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2:15 PM ET, February 2, 2011

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Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Apple and News Corp's “The Daily” Hits the iPad for $0.99 Weekly, $40 Yearly [Video]  —  The media world has been impatiently waiting for Apple's iPad daily newspaper, built as a collaboration between Steve Jobs' company and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. for months.
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
All The Daily Details  —  Just minutes before the presentation, here are all the details of Murdoch's The Daily iPad newspaper, sent by Rupert himself.  $40 will get you a subscription to 365 days of these contents:  —  • Over 100 pages of original news, life, entertainment, opinion and sports-every single day of the year
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
News Corp has spent $30M on The Daily iPad newspaper  —  Rupert Murdoch is finally launching The Daily today, but there's already been plenty of talk about the long-rumored iPad newspaper.  One of the big topics of speculation has been the amount of money Murdoch is pouring into this effort.
Discussion: TechCrunch and AOL News
Graham Spencer / MacStories:
The Daily is Now Available in the App Store
Discussion: TiPb and MacGazette.net, Thanks:stevenchannels
Eric Chu / Google Mobile Blog:
Introducing the Android Market website  —  Over the past two years, developers around the world have helped make Android Market the go-to place for more than 100,000 apps, games and widgets.  Previously, you could only access Android Market directly from your device, but today …
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Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad:
Android Honeycomb features: smartphone apps will work on tablets without modification, built-in video chat  —  At Google's live Android event, Andy Rubin has just announced some exciting new features present in Android 3.0 Honeycomb.  Most notably, all apps built for Android phones will work on Android tablets without being modified.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google (Finally) Unveils Android In-App Purchasing; Disney Brings Tap Tap Revenge To Take Advantage  —  Today at their Honeycomb event at the Google HQ in Mountain View, Google had a lot of information to share.  First, they gave a demo of the new Honeycomb features.  Then they shared the new Android Market Webstore.
Discussion: GigaOM
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.
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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 …
Daniel Eran Dilger / Roughly Drafted:
Why is Google so hysterically hypocritical about Bing using its public data?  —  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.
Discussion: @scepticgeek
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Google vs. Microsoft over search results: Top takeaway is Bing matters  —  Anyone watching Google and Microsoft spar over search results has to be torn between being shocked and amused.  Google accuses Microsoft of stealing its search results for Bing.  Microsoft says it doesn't steal Google results.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Wow, Microsoft And Google Are Punching Each Other In The Face Right In Front Of Us!
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: Techie Buzz, Electronista and Gearlog
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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 …
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.
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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Instagram Filters Through Suitors To Capture $7 Million In Funding Led By Benchmark  —  There have been few startups that have gotten as hot as quickly as Instagram.  The photo-sharing application for the iPhone surged past 100,000 users less than a week after they first launched.
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Kevin Systrom / instagr.am:
A Growing Team for the Opportunity Ahead
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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The Mozilla Blog:
New Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo is Faster than Ever  —  We are excited to release the latest Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo.  You can get Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta from the Android Market to test on your Google Android device or go here to get Firefox 4 Beta on your Nokia Maemo device.
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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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.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
IAC's Match.com Acquires Online Dating Site OkCupid For $50M In Cash  —  IAC's Match.com is continuing its acquisition strategy today with the purchase of online dating site OkCupid for $50 million in cash.  The deal also includes future earnouts contingent upon performance.
Richard Hung / Google Mobile Blog:
Announcing Google Shopper for iPhone  —  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, our popular Android shopping application, is now available for iPhone as a download in the App Store.
 
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
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Forbes:
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Discussion: SAI
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Discussion: paidContent, FM Blog and @johnbattelle
Sean Portnoy / Laptops and Desktops Blog:
Computer companies scramble to deal with Intel's Sandy Bridge chipset defect
Discussion: Bloomberg, Yahoo! News and CrunchGear
Ms. Smith / Network World:
Watchdog Group questions Google's relationship with NSA
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Adds 3 New Ways to Check In to Places, Including Automatically
 Earlier Items: 
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
Quora Raises Questions
Discussion: @pogue
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
First Look: Comcast Xfinity Flips The Switch On iPad Streaming
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Google Android counts include rival Chinese variants
Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times:
Azure now has 31,000 customers  —  Microsoft's cloud computing …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Waiting for the Big Fish? The Next Web IPOs Might Surprise You
Discussion: All Things Digital and PE Hub Blog
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
U.S. Resume Controversial File-Sharing Domain Seizures (Updated)
Discussion: Softpedia News
Adrianne Jeffries / New York Observer:
Flickr Accidentally Deletes a User's 4,000 Photos and Can't Get Them Back