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11:55 PM ET, November 24, 2010

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Agence France Presse:
Branson launching digital magazine for iPad  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - British tycoon Richard Branson on Tuesday will unveil a digital magazine tailored for viewing on Apple's popular iPad tablet computers, according to press conference invitations.  —  Word of Branson's plans to publish …
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Chrome OS consumer launch pushed to 2011, Google-branded Chromebook could still arrive this year  —  It's almost time to eat turkey and then jet out to Best Buy to be trampled by mad shoppers.  Oh yes, the holiday season is just about here, which according to a few posts we've written …
Matt Cowan / Reuters:
Twitter co-founder hopes to create news network  —  Biz Stone, the co-founder of popular microblogging site Twitter, is eager to harness the vast quantities of information that it helps its users share to create a news network, he told Reuters on Monday.  A Twitter news network would not necessarily …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
When iPad 2 Hits, Will iPad 1 Go Cheap Or Extinct?  —  With iOS 4.2 finally out in the wild, the iPad has effectively been rejuvenated.  And there's no question that Apple is going to sell a massive amount of them during the Holiday shopping season.  But what comes next?  Well, the iPad 2, of course.
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Deep Packet Inspection Circles Back for a Second Look  —  Deep packet inspection, a creepy and invasive targeting technology, is looking to make a comeback, this time armed with opt-in consent and incentives for users.  The technology, which involves scanning data packets for information …
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James Governor / James Governor's Monkchips:
The iPad: Nice Piece of Glass!  Here comes HTML5  —  If you have followed RedMonk for any time you'll know that we are strong advocates for open source and open standards.  Open ecosystems create more economic and innovation opportunities than closed systems.  So far, so Adam Smith.
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Your Internet Driver's License  —  Back in summer 2008 when we were building Stack Overflow, I chose OpenID logins for reasons documented in Does The World Really Need Yet Another Username and Password: … It always pained me greatly that every rinky-dink website on the entire internet demanded …
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Comcast, NBC argue against sharing with Internet TV  —  Comcast and NBC Universal executives met with senior officials at the Federal Communications Commission this week, urging the agency against conditions to their proposed merger that would require the new company to provide shows and movies to Internet video distributors.
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Tony Romm / The Politico:
FCC readies for potential Net neutrality agenda
Dan Whitworth / BBC:
Angry Birds switches from mobiles to games consoles  —  One of the most successful smartphone games ever is making the switch from mobiles to consoles.  —  Angry Birds has been downloaded 36 million times by people using Apple's iPhone and the Google Android operating system.
Steven Church / Bloomberg:
Facebook Sued by Inventor Behind Priceline.com  —  Facebook Inc., operator of the world's biggest social-networking website, was sued for patent infringement by a company controlled by Jay S. Walker, a co- inventor of Priceline.com.  Walker Digital LLC, accused Palo Alto …
Discussion: The Next Web
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
New Google Maps for the iPhone makes traffic harder to see  —  A little-noticed change in Apple's recent update to its mobile operating system was that, in the built-in Google Maps application, road traffic is displayed a bit differently.  —  Instead of solid bars of red, green and yellow …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Your Income, Home Ownership & Parenthood Status Now Available as an API  —  Personal information aggregation service Rapleaf announced to its developers today that it now offers “lifestyle” information like home ownership status, occupation and income corresponding with any email or postal address in its database.
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Jumpin' Meerkats!  Ubuntu moving to daily downloads?  —  Six months is for your dad  —  Ubuntu is moving away from its established six-month-cycle and potentially to a future where software updates land on a daily basis.  —  Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth told press recently that a move …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
iPhone gets UberTwitter client, BlackBerrys have one less reason to exist  —  If the name UberTwitter sounds familiar, that'll be because it's one of the more popular mobile Twitter clients, accounting for 10 million tweets each day from BlackBerry users around the globe.  And now it's also available on the iPhone.
Brandon Bailey / Mercury News:
Apple makes big land purchase in Cupertino  —  At a time when Apple is adding new workers almost as fast as it sells new iPhones and iPads, the pioneering computer maker has made a 98-acre land purchase that will roughly double the size of its home base in Cupertino.
Zach Epstein / BGR:
PlayStation Phone to be unveiled on December 9th?  —  French gadget enthusiast blog Nowhereelse has reportedly received a copy of an invitation to a mysterious press event early next month.  The event, as the invitation states, is supposedly “the most awaited event of the past 10 years.”
Discussion: Electronista, Pulse2 and techeblog.com
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Art.sy Raises $1.25 Million From Schmidt, Murdoch, Dorsey, And Super-Artsy Angels  —  New York City art world startup Art.sy, which launched at our first TechCrunch Disrupt and won the Rookie Award, is raising $1.25 million from a very impressive group of super angels on both coasts.
Discussion: Pulse2 and VatorNews
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Windows Phone 7 now has over 15,000 developers and nearly 3,000 apps and games  —  Microsoft revealed on Tuesday that is now has over 15,000 registered Windows Phone 7 developers.  —  The amount of Windows Phone developers has increased by around 80% since September.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Android Market To Show Content Ratings.  Devs: Get Them In Or Be Labeled “Mature”  —  As Apple CEO Steve Jobs like to point out, the Android Market is great for users who want to find porn.  While that may not be exactly true, other Android-based stores are trying to make it true.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft delivers beta update for Internet Explorer 9  —  A week after rolling out its seventh developer preview of Internet Explorer (IE) 9, Microsoft has gone back and delivered an update for the beta of IE 9, the first full beta of Microsoft's next-gen browser which the company delivered in mid-September.
Erik Sherman / BNET:
Google Blocks Mobile Porn Searches, but It's an Accident.  Sort of.  Maybe  —  It seems that users of Google (GOOG) Mobile search have a problem if they want unfiltered search results: They're not available.  Within the last two days, consumer complaints have begun to flood Google support forums.
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
“Iframe Post Proposal” and Unique Identifier Mechanisms Aim to Solve Facebook User ID Issue  —  Facebook has outlined a new “Iframe POST Proposal” as a solution to prevent User IDs from being passed through HTTP refferer headers.  The mechanism embeds the UID in a HTTP POST body ensuring …
Anil Dash:
Freedom, Trust, and Other Boring Software Features  —  Providing more evidence that blogging is something you can get better at the longer you do it, my friend Rafe Colburn put out a brilliant post the other day outlining a third kind of software freedom.
 
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
XM, Sirius finally announce plans to merge in Canada
Discussion: The Next Web
Bloomberg:
Toshiba, Vizio Are Said to Unveil Google TV Products in January
Discussion: GTVHub.com
Stephan Seyboth / Google LatLong:
How ratings and reviews work on Google Places
Jennifer Baker / ITworld:
EU Parliament approves once-secret ACTA copyright treaty
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Mac shipments outpace market 3 to 1
Erica Sadun / TUAW:
Apple TV Hacking: Spelunking into the AirPlay video service
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
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Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
The Bubble Isn't Bad News for Angel Investors Alone
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Bad Robot? Android Is Limiting Publishers' Payment Prospects
Discussion: Fast Company, SiliconANGLE and TeleRead
Alex Williams / ReadWriteCloud:
Netflix's Advice on Moving to Amazon Web Services
Discussion: Cloudscaling, Computerworld and Pulse2