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11:10 AM ET, January 23, 2012

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Wall Street Journal:
RIM CEOs to Give Up Top Posts in Shuffle  —  WATERLOO, Ontario—After 20 years together at the helm of Research In Motion Ltd., Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, the company's co-chief executives, said they planned to turn over the top job early Monday to a little-known company insider as part of a board and management shuffle.
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
RIM's new CEO isn't the shakeup it needed  —  For a brief moment, I had hopes that RIM had made a move that would unseat it from the funk it's been sitting in for years.  And then I watched the introductory video of newly-appointed CEO Thorsten Heins.  Anyone who assumes that a simple CEO swap …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
RIM: Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis step down, co-COO Thorsten Heins is the new CEO
Iain Marlow / Globe and Mail:
At Research In Motion, a new CEO vows to silence the doomsayers
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
350,000 Textbooks Downloaded From Apple's iBooks in Three Days  —  Though nascent and unproven, Apple's new textbook initiative appears to be gaining lots of momentum — and quickly, too.  Within days of its debut, Apple's iBooks textbook store had already racked up a significant number of downloads.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Cyberlocker Ecosystem Shocked As Big Players Take Drastic Action  —  While the shutdown last week of Megaupload and the arrest of its founder and management team was certainly dramatic, a situation of perhaps even greater gravity is beginning to emerge.  —  Over the past 48 to 72 hours …
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Filesonic Kills File-Sharing Service After MegaUpload Arrests  —  To users of systems like BitTorrent, file-sharing means just that - the sharing of files with others.  But this weekend users of Filesonic, one of the Internet's leading cyberlocker services, sharing files is currently a thing of the past.
Jbat / John Battelle's Search Blog:
Facebook To Google: Don't Be Evil, Focus On The User  —  Last week I spent an afternoon down at Facebook, as I mentioned here.  While at Facebook I met with Blake Ross, Direct of Product (and well known in web circles as one of the creators of Firefox).  Talk naturally turned to the implications …
Lee Rainie / Pew Internet:
Tablet and E-book reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift-Giving Period  —  The share of adults in the United States who own tablet computers nearly doubled from 10% to 19% between mid-December and early January and the same surge in growth also applied to e-book readers …
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Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
Tablet and E-Reader Sales Soar
Bloomberg:
Nokia Lumia Sales Seen Topping 1 Million  —  Nokia Oyj (NOK1V)'s first phones running Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) software may have sold enough units last year to help rebuild investor confidence in the Finnish company, which lost $19 billion in market value in 2011.
Discussion: GigaOM, CNET, Electronista and The Next Web
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Exclusive: YouTube hits 4 billion daily video views  —  (Reuters) - YouTube, Google Inc's video website, is streaming 4 billion online videos every day, a 25 percent increase in the past eight months, according to the company.  —  The jump in video views comes as Google pushes YouTube beyond …
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Dear Rupert Murdoch: Let's Talk Piracy & “The Simpsons”  —  Rupert, my son had a simple request.  “Daddy, can we watch last week's episode of The Simpsons?”  No, son, we can't.  You can blame Rupert Murdoch for that.  —  Rupert, I know you're all upset about all those SOPA & PIPA protests last week.
Discussion: PandoDaily
David Kushner / GQ:
The Hacker is Watching  —  Every online scam begins more or less the same—a random e-mail, a sketchy attachment.  But every so often, a new type of hacker comes along.  Someone who rewrites the rules, not just the code.  He secretly burrows his way into your hard drive, then into your life.
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Flaws in Videoconferencing Systems Make Boardrooms Vulnerable  —  SAN FRANCISCO — One afternoon this month, a hacker took a tour of a dozen conference rooms around the globe via equipment that most every company has in those rooms; videoconferencing equipment.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Developer Is Building An App Store For Banned Android Apps  —  An Android developer by the name of Koushik Dutta is building an alternative Android app store which will house the apps that have been banned from Google's official Android Market.  These will include the custom ROMs …
 
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Troy Hunt / Troy Hunt's Blog:
Breaking CAPTCHA with automated humans
Bloomberg:
Startups Size Up Loan Candidates With Algorithms Rather Than FICO Scores
Discussion: @rakeshlobster
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Baseline, Accel Put $15M In Online Privacy Certification Company TRUSTe
Discussion: VentureBeat
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Joyent grabs $85M from Weather Invest II, Telefonica to take on Amazon in cloud computing
Discussion: GigaOM and Business Insider
Zee / The Next Web:
UFC website gets hacked due to its support for SOPA
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Piracy is part of the digital ecosystem
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Konrad Gianno / Inside Search:
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Angela Watercutter / Wired:
Anonymous Documentary We Are Legion Peels Back Hacktivist Group's History
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
DLD 2012 - Andrew Mason: Groupon Now Boasts 10,000 Employees, 70% Outside Of The US
Niklas Magnusson / Bloomberg:
Daimler Acquires 15% of MyTaxi App for Clicking to Hail a Cab
Discussion: TechCrunch Europe
Cassell Bryan-Low / Wall Street Journal:
Off-the-Shelf Hacking Help Is Surprisingly Easy to Find
Electronista:
Vodafone Australia first carrier to get Galaxy Tab post-ban
Reuters:
Europe to issue tough new data-protection rules soon
 

 
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