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1:50 AM ET, January 25, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Overheard: Steve Jobs Says Apple Tablet “Will Be The Most Important Thing I've Ever Done.”  —  “This will be the most important thing I've ever done” - Steve Jobs, referring to the soon-to-be-launched Apple Tablet.  —  We haven't heard this first hand, but we've heard it multiple times second …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Evidence of Apple tablet tests show up in Flurry data  —  Apple has been testing 50 devices believed to be its new tablet computers, according to analytics firm Flurry.  —  Flurry said its analytics showed that the device were being tested on Apple's campus in Cupertino …
CrunchGear:
The killer app for Apple's tablet: Gaming  —  This guest post is by Jeff Scott, founder and publisher of 148Apps, a blog providing fanatical coverage of everything iPhone and hopefully soon, the Apple tablet.  —  While we still don't know the name of the new tablet device; could be iPad …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Why Amazon won't launch its own tablet, but will use Apple's  —  The Kindle game is up, and Amazon knows it.  In 2010, the world plus dog will be hawking an E-Ink-based e-reader, and major distribution and publishing houses like Barnes & Noble, Google, and Hearst will be offering their digital content on everything with a screen.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon and AppleInsider, Thanks:arjo
Shawn Oliver / HotHardware.com News:
Will AT&T Lose Their iPhone Exclusivity On Wednesday?  —  It's sort of hard to believe all the hype from CES is already over and done with.  Larger companies spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to introduce and showcase new products at the show, and now all anyone wants to talk about in the tech world is Apple.
Mike Hirshland / VCMike's Blog:
Comscore, Calacanis, Quantcast etc.  —  Unless you've been asleep or unconscious the last few days, you no doubt have been following the brouhaha kicked off by Jason Calacanis's angry rant against Comscore and its business practices.  The Silicon Alley Insider joined the fray with a post entitled …
Discussion: AdExchanger.com and Quantcast, Thanks:berecruited
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Comscore's Bogus Logic For Its Blackmail Fee: We Don't Make That Much Money
Discussion: broadstuff
Linda Abraham / comScore Voices:
Update on the Evolution of comScore Media Metrix 360
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Susan Stumme / Agence France Presse:
China says not involved in cyberattacks on Google  —  Buzz up!  —  BEIJING (AFP) - China on Monday denied any state involvement in cyberattacks on Google and defended Internet censorship as necessary, as a row with Washington over the US firm's threat to leave the country rumbled on.
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Reuters:   China says Internet controls here to stay
Bruce Schneier / CNN:
U.S. enables Chinese hacking of Google
Discussion: Silicon Valley Watcher, Thanks:atul
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Brightcove Wants To Take “TV Everywhere” Beyond Your Cable Company's Video Website  —  When cable companies like Comcast and Time Warner talk about “TV Everywhere,” they are generally talking about a Web video portal they control themselves which gives their regular cable TV subscribers access …
John Cook / TechFlash:
Ground Truth emerges from stealth with mobile metrics idea  —  One of the biggest frustrations in the technology industry over the years has been the challenge of actually trying to count what is going on.  The problem was highlighted this weekend by Internet provocateur Jason Calacanis …
Discussion: mocoNews
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Link by Link: Hungry for New Content, Google Tries to Grow Its Own in Africa  —  “THE farmer and the cowman should be friends” is the hopeful refrain of Oklahomans in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma.”  After all, their activities rhyme: “one likes to push a plow; one likes to chase a cow.”
Aaron Wall / SEO Book.com:
Mahalo SEO Spam Case Study  —  The Sales Pitch & Launch  —  Originally when launching Mahalo, Jason Calacanas claimed that it would be spam free and that SEOs would have hell to pay.  —  He had a multi-month sales pitch leading up to the launch of his site where he kept stating that Squidoo …
Discussion: Bronte Media, Thanks:atul
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Why VCs Should Take Their Own Advice  —  The way venture capital firms are structured makes it almost impossible for outsiders to see what's really going on inside those 1970s lodge-like Sand Hill Road offices.  A firm is nothing more than a collection of partnerships around certain funds that run for ten years or more.
Thanks:atul
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.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Motorola MOTOROI almost certainly bound for T-Mobile (thanks, FCC!)
Discussion: Android and Me and TmoNews
 
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Ben Metcalfe Blog:
Something fishy going on with Kindle free bestseller ebooks?
Bloomberg:
Acer to Offer Applications Store, E-Book Reader This Year to Boost Profit
Discussion: Kindle Review
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Online Health Giant Everyday Health Files For $100 Million IPO
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
YouTube Inks First Live Sports Broadcast Deal
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
ArabCrunch:
Post Clinton's Internet Freedom Speech:US- SourceForge Blocked Syria …
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
HP to launch music service in Europe
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and paidContent
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
WooRank Screens Your Website, For Free
Discussion: Elliott C. Back
 Earlier Items: 
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
@ Midem: New MusicDNA Format Wants To Bolt Rich Media On To MP3
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Swedish Music Fans Start to Steer Clear of Pirates
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
@ Midem: MySpace Eyes Virtual Goods, Will Help Pay Musicians $15 Million
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally:
MidemNet 2010: Shazam now selling 300,000 tracks a day
Discussion: midemnetblog.typepad.com, Thanks:beamadelica
Robert Andrews / mocoNews:
Tap's Revenge: Profiting From Pirates; Shazam Booming, Too
Discussion: Music Ally