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11:35 PM ET, January 23, 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 starts talking about Apple starting at 3:45 and the bulk of his talk is about his decision to move to Apple even though it made little sense on paper.
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?  —  25 Answers — Robert Scoble — I would focus the company on a few key projects: 1.  Make Android a real usability leader, not just a marketshare leader.  I've been using Android a lot lately, and it simply isn't as nice as iPhone or, even, Windows Phone 7, in usability.
Discussion: broadstuff, Reuters and Bloomberg
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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semilshah's posterous:
A Quick Response to @vwadhwa Post on Quora
Discussion: @christinelu
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.
Groklaw:
How Not to Get Snookered by Claims of “Proof” of Copyright Infringement  —  I guess you heard that Florian Mueller is at it again.  He made strong claims of a smoking gun regarding alleged copyright infringement of Oracle files by Google.  Well, in the cold light of day …
Agence France Presse:
Iran launches cyber crime unit: police  —  TEHRAN — Iran on Sunday officially launched its cyber police unit to confront Internet crimes and counter social networks that spread “espionage and riots,” police chief Esmaeil Ahmadi Moghaddam said.  —  The country's first web watchdog team …
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 …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Impossible Software - Is This What The Future Of Video Advertising Looks Like?  (TCTV)  —  I bumped into a cool startup in the hallways at the DLD Conference in Munich, and figured there's only one good way to share what they're building with you: shooting a quick video.
Discussion: Erictric
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
R. Colin Johnson / EE Times:
‘Universal’ memory aims to replace flash/DRAM  —  ‘Universal’ memory aims to replace flash/DRAM  —  PORTLAND, Ore.—A single “universal” memory technology that combines the speed of DRAM with the non-volatility and density of flash memory was recently invented at North Carolina State University, according to researchers.
Discussion: Engadget, PhysOrg.com and Kotaku
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Hacker Shows It Doesn't Take $8 Million to Clone Qwiki - Just 321 Lines of HTML Will do the Trick  —  Qwiki is an app that creates pretty slideshows based on Wikipedia entries.  The service won the top award at the last Techcrunch Disrupt conference and just received $8 million in new funding …
Discussion: @carnage4life, Pulse2 and ABCNEWS
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:   TechCrunch Disrupt Winner Qwiki Hits No. 1 On Google Trends 'Hot …
 
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Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
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Paul McMahon / TokyoDev:
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
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