February 6, 2012, 12:30 AM

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Chris Matyszczyk / CNET:
Samsung's Bowl ad claims it can help Apple fanboys break free  —  Many of the deeply affected have been standing in line waiting to see how Samsung would attack Apple in launching the Galaxy Note.  —  So here we were, during the Super Bowl, with Apple fanboys and fangirls lining up in San Francisco.
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
First Legal Streaming Super Bowl A Success, But Audience Still Denied The Real Show  —  Lately, we've been seeing more and more big television events come with an online streaming counterpart.  Sporting and televised events are showing up online with increasing frequency …
Best Buy Super Bowl ad puts phone, app makers in one place  —  Best Buy kicks off tech-driven Super Bowl ads  —  Best Buy as part of a promo has started the run of tech-focused Super Bowl ads with a segment pitching its mobile stores.  The ad unites both the inventors of phone technology …
More: VentureBeat and The VergeTweets: @brianstelter and @learmonth
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Toyota takes to spamming Twitter for Camry Super Bowl ‘promotion’  —  Twitter is a great platform to get people stoked about anything, if done right.  You can promote potato chips like @popchips does, and it could turn into a huge following for your brand and have fun doing it.
More: Examiner, Pulse2 and WebProNewsTweets: @theonetruebixThanks:@empoprises
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
A Super Social Bowl  —  You could have watched the Super Bowl without checking Twitter or Facebook, but you probably snuck at least a few peeks in throughout the game.  And a lot of you ended up typing something, too.  —  Bluefin Labs, a “social TV” startup that analyzes commentary during TV broadcasts …
More: CNET
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Over 3 years later, “deleted” Facebook photos are still online  —  Facebook is still working on deleting photos from its servers in a timely manner nearly three years after Ars first brought attention to the topic.  The company admitted on Friday that its older systems for storing uploaded content …
More: eWeek and The Next Web
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Why Apple's A5 is so big—and iPhone 4 won't get Siri  —  Why Apple's A5 is so big and the iPhone 4 won't get Siri Noise-reduction technology from a start-up called Audience accounts for the size of the iPhone 4S chip and keeps Siri off the iPhone 4, analyst Linley Gwennap concludes.

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