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1:20 PM ET, November 29, 2011

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Shayndi Raice / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Targeting IPO For Between April and June 2012  —  Facebook is targeting dates between April 2012 and June 2012 for an initial public offering of its stock.  The company is exploring raising $10 billion in an IPO that could value Facebook at more than $100 billion.  — Interactive: Track Tech IPO Performance
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Why Greedy Stockholders and A $100 Billion IPO Could Hurt Facebook  —  Facebook will IPO in April or June 2012, right on time with our prediction and when it would need to start filing public financial reports, according the the Wall Street Journal.  The outlet's sources say Facebook …
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
Our Commitment to the Facebook Community  —  I founded Facebook on the idea that people want to share and connect with people in their lives, but to do this everyone needs complete control over who they share with at all times.  —  This idea has been the core of Facebook since day one.
Discussion: Inside Facebook and The Next Web
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Federal Trade Commission:
Facebook Settles FTC Charges That It Deceived Consumers By Failing To Keep Privacy Promises  —  The social networking service Facebook has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private …
Bob Sullivan / The Red Tape Chronicles:
Exclusive: Millions of printers open to devastating hack attack, researchers say  —  Could a hacker from half-way around the planet control your printer and give it instructions so frantic that it could eventually catch fire?  Or use a hijacked printer as a copy machine for criminals …
Alastair Sharp / Reuters:
RIM to offer security features on iPhone, Androids  —  (Reuters) - BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is seeking to cash in as companies switch to rival smartphones with a new tool that offers some of its important security features for sexier devices like the iPhone.
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Jeff Bowen / WordPress.com News:
Introducing WordAds  —  Over the years one of the most frequent requests on WordPress.com has been to allow bloggers to earn money from their blog through ads.  We've resisted advertising so far because most of it we had seen wasn't terribly tasteful, and it seemed like Google's AdSense was the state-of-the-art, which was sad.
Jamie Zawinski / jwz:
Watch a VC use my name to sell a con.  —  Normally I just ignore navel-gazing tech-industry articles like this, but people keep sending it to me, so I guess this guy is famous or something.  Michael Arrington posted this article, “Startups Are Hard.  So Work More, Cry Less, And Quit All The Whining” …
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Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Burnouts, VC Cons And Slave Labor: A Marxian Drama
Discussion: @briannorgard
Andrew Ross Sorkin / DealBook:
AT&T's 11th-Hour Plan to Save Its Deal With T-Mobile  —  About an hour after AT&T announced its $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile in March on a Sunday afternoon, I got a call at home.  It was Randall L. Stephenson , AT&T's chairman and chief executive.  Mr. Stephenson, an affable man …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog:
iTether is pulled from App Store  —  Summary: Now you see it ... and now you don't!  —  It seems that Apple has pulled the plug on the USB tethering app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that it had earlier approved.  —  The app was called iTether and is available for $14.99.
Discussion: The Apple Core Blog and SlashGear
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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
iTether App Offers Internet Tethering On Your iPhone for One Time Fee
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Lenovo unveils the LePad S2007 and LePad S2010, both with Honeycomb and 1.5GHz dual-core chip  —  Oh no, it isn't just about the 5-inch tabletphone today.  Announced at the same event in Beijing just now are a couple of larger tablets from Lenovo: the LePad S2007 and the LePad S2010.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Consumers' interest in Windows tablets plummets, study claims  —  Summary: Users' interest in Windows tablets is waning and Microsoft has missed the peak of consumer desire for a Windows 8-based iPad competitor, a new study claims.  —  Just a couple months after one study claimed the majority …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Verizon FiOS Customers Can Now Sign Up For New Xbox 360 Service, Will Let You Control Live TV With Your Hands  —  Last month, Verizon and Microsoft announced a partnership that will bring live HD TV channels to Xbox 360 customers who have active Xbox Live Gold subscriptions.
Discussion: CNET News, Engadget, WinRumors and SlashGear
Oliver Haslam / Redmond Pie:
iOS 5.1 Beta References Next Generation iPhone, iPad, Apple TV  —  It's one of the most exciting parts of a new iOS beta being seeded to developers, and people just love digging around for it.  “It” is any kind of reference to a new iDevice or Apple TV hidden inside the latest betas to ship out of Cupertino …
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's next-generation Apple TV moves closer to reality, assigned J33 codename
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
British Library newspaper archive puts 300 years of history online  —  Sixty-five million historic newspaper articles, covering the most significant events over the last 300 years, are now fully available online from today in a new archive created by the British Library.
