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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 …
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Apple's book rule: 'I wouldn't be surprised if phones were ringing …
Discussion: GigaOM
Joe LaPenna / Google Mobile Blog:
Check in with Google Latitude  —  (Cross-posted with the Official Google Blog)  —  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.
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%.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
I Worked on the AOL Content Farm & It Changed My Life
Discussion: SAI
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 …
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.
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.
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
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 …
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 and V3.co.uk
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Tomio Geron / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Y Combinator's Paul Graham On The $150K Per Start-Up Offer  —  When Russian investor Yuri Milner approached Y Combinator's Paul Graham about a week ago, Graham said he thought it was just “one of those random meetings” between two investors talking shop.  —  It turns out, however …
Adrianne Jeffries / New York Observer:
Flickr Accidentally Deletes a User's 4,000 Photos and Can't Get Them Back  —  Major, major stumble from Flickr today—a Zurich-based photoblogger says Flickr deleted his account by mistake and lost his 4,000 photos.  —  Mirco Wilhelm has the original files saved elsewhere …
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.
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 …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Salesforce.com Buys Manymoon  —  Salesforce.com has bought Manymoon, the social productivity start-up.  —  Manymoon makes one of the more popular tools on Google's apps platform.  —  The San Francisco company, funded with only a seed funding round by Harrison Metal, offers an online collaboration app …
Discussion: VentureBeat and The Next Web, Thanks:sameerpatel
 
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Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey:
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Ross Miller / Engadget:
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