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7:15 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 …
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
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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Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Android 3.0 ‘Honeycomb’ can encrypt all your data, needs a full hour's charge  —  Diving through the Motorola Xoom's sweet, sweet blend of Android 3.0, we found an interesting perk — there's an “Encrypt Tablet” option buried in the settings page, intended to secure all your personal data with a password or PIN.
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Honeycomb: What You Need to Know (It's Not Just For Tablets)
Vincent Nguyen / SlashGear:
Android 3.0 Honeycomb hands-on [Motorola XOOM]
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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Eric Chu / Android Developers Blog:
New Merchandising and Billing Features on Android Market
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Digg This: Reddit Serves Up a Billion Pages a Month  —  Reddit, the community news sharing site, has now joined the billion-page-per-month club, having served up some 1,000,404,480 pages to almost 14 million unique visitors in January, as measured by Google Analytics.
Discussion: Mashable!
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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.
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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 …
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: SAI, PR Newswire and Media Maverick
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.
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
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.
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 …
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Anonymous Hackers Attack Yemeni Government  —  Anonymous took down Egyptian government websites today to protest the country's Internet censorship.  Old news.  Now they've moved on to Yemen, where an Egypt-style “day of rage” is scheduled for tomorrow.  Hackers have already taken down the Ministry of Information.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:   Egyptian Government Web Site Shut Down by Hackers
Piero Sierra / The Windows Blog:
Messenger now powering over 2.8 billion minutes of Facebook chat  —  We're excited to announce today that Facebook chat is now available to over 75 million more Messenger customers worldwide, wherever Facebook is available.  —  Nearly 18 million people now driving over 2.8 billion minutes of Facebook chat on Messenger
Discussion: WinRumors, Neowin.net and LiveSide.net
 
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Epicenter:
Free Music Can Pay as Well as Paid Music, YouTube Says
Discussion: WebProNews and Techie Buzz
Los Angeles Times:
Facebook, already ubiquitous in Washington, aims to beef up its lobbying power
Richard J. Brennan / Toronto Star:
Ottawa to reverse CRTC decision on Internet billing
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
Twitter Offers Metered Pricing for Firehose of Tweets
Discussion: SAI, Gnip Blog and SiliconANGLE
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day Blog:
Pwn2Own 2011: Google offering $20,000 for Chrome sandbox exploit
Discussion: DVLabs
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits:
How Much Does A Facebook Fan Cost? $1.07
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Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Actually, Twitter Cofounder Ev Williams Doesn't Really Work At Twitter Anymore
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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What Makes a Hit (Consumer) Internet Service
Lex Friedman / Macworld:
Kobo e-reader adds social networking features
Discussion: Kindle Review and 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 …