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2:25 PM ET, January 24, 2010


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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Jason Calacanis Punches Comscore In The Face.  Comscore Punches Back.  Fred Wilson Drags Us Into It.  $SCOR  —  Jason Calacanis, our partner over the years on the TechCrunch50 conference, wrote quite a rant yesterday about analytics company Comscore.  His argument: that Comscore …
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
Discussion: GigaOM
Bruce Schneier / CNN:
U.S. enables Chinese hacking of Google  —  Editor's note: Bruce Schneier is a security technologist and author of “Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World.”  Read more of his writing at  —  (CNN) — Google made headlines when it went public …
T-Marco / Cell Phone Signal:
Confirmed!!  Motorola Sholes “MotoRoi” will arrive soon with T-Mobile 3G bands  —  Yes T-Mobile users, we had confirmed that the new Motorola device that just passed FCC few weeks ago carrying WCDMA AWS T-Mobile 3G bands (1700/2100) bands is the Motorola Sholes.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Motorola MOTOROI almost certainly bound for T-Mobile (thanks, FCC!)  —  We needed to independently connect and verify a few dots before sounding the alarm here, but sure enough, it looks like Cell Phone Signal has unearthed the best smoking gun yet suggesting Motorola's MOTOROI …
Discussion: TmoNews
Robert Andrews / mocoNews:
Tap's Revenge: Profiting From Pirates; Shazam Booming, Too  —  iPhone app piracy may have cost Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) an estimated $450 million (really?)  - but mobile pirates may also provide app developers with a rich new income stream, according to a fascinating insight from the stage at the Midem music conference in Cannes...
Discussion: Music Ally
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Inside the multitouch FingerWorks tech in Apple's tablet  —  The hyped anticipation surrounding the Apple Event later this week is looking for clues as to exactly what the company might deliver.  One element of the anticipated new tablet's software side is related to Apple's 2005 acquisition …
Help Net Security:
95% of email is spam  —  The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) released its new spam report which looks at spam budgets, impact of spam and spam management.  —  The survey targeted email service providers of different types and sizes, and received replies from 100 respondents …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
@ MIDEM: MySpace Eyes Virtual Goods, Will Help Pay Musicians $15 Million  —  The social gaming phenomenon may be commonly associated with Facebook - but MySpace seems keen to get its own slice of this growing pie.  —  Asked at the Midem music conference in Cannes whether the site may consider …
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally:
MidemNet 2010: Shazam now selling 300,000 tracks a day  —  Mobile music discovery app Shazam is now generating 300,000 track purchases a day, according to CEO Andrew Fisher, talking at MidemNet 2010's mobile apps and music panel session today.  —  He was responding to a question from the audience …
Discussion:, Thanks:beamadelica
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 …
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.
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Eric / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
Facebook User Agreement Upheld in Copyright Infringement Lawsuit …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
@Midem: Labels Go Cold On Free Music Services; A Challenge To Spotify?
Discussion: The Next Web and Music Ally
Jeff Israely / Time:
Berlusconi vs. Google: Italy to Regulate Online Videos?
Discussion: Associated Press and CNET News
David Chartier / Switchers' Blog:
A 1Password alpha for Chromium is here
Discussion: Download Squad
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Why AAPL dropped 10.32 points Friday
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
O'Reilly drops ebook DRM, sees 104% increase in sales
Discussion: TOC Combined Feed
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft cites Apple Macs as a defense in Xbox antitrust case
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
‘Public’ Consultation Over ACTA In Mexico Almost Required NDAs …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Gives Harman His Name Back, Apologizes
Discussion: Erictric, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Chris /
How to disrupt Wall Street
Discussion: broadstuff and Kindle Review