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10:30 PM ET, January 30, 2011

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Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Why One Egyptian ISP is Still Online  —  For all intents and purposes, Egypt is currently cut off from the Internet.  Even today, though, the Noor Group's DSL service in Egypt remains available (though it experienced some downtime earlier today).  Why is Noor, which has about an 8% market share in Egypt …
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Dan Kaplan / The Quora Review:
Sorry, Scoble, Quora is not your playground  —  “This used to be my playground.  This used to be my childhood dream.  This used be the place I ran to...whenever I was in need.”  -Madonna  —  So Robert Scoble, it seems you don't like the heat.  In the bygone days of what feels like ten minutes ago …
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Sarah Devlin / Mediaite:
The Real Mark Zuckerberg Confronts A ‘Surprised’ Jesse Eisenberg On SNL  —  Jesse Eisenberg's opening monologue for “Saturday Night Live” got off to a pretty standard start — he name-dropped “The Social Network,” poked fun at his über-nerd persona, and was interrupted by Andy Samberg-as-Mark-Zuckerberg.
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Peter Kafka / @pkafka:   NBC sent out embeddable clips of Zuckerberg SNL early Sunday am, while show still airing on West Coast. Big change from Lazy Sunday days...
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Apple's Wozniak confirms white iPhone 4 camera issues, showers more love on Android  —  Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak confirmed today that early white iPhone 4 parts caused issues with its camera, which led to multiple delays and its near-mythical status among gadget hounds.
Discussion: Engadget and MacStories
Mike Elgan / Computerworld:
How Apple and Google will kill the password  —  Prediction: Your phone is about to become a universal biometric ID and debit card  —  Computerworld - Imagine sitting down at a public PC, surfing the Web, visiting Facebook, checking your online bank account and buying something on Amazon.com …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
The Power of the Platform at Apple  —  SIZE is the enemy of growth.  It is one of the unwritten laws of business, a matter of simple percentages.  After all, when a company has $1 billion in yearly sales, an extra $1 billion doubles its size.  Add $1 billion in new business to a $10 billion-a-year company …
Jeff Valvano / 9 to 5 Mac:
Analyst on iPad 2: 3 versions, iPod touch cameras, 1024 x 768 display  —  Ming-Chi Kuo of Concord Securities released a note to investors today detailing his ideas on the iPad 2′s components.  The analyst seems to agree with 9to5mac's findings in the SDK and is claiming the iPad 2 …
Edward Moyer / CNET News:
WikiLeaks founder Assange talks to ‘60 Minutes’  —  In an exclusive interview with “60 Minutes” tonight, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange discussed his relationship with sources (a crucial legal issue, as the U.S. considers taking court action against Assange), WikiLeaks' vulnerability to government shut down …
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Jason Pontin / Technology Review:
Secrets and Transparency
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Learning from our Mistakes: The Failure of OpenID, AtomPub and XML on the Web  —  I've now been working and blogging about web technology long enough to see technologies that we once thought were the best thing since sliced bread turn out to be rather poor solutions to the problem or even worse …
Discussion: OakLeaf Systems
Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is determined to get the last laugh  —  The onetime improvisational comedian wants to prove that the social network can make money.  —  Reporting from San Francisco —  Before embarking on a career as a technology entrepreneur, Dick Costolo took part …
Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Amazon Leaks Details About Their Netflix-Like Movie Subscription Service, Free For Prime Members  —  Not much news usually takes place on the weekend, but on Saturday afternoon, Engadget.com posted multiple screenshots of an Amazon page offering free unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
After Just A Year, Even Google Surprised By Success Of Click-To-Call  —  A year since it's introduction even Google is surprised by how successful “Click to Call” has become.  “We're seeing millions of calls every month; it has become a core part of a large number mobile search ad campaigns …
Discussion: FM Blog and Screenwerk
 
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