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3:55 AM ET, November 22, 2010

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Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
Why the Daily, Murdoch's “tablet newspaper,” will be DOA  —  When I first head the phrase “iPad newspaper” — shorthand for Rupert Murdoch's not-so-secret-any-more new project — I puzzled over its oxymoronic implications.  Forget about the, you know, iPad/paper contradiction and think about the business.
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David Carr / New York Times:
A News Corp. Newspaper, but Not in Print  —  People who own an iPad will tell you it makes everything look sexier.  Maybe even a newspaper.  —  Rupert Murdoch, an old-timey newspaper romantic, has nonetheless deputized himself as the digital savior of paid content.
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Palm webOS ‘Enyo’ framework paves the way for tablets and larger phones (video)  —  Don't expect HP's webOS 2.0 to be tied to an HVGA screen for long — come “early 2011,” the company will introduce a number of “really interesting new form factors,” including tablets and phones.
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Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
Preview: Enyo app framework for webOS
Discussion: IntoMobile and techno.blog
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Steve Jobs Gets His Head Shaved And Other Youthful Stories [Early Playboy Interview]  —  I've read a lot of Steve Jobs interviews but until now I'd not seen this 1985 interview from Playboy.  —  It catches Steve Jobs at age 29, one year after the Macintosh was launched.
Kenneth Corbin / Datamation:
White House Pledges Cloud Computing Approach to Federal IT  —  McLEAN, Va. — In perhaps its most dramatic move yet toward reshaping the federal IT apparatus, the Obama administration on Friday announced a multipronged strategy to improve efficiencies and eliminate waste from the government's …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
In The Era Of The Connected Camera, The Point & Shoot Commits Seppuku  —  The big brand camera companies are committing seppuku in front of our eyes.  It's fascinating.  —  Last week, I bought a brand new Canon S95 camera.  It's a great point & shoot.  Maybe the best out there right now.
Tyler Cunningham / GTVHub.com:
Viacom blocks full episode streaming on Google TV devices  —  Are we beginning to see a pattern yet?  Just when we thought (or at least we were hoping) that Fox was going to be the last major network to block Google TV, Viacom has arrived just in time to rain on our parade.
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.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Lone TSA Twitter Account Fights Entire Internet  —  In case you're confused by @tsagov, @tsabloggerbob, @tsaagent, @TSAsupervisor, @tsablog and countless other parody accounts, the real Transportation Safety Administration is actually on Twitter at @TSABlogTeam and wow, talk …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
The Rich Get Richer: Verizon Ups FiOS to 150 Mbps  —  Verizon Communications today announced an even faster tier of fiber-to-the-home service: 150 Mbps down and 35 Mbps up.  For folks like myself still stuck on first generation DOCSIS cable or plain old DSL, the digital divide grew by a couple of feet.
Discussion: Light Reading
Oliver Chiang / SelectStart:
Names You Need To Know In 2011: The Facebook Keiretsu  —  The Facebook Keiretsu is the newest in a strong tradition of techies still working together once they hit it rich.  Going way back, Intel was founded by refugees from Fairchild Semiconductor, who earlier left Shockley Semiconductor.
Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
YouTube Readies New Ad Units That Users Can Skip  —  New Units Will Give Consumer's Choice — Even if That Choice Is to Opt Out  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AdAge.com) — Whether it's walking out of the room, fast-forwarding on a DVR or paying for premium cable, consumers are used to having choice with ads on TV.
 
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Wall Street Journal:
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Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
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Joe Mullin / paidContent:
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Victoria Barret / Forbes:
Salesforce.com: The Web's Big Upstart
Fred / A VC:
Pacing Yourself  —  I've been pretty clear as of late …
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Facebook:
The Nuts and Bolts of Facebook's Acquisition Strategy
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Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Time Warner Balks At Subpoenas In Mass Copyright Suits
Chris Chang / M.I.C gadget:
Phenomenal Steve Jobs Figure Hands-on
Discussion: Examiner, Engadget and PhoneArena
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Is the tech press needed anymore? (how Apple iPhone apps take off now)
BelfastTelegraph.co.uk:
Google warns Irish government against tax increase
Discussion: Telegraph