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2:25 PM ET, November 23, 2010

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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Acer introduces 7-inch and 10.1-inch Android tablets, shipping April 2011  —  Shocker of shockers, folks — Acer's getting into the tablet game, too.  With the holidays too close for comfort, the outfit's giving everyone pause that was considering that janky Android tablet on sale for Black Friday.
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Acer reveals Iconia dual-screen laptop / tablet, Clear.fi cloud-based media sharing system  —  Here in New York at Acer's Global press event, the company's talking touch.  Lots and lots of touch.  It'll be introducing a veritable smorgasbord of equipment as the minutes roll on …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Acer reveals 4.8-inch Android smartphone with 1024x480 screen resolution  —  Acer may be calling this “100 percent smartphone.  100 percent tablet.,” but something just doesn't add up there.  That being said, we have to agree that a 1024x480 screen resolution on a 4.8-inch smartphone is downright drool-worthy.
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple posts Black Friday sale teaser  —  In advance of the biggest shopping day of the year, Apple has posted a teaser for a Nov. 26 Black Friday sale on its website, telling customers to come back to the Apple Online Store on Friday for a special “holiday shopping event.”
Firt / Mobile Web Programming:
Safari on iPhone & iPad 4.2: Accelerometer, WebSockets & better HTML5 support  —  iOS 4.2 is a free update for every iPhone, iPod or iPad device available now.  This new release provides some major changes on HTML5 and W3C future standards support, like WebSockets and Accelerometer support …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zynga Is “Extremely Pleased” With Playdom/Disney Litigation Settlement  —  A little over a year ago Zynga sued rival game startup Playdom for, among other things, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, breach of the duty of loyalty, tortious interference with contracts …
Discussion: VentureBeat, paidContent and SAI
Chris Dixon / cdixon's posterous:
Bubble or bust?  Nobody knows anything … Sequoia Capital is widely (and, in my opinion, correctly) considered to be the best venture capital firm on the planet.  Their list of hits include Apple, Oracle, Cisco, Atari, EA, Google, Yahoo, and Paypal (and that's just counting the investments …
Discussion: SAI
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Apple Acquired Nuance?  Five Reasons Why It's Probably Not True  —  Rumors are swirling this morning about voice technology giant Nuance Communications being acquired by Apple, following remarks made by the company's co-founder Steve Wozniak in a short video interview by TVDeck (see below, skip to the 0:40 mark).
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
How Kleiner Perkins Almost Blew Its Best Investment Since Google  —  The investment that could be Kleiner Perkins's greatest success since Google almost never was.  —  At the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco last week, KP partner John Doerr said that “Zynga is the largest, most rapidly growing …
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Yelp Introduces Checkin Offers  —  Foursquare may have pioneered the idea of rewards and specials associated with checkins, but everyone from Facebook to SCVNGR has followed suit.  Today, Yelp joins the fray, giving business owners the ability to add “Check-in Offers” to their venues.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Tim Berners-Lee: Facebook could fragment web  —  Founder of world wide web says some of the most successful social networking sites ‘have begun to chip away at its principles’  —  Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networking sites represent “one of several threats” to the future of the world wide web …
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Skyfire Debuts 3.0 for Android: A “Browser for the Social Networking Generation”  —  Skyfire, the mobile browser that brought Flash video to the iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices, is unveiling version 3.0 for Android today.  This latest version of Skyfire, dubbed the “Facebook edition” …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Alternative Diaspora Launches Their Private Alpha With Some Bet Hedging  —  We've been tracking the progress of Diaspora, the open-source Facebook alternative, since before the project even started.  That's because the idea got so much buzz on the crowdsourced micro-funding site Kickstarter …
Discussion: join diaspora and The Next Web
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
FCC Updating 911 for the Texting Generation, SRSLY  —  In a bid to bring the life-saving emergency service 911 into the 21st century, the FCC is looking at letting citizens report crimes through text messages and even stream video from their mobile phones to emergency centers.
Tim Carmody / Gadget Lab:
Microsoft Job Advert Hints at Apps for Xbox  —  Microsoft is looking to expand its Silverlight web platform to Xbox 360, according to a recent job advertisement placed by the company.  —  “Silverlight is looking to hire motivated developers with a passion for creating ground breaking …
Discussion: TechTrends, Kotaku and CNET News
Electronista:
Dell selling Streak unlocked in US with Android 2.2, 32GB  —  Dell today began selling an unlocked version of the Streak along with an OS upgrade.  The new version, which can now work on T-Mobile or other GSM carriers, is the first in the US to ship with Android 2.2 out of the box.
Simon Mackie / GigaOM:
Opera 11 Beta Introduces Tab Stacking, Extensions  —  The beta of Opera 11, released today, continues Opera Software's long tradition of innovating in the browser space by introducing a neat new feature: tab stacking.  The idea is that users can stack tabs to group them by site or by theme …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Svpply Is a Social Shopping Site With a Funny Name, Good Buzz and a New Funding Round  —  One thing the first Web boom got right: Amazon, eBay and the other big e-commerce sites that made it really easy to buy stuff on the Internet.  —  But those sites are efficient places to get the things you know you want.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hollywood's Big Hope: Google Shows Up With Suitcase Full of Money.  It Could Happen!  —  Here's a script Hollywood has been pitching for some time: Google comes to town with a checkbook in hand.  —  It hasn't happened yet, but the longer the company struggles to break into the market for …
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Verizon proposes wholesale rewrite of US telecom law  —  Here's something you don't see every day: Verizon just put out a press release titled “Congress Needs to Update the Nation's Antiquated and Anti-Competitive Telecom Rules.”  Yeah, no tip-toeing around here — Verizon public policy VP Tom Tauke straight …
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
iOS 4.2.1 Final Version Jailbroken Using Updated Redsn0w 0.9.6b4 [How to Guide]  —  The iPhone Dev Team has just released Redsn0w 0.9.6b4 today which brings first proper jailbreak, with working Cydia and MobileSubstrate for all iOS 4.2.1 devices.  —  For those of you who don't know …
Neil Stevens / The Big Blog:
Celebrating 25 million concurrent users  —  Yesterday we reached a new milestone for peak concurrent users: 25 million people online, on Skype, at the same time.  Our software is designed to handle large numbers of concurrent users, with wideband audio and group video calls all flowing smoothly around …
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Holiday plans?  Apple & Foxconn increase iPad production capacity  —  Apple's iPad production is nearing three million units every month in the lead-in to Christmas, with manufacturing partner, Foxconn, opening aditional capacity in its new plants in Chengdu, China.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
AOL Boasts About Its Supersized Video Offering, and Puts Ran Harnevo in Charge  —  A couple of months ago AOL laid out $65 million for video distributor 5Min Media.  What did it get for its money?  —  A lot of video!  AOL says that 5Min's library and distribution deals …
Discussion: SAI
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Curated.By hits public beta to let you bundle the whole Web  —  As we all try to cope with the increasingly fast-moving social web, curation services are set to become important tools.  When we first looked at Curated.By a few weeks ago, it was a service designed to let you create and share collections of interesting Tweets.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Oracle-SAP: Closing Statements Followed by Closing Insults  —  With closing arguments said and done, the Oracle-SAP case is nearly over, but the companies continue to trade sucker punches outside the courtroom.  In dueling statements issued Monday night, Oracle branded SAP an IP plunderer …
Discussion: SiliconANGLE
 
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
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Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
How Amazon.com undersells Best Buy, the Apple store, and almost everybody else.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Don Clark / Digits:
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Joe Flint / Company Town:
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Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
News Corp's Upcoming iPad App ‘The Daily’ …