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12:50 PM ET, January 29, 2010

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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
The iPad has Adobe's Flash on Apple's video  —  You saw it here first, folks.  In Apple's official video the iPad, they show the New York Times being used.  Looks pretty nice right?  Well, unless the Times has a special iPad version of the site that switches HTML5 out when it detects Apple mobile products …
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Adrian Ludwig / Adobe Flash Platform Blog:
Apple's iPad — a broken link?
Alex Payne / al3x:
On the iPad  —  For years, me and thousands of other techies have been wondering what comes after the Personal Computer as we've known it.  Yesterday, in Apple's iPad, we caught a glimpse.  If I had to pick one predominant emotion in reaction, it would be “disturbed”.
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Peterb / Free Software Foundation:
iPad is iBad for freedom  —  With new tablet device, Apple's Steve Jobs pushes unprecedented extension of DRM to a new class of general purpose computers  —  As Steve Jobs and Apple prepared to announce their new tablet device, activists opposed to Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) …
Discussion: io9, BetaNews and The Microsoft Blog
Tim Bray / ongoing:
Nothing Creative  —  Compared to my laptop, the iPad lacks a keyboard …
Discussion: Epeus' epigone and Joho the Blog
David Worthington / Technologizer:
Microsoft: The iPad is “Humorous”  —  It's an understatement to say that Apple's iPad generated a lot of chatter when it was announced on Wednesday; the scuttlebutt actually slowed down the Internet.  Even Microsoft couldn't help but weigh in, criticizing the iPad for being a “locked down device.”
Discussion: The Register, Thanks:harrymccracken
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Associated Press:
Nintendo Chief Unimpressed With Apple's iPad  —  TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo's president shrugged off the just unveiled iPad tablet computer from Apple as delivering “no surprises,” and displayed as little enthusiasm for 3-D technology and high-definition upgrades for games.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
3 Million Amazon Kindles Sold, Apparently  —  “Millions of people now own Kindles,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com yesterday.  That surprised analysts, who thought that Amazon would sell 2.5 million or so of the devices by the end of 2010, nearly a year from now.
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Business Wire:
Amazon.com Announces Fourth Quarter Sales up 42% to $9.5 Billion
Molly Wood / CNET News:
The Apple iPad: it's just ahead of its time  —  It's hard to argue the fact that this week's Apple iPad launch disappointed the tech crowd, and not just because of that inexplicable name.  Despite its lovely design, beefier core apps, and new e-book features and store, the iPad is hampered …
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Mark Cuban / blog maverick:
Talking the IPad, Kids, Making Money and Video
Discussion: Brainstorm Tech and Seeking Alpha
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Apple and Fujitsu inevitably caught up in iPad trademark dispute  —  Well, here we go again.  Apple might have stolen all the headlines yesterday with the iPad, but as we've already noted, that name has been in dispute since September — and it doesn't look like Fujitsu …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Is Working On A Foursquare-Killer  —  One of New York's hottest startups, Foursquare, is under heavy fire from more established Silicon Valley players.  —  A source briefed on the matter tells us Facebook is working on a feature that will allow users who access the network from mobile devices to …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Dell Adamo falls to under $1,000 for the first time, tempts you mercilessly  —  You know what's hard to resist?  This.  You know what else is difficult to turn a blind eye to?  One of the sexiest machines Dell has ever made, at a price point that's below the all-important four figure mark.
Omri / fring:
3G video & voice calls now available on iPhone!  —  You wanted it, immediately after Apple allowed it, fring launches its 3G-friendly VoIP app.  —  With fring on 3G, users get unrestricted, mobile communication.  Now iPhone fring users can call, video call, chat and more for FREE over 3G and wifi!
Greg Robbins / Google Mac Blog:
Upload Your Email to Google Apps  —  Several years ago, I began hosting the email for my personal domain with the free Standard Edition of Google Apps.  At first I remained a curmudgeon, and set my email client to delete messages from the server after retrieving them, because I wanted my email stored just on my own computer.
