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11:55 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.
Discussion: Examiner, Techie Buzz, TechCrunch and Pulse2
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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.
Tim Wu / Wall Street Journal:
In the Grip of the New Monopolists  —  Do away with Google?  Break up Facebook?  We can't imagine life without them—and that's the problem  —  How hard would it be to go a week without Google?  Or, to up the ante, without Facebook, Amazon, Skype, Twitter, Apple, eBay and Google?
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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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
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
IPad Sales May Miss Estimates as Customers Trim Spending  —  Apple Inc.'s iPad and other tablets may not sell as well as analysts had estimated as customers cut back spending on new technology or opt for new smartphones and laptops instead, according to Rodman & Renshaw LLC.
Discussion: Fortune and Tech Trader Daily
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Mystery Over!  Apple TV Is Amazon's No. 12 Best-Selling Gadget  —  Amazon has quietly updated its best selling electronics list to include several gadgets that were not showing up before, including Apple TV and the Boxee Box.  —  Apple TV is currently the no. 12 best-selling gadget on Amazon, and the Boxee Box is no. 15.
Andy Baio / Waxy.org:
Joining Expert Labs  —  Big news!  I'm very happy to announce that I've joined Expert Labs as a Project Director, working alongside the wonderful and talented Anil Dash and Gina Trapani.  (Read the official announcement.)  —  Our goal's to help government make better decisions about policy …
Discussion: Expert Labs and ReadWriteWeb
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.
Vlad Bobleanta / Download Squad:
Windows Phone 7 Marketplace lets you peek at any app's source code  —  It has just been discovered that it's possible to download any Windows Phone 7 XAP full application package directly from Microsoft's Marketplace server — no need to use a Windows Phone 7 device or the Zune application.
Pat Kinsel / Docs.com Blog:
Support for Facebook Groups  —  Since docs.com was released in April, many of you have asked for the ability to share a doc with a group of friends.  —  Facebook recently released a new Groups capability designed to help you share and communicate with unique sets of friends.
Tom Warren / Winrumors:
Microsoft hosting special Silverlight day to ease worried developers and reveal future plans  —  Microsoft is planning to dedicate a whole day to the future of Silverlight.  —  The software giant will host a developer event on December 2 where it promises to reveal the future of Silverlight.
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Researchers take down Koobface servers  —  Researchers have taken down the command and control servers used by the Koobface botnet.  —  Security researchers, working with law enforcement and Internet service providers, have disrupted the brains of the Koobface botnet.
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
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
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:
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 …
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 …
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.
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?)
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Europe Is Holding Off On Net Neturality (For Now)  —  The new Republican leaders in congress have shown little appetite for passing a new law that would force internet service providers to adopt a position of “net neutrality,” which would ban them from discriminating between different types of content or services.
 
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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 and eWeek
John Scarrow / The Windows Blog:
Security alert: Active links in Messenger 2009 temporarily turned off …
Discussion: Download Squad and LiveSide.net
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Twitter's Biz Stone Talks About Growth and Local Ads
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Kinect's BOM roughly $56, teardown finds
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell on the future of software (Q&A)
Discussion: Cisco Blog
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Now You Can Bump iOS Devices to Share Music
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
New Eye-Popping Netflix Growth Stats
Discussion: MediaPost and SiliconANGLE, Thanks:rawmeet
Mark Milian / CNN:
Yahoo to expand its blog network Monday