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1:45 PM 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, Pulse2 and TechCrunch
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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?
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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iPAD SURVEY RESULTS: Everything You Need To Know About How People Use The iPad  —  We recently surveyed Apple iPad owners to find out how they use their tablets.  —  The answers have implications for web publishers, app designers, and other gadget makers.  —  Based on responses …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
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 …
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Netflix headed to ‘select Android devices’ early next year  —  Netflix has always been something of a fickle beast, lavishing treats upon just one platform at a time, but now that iOS, Windows Phone 7 and every game console under the sun are streaming its video, the firm's finally turned its gaze on Android.
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
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.
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Ping comes to iPad  —  Apple today updated the backend of their iPad iTunes application to add Ping support.  Ping support was added to the iPhone right around the iOS 4.1 launch so this means we're close to the iOS 4.2 launch.  The full Ping experience is present as a tab on the iPad iTunes app …
Discussion: App Advice, Thanks:codyfink
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.
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.
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.
 
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Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Europe Is Holding Off On Net Neturality (For Now)
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
University Begins Reporting All P2P Users to the Police
Discussion: Boing Boing and Techdirt
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Boxcar 4.0 Pushes iPhone Notifications To The Next Level
Discussion: MacNN and Gizmodo
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Poaches Foursquare Engineer
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Mark Hurd on his new Oracle job, and the lunacy of corporate apps
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Aol To Unveil New Aol Mail On Sunday
John Scarrow / The Windows Blog:
Security alert: Active links in Messenger 2009 temporarily turned off …
Discussion: Download Squad and LiveSide.net
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Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Cisco Hires Fired Apple Exec Mark Papermaster
Discussion: Reuters, 9 to 5 Mac, mocoNews and iClarified
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Twitter's Biz Stone Talks About Growth and Local Ads
Dylan McGrath / EE Times:
Kinect's BOM roughly $56, teardown finds
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How To Mass Export All Of Your Facebook Friends' Private Email Addresses
Kevin Ryan / AdAge:
The Long, Sad Story of Ask.com
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
New Claim of iOS 4.2 Launch on November 24th as Revised iPad Build Surfaces