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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
WikiLeaked Diplomatic Cables Confirm China's Politburo Was Behind Google Hacking Incident  —  Details about the U.S. State Department cables obtained by WikiLeaks are starting to come out.  Although WikiLeaks itself may be under a denial of service attack, it provided several newspapers around …
Discussion: Beet.TV, Thanks:beet_tv
Guardian:
US embassy cables: browse the database  —  Use our interactive guide to discover what has been revealed in the leak of 250,000 US diplomatic cables.  Mouse over the map below to find stories and original documents by country, subject or people
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
WikLeaks Reports It Is Under A Denial Of Service Attack  —  @wikileaks  —  We are currently under a mass distributed denial of service attack.  —  about 2 hours ago via webRetweet  —  A lot of people, including many governments, have problems with WikiLeaks, the site dedicated …
Tal Ater / Green Any Site:
Is Facebook Preparing to Launch Video Chatting In a Partnership with Skype?  —  While working on the Green Any Site facebook application, and digging around facebook, I noticed a curious little object in their code which wasn't there a few days ago.  —  The object, which is simply called VideoChat …
David Segal / New York Times:
For DecorMyEyes, Bad Publicity Is a Good Thing  —  SHOPPING online in late July, Clarabelle Rodriguez typed the name of her favorite eyeglass brand into Google's search bar.  —  In moments, she found the perfect frames — made by a French company called Lafont — on a Web site that looked snazzy …
Robert X. Cringely / I, Cringely:
The Decline and Fall of E-Mail  —  I have in my computer every e-mail message I have sent or received since 1992.  Minus the obvious spam, this database comes to about half a million messages from people as varied (or similar, if you think about it) as Larry Ellison and Larry Flynt.
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Google TV Already In Trouble?  Sony Offering 25% Off Blu-ray Google TV Units  —  Google TV might be in a bit of a pickle if a Best Buy and Sony sale is any indication.  The platform launched a few weeks ago with the Logitech Revue and Sony Internet TV.  Both are loaded with the same system …
John Boudreau / Mercury News:
Amid economic doldrums, Apple has a spectacular year  —  As 2010 draws to a close, much of the tech world is struggling to regain its footing after a difficult recession.  Then there's Apple.  —  Never before has this venerable company, which at age 34 is a grizzled veteran by Silicon Valley standards …
EE Times:
Quantum hard drives on the horizon  —  Quantum hard drives on the horizon  —  PORTLAND, Ore. — The California Institute of Technology has demonstrated that quantum entanglement can simultaneously transfer whole blocks of quantum information, providing a proof-of-concept for future quantum HDs.
Discussion: Engadget and Electronista
Fred / A VC:
Chasing Returns  —  I've spent much of this long weekend curled up on the couch reading Too Big To Fail, Andrew Ross Sorkin's history of the financial crisis of 2008.  I've wanted to read this book since it came out last year but it took me a while to get to it.  I'm enjoying it very much.
Electronista:
Symbian.org shuts down Dec. 17, online distros going away  —  The Symbian Foundation late on Friday posted a warning that it would shut down its websites and its online distribution of source code on December 17.  The move follows Nokia's takeover of development and will see all code …
 
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Sites With Government Seized Domains Are Moving On, On Twitter
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Brad Stone / Business Week:
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