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10:50 PM ET, November 13, 2010

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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
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
What's That Torrent Thing Google Keeps Suggesting?  —  Thanks to Google people have all the world's knowledge at their fingertips.  Simply type in a few words and the search engine usually returns hundreds of thousands of related websites - some background info on your favorite musician for example …
Discussion: Techie Buzz
Greg Peters / The Netflix Blog:
Netflix on Android  —  Hi, this is Greg Peters, from Netflix product development.  We recently announced the availability of Netflix on Windows Phone 7 devices, which, alongside the iPhone, represents the second mobile phone platform we have enabled for streaming from Netflix.
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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: Electronista and Pulse2
Horace Dediu / asymco:   Is Android fragmented by design?
Cole Stryker / Urlesque:
4chan Users Try to DDoS Tumblr, Tumblrs Raid 4chan in Revenge  —  The final phase of Operation Overlord, 4chan's loosely-orchestrated effort to bring down Tumblr, is on.  And this time they're bringing their LOIC's.  LOIC stands for Lower Orbit Ion Cannon, the nickname of a program that will DoS …
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
You've Got FMail  —  The news on Monday appears to be that Facebook will reinvent email.  TechCrunch says it's the long awaited Gmail killer.  Others say it's Gmail inventor Paul Buchheit's project since he came to Facebook in the FriendFeed acquisition.  Paul says he hasn't been working on that …
Discussion: Mario Sundar, Thanks:mariosundar
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
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, Pulse2, Gizmodo and Engadget, Thanks:codyfink
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?
Thomas O'Toole / TechLaw:
Magistrate: Lenz Waived Attorney-Client Privilege Through Chats, Blogging  —  In addition to copyright infringement, trademark infringement, loss of employment, loss of prospects for employment, loss of friends, loss of privacy, cyber-bullying, cyber-stalking, defamation, juror misconduct …
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
U.S. building next wave of supercomputers  —  Two 20-petaflop systems planned for 2012, but China's Tianhe-1A expected to rank No.1 on Top500 list this year  —  Computerworld - The U.S. is building two 20-petaflop supercomputers, many times more powerful than anything operating today …
Ben Horowitz / TechCrunch:
Meet the New Enterprise Customer, He's a Lot Like the Old Enterprise Customer  —  “'Cause hustlers hit the block when police change shifts  —  New York, California different toilet, same s**t.  -The Game  —  Every day I hear from entrepreneurs, angel investors and venture capitalists …
Discussion: Epeus' epigone
 
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Haroon Siddique / Guardian:
‘I Am Spartacus’ bomb joke campaign explodes on Twitter
Jorge Cino / All Facebook:
Saudi Arabia Temporarily Blocks Facebook
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple turns to t.co URL shortener for Ping tweets?
Thanks:markgurman
SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
iPAD SURVEY RESULTS: Everything You Need To Know About How People Use The iPad
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Andy Baio / Waxy.org:
Joining Expert Labs
Discussion: Expert Labs and ReadWriteWeb
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
IPad Sales May Miss Estimates as Customers Trim Spending
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Mystery Over! Apple TV Is Amazon's No. 12 Best-Selling Gadget
Discussion: Examiner and Pulse2
Robert McMillan / Network World:
Researchers take down Koobface servers
Tom Krazit / Relevant Results:
Google senior execs getting 30 percent raises
Discussion: Pulse2 and Search Engine Land