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7:20 PM ET, November 15, 2010

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Joel Seligstein / Facebook Blog:
See the Messages that Matter  —  Imagine the kind of family you might see in a modern American sitcom: loving parents trying to maintain a family unit with a teenager engrossed in text messaging, a college-aged child who is always chatting online, and various wacky relatives who spend their days sending “funny” emails to the family.
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Takeshi Numoto / The Microsoft Office Blog:
Office + Facebook = Easily share your ideas and documents with friends  —  Starting today, from Facebook you can view Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents via Office Web Apps with just one click.  Visit the Facebook blog for full details.  —  It goes without saying that social networks …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Modern Messaging System: Seamless, History, And A Social Inbox  —  We're here today at the St. Regis in San Francisco where Facebook is unveiling what CEO Mark Zuckerberg is calling a “modern messaging system”.  —  Zuckerberg recalled talking to high schoolers recently and asking them how they communicate with one another.
Dan Gillmor / Salon:
Facebook's über-communications platform  —  The social networking giant wants all of your conversations to happen on its site.  You should think twice  —  Facebook wants you to live, online, in Facebook.com, and it wants to be the main repository for your online identity.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Facebook Sets Email Service; Facebook.com Addresses For Users  —  Facebook today expanded its email service, jumping into a crowded market that already includes Google (GOOG) Gmail, Microsoft (MSFT) Hotmail and Yahoo (YHOO) Mail.  The company will offer a facebook.com email address to users, based on their Facebook user names.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Facebook: 350M People Using Messaging; More Than 4B Messages Sent Daily
Discussion: BBC, Mashable! and Hitwise Intelligence
Antony Bruno / Billboard:
Best Bet: Apple To Announce Addition of Beatles Catalog to iTunes  —  Rock and Pop  —  The smart money on tomorrow's mysterious iTunes announcement is that Apple will finally be adding the Beatles catalog to the digital music store.  —  That's not fully confirmed, but after a day of phone calls …
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Hints of ‘iTunes Live Stream’ Service Found in iTunes 10.1  —  Speculation and rumors regarding tomorrow's iTunes-related announcement are continuing to come in from all directions, and the latest bit of speculation relies on some bits of information pulled out of the iTunes 10.1 release …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Don't Count on Music Subscriptions or Streaming From Apple Tomorrow  —  What's Apple planning at its iTunes announcement tomorrow?  Good question!  —  But I'll be very surprised if it is music related-like a new music subscription service, or even one that lets you stream music you already own to multiple devices.
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
“Exciting Announcement from iTunes” Coming Tomorrow, What Is It?
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Eric Schmidt shows off a Nexus S at the Web 2.0 summit, says Gingerbread coming in ‘next few weeks’  —  We had a feeling Eric Schmidt would be doing something surprising at the Web 2.0 summit, and the man didn't disappoint — he just showed off the Nexus S running on T-Mobile …
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Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
Google's Schmidt: Android Gingerbread to have near-field-communication support  —  At the Web 2.0 Summit just now, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said that Android Gingerbread 2.3 will support near-field-communications to read RFID tags.  —  Schmidt said that the NFC support, “will be in the new operating system …
Jason Calacanis / Calacanis.com:
Why I'm suing Mike Arrington  —  Note: I just sent this to the JasonNation.com email list (which you can sign up for on the top right of this blog, or at www.jasonnation.com.  I'm reposting it here since I'm getting a lot of press calls.  If anyone wants to interview me on this issue …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SimpleGeo Hires Former Digg CEO Jay Adelson  —  Jay Adelson, the CEO of Digg until April 2010, just landed in a new position.  He's taking over as CEO of location services startup SimpleGeo, and will join the company's board of directors.  Founding CEO Matt Galligan will become the company's Chief Strategy Officer.
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Matt Galligan / SimpleGeo · Blog:
An Important and Exciting Update
Discussion: Erictric and Mashable!
Henrik Ståhl / Henrik on Java:
Moving Java Forward: Open Response from Oracle to Apache  —  I would like to share with you the official response from Oracle to Apache on the JCP: Oracle nominated Apache for a seat on the Executive Committee in recognition of Apache's continued participation and valued contribution to the community.
Discussion: Computerworld
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Facebook Passes EBay in Value, Becoming No. 3 U.S. Web Company  —  Nov. 15 (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc.'s estimated worth is now bigger than EBay Inc.'s valuation, making it the third- largest U.S. Internet business and underscoring the growing allure of social media for investors.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Ex-Yahoos-Plus Chief Yahoo Jerry Yang-in New Morado Ventures Fund (That's Spanish for Purple, Natch)  —  A new $10 million micro-venture fund, led by former Yahoo top engineering exec Ash Patel-called Morado Ventures and funded by a group largely made up of ex-Yahoos-is about to launch …
Discussion: CNET News and Pulse2
Sameer Samat / The Official Google Blog:
Improvements to Product Search for this holiday season  —  Every year retailers start the holiday shopping season earlier and earlier—and still I procrastinate until late December before getting started.  This year I've already made my list and I'm ready to go.
Eric Barry / All Facebook:
11% Have Had Sex with Someone They Met on Facebook  —  Thinking of poking that special friend?  You're not alone.  —  A new study conducted for the revamped British airing of “Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew” shows that 11% of Britons have engaged in sexual intercourse with someone they met through Facebook.
Jinen / Twitter Blog:
More cities, more trends, more understanding  —  We're happy to announce two improvements that will help people connect and discover what's new — no matter where they are in the world or what languages they speak.  —  Almost any topic you can imagine is being discussed on Twitter.
Discussion: The Next Web
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Microsoft exec caught in privacy snafu, says Kinect might tailor ads to you  —  Microsoft's Dennis Durkin voiced an interesting idea at an investment summit last week — the idea that the company's Kinect camera might pass data to advertisers about the way you look, play and speak.
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
Microsoft vs. McAfee: How free antivirus outperformed paid  —  How effective is free antivirus software?  I had a chance to see a real, in-the-wild example just this month, and the results were, to put it mildly, unexpected.  The bottom line?  Microsoft's free antivirus solution found …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 Blog, Thanks:edbott
Ben Edelman:
Hard-Coding Bias in Google “Algorithmic” Search Results  —  I present categories of searches for which available evidence indicates Google has “hard-coded” its own links to appear at the top of algorithmic search results, and I offer a methodology for detecting certain kinds of tampering by comparing Google results for similar searches.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Launches New Casual Games Hub  —  The company today rolled out the Microsoft Game Hub, which helps fans of casual games like Bejeweled play and interact socially across MSN Games, Bing Games and Windows Live Messenger.  —  Solitaire doesn't have to be so solitary anymore.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Behind The Scenes at Anonymous' Operation Payback  —  Operation Payback has been without a doubt the longest and most widespread attack on anti-piracy groups, lawyers and lobbyists.  Despite the massive media coverage, little is known about the key players who coordinate the operation and DDoS attacks.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Bit.ly Bundles Multiple Links Into One Short URL  —  There is a simple rule on the Internet when it comes to passing links around: the easier it is to share links, the more links will be shared.  Bit.ly and other URL shorteners proved this with their billions of links repackaged for a 140-character world.
Discussion: bit.ly blog
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
comScore: Hulu Generated 1.1 Billion Video Ad Impressions In October  —  comScore's monthly video data is out for October and it looks like Hulu saw a significant uptick in video ad impressions.  Hulu saw 1.1 billion video ad impressions in October, compared to 793 million video ad impressions in September.
 
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
WebOS Evangelist Rahul Sood Leaves HP
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Topguest Checks In With $2 Million Series A Round (and Peter Thiel as Advisor)
Discussion: GigaOM and Pulse2
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
AMD will contribute ‘engineering expertise’ to MeeGo development project
Michael Grothaus / TUAW:
Facebook for iPhone updated with account and privacy settings access
Bob Boorstin / Google Public Policy Blog:
Promoting Free Trade for the Internet Economy
Discussion: Reuters
 Earlier Items: 
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
RIM shuts out red-hot mobile chat application Kik — without explanation
Discussion: IntoMobile
Riva Richmond / New York Times:
Attacker That Sharpened Facebook's Defenses
Financial Times:
Apple to bring iPhone ads to Europe
Discussion: ClickZ and FierceMobileContent
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
More Kinect Craziness: Mind-Blowing 3D Video Effect