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10:30 AM ET, February 2, 2010

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Ryanarter / Mission:
iPad Camera rumor becoming a reality?  We think so.  —  Hello all-  —  We received our first shipment of iPad parts today.  Here's one of the metal internal frames:  —  Upon opening them up and getting our hands on some of these rare items, we immediately noticed what appears to be a “spot” for a camera within the iPad frame.
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 …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
A First Taste Of What The Google Tablet's Interface Will Look Like (Pics)  —  Last week, the world saw Apple's long anticipated tablet device, the iPad, for the first time.  In the aftermath since that announcement, a few things have become clear: it will be great for some people …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Google's two-front war with Apple and Facebook; who are the winners and the losers?
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.
Dion / techno.blog:
Google isn't Evil.  Flash isn't Dead; Thank god the Open Web doesn't have a single vendor  —  Steve Jobs didn't hold back when talking about Google and Adobe.  That is great.  Life is so much more fun when people speak their mind.  I remember hearing a story when Sir Steve was asked why mac keyboards where the way they were.
Discussion: Webmonkey
New York Times:
A Little Chip Designed by Apple Itself  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Sure, the screen is nice.  But the iPad's most important component, at least for Apple's future, may be the A4, the fingernail-size chip at the tablet's heart.  —  With the A4, Apple has taken another step toward challenging the norms of the mobile device industry.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Bits, louisgray.com and DealBook
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.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony Ericsson Aspen: first with Windows Mobile 6.5.3  —  It's finally here: Windows Mobile 6.5.3, the iterative finger-friendly Windows Mobile release that should have been wrapped into 6.5.0.  The latest mobile wares from Microsoft come wrapped inside the Sony Ericsson Aspen (aka, Faith); …
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.
Alfred Spector / The Official Google Blog:
Announcing Google's Focused Research Awards  —  (Cross-posted with the Google Research Blog)  —  It is said that Google is like a university — and not just because everyone eats their lunch off trays in the cafeteria.  Like a university, we devote significant energy to research across …
Discussion: Mashable!
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Steve Lohr / Bits:
Google Extends Outside Research Financing to New Fields
Discussion: bit-tech.net and DealBook
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Grandma endures wrongful ISP piracy suspension  —  All Cathi “Cat” Paradiso knew for sure, as she learned that her Web access was being shut off, was that she was losing her struggle to stay calm.  —  To Paradiso, the customer-service representative from Qwest Communications on the phone …
Discussion: Techdirt and freakbits.com
Greg Hecht / Google Voice Blog:
Send SMS to multiple recipients  —  Until now, sending a text message to multiple recipients required copying and pasting the message for each recipient.  —  To make this a bit easier, we just launched the ability to send a single SMS message to multiple recipients.
Discussion: SlashPhone and Phone Scoop
Marcus Yam / Tom's Hardware Guide:
PC vs. Mac in Security: Experts Share Opinions  —  The eternal debate in the hands of experts, most of whom share the same opinion.  —  Those notorious “I'm a Mac” TV commercials from Apple always paint the picture that Macs are nearly impervious to malware - but that's not the truth.
Discussion: CNET News
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
The ‘nirvana phone’ turns your phone into a portable computer  —  As far as I'm concerned, no one has completely solved the problem of delivering all the on-the-go computing capabilities I need in a truly portable device.  You may have experienced this yourself, if you've tried to use …
Loïc Le Meur / Seesmic Blog:
Facebook pages loaded with new posting stats  —  Since I have been sending all my updates except @replies to my Facebook page with ping.fm and Seesmic, I have been impressed by the feedback: 6,700 or so “fans” and literally hundreds of likes and comments daily.  Facebook now gives you impressions and % feedback stats per post.
Thanks:loic
Marco.org:
iPhone-to-iPad development: How's the timing going to work out?  —  Either I'm missing something, the initial iPad apps are going to suck, or we haven't yet been told that iPad-native apps won't be available for some period of time after the iPad's launch.  —  We have strong incentives …
Discussion: Neven Mrgan's tumbl, Thanks:atul
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Apple Demands Removal Of USB Sharing Feature In Stanza iPhone App  —  Like many people, I have the Stanza app installed on my iPhone.  Made by Lexycle (acquired by Amazon last year), Stanza is a free app for iPhone and iPod Touch that serves as a gateway to a library of more than 100,000 ebooks for easy reading on the go.
Discussion: mocoNews and Lexcycle
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
CONFIRMED: Facebook Gets Faster, Debuts Homegrown PHP Compiler  —  The rumors have been flying over what's going on over at Facebook headquarters.  The word has been that a PHP team was brought in and made to sign non-disclosure agreements before discussing a PHP project that has been in development for the past two years.
Discussion: The Register, eWeek and All Facebook
Zee / The Next Web:
Twitter forcing some users to change password.  Reported threat of phishing attacks.  —  We're seeing tweets that various people are being forced to change their passwords on Twitter in response to possible phishing threats.  —  The message from twitter itself says:
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: Guardian, jd/adobe and Podcasting News
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Fighting File Sharing on Campus: UCLA Partners with Clicker  —  Students at UCLA don't have to rely on torrent sites to get their fix of online TV anymore - or at least that's the message the school wants to send.  UCLA just announced a partnership with Clicker, a programming guide for online TV content.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Greystripe Extends Ad Network To Nokia's Ovi Store  —  On the heels of the surprising news that Nokia's Ovi Store delivers one million downloads per day, mobile ad network Greystripe is announcing support for Nokia's very own app store.  Although Greystripe supported Java downloads before …
Discussion: mocoNews
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Could Become World's Leading News Reader (Sorry Google)  —  From TV to Tivo and Hulu, from the mall to Amazon and eCommerce and from newspaper carriers and delivery trucks to online syndication and subscription - distribution of goods, services and information has changed a lot thanks to the internet.
Discussion: Beyond Search
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
Behold: Verizon's Motorola Devour  —  Well lookie what just slipped into our inbox.  It's the retail box for the Motorola Devour (aka the Calgary), which we're going to see on Verizon any time now.  Looks like the leaked shot we saw a ways back was right on track, as the D-pad's given way to an optical sensor.
 
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews:
3 Playing It Cool In iPad Race, But Will Offer An E-Reader
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John Cook / TechFlash:
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JamLegend Shreds Past 1 Million Members
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Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Platform Notifications Going Away March 1st
Dylan F. Tweney / Epicenter:
Apple's Next Revolutionary Product: iTunes
Discussion: EverythingiCafe
Bo Peabody / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook And Twitter Will Always Be Crappy Businesses
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