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9:35 AM ET, January 16, 2012


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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Is Facebook IPO on Track for Late May?  —  According to multiple sources, the long anticipated public offering of Facebook is now likely to come in the third week of May.  —  That means that the company must file its IPO documents within the next month, given the review by the Securities …
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Google calls Murdoch's piracy allegations ‘nonsense’  —  News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch is talking nonsense, according to Google.  —  Murdoch, a Twitter user for only the past several weeks, used the service to unleash a barrage of accusations Saturday night against President Barrack Obama and Google.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Zappos Suffers Security Breach; Customer Emails And Passwords Affected  —  It appears that Zappos was the victim of a cyber attack today from a hacker who gained access to the company's internal network through the company's servers in Kentucky.  While specifics of the attack were not revealed …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Lovefilm Adding ABC TV Show Archive In UK Netflix Fight  —  In its war with Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX), Amazon's Lovefilm has licensed U.S. TV shows from ABC (NYSE: DIS) Studios through Disney UK under the “ABC TV On-Demand” VOD brand.  —  That service will be available for no extra charge …
Nanette Asimov / San Francisco Chronicle:
Viruses stole City College of S.F. data for years  —  Personal banking information and other data from perhaps tens of thousands of students, faculty and administrators at City College of San Francisco have been stolen in what is being called “an infestation” of computer viruses with origins …
Wall Street Jostles to Help Silicon Valley Manage Newfound Wealth  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — Sam Odio expected a few congratulatory e-mails when he sold Divvyshot, his online photo-sharing service, to Facebook last April for millions of dollars.  —  Instead, his in-box was flooded with pitches …
Mark Cuban / blog maverick:
The TV Business Keeps Getting Stronger !  —  Back in my days we had a saying that “bits are bits”.  That once content becomes digital, it is naturally going to become available on any and all digital devices.  Based on this, we always made the point to be platform and device agnostic.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Groupon CEO Andrew “Wolverine” Mason Defends His Decisions on “60 Minutes”  —  Groupon CEO Andrew Mason said there's things he would have liked to do differently and would have liked to have avoided, but that he's mostly done a good job leading the rocket ship of a company.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Design Sets Tone at Square, a Mobile Payments Start-Up  —  The headquarters of the start-up Square would be the absolute worst place to play hide-and-seek.  There are no offices.  Executives sit in open cubicles.  All of the conference rooms, large and small, are surrounded by walls of clear glass.
Discussion: Betabeat
Hacker says to release full Norton Antivirus code on Tuesday  —  NEW DELHI - A hacker who goes by the name of ‘Yama Tough’ threatened Saturday to release next week the full source code for Symantec Corp's flagship Norton Antivirus software.  —  Related Topics:  — EDITION:  —  U.S.
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Where were all the Google TVs at CES?  —  Just a week ago, the blogosphere was abuzz with the news that Google had officially locked down partners for a whole new generation of devices with its operating system for connected TVs.  But if Google finally is gaining the trust and support …
Milt Freudenheim / New York Times:
Epic Systems, Digitizing Health Records Before It Was Cool  —  THE push to move the nation from paper to electronic health records is serious business.  That's why a first look at the campus of Epic Systems comes as something of a jolt.  —  A treehouse for meetings?  A two-story spiral slide just for fun?
Hillel Fuld / Business Insider:
Here's Why Robert Scoble And The Rest Of The Pundits Are Wrong: Windows Phone Will Be A Success  —  This is a guest post from digital marketer Hillel Fuld, you can follow him on Twitter here.  —  You know Microsoft did SOMETHING right when everyone seems to be talking about the Windows Phone platform.
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