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7:05 AM ET, January 17, 2011

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Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Apple expected to pack ultrafast, dual core SGX543 graphics into iPad 2, iPhone 5  —  Apple's next generation iPad and iPhone, both due the first half of this year, will pack a new version of the company's custom A4 chip, with dual, faster graphics cores capable of supporting a Retina Display iPad …
Dave McClure / 500 Startups:
Top 10 Tech Investing Trends For 2011  —  I bring you the top 10 tech trends for 2011: 1.  (Way too many) Groupons, social games and photo-sharing apps Unimaginative VCs — which is to say, all of us — tend to start the new year off throwing good money after bad on last year's tired and expired ideas.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Blog Fight Rules Of Engagement  —  Blog fights happen.  Sometimes for attention, but most of the time because someone is really pissed off about something.  And don't count out big media, they jump right in too when they feel it.  —  No one's ever written down any rules for blog fights that I know of.
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Dear Michael Arrington  —  Dear Michael Arrington, despite the fact that your latest post on TechCrunch is simply the work of a comment troll in blog form, I will respond to your unsubstantiated, inaccurate allegations because I feel they do harm to Engadget's brand and my name.
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:   AOL'S CIVIL WAR CONTINUES: Mike Arrington Tears Into Engadget Again
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Awards In Hand, The Social Network Filmmakers Heap Praise On Zuckerberg  —  One of the standout scenes at in The Social Network happens in the first five minutes of the movie.  Erica Albright (Rooney Mara) is sitting in a bar with boyfriend Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) when she says the following to him:
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Gregg Kilday / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Social Network’ Wins Best Picture, Three Other Golden Globes  —  The Social Network was the big winner Sunday night at the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards, where it collected four trophies, including best dramatic picture.  —  For portraying a ballerina who topples into madness in Black Swan …
Horace Dediu / asymco:
More than 60 apps have been downloaded for every iOS device sold  —  The iTunes App Store is about to reach 10 billion downloads.  That makes this a good time to revisit app growth metrics and compare them with the other digital media store that we have data for: the iTunes Music Store.
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Grants Developers Access To Home Addresses ... Trouble Waiting To Happen?  —  Facebook has put in a lot of effort to getting users to enter their mobile numbers.  But now the social network is giving developers access to numbers in addition to home addresses with a single click.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Groupon Poised to Strike Partnership With China's Tencent, in Key Global Expansion Move  —  Groupon is in talks with Chinese Internet giant Tencent to form a partnership to accelerate its effort in the critical Asian arena, said several sources with knowledge of the situation.
Discussion: Forbes, SAI and Pulse2
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Links To Competitors Next To YouTube Videos  —  Google has begun showing links to different video sites and search engines in its search results.  The links appear next to YouTube videos — but only on music-related searches.  —  On a search for u2, for example …
The Huffington Post:
Mark Zuckerberg Named One Of 2010's Worst Dressed Celebrities  —  Esquire magazine has released its “2010 Celebrity Style Hall of Shame” list, which names the year's 10 least-dapper men.  This list of unfortunately dressed celebs includes eight performers, one political pundit and one tech titan.
Discussion: Mashable!, Examiner and Switched
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Whoa, AMAZON Will Set The Prices For Paid Apps In Its Android App Store  —  Here's something big we missed earlier this month when Amazon was talking about the App Store it's building for Google Android — and we're not sure it got the attention it deserves.
Discussion: ITProPortal and NBC Bay Area
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Ed Oswald / Technologizer:
Amazon's Raw Deal for Android Developers
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Google Issues DoubleClick AdEx Report Card, Promises Big Lift To Publishers  —  It's been 15 months since Google (NSDQ: GOOG) formally linked AdWords to DoubleClick and launched its display Ad Exchange.  Thanks in part to DoubleClick's established hold on ad dollars, plus an ad recovery …
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
HP training promises webOS Netbooks  —  If you were diligent enough to sit through the webOS carrier training site HP put together and we told you about on Friday, perhaps you caught this little nugget during the webOS 101 section - we alluded to it in our post but at the urging of Thor …
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
HP promises webOS netbooks to go along with smartphones and slates
 
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
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