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6:50 PM ET, November 30, 2010

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EU Press Room:
Antitrust: Commission probes allegations of antitrust violations by Google  —  The European Commission has decided to open an antitrust investigation into allegations that Google Inc. has abused a dominant position in online search, in violation of European Union rules (Article 102 TFEU).
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Incredible Stupidity Of Investigating Google For Acting Like A Search Engine  —  I did a search at Google today for “cars” and was shocked.  Rather than list links allowing me to search for “cars” on Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, Voila, Naver and Yandex, Google instead favored its own search results.
Aoife White / Bloomberg:
Google Investigated by European Union Over Online Ads, Search
George Ou / Digital Society:
Level 3 outbid Akamai on Netflix by reselling stolen bandwidth  —  Level 3 communications raised a lot of eyebrows earlier this month when it outbid rival Content Delivery Network (CDN) provider Akamai to deliver Netflix content to large parts of the United States.
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Feature: How Comcast became a toll-collecting, nuke-wielding hydra  —  Wharton Business School professor Kevin Werbach dubs Comcast's actions this week a “turning point in US Internet policy.”  Law professor Susan Crawford calls Comcast a terrifying, hat-wearing hydra—and she's looking for a Hercules to cut it down to size.
J T. Ramsay / Comcast Voices:
How Internet Peering Works
Discussion: CableTechTalk and GigaOM
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Forget Net Neutrality, Comcast Might Break the Web
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Google's Groupon Offer: $5.3 Billion, With $700 Million Earnout  —  According to sources close to the situation, Google has offered $5.3 billion for Groupon, in what will be its largest acquisition yet if completed.  —  Sources said the deal for the social buying site seemed likely to be struck …
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Stephen Grocer / Deal Journal:
Analysts on Groupon Deal: Google Upping Its Fight with Facebook?
Discussion: paidContent
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
New Enterprise Associates Poised to Score Big on Groupon Thanks to Old Ties
Daniel Rubino / WPCentral.com:
Rumor: January Windows Phone 7 update to be massive, catches up with iPhone  —  We've been covering the rumored software update for Windows Phone 7 for sometime now, even having our forum members add some info to the mix.  So far, the update is suppose to have the following features:
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Winamp Wants To Be The iTunes Of Android; Now Out Of Beta With Wireless Sync  —  Today Winamp for Android is coming out of beta, a month after its initial launch and more than 500,000 downloads later.  The public Android release lets you manage your music downloads on your Android and will offer …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs: AirPlay Video Streaming Coming to Safari and Third-Party Apps in 2011  —  One of the major new features deployed in iOS 4.2 last week was AirPlay, Apple's solution for streaming video, audio, and photos from portable iOS devices to the new Apple TV for display on users' televisions.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Verizon sucks at Photoshop: confuses the Droid X for an iPhone  —  Man, Motorola's not going to be pleased about this!  The Droid X is justifiably one of Verizon's marquee devices for this holiday season and takes pride of place on the carrier's Cyber Monday offers page, but wait …
Emre Peker / Bloomberg:
JPMorgan Gives Bankers IPads, Signaling Danger to RIM  —  JPMorgan Chase & Co. will give its investment bankers iPads to provide an additional mobile tool as Apple Inc. expands its domain to Wall Street, threatening Research in Motion Ltd. in a market it traditionally dominated.
Discussion: SAI, eWeek, MacStories and Electronista
Nick Denton / Lifehacker:
Why Gawker is moving beyond the blog  —  The 2011 template represents the most significant change in the Gawker model since the launch of Gizmodo and Gawker in 2002.  One could go further: it represents an evolution of the very blog form that has transformed online media over the last eight years.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent Based DNS To Counter US Domain Seizures  —  The domain seizures by the United States authorities in recent days and upcoming legislation that could make similar takeovers even easier in the future, have inspired a group of enthusiasts to come up with a new, decentralized and BitTorrent-powered DNS system.
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple makes PhotoFast stop production of speedy 256 GB MacBook Air SSDs  —  Back in late October we reported that PhotoFast began producing 256GB SSD upgrade kits for Apple's latest MacBook Air lineup.  PhotoFast's third-party SSD upgrade for the new MacBook Airs read and write at 250MB/s …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Motorola to finally split on January 4th  —  Motorola announced Tuesday that its board has approved a reverse stock split ratio of 1-for-7, and the company will finally split into two separate entities on January 4th, 2011.  In just over a month, Motorola will change its name to Motorola Solutions …
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld:
Microsoft exec says Google is ‘failing’ in the enterprise  —  In Q&A, Microsoft's Tom Rizzo says Google doesn't understand business needs  —  Computerworld - Raising the stakes in its war of words, Microsoft today said Google simply doesn't understand what businesses need, and is failing at pushing its way into the enterprise.
Discussion: WinRumors and The Next Web, Thanks:hornokplease
Rob Pegoraro / Faster Forward:
Amazon charges Kindle users for free Project Gutenberg e-books  —  Kindle readers, take note: You may have been paying for books you could legally download for free—in nearly identical editions—elsewhere.  The titles in question aren't just public-domain books that have long been freely available at such sites as Project Gutenberg.
Discussion: TeleRead
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Facebook Sued For Having Privacy Controls In Place.  Yes, Seriously.  —  Last week Facebook was hit with yet another patent lawsuit, this time by Walker Digital, an “invention company” founded by Jay S. Walker, co-inventor of Priceline.com.  —  And boy does this one come straight out of left field.
Discussion: paidContent
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
First Look: Branson's Virgin iPad Project Frustrates With Complexity  —  The future of publishing, if Virgin's new iPad-only magazine is anything to go by, is messy - Project is a decent-enough male lifestyle title, beset by horrid UI and frustrating Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) delivery...
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter Trusts, No Longer Verifies  —  On the Internet no one knows you're a dog.  And on Twitter, no one knows if you're really Kim Kardashian.  Unless Twitter says so, via its “verified account” badge.  —  But that system, introduced by Twitter back in June 2009, is going away.
Discussion: Techland
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Awesome: DIY Data Tool Needlebase Now Available to Everyone  —  If you've been within shouting distance of me over the last month, you've probably heard me singing the praises of Needlebase, a great new point-and-click tool for extracting, sorting and visualizing data from across pages around the web.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sony claims it has shipped 4.1M PlayStation Move units, but doesn't give sell-through number  —  Sony said today that it has shipped 4.1 million units of its PlayStation Move motion controller to retailers around the globe.  But, as is its custom, the Japanese company did not say how many of those units have been sold to consumers.
E.B. Boyd / Fast Company:
Visa to Use Your Phone's Location to Prevent Credit Card Fraud  —  Sure, you like all the great benefits of having your phone know where you are.  Looking up directions or local weather information becomes that much faster.  But outside companies and agencies are equally delighted to have access …
 
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Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop:
BlackBerry 8980 Revealed by FCC
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
Q&A with MySpace CEO Mike Jones
Discussion: Gawker and Digital Trends
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Are Those Yahoo Layoffs Starting To Roll Out Today?
Discussion: CNET News and SAI
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer Grabs $25 Million In New Funding
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
FCC proposes rules to reallocate spectrum from TV broadcasters
 Earlier Items: 
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
LinkedIn joins the article-sharing party
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Founder Institute Publishes Blacklist Of “Unsavory Characters”
Discussion: MobHappy
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Exec Schiller Steps Out On Twitter A Bit More; Answers …
Discussion: TUAW
Lev Grossman / Time:
The Men Who Stole the World
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes officially launches Jumo …
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews:
The Biggest iPad Subsidy Of All: Softbank Gives It Away - What's Behind It?