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10:15 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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Molly Wood / CNET News:
The Apple iPad: it's just ahead of its time  —  It's hard to argue the fact that this week's Apple iPad launch disappointed the tech crowd, and not just because of that inexplicable name.  Despite its lovely design, beefier core apps, and new e-book features and store, the iPad is hampered …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Various and Assorted Thoughts and Observations Regarding the Just-Announced iPad
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Netflix CEO: not streaming to the iPad “in the near term”
Discussion: NBC Bay Area and Associated Press
Mark Cuban / blog maverick:
Talking the IPad, Kids, Making Money and Video
Discussion: Brainstorm Tech and Seeking Alpha
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: 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.
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 …
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?
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.”
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Michael Dell shows off the Mini 5, confirms US arrival?  —  The Dell Mini 5, Dell's Android-powered Snapdragon slate, popped up at CES this year but we never got a clear look at it.  However, when the CEO of Dell rolls into the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland …
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 …
PC World:
Apple's A4 IPad Chip Could Find a Home in IPhones  —  Apple's A4 chip, being used in the iPad, could ultimately provide a speed bump to future versions of the company's iPhone, analysts said on Thursday.  —  Apple on Wednesday introduced the iPad handheld device, which has a 9.7-inch diagonal screen …
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 …
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 Sandoval / CNET News:
New York examines Web marketing ‘scam’  —  Andrew Cuomo, attorney general for the state of New York, has launched an investigation into the marketing practices of 22 e-tailers, including Staples, 1-800-Flowers.com and Orbitz.  —  Cuomo's office said Wednesday it issued subpoenas to the merchants …
Financial Times:
Samsung takes top spot from HP  —  Samsung Electronics has overtaken Hewlett-Packard as the world's biggest technology company by sales, a sign of how strongly some South Korean companies have bounced back from the economic downturn.  —  Samsung on Friday reported full-year sales of Won136,290bn …
Discussion: The Register and Reuters, Thanks:tim
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 …
Matthew Weaver / Guardian:
Wikileaks temporarily shuts down  —  Whistleblowing website says it cannot continue without public donations and has appealed for cash  —  The whistleblowing website Wikileaks has temporarily shut down because of a lack of funds.  —  The site, which has been a major irritant to governments …
 
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Brian Prince / eWeek:
Apple iPhone App Security in Spotlight at Black Hat
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
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Discussion: DSLreports and Public Knowledge
Hui Min Neo / Agence France Presse:
China, US, Russia in cyber arms race: net security chief
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
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 Earlier Items: 
Mark Davis / The Official Google Blog:
Unicode nearing 50% of the web
Discussion: Softpedia News, Thanks:atul
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
VeriFone's Square Competitor Hits The App Store.  Hands On With The Hardware.
Discussion: SlashGear
Google Mobile Blog:
Popular Images on Google Image Search for mobile
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Two Years After Launch, Howcast Is Streaming 25 Million How-To Videos A Month
Discussion: Beet.TV
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Wall Street expects Apple's ‘risky’ iPad to sell 1M-5M in first year
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
McGraw-Hill: We Didn't Get Booted From the iPad Launch, Because …