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12:00 PM ET, January 18, 2011

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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook's 3rd Biggest Advertiser is a Bing Affiliate Scam  —  Matt Cutts is the head of Google's anti-webspam team and tonight he came across what looks like a huge trove of scammy, spammy spam - on Facebook.  And it involves Microsoft.  Advertising publication AdAge reported tonight …
Discussion: Andrew Lark, msnbc.com, SAI and NBC Bay Area
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Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Exclusive: Chinese supplier floating iPad 2 case with possible SD card and Mini DisplayPort  —  A Chinese accessory supplier is floating a new “iPad 2nd generation” case differing from previous designs shown at CES, with port openings that appear to be designed to accommodate a new SD Card slot …
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Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Why high resolution screens matter for Apple's iPad 2  —  Substantiated rumors of the next generation iPad using a vastly higher resolution 2048x1536 display are drawing some to question why the iPad would even need such a dense pixel count, which is much higher than even Apple's 17 inch MacBook Pro.
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Suspends Phone & Address Sharing Feature  —  Just before the weekend, Facebook announced that it would begin allowing third-party applications and websites to request that users share both their mobile phone number and address.  Now, the company has said that it will be putting …
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Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Temporarily Disables Phone, Address Sharing and Aims to Increase Clarity
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Two charged over iPad hacking on AT&T network  —  (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors filed criminal charges against two people accused of stealing the email addresses and other personal data of about 120,000 users of Apple Inc's iPad tablet computer.  —  Daniel Spitler and Andrew Auernheimer …
George Stahl / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Shares Fall 5% as Jobs Takes Medical Leave  —  NEW YORK—Apple Inc. shares fell 5% in early trading Tuesday, erasing $19 billion in market value, after it disclosed that Chief Executive Steve Jobs would take another unexpected medical leave.  —  The decline, however …
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Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
What Hollywood Execs Privately Say About Netflix … Disgusted that a video rental store raked him over the coals for returning a movie late, Reed Hastings created Netflix.  Seventeen million subscribers later, some people probably wish a clerk would have just refunded the man his 40 bucks.
Discussion: CNET News and Hacking NetFlix
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George Ou / Digital Society:   Netflix spends 20 times more on postage than bandwidth
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
I Can Has Funding: Cheezburger Raises $30M For LOLcats, FAIL Blog And Other Memes  —  Cheezburger, the internet publisher responsible for LOLcats, FAIL Blog, and other memes, has raised a whopping $30 million in new funding led by the Foundry Group with Madrona Venture Group, Avalon Ventures …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
W3C's new logo promotes HTML5—and more  —  The W3C's new HTML5 logo stands for more than just the HTML5 standard.  —  Underscoring the confluence of technology, politics, and marketing, the World Wide Web Consortium today unveiled a new logo for HTML5.  —  With the logo, the W3C wants to promote the new Web technology—and itself.
Ralph Jennings / Computerworld:
Acer to launch 7-inch, 10-inch tablets by mid-year  —  IDG News Service - Acer will begin selling two or three new tablet PCs in the first half of the year, including one with a seven-inch screen, a company sales manager said on Monday.  —  The tablet launches will begin a gradual replacement …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Apple's iPad represents 90 percent of all tablets shipped; Amazon owns e-readers  —  Apple's iPad dominates the tablet market and accounts for 90 percent of all tablets sold in the third quarter, according to IDC data.  Meanwhile, Amazon has a commanding 41.5 percent share of the e-reader market.
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Exclusive: Roku Lands Its First Cable Channel  —  Roku is expected to announce Tuesday an unlikely addition to its programming lineup: WealthTV.  This will mark the first time a cable channel has joined the streaming device, which begs an obvious question: How is this even possible?
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
How A Startup Named Hipster Got 10K Signups In Two Days, Without Revealing What It Does  —  By now you might be familiar with the startup with the funny name, as its very existence made news outlets as diverse as the Washington Post, Portfolio.com and Hipster Runoff.
Discussion: TechCrunch Europe and ReadWriteWeb
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
iPhone User?  90% Chance You're On The Latest OS.  Android User?  0.4% Chance  —  As a member of the media, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Nexus S running Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” a few weeks ago.  It's great, easily the best version of Android yet.  I hope one day soon you all get to try it out.
Joe Weisenthal / SAI:
The Facebook Fiasco Is A PR Disaster For Goldman Sachs, And Now It May Lose Out On An IPO  —  It's still not clear exactly what led up to Goldman Sachs blocking its US customers from investing in Facebook, but it's obviously a huge embarrassment for the bank.
Matt Warman / Telegraph:
10 per cent of users take 90 per cent of mobile data, say researchers  —  Video will take up to 60 per cent of all mobile data in 2011 thanks to a small minority, says new research  —  Just 10 per cent of all mobile phone users account for 90 per cent of all networks' data traffic, researchers have found.
Discussion: BGR and The Next Web
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Report: Mobile App Market Will Be Worth $25 Billion By 2015 - Apple's Share: 20%  —  We all know mobile app stores are booming worldwide, and a new market research report by MarketsandMarkets acknowledges that trend.  According to the research firm's 'World Mobile Applications Market (2010 …
 
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
2G, 3G, 4G, and everything in between: an Engadget wireless primer
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Exclusive: Comcast-NBCU Merger Expected to Close Jan. 28
Discussion: Electronista and DSLreports
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch Europe:
Netbiscuits scores millions in funding for mobile cloud software platform
Discussion: TechCrunch
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Report: Search Ad Spending Jumped By 23 Percent During The Quarter
Discussion: MediaPost and Search Engine Land
 Earlier Items: 
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Tilera Scores $45M for Specialized Cloud Chips
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Perfect Market, news ad firm, lands $9 million in funding round led by Comcast
Justin / Mobile Marketing Watch:
86 Percent Of iPad Owners Prefer Seeing Advertising In Exchange For Free Content
Jamie / The Official Netflix Blog:
Removing “Add to DVD Queue” from Streaming Devices
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
RIM: BlackBerry PlayBook Is Great Even Without A BlackBerry