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2:10 PM ET, November 14, 2010

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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  —  Having lost the email crown long ago to Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo, Aol wants to jump back into the fray with ‘Project Phoenix,’ a web-based client built from scratch.  —  Since Google (GOOG) first introduced Gmail back in 2004 …
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
Thanks:kevinmarks
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 …
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Adrian Chen / Gawker:
4chan vs. Tumblr: Whoever Wins, We All Lose  —  At 5pm today the unruly message board 4chan plans to take down the blogging platform Tumblr. 4chan has successfully cowed everyone from Gene Simmons to the Tea Party, but they may have finally met their match.  —  Tumblr users are freaking …
Fred / A VC:
Self Expression Matters  —  Erick at Techcrunch sent me this chart yesterday and asked me why Tumblr was growing so fast.  I guess it was related to this post he wrote about Tumblr yesterday.  —  I told him I had no idea but I could make an observation.  My daughter came home from college …
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.
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.
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Adam Mills / The Next Web:
Huge victory for .co domain. …
Discussion: Elliot's Blog and Techie Buzz
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Verizon's Pantech and LG LTE modems leak out in ad form  —  Verizon's promised a 38-city LTE launch by the end of the year, and it looks like things are ramping up — we were just sent this ad for the LG VL600 and Pantech UML290 4G USB modems.  We've seen the VL600 at the FCC and in the wild before …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Irrationality, Welcome Back to Silicon Valley  —  Wow, finally people noticed.  —  All it took was Google to supposedly offer $3.5 million to an engineer to not go to Facebook.  Now, that is what rational people would call cutting off the nose to spite the face.  But these are not rational times.
Discussion: Scobleizer and TechCrunch
Agence France Presse:
Pope says internet users risk ‘solitude’  —  VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday warned that the Internet does not make people more humane but instead risks increasing a “sense of solitude and disorientation” among “numbed” young people.  —  “A large number of young people …
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
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 …
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Ryan Singel / Epicenter:   Singel-Minded: How Facebook Could Beat Google to Win the Net
 
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Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Maps Privacy: The Street View & Wifi Scorecard
Thanks:mattmcgee
Thomas O'Toole / TechLaw:
Magistrate: Lenz Waived Attorney-Client Privilege Through Chats, Blogging
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
You've Got FMail  —  The news on Monday appears to be that Facebook will reinvent email.
Discussion: Mario Sundar, Thanks:mariosundar
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
U.S. building next wave of supercomputers
Discussion: Computerworld and PC World
 Earlier Items: 
Ben Horowitz / TechCrunch:
Meet the New Enterprise Customer, He's a Lot Like the Old Enterprise Customer
Greg Peters / The Netflix Blog:
Netflix on Android  —  Hi, this is Greg Peters, from Netflix product development.
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Ping comes to iPad
Discussion: TUAW, Gizmodo, Engadget, Pulse2 and App Advice, Thanks:codyfink