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3:20 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 …
Discussion: Whatever and VentureBeat
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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.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and ITworld.com, Thanks:jr_raphael
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
Discussion: Computerworld 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, /message and rc3.org, Thanks:jondillon
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
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
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
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.
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 Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Apple confirms 3G VoIP apps on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch; Skype is waiting
Discussion: MacRumors and PC World
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Apple makes $208 on each $499 iPad
 
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Charbax / ARMdevices.net:
Android Laptop Review: Hivision PWS700CA
Discussion: AndroidGuys, Liliputing and SlashGear
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
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
The Faulty iMac Saga, Chapter 3: We Have Your Internal Memo, Apple
Discussion: Macworld and MacNN
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Eric Schmidt: 'Tell Me The Difference Between A Large Phone …
Discussion: Computerworld, Gizmodo and Yahoo! News, Thanks:mrinaldesai
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Has Apple started a Youtube Channel?
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hulu Gets The NFL Network (DIS, GE, NWS)
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Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Multi-Recipient SMS Comes to Google Voice
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and Gadgetell
 

 
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