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January 30, 2012, 5:15 AM

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Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Barnes & Noble, Taking On Amazon in the Fight of Its Life  —  IN March 2009, an eternity ago in Silicon Valley, a small team of engineers here was in a big hurry to rethink the future of books.  Not the paper-and-ink books that have been around since the days of Gutenberg …
David Carnoy / CNET:
Report: New Nook coming this spring  —  Barnes & Noble will reportedly be adding to its Nook lineup in the next few months.  —  The New York Times today published a long piece about Barnes & Noble taking on Amazon in the “fight of its life.”  Buried in the middle of the two-page article …
More: SlashGear and GeekWire
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
BlackBerry Under Siege in Europe  —  The iPhone has taken a big bite out of the BlackBerry in a market where the older phone once dominated: business customers in North America.  —  Meanwhile, in Europe, Samsung is poised to do the same to Research in Motion, BlackBerry's maker …
Associated Press:
Feds: Megaupload User Data Could Be Gone Thursday  —  Federal prosecutors say data from users of Megaupload could be deleted as soon as Thursday.  —  U.S. prosecutors blocked access to Megaupload and charged seven men, saying the site facilitated millions of illegal downloads of movies, music and other content.
Aaron Glantz / New York Times:
Old Techies Never Die; They Just Can't Get Hired as an Industry Moves On  —  Silicon Valley may be booming again, but times are still tough for the 200 out-of-work professionals who crowd into Sunnyvale's City Hall every Thursday morning.  —  Most of them hold advanced degrees in engineering …
David Carr / New York Times:
Twitter Gives Glimpse Into Rupert Murdoch's Mind  —  As American business has become more and more media savvy, its leaders have appeared in media less and less.  Business reporters have to work their way past background conversations with underlings, written statements that state nothing …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
FounderSoup: Stanford and Andreessen's New Startup Generator  —  A single entrepreneur alone is vulnerable to shortsightedness, to fatigue.  But with a team comes diverse perspective, encouragement, and the wherewithal to push through problems.  That's why a group of Stanford computer science …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Thailand is the world's first government to endorse Twitter's censorship feature  —  Twitter's controversial move towards enabling the censorsing of tweets has gained the backing of its first international government, after authorities in Thailand publicly endorsed the introduction.
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Will Google have to start a patent war to get $9bn of value from Motorola?  —  The financial performance of handset, tablet and set-top box maker Motorola suggests that it won't add $12bn (including $3bn of cash) in value to Google's business.  But how can Google possibly earn its money back from patents?
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Dutch ISPs Refuse To Block The Pirate Bay  —  Two weeks ago, the Court of The Hague ruled that Ziggo, the largest ISP in the Netherlands, and competitor XS4ALL have to block access to The Pirate Bay.  —  The ruling was the first to bring broad censorship to the Netherlands and in a response XS4ALL …
More: Forbes

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