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1:15 PM ET, January 24, 2011

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Foursquare Blog:
So we grew 3400% last year...  Honestly, 2010 was just insane.  The numbers tell the story better than we can, so we put together this little infographic.  (Also, our 6,000,000th user signed up last week!)  —  Click on the graphic to view full size.
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Kristen Schweizer / Bloomberg:
Foursquare Valued at More Than $250 Million, May Seek New Funding in 2011
Zach Epstein / BGR:
White iPhone 4 appears in AT&T's online system  —  It looks like Best Buy isn't the only retailer with white iPhones popping up in its system.  AT&T is now showing two versions of Apple's unicorn-colored iPhone.  The entries appear in AT&T's Online Account Management system (OLAM), and read as …
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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Google Public Policy Blog:
Keep your opt-outs  —  Today we're making available Keep My Opt-Outs, which enables you to opt out permanently from ad tracking cookies.  It's available as an extension for download in Chrome.  —  Why have we developed this feature?  —  Recently, the Federal Trade Commission and others …
Discussion: Media Decoder and ClickZ
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Mozilla offers do-not-track tool to thwart ads
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.
New York Post:
Google's Schmidt eyeing TV  —  Google honcho Eric Schmidt, who announced his plan to hand over control of the tech giant last week, is eyeballing a career in TV, Page Six has learned.  —  Sources say the outspoken chief, who broke the news that he's passing the CEO title …
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
Discussion: Edible Apple and MacHackPC
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  —  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 will function in the most challenging environment known.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook To Make ‘Facebook Credits’ Mandatory For Game Developers  —  Facebook is about to ruffle some feathers.  We're hearing from one source that the social network is reaching out to game developers to inform them that it is making its own, official Facebook Credits currency mandatory.
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).
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Huawei Sues Motorola Over Patents Disclosed To Nokia Siemens-Acquired Wireless Network  —  The drama continues between Chinese company Huawei Technologies and Motorola.  The company has filed a lawsuit to prevent Motorola from giving Nokia Siemens (which acquired Motorola's wireless network …
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
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
New York Times Readies Pay Wall  —  Paper Will Charge for Bundled Digital Service, Allow Some Free Access  —  The New York Times is preparing to introduce multiple subscription packages for access to the paper's website and other digital content, kicking off the biggest test to date …
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Researching Physical Keyboards with Motion Control to Replace Mouse  —  Apple's patent applications have always been a topic of interest here at MacRumors.  They give us a rare look into Apple's research and development labs, although many of the concepts never see the light of day.
Discussion: Technologizer, TUAW and MacStories
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: SAI, 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.
Discussion: SFGate
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?
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Says Removing ‘Reader’ …
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Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
Groupon CEO says exploring IPO; no decision
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
DLD11: Facebook's Dan Rose Talks Platform, Ads And Mark Zuckerberg
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
The Web Just Keeps Getting Bigger (and Faster!)
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Insight into Steve Jobs' Product-Centric Approach in 1985 Interview
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Facebook Data Center Is Boon for Oregon Town
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Exclusive: Former Facebook Ad Head Mike Murphy Takes Senior Advisor Role at Zynga
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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: VentureBeat, TechCrunch and Forbes, Thanks:kimmaicutler
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