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2:00 PM ET, January 31, 2011

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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 …
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Canalys: Android overtakes Symbian as world's best-selling smartphone platform in Q4 2010  —  One day somebody will write a book called “The rise and rise of Android” and this moment will be highlighted in bold.  Canalys' latest smartphone sales figures show that Android phone makers managed …
Asher Moses / Sydney Morning Herald:
Closed Apple headed for trouble as Jobs's ego bites: Netgear CEO  —  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.
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.
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Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple's share of tablet market slides to 77%, Android rises to 22%  —  Despite posting impressive sales of the iPad last quarter, Apple saw its tablet market share drop from 95 percent to 77 percent as shipments of Google Android-based tablets chipped away at the company's tablet dominance, a new report says.
Markus Frind / Plenty of fish blog:
Plentyoffish Hacked.  —  This is not a statement from Plentyoffish, i'll post something in the morning.  This is a personal post about what it feels like to be hacked /extorted and the intense pressure and stress you are put under.  Not to mention how annoying it is to have someone constantly harassing …
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Grumo Media:
Plenty Of Fish Hacked - Chris Russo explains what happened  —  I just got in contact with Chris Russo who managed to hack into the largest dating site on the world PlentyOfFish.com.  —  Marcus Frind, Founder of POF wrote an article accussing Chris of hacking /extorting POF and harassing his wife.
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 …
Evan Ramstad / Digits:
Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales Actually ‘Quite Small’  —  Technology News and Insights  —  Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy Tab, the company's answer to Apple Inc.'s iPad, isn't selling as well as the company has let on.  —  In early December, Samsung announced it had sold 1 million, declaring that sales were going “faster than expected.”
Aneesh Chopra / TechCrunch:
Startup America: A Campaign To Celebrate, Inspire And Accelerate Entrepreneurship  —  Note from the editor: This is a guest post from Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Technology Officer.  —  During last week's State of the Union address, President Obama challenged the Nation to out-educate …
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Kate Andersen Brower / Bloomberg:
AOL Co-founder Steve Case to Lead White House Entrepreneurship Campaign
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report:
Intel finds flaw in 6-series chipsets, halts shipments  —  As phenomenal as Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors turned out to be, nothing in this world is truly perfect.  Intel announced earlier this morning that it has discovered a flaw in the 6-series chipsets that accompany the new processor family.
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Ville Heiskanen / Bloomberg:
Intel Says Design Error Will Reduce Sales, Margins
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Speculation on the next MacBook Pro  —  Given how awesome the new MacBook Air is, I'm interested to see what Apple does with the other laptops in the lineup.  —  I've had three 13" laptops (including the first-generation and current-generation Airs) and two 15" laptops …
Discussion: parislemon, Stowe Boyd and MacStories
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: Telegraph, SAI and Mother Jones
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
First look: Honeycomb APIs power tablet-friendly Android apps  —  Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb, introduces a completely new user interface suitable for tablet devices.  Google has also extended the platform's APIs so that third-party developers can make their applications work better on large form factors.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: KIT digital Acquires KickApps, Kewego AND Kyte For $77.2 Million  —  TechCrunch exclusive - If you'd never heard about KIT digital before, you will after today.  —  The provider of cloud-based video asset management solutions has acquired not one, not two but three social software and video companies.
Kirill Skorodelov / BBC:
iTunes films bust copyright laws  —  Russian films are being made available through Apple's iTunes service without the consent of the copyright holders, the BBC has learned.  —  The popular films, dating from the Soviet era, are being made available to download as smartphone apps.
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: Softpedia News and Tech Report
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
As MySpace Implodes, Tagged Doubles Staff And Gives Everyone A Raise  —  I recently over heard someone saying of MySpace - “It used to be dirty, underground, seedy and successful.  Now it's prom at a private school.”  The company is struggling to reinvent itself.  But traffic continues to plunge.
Discussion: The Next Web
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
IntoNow: It's Like Shazam Plus Foursquare for TV  —  IntoNow, a new iOS app launching today, identifies television programs by just hearing snippets from them.  It's similar to the Shazam mobile app that many people know and love, which IDs an ambient song by recording it and quickly matching it to an archive.
Agence France Presse:
India insists on access to BlackBerry emails  —  NEW DELHI (AFP) - India said on Monday it will “insist” that BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) gives law enforcers a way to monitor its corporate email service as a deadline for the company to comply expired.
Discussion: Electronista
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Blekko Takes Curated Search Mobile With iPhone And Android Apps  —  Blekko, the search engine that is fighting the good fight against web spam with human editors, is joining biggies Google and Bing in the mobile search arena today with an Android and iPhone application double whammy.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Adotas
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
At Facebook, defense is offense  —  Ryan McGeehan (left), security manager for incident response at Facebook, and Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan stand in front of the wall of scalps of spam judgments, actions against child predators, and other wins for the company's security team.
Discussion: Fast Company
 
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Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Intel seals purchase of Infineon wireless unit
Discussion: BetaNews
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Dell Streak 7 launching at T-Mobile on February 2nd: $200 …
Eli Rosenberg / The Atlantic Online:
What Does Google's Subtle Censorship Say About Us?
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
AOL Europe acquires branded video distribution network goviral for $96.7 million
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
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Amazon S3 Cloud Stores 262 Billion Objects
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