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5:40 PM ET, January 29, 2010

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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
BoomTown's Apple iPad Day, Starring Walt Mossberg (Plus a Steve Jobs Cameo!)  —  Here is one of two videos I made at the launch of the iPad by Apple in San Francisco yesterday, stalking my All Things Digital partner, Walt Mossberg, to get his take on the event.
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Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Steve Jobs: iPad to offer Word support, $10 e-books, 6 days of music  —  Apple co-founder Steve Jobs revealed after Wednesday's iPad unveiling that the device will offer “the same” prices on e-books as Amazon's Kindle, the Pages app can export documents in Microsoft Word format …
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.”
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Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Unexpectedly low Apple iPad price forces notebook vendors to re-evaluate their tablet PC strategies  —  Notebook vendors include Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) have re-evaluated their strategies for the tablet PC market following Apple's launch of the iPad at a consumer-friendly price, according to industry sources.
Associated Press:
Nintendo Chief Unimpressed With Apple's iPad  —  TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo's president 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.
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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Michael V. Copeland / Brainstorm Tech:   Behind the Adobe-Apple cold war
Adrian Ludwig / Adobe Flash Platform Blog:
Apple's iPad — a broken link?
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 …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The Foursquare squeeze: will it survive to check in on 2011?
Discussion: Download Squad and Social Media Week, Thanks:atul
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple to target iPad at business users with added features - sources  —  Apple's new iPad isn't just a new product for consumers; the company is targeting the new device at business users with features designed to make it attractive to the enterprise market, AppleInsider has learned.
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Apple makes $208 on each $499 iPad  —  Profits jump to $446 on top-end $829 model, analyst estimates  —  Computerworld - The new iPad tablet priced at $499 actually runs Apple about $270 in materials and manufacturing costs, a Wall Street analyst said today.
Discussion: Computerworld
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”.
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Peterb / Free Software Foundation:
iPad is iBad for freedom
Discussion: EverythingiCafe and io9
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.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Nexus One experiencing nationwide data outage? (update: it's back!)  —  Well, Happy Friday to you, too!  We've been inundated with tips from perturbed Nexus One users across the country (and even in Puerto Rico) suggesting that their T-Mobile data coverage is completely out of commission.
Droiddev / Droid Developer:
Mytouch2 aka Mytouch slide in the flesh!!!!  —  Let the rumors stop and the truth be told!!!  A trusted and anonymous source dropped this in my Inbox today.  Behold the Espresso aka The Mytouch2 aka The Mytouch Slide.  Wow that's a lot of aka's.  Mr Blurrycam took the night off when it came time to getting these pics.
Malorie Lucich / Facebook Blog:
Creating Your Personalized News Channel  —  A few weeks ago, I was working from home when my News Feed suddenly became inundated with status updates about a small earthquake that briefly shook near Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. Though I was only about 40 miles away …
Discussion: Inside Facebook and WebProNews
Rebecca Blumenstein / Wall Street Journal:
Google Seeks Change in China Censorship  —  DAVOS, Switzerland—Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt Friday defended his company's recent decision to stop obeying government censorship rules on its Chinese search site.  —  “We like what China is doing in terms of growth …
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Agence France Presse:   Google boss worries about teen reading
Michael Corkery / Deal Journal:
Will Amazon Buy Netflix?  —  Back in June , the market was flirting with the idea that Amazon was looking to acquire Netflix.  Analysts largely dismissed the combination then.  —  After all, Amazon itself is preparing for a world that is moving away from physical products like books and CDs …
Dan Grabham / TechRadar.com:
Strongest hint yet: Chrome OS to go touch  —  Indication that touch-based device is on the way  —  Google has given the strongest hint yet that there will be touch options for Chrome OS.  —  During a talk attended by TechRadar at Google's London HQ, Anders Sandholm, Senior Product Manager …
Boy Genius Report:
Yeah, AT&T is requiring messaging plans with feature phones  —  After we whispered that AT&T might be requiring messaging plans when you purchase select feature phones, we were hit up by a flood of connects.  Long story short, it's true, and here's the break down:
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Find a Bug in Google Chrome, Earn $500-$1337  —  Google has just launched a new program aimed at improving security for its new web browser, Google Chrome.  Developers who find a bug in either Chrome or Chromium, the open source codebase used as the testing grounds for Chrome …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
New “Ex-Girlfriend” Worm Spreading Through Facebook  —  In the past hour I've noticed multiple users who have posted a message stating “My Ex-Girlfriend Cheated on me... Here is my revenge!”  The image was not of their ex though.  As a curious individual, I decided to click on the link to see if it was a virus or something else.
Discussion: Mashable!
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Citysearch Unleashes CityGrid, A Massive Local Advertising And Content Network  —  The momentum around local online advertising is growing, especially with the expansion of the Web to mobile devices and flowering of Geo-mobile apps which need a way to make money.
Discussion: Lost Remote
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
First Round lets funded entrepreneurs exchange equity  —  First Round Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm, launched an exchange yesterday allowing their funded entrepreneurs to trade small amounts of equity in each others' companies.  —  It's a pretty unusual move that would allow founders …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Redeye VC
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
AT&T Will Spend $2 Billion To Improve Wireless Network  —  AT&T kicked and screamed when Verizon stung it with its “There's a map for that” series of ads, but deep inside it knows its wireless coverage needs to be improved.  —  In order to add some more blue dots to its map …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Twists Knife In IE6, Pulls Support From Docs And Sites  —  This has not been the greatest start to the year for Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.  Days after news of the latest security flaw in Internet Explorer, Google is adding fuel to the fire by phasing out support for IE6 …
 
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