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4:35 PM ET, November 13, 2010

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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?
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.
Discussion: Pulse2 and Electronista
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Greg Peters / The Netflix Blog:
Netflix on Android  —  Hi, this is Greg Peters, from Netflix product development.
Horace Dediu / asymco:   Is Android fragmented by design?
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Singel-Minded: How Facebook Could Beat Google to Win the Net  —  ANALYSIS — In 1993, The New Yorker ran a famous cartoon with two dogs near a computer, with one mutt telling the other “On the Internet, nobody knows you are a dog.”  —  Oh, how times have changed.
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Tom Krazit / Relevant Results:
Why you're a pawn in Facebook vs. Google  —  Google would like Gmail users to think twice and say this is not all right.  —  (Credit: Screenshot by Tom Krazit/CNET)  —  It should make us nervous when two of America's most important Web companies resort to sniping through the media …
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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SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
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
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
GoDaddy Replaces .Com with .Co, Now Default Choice  —  A big lift for .co this weekend as world's largest registrar promotes .co to top of search box.  —  You might be in for a bit of a surprise if you visit GoDaddy today.  This is what the search box looks like:  —  That's right.
Discussion: Elliot's Blog and The Next Web
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.
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.
Discussion: Examiner, Daring Fireball and Pulse2
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 and Pulse2, Thanks:codyfink
Jorge Cino / All Facebook:
Saudi Arabia Temporarily Blocks Facebook  —  In a confusing case of censorship, Saudi Arabia blocked and unblocked access to Facebook... within the same day.  —  Earlier this morning, Associated Press reported that Saudi Arabia's Communications and Information Technology Commission had banned Facebook over “moral concerns.”
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 …
 
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple turns to t.co URL shortener for Ping tweets?
Thanks:markgurman
Andy Baio / Waxy.org:
Joining Expert Labs
Discussion: Expert Labs and ReadWriteWeb
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
IPad Sales May Miss Estimates as Customers Trim Spending
Discussion: Fortune and Tech Trader Daily
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Researchers take down Koobface servers
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Europe Is Holding Off On Net Neturality (For Now)
 Earlier Items: 
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
University Begins Reporting All P2P Users to the Police
Discussion: Boing Boing and Techdirt
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Facebook's Paul Buchheit talks about Facebook, Google and his new gig
Discussion: Scobleizer
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