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9:45 PM ET, January 30, 2010

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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Can Flash be saved?  —  Let's go back a few years to when Firefox was just coming on the scene.  Remember that?  I remember that it didn't work with a ton of websites.  Things like banks, ecommerce sites, and others.  Why not?  Because those sites were coded specifically for the dominant Internet Explorer back then.
Discussion: Smarterware, Techmamas and PC World, Thanks:scobleizer
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Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Turn Your iPhone and iPod touch into iPad  —  Apple iPad, which was announced earlier this week received a mixed reaction from all over the world.  Some found it as an oversized iPod touch, while others thought that it has the potential to redefine the way we will use our computers in the future.
Discussion: PMP Today, The iPhone Blog and Engadget
JR Raphael / PC World:
Apple Pulls Flash Content From iPad Promos  —  JR Raphael, PC World  —  It looks like Apple's iPad really is magical after all.  Marketing materials for the iPad mysteriously morphed overnight following complaints that they misleadingly depicted the device showing Flash-based content.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
iPad v. A Rock  —  This speaks for itself.  Thanks to Phil Santoro for creating it and sending it us (a play on the iphone v. rock joke).  —  Information provided by CrunchBase
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
How Do E-Readers Stack Up With iPad In The Mix?  Use Our Chart As A Guide  —  When we did the first version of this chart heading into the 2009 holiday sales season, four contenders—including the unexpected Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) Nook—were set to crowd the instant-download e-reader field that Amazon …
Discussion: VentureBeat, TUAW and Computerworld
Gizmodo:
Slate Showdown: iPad vs. HP Slate vs. JooJoo vs. the Android Tablets  —  Everybody's talking about tablets, especially those single-pane capacitive touchscreen ones more specifically known as “slates.”  The iPad is the biggest newsmaker, but there are lots headed our way (most with built-in webcams).
Discussion: Android Phone Fans and TeleRead
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Amazon and Macmillan go to war: readers and writers are the civilian casualties  —  When I woke this morning at 5AM UK time, I discovered an in-box full of emails from people asking if I knew what was going on with Amazon.  My books — and all books from Macmillan and its many divisions …
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Seth Weintraub / Computerworld:
The iPad shows that Apple and Google still have a relationship  —  If you were worried about the demise of the Apple-Google business relationship, the iPad announcement gave you some reason to hope that there is still a lot of cooperation.  —  Recent reports have had Apple talking to Microsoft …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Eric Schmidt: 'Tell Me The Difference Between A Large Phone …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Multitasking: Intel does, iPad doesn't  —  How important is the ability to multitask on tablet-class devices like Apple's iPad?  Important enough that the feature will likely be touted as a trump card for Intel-based smartphones such as a tablet-size phone from LG due later this year.
Fraser Speirs:
Future Shock  —  I'll have more to say on the iPad later but one can't help being struck by the volume and vehemence of apparently technologically sophisticated people inveighing against the iPad.  —  Some are trying to dismiss these ravings by comparing them to certain comments made after the launch of the iPod in 2001: “No wireless.
Matt Mireles / The Metamorphosis:
Dear Startup Lawyers, Please Blog.  —  As an entrepreneur, I've long been befuddled by the utter lack of transparency and overall opacity of the market for legal services.  From what I understand, this is how the VC world was just five years ago.  And then guys like Fred Wilson …
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
Intel & Micron Announce 25nm NAND Flash Production, SSDs to get Bigger/Cheaper in Q4  —  Buy the Kingston SNM225-S2/160GB 160GB  —  I wasn't supposed to be able to tell you about this until Monday, but it looks like the news leaked early so IMFT gave us the green light.
Discussion: Engadget
 
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Firefox-based attack wreaks havoc on IRC users
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Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Steve Jobs' Entourage Forbids Pictures of His ‘Labored Old Man Shuffle’
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The Faulty iMac Saga, Chapter 3: We Have Your Internal Memo, Apple
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