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12:35 PM ET, January 18, 2011

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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook's 3rd Biggest Advertiser is a Bing Affiliate Scam  —  Matt Cutts is the head of Google's anti-webspam team and tonight he came across what looks like a huge trove of scammy, spammy spam - on Facebook.  And it involves Microsoft.  Advertising publication AdAge reported tonight …
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Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Exclusive: Chinese supplier floating iPad 2 case with possible SD card and Mini DisplayPort  —  A Chinese accessory supplier is floating a new “iPad 2nd generation” case differing from previous designs shown at CES, with port openings that appear to be designed to accommodate a new SD Card slot …
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Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Why high resolution screens matter for Apple's iPad 2  —  Substantiated rumors of the next generation iPad using a vastly higher resolution 2048x1536 display are drawing some to question why the iPad would even need such a dense pixel count, which is much higher than even Apple's 17 inch MacBook Pro.
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Suspends Phone & Address Sharing Feature  —  Just before the weekend, Facebook announced that it would begin allowing third-party applications and websites to request that users share both their mobile phone number and address.  Now, the company has said that it will be putting …
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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Two charged over iPad hacking on AT&T network  —  (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors filed criminal charges against two people accused of stealing the email addresses and other personal data of about 120,000 users of Apple Inc's iPad tablet computer.  —  Daniel Spitler and Andrew Auernheimer …
George Stahl / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Shares Fall 5% as Jobs Takes Medical Leave  —  NEW YORK—Apple Inc. shares fell 5% in early trading Tuesday, erasing $19 billion in market value, after it disclosed that Chief Executive Steve Jobs would take another unexpected medical leave.  —  The decline, however …
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George Ou / Digital Society:
Netflix spends 20 times more on postage than bandwidth  —  In an article published at The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos tried to calm shareholders fearful of rising content licensing prices by explaining that rising content prices are offset by declining postage fees.
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Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
What Hollywood Execs Privately Say About Netflix
Discussion: CNET News and Hacking NetFlix
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
I Can Has Funding: Cheezburger Raises $30M For LOLcats, FAIL Blog And Other Memes  —  Cheezburger, the internet publisher responsible for LOLcats, FAIL Blog, and other memes, has raised a whopping $30 million in new funding led by the Foundry Group with Madrona Venture Group, Avalon Ventures …
Ralph Jennings / Computerworld:
Acer to launch 7-inch, 10-inch tablets by mid-year  —  IDG News Service - Acer will begin selling two or three new tablet PCs in the first half of the year, including one with a seven-inch screen, a company sales manager said on Monday.  —  The tablet launches will begin a gradual replacement …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
W3C's new logo promotes HTML5—and more  —  The W3C's new HTML5 logo stands for more than just the HTML5 standard.  —  Underscoring the confluence of technology, politics, and marketing, the World Wide Web Consortium today unveiled a new logo for HTML5.  —  With the logo, the W3C wants to promote the new Web technology—and itself.
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Exclusive: Roku Lands Its First Cable Channel  —  Roku is expected to announce Tuesday an unlikely addition to its programming lineup: WealthTV.  This will mark the first time a cable channel has joined the streaming device, which begs an obvious question: How is this even possible?
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Apple's iPad represents 90 percent of all tablets shipped; Amazon owns e-readers  —  Apple's iPad dominates the tablet market and accounts for 90 percent of all tablets sold in the third quarter, according to IDC data.  Meanwhile, Amazon has a commanding 41.5 percent share of the e-reader market.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
iPhone User?  90% Chance You're On The Latest OS.  Android User?  0.4% Chance  —  As a member of the media, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Nexus S running Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” a few weeks ago.  It's great, easily the best version of Android yet.  I hope one day soon you all get to try it out.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Report: Mobile App Market Will Be Worth $25 Billion By 2015 - Apple's Share: 20%  —  We all know mobile app stores are booming worldwide, and a new market research report by MarketsandMarkets acknowledges that trend.  According to the research firm's 'World Mobile Applications Market (2010 …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
How A Startup Named Hipster Got 10K Signups In Two Days, Without Revealing What It Does  —  By now you might be familiar with the startup with the funny name, as its very existence made news outlets as diverse as the Washington Post, Portfolio.com and Hipster Runoff.
Discussion: TechCrunch Europe and ReadWriteWeb
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple Q1 2011 earnings preview  —  Fortune's final poll of Apple analysts — professional and amateur We'll find out whose estimates were closest to the mark when Apple (AAPL) releases its earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2011 shortly after the markets close.
Joe Weisenthal / SAI:
The Facebook Fiasco Is A PR Disaster For Goldman Sachs, And Now It May Lose Out On An IPO  —  It's still not clear exactly what led up to Goldman Sachs blocking its US customers from investing in Facebook, but it's obviously a huge embarrassment for the bank.
 
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog:
Intel to put Windows 8 on phones ... Wait ... whaaaaat?!?!
Discussion: Geek.com
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
2G, 3G, 4G, and everything in between: an Engadget wireless primer
Matt Warman / Telegraph:
10 per cent of users take 90 per cent of mobile data, say researchers
Discussion: BGR and The Next Web
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Exclusive: Comcast-NBCU Merger Expected to Close Jan. 28
Discussion: Electronista and DSLreports
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch Europe:
Netbiscuits scores millions in funding for mobile cloud software platform
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Report: Search Ad Spending Jumped By 23 Percent During The Quarter
Discussion: MediaPost and Search Engine Land
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Tilera Scores $45M for Specialized Cloud Chips
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Perfect Market, news ad firm, lands $9 million in funding round led by Comcast
Jamie / The Official Netflix Blog:
Removing “Add to DVD Queue” from Streaming Devices