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9:15 PM ET, January 30, 2011

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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 co-founder 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
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 …
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 …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why I was wrong about Quora as a blogging service ...  I must apologize to Dave Winer.  He warned me about supporting services that aren't the open web and I wasn't willing to listen to him a month ago, because I was infatuated with a cool new service that lots of insiders were supporting.
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Mark Essel / Victus Spiritus:   How about a question and answer plugin for blogs?
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
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 …
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 …
Agence France Presse:
Cyber raids threaten British, US stock markets: report  —  LONDON (AFP) - Stock exchanges in Britain and the United States have enlisted the help of the security services after finding out they were the victims of cyber attacks, The Times newspaper reported Monday.
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.
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 …
Jeffrey Zeldman / Jeffrey Zeldman Presents …:
HTML5 vs. HTML  —  THANKS TO THE WORK of the WHAT WG, the orations of Steve, the acclaim of developers, and a dash of tasteful pamphleteering, the W3C finally has a hit technology on its hands.  Indeed, it has a cluster of hot technologies, the latest incarnation of what we've been calling …
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
Microsoft shifts some work out of Egypt  —  Microsoft, one of the companies located in Cairo's Smart Villages hi-tech office park, has begun shifting work to other locations in the wake of the on-going unrest in Egypt.  —  The Think Tank Cafe in the Smart Villages hi-tech park in Cairo.
 
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Oiwan Lam / Global Voices Advocacy:
China: Bridging news on Egypt
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
iPad Mags Need A New Blueprint
Discussion: TeleRead
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Tech Companies Line Up Their Super Bowl Ads
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Roger Ehrenberg / Information Arbitrage:
Start Fund: No big deal. Business as usual.
Discussion: Forbes and TechCrunch
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Secrets and Transparency
Mike Elkin / Danger Room:
Exclusive: Tunisia Internet Chief Gives Inside Look at Cyber Uprising