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6:30 PM ET, February 1, 2010

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HardMac.com:
Production of ALL iMac 27" Core ix Models Stopped by Apple!  —  Apple is facing new problems and issues on the production of the iMac 27" Core i5 and i7, and is already announcing to its customers that it will not be able to ship the unit for the expected delivery date.
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
JooJoo CEO pledges to ship this month, claims deal with leading phone maker  —  During last week's Apple iPad mania, one company was notably silent: Fusion Garage, the 13-person Singapore company that makes the JooJoo tablet, which began life as TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington's CrunchPad.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
AP & Google Reach A Deal - Sort Of  —  Google and the Associated Press have reached an agreement allowing Google to continue using AP content.  But whether this is a long-term agreement replacing the one that expired last month is unclear.  And despite the agreement, AP stories won't be hosted by Google News any time soon, it seems.
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Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:   Yahoo keeps AP in its content corner with new deal
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Google Chrome steals usage share from IE/Firefox, Win 7 breaks 10%  —  Net Applications' data for January is out, and there are some interesting trends displayed.  —  First, the data shows that Google's Chrome browser has managed to snatch usage share from Internet Explorer and Firefox.
Ian Fette / Chromium Blog:
40,000 More Extensions!  —  One thing that got lost in the commotion of the extensions launch is a feature that is near and dear to my heart: Google Chrome 4 now natively supports Greasemonkey user scripts.  Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension I wrote in 2004 that allows developers …
Discussion: Lifehacker, Gmail Blog and EveryJoe
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Fire Outfoxed: Greasemonkey Creator Builds Native Support Into Chrome
Dave McClure / Master of 500 Hats:
Subscriptions are the New BLACK.  (+ why Facebook, Google, & Apple will own your wallet by 2015)  —  I'm on a redeye to NYC, supposed to be working on a presentation i'm giving in a few hours... but f**k it, i can't get this outta my head, so here we go.  —  (note: extremely raw, uneven …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, GigaOM and Daily Patricia, Thanks:davemcclure
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPad For Verizon Is Happening, Verizon Source Says (AAPL, VZ, T)  —  Apple is working with Verizon on a version of its iPad tablet, despite Apple only announcing an AT&T partnership, according to Fox News Channel's Clayton Morris, who just spoke with a Verizon source.
Daniel Ko / Korea IT Times:
World's First AMOLED With Touch Function  —  On January 31, 2010, it was announced that Samsung Mobile Display will begin mass producing the world's first touch function AMOLED panel starting in March.  This product is known as Samsung's 3.3 inch WVGA (480X800) resolution AMOLED.
Gizmodo:
Zune Phone to Debut at MWC, Will Use Nvidia Tegra  —  Spanish blog MuyComputer claims that Microsoft will present the Zune Phone this February, at the MWC in Barcelona.  According to them, it's 100% confirmed.  Since the Zune Phone will use Tegra, Nvidia will team with Microsoft for the anti-JesusPhone debut.
Max Wang / DigiTimes:
Acer has no plans for iPad-like product, says Acer Taiwan president  —  Acer will focus on pushing ultra-thin notebooks for 2010 and currently has no plans to jump on the bandwagon to launch a hardware device similar to Apple's new iPad, according to Acer Taiwan president Scott Lin.
John Scalzi / Whatever:
All The Many Ways Amazon So Very Failed the Weekend  —  Leaving aside the moral, philosophical, cultural and financial implications of this weekend's Amazon/Macmillan slapfight and What It All Means for book readers and the future of the publishing industry, in one very real sense the whole thing …
John Cook / TechFlash:
The dot-com bust finally catches up to venture capitalists  —  It has been about a decade since the bloom fell off the dot-com rose.  Many of the employees and entrepreneurs who worked at failed Internet businesses have already moved on, chalking it up as an important life experience.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Ten-Year Venture Capital Returns Continue To Slide
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Prankster Jason Calacanis Talks About His Apple iPad Hoax (Warning: Cute Baby Alert!)  —  While in Los Angeles for a brief second on Friday, BoomTown motored over to the Brentwood home of puckish entrepreneur Jason Calacanis to talk to him about his prank tweets the night before the introduction of the iPad last week.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
8.9-inch ExoPC Slate has iPad looks, netbook internals, Windows 7 soul  —  Yes, we realize that it's hard to provide too much visual differentiation between tablet PCs with large, ebony bezels, but we can't help but think that this 8.9-inch multitouch tablet looks a lot like another, recently announced 9.7-inch multitouch tablet.
