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8:25 AM ET, January 31, 2011

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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 …
Discussion: Greg Hard, @mathewi, @semilshah and Quora, Thanks:dankaplan
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The mistakes I made in Quora  —  So, I woke up early in Davos, Switzerland, excited to go skiing, and look at Techmeme and see that the Quora Reviewer has written a post which could be titled “Scoble stay off the Quora lawn.”  —  Ouch.  —  Then I look at email.
Thanks:thibetian
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Quora Backlash Slams Head First Into Quora Backlash Backlash
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why I was wrong about Quora as a blogging service ...
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Searches for Mobile-App Experts  —  Engineers, Product Managers Are Needed as More Development Is Brought in House to Counter Apple  —  Google Inc. plans to hire dozens of software developers to create applications for smartphones and other mobile devices, people familiar with the matter said …
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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Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
Microsoft shifts some work out of Egypt
Andrew McLaughlin / The Huffington Post:
An Open Letter to Dr. Tarek Kamel, Minister of Communications …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:jarredt
Ahmad F Al-Shagra / The Next Web:   Egyptian Internet Blackout Cripples E-Commerce in Egypt
Sydney Morning Herald:
Closed Apple headed for trouble as Jobs's ego bites: Netgear CEO  —  Asher Moses  —  The global chairman and CEO of home networking giant Netgear has launched into a scathing attack on Apple and its founder Steve Jobs, criticising Jobs's “ego” and Apple's closed up products.
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 …
Edward Moyer / CNET News:
WikiLeaks founder Assange talks to ‘60 Minutes’  —  Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, part 1  —  In an exclusive interview with “60 Minutes” tonight, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange discussed, among other things, his relationship with sources (a crucial legal issue, as the U.S. considers taking court action …
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
At Flickr, Fending Off Rumors and Facebook  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Speculation in technology circles that Yahoo might close or sell Flickr, its photo-sharing service, prompted an emphatic denial this month.  —  “Is Yahoo committed to Flickr?”  Blake Irving, Yahoo's product chief, wrote in a message on Twitter.
Discussion: SAI
Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg:
Android Tablets Gain on IPad in Fourth Quarter, Researcher Says  —  Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc.'s Android boosted its share of tablet computers almost tenfold in the fourth quarter, narrowing the lead of Apple Inc.'s iPad, market researcher Strategy Analytics said.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
“TWO *REAL* GUNS POINTED AT ME”: how the FBI raided Anonymous  —  The FBI yesterday executed 40 search warrants around the US to gather evidence on the Anonymous distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in defense of WikiLeaks last year—attacks which targeted Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, and Amazon.
Canalys:
Google's Android becomes the world's leading smart phone platform  —  Canalys reveals smart phone market exceeded 100 million units in Q4 2010 Palo Alto, Singapore and Reading (UK) - Monday, 31 January 2011 Canalys today published its final Q4 2010 global country-level smart phone market data …
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Define Gender Gap?  Look Up Wikipedia's Contributor List  —  In 10 short years, Wikipedia has accomplished some remarkable goals.  More than 3.5 million articles in English?  Done.  More than 250 languages?  Sure.  —  But another number has proved to be an intractable obstacle …
Discussion: SAI
 
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The hallway conversations I had at World Economic Forum
Thanks:scobleizer
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Amazon S3 Cloud Stores 262 Billion Objects
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
100,000 P2P Users Sued in US Mass Lawsuits
Agence France Presse:
Cyber raids threaten British, US stock markets: report
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
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Jeff Valvano / 9 to 5 Mac:
Analyst on iPad 2: 3 versions, iPod touch cameras, 1024 x 768 display
Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Amazon Leaks Details About Their Netflix-Like Movie Subscription …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
A Year Later Even Google Surprised By Success Of Click-To-Call
Discussion: FM Blog
Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is determined to get the last laugh
Jeffrey Zeldman / Jeffrey Zeldman Presents …:
HTML5 vs. HTML
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...
Discussion: Mediaite
Oiwan Lam / Global Voices Advocacy:
China: Bridging news on Egypt
Mike Elgan / Computerworld:
How Apple and Google will kill the password
 

 
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Alexandra Steigrad / New York Post:
CNN signs a deal to use AP stories on its website, the first time it has done so since cutting ties 14 years ago to focus more on original reporting

Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
Sony Pictures Entertainment buys Alamo Drafthouse Cinema; 35 cinemas will keep operating under the Alamo brand, and Alamo's Michael Kustermann will remain CEO

Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
The National Music Publishers' Association files an FTC complaint against Spotify, saying Spotify's decision to offer audiobooks reduced songwriters' royalties

 
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