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4:25 AM ET, November 13, 2010

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Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
Confirmed: Facebook Acquires FB.com Domain Name  —  Facebook acquires FB.com domain name.  —  Ending months of speculation, it's now confirmed that Facebook has acquired the FB.com domain name.  —  The whois record for the domain name just updated to show Facebook's name and nameservers for the domain name.
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Why You'll Give Up Gmail for Facebook Mail  —  Get ready for a new invasion wave from Facebook: Mail.  According to Techcrunch's sources, a full webmail client integrated with The One and Only Social Network will debut next Monday.  This is why it may become your favorite webmail service.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Why Is mail.facebook.com Pointing To An Outlook Web App Login?  —  This whole Facebook Mail thing is getting curiouser and curiouser.  —  After our post on Facebook taking control of fb.com, a number of people have reached out to say that mail.fb.com actually resolved to mail.thefacebook.com …
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook:
Facebook Currently Using FB.com Internally  —  As speculation swirls over what domain Facebook might use for its impending email service, there has also been discussion about the domain being used — however we've at a minimum been able to confirm that Facebook has configured the domain fb.com for internal use.
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Facebook's Paul Buchheit talks about Facebook, Google and his new gig  —  Earlier today we reported that Paul Buchheit, who created Gmail and founded FriendFeed,was leaving Facebook to join Y Combinator.  We caught up with Buchheit on his last day at Facebook.  —  Q: What was it like working for Facebook?
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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 …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Gmail creator Paul Buchheit leaves Facebook for Y Combinator
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
AT&T tells Samsung Focus customers not to buy microSD cards yet, wait for ‘certified’ ones (update: random access speed is key)  —  We'd put forth the theory that Microsoft and Samsung would eventually certify microSD cards specifically for use with Windows Phone 7 devices after they finally came …
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Vlad Bobleanta / Download Squad:
Windows Phone 7 Marketplace lets you peek at any app's source code
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
One small step for native code; one big leap for Windows Phone 7 jailbreak
Tom Krazit / Relevant Results:
Google senior execs getting 30 percent raises  —  Google gave all of its employees raises earlier this week, but it saved the best raises for its senior management team.  —  Four of Google's seven named executive officers—Patrick Pichette, Nikesh Arora, Alan Eustace, and Jonathan Rosenberg …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Bloomberg
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
New Claim of iOS 4.2 Launch on November 24th as Revised iPad Build Surfaces  —  Rumored release dates for iOS 4.2 continue to fly fast and furious, with The Telegraph now reporting that the update is set to launch on November 24th, the day before Thanksgiving in the United States.
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
iTunes 10.1 is out, brings video AirPlay and iOS 4.2 compatibility
Royal Pingdom:
The REAL connection speeds for Internet users across the world (charts)  —  How fast are Internet connections across the world?  How fast are they in your country?  —  This article examines the real-world connection speeds for people in the top 50 countries on the Internet, i.e. the countries with the most Internet users.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Aol To Unveil New Aol Mail On Sunday  —  Aol (err, us, I guess) will relaunch Aol Mail on Sunday afternoon, we've confirmed from sources close to Aol (hah).  The company is currently the no. 4 webmail provider with around 30 million users.  —  We'll have a chance to play with it before then and post …
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
UK phone operators turn down Palm Pre 2  —  Major carriers won't be stocking new webOS 2.0 phone  —  The?  Palm Pre 2 is to go on sale in the UK, SIM-free and costing ?  399. But, if you are holding out to see if any of the major UK operators will be stocking the phone, allowing you to get it on contract, don't hold your breath.
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Cisco Hires Fired Apple Exec Mark Papermaster  —  Cisco has hired ex-Apple executive Mark Papermaster to work on “chips for switches,” Fox Business reporter Shibano Joshi just tweeted.  —  Papermaster was tossed from Apple in August.  He was in charge of the iPhone and iPod hardware division.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Boxcar 4.0 Pushes iPhone Notifications To The Next Level  —  People say that I never say anything bad about the iPhone.  Here's something: its notification system is awful.  In particular, I'm talking about the way notifications are managed.  They aren't.  Any Push Notification that comes in overrides another one.
Discussion: MacNN and Gizmodo
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
University Begins Reporting All P2P Users to the Police  —  Georgia's Valdosta State University has updated its network with software that can pinpoint students who use P2P software.  The university is committed to stop file-sharing on its network even if that results in prison sentences for students.
Discussion: Boing Boing and Techdirt
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How To Mass Export All Of Your Facebook Friends' Private Email Addresses  —  A few days ago I requested that Facebook finally allow us to download email addresses for all of our friends.  Facebook says this isn't allowed because you only own the data you add to Facebook, not data that your friends add.
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.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
As Funding Talk Swirls, Tumblr Lands A Director Of Product
Dylan McGrath / EE Times:
Kinect's BOM roughly $56, teardown finds  —  Kinect's BOM roughly $56, teardown finds  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Microsoft Corp.'s Kinect motion-gaming add on for its Xbox 360 gaming platform carries a bill-of-materials (BOM) of roughly $56 and features chips made by PrimeSense Ltd. …
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
New Eye-Popping Netflix Growth Stats  —  If you aren't impressed enough yet by Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX), the good folks at research firm Screen Digest shared some subscriber-only analytics on the streaming service at the Future of Film Summit earlier this week that were both compelling and confusing.
Discussion: MediaPost, SiliconANGLE and Digital Society, Thanks:rawmeet
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Poaches Foursquare Engineer  —  Facebook has poached an early Foursquare engineer, Nathan Folkman, we've learned.  —  We don't know what Folkman will be working on at Facebook.  (Maybe Facebook Places, its Foursquare clone, which is now under the leadership of recent New Yorker Justin Shaffer?)
 
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Mark Hurd on his new Oracle job, and the lunacy of corporate apps
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Oracle Still Hoping to Snag HP's Apotheker for SAP Trial
Discussion: Computerworld, Bloomberg and eWeek
John Scarrow / The Windows Blog:
Security alert: Active links in Messenger 2009 temporarily turned off …
Discussion: LiveSide.net
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Now Offers Real-Time Sports Scores
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Twitter's Biz Stone Talks About Growth and Local Ads
Discussion: WebProNews
Kevin Ryan / AdAge:
The Long, Sad Story of Ask.com
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Gartner: Existing options for migrating from IE 6 are too pricey, risky
Discussion: The Windows Blog
 Earlier Items: 
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell on the future of software (Q&A)
Discussion: ClickZ and Cisco Blog
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Now You Can Bump iOS Devices to Share Music
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Hulu Plus makes its way to Sony Dash
Mark Milian / CNN:
Yahoo to expand its blog network Monday
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Samsung Galaxy Tab Teardown
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why Google can't build Instagram
Apple:
Oracle and Apple Announce OpenJDK Project for Mac OS X