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7:35 PM ET, January 30, 2010

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JR Raphael / 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.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Can Flash be saved?  —  Let's go back a few years to when Firefox was just coming on the scene.  Remember that?  I remember that it didn't work with a ton of websites.  Things like banks, ecommerce sites, and others.  Why not?  Because those sites were coded specifically for the dominant Internet Explorer back then.
Discussion: Techmamas, PC Magazine and App Advice, Thanks:scobleizer
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Turn Your iPhone and iPod touch into iPad  —  Apple iPad, which was announced earlier this week received a mixed reaction from all over the world.  Some found it as an oversized iPod touch, while others thought that it has the potential to redefine the way we will use our computers in the future.
Discussion: The iPhone Blog and Engadget
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Adobe Plays the Porn Card in Flash Campaign Against iPad
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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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
How Do E-Readers Stack Up With iPad In The Mix?  Use Our Chart As A Guide  —  When we did the first version of this chart heading into the 2009 holiday sales season, four contenders—including the unexpected Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) Nook—were set to crowd the instant-download e-reader field that Amazon …
Discussion: VentureBeat, TUAW and Computerworld
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 and TeleRead
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.
Discussion: Whatever
Brad Stone / Bits:
Amazon Pulls Macmillan Books Over E-Book Price Disagreement
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.
Discussion: Roughly Drafted and PC World
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, ParisLemon, /message and rc3.org, Thanks:jondillon
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Owen Van Natta Talks About His First 8 Months Running MySpace (video)  —  I sat down with MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland earlier this week to talk about his first eight months on the job.  This is one of Owen's first video interviews since taking the job last April.
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
Intel & Micron Announce 25nm NAND Flash Production, SSDs to get Bigger/Cheaper in Q4  —  Buy the Kingston SNM225-S2/160GB 160GB  —  I wasn't supposed to be able to tell you about this until Monday, but it looks like the news leaked early so IMFT gave us the green light.
Discussion: Engadget
 
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Ryan Tate / Gawker:
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Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
The Faulty iMac Saga, Chapter 3: We Have Your Internal Memo, Apple
Discussion: Macworld and MacNN