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4:25 PM ET, January 30, 2010

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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Amazon and Macmillan go to war: readers and writers are the civilian casualties  —  When I woke this morning at 5AM UK time, I discovered an in-box full of emails from people asking if I knew what was going on with Amazon.  My books — and all books from Macmillan and its many divisions …
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
The Apple-Amazon Ebook War Begins: Amazon Deletes Macmillan Books  —  Books published by Macmillan mysteriously poofed from Amazon yesterday.  The reason, according to the NYT, is that Amazon is punishing the publisher for arguing that the price of Kindle books should go up to $15.  This won't end well.
Brad Stone / Bits:
Amazon Pulls Macmillan Books Over E-Book Price Disagreement
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Adobe Plays the Porn Card in Flash Campaign Against iPad  —  Apple has clearly hurt Adobe's feelings.  When Steve Jobs demonstrated an iPad at Wednesday's tablet event, its Safari browser clearly did not support Flash.  Adobe has published a blog post calling Flash the Apple iPad's “broken link.”
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PC World:
Apple Pulls Flash Content From iPad Promos  —  JR Raphael, PC World  —  It looks like Apple's iPad really is magical after all.  Marketing materials for the iPad mysteriously morphed overnight following complaints that they misleadingly depicted the device showing Flash-based content.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Can Flash be saved?  —  Let's go back a few years to when Firefox …
Discussion: ITworld.com and PC Magazine, Thanks:scobleizer
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
iPad v. A Rock  —  This speaks for itself.  Thanks to Phil Santoro for creating it and sending it us (a play on the iphone v. rock joke).  —  Information provided by CrunchBase
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Gizmodo:
Slate Showdown: iPad vs. HP Slate vs. JooJoo vs. the Android Tablets  —  Everybody's talking about tablets, especially those single-pane capacitive touchscreen ones more specifically known as “slates.”  The iPad is the biggest newsmaker, but there are lots headed our way (most with built-in webcams).
Discussion: Android Phone Fans
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
How Do E-Readers Stack Up With iPad In The Mix?  Use Our Chart As A Guide
Discussion: Computerworld
Fraser Speirs:
Future Shock  —  I'll have more to say on the iPad later but one can't help being struck by the volume and vehemence of apparently technologically sophisticated people inveighing against the iPad.  —  Some are trying to dismiss these ravings by comparing them to certain comments made after the launch of the iPod in 2001: “No wireless.
Discussion: TechnoLlama, /message and rc3.org, Thanks:jondillon
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Multitasking: Intel does, iPad doesn't  —  How important is the ability to multitask on tablet-class devices like Apple's iPad?  Important enough that the feature will likely be touted as a trump card for Intel-based smartphones such as a tablet-size phone from LG due later this year.
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple reinventing file access, wireless sharing for iPad
Discussion: PC World
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Apple confirms 3G VoIP apps on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch; Skype is waiting
Discussion: MacRumors and PC World
David Coursey / InfoWorld:
Citrix will have an iPad app to run Windows 7 sessions
Discussion: internetnews.com and AppleInsider
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Google news  —  First, the news: Google told me today that they would consider giving more transparency about revenue splits in Adsense.  —  At a private meeting with a dozen and a half media people at Davos with CEO Eric Schmidt, President of sales Nikesh Arora, search boss Marissa Mayer …
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Alan Rusbridger / Guardian:
Google is another country
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Firefox-based attack wreaks havoc on IRC users  —  World's first inter-protocol exploit, but not the last  —  Underscoring a little-known web vulnerability, hackers are exploiting a weakness in the Mozilla Firefox browser to wreak havoc on Freenode and other networks that cater to users of internet relay chat.
Discussion: Softpedia News, Thanks:keithdsouza
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Nexus One for AT&T's 3G bands likely in the works  —  By all appearances, Google's trying to break Android free of the surly bonds of the manufacturers and carriers that support it, opening its own online store and selling unlocked Nexus Ones to anyone willing to pony up the $529.
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Irony: You Need A Map To Find Google Street View On The iPhone  —  We came to a strange realization on Friday at SEL headquarters: Google Street View is terribly unintuitive on the iPhone.  As Danny Sullivan suggested, you practically need a map to find it.
Discussion: p2pnet
 
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Charbax / ARMdevices.net:
Android Laptop Review: Hivision PWS700CA
Discussion: Liliputing, SlashGear and AndroidGuys
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Wikipedia Is Finally Gearing Up For Video
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Labels: Lower Music Prices And Increase Your Profits, Study Says
Discussion: Techdirt
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Steve Jobs' Entourage Forbids Pictures of His ‘Labored Old Man Shuffle’
Discussion: IntoMobile
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
The Faulty iMac Saga, Chapter 3: We Have Your Internal Memo, Apple
Discussion: Macworld and MacNN
 Earlier Items: 
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Eric Schmidt: 'Tell Me The Difference Between A Large Phone …
Discussion: Computerworld, Gizmodo and Yahoo! News, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hulu Gets The NFL Network (DIS, GE, NWS)
Discussion: Mashable!