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9:05 AM ET, January 31, 2010

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Who Can Do Something About Those Blue Boxes?  —  Robert Scoble has a good analogy: … Regarding those blue boxes that indicate embedded Flash content in MobileSafari, think of it this way: Who can make them go away?  — Adobe can't.  They can't put Flash Player on iPhone OS on their own.
Arn / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs at Apple Town Hall Meeting on Google, Adobe, Next iPhone, 2010 Macs and More  —  Steve Jobs held a town hall meeting with Apple employees late last week following the iPad launch.  Wired reports on what was said at the meeting by Steve Jobs.  Two of the biggest topics included Google and Adobe.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Can Flash be saved?  —  UPDATE: for a good counterpoint to this blog, see my new post titled “Google +will+ save Flash.”  —  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.
Discussion: Techmamas, Thanks:scobleizer
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Steve Jobs and the Economics of Elitism  —  GAME CHANGER?  —  The more, the better.  That's the fashionable recipe for nurturing new ideas these days.  It emphasizes a kind of Internet-era egalitarianism that celebrates the “wisdom of the crowd” and “open innovation.”
Ahandy / Software Development Times Blog:
Facebook rewrites PHP runtime  —  A week ago, I let ya'll know that the core PHP team had been brought to Facebook's main campus.  That team were forced to sign NDA's, and taken to a very quiet, secluded meeting room where some cool new Facebook-backed open source project was described.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Smart Dust?  Not Quite, but We're Getting There  —  In computing, the vision always precedes the reality by a decade or more.  The pattern has held true from the personal computer to the Internet, as it takes time, brainpower and investment to conquer the scientific and economic obstacles …
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 …
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Ilinca Nita / Unwired View:
Motorola Backflip (ME600) available now - but only in China  —  Expected to be launched soon in the US, as AT&T's first Android phone, the Motorola Backflip is already available in China - where Moto also has Android devices like the XT800 and MT710.  —  The Backflip appears as Motorola ME600 …
Discussion: Android Central and Phones Review
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.
Jason Boog / GalleyCat:
Macmillan CEO Confirms Amazon Price Feud  —  In a paid advertisement in Publishers Marketplace, Macmillan CEO John Sargent confirmed that Amazon (AMZN) had stopped directly selling books by the publisher.  “It is impossible to reach you all in the very limited timeframe we are working under …
Arn / MacRumors:
Omni Group Commits to Bring Five Productivity Apps to iPad  —  In a blog post, Omni Group has committed to bringing five of their productivity apps to the iPad including OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, OmniPlan, OmniFocus, and OmniGraphSketcher. … The Omni Group started life as NeXTStep developers back in 1989.
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad:
Trillian chat client gets a Mac version, now in alpha  —  Trillian has enjoyed a nice, long run as one of the most popular multi-protocol IM clients for Windows.  It's not just surviving, though, it's thriving and expanding to new platforms.  I tested out the very nice iPhone version recently, and now there's finally Trillian for Mac!
 
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Discussion: Roughly Drafted
Charbax / ARMdevices.net:
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Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
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