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9:10 AM ET, February 3, 2010

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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Nexus One gets a software update, enables multitouch (updated with video!)  —  The iPhone isn't the only handset getting bumped today — Google's just outed a very, very significant update to the Nexus One that includes Google Goggles on board and a re-upped version of Google Maps that includes suggestions and a dedicated night mode.
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Google Nexus One:
New Software Update for Nexus One phones  —  Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to receive an over-the-air software update on their phones.  This update provides some great new features, and fixes a few problems that some users might have experienced, including:
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Did Google Just Multi-Punch Apple In The Face?  —  As great as Android phones are getting, there has been one major feature lacking that users have complained about: multi-touch.  Yes, some third-party apps have been free to use it on certain devices, but the best Android apps, those made by Google, have all lacked it.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
He Calls Google A Vampire, But Mark Cuban's Mahalo Is Doing The Sucking  —  Yesterday, Mark Cuban warned media owners in a keynote speech that Google is a vampire trying to suck them dry, giving them nothing back and daring owners to block it.  This is the same Mark Cuban who is an investor in Mahalo …
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Twitter Status:
Reason #4132 for Changing Your Password  —  As part of our ongoing efforts to monitor our user base for odd activity, we noticed a sudden surge in followers for a couple accounts in the last five days.  Given the circumstances surrounding this, we felt it was best to push out a password reset …
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Ross Miller / Engadget:   Major textbook pubs partner with ScrollMotion for iPad development
Kevin Fox / fox @ fury:
Do the iPad's missing apps point to a multitasking dashboard?  —  Steve's iPad keynote felt just a little off.  We got what we wanted, but it still felt a little like the iPad was a vehicle full of potential rather than a self-contained package of productivity.  This morning I woke up and realized what was missing: The minor apps.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Daring Fireball, Thanks:pinotcanoz
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
John Gruber's Daring Fireball Gets Comments (Whether He Likes It or Not)  —  John Gruber of Daring Fireball is the most influential Apple pundit on the web, but readers often complain about the lack of comments on his website.  —  In fact, Gruber's site is famous for not having comments.
Discussion: rizzn.com, Thanks:atul
Haiping Zhao / Facebook Developers:
HipHop for PHP: Move Fast  —  One of the key values at Facebook is to move fast.  For the past six years, we have been able to accomplish a lot thanks to rapid pace of development that PHP offers.  As a programming language, PHP is simple.  Simple to learn, simple to write, simple to read, and simple to debug.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Live From Facebook's HipHop Technology Tasting
Discussion: Recess PHP Framework
Chris Brandrick / PC World:
iPhone OS 3.1.3 Update Brings Jailbreak Woes  —  Apple released version 3.1.3 of the iPhone operating system (OS) on Tuesday, much to jailbreakers dismay.  The update, which is available now via iTunes, fixes a number of known bugs, patches known security issues, and improves various iPhone features.
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Digg's MySpace Problem — and What It's Doing About It  —  There's a lot of talk about tech IPO candidates lately.  Conspicuously missing from those lists is longtime media darling Digg.  Reportedly courted by Google in 2008, the five-year-old news aggregator has been elbowed out of the spotlight …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple's iPad May Gain an Intelligent Bezel in the Future  —  Today, the US Patent and Trademark Office officially published two major granted patents of Apple's covering tablets and advanced touch technologies.  The first patent may provide us with a glimpse of a future implementation of an intelligent tablet bezel.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
What's new in Windows Mobile 6.5.3  —  A few blogs noted on February 2 that Sony Ericsson has a new Windows Mobile phone out that's running the Windows Mobile 6.5.3 operating system.  —  What's new in 6.5.3?  This looks like the long-rumored update to Windows Mobile that provides support for capacitive-screen phones.
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Internet Explorer 8 Officially Becomes World's Most-Used Browser  —  This week, Net Applications released their January browser market share report.  Their report shows that Internet Explorer 8 is not only the most popular browser on Windows with 27.9% usage share, but that it now has 25.6% …
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Engadget editor: Why I turned off comments  —  Gearhead megasite Engadget, which attracts millions of readers every month, and sometimes in a single day, disabled comments on its posts this morning in response to a barrage of what the editor calls “trollish” comments in the wake of the site's extensive iPad-related coverage last week.
Discussion: Boing Boing
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Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Oracle Hacker Gets The Last Word  —  David Litchfield exposes one last Oracle security bug before walking away from his database battles.  —  ARLINGTON, Va. — In 2001, Larry Ellison brashly proclaimed in a keynote speech at the computing conference Comdex that his database software was “unbreakable.”
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Video ad network BrightRoll turns profit, outreaches Hulu, closes $10M third round  —  BrightRoll co-founder and CEO Tod Sacerdoti — pronounced “satch er DOH tee” if you don't speak Italian — has three reasons to be happy this week.  First, video advertising network BrightRoll is …
Discussion: Beet.TV and Mashable!
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Comcast earnings propelled by broadband, voice subscriber gains  —  Comcast reported better-than-expected fourth quarter results as it continued to poach telephone customers from incumbent carriers and bolstered its high-speed Internet subscriber base.  —  The cable giant …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
3Crowd Comes Out Of Stealth, Reveals Its Plan To Disrupt The CDN Market  —  3Crowd, the new startup from BitGravity co-founder Barrett Lyon, is ready for its close-up.  Until now little was known about the company, other than that its backers include Jay Adelson, Kevin Rose, Storm Ventures, and Greenwich Technology Associates.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
AOL Revenues Dropped 17% Year-Over-Year In Q4 2009  —  AOL just released its financial results for 2009, its first as a standalone company since October 2000.  —  The company reported a profit of $1.4 million, or a penny a share, compared with a loss of $1.96 billion, or $18.52 a share …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Granted Patent for Next Generation Apple TV Technology  —  The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of seven newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today.  The most notable patent covered in this report relates to possible next generation technology that Apple …
Discussion: TUAW, 9 to 5 Mac and Macsimum News
 
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Subrahmanyam KVJ / VentureBeat:
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Matthew Campbell / Bloomberg:
Orange, T-Mobile Merger Review Is Requested by U.K. Antitrust Regulator
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Yammer Grabs $10 Million More in Funding
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Facebook co-founder's Asana gives a peek at Lunascript
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
HP rolls out 20-foot datacenter pod
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