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7:30 PM ET, February 6, 2011

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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Save The Money: Groupon's Super Bowl Ads May Spark Faux Outrage  —  Well, Groupon certainly isn't afraid of rustling a few feathers.  The red