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6:00 AM ET, January 16, 2012

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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.
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Tim O'Reilly / Google+:
I was pleased to see the measured tone of the White House response …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Pirates! Rupert Murdoch Rails About Obama, Google, and Silicon Valley
Hunter Walk / Elapsed Time:
Last saturday i woke up mad - a #BlackoutSOPA origin story
Discussion: CNET and hypebot
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 …
Robert Scoble / Google+:
What +Hillel Fuld doesn't know about Windows Phone and its chances in the market  —  So Hillel laid out why I'm wrong, in the article on Business Insider linked to below, when it comes to Windows Phone's chances.  —  But, see, he's an observer and hasn't done the hard work.
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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.
DealBook:
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 …
Maddy Savage / BBC:
Twitter feed gives Swedes a new picture  —  21-year-old farmer Adam Arnesson has been the biggest star of Sweden's new Twitter project, tweeting photos and videos of his lambs  —  An organic sheep farmer, a priest and a Bosnian immigrant are among those who have helped double Sweden's Twitter followers in the past month.
Discussion: Slashdot
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 …
Discussion: Guardian, Digiday, parislemon and parislemon
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.
Mikael Ricknäs / PC World:
Nokia Sells 450 Wireless and Video Patents to Sisvel  —  Nokia has sold 450 wireless and video patents and patent applications to Sisvel International, an Italian patent licensing company.  —  The patents cover technologies used in GSM, 3G and LTE mobile devices, as well as in video encoding optimization systems, according to Sisvel.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Facebook's Data Sharing Matters  —  Facebook has cut a deal with political website Politico that allows the independent site machine-access to Facebook users' messages, both public and private, when a Republican Presidential candidate is mentioned by name.
Discussion: @mathewi, Thanks:the_spinmd
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps:
Android Market is Probably Not Coming to China Anytime Soon  —  Contradicting a report in The Wall Street Journal, Android Market is probably not coming to China anytime soon, a source familiar with the matter said.  —  The Journal reported last week that a major goal for Google in China …
Discussion: PC Magazine and Electronista
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Scarcity Is A S**tty Business Model  —  The Gotham Gal has been under the weather this weekend.  Last night we made soup for dinner and decided to sit on the couch and watch a movie and go to bed early.  After dinner, we fired up Boxee and checked out Netflix.  Nothing good there.
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Tristan Louis / TNL.net:
Where the hits are streaming in 2011  —  A year ago …
Thanks:tnlnyc
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 …
 
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