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11:20 AM ET, January 29, 2010

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Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog:
Former Facebook for iPhone Developer Joe Hewitt Says iPad “Everything He's Been Wishing For”  —  Joe Hewitt, who developed the awesome Facebook 3.0, but controversially (and some would say detrimentally) left the iPhone platform before Facebook 3.1 over the App Store review process, has come out extremely positively about the iPad:
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Yahoo! News:
Nintendo boss: No surprises in iPad  —  Nintendo's president has shrugged off the just unveiled iPad tablet computer from Apple as delivering “no surprises”, and displayed as little enthusiasm for 3-D technology and high-definition upgrades for games.  —  “It was a bigger iPod Touch,” …
Discussion: Electronista and SlashGear
Mark Cuban / blog maverick:
Talking the IPad, Kids, Making Money and Video
Discussion: Brainstorm Tech and Seeking Alpha
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Netflix CEO: not streaming to the iPad “in the near term”
Discussion: NBC Bay Area and Associated Press
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
The iPad has Adobe's Flash on Apple's video  —  You saw it here first, folks.  In Apple's official video the iPad, they show the New York Times being used.  Looks pretty nice right?  Well, unless the Times has a special iPad version of the site that switches HTML5 out when it detects Apple mobile products …
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Adrian Ludwig / Adobe Flash Platform Blog:
Apple's iPad — a broken link?
Peterb / Free Software Foundation:
iPad is iBad for freedom  —  With new tablet device, Apple's Steve Jobs pushes unprecedented extension of DRM to a new class of general purpose computers  —  As Steve Jobs and Apple prepared to announce their new tablet device, activists opposed to Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) …
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Alex Payne / al3x:
On the iPad  —  For years, me and thousands of other techies have been wondering what comes after the Personal Computer as we've known it.  Yesterday, in Apple's iPad, we caught a glimpse.  If I had to pick one predominant emotion in reaction, it would be “disturbed”.
Tim Bray / ongoing:
Nothing Creative  —  Compared to my laptop, the iPad lacks a keyboard …
Discussion: Epeus' epigone and Joho the Blog
Business Wire:
Amazon.com Announces Fourth Quarter Sales up 42% to $9.5 Billion … Companies:  —  Related Quotes  —  SymbolPriceChange  —  126.03  —  SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN - News) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
3 Million Amazon Kindles Sold, Apparently  —  “Millions of people now own Kindles,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com yesterday.  That surprised analysts, who thought that Amazon would sell 2.5 million or so of the devices by the end of 2010, nearly a year from now.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
David Worthington / Technologizer:
Microsoft: The iPad is “Humorous”  —  It's an understatement to say that Apple's iPad generated a lot of chatter when it was announced on Wednesday; the scuttlebutt actually slowed down the Internet.  Even Microsoft couldn't help but weigh in, criticizing the iPad for being a “locked down device.”
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Apple and Fujitsu inevitably caught up in iPad trademark dispute  —  Well, here we go again.  Apple might have stolen all the headlines yesterday with the iPad, but as we've already noted, that name has been in dispute since September — and it doesn't look like Fujitsu …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Dell Adamo falls to under $1,000 for the first time, tempts you mercilessly  —  You know what's hard to resist?  This.  You know what else is difficult to turn a blind eye to?  One of the sexiest machines Dell has ever made, at a price point that's below the all-important four figure mark.
Omri / fring:
3G video & voice calls now available on iPhone!  —  You wanted it, immediately after Apple allowed it, fring launches its 3G-friendly VoIP app.  —  With fring on 3G, users get unrestricted, mobile communication.  Now iPhone fring users can call, video call, chat and more for FREE over 3G and wifi!
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Collage of Shame: Media Who Took Obvious iPad Prank Seriously  —  Web entrepreneur Jason Calacanis' prank claims about the Apple tablet yesterday were so over the top, we had to laugh.  Until prestige media started reprinting them like they had merit, and our good humor turned to amazement.
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
How a tweet brought makeshift 911 services to life in Haiti  —  Haiti's earthquake devastated not only lives.  It destroyed whatever emergency services the barely functioning government had to offer.  But in less than five days, a makeshift version of 911 sprung to life.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
HTC Magic's Sense update ready for download  —  You've waited long enough, now today's the day that HTC releases ROM Version:3.05.401.3 that brings the Sense user interface to Magic owners.  Just be sure and heed HTC's warning to backup your data since this update will overwrite whatever it is you've been doing.
Greg Robbins / Google Mac Blog:
Upload Your Email to Google Apps  —  Several years ago, I began hosting the email for my personal domain with the free Standard Edition of Google Apps.  At first I remained a curmudgeon, and set my email client to delete messages from the server after retrieving them, because I wanted my email stored just on my own computer.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Earnings take-away: Microsoft is still powered by Windows  —  Microsoft's brass is always looking for the next billion dollar business and has stuck a toe into everything from healthcare to energy monitoring.  But as the company's second quarter earnings for fiscal 2010 …
Electronista:
Microsoft confirms new Windows Mobile at MWC  —  Microsoft during the conference call it used to discuss its latest results has confirmed that it will show a new version of Windows Mobile at Mobile World Congress.  Without going into detail, CFO Peter Klein said the next version of the mobile OS …
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Stolen Twitter accounts can fetch $1,000  —  According to researchers at Kaspersky Lab, cybercriminals are trying to sell hacked Twitter user names and passwords on-line for hundreds of dollars.  —  According to researchers at Kaspersky Lab, cybercriminals are trying to sell hacked Twitter user names …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Video Ringtone Company Vringo Files For $64.3 Million IPO  —  An SEC filing has revealed that video ringtone sharing community Vringo has filed to raise an estimated $64.3 million via an initial public offering of stock and warrants.  —  The company plans to trade on NASDAQ, with Maxim Group serving as lead underwriter.
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
AMD and Intel preparing to launch six-core processors  —  AMD plans to launch three six-core desktop processors (Thuban) under its new Phenom II X6 1000T series in May 2010, while Intel plans to launch its six-core desktop processors (Gulftown) beginning at the end of March, according to sources from motherboard makers.
Discussion: Maximum PC, Engadget, SlashGear and Gizmodo
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Is Working On A Foursquare-Killer  —  One of New York's hottest startups, Foursquare, is under heavy fire from more established Silicon Valley players.  —  A source briefed on the matter tells us Facebook is working on a feature that will allow users who access the network from mobile devices to …
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
Comcast running out of IPv4 addresses, beginning IPv6 trial  —  Comcast is asking for volunteers to participate in its upcoming IPv6 trials.  The cable ISP has been participating in IPv6 circles for a long time and with its huge subscriber base, it is experiencing the IPv4 address scarcity first-hand.
 
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John Oates / The Register:
EU damns scanners, Facebook, MySpace and Phorm
Discussion: EU Press Room and TG Daily
Matthew Weaver / Guardian:
Wikileaks temporarily shuts down
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Brian Prince / eWeek:
Apple iPhone App Security in Spotlight at Black Hat
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
3 Strikes Coming To The United States Via The Back Door?
Discussion: DSLreports and Public Knowledge
Financial Times:
Samsung takes top spot from HP
Discussion: The Register and Reuters, Thanks:tim
 Earlier Items: 
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Privacy Flaw Exposes Your Friends' App Activity
Discussion: Switched
Mark Davis / The Official Google Blog:
Unicode nearing 50% of the web
Discussion: Softpedia News, Thanks:atul
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Wall Street expects Apple's ‘risky’ iPad to sell 1M-5M in first year
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Michael Dell shows off the Mini 5, confirms US arrival?