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1:20 PM ET, January 30, 2010

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Brad Stone / Bits:
Amazon Pulls Macmillan Books Over E-Book Price Disagreement  —  As Venture Beat and other blogs have noticed Friday evening, books from Macmillan, one of the largest publishers in the United States, have vanished from Amazon.com.  —  The question is why.  —  I've talked to a person …
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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.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Confirmed: iPhone OS 3.2 has support for video calling, file downloads, and SMS (update: handwriting keyboard?)  —  The iPad may not have a camera in its current incarnation, but Apple's at least laying the foundation for one: we just confirmed with extremely trusted sources …
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, rc3.org, /message and stevenf.com, Thanks:jondillon
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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
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
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.”
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
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple reinventing file access, wireless sharing for iPad  —  Apple is dramatically rethinking how applications organize their documents on iPad, leaving behind the jumbled file system and making file access between the iPad and desktop computers seamless.  —  In a move foreshadowed …
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David Coursey / InfoWorld:
Citrix will have an iPad app to run Windows 7 sessions
Discussion: internetnews.com and ITworld.com
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
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.
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Eric Schmidt: ‘Tell Me The Difference Between A Large Phone And A Tablet’ (GOOG, AAPL)  —  Lore has it than when Google's (GOOG) top Android developer first showed off the mobile operating system in 2007, CEO Eric Schmidt's first question was, “So what do I do when Steve Jobs kicks me off Apple's board?”
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.
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Steve Jobs' Entourage Forbids Pictures of His ‘Labored Old Man Shuffle’  —  By all accounts, Steve Jobs personally drove the rapid creation and wildly successful hyping of the just-unveiled iPad.  So you'd think his handlers would be confident in his healthy image, no matter how slowly he walks in public.
Discussion: IntoMobile
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: 9 to 5 Mac, CrunchGear and ParisLemon
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Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Wikipedia Is Finally Gearing Up For Video  —  This week, it almost happened.  The servers hosting all of Wikipedia's media were ready to burst, filled up to the max with almost six million files totaling close to eight terabytes of data.  Wikimedia Foundation, the organization behind Wikipedia …
 
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Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
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Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
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Michael Corkery / Deal Journal:
Will Amazon Buy Netflix?
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