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11:50 PM ET, February 1, 2010

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Rumor: Apple Has Another Tablet In The Works.  More Like A Mac Than An iPhone.  —  In the movie Contact, when revealing to main character Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) that there is actually a second space travel machine that was being built at the same time as the first one, but in secret …
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Google Planning Store for Business Apps  —  Google is developing an online store where it will sell business software from its partners in an effort to ramp up sales of Google Apps, its own suite of business applications, according to a person familiar with the project.
Discussion: Between the Lines and The Next Web
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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 …
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.
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Ryanarter / Mission:
iPad Camera rumor becoming a reality?  We think so.  —  Hello all-  —  We received our first shipment of iPad parts today.  Here's one of the metal internal frames:  —  Upon opening them up and getting our hands on some of these rare items, we immediately noticed what appears to be a “spot” for a camera within the iPad frame.
James McQuivey / paidContent:
In Amazon vs. Macmillan, Amazon Is The Winner  —  It was a surprising weekend for those of us who had naively imagined that after crossing the River iPad, we might actually get some Elysian rest.  But, alas, the fates conspired against us and handed us the curious case of Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) vs. Macmillan.
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John Scalzi / Whatever:
All The Many Ways Amazon So Very Failed the Weekend
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 …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Could Become World's Leading News Reader (Sorry Google)  —  From TV to Tivo and Hulu, from the mall to Amazon and eCommerce and from newspaper carriers and delivery trucks to online syndication and subscription - distribution of goods, services and information has changed a lot thanks to the internet.
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.
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.
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:   Global cell phone sales on the rise
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Fire Outfoxed: Greasemonkey Creator Builds Native Support Into Chrome  —  When Google launched Extensions for Chrome in December, they had around 300 of them ready to go in their gallery.  A day later, that number was already up to 500.  By now, there are a few thousand available …
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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.
Marco.org:
iPhone-to-iPad development: How's the timing going to work out?  —  Either I'm missing something, the initial iPad apps are going to suck, or we haven't yet been told that iPad-native apps won't be available for some period of time after the iPad's launch.  —  We have strong incentives …
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Dylan F. Tweney / Epicenter:
Apple's Next Revolutionary Product: iTunes  —  Apple announced the iPad last Wednesday, and with it added e-books to the menu of content it's selling via iTunes.  —  But I can't believe that Steve Jobs is going to stop there.  —  Brian X. Chen and I predicted on Tuesday evening …
Jude Britto / Google News Blog:
Starring stories in Google News  —  A couple of months back, we launched the Custom Sections Directory feature in Google News to allow users to set up sections on topics of their interest, and to share them with other users.  —  Today, we are giving users even more options for following stories.
Bo Peabody / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook And Twitter Will Always Be Crappy Businesses  —  Two weeks ago, we ran an excerpt from a piece the Village Ventures partner Bo Peabody wrote for the Washington Post about how Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks would always be lousy businesses.
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Platform Notifications Going Away March 1st  —  Facebook has just posted an update to its Developer Roadmap with a new date for the end of application notifications: March 1st.  On that date, both application-to-user and user-to-user notifications will be no longer.
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.
Steve Lohr / Bits:
Google Extends Outside Research Funding to New Fields  —  Google, like other leading technology companies, funds university research in fields where its interest and the interest of science coincide.  Until now, the company has done that mainly with lots of smaller grants, typically $50,000 or so.
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 …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and MacDailyNews
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Facebook Asks Court To Dismiss Click Fraud Cases  —  Several marketers sued Facebook for click fraud this summer, shortly after a flurry of complaints about the issue surfaced online.  Now, Facebook is arguing that the litigation should be dismissed because its contract with marketers provides …
Jeffrey Zeldman / Jeffrey Zeldman Presents …:
Flash, iPad, Standards  —  Lack of Flash in the iPad (and before that, in the iPhone) is a win for accessible, standards-based design.  Not because Flash is bad, but because the increasing popularity of devices that don't support Flash is going to force recalcitrant web developers to build the semantic HTML layer first.
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 …
 
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Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Leap Wireless Looks Into Sale or Merger
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Tech Beat
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
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John Cook / TechFlash:
The dot-com bust finally catches up to venture capitalists
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Chris / cdixon.org:
The NYC tech scene is exploding
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple joining social media mediums, Twitter next?
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Tim Stevens / Engadget:
8.9-inch ExoPC Slate has iPad looks, netbook internals, Windows 7 soul
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