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4:30 PM ET, February 7, 2010

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Fred / A VC:
Flash, HTML5, and Mobile Apps  —  About a year ago, I wrote a post about Apple's “blind spot” for Flash.  I took more heat for that post than anything else I've written here other than political posts.  It opened my eyes to the fact that Flash vs HTML5 is one of the most politically heated topics in the tech business.
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Jeremy Allaire / TechCrunch:
The Future of Web Content - HTML5, Flash & Mobile Apps  —  Editor's note: This is a guest post written by Jeremy Allaire, founder and CEO of Brightcove.  Prior to Brightcove, Jeremy founded Allaire Corporation which was subsequently acquired by Macromedia due to the success of their web development tool ColdFusion.
Discussion: TechCrunchIT, jd/adobe, TUAW and TiPb, Thanks:mrinaldesai
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Updated: Google to Air “Search Stories” Ad During Super Bowl...  Remember when I wrote about the new “Search Stories” ads for Google's core search offerings?  —  In that post, I noted “It's truly a brand campaign: Google is not selling anything here other than its own brand …
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Mia / YouTube Blog:
Super Bowl Sunday: The Biggest Day in Sports and Advertising  —  Super Bowl XLIV.  Of all the events on the American sports landscape, this is the most important game of the year.  —  Kickoff is at 6:25pm ET in Miami, where the AFC Champion Indianapolis Colts will meet the NFC Champion New Orleans Saints to decide the NFL Champion.
Whitson Gordon / Lifehacker:
Twitter Reactions Shows What the Twitterverse is Saying About That Web Page  —  Chrome: If you've ever wanted to see what people are saying about a web page you're visiting beyond the site's own comments, Chrome extension Twitter Reactions will show you the most recent tweets that are talking about the page.
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Buy Now, Pay Later (Maybe With Your Allowance)  —  BUSINESSES don't let 13-year-olds pay for purchases with a promise.  At least they didn't before last week.  —  A new payment option for anyone without a credit card or a debit card, no matter how young, has just become available.
Discussion: Kindle Review
Retrevo blogs:
Apple iPad Hoopla Fails to Convince Buyers  —  A follow-up Retrevo Pulse study looking at consumer interest in buying the new Apple iPad indicates a failure to convince any new buyers to consider the iPad.  Not only did Apple fail to convince new buyers, it may have lost many potential buyers …
Dan Fletcher / Time:
Facebook Gifts Get Real  —  I sent my ex-girlfriend roses on Facebook.  Not a photo or some cartoonish image of roses — these were the real deal, complete with glass vase, petals and thorny connotations.  The whole thing cost precisely 534 Facebook credits — or $53.40 — and took me about 30 seconds.
MightyMike / PPCGeeks:
EXCLUSIVE Breaking News : Windows Phone 7 Details Emerge From The Depths  —  With the Mobile World Congress event making its way around the corner, we can all be for certain that it is inevitable for Windows Phone 7 to make its long awaited debut.  That being said, there have been rumours floating …
Agence France Presse:
Internet down in Iran ahead of demos  —  Buzz up!  —  TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran said on Sunday its Internet connections will remain slow this week due to technical problems, ahead of anticipated protests by opposition supporters.  —  Connections have been slow since last week and some email accounts …
Jon Healey / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Roxio CinemaNow and the maturing market for downloadable movies  —  I was introduced to CinemaNow almost a decade ago by its first CEO, Curt Marvis, who briefed me on the downloadable movie service while I was working for the San Jose Mercury News.  And after almost a decade of indifferent results …
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
'Don't Be Evil,' Meet ‘Spy on Everyone’: How the NSA Deal Could Kill Google  —  The company once known for its “don't be evil” motto is now in bed with the spy agency known for the mass surveillance of American citizens.  —  The National Security Agency is widely understood …
 
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Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
Still Pining For An “iTablet”? …
Discussion: Macworld and T3.com News
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
LG Shows How To Play Pirated Movies On TV
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Mozilla to Developers: Let's Build on Weave Sync
Discussion: Ajaxian and PreCentral.net
Michael Speck / PRWeb:
Kazaa Consumer Alert - Symantec Gets It Wrong Again
Discussion: p2pnet and TechCrunch
Thomas Crampton:
Facebook Repeatedly Deleting Hong Kong Opposition Groups
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon Says No To Blippy  —  Blippy, the Twitter-like service …
Discussion: louisgray.com, Thanks:atul
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MacNN:
Adobe CTO promises better Mac performance in Flash 10.1
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Late Last Year, Google Overtook Apple In WebKit Code Commits
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Michael Bush / AdAge:
What Your Choice of Search Engine Says About You
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Proposed battery restrictions could crimp e-commerce, air travel
Discussion: MobileCrunch
 

 
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