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
AMD and Intel preparing to launch six-core processors  —  AMD plans to launch three six-core desktop processors (Thuban) under its new Phenom II X6 1000T series in May 2010, while Intel plans to launch its six-core desktop processors (Gulftown) beginning at the end of March, according to sources from motherboard makers.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Nexus One experiencing nationwide data outage?  —  Well, Happy Friday to you, too!  We've been inundated with tips from perturbed Nexus One users across the country (and even in Puerto Rico) suggesting that their T-Mobile data coverage is completely out of commission.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Social Net For Gay Men Fabulis Raises $625K From WaPo, Others  —  Fabulis, a social net and lifestyle site aimed at gay men, has raised $625,000 in a first round funding, founder and CEO Jason Goldberg told paidContent.  The site is currently in stealth mode and Goldberg …
Discussion: alarm:clock
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
How a tweet brought makeshift 911 services to life in Haiti  —  Haiti's earthquake devastated not only lives.  It destroyed whatever emergency services the barely functioning government had to offer.  But in less than five days, a makeshift version of 911 sprung to life.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
HTC Magic's Sense update ready for download  —  You've waited long enough, now today's the day that HTC releases ROM Version:3.05.401.3 that brings the Sense user interface to Magic owners.  Just be sure and heed HTC's warning to backup your data since this update will overwrite whatever it is you've been doing.
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
AT&T Will Spend $2 Billion To Improve Wireless Network  —  AT&T kicked and screamed when Verizon stung it with its “There's a map for that” series of ads, but deep inside it knows its wireless coverage needs to be improved.  —  In order to add some more blue dots to its map …
Discussion: The Register and Associated Press
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
Comcast running out of IPv4 addresses, beginning IPv6 trial  —  Comcast is asking for volunteers to participate in its upcoming IPv6 trials.  The cable ISP has been participating in IPv6 circles for a long time and with its huge subscriber base, it is experiencing the IPv4 address scarcity first-hand.
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Collage of Shame: Media Who Took Obvious iPad Prank Seriously  —  Web entrepreneur Jason Calacanis' prank claims about the Apple tablet yesterday were so over the top, we had to laugh.  Until prestige media started reprinting them like they had merit, and our good humor turned to amazement.
Matthew Weaver / Guardian:
Wikileaks temporarily shuts down  —  Whistleblowing website says it cannot continue without public donations and has appealed for cash  —  The whistleblowing website Wikileaks has temporarily shut down because of a lack of funds.  —  The site, which has been a major irritant to governments …
Discussion: GigaOM and ReadWriteWeb
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Video Ringtone Company Vringo Files For $64.3 Million IPO  —  An SEC filing has revealed that video ringtone sharing community Vringo has filed to raise an estimated $64.3 million via an initial public offering of stock and warrants.  —  The company plans to trade on NASDAQ, with Maxim Group serving as lead underwriter.
 
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Dan Grabham / TechRadar.com:
Strongest hint yet: Chrome OS to go touch
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and SlashGear
John Oates / The Register:
EU damns scanners, Facebook, MySpace and Phorm
Discussion: EU Press Room and TG Daily
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Stolen Twitter accounts can fetch $1,000
Brian Prince / eWeek:
Apple iPhone App Security in Spotlight at Black Hat
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
3 Strikes Coming To The United States Via The Back Door?
Discussion: DSLreports and Public Knowledge
Financial Times:
Samsung takes top spot from HP
Discussion: Reuters and The Register, Thanks:tim
 Earlier Items: 
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Privacy Flaw Exposes Your Friends' App Activity
Discussion: Switched
Mark Davis / The Official Google Blog:
Unicode nearing 50% of the web
Discussion: Softpedia News, Thanks:atul
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Earnings take-away: Microsoft is still powered by Windows