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10:45 AM ET, February 2, 2011

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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.
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Daniel Eran Dilger / Roughly Drafted:
Why is Google so hysterically hypocritical about Bing using its public data?  —  Daniel Eran Dilger  —  The tech world seems to be briefly transfixed by the skirmish between Google and Microsoft, not over patents or profits but over accusations that Bing is using Google's search results to improve its own.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Google vs. Microsoft over search results: Top takeaway is Bing matters
Discussion: GMSV
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Exclusive: iPad 2 screen, fresh from China  —  With the help of the iFixYouri iPhone 4 repair shop, we have been able to acquire what we believe is an iPad 2 LCD, fresh out of China.  At this point, we cannot tell if the resolution is higher (or “Retina") but it is definitely higher quality in terms of its build.
Shereen El Gazzar / Wall Street Journal:
Egypt Restores Internet Service  —  The Egyptian government restored Internet service to the country Wednesday, ending an unprecedented week-long shutdown aimed at making it harder for protesters to organize.  —  In the end, the shutdown proved less an impediment than a source …
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James Cowie / Renesys Blog:
Egypt Returns To The Internet  —  Egyptian Internet providers returned to the Internet at 09:29:31 UTC (11:29am Cairo time).  Websites such as the Egyptian Stock Exchange, Commercial International Bank of Egypt, MCDR, and the US Embassy in Cairo, are once again reachable.
Andree Toonk / BGPmon.net Blog:
Egypt Back Online  —  A few moments ago I noticed the first signs …
Discussion: Telegraph
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
The Empire Strikes Back: Microsoft Goes After Google on Web Video Formats  —  The war between Google and Microsoft is clearly heating up.  —  After being accused of copying Google's search results on Tuesday, Microsoft is now going after Google, accusing it of injecting inconsistency …
Discussion: Ars Technica
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MSDN Blogs:
HTML5 and Web Video: Questions for the Industry from the Community  —  A Web without video would be a dull Web and consumers, developers and businesses want video on the Web to just work.  As an industry we know this and have, until recently, been on a path to make this a reality with HTML5 …
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
Microsoft adds H.264 support to Google Chrome
Discussion: Download Squad, Thanks:edbott
Apple:
iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless Available for Pre-Order Tomorrow  —  Apple® today announced an exclusive opportunity for Verizon Wireless' 94 million customers to pre-order iPhone® 4 online beginning on Thursday, February 3 through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com) and at www.verizonwireless.com/iphone.
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Ahead of Verizon iPhone, T-Mobile Announces Samsung Galaxy S 4G, Details G-Slate Honeycomb Tablet  —  With the Verizon iPhone getting ready to launch in the coming days, T-Mobile decided the time was right to talk about some of its upcoming devices, including a faster Android phone-the Galaxy S 4G.
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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:
European Publishers “Confused” By Apple's In-App Payment Rules  —  Publishers in Europe are up in arms over Apple's decision to reject Sony's Reader app.  They say Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) has left them “confused” with their charging policies, and are now gearing up to meet in London later this month to plan what to do next.
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Lior Ron / The Official Google Blog:
Google Hotpot now on Google.com and around the world  —  Back in November, we introduced Hotpot, a new local recommendation engine powered by you and your friends.  Using Hotpot is simple: you rate places on google.com/hotpot—restaurants, hotels, cafes—and add friends on Hotpot whose opinions you trust.
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 …
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 …
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.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Adds 3 New Ways to Check In to Places, Including Automatically
Discussion: Internet2Go and Softpedia News
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
3 Things Google Might Unveil on Wednesday  —  On Wednesday morning, ReadWriteWeb will be heading down to Mountain View with everyone else to see the latest that Google has to offer.  The company is holding an event to provide “an in-depth look at Honeycomb, Android ecosystem news and hands-on demos” …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
AOL fourth quarter better than expected, ad revenue still slides  —  AOL reported fourth quarter earnings that highlight a company in the middle of a restructuring, but showing some progress.  Revenue, however, continues to slide.  —  The company reported fourth quarter net income of $66.2 million …
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
Quora Raises Questions  —  My son is 13 and looking for a great East Coast summer camp.  He was thinking maybe he'd investigate a camp where he could learn to program an iPhone app, but still enjoy the traditional, more active camp activities.  —  Unfortunately, that's too targeted a question …
Discussion: @pogue, SAI and @codinghorror
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.
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Google Android counts include rival Chinese variants  —  Hot on the heels of Samsung admitting that it had exaggerated sales of its Android tablet to consumers, it is becoming clear that Google's Android platform definition is being stretched to include Chinese rivals, including China Mobile's Ophone …
Discussion: Computerworld and Techie Buzz
 
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 Earlier Items: 
Dan Moren / Macworld:
Verizon releases Mac driver for 4G modem
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Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times:
Azure now has 31,000 customers  —  Microsoft's cloud computing …
Kevin Murphy / DomainIncite.com:
IPv4 addresses to run out Thursday
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Waiting for the Big Fish? The Next Web IPOs Might Surprise You
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Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
YouTube uses Amazon's recommendation algorithm
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
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Ben Popper / New York Observer:
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