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10:25 AM ET, November 19, 2010

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Tim Berners-Lee / Scientific American:
Long Live the Web  —  The Web is critical not merely to the digital revolution but to our continued prosperity—and even our liberty.  Like democracy itself, it needs defending  —  The world wide web went live, on my physical desktop in Geneva, Switzerland, in December 1990.
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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
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, louisgray.com, SlashGear and TechEye
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 …
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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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 …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Google to delete UK Street View data  —  Technology giant signs commitment to improve its data handling after illegally capturing personal details from Wi-Fi networks  —  Google is to delete the sensitive information - including full emails and passwords - it illegally captured from Wi-Fi networks …
Discussion: Telegraph and The Next Web
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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.
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.
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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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.
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
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
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.
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 …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Google Turns Its Local Eyes to Groupon-But Who Else Could Enter Bidding?  —  According to multiple sources close to the situation, Google is in discussions with local deals powerhouse Groupon about buying it.  —  Without making the requisite joke about the deal of the day …
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
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
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
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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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.
 
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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
Martyn Daniels / Brave New World:
Amazon is Becoming the True Publishing Vertical Business
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog
Oliver Chiang / SelectStart:
Exclusive: YouWeb, Billion-Dollar Incubator?
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
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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
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’