Brian McClendon / The Official Google Blog:
A new frontier for Google Maps: mapping the indoors  —  “Where am I?” and “What's around me?” are two questions that cartographers, and Google Maps, strive to answer.  With Google Maps' “My Location” feature, which shows your location as a blue dot, you can see where you are on the map …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Software to Rate How Drastically Photos Are Retouched  —  From left to right, photographs show the five levels of retouching in a system by Hany Farid of Dartmouth.  The effect, from slight to drastic, may discourage retouching.  “Models, for example, might well say, 'I don't want to be a 5.
Bloomberg:
Chipmakers Lose Billions as IPad Challenges Computers  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s iPad is the bane of computer-memory makers, worsening the industry's losses as consumers choose the hand-held device that uses about 75 percent fewer of the chips than a typical laptop.
Discussion: Techie Buzz
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Grooveshark email: How we built a music service without, um, paying for music  —  Grooveshark deliberately set out to build a huge online following without paying for the music it streamed and shared in order to establish a stronger negotiating position with record labels, according to internal emails included in court records.
Discussion: The Register
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Exclusive: Zynga's IPO roadshow begins Monday  —  Zynga is about to kick off its IPO process.  —  Social gaming company Zynga is planning to begin its IPO road show this coming Monday, Fortune has learned.  —  The company's bankers began telling clients about the road show this morning …
Jennifer Baker / IT World:
Free Software activists to take on Google with new free search engine  —  Peer-to-peer search offers an alternative to the big incumbents  —  Free software activists have released a peer-to-peer search engine to take on Google, Yahoo, Bing and others.  —  The free, distributed search engine, YaCy, takes a new approach to search.
Avram Piltch / LAPTOP Magazine:
Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Drive Tested: 750GB at Near-SSD Speeds  —  Last year, Seagate threw the storage world a curve when it released the original Momentus XT, a 7,200 rpm 250 or 500GB hard drive with the ability to cache your most commonly-used files on its 4GB of Flash memory for faster app opens, boots, and other frequent reads.
Michael Kan / PC World:
Protocol Deal to Bring Compatible Microsoft Apps to IOS, Android  —  Microsoft said on Tuesday it will license the protocols for many of its enterprise systems to a company that will develop compatible applications for non-Microsoft mobile operating systems, including Google's Android and Apple's iOS.
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Cisco: Global cloud traffic will increase 12-fold by 2015  —  Better grab an umbrella, because it's about to get real cloudy.  A new study by Cisco estimates that global traffic generated by cloud computing services will increase a staggering 12 times by 2015 compared to cloud traffic in 2010 …
Discussion: GigaOM, NBC Bay Area and Reuters
Mike Snider / USA Today:
Nintendo sees skyward sales on Black Friday  —  Super Mario 3D Land and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword helped Nintendo to a successful kickoff of the holiday sales season.  —  The new Nintendo 3DS game, Super Mario 3D Land, which landed in stores Nov. 11, has become …
 
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Russell Holly / Geek.com:
Security researcher responds to CarrierIQ with video proof
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Aaron Lee / DigiTimes:
Acer will not give up netbook market, says VP
Discussion: Engadget
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Is The Feds' New PR Campaign Against Film Piracy Even Legal?
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU court adviser: copyright doesn't protect software functions
Discussion: ITworld.com, ReadWriteWeb and OSNews
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The future of technology means making the computer disappear
Discussion: TechCrunch
 Earlier Items: 
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
YouTube Passes 20 Billion Video Views In One Month
Discussion: Geek.com and Mashable!
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Wins a New Round of iPhone 4 Design Patents in China & Sues SGI
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
Coding - the new Latin  —  The campaign to boost the teaching …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
What the death of Cyber Monday says about our broadband habits
Discussion: WebProNews and SmartBear Blog
Annalyn Censky / CNN Money:
Malls stop tracking shoppers' cell phones
Discussion: IntoMobile, DSLreports and PhoneArena
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
“Music Everywhere”: Spotify's “New Direction”
Discussion: Gizmodo and Mashable!