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4:25 PM ET, February 1, 2011

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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google: Bing Is Cheating, Copying Our Search Results  —  Google has run a sting operation that it says proves Bing has been watching what people search for on Google, the sites they select from Google's results, then uses that information to improve Bing's own search listings.  Bing doesn't deny this.
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Harry Shum / Bing:
Thoughts on search quality  —  This morning, I will be on a panel at the Farsight Summit with some of the industry's thought leaders to talk about search quality as we look into the future of search.  Farsight is about looking 10 years into the future to explore the big industry challenges …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft: 'We do not copy Google's results'  —  On February 1, Google went public (via SearchEngineLand.com) with claims that Microsoft is copying Google search results with Bing.  —  Is Microsoft copping to the claim?  Here's the original response Microsoft is providing to folks who are asking:
New York Times:
Apple Moves to Tighten Control of App Store  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is further tightening its control of the App Store.  —  The company has told some applications developers, including Sony, that they can no longer sell content, like e-books, within their apps, or let customers have access …
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple on Sony Reader: “We Have Not Changed Our Guidelines” … Apple rejected Sony's Reader iPhone app from the App Store this week in a move that the New York Times portrays as a “further tightening its control of the App Store.”  And if, as the Times claims, Apple's rejection of the Reader app meant …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog:   Don't believe the sensationalist headlines …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:   Are Apple's iPhone E-Reader Rules Changing? Tough to Tell
Joe LaPenna / The Official Google Blog:
Check in with Google Latitude  —  We first introduced Google Latitude to help you stay in touch with your friends and family by making it easy to share where you are.  For the 10 million people actively using Latitude each month, this “where” has been a location on a map.
Paul Thurrott / Windows Phone Secrets:
Now Microsoft confirms Yahoo! as the data leak culprit  —  Microsoft this evening belatedly admitted that Yahoo! Mail was in fact the data leak culprit in Windows Phone, just hours after Rafael had already proven that to be the problem.  Here's the note from Microsoft, which also includes information …
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Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Yahoo apologizes for Windows Phone 7 data bloat
Discussion: Guardian
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Exclusive: Google's Android Design Expert Outlines the Vision Behind Honeycomb  —  Although the immediate focus of Honeycomb was to get Android ready for tablets, the operating system is really designed to enable Google's software to power all manner of mobile devices.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Buyer's Remorse: 16 Percent of Galaxy Tabs Are Returned  —  No wonder sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab to date have haven't been what the company expected.  Not only are consumers buying fewer of them than previously thought-they're also returning them more frequently.
Amit Sood / The Official Google Blog:
Explore museums and great works of art in the Google Art Project  —  One of the things I love about working at Google is that you can come up with an idea one day and the next day start getting to work to make it a reality.  That's what happened with the Art Project—a new tool we're announcing today …
Jon Swartz / USA Today:
Airlines offer free in-flight Facebook  —  Starting today, seven major airlines are giving away the social network on their Wi-Fi networks all month, just as they would soft drinks and peanuts.  It's part of a promotion with Gogo Inflight Internet.  —  The free Facebook service will be available …
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
LEAKED: AOL's Master Plan  —  Two years into his tenure as AOL CEO, Tim Armstrong is stepping on the gas.By April, he wants AOL editorial to increase its stories per day from 2,000 to 15,000.He wants pageviews per story to jump from 1,500 to 7,000.He wants video stories to go from being 4% of all stories produced to 70%.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Mobile Data Explosion: 75 Exabytes by 2015  —  Worldwide mobile data traffic is due to increase 26-fold to 75 exabytes annually, says networking giant Cisco in its latest report, the Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2010 to 2015.
Brian Suthoff / localytics.com:
First Impressions Matter!  26% of Apps Downloaded in 2010 Were Used Just Once  —  The market for phone and tablet apps is very competitive, with about 400,000 iPhone/iPad apps and 200,000 Android apps.  The good news is that customers seem very willing to give new apps a try …
Joshua Schnell / Macgasm:
Netgear CEO Patrick Lo apologizes via email for misspeaking  —  A lot of people were pretty disappointed this morning when they read the words that came out of the Netgear CEO's mouth.  We ran an article today that highlighted words spoken by Patrick Lo (link) that essentially alluded to Steve Jobs …
Jake Ludington / Web Developers:
Massive Loophole Enables Squatting in Google Apps for Domains System  —  Google Apps has a fundamental flaw in the way it creates accounts.  Anyone can squat on a domain without proof of ownership.  I found this out yesterday when I attempted to go through the process of setting up shared calendaring for the LockerGnome team.
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Begins Listing Deals On The Site  —  Want to know what all the Deals are in your area?  Facebook is listing some of them in geographic regions via a new deals overview page.  —  While not a comprehensive listing of all deals, it's definitely an interesting feature and we hope that the company continues to improve this tool.
Discussion: Screenwerk
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Bing Engineer Accuses Google Of Profiting Off Search Spam  —  A panel on search engine spam in San Francisco this morning got extremely heated, with a Google engineer openly accusing Microsoft of copying its search results.  In response, a Bing engineer said that Google should look at why search spam exists …
Discussion: Neowin.net
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Rupert Murdoch Gives Guests a Sneak Peek of Tomorrow's “Daily” Tonight.  Here's What They'll See.  —  The Daily makes its official debut tomorrow morning, at a press event at New York's Guggenheim Museum.  —  But a select crowd will get to see the iPad newspaper tonight …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Web Video Doubter Mark Cuban Invests in Web Video Studio Revision3  —  Mark Cuban, Web video skeptic?  Meet Mark Cuban, Web video investor.  —  The voluble entrepreneur and investor, who made his fortune off Web video during the first Internet boom, is dabbling in it again …
Aaron Saenz / Singularity Hub:
What's the Internet?  - Hilarious Video of NBC's The Today Show in 1994  —  The Today Show cast asks, “What's the Internet?”  —  Let me take you back seventeen years - Ace of Base was on the radio, Mrs. Doubtfire was dominating the box office, and The Today Show's Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel …
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Comcast, Time Warner Activate TV Everywhere  —  It's been approximately 18 months since Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) and Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) first talked up TV Everywhere, but their authentication strategy has finally come to pass: a multi-year commitment to put hundreds of hours …
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
HTC Inspire 4G hits AT&T on February 13th, does HSPA+ for $99.99  —  AT&T subscribers, it's time to finally get a taste of Android on HSPA+.  Well, almost.  On February 13th the HTC Inspire 4G will release, bringing not-quite-4G speeds and Android 2.2 for a quite affordable $99.99.
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews:
Nielsen: Android, Apple And RIM Are In A Three-Way Tie In The U.S.  —  Some stats released today on smartphones that, for a change, don't concern the number of devices shipped: Nielsen says 31 percent of U.S. consumers now have a smartphone, but penetration is significantly higher among certain racial groups.
Tricia Duryee / eMoney:
Exclusive: LivingSocial Adding Real-Time Discounts Soon to Mobile Apps  —  Over the next couple of weeks, LivingSocial tells us, it will be adding real-time discounts to its mobile applications to enable consumers to search for discounts at nearby restaurants on the fly.
Ben Popper / New York Observer:
Nick Denton on Gawker Redesign: Only Facebook Matters  —  Gawker went live with its redesign on two of its web sites this morning, io9 and Jalopnik.  —  Interestingly, the Gawker redesign has stripped out Twitter and Stumble Upon—which used to sit next to each article …
 
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Live Blogging Bing's Future Of Search Event
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 Earlier Items: 
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Shopkick Has 750,000 Users — And 10% Use It Each Day
Horace Dediu / asymco:
The iPhone share: 17.25% of smartphones, 4.2% all phones
Discussion: Appolicious Advisor
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey:
OpenID: The Web's Most Successful Failure
Quora:
Does Facebook need a pet (Android robot, Twitter bird, etc) …
Discussion: Fast Company, Thanks:eldon
Brandon Watson / Many Niches:
Paul Graham's Dilemma
Discussion: broadstuff