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4:05 AM ET, January 24, 2011

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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Tim Cook Is Running Apple, but Not Imitating Steve Jobs  —  On an 18-hour flight from California to Singapore a few years ago, Timothy D. Cook, Apple's chief operating officer, had little time for small talk with a colleague.  Glued to his business class seat, Mr. Cook had his nose in spreadsheets …
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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Tim Cook's Auburn Commencement: Joining Apple best decision he ever made  —  Earlier this year, Apple COO and acting leader Tim Cook addressed his Alma Mater at their commencement.  Cook talking about Apple starting at 3:45 and the bulk of his speech is about his decision to move to Apple even though it made little sense on paper.
Kellex / Droid Life:
Comparison Chart: Motorola XOOM vs. iPad  —  The price of the Motorola XOOM has been quite the topic of discussion over the last couple of days so we thought we'd drop some additional information into the conversation.  Here is a comparison chart of the XOOM ($699) to the 32GB 3G iPad ($729).
Discussion: ZDNet and Droid Attic
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Motorola Xoom launching February 17th at Best Buy (update: priced at $700)
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
A To Do List For Google's New CEO Larry Page  —  Welcome back, Larry!  When you were last CEO of Google in 2001, the company was a much loved scrappy underdog with a bright future.  Ten years later, you're coming back to the helm.  Things have changed.  You're soon to be steering …
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Quora:
What should Larry Page focus on now that he is CEO of Google?
Discussion: broadstuff
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
The Inside Story of How Facebook Responded to Tunisian Hacks  —  It was on Christmas Day that Facebook's Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan first noticed strange things going on in Tunisia.  Reports started to trickle in that political-protest pages were being hacked.
John W. Daly / TechEye:
Nvidia's Tegra 2 3D unveiled  —  A deep throat has leaked an image of Nvidia's Mobile World Congress presentation to TechEye - giving a glimpse of what the jolly green goblin has in store for punters and handset makers this year.  —  Nvidia will be shipping a Tegra 2 3D processor this year …
John Letzing / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Data Center Is Boon for Oregon Town  —  Internet Giant Brings More Than Jobs to Prineville as It Mulls Expansion; Free High School Uniforms and Dental Care  —  Facebook Inc. is contemplating the expansion of a data-center project in Prineville, Ore., that already covers an area equivalent …
Curt Hopkins / ReadWriteWeb:
Wayback Machine Way Better in Beta  —  That invaluable Internet spelunker's friend, the Wayback Machine, which allows users access to websites that have long since passed their sell-by date, has undergone a gamma-ray powered transmogrification.  Well, they redesigned it and it's now in open beta.
Arn / MacRumors:
Insight into Steve Jobs' Product-Centric Approach in 1985 Interview  —  Early last week, Steve Jobs announced that he was once again taking a medical leave of absence from Apple.  The news has been met with understandable concern about his future at the company, and resulted in many a “look back” at Apple over the years.
Zee / The Next Web:
Sean Parker: The Social Network is a complete work of fiction  —  Sean Parker and Paulo Coelho's two man panel at DLD raised a number of interesting points about the future of content but it was Coelho's question to Parker on his thoughts on the The Social Network, that grabbed everyone's attention.
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Twitter's Ad Revenue May Triple to $150 Million, EMarketer Says  —  Jan. 24 (Bloomberg) — Twitter Inc. will probably more than triple its advertising revenue to $150 million this year as more companies use it to spread marketing messages, according to Internet researcher EMarketer Inc.
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps:
With 60 Million Downloads, Outfit7 Builds an App Empire for Children of the iPad Generation  —  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, legos and Transformers may have filled the childhood bedrooms of today's entrepreneurs but Slovenian company Outfit7 is betting that the toy of choice for kids nowadays is a smartphone or the iPad.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Forbes, Thanks:kimmaicutler
Vivek Wadhwa / TechCrunch:
Why I Don't Buy the Quora Hype  —  Let me start with a disclaimer: I am not writing this in my capacity as a university professor or researcher; I don't claim to be an expert on social networking; and I will be happy to be proven wrong—I have no vested interest in the success or failure of Quora.
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A Longer Response to @vwadhwa Post on Quora
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
The Web Just Keeps Getting Bigger (and Faster!)
Discussion: Fortune
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Former Facebook Ad Head Mike Murphy Takes Senior Advisor Role at Zynga
Discussion: FM Blog
Agence France Presse:
Iran launches cyber crime unit: police
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Impossible Software - Is This What The Future Of Video Advertising Looks Like?
Discussion: Erictric
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
US diplomacy embracing Twitter amid global crises
R. Colin Johnson / EE Times:
‘Universal’ memory aims to replace flash/DRAM
Discussion: Engadget, PhysOrg.com and Kotaku
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch Disrupt Winner Qwiki Hits No. 1 On Google Trends 'Hot …
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Paul McMahon / TokyoDev:
Facebook is Japan's LinkedIn
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
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