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10:30 PM ET, January 23, 2011


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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
A To Do List For Google's New CEO Larry Page  —  Welcome back, Larry!  When you were last CEO of Google in 2001, the company was a much loved scrappy underdog with a bright future.  Ten years later, you're coming back to the helm.  Things have changed.  You're soon to be steering …
What should Larry Page focus on now that he is CEO of Google?  —  25 Answers — Robert Scoble — I would focus the company on a few key projects: 1.  Make Android a real usability leader, not just a marketshare leader.  I've been using Android a lot lately, and it simply isn't as nice as iPhone or, even, Windows Phone 7, in usability.
Discussion: broadstuff, Reuters and Bloomberg
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Tim Cook Is Running Apple, but Not Imitating Steve Jobs  —  On an 18-hour flight from California to Singapore a few years ago, Timothy D. Cook, Apple's chief operating officer, had little time for small talk with a colleague.  Glued to his business class seat, Mr. Cook had his nose in spreadsheets …
Vivek Wadhwa / TechCrunch:
Why I Don't Buy the Quora Hype  —  Let me start with a disclaimer: I am not writing this in my capacity as a university professor or researcher; I don't claim to be an expert on social networking; and I will be happy to be proven wrong—I have no vested interest in the success or failure of Quora.
semilshah's posterous:
A Quick Response to @vwadhwa Post on Quora
Discussion: @christinelu
Zee / The Next Web:
Sean Parker: The Social Network is a complete work of fiction  —  Sean Parker and Paulo Coelho's two man panel at DLD raised a number of interesting points about the future of content but it was Coelho's question to Parker on his thoughts on the The Social Network, that grabbed everyone's attention.
John W. Daly / TechEye:
Nvidia's Tegra 2 3D unveiled  —  A deep throat has leaked an image of Nvidia's Mobile World Congress presentation to TechEye - giving a glimpse of what the jolly green goblin has in store for punters and handset makers this year.  —  Nvidia will be shipping a Tegra 2 3D processor this year …
How Not to Get Snookered by Claims of “Proof” of Copyright Infringement  —  I guess you heard that Florian Mueller is at it again.  He made strong claims of a smoking gun regarding alleged copyright infringement of Oracle files by Google.  Well, in the cold light of day …
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Jason Calacanis Starts Promoting Mahalo 4.0 “Pivot”  —  Jason Calacanis is launching “Mahalo 4.0” on Tuesday, he just said on Quora, “our pivot from human-powered search to....... :-)”.  —  In other words, Mahalo, his startup, is shifting focus again.  —  To what?  Good question.
R. Colin Johnson / EE Times:
‘Universal’ memory aims to replace flash/DRAM  —  ‘Universal’ memory aims to replace flash/DRAM  —  PORTLAND, Ore.—A single “universal” memory technology that combines the speed of DRAM with the non-volatility and density of flash memory was recently invented at North Carolina State University, according to researchers.
Discussion: Engadget, and Kotaku
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps:
With 60 Million Downloads, Outfit7 Builds an App Empire for Children of the iPad Generation  —  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, legos and Transformers may have filled the childhood bedrooms of today's entrepreneurs but Slovenian company Outfit7 is betting that the toy of choice for kids nowadays is a smartphone or the iPad.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Forbes, Thanks:kimmaicutler
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Impossible Software - Is This What The Future Of Video Advertising Looks Like?  (TCTV)  —  I bumped into a cool startup in the hallways at the DLD Conference in Munich, and figured there's only one good way to share what they're building with you: shooting a quick video.
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Windows Phone 7 ‘jailbreakers’ working with Microsoft on homebrew support … Microsoft is currently working with a group of Windows Phone 7 jailbreakers to support homebrew applications after the first Windows Phone update.  —  Microsoft confirmed earlier this month that the company plans …
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Hacker Shows It Doesn't Take $8 Million to Clone Qwiki - Just 321 Lines of HTML Will do the Trick  —  Qwiki is an app that creates pretty slideshows based on Wikipedia entries.  The service won the top award at the last Techcrunch Disrupt conference and just received $8 million in new funding …
Discussion: @carnage4life, Pulse2 and ABCNEWS
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:   TechCrunch Disrupt Winner Qwiki Hits No. 1 On Google Trends 'Hot …
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Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
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Facebook is Japan's LinkedIn
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
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Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google May Let You Blacklist Domains To Fight Spam
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Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple's new ‘two is better than one’ iPhone ad promotes Verizon, AT&T
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Motorola Xoom launching February 17th at Best Buy (update: priced at $700)
Spiegel Online:
Facebook Agrees to Change ‘Friend Finder’ Feature
Discussion: Inside Facebook