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8:10 PM ET, January 26, 2010

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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
McGraw-Hill CEO Confirms Apple Tablet, iPhone OS Based, Going to Be “Terrific”  —  In an interview with CNBC, McGraw-Hill's CEO confirms that their textbooks will be on the Apple Tablet and it will be an iPhone OS based machine.  When asked about their textbooks being on the Apple tablet, Terry MrGraw responds (2m 50s):
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Apple Tablet May Come With A Barnes & Noble Bookstore  —  Of all the rumors swirling around the Apple Tablet expected to be announced on Wednesday, the one most everyone can agree on is that it will be used as a full color electronic reader which will put Amazon's Kindle to shame.
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Charles Golvin / paidContent:
Three Things Apple Needs To Do To Make Its Tablet A Breakthrough Device  —  The din of rumor and the clamor of speculation inspired by Apple's expected announcement is about to peak.  We're all convinced this tomorrow's “one other thing” will be some kind of magical tablet device.
Laura Sydell / NPR:
What's The Allure Of Tablet Computers?
Thanks:hpnews
New York Times:
With Apple Tablet, Print Media Hope for a Payday
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Google releases new Google Voice for iPhone  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc unveiled a new version of its Internet phone service on Tuesday in its latest effort to bypass Apple Inc's gatekeepers and make Google Voice a popular service on the iPhone.
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Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
Hands-on with Google Voice for the iPhone  —  Google Voice just got a little better on the iPhone, thanks a new Web site for iPhone users, google.com/voice/m.  As iPhone users will painfully recall, Apple last year rejected Google's iPhone-native Google Voice app, leaving those who wanted …
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Updated Zune software drivers hints at Zune “Phone”  —  Coinciding with the scheduled Zune.net maintenance today, a new Zune software update was also released (version 4.2.202.0 for those playing along at home).  What might appear as just a regular software update is actually hiding a very big secret.
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John Koblin / New York Observer:
After Three Months, Only 35 Subscriptions for Newsday's Web Site  —  In late October, Newsday, the Long Island daily that the Dolans bought for $650 million, put its web site, newsday.com, behind a pay wall.  The paper was one of the first non-business newspapers to take the plunge by putting up a pay wall …
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Walmart Says It Has “No Plans” To Carry The Nexus One (GOOG, WMT)  —  Maybe Google's Nexus One won't be coming to Walmart after all.  —  Earlier today we noted that the Nexus One was featured on Walmart's wireless site.  —  According to Walmart, that was a mistake.
Discussion: Android Central
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Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Walmart greeters will soon welcome you to a Nexus One with Sprint …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Actual News on Earnings Call: Yahoo Disables Annoying “Hover” Tool on Home Page, Restructures International Ops  —  News was actually committed during Yahoo's fourth-quarter earnings conference call today, with its CEO Carol Bartz noting that the company would disable its irksome “hover interaction” …
Discussion: paidContent and VentureBeat
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Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld:
Twitter now has 75M users; most asleep at the mouse  —  Though Twitter is still getting newbie users, many are inactive  —  Computerworld - The number of Twitter users has climbed to a lofty 75 million, but the growth rate of new users is slowing and a lot of current Twitterers are inactive, according to a study released today.
Discussion: The Next Web and The Metric System
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Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally:
Will Normal Folks Ever Use Twitter?
Thanks:jtoeman
Daniel Brusilovsky / TechCrunch:
Square Announces Its Full List Of Angels With Some Surprises (Mayer, Crowley, Fanning)  —  Square, the startup that is making mobile payments for the iPhone, just announced it's full list of angel investors.  Kevin Rose announced his involvement in a video demo (embedded below) …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Sydney Morning Herald:
Oh dear: Google flagged over logo dispute  —  Before and after ...  (above) Jessie Du's winning logo, (below) the altered version that appeared online.  —  An Australia Day artwork by student Jessie Du will be viewed by millions on Google's home page today but one feature of her original design …
The LinkedIn Blog:
A better way to browse your LinkedIn connections  —  As a company that's based on the mantra “Relationships Matter”; we want to make it easier than ever for you to find, organize and stay in touch with your business connections.  Over the next few weeks, you will start seeing improvements …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Mashable!
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Everything Old Is New Again...Techcrunch Adds Interstitials  —  Last year, top 100 tech blog Techcrunch added a “meta refresh” to their homepage which allowed your Internet browser to refresh the homepage at specific intervals of time without your instruction.  This refresh serves two purposes:
Discussion: The Inquisitr
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Report: Attackers sent Google workers IMs from ‘friends’  —  People behind the China-based online attacks of Google and other companies looked up key employees on social networks and contacted them pretending to be their friends to get the workers to click on links leading to malware, according to a published report on Monday.
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Hutch Carpenter / I'm Not Actually a Geek:
In the Future We'll All Have Online Reputation Scores  —  In a recent interview with EMC's Stu Miniman about the future of the web, I predicted that in 20 years, we'll all have online reputation scores.  Little badges, numbers that communicate our level of authority, this sort of thing.
Discussion: broadstuff, Thanks:sameerpatel
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Apple: 70% of Fortune 100 Companies Trying iPhones  —  Apple, as it is wont to do, blew the roof off with its first-quarter earnings results today.  Some of the most interesting comments from the company's results call concerned Apple's emerging market of enterprise mobility.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and eWeek
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
McNealy's bittersweet memo bids good-bye to Sun  —  Scott McNealy, the smack-talking co-founder and long-running leader of Sun Microsystems, has bid adieu to his company in a memo that mixes nostalgia with a rallying cry for employees about to become part of Oracle.
Discussion: eWeek
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Justin.tv makes it easier to start streaming  —  It's not spring yet, but Justin.tv is cleaning house.  On Tuesday the video host is rolling out a new version of its broadcasting tool that makes it easier to get a live video stream going.  —  According to the company …
Discussion: Justin.tv Blog, 901am and VentureBeat
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
FCC Probes Google, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, And Verizon On Early Termination Fees  —  The FCC has just sent letters inquiring about Early Termination Fees to each of the major wireless carriers in the United States — AT&T, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless — and one outlier: Google.
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Facebook Investors: No 2010 IPO for Facebook  —  The two major investors in Facebook, speaking today at DLD in Munich, put a line in the sand: read their lips, no IPO for the company in 2010.  Both Jim Breyer of Accel Partners, and Yuri Milner of DST said on stage that they are in no hurry …
 
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Melody Ng / TheMoodieReport.com:
Hong Kong Airport ups entertainment value with PS3 Game Poles
Jacob Friedman / The Next Web:
Facebook Email Reply Security Hole?
Discussion: F-Secure Antivirus …, Thanks:alex
Brian Solis / Mashable!:
The Maturation of Social Media ROI
Will Richmond / VideoNuze:
Kyte Launches Console 2.0, Emphasis on Ease-of-Use
Discussion: VentureBeat and NewTeeVee
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Nadia Majid / VentureBeat:
Fashion4Home launches social furniture site in the US
Discussion: Mashable! and GigaOM
eMarketer:
Engagement on Social Networks Top Priority for Marketers
Discussion: Mashable!
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Google beefing up new ‘Social Web Team’
Discussion: Will Norris
John Crawley / Reuters:
U.S. bans “texting” by truckers, bus drivers
Discussion: Mashable!, Maximum PC and Bits