Niraj Sheth / Digits:
IPhone Loses Market Share in Fourth Quarter  —  In the last quarter, Apple Inc.'s iPhone did something it's rarely done before: lose market share.  —  Worldwide, the iconic device accounted for 16.6% of smartphone sales in the fourth quarter, dropping from 18.1% in the third, according to data compiled by ABI Research.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's Azure cloud is officially open for business  —  As of February 1, Microsoft officially jumps into the cloud-computing frey and now is charging customers for developing and running apps in its Azure cloud.  —  Microsoft has been working on Azure for more than three years …
Michael Gartenberg / Engadget:
Entelligence: Lessons from the iPad launch  —  Entelligence is a column by technology strategist and author Michael Gartenberg, a man whose desire for a delicious cup of coffee and a quality New York bagel is dwarfed only by his passion for tech.  In these articles, he'll explore where our industry …
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Nine out of 10 premium-priced PCs sold at US retail is a Mac  —  Windows 7 did little to slow the Mac's sales trajectory during fourth quarter, according to NPD.  Year over year, Apple doubled US retail unit share — from 5 percent to 10 percent — for PCs selling between $500 and $1,000.
Wall Street Journal:
Google Plans Store for Online Business Software  —  Google Inc. is preparing to launch a new store for online business software, according to people briefed by the company, enlisting software developers in its battle against Microsoft Corp.  —  These people said the search giant's store …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook COO: 175 Million People Log Into Facebook Every Day  —  Last year we interviewed Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  This year we interviewed her again.  Notably, this time I brought a tripod with me and didn't cut off Sheryl's forehead.
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft tries to reinvent the bar code  —  REDMOND, Wash.—Remember the CueCat—the quirky bar code reader that was going to connect magazine readers with digital material?  —  Well, apparently Microsoft does too.  And while the CueCat meowed into obscurity, the software maker thinks …
Discussion: Engadget, Internet2Go and Mashable!
Chris / cdixon.org:
The NYC tech scene is exploding … With the announcement of Roger Ehrenberg's new fund - IA Venture Strategies - NYC now has another top-tier seed fund.  I've had the pleasure of investing with Roger a number of times.  He's not only a great investor but also a huge help to the companies he invests in.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
Netflix:
Netflix Adds Hundreds of Indie Films That Can Be Watched Instantly Through a String of New Streaming Deals  —  Agreements Add Meaningfully to Company's Reputation as a Great Source of Independent Film for Both Members and Distributors  —  Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced deals …
 
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David Diaz / TechCrunch:
AOL Loses Another VP: Ralph Rivera, VP of AOL Games and AOL Latino
PC World:
YouTube Turns on IPv6 Support, Net Traffic Spikes
Bo Peabody / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook And Twitter Will Always Be Crappy Businesses
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
The Start Project Gets Startup Stars as Advisers
Thanks:atul
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple joining social media mediums, Twitter next?
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
Bryon Evje / MediaPost:
VAST 2.0 To Bring Order — But Not The Kind We Might Think
Geoff Cook / paidContent:
Building A Social Network In A Facebook And Twitter World
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Europe Looms as Major Battleground for Google
 Earlier Items: 
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL To Hire 150 Engineers In Silicon Valley (AOL)
TechCrunch:
Context is King: How Videos Are Found And Consumed Online
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The iPad And Chrome OS Netbooks Are On A Collision Course
Discussion: Tech Eye, Thanks:atul