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5:05 PM ET, January 23, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Voice Extension For Chrome Adds Click To Call And Other Killer Features  —  I've just changed my default browser from Safari to Chrome.  The reason - the official Chrome Google Voice extension, which was updated on Friday.  If you're a Google Voice user (I'm possibly the most rabid one around …
Chris / cdixon.org:
How to disrupt Wall Street  —  Sarah Lacy has a very interesting post on TechCrunch where she conjectures that the internet is finally starting to disrupt Wall Street.  I'd love nothing more than to see Wall Street get nailed by the internet the way, say, publishing and advertising have.
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
With Kindle, the Best Sellers Don't Need to Sell  —  Here's a riddle: How do you make your book a best seller on the Kindle?  —  Answer: Give copies away.  —  That's right.  More than half of the “best-selling” e-books on the Kindle, Amazon.com's e-reader, are available at no charge.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Gives Harman His Name Back, Apologizes  —  An update to our post last night - Facebook Snatches User's Vanity URL And Sells It To Harman International.  Facebook says they'll be giving Harman Bajwa his /harman vanity URL back shortly: … Here are the Facebook guidelines on trademark squatting.
Discussion: Open Gardens, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Truphone first to provide VoIP app for Nexus One  —  Voice app provider Truphone is releasing an updated app for Android which is compatible with Google's Nexus One handset.  That makes it the first VoIP client for that phone.  In fact it turns out the Nexus One is going to be very important to Truphone's overall strategy.
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
PS3 finally properly hacked?  —  In a post titled “Hello hypervisor, I'm geohot,” hacker George Hotz (already known in the iPhone community) has made a strong claim: that he has cracked the PS3.  The system has remained (mostly) uncompromised for over three years now, with a few exceptions here and there.
internetnews.com:
Twitter Says Flash Flaw's Been Fixed  —  Researcher had alerted Twitter to a flaw he said could expose user's accounts.  —  Twitter said it has addressed a security flaw that relied on a widely known flaw and could take over a user's account, according to one researcher.
Rick Klau / Blogger Buzz:
Important Note to FTP Users  —  Last May, we discussed a number of challenges facing Blogger users who relied on FTP to publish their blogs.  FTP remains a significant drain on our ability to improve Blogger: only .5% of active blogs are published via FTP — yet the percentage …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
‘Public’ Consultation Over ACTA In Mexico Almost Required NDAs, Blogger Removed For Tweeting  —  Geraldine Juarez writes in to let us know of her experience attending what was billed as a “public hearing” about the ACTA treaty in Mexico (link in Spanish, Google translation here), which sounded really messed up.
Discussion: Boing Boing
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Satellite Images Of Haiti Earthquake From Google & Bing Maps  —  Both Google Maps and Bing Maps offer ways to see the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti.  Below, a look at how to see before and after images, taken by satellite.  Plus, several 360-degree ground level videos you can view.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft Office 2010 system requirements: Changes in disk space, GPU recommendations  —  Via a January 22 blog post, Microsoft is providing more details about the system requirements for its Office 2010 suite, due out by June 2010.  —  The bottom line: If your PC can run Office 2007, it will be able to run Office 2010.
Taylor Buley / Forbes:
Microsoft's Danger Zone  —  The software giant should learn from Google's smart phone mistakes.  —  BURLINGAME, CALIF. — Microsoft is expected to introduce a phone under its own brand soon.  If it does, company executives would do well to study Google's foray into mobile hardware …
 
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Discussion: The Next Web
Dorian Benkoil / E-Media Tidbits:
Young Online Newspaper Audience Dropping; Older Consumers Adopting Social Media
Discussion: Lost Remote
Niftycurly / Instructables:
Make a $2 Adjustable Smartphone Car Mount in 10 minutes
Discussion: TUAW and Engadget
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Keeping computers from ending science's reproducibility
 Earlier Items: 
Alison Flood / Guardian:
Ursula Le Guin leads revolt against Google digital book settlement
Alexei Oreskovic / MediaFile:
Google's Nexus One muzzles the foul-mouthed
Nick Bilton / Bits:
A Big-Picture Look at Google, Microsoft, Apple and Yahoo
Gordon Haff / CNET News:
Why cloud exchanges won't work
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Journalists' Social Media Sideshow Will Prove Nothing
Discussion: broadstuff, Thanks:mathewi