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9:00 AM ET, January 17, 2011

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Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Apple expected to pack ultrafast, dual core SGX543 graphics into iPad 2, iPhone 5  —  Apple's next generation iPad and iPhone, both due the first half of this year, will pack a new version of the company's custom A4 chip, with dual, faster graphics cores capable of supporting a Retina Display iPad …
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Arn / MacRumors:
iPad 2 LCD for Sale Already? iPad 2 to Include Vibrating Motor?  —  iPhone and iPad parts vendors have been a big source of leaks for Apple's upcoming devices.  MacRumors reader @Frafoso has found a couple of very interesting parts on the website of GlobalDirectParts.
Dave McClure / 500 Startups:
Top 10 Tech Investing Trends For 2011  —  I bring you the top 10 tech trends for 2011: 1.  (Way too many) Groupons, social games and photo-sharing apps Unimaginative VCs — which is to say, all of us — tend to start the new year off throwing good money after bad on last year's tired and expired ideas.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Blog Fight Rules Of Engagement  —  Blog fights happen.  Sometimes for attention, but most of the time because someone is really pissed off about something.  And don't count out big media, they jump right in too when they feel it.  —  No one's ever written down any rules for blog fights that I know of.
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Joshua Topolsky:
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Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:   AOL'S CIVIL WAR CONTINUES: Mike Arrington Tears Into Engadget Again
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI:
STEVE JOBS GOES ON MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs is going on a medical leave, the company announced.  —  “At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health,” Jobs said in an email to Apple employees.
Discussion: Business Wire, BGR and TechCrunch
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Awards In Hand, The Social Network Filmmakers Heap Praise On Zuckerberg  —  One of the standout scenes at in The Social Network happens in the first five minutes of the movie.  Erica Albright (Rooney Mara) is sitting in a bar with boyfriend Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) when she says the following to him:
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Horace Dediu / asymco:
More than 60 apps have been downloaded for every iOS device sold  —  The iTunes App Store is about to reach 10 billion downloads.  That makes this a good time to revisit app growth metrics and compare them with the other digital media store that we have data for: the iTunes Music Store.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
For Magazines, a Bitter Pill in iPad  —  The frustration that the country's magazine and newspaper publishers feel toward Apple can sound a lot like a variation on the old relationship gripe, “can't live with 'em, may get left behind without 'em.”  —  Since Apple introduced the iPad last year …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Grants Developers Access To Home Addresses ... Trouble Waiting To Happen?  —  Facebook has put in a lot of effort to getting users to enter their mobile numbers.  But now the social network is giving developers access to numbers in addition to home addresses with a single click.
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Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:   Platform Update: Facebook Lets Developers Ask a User for Their …
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Nokia pulls plug on free music in most markets  —  (Reuters) - The world's top cellphone maker, Nokia, is ending its bundling of free music downloads with cellphones in 27 countries, where it has gained little traction since its 2008 launch.  —  Nokia will continue to sell phones …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Groupon Poised to Strike Partnership With China's Tencent, in Key Global Expansion Move  —  Groupon is in talks with Chinese Internet giant Tencent to form a partnership to accelerate its effort in the critical Asian arena, said several sources with knowledge of the situation.
Discussion: SAI and Pulse2
New York Times:
In New Military, Data Overload Can Be Deadly  —  When military investigators looked into an attack by American helicopters last February that left 23 Afghan civilians dead, they found that the operator of a Predator drone had failed to pass along crucial information about the makeup of a gathering crowd of villagers.
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
HP training promises webOS Netbooks  —  If you were diligent enough to sit through the webOS carrier training site HP put together and we told you about on Friday, perhaps you caught this little nugget during the webOS 101 section - we alluded to it in our post but at the urging of Thor …
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
HP promises webOS netbooks to go along with smartphones and slates
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Whoa, AMAZON Will Set The Prices For Paid Apps In Its Android App Store  —  Here's something big we missed earlier this month when Amazon was talking about the App Store it's building for Google Android — and we're not sure it got the attention it deserves.
Discussion: ITProPortal and NBC Bay Area
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Ed Oswald / Technologizer:
Amazon's Raw Deal for Android Developers
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog
 
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Google to fight Spanish demands to remove ‘libelous’ links
Discussion: Inquirer
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Links To Competitors Next To YouTube Videos
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Google Issues DoubleClick AdEx Report Card, Promises Big Lift To Publishers
Alex Payne / al3x:
Shortchanging Your Business with User-Hostile Platforms
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
89% Find Search Engines Do Good Job Finding Information, But “Noise” Is Issue
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: SnagFilms Snags $10 Million in Funding at $50 Million Valuation
 Earlier Items: 
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Wintel: Le Divorce
The Huffington Post:
Mark Zuckerberg Named One Of 2010's Worst Dressed Celebrities
Discussion: Mashable!, Examiner and Switched
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Video: 'Be What's Next' slogan to premiere in Golden Globe ads
Discussion: Examiner, Pocket-lint and CNET News
Ethan Kurzweil / GigaOM:
Only $50B? Facebook Stock Is Still a Steal
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
With New Software, Headsets Are Outsmarting Phones
Discussion: BloggingStocks