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3:05 PM ET, November 21, 2010

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Edward Helmore / Guardian:
iPad ‘newspaper’ created by Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch  —  Apple and News Corp reportedly set to launch joint iPad news publication exclusively via download  —  Rupert Murdoch, head of the media giant News Corp, and Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, are preparing to unveil a new digital …
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction  —  REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — On the eve of a pivotal academic year in Vishal Singh's life, he faces a stark choice on his bedroom desk: book or computer?  —  Your Brain on Computers  —  Staying on Task  —  Articles in this series examine how a deluge …
Rupert Neate / Telegraph:
Apple's iPhone SIM card plan thwarted  —  Apple has ditched its plan to create its own iPhone SIM cards after mobile operators threatened to stop selling the iconic device.  —  Apple had wanted to exclude operators, such as Vodafone and O2, from the sale process in order to build a more direct relationship with customers.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Is the tech press needed anymore? (how Apple iPhone apps take off now)  —  Datapoint one: John Gruber is noting that Android doesn't have very many of the industry's best apps.  —  Datapoint two.  Starbucks CIO says that he's forced to use HTML 5 to support Apple iOS users …
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Facebook:
The Nuts and Bolts of Facebook's Acquisition Strategy  —  Mark Zuckerberg has famously said that Facebook acquires people, not products.  —  Since making its first acquisition in 2007 with Parakey, the company has picked up small teams that may not have seen broad traction but clearly have gifted technical talent.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Facebook Removing Gmail From List Of Third Party Email Providers  —  Something is up on the Facebook vs. Google data reciprocity front.  It looks like Facebook is removing Gmail from the list of third party email providers on “Find Friends”, whereas we were seeing direct link downloads …
Discussion: Gizmodo, SAI and The Next Web
Chris Chang / M.I.C gadget:
Phenomenal Steve Jobs Figure Hands-on  —  I have been wanting an action figure version of Steve Jobs for a long time.  Today, my dream comes true when I received the most phenomenal Steve Jobs action figure ever.  It looks insanely like Steve, and here's my first hands-on impressions:
Discussion: Engadget and PhoneArena
Michael Gartenberg / Macworld:
The Mac is back  —  Why Apple's computer platform isn't going anywhere but up  —  Last month, Steve Jobs took to the stage, most likely for the final time this year, to launch a new version of iLife and new updates to the MacBook Air line.  More importantly, he spent a lot of time talking …
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny!
Fred / A VC:
Pacing Yourself  —  I've been pretty clear as of late that I think the market for investing in web startups is getting overheated.  When I talk to some people about this, they say “you should shut down and ride out the bubble on the beach.”  To which I say “we don't think we can time markets.”
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Time Warner Balks At Subpoenas In Mass Copyright Suits  —  The biggest headache when suing 10,000 people for copyright infringement?  Finding out who they are.  —  Lawyers from Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) have intervened in a few mass-copyright lawsuits recently, saying they've …
BelfastTelegraph.co.uk:
Google warns Irish government against tax increase  —  The Republic of Ireland's biggest US employers yesterday hit back at calls from Europe's big guns for a hike in the country's controversial low corporation tax rate.  —  The 12.5pc company profit tax is one of the lowest in Europe …
Discussion: Telegraph
 
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Joab Jackson / Computerworld:
Supercomputing Top500 brews discontent
Discussion: EE Times and New York Times
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Broadcasters Keep Pushing the Mobile TV Boulder Uphill
Discussion: Electronista, Engadget and paidContent
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Windows @ 25  —  Today marks the 25th anniversary of Microsoft …
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Register
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
New Twitter Now Showing Full Conversations In The Side Pane
Discussion: Scobleizer
Joel Evans / The Mobile Gadgeteer Blog:
Verizon Wireless really screwed up the Samsung Tab with pricing and policy
Discussion: PhoneNews.com, displayblog and Geek.com
 Earlier Items: 
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Gmail Call Recording Appears To Be Rolling Out Widely
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
New Facebook Messaging Continues to Block Some Links
cdixon's posterous:
The anti-bubble of 2001-2004  —  Us old timers remember 2001-2004 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Whoa, Google, That's A Pretty Big Security Hole
Discussion: Naked Security and Techie Buzz