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9:25 AM 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 …
Discussion: DailyTech and Androinica
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 …
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.
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 …
Ahmad F Al-Shagra / The Next Web:   Egyptian Internet Blackout Cripples E-Commerce in Egypt
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.
Markus / 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 …
Discussion: The Next Web, TechCrunch and SAI
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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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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The mistakes I made in Quora  —  So, I woke up early in Davos …
Thanks:thibetian
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 and SAI
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
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 …
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 …
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.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Facebook Launches Places Deals in UK and Europe  —  Facebook has just announced the launch of Places Deals in the UK and Europe from a company event in London, a service that will allow its users to check-in to shops, businesses and locations using their smartphone in order to get special offers …
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Amazon S3 Cloud Stores 262 Billion Objects  —  How big is Amazon's cloud?  It's huge, and getting huger.  Amazon Web Services said this week that its S3 cloud storage service housed 262 billion objects at year-end of 2010, more than doubling in size from 102 billion objects at the close of 2009.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The hallway conversations I had at World Economic Forum  —  This week I've been wandering the hallways at the World Economic Forum meeting interesting people.  Instead of keeping those conversations to myself I pulled out my iPhone 4 and recorded them with Cinchcast.  Enjoy!
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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
Discussion: Guardian and SAI
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
Jeff Valvano / 9 to 5 Mac:
Analyst on iPad 2: 3 versions, iPod touch cameras, 1024 x 768 display
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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