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2:00 AM ET, February 2, 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 …
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Andrew Fairbairn / Neowin.net:
Google's tablet UI concept pictures  —  Whilst Google's upcoming Chrome OS is being primarily designed for netbook computers, as we reported recently, it could be the ideal operating system to run on a tablet device - and this is an option that Google is considering.
Ari Levy / Bloomberg:
Softbank Leads $75 Million Investment in Ustream Video Site  —  Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) — Ustream Inc., a provider of live video streaming to the Internet and mobile phones, said it raised $75 million in capital, led by Softbank Corp., Japan's third-largest mobile-phone operator.
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.
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 …
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.
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: Podcasting News and jd/adobe
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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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.
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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Fire Outfoxed: Greasemonkey Creator Builds Native Support Into Chrome  —  When Google launched Extensions for Chrome in December, they had around 300 of them ready to go in their gallery.  A day later, that number was already up to 500.  By now, there are a few thousand available …
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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 …
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Platform Notifications Going Away March 1st  —  Facebook has just posted an update to its Developer Roadmap with a new date for the end of application notifications: March 1st.  On that date, both application-to-user and user-to-user notifications will be no longer.
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.
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 …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and MacDailyNews
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: Phone Scoop
 
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
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Chris / cdixon.org:
The NYC tech scene is exploding
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Prankster Jason Calacanis Talks About His Apple iPad Hoax (Warning …
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
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