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12:45 AM ET, January 24, 2010

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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.
Arn / MacRumors:
Mac OS X 10.7 Appearing in Web Logs, Dev Release at WWDC?  —  As we reported earlier, it's no surprise that Apple is actively working on Mac OS X 10.7.  Bug reports from the early builds were spotted in November and as early as December Mac OS X 10.7 signatures appeared in web logs from Apple-owned IP addresses.
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Why We Should Boycott ComScore (and *perhaps* why traders should short their stock)  —  From my email newsletter today.... if you want these first, sign up for it!  —  Forwarded message —  From: Jason Calacanis
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Why AAPL dropped 10.32 points Friday  —  Apple got whacked for no good reason in advance of Monday's earnings report  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: AAPL Sanity's sepod  —  I don't pretend to understand much about how derivatives work or what hedge fund managers do, but I've been watching …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mozilla revs up Firefox 3.6 speed by 15%  —  Boosts new browser's JavaScript speed over predecessor, but still can't match Safari or Chrome  —  Computerworld - Mozilla's new Firefox 3.6 is about 15% faster than its predecessor, Firefox 3.5, but still is a slowpoke compared to the current speed demons …
Discussion: dietrich
Scott Patterson / Wall Street Journal:
The Minds Behind the Meltdown  —  How a swashbuckling breed of mathematicians and computer scientists nearly destroyed Wall Street  —  On Thursday, President Barack Obama proposed new rules to curb a number of Wall Street's risky—and highly profitable—trading activities.
David Chartier / Switchers' Blog:
A 1Password alpha for Chromium is here  —  You've shown your support for 1Password in Chrome by emailing, posting in our forums, tweeting, Facebook poking, shipping sacrificial lambs (tip: FedEx is much more lamb-friendly than UPS), offering first-borns, and even a really good pie.
Discussion: Download Squad
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
O'Reilly drops ebook DRM, sees 104% increase in sales  —  It's been 18 months since O'Reilly, the world's largest publisher of tech books, stopped using DRM on its ebooks.  In the intervening time, O'Reilly's ebook sales have increased by 104 percent.  Now, when you talk about ebooks and DRM …
Discussion: TOC Combined Feed
Jeff Israely / Time:
Berlusconi vs. Google: Italy to Regulate Online Videos?  —  Berlusconi wants people who regularly upload video to the Web to apply for a government license  —  Hot on the heels of the Google vs. China censorship dispute, a new front in the showdown between state power and Internet freedom is opening in Italy.
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: Erictric and Open Gardens, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
@Midem: Labels Go Cold On Free Music Services; A Challenge To Spotify?  —  Spotify has over 250,000 paying subscribers, SVP Paul Brown confirmed on stage at Midem, as streaming services fall over themselves to downplay free in favour of premium.  —  Pre-conference chatter had it that U.S. labels …
Discussion: Music Ally
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 …
 
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft cites Apple Macs as a defense in Xbox antitrust case
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
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Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
GSM Pre and GSM Pixi to Get Plussed
Discussion: Engadget, Erictric and I4U News
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