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1:10 AM ET, February 2, 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
Discussion: @graywolf
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Bing Engineer Accuses Google Of Profiting Off Search Spam
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 …
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.
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 …
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, more at Mediagazer »
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 …
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 …
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
Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times:
Azure now has 31,000 customers  —  Microsoft's cloud computing platform Azure is a year old today, and Microsoft says it now has 31,000 customers.  The new number is a 55 percent increase from the 20,000 customers Microsoft said Azure had in July.  —  Observers are watching Azure closely …
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 …
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.
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.
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: Daring Fireball and MacDailyNews
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
Former Apple Designer Launches Digital Book Start-up Push Pop Press  —  Mike Matas, the designer known for joining Apple at age 19 after creating the media management tool Delicious Library, today launched a new startup called Push Pop Press.  —  Push Pop Press will be a digital book maker …
Discussion: Daring Fireball
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
It's a photo finish: Android, BlackBerry and iOS are tied in US smartphone share  —  Which smartphone operating system truly leads the US market.  According to Nielsen, none of them.  Says Don Kellogg, Nielsen's Telecom Practice Research and Insights senior manager, it's a “three-way tie” …
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.
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
Kevin Murphy / DomainIncite.com:
IPv4 addresses to run out Thursday  —  ICANN will announce the final depletion of its pool of IPv4 addresses this Thursday.  —  The Number Resource Organization will hold a “ceremony and press conference to make a significant announcement and to discuss the global transition to the next generation of Internet addresses”.
 
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Cari Tuna / Wall Street Journal:
Battling a Wireless Deluge
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Ahead of Verizon iPhone, T-Mobile Announces Samsung Galaxy S 4G …
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
Discussion: CircleID
 Earlier Items: 
AppleInsider:
Intel error also affects mobile, could delay Apple's next-gen MacBook Pros
Ben Popper / New York Observer:
Nick Denton on Gawker Redesign: Only Facebook Matters
Aaron Saenz / Singularity Hub:
What's the Internet?  - Hilarious Video of NBC's The Today Show in 1994
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Buyer's Remorse: 16 Percent of Galaxy Tabs Are Returned