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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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Amit Singhal / The Official Google Blog:
Microsoft's Bing uses Google search results—and denies it  —  By now, you may have read Danny Sullivan's recent post: “Google: Bing is Cheating, Copying Our Search Results” and heard Microsoft's response, “We do not copy Google's results.”  However you define copying, the bottom line is, these Bing results came directly from Google.
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:
Discussion: SAI, paidContent, Gizmodo, @mattcutts and Gearlog
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Google's Childish Response To Microsoft Using Google To Increase Bing Relevance
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog, SAI and eWeek
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 …
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Apple's book rule: 'I wouldn't be surprised if phones were ringing …
Discussion: GigaOM
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog:   Don't believe the sensationalist headlines …
Joe LaPenna / Google Mobile 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.
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  —  Five years ago this week I began writing for AOL's blog network Weblogs Inc. I wrote 5 technology news stories each day and was paid a mere $5 per article.  It was grueling, that was just one of 3 jobs I had at the time - and it was great.
Discussion: SAI
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 …
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Kleiner Perkins, Index Ventures Lead $8.5 Million Round For Path  —  San Francisco-based Path, a mobile social network, has raised a Series A Round of funding.  The $8.5 million round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Index Ventures.  New investor Digital Garage Japan also joined the round …
Discussion: Path
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.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Yahoo apologizes for Windows Phone 7 data bloat  —  Yahoo today offered an apology to Windows Phone 7 users affected by an inefficiency that left some with larger than usual data usage.  —  The data problem had cropped up shortly after the launch of Microsoft's latest mobile venture …
Discussion: WinRumors, V3.co.uk and Guardian
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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 …
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 …
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: WebProNews
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 …
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
YouTube uses Amazon's recommendation algorithm  —  In a paper at the recent RecSys 2010 conference, “The YouTube Video Recommendation System” (ACM), eleven Googlers describe the system behind YouTube's recommendations and personalization in detail.  —  The most interesting disclosure …
Pete Babb / InfoWorld:
Chrome breaks 10 percent browser market share for the first time  —  Safari also hits a record high as Internet Explorer continues to lose ground  —  January was a record-setting month for Google Chrome and Apple Safari, as both set new highs for market share.
Discussion: Ars Technica and eWeek
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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.
Benjamin Wallace / New York Magazine:
The Geek-Kings of Smut  —  After once being the best thing that ever happened to porn, the Internet is now wreaking havoc: destroying some fortunes, making bigger ones, and serving as a stimulus plan, in more ways than one.  —  For one brief moment here at the 2011 Adult Video Awards in Las Vegas …
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.
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Time Warner Cable Buys Enterprise Hosting And Cloud Services …
AppleInsider:
Intel error also affects mobile, could delay Apple's next-gen MacBook Pros
Discussion: Softpedia News
Pamela Parker / Search Engine Land:
Google Pledges Crack Down on Unscrupulous AdWords Resellers
Discussion: Inside AdWords
Tomio Geron / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Y Combinator's Paul Graham On The $150K Per Start-Up Offer
Tricia Duryee / eMoney:
Exclusive: LivingSocial Adding Real-Time Discounts Soon to Mobile Apps
Jake Ludington / Web Developers:
Massive Loophole Enables Squatting in Google Apps for Domains System
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Begins Listing Deals On The Site
Discussion: Screenwerk
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Joanna Stern / Engadget:
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Joshua Schnell / Macgasm:
Netgear CEO Patrick Lo apologizes via email for misspeaking
Discussion: PC World, 9 to 5 Mac and Faster Forward