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10:40 PM ET, January 16, 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 …
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Platform Update: Facebook Lets Developers Ask a User for Their …
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.
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL'S CIVIL WAR CONTINUES: Mike Arrington Tears Into Engadget Again  —  AOL's “Tech Town” civil war continues tonight with Mike Arrington taking huge swings at Engadget.  —  Arrington is irritated by a story we ran detailing the rift between the two AOL sites.
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: NBC Bay Area
Ed Oswald / Technologizer:   Amazon's Raw Deal for Android Developers
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.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
HP promises webOS netbooks to go along with smartphones and slates  —  Todd Bradley did promise us there'd be more than just slates on HP's webOS menu and today we can add netbooks to the list of form factors for Palm's famed OS.  This heretofore unknown slice of info comes …
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Video: 'Be What's Next' slogan to premiere in Golden Globe ads  —  Microsoft is premiering its new corporate slogan, “Be What's Next,” in a couple of advertisements airing Sunday during the Golden Globe awards.  —  The Windows Phone 7 and Bing ads feature upcoming actors during an …
Discussion: Examiner, CNET News and MediaPost
Ethan Kurzweil / GigaOM:
Only $50B?  Facebook Stock Is Still a Steal  —  Everyone from The New York Times to Fortune to CNN has been weighing in to decry the excessive hype leading to Facebook's reported $50 billion valuation, as if there's some immutable law of nature that private Internet stocks can't be worth that much.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Wintel: Le Divorce  —  The eponymous flick is mildly interesting, but we're gathered here today to examine the Wintel breakup.  After years of monogamy with the x86 architecture, Windows will soon run on ARM processors.  —  As in any divorce, Microsoft and Intel point fingers at one another.
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
With New Software, Headsets Are Outsmarting Phones  —  HEADSETS are staples for call-center workers, travel agents and many other people who have to talk frequently on the phone.  With a headset to listen and speak through, both hands are free to work, and a shoulder needn't stiffen to cradle the phone.
Discussion: BloggingStocks
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