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6:05 PM ET, January 31, 2011

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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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Evan Ramstad / Digits:
Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales Actually ‘Quite Small’  —  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.”
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Android grabs 22% tablet share - not!
Discussion: eWeek, VentureBeat and GMSV
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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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Facebook's next big media move: Comments  —  Facebook is planning to launch a third-party commenting system in a matter of weeks, according to multiple sources familiar with the new product.  This new technology could see Facebook as the engine behind the comments system on many high-profile blogs …
The Official Google Blog:
Some weekend work that will (hopefully) enable more Egyptians to be heard  —  Like many people we've been glued to the news unfolding in Egypt and thinking of what we could do to help people on the ground.  Over the weekend we came up with the idea of a speak-to-tweet service …
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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.
Vijay Bangaru / Docs Blog:
A refresh to the Documents List  —  Over the past year, many of you have been taking advantage of the ability to upload any file to Google Docs.  With more files and of a variety of file types in one place, it becomes more difficult to organize and find what you need quickly.
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Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:   Step By Step, Google Docs Becoming the Mythical “GDrive”
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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Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple's 4% mobile market share rakes in over half the industry's profit  —  With just 4.2 percent of the global mobile phone market, Apple's iPhone accounts for a massive 51 percent of the total profits, a new report claims.  —  Apple continues to dominate the market when profit is measured …
Discussion: Pulse2, eWeek and dailywireless.org
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Horace Dediu / asymco:
Fourth quarter mobile phone industry overview
Discussion: MacRumors, Fortune, TiPb and TUAW
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel's billion-dollar mistake: Why chip flaws are so hard to fix  —  Chips are the brains of everything electronic.  And like anything generated by software programs and high-tech factories, they can have flaws.  Intel learned this the hard way today as it announced that it had a bug …
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The Tech Report:
Intel finds flaw in Sandy Bridge chipsets, halts shipments
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
4chan Founder Unleashes Canvas On The World  —  Canvas launches today for 4,000 or so lucky souls.  —  Seven year old 4chan, created by now-23 year old Christopher Poole, continues to delight and enrage the Internet.  Major Internet memes were either created or spread on 4chan …
Electronista:
AT&T overbilling on iPhone, iPad accounts [u]  —  (Updated with AT&T response) AT&T is “systematically” overbilling iPhone and iPad users for data, a new federal class action lawsuit argues.  “AT&T's bills systematically overstate the amount of data used on each data transaction involving …
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 …
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 …
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.
Discussion: The Quora Review, TechCrunch and GigaOM, Thanks:thibetian
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.
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Spent $130,000 on Lobbying in Fourth Quarter, Up Threefold From Year Earlier  —  Facebook spent $130,000 on lobbying legislators and federal agencies in the fourth quarter of last year, according to disclosures.  That's three times as much as it did during the same time a year earlier, when it spent $38,117.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Spent $5.2 Million On Lobbying In 2010; Up 29 Percent From 2009
Discussion: CNET News
Simon Mackie / GigaOM:
IBM's Office Suite Moves to the Cloud  —  I BM is getting into the cloud-based office productivity suite market, with the announcement of LotusLive Symphony, a product that offers users the ability to simultaneously collaborate on documents.  It's certainly coming late to the party …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple changes its stance on water damage to iOS devices  —  As reported by igeneration.fr, Apple has amended its stance on water damage to iPods.  As you can see below, Apple will allow some leeway in water damage, even if the red indicator has been triggered, so long as no corrosion is present.
 
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Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Piracy Nearly A Quarter Of Global Internet Traffic, Says Study
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Hacker Challenging Court Order to Surrender Computer Gear to Sony
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Not so fast! FCC says net neutrality lawsuits filed too soon
Discussion: CNET News and paidContent
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
At Facebook, defense is offense
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Blekko Takes Curated Search Mobile With iPhone And Android Apps
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Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Speculation on the next MacBook Pro
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Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Dell Streak 7 launching at T-Mobile on February 2nd: $200 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
As MySpace Implodes, Tagged Doubles Staff And Gives Everyone A Raise
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
First look: Honeycomb APIs power tablet-friendly Android apps
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Define Gender Gap? Look Up Wikipedia's Contributor List
Discussion: Pulse2
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
At Flickr, Fending Off Rumors and Facebook
Discussion: SAI and Digital Trends