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10:20 PM ET, February 6, 2011

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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Best Buy ad prices Motorola Xoom at $800, affirms February 24th launch date  —  The evidence for a Motorola Xoom launch on February 24th just became that bit more compelling, courtesy of this here Best Buy ad.  It promises Moto's Android tablet will be in stores a couple of weeks from now, decorated with a daunting $799.99 sticker.
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Electronista:
Full Motorola Xoom Super Bowl ad: tablet for a better world  —  Motorola has just aired its full, promised Super Bowl ad for the Xoom (below).  The minute-long spot now shows the Android 3.0 tablet's owner trying to court a beautiful woman trapped in the Orwellian world of Apple's iPad.
Discussion: Engadget and MacNN
The Daily:
We're Listening  —  Thank you for all the feedback.  We hear you and we are committed to making The Daily the best possible experience.  That's our entire focus.  —  In five short months we've brought The Daily from vision to version 1.0, created a custom content management system …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Updated: 'The ‘Daily’ Has A Big Problem  —  The Daily has all the elements to get people in the door: a splashy, hyped launch, the formidable marketing power of News Corp (NSDQ: NWS) and Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) plus it's free for two weeks.  It's also buggy, which means a lot of that may go to waste and a …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Video: 'The Daily's Super Bowl XLV Gamble  —  With a value of $3 million and a reach that can't be matched, an ad on the Fox broadcast of Super Bowl XLV is one of the biggest marketing weapons in the News Corp (NSDQ: NWS). arsenal.  Getting one of the house spots is a great opportunity for The Daily …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Save The Money: Groupon's Super Bowl Ads May Spark Faux Outrage  —  Well, Groupon certainly isn't afraid of rustling a few feathers.  The red-hot group buying site has just posted its celeb-laden Super Bowl ads, and they've taken to poking fun at global crises like dwindling whale populations and deforestation.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Super Bowl Apps/Websites So That You Can Pretend You're Into The Game While Looking At Your Phone  —  It's Super Bowl Sunday.  The game starts in a few hours.  The pre-game has been going on for a few hours already (well, several days, actually).  And if you're reading this post …
Discussion: Mashable!, NYConvergence.com, Digits and SAI
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Super Bowl Ads Live On at YouTube and Facebook
Wall Street Journal:
Google Executive Emerges as Key Figure in Revolt  —  By MARGARET COKER in Cairo, NOUR MALAS in Dubai and MARC CHAMPION in Alexandria  —  More than a week after his mysterious disappearance in Egypt, Google's top executive in the Middle East and political activist Wael Ghonim will be released …
Discussion: Gawker and Epicenter
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Egyptian PM Says Missing Google Marketing Executive Wael Ghonim To Be Released Tomorrow  —  CNN's Hala Gorani is reporting that Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq has announced on Egyptian State TV that Google Middle East Marketing Director Wael Ghonim will be released tomorrow Monday at 4pm.
Douglas Rushkoff / CNN:
Internet is easy prey for governments  —  Editor's note: Douglas Rushkoff is a media theorist and the author of “Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age” and “Life Inc: How Corporatism Conquered the World and How We Can Take it Back.”  —  (CNN) — For all that the revolution …
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Parmy Olson / Disruptors:
Anonymous Takes Revenge On Security Firm For Trying To Sell Supporters' Details To FBI  —  If you thought Anonymous limited its cyber attacks to those who blocked WikiLeaks or suppressed free information, you'd be wrong.  One software security firm is learning the hard way that it also targets anyone …
Discussion: V3.co.uk
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Joseph Menn / Financial Times:   Cyberactivists warned of arrest
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Leaked State Department Cables Confirm That ACTA Was Designed To Pressure Developing Nations  —  The site La Quadrature Du Net has a rather comprehensive look at a series of leaked State Department cables that confirm what many people said from the beginning about ACTA: that it was designed …
 
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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
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Hunter Walk / TechCrunch:
Please Read: A Personal Appeal TO Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales
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Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Inside the anti-kettling HQ
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What Time Does the 2011 Super Bowl Start? …
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