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9:30 PM ET, February 1, 2010

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Rumor: Apple Has Another Tablet In The Works.  More Like A Mac Than An iPhone.  —  In the movie Contact, when revealing to main character Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) that there is actually a second space travel machine that was being built at the same time as the first one, but in secret …
Ian Fette / Chromium Blog:
40,000 More Extensions!  —  One thing that got lost in the commotion of the extensions launch is a feature that is near and dear to my heart: Google Chrome 4 now natively supports Greasemonkey user scripts.  Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension I wrote in 2004 that allows developers …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Fire Outfoxed: Greasemonkey Creator Builds Native Support Into Chrome
HardMac.com:
Production of ALL iMac 27" Core ix Models Stopped by Apple!  —  Apple is facing new problems and issues on the production of the iMac 27" Core i5 and i7, and is already announcing to its customers that it will not be able to ship the unit for the expected delivery date.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPad For Verizon Is Happening, Verizon Source Says (AAPL, VZ, T)  —  Apple is working with Verizon on a version of its iPad tablet, despite Apple only announcing an AT&T partnership, according to Fox News Channel's Clayton Morris, who just spoke with a Verizon source.
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Google Planning Store for Business Apps  —  Google is developing an online store where it will sell business software from its partners in an effort to ramp up sales of Google Apps, its own suite of business applications, according to a person familiar with the project.
Dave McClure / Master of 500 Hats:
Subscriptions are the New BLACK.  (+ why Facebook, Google, & Apple will own your wallet by 2015)  —  I'm on a redeye to NYC, supposed to be working on a presentation i'm giving in a few hours... but f**k it, i can't get this outta my head, so here we go.  —  (note: extremely raw, uneven …
James McQuivey / paidContent:
In Amazon vs. Macmillan, Amazon Is The Winner  —  It was a surprising weekend for those of us who had naively imagined that after crossing the River iPad, we might actually get some Elysian rest.  But, alas, the fates conspired against us and handed us the curious case of Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) vs. Macmillan.
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John Scalzi / Whatever:
All The Many Ways Amazon So Very Failed the Weekend
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
JooJoo CEO pledges to ship this month, claims deal with leading phone maker  —  During last week's Apple iPad mania, one company was notably silent: Fusion Garage, the 13-person Singapore company that makes the JooJoo tablet, which began life as TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington's CrunchPad.
Niraj Sheth / Digits:
IPhone Loses Market Share in Fourth Quarter  —  In the last quarter, Apple Inc.'s iPhone did something it's rarely done before: lose market share.  —  Worldwide, the iconic device accounted for 16.6% of smartphone sales in the fourth quarter, dropping from 18.1% in the third, according to data compiled by ABI Research.
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:   Global cell phone sales on the rise
Daniel Ko / Korea IT Times:
World's First AMOLED With Touch Function  —  On January 31, 2010, it was announced that Samsung Mobile Display will begin mass producing the world's first touch function AMOLED panel starting in March.  This product is known as Samsung's 3.3 inch WVGA (480X800) resolution AMOLED.
Bo Peabody / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook And Twitter Will Always Be Crappy Businesses  —  Two weeks ago, we ran an excerpt from a piece the Village Ventures partner Bo Peabody wrote for the Washington Post about how Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks would always be lousy businesses.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
AP & Google Reach A Deal - Sort Of  —  Google and the Associated Press have reached an agreement allowing Google to continue using AP content.  But whether this is a long-term agreement replacing the one that expired last month is unclear.  And despite the agreement, AP stories won't be hosted by Google News any time soon, it seems.
John Cook / TechFlash:
The dot-com bust finally catches up to venture capitalists  —  It has been about a decade since the bloom fell off the dot-com rose.  Many of the employees and entrepreneurs who worked at failed Internet businesses have already moved on, chalking it up as an important life experience.
Discussion: Digital Daily
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Ten-Year Venture Capital Returns Continue To Slide
Dylan F. Tweney / Epicenter:
Apple's Next Revolutionary Product: iTunes  —  Apple announced the iPad last Wednesday, and with it added e-books to the menu of content it's selling via iTunes.  —  But I can't believe that Steve Jobs is going to stop there.  —  Brian X. Chen and I predicted on Tuesday evening …
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Nine out of 10 premium-priced PCs sold at US retail is a Mac  —  Windows 7 did little to slow the Mac's sales trajectory during fourth quarter, according to NPD.  Year over year, Apple doubled US retail unit share — from 5 percent to 10 percent — for PCs selling between $500 and $1,000.
Jude Britto / Google News Blog:
Starring stories in Google News  —  A couple of months back, we launched the Custom Sections Directory feature in Google News to allow users to set up sections on topics of their interest, and to share them with other users.  —  Today, we are giving users even more options for following stories.
Gizmodo:
Zune Phone to Debut at MWC, Will Use Nvidia Tegra  —  Spanish blog MuyComputer claims that Microsoft will present the Zune Phone this February, at the MWC in Barcelona.  According to them, it's 100% confirmed.  Since the Zune Phone will use Tegra, Nvidia will team with Microsoft for the anti-JesusPhone debut.
Michael Gartenberg / Engadget:
Entelligence: Lessons from the iPad launch  —  Entelligence is a column by technology strategist and author Michael Gartenberg, a man whose desire for a delicious cup of coffee and a quality New York bagel is dwarfed only by his passion for tech.  In these articles, he'll explore where our industry …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's Azure cloud is officially open for business  —  As of February 1, Microsoft officially jumps into the cloud-computing frey and now is charging customers for developing and running apps in its Azure cloud.  —  Microsoft has been working on Azure for more than three years …
Max Wang / DigiTimes:
Acer has no plans for iPad-like product, says Acer Taiwan president  —  Acer will focus on pushing ultra-thin notebooks for 2010 and currently has no plans to jump on the bandwagon to launch a hardware device similar to Apple's new iPad, according to Acer Taiwan president Scott Lin.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Prankster Jason Calacanis Talks About His Apple iPad Hoax (Warning: Cute Baby Alert!)  —  While in Los Angeles for a brief second on Friday, BoomTown motored over to the Brentwood home of puckish entrepreneur Jason Calacanis to talk to him about his prank tweets the night before the introduction of the iPad last week.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Netflix:
Netflix Adds Hundreds of Indie Films That Can Be Watched Instantly Through a String of New Streaming Deals  —  Agreements Add Meaningfully to Company's Reputation as a Great Source of Independent Film for Both Members and Distributors  —  Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced deals …
Jeffrey Zeldman / Jeffrey Zeldman Presents …:
Flash, iPad, Standards  —  Lack of Flash in the iPad (and before that, in the iPhone) is a win for accessible, standards-based design.  Not because Flash is bad, but because the increasing popularity of devices that don't support Flash is going to force recalcitrant web developers to build the semantic HTML layer first.
Discussion: Daring Fireball
 
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Could Become World's Leading News Reader (Sorry Google)
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Leap Wireless Looks Into Sale or Merger
Discussion: Tech Beat and Wall Street Journal
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Brags: 35% Adjusted their Privacy Settings
David Diaz / TechCrunch:
AOL Loses Another VP: Ralph Rivera, VP of AOL Games and AOL Latino
PC World:
YouTube Turns on IPv6 Support, Net Traffic Spikes
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
The Start Project Gets Startup Stars as Advisers
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Chris / cdixon.org:
The NYC tech scene is exploding
Discussion: TechCrunch and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple joining social media mediums, Twitter next?
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
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Geoff Cook / paidContent:
Building A Social Network In A Facebook And Twitter World
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL To Hire 150 Engineers In Silicon Valley (AOL)
Discussion: NBC Bay Area
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft tries to reinvent the bar code
Discussion: Engadget, Internet2Go and Mashable!
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
8.9-inch ExoPC Slate has iPad looks, netbook internals, Windows 7 soul