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11:20 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.
Kannan Muthukkaruppan / Facebook:
The Underlying Technology of Messages
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Facebook Sets Email Service; Facebook.com Addresses For Users
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Facebook: 350M People Using Messaging; More Than 4B Messages Sent Daily
Discussion: 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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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.
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 …
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
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:   Schmidt: Android Phones Will Be Credit Cards
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 …
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.
Discussion: Examiner
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: ReadWriteWeb and The Next Web
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: Mashable! and Erictric
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Microsoft Opened Its Wallet to Build WP7 App Success  —  Foursquare VP of Mobile and Partnership Holger Luedorf guesses his company would have waited until Microsoft sold at least 10 million Windows Phone 7 devices before it rolled out a Foursquare app.  So how was there a Foursquare app available for the WP7 launch last week?
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com and IntoMobile, Thanks:oryankim
Microsoft:
Kinect for Xbox 360 Hits Million Mark in Just 10 Days  —  Early customer demand for controller-free entertainment solidifies biggest year in Xbox history.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced it has sold 1 million Kinect for Xbox 360 units worldwide in 10 days and is on pace to hit 5 million by the end of the year.
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
New MySpace Design Is Now Live  —  The new MySpace design is now live on the site.  The main MySpace Twitter account just tweeted this, and sure enough, it's live:  —  Here's what the new homepage looks like:  —  We've previously reported on the design change, including when the new MySpace logo …
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
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
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel Sandy Bridge chip coming January 5  —  Intel will launch its next-generation Sandy Bridge chip line on January 5 at the Consumer Electronics Show, the chipmaker confirmed today.  —  The launch will take place at Venetion Hotel in Las Vegas.  Mooly Eden, Intel vice president …
Discussion: Electronista and Engadget
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Google CEO: Android Is for Touch, Chrome OS Is for Keyboards  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt has finally made it clear what differentiates Google's Android OS from the soon-to-be-released Chrome OS: keyboards.  —  That's a rather simplified expression of the bigger picture; but ultimately …
Discussion: Engadget and Liliputing
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: GigaOM and bit.ly blog
Oliver Chiang / SelectStart:
Zynga: 320 Million People Have Played Our Games  —  On stage at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, Zynga chief Mark Pincus said that 320 million people had played Zynga games to date.  He unveiled a number of other interesting figures.  —  Zynga's games see more than 3 million …
 
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Mike Schramm / TUAW:
Damon Albarn making next Gorillaz album completely on an iPad
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
New Stuxnet clues suggest sabotage of Iran's uranium enrichment program
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
comScore: Hulu Generated 1.1 Billion Video Ad Impressions In October
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
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Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Microsoft exec caught in privacy snafu, says Kinect might tailor ads to you
 Earlier Items: 
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Topguest Checks In With $2 Million Series A Round (and Peter Thiel as Advisor)
Discussion: Pulse2 and GigaOM
Ben Edelman:
Hard-Coding Bias in Google “Algorithmic” Search Results
Bob Boorstin / Google Public Policy Blog:
Promoting Free Trade for the Internet Economy
Discussion: Reuters, beyondbrics and Ars Technica
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
RIM shuts out red-hot mobile chat application Kik — without explanation
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
Microsoft vs. McAfee: How free antivirus outperformed paid
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 Blog, Thanks:edbott
Sameer Samat / The Official Google Blog:
Improvements to Product Search for this holiday season