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11:40 PM ET, November 14, 2010

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Did Tumblr Just Reverse Take Down 4Chan?  —  Today was supposed to be the day that 4Chan took down Tumblr.  Instead, it looks like 4Chan itself is down.  Could Tumblr be behind it?  —  As you can see, 4Chan is down for everyone, not just me.  And it has been that way for at least the past 15 minutes.
Discussion: Techie Buzz
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Adrian Chen / Gawker:
4chan vs. Tumblr: Whoever Wins, We All Lose
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Pulse, Popular App, Moves to Attract More Users  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — Publishers' offices at print newspapers and magazines are tension-filled places these days, as executives watch readers and advertisers flock to the Web and cellphone screens.  —  Contrast that to the atmosphere …
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL Just Announced Updates To AOL Mail  —  AOL just put out a press release announcing updates to AOL Mail.  —  Weird timing, since it's 12 pm eastern on a Sunday, which is not exactly the prime time for news.  —  Maybe it is just trying to get the jump on Facebook which is expected to announce its email product on Monday.
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JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
‘Project Phoenix’: Aol tries to raise email from ashes
Discussion: CNET News, Gizmodo and Erictric
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
HP Slate 500 sees ‘extraordinary demand,’ experiences six-week shipping delay (update)  —  Yes, the HP Slate 500 is officially backordered, less than a month after its enterprising debut, and Hewlett-Packard claims it's because of “extraordinary demand,” a phrase that's presently not quantifiable.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
The iPadification of OS X - Part II  —  Two weeks ago, I argued that iOS will evolve into the operating system for future incarnations of iMacs and MacBooks.  The comments on the article provided abundant food for thought, so much so that I decided to argue the opposite point of view: Yes …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
One on One: Tim Wu, Author of ‘The Master Switch’  —  Tim Wu, the Columbia law professor who came up with the term “net neutrality” in a research paper, has just written a new book, “The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires,” published by Knopf.
Discussion: Slate
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News:
Google engineer: Raise leaker exposed us to mugging  —  There are some things about which Google doesn't comment.  However, it is entirely true that many Google employees are human beings with feelings, sometimes even strong ones.  —  So, though the company itself refused to go into detail …
Discussion: Examiner
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
The Phone Call Is Dead  —  more info (via: Wylio) In the tech industry saying that something is dead actually means “It's on the decline.”  And yes, the phone call is on an inexorable decline.  —  My original title for this post was “The Phone Call Will Be Dead In __ Years” …
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Should You Be Snuggling With Your Cellphone?  —  WARNING: Holding a cellphone against your ear may be hazardous to your health.  So may stuffing it in a pocket against your body.  —  I'm paraphrasing here.  But the legal departments of cellphone manufacturers slip a warning about holding …
Discussion: Examiner, Gizmodo Australia, SAI and Gizmodo
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 beats iPhone 4 and Android ... in a grilling contest (video)  —  Let's face it, it's a question the world's been dying to know the answer to: which of the T-Mobile G2, HTC Surround and iPhone 4 will withstand a (literal) grilling the longest?  Well, just in time for a mildly singed breakfast today, we have the answer.
Discussion: AndroidSPIN and Covering Web
Krishna Sankar / My missives:
Google - A Study In Scalability And A Little Systems Horse Sense  —  Google's Jeff Dean did an excellent talk at Stanford as part of EE380 - it is worth one's time to listen.  Very informative, instructive and innovative.  As I listened, I jotted a few quick notes.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
GoDaddy was just testing .co default, switches back to .com  —  The world's largest domain registration service, GoDaddy caused a bit of a stir yesterday when it began offering .co domains instead of .com as its default option.  Well, it turns out that the move was just an experiment.
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Breaking the Web's Cookie Jar  —  The Firefox add-in Firesheep caused quite an uproar a few weeks ago, and justifiably so.  Here's how it works:  — Connect to a public, unencrypted WiFi network.  In other words, a WiFi network that doesn't require a password before you can connect to it.
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Kevin Marks / Epeus' epigone:
Firesheep, enterprise software and other broken models
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Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
More Kinect Craziness: Mind-Blowing 3D Video Effect
Discussion: Engadget
Ron Lieber / New York Times:
Zagat Survey Aims to Regain Its Online Balance
Discussion: Beet.TV
Information Arbitrage:
The challenge of being Google
Kaja Whitehouse / New York Post:
Thiel's pay pall — Silicon Valley high flier crashes on Wall St.
Discussion: The Social and Erictric
 Earlier Items: 
Fred / A VC:
Self Expression Matters
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Maps Privacy: The Street View & Wifi Scorecard
Thanks:mattmcgee
Agence France Presse:
Pope says internet users risk ‘solitude’
Discussion: Gawker
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Irrationality, Welcome Back to Silicon Valley