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7:00 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 …
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
Chris Gourlay / Times of London:
Google leaps language barrier with translator phone  —  GOOGLE is developing software for the first phone capable of translating foreign languages almost instantly — like the Babel Fish in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  —  By building on existing technologies in voice recognition …
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb:
Verizon Blocks 4chan  —  According to 4chan's Twitter account and status update blog, they have been “explicitly blocked” by the Verizon wireless network.  —  If you're unfamiliar with 4chan and why an ISP/wireless company would block it, read more about it on Wikipedia.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Wu Yiyao / CHINAdaily:
Biggest hacker training site shut down  —  What is believed to be the country's biggest hacker training site has been shut down by police in Central China's Hubei province.  —  Three people were also arrested, local media reported yesterday.  —  The three, who ran Black Hawk Safety Net …
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”
Jeffrey Burt / eWeek:
IBM Unveils Power7 Systems, Ramps Up Competition Against HP, Sun  —  IBM is rolling out the first of its Power7 systems as it looks to grab more market share in the $14 billion Unix server space from HP and Sun.  The move comes as HP and Intel prepare to release the next-generation Itanium processor …
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.
Cade Metz / The Register:
Google doppelgänger casts riddle over interwebs  —  Why is Google routing the world through ‘Googol’?  —  Sometime in the middle of October, Google silently launched a new net domain - a barely-disguised doppelgänger to the familiar - and according to the latest stats …
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 …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Tapulous launches new iPhone game, Riddim Ribbon
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and TechCrunch
Acer Plans to Expand Server Sales This Year in Competition With H-P, Dell
Andy Jordan / Digits:
The Rise of Caller ID Spoofing
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Online Video One Step Closer to TV-Sized Ad Loads
Discussion: paidContent
Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal:
QuinStreet IPO reunites Credit Suisse, Frank Quattrone
Discussion: Reuters
California's CTO Responds To Our Challenge With His Own: Give CA Your Best IT Ideas
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Zeus Attack Spoofs NSA, Targets .gov and .mil
 Earlier Items: 
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Appeals Court Says Internet Content Should Be Held To Standards …
Agence France Presse:
Internet down in Iran ahead of demos
Discussion: Mashable! and The Next Web
Whitson Gordon / Lifehacker:
Twitter Reactions Shows What the Twitterverse is Saying About That Web Page
Jon Healey / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Roxio CinemaNow and the maturing market for downloadable movies
Fred / A VC:
Flash, HTML5, and Mobile Apps
Discussion: TiPb and TechCrunch
Dan Fletcher / Time:
Facebook Gifts Get Real

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Jason Whitlock and ESPN part ways following his June demotion as EIC of yet-to-launch site The Undefeated

Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
‘No Notoriety’ campaign to not name mass murderers sees progress

Didi Tang / Associated Press:
Exonerated Chinese journalist Liu Hu recounts tactics used to get him to admit guilt while in jail

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