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12:25 AM ET, November 23, 2011

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Craig Eisler / MSDN Blogs:
Kinect for Windows - Building the Future  —  Since announcing a few weeks ago that the Kinect for Windows commercial program will launch in early 2012, we've been asked whether there will also be new Kinect hardware especially for Windows.  The answer is yes; building on the existing Kinect …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft readies new Kinect hardware for Windows PCs
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Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Chief to Seek Hearing on AT&T Deal  —  WASHINGTON—The head of the Federal Communications Commission will seek an administrative hearing on AT&T Inc.'s proposed $39 billion deal to acquire T-Mobile USA, according to a person close to the matter.  —  The move by Julius Genachowski …
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Tom Krazit / paidContent:
FCC Will Not Bless AT&T/T-Mobile, Asks For Hearing On Merger
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple Expands Subscription Service to Games  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) is letting a video-game company offer its titles by subscription on the iPad, expanding the role of a feature typically used by magazine and newspaper publishers.  —  Big Fish Games, a Seattle-based game publisher …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Reported Retina Display iPad 3 with J2 codename shows up in hidden iOS 5 code  —  Digitimes recently reported that their supplier-based contacts say that Apple is currently prototyping two versions of the third-generation iPad.  The site says the iPad 3′s are codenamed J1 and J2 and Apple …
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Production starts for iPad 3 QXGA display: Analyst  —  A 10-inch-class 2048x1536 display is not easy to make in the volumes that Apple demands.  Will Apple brand the next-generation iPad display ‘Retina’?  —  Production has started on the high-resolution displays destined for the next-generation iPad …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Seeks Executives for Cloud-Based Services  —  Apple Inc. has been taking small but important steps toward a shift in the way its customers access their digital content beyond the downloadable software that has been vital to the company's success.  —  In recent weeks …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Announces Plans To Shutter Knol, Friend Connect, Wave, And More  —  Since Google CEO Larry Page took the helm this past spring, one of the company's most visible initiatives has been to trim and shut down its products that haven't taken off.  These have included Aardvark, Google Desktop …
Kyle McInnes / BlackBerry Cool:
BlackBerry PlayBook Native Email, Contacts and Calendar Screenshots and Details  —  Today at the BlackBerry Innovation Forum, RIM gave a demo of the native email, contacts and calendar functionality on the BlackBerry PlayBook.  We can't yet post video of the demo but we do have screenshots …
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
Apple gets control over porn domain names  —  Owner of domain names agrees to give domain names to Apple after company filed complaint.  —  Apple is now the proud owner of iphonesex4s.com and six other (mostly) explicit domain names.  —  The company filed a complaint with World Intellectual Property Forum …
Roger Cheng / CNET News:
HP surprisingly emerges as No. 2 tablet maker  —  At least for now, Hewlett-Packard can lay claim to as the second most-popular tablet manufacturer behind Apple.  —  Too bad, it'll be a short-lived reign.  —  Sorry, Jon, the Touchpad is no more.  —  Despite all of the attention on Apple's iPad …
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
An MIT student is developing a lie detector for the Internet  —  I'm as bad as the next writer when it comes to making a spelling error now and again.  Fortunately, ubiquitous spell check has made that a lot less of a problem.  For some writers, however, a grammar goof or a typo are about to become a much lighter concern.
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Google mail crypto tweak makes eavesdropping harder  —  ‘Forward secrecy’ protects data for the long term  —  Google engineers have enhanced the encryption offered in Gmail, Google Docs, and other services to protect users against retroactive attacks that allow hackers to decrypt communications months or years after they were sent.
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Spotify, Rdio, And MOG On Artist Payments: Don't Blame Us  —  In the beginning, music industry watchers hailed subscription streaming services such as Spotify, MOG, Rdio, and Rhapsody as saviors of the industry, an alternative for listeners and labels to the tyranny of the 99-cent iTunes download.
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Restrict Google Results to Mobile Apps  —  Google's search engine for mobile apps is now available in the sidebar.  Just click “More” in the left sidebar and select “applications” to restrict the results to Android and iOS applications.  The results aren't only from Apple's App Store …
Discussion: IntoMobile
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
50% Of Ecommerce Site Visitors Are Logged In To Facebook  —  Ecommerce sites should consider how they can personalize their sites using Facebook data, as a new study shows 50% of visitors to ecommerce sites are currently logged in to Facebook.  Using Facebook social plugins and Connect integrations …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Verizon updates Messages app with multiple device sync, fresh UI, more (hands-on)  —  Remember Verizon Messages, the carrier's Android SMS / MMS replacement?  Well it's looking a lot like Apple's iMessage these days (quite literally, in fact) after a recent 2.0 update introduced phone / tablet syncing …
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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
The Facebook Phone: The “Slayer” That Wasn't  —  This is the third in a series of posts this week about the Facebook phone.  —  Facebook is now partnering with HTC to build an Android-based phone codenamed “Buffy” around its own social operating system platform, as we reported yesterday.
Serkan Toto / TechCrunch:
Up To 30 Gbps: New Chip Enables Record-Breaking Wireless Data Transmission Speed  —  It looks like we can expect faster wireless connections in the near future: Japanese electronic parts maker Rohm yesterday announced [JP] it has developed a chip that reached a wireless data transmission speed …
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
Heroku launches SQL Database-as-a-Service  —  Platform-as-a-Service provider Heroku is expanding its horizons by offering an on-demand version of the PostgreSQL Database-as-a-Service.  The new service, aptly called Heroku Postgres, is a commercial version of what Heroku has been providing …
 
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Amazon Could Sell 12 Million Fires in 2012
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Nuance gets awareness boost from Apple's Siri, smartphones
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Xbox 360 fall dashboard going public December 6, Metro to the masses
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iPhone and Surface: The moment Apple and Microsoft diverged
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