of Windows Phone 7 around the world, the inevitable attempts to jailbreak the operating system is yielding some interesting results.  Today, Australian developer Chris Walshie …
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 …
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?
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.
ifixit.com:
Samsung Galaxy Tab Teardown  —  Join us as we take a look into Samsung's 7-inch Android tablet!  Step 1 — Samsung Galaxy Tab Teardown The Samsung Galaxy Tab has landed in the hands of iFixit.  Long rumored to be the “iPad Killer,” join us as we assess this rumor and once and for all determine …
SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Tumblr Lands “Very Big And Competitive” Round From Sequoia  —  Tumblr has raised a “very big and competitive” round of financing from top Silicon Valley VC firm Sequoia Capital, we've learned.  —  We're trying to track down more details, such as the size of the round, and other participants.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Owen Fletcher / Wall Street Journal:
Lenovo: LePad Tablet to Launch in U.S. Next Year  —  BEIJING—Lenovo Group Ltd. plans to launch a tablet computer called the LePad in the U.S. next year, Chief Executive Yang Yuanqing said Friday, joining a growing set of companies looking to compete with Apple Inc.'s popular iPad in a young but growing tablet market.
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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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Adding Insult to Injury: Yahoo Is Prepping Layoffs, But Limited …
 
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Don Reisinger / CNET News:
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Martin Wainwright / Guardian:
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft: 53 Percent Of Mobile Searches Have Local Intent
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
Apple fixes broken IPv6 by breaking it some more
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Eliot Van Buskirk / Evolver.fm:
Americans Now Stream As Much Music As They Download
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