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9:40 AM ET, November 19, 2010

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Ingrid Lee / DigiTimes:
Sources reveal some PCB suppliers for iPad 2  —  Ibiden, Tripod Technology and TTM Technologies have been named as the initial PCB suppliers for a second-generation Apple tablet PC, which is expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2011.  Four more suppliers will be added to the list in February 2011 …
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Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple's iPad 2 suppliers to ramp up in Q1 2011 - rumor
Discussion: SlashGear, Digital Daily and 9 to 5 Mac
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Wanted: more than 2,000, in Google hiring spree  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc plans to hire more than 2,000 people around the globe, bumping up its workforce as it expands into new markets and battles for talent with faster-growing rivals.  —  The world's largest Internet search engine …
Discussion: SAI, SlashGear, louisgray.com and TechEye
Laurie Spindler / MySpace:
MYSPACE INTRODUCES MASHUP WITH FACEBOOK  —  Myspace Users Can Easily Create Highly Personalized, Entertainment-Focused Streams Based on their Facebook Profile  —  Today, Myspace announced Mashup with Facebook, a new feature that allows Myspace users to easily create a personalized stream of entertainment content.
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Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget:
$399 iPads, fondue sets appearing at TJ Maxx locations across the country  —  Sure, we know where you guys go when you're near a strip mall and have to pick up an irregularly sized Tommy Hilfiger shirt, or when you run out of Paco Rabanne cologne before a hot date, but we definitely did a double …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Angry Birds spotlights Android fragmentation  —  The good news for Android is that it's flexible enough to reach many corners of the smartphone market.  The bad news is that this can mean headaches for programmers—as the top-ranked game Angry Birds illustrated today.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Testing A New “People” Tab: All Your Social Graph Steroids In One Place  —  Since the launch of New Twitter in September, things have been pretty quiet on the new feature front.  Yes, they're testing out a new analytics product, but in terms of features that the majority of end users will use …
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Another Hacker's Laptop, Cell Phones Searched at Border  —  A well-known and respected computer security researcher was detained for several hours Wednesday night by border agents who searched his laptop and cell phones before returning them to him.  —  The researcher, who goes …
Phil / Nokia Conversations:
EVP Niklas Savander discusses Nokia N8 quality  —  GLOBAL - We have been getting excellent feedback from consumers on the capabilities of the Nokia N8, but in the last couple of days, a very small number of users have reported that their Nokia N8 is not switching on as it should.
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Kelly Riddell / Bloomberg:
Cox Communications Takes On AT&T, Verizon With Mobile Offering  —  Cox Communications Inc. is becoming the first U.S. cable company to offer a mobile-phone service as it looks to challenge incumbents AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless by bundling wireless handsets with Web and TV.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Meet the Firehose Seven Thousand Times Bigger Than Twitter's  —  Twitter announced yesterday that for the first time, outside developers will be allowed to purchase access to 50% of all the messages that flow through its network.  The price for half the firehose?  $360,000 per year, payable to partner company Gnip.
Discussion: VatorNews and VentureBeat
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Mac App Store opening soon, Apple implores developers to submit their apps  —  Apple sent out an email this evening telling Mac developers to submit their Mac ‘apps’ for inclsion in the opening of the store which should happen pretty soon.
Tana Ganeva / AlterNet.org:
Debt Collectors Stalking, Publicly Shaming People Through Facebook  —  Now that we have debtor's prison again, it's only natural that Americans who owe money be publicly shamed for the sin of being broke during a devastating recession.  —  A Tampa woman who fell behind on her car payments …
Discussion: The Consumerist
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
HTC Merge 360-degree view appears, quickly disappears from Verizon's site  —  Need another sign that the HTC Merge is nearing release?  How about a 360-degree look to go along with our previous hands-on and video preview.  It popped up on Verizon's website today and was quickly pulled, but that's just not how we do things around here.
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Dell Inspiron Duo finally official, can be yours the first week of December for $549  —  That's right, just as we had heard, Dell is finally putting an end to the Inspiron Duo's mysterious marketing videos and officially spinning its screen for the world to see!
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Ben Rudolph / The Windows Blog:
Hands-on with the uniquely touchable, typable Dell Inspiron duo
Rebecca Mackinnon / Wall Street Journal:
No Quick Fixes for Internet Freedom  —  The hard work to promote free speech online has barely begun.  —  Just before U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Hanoi late last month, Vietnamese authorities redoubled their assault on Internet dissent.
Discussion: ONI
Oliver Chiang / SelectStart:
Meet The Man Who Paid A Record $335,000 For Virtual Property  —  Last week, I introduced you to the man who sold his virtual property in the mass multiplayer online game Entropia Universe for $635,000 in real dollars, making a half million dollars from the sale.  Now meet the man who bought the largest chunk of that property.
Brian Hendricks / Bing:
Announcing the new Bing Maps site with a redesigned left-rail and broader access to Map Apps & StreetSide  —  Today, we're happy to announce the following additions and changes to Bing Maps:  —  AJAX V7 Control  —  The launch of the next version the Bing Maps AJAX control provides consumers …
Andreas Tuerk / Google LatLong:
Street View comes to 20 German cities  —  Two weeks ago, we celebrated with the people of Oberstaufen when we made available the first ever images for Street View in Germany.  Today I'm pleased to let you know that you can explore even more of Germany because we've just released 360-degree …
Mark Milian / CNN:
Twitter CEO chides China  —  (CNN) — “Dear Chinese Government,” began a message sent late Thursday from Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.  —  “Year-long detentions for sending a sarcastic tweet are neither the way forward nor the future of your great people,” he wrote on his Twitter profile.
Discussion: BBC
Klint Finley / ReadWriteWeb:
Salesforce.com's Chatter to Go Freemium  —  Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff reportedly told analysts today that the company will announce a free version of its enterprise activity stream product Chatter at the annual Dreamforce event in San Francisco next month.
Shayndi Raice / Wall Street Journal:
Small Deal Brings Scrutiny to Huawei  —  Huawei Technologies Ltd., whose efforts to buy big U.S. companies have been stymied by security concerns, has landed in hot water in Washington for acquiring a small technology firm without first running the deal by the government.
Discussion: TechEye and Computerworld
Martyn Daniels / Brave New World:
Amazon is Becoming the True Publishing Vertical Business  —  So you think you know what Amazon is but think again as the global brand makes more media moves which although small show just how savvy the organisations.  —  The first announcement that Amazon.com is launching Amazon Studios.
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog
Oliver Chiang / SelectStart:
Exclusive: YouWeb, Billion-Dollar Incubator?  —  Even in the insular echo chamber of Silicon Valley, the name YouWeb doesn't come up a whole lot.  Yet the young incubator, largely a one-man show run by founder Peter Relan, has in just three years taken its initial seed capital of $700,000 …
 
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Scribd Stats: A ‘Google Analytics For Documents’
Discussion: Fast Company and ReadWriteWeb
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
An Unsealed Lawsuit Indicates Dell Hid Faults of Computers
Ben Popper / New York Observer:
Now It's Personal: Apple Taking on Teen Who Sold White iPhones
Discussion: SAI, Techland and Fast Company
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple's new board member, Virginia's computer nightmare
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Google's Arora On The World Of Tomorrow: Facebook And Google Won't Dominate
Paul T. Rosynsky / Mercury News:
Overstock.com sued by district attorneys
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Chris Nerney / ITworld:
Mark Zuckerberg's first website at Harvard sold in online auction
Discussion: Filthy Rich
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Releases iOS 4.2.1 GM Build
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Exclusive: Woz misquoted!  ‘Almost every app that I have is better on the iPhone’
Derek Parham / Google Enterprise Blog:
Ten times more applications for Google Apps customers