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5:20 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]
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.
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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 …
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
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
Discussion: PR Newswire, Media Maverick and SAI
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.
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Actually, Twitter Cofounder Ev Williams Doesn't Really Work At Twitter Anymore  —  Back in September 2010, when Dick Costolo replaced cofounder Ev Williams as Twitter CEO, the company successfully seeded a narrative in the press.  —  The story went that Williams demoted himself from running …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
The Daily: Old News in a Flawed Package  —  News Corp. today launched The Daily, the first new national newspaper in the U.S. that is specifically designed for the iPad.  At the launch even in New York today, News Corp. founder Rupert Murdoch argued that The Daily will give his company …
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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]
Claudio Caldato / MSDN Blogs:
Greater Interoperability for Windows Customers With HTML5 Video  —  Google recently announced that its Chrome web browser will stop supporting the H.264 video format.  At Microsoft we respect that Windows customers want the best experience of the web including the ability to enjoy the widest range …
 
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Messenger now powering over 2.8 billion minutes of Facebook chat
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
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