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10:25 AM ET, January 24, 2011

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eMarketer:
Twitter Ad Revenues to Soar This Year  —  Marketers will spend $150 million on the service in 2011  —  Twitter has received enough media attention to be a household word, but still has a relatively small audience.  The Pew Internet & American Life Project found in September 2010 that just 8% of online Americans used the service.
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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.
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.
Discussion: Edible Apple and MacHackPC
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.
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
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 …
Jonathan Amos / BBC:
Mobile phone to blast into orbit  —  Development of the satellite is now quite advanced  —  British engineers are planning to put a mobile phone in space.  —  The team at Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) in Guildford want to see if the sophisticated capabilities in today's phones …
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).
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Inside Apple's numbers  —  On Monday last week we hear Steve Jobs is taking another medical leave of absence and, on Tuesday, we get a look at Apple's numbers for Q1 2011 (which is actually the last quarter of 2010).  —  Brian Hall provides this crisp summary:  —  • Sales: $26.74 billion, up 70.5% year over year
Discussion: MediaMemo
Chris Farrell / Business Week:
In Case of Tech Bubble, Do Not Break Glass  —  Even if bloated valuations of Facebook and Groupon point to another bubble bound to burst, the Fed shouldn't head it off but prepare for the fallout  —  In Silicon Valley, it's beginning to feel like déjà vu all over again.
Discussion: broadstuff
Dave Troy: Fueled:
Is Groupon the new “Jesus Startup?”  —  50% Off Loaves and Fishes...  Every few years a company emerges that grows so swiftly that it manages to define the zeitgeist and often helps to inflate a bubble that defies any rational explanation.  Often these businesses are driven by new …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Mozilla offers do-not-track tool to thwart ads  —  Mozilla, acting on a U.S. Federal Trade Commission proposal, has offered a detailed mechanism by which Firefox and other Web browsers could prevent Web pages from tracking people's online behavior for advertising purposes.
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
Jacob Brody / VentureBeat:
Co-working space General Assembly gives NYC startups a home  —  New York City's tech ecosystem has been flourishing recently, with both rookies and alumni from local successes like Foursquare, Etsy and Gilt Groupe starting companies.  Co-working space General Assembly (GA) …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Bits
James Temple / San Francisco Chronicle:
Antitrust bulldog Gary Reback pushes Google probe  —  In the 1990s, attorney Gary Reback helped goad the Department of Justice into launching the landmark antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. by hauling willing witnesses and damning information before any government body that would listen.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
The Web Just Keeps Getting Bigger (and Faster!)  —  Akamai's third-quarter Internet traffic report — which should be released on Monday — shows there's no stopping the growth of either broadband or the overall web itself.  In the third quarter of 2010, more than 533 million unique IP addresses …
Discussion: Fortune
semilshah's posterous:
A Longer Response to @vwadhwa Post on Quora  —  UPDATED Sunday night: … There are some interesting nuggets in Vivek Wadhwa's post on TechCrunch today about Quora.  Let me say first that he's right to highlight the holes in the voting incentive structure, but other than that …
Discussion: @christinelu
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Vivek Wadhwa / TechCrunch:
Why I Don't Buy the Quora Hype
 
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
DLD11: Facebook's Dan Rose Talks Platform, Ads And Mark Zuckerberg
Discussion: VentureBeat, WinRumors and Erictric
National Review:
Back to the Future with Peter Thiel
Arn / MacRumors:
Insight into Steve Jobs' Product-Centric Approach in 1985 Interview
Discussion: Digital Daily, Fortune and SAI
John Letzing / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Data Center Is Boon for Oregon Town
Curt Hopkins / ReadWriteWeb:
Wayback Machine Way Better in Beta
Discussion: Softpedia News
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
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps:
With 60 Million Downloads, Outfit7 Builds an App Empire for Children …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Forbes, Thanks:kimmaicutler
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Impossible Software - Is This What The Future Of Video Advertising Looks Like?
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
US diplomacy embracing Twitter amid global crises
Discussion: textually.org, Thanks:hornokplease
R. Colin Johnson / EE Times:
‘Universal’ memory aims to replace flash/DRAM
Discussion: Engadget, PhysOrg.com and Kotaku
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Jason Calacanis Starts Promoting Mahalo 4.0 “Pivot”
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch Disrupt Winner Qwiki Hits No. 1 On Google Trends 'Hot …
Discussion: SAI, ITProPortal and Pulse2
Zee / The Next Web:
Sean Parker: The Social Network is a complete work of fiction