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10:55 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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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 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Wow, Microsoft And Google Are Punching Each Other In The Face Right In Front Of Us!  —  By now, you've undoubtedly heard the news.  Google set up a sting operation (how cool is that?) in an attempt to catch Microsoft red-handed stealing their search results.  And according to them, they did just that — and made it known.
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:
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Google's Childish Response To Microsoft Using Google To Increase Bing Relevance  —  It's inevitable as a company gets bigger and older that rather than just competing in the market, it starts attacking competitors and accusing them of doing something “wrong.”  It's too bad that Google appears to have reached this stage.
Discussion: @graywolf
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Bing Engineer Accuses Google Of Profiting Off Search Spam
Discussion: Neowin.net and V3.co.uk
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 …
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David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Apple's book rule: 'I wouldn't be surprised if phones were ringing …
Discussion: New York Times and Electronista
New York Times:
Apple Moves to Tighten Control of App Store
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.
Richard Hung / Google Mobile Blog:
Announcing Google Shopper for iPhone  —  (Cross-posted on the Google Merchant Blog)  —  As we announced last November, millions of people have downloaded Google Shopper for Android to help them shop on the go.  Today, we're excited to let you know that Google Shopper …
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
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: An Early Look At News.me, The New York Times' Answer To The Daily  —  Tomorrow, all eyes will be on the launch of News Corp's iPad newspaper The Daily, but huddled away in a downtown loft in New York City's meatpacking district a team from betaworks and the New York Times …
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 …
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 …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Waiting for the Big Fish?  The Next Web IPOs Might Surprise You  —  No, not Facebook.  —  Not Zynga.  —  And probably not Groupon.  —  At least not yet, when it comes to the blockbuster Web IPOs that Wall Street and investors have been waiting for, and now expecting to roll out sooner …
Discussion: PE Hub Blog and SAI
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 Krill / Network World:
Yahoo drops its own Hadoop distribution  —  The company instead will focus on Apache's version of the distributed computing platform  —  Yahoo is discontinuing its distribution of the Hadoop platform and will instead focus on Apache Hadoop, the Hadoop Team at Yahoo said this week.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Buyer's Remorse: 16 Percent of Galaxy Tabs Are Returned  —  No wonder sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab to date 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.
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 …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
U.S. Resume Controversial File-Sharing Domain Seizures (Updated)  —  Check out TorrentFreak's new News Bits feed! .  —  Rojadirecta is known as one of the world's major Internet sports broadcast indexes.  The site links to broadcasts of many popular soccer matches plus other sporting events including NBA, MLB, NFL, NPB, IPL.
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 …
AppleInsider:
Intel error also affects mobile, could delay Apple's next-gen MacBook Pros  —  Intel's chipset troubles for its new Sandy Bridge processors affect both desktop and mobile machines, AppleInsider has learned, placing into question the timing of updates to both Apple's MacBook Pro line of notebooks and iMac desktops.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: GigaOM
 
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Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times:
Azure now has 31,000 customers  —  Microsoft's cloud computing …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Ahead Of Earnings, AOL Sells Content Recommendation Engine Surphace
Discussion: MediaMemo and VC Cafe
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Official PS3 firmware v3.56 has a rootkit
Discussion: CrunchGear and TechEye
Mike Lennon / Security Week:
DDoS Attacks Exceed 100 Gbps, Attack Surface Continues to Expand
Pete Babb / InfoWorld:
Chrome breaks 10 percent browser market share for the first time
 Earlier Items: 
Tomio Geron / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Y Combinator's Paul Graham On The $150K Per Start-Up Offer
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
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Rupert Murdoch Gives Guests a Sneak Peek of Tomorrow's “Daily” …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Mobile Data Explosion: 75 Exabytes by 2015