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1:00 AM ET, February 8, 2010


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Eric Schmidt / The Official Google Blog:
Love and the Super Bowl  —  If you watched the Super Bowl this evening you'll have seen a video from Google called “Parisian Love”.  In fact you might have watched it before, because it's been on YouTube for over three months.  We didn't set out to do a Super Bowl ad, or even a TV ad for search.
Valerie Potter / Computerworld:
Top 10 Super Bowl tech ads  —  Remember these classics from Intel, Iomega, EDS, Apple, Xerox and more? (videos below)  —  Computerworld - This Sunday the Super Bowl is once again upon us, and that means one thing: great advertising.  (Apparently some sort of game will be going on too …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Pepsi Has Already Won by Avoiding The Superbowl
Discussion: Mashable!, All Facebook and Beth's Blog, Thanks:mathewi
Brandon Miniman /
Exclusive HTC Incredible Photos (Update: Video)  —  We were just handed some leaked photos of the upcoming Verizon HTC Incredible.  The device is running on Android 2.1 with HTC Sense, and as our tipster confirms, it's running with a Snapdragon CPU (and is described as “fast, really fast") …
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 …
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's Hard iPad Sell  —  Apple will need to convince consumers that they need an iPad.  However, failure to do so wouldn't be a disaster for the company  —  With the introduction of the iPad, Apple's (AAPL) status as a cultural icon reached new heights.
Beth Mellor / Bloomberg:
SAP's Chief Executive Apotheker Resigns, McDermott, Snabe Named Co-CEOs  —  Feb. 7 (Bloomberg) — SAP AG, the world's biggest maker of business-management software, said Chief Executive Officer Leo Apotheker has resigned with immediate effect and will be replaced by Bill McDermott …
deal architect:
“Enterprise software is entirely bereft of soul”  —  I was in a session last year with Dave Girouard of Google, when I asked him if he still believed in the statement he made 3 years prior about enterprise software.  Without batting an eyelid, he asked me “Are you from SAP?”  —  Leo Apotheker is gone as CEO of SAP.
The Moderate Voice:
White House Makes Full Copyright Claim on Photos  —  Let me preface this post by reminding folks that IANAL (I am not a lawyer).  —  The U.S. government policy on photographs and copyright is pretty straightfoward: photos produced by federal employees as part of their job responsibilities are …
Pwarden / PeteSearch:
How to split up the US  —  As I've been digging deeper into the data I've gathered on 210 million public Facebook profiles, I've been fascinated by some of the patterns that have emerged.  My latest visualization shows the information by location, with connections drawn between places that share friends.
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Online Video One Step Closer to TV-Sized Ad Loads  —  Nielsen Commercial-Ratings Study Will Include Corresponding Views of Commercials on Web  —  NEW YORK ( — In the short history of online TV-watching, one standard has largely held fast: Shows that run online have significantly fewer ads …
Discussion: paidContent and TVbytheNumbers
Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal:
QuinStreet IPO reunites Credit Suisse, Frank Quattrone  —  Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal  —  This week's initial public offering of QuinStreet Inc. brings together one of the tech bubbles hottest teams, dealmaker Frank Quattrone and his former employer, Credit Suisse.
Discussion: Reuters
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Zeus Attack Spoofs NSA, Targets .gov and .mil  —  Criminals are spamming the Zeus banking Trojan in a convincing e-mail that spoofs the National Security Agency.  Initial reports indicate that a large number of government systems may have been compromised by the attack.
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Still Pining For An “iTablet”? …
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