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4:55 AM ET, February 3, 2011

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Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Verizon Beats AT&T in Voice Calls for iPhones  —  For millions of iPhone owners, or would-be iPhone owners, who dislike AT&T's wireless service or prefer Verizon Wireless service, liberation is at hand.  Starting Feb. 10, Apple's iconic smart phone finally will be available in the U.S. on a second carrier …
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Verizon iPhone review  —  The Verizon iPhone 4 is an interesting product for Engadget to review.  Firstly, it's not exactly a new device (not in any outwardly noticeable way).  From design, down to its CPU, RAM, and even cost, this iPhone is the same as the AT&T model …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch Review: The Name's iPhone.  Verizon iPhone.  —  Yesterday, I made a 45-minute phone call from my office.  —  This seemingly unremarkable statement is remarkable for two reasons.  First, I was able to place a call from my office — something which was impossible for me to do a week prior.
Reuters:
Unreleased Apple iPad spotted at News Corp event  —  (Reuters) - Spotted at Rupert Murdoch's splashy digital newspaper launch on Wednesday: a prototype of Apple's newest iPad.  —  A Reuters eyewitness saw what appeared to be a working model of the next iPad with a front-facing camera …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Reuters Knows A Guy Who Knows A Guy Who Totally Saw The iPad 2 Today
Discussion: @kenli729
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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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
First Impressions Using Android Honeycomb, Google's iPad Rival  —  This morning Google held an event to showcase Android Honeycomb, the new version of the mobile OS that is focused on tablets.  There wasn't much news around the OS — we've seen it previewed in a few demos …
Discussion: Fortune
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Vincent Nguyen / SlashGear:
Android 3.0 Honeycomb hands-on [Motorola XOOM]
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Honeycomb Puts Android 3.0 Tablets On Nearly Equal Footing With iPad
AppleInsider:
Citing “unprecedented demand” for iPhone, Verizon urges employees to wait to buy  —  In anticipation of “unprecedented demand” that could outstrip the initial supply of CDMA iPhone 4s, Verizon Wireless has sent a corporate memo strongly urging its employees to hold off on buying the handset …
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Arn / MacRumors:
Verizon iPhone Available for Pre-Order to Existing Customers  —  Verizon has opened its website for iPhone pre-orders about 10 minutes early.  Existing Verizon customers can begin pre-ordering their iPhone 4.  Apple's own website is now also accepting preorders.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Latest WikiLeak Reveals Google And The State Department Talked To Unblock Egyptian Videos  —  In response to the escalating Mubarek protests, the latest release of WikiLeaks have been Egypt or MENA related.  One cable from November 2008 is particularly interesting, revealing …
Discussion: CNET News and @wikileaks
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Mike Elkin / Danger Room:
Cairo's Band of Geeks Survives Tahrir Square Assault
Discussion: VatorNews and P2P Foundation
Jason Kilar / Hulu Blog:
Stewart, Colbert, and Hulu's thoughts about the future of TV  —  We are extremely happy to announce a broad content agreement between Viacom and Hulu that brings The Daily Show and The Colbert Report back to Hulu and now also to Hulu Plus, beginning this morning.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The Daily Show And Colbert Report Return To Hulu Via New Viacom Content Partnership
Mike Schiraldi / reddit:
Our monthly Google Analytics page has a new comma that we'd like to show off: Never has a single punctuation mark brought us so much joy.  There are only about 100 sites on the entire Internet that get a billion pageviews in a single month, and now reddit can put on its smoking jacket and join that exclusive club.
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Ryan Singel / Epicenter:   Digg This: Reddit Serves Up a Billion Pages a Month
Yusuf Mehdi / Bing:
Setting the record straight  —  I was unable to attend the Farsight conference yesterday but watched events unfold online and wanted to take a moment to share some thoughts and make sure everyone is clear about a few things.  —  It was interesting to watch the level of protest and feigned outrage from Google.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Tried To Buy Path For $100+ Million.  Path Said No.  —  Yesterday we reported on Path's new $8.5 million venture round, led by Kleiner Perkins and Index Ventures.  I was curious about the valuation and pulled on a couple of threads.  What unraveled was a stunning story about a startup …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
News Corp. Has Given Up On MySpace; ‘Now Is Right Time’ For Sale  —  News Corp. (NSDQ: NWS) is now definitely looking for a MySpace buyer.  —  “With a new structure in place, now is the right time to consider strategic options for this business,” COO Chase Carey told analysts.
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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Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
The Daily: Old News in a Flawed Package
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day Blog:
Pwn2Own 2011: Google offering $20,000 for Chrome sandbox exploit  —  Google is offering a $20,000 cash prize for any hacker who can successfully compromise a Cr-48 Chrome Notebook via a vulnerability — and sandbox escape — in its Chrome web browser.  —  The prize is part of this year's …
Discussion: DVLabs and Softpedia News
Los Angeles Times:
Facebook, already ubiquitous in Washington, aims to beef up its lobbying power  —  Almost every player in the nation's capital is hooked in to the social networking giant.  But it still has catching up to do in making its influence count.  —  Reporting from Washington and San Francisco —
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Jim Puzzanghera / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Key lawmakers press Facebook on privacy concerns about user phone …
Discussion: All Facebook
 
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Richard J. Brennan / Toronto Star:
Ottawa to reverse CRTC decision on Internet billing
Jeffrey Rosen / Wolfire Games Blog:
Counterfeit Lugaru on Apple's App Store (developing)
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Calling the end of innovation in mobile computers
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
Twitter Offers Metered Pricing for Firehose of Tweets
Discussion: Gnip Blog and SiliconANGLE
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Flickr wipes out wrong account—but now reconstitutes it
Piero Sierra / The Windows Blog:
Messenger now powering over 2.8 billion minutes of Facebook chat
Discussion: LiveSide.net
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Actually, Twitter Cofounder Ev Williams Doesn't Really Work At Twitter Anymore
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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Rob Crossley / Develop:
Zynga hacker faces jail after $12m theft
Discussion: All Facebook
Om Malik / GigaOM:
What Makes a Hit (Consumer) Internet Service
Lex Friedman / Macworld:
Kobo e-reader adds social networking features
Discussion: App Advice
Phil Whelan / Phil Whelan's Blog:
Quora's Technology Examined
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
AT&T adding an extra 2GB to phone tethering plans, launching …
Russell Adams / Digits:
Apple to Crack Down on Newspaper, Magazine App Payments
Claudio Caldato / MSDN Blogs:
Greater Interoperability for Windows Customers With HTML5 Video
 

 
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Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
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James Ball / Politico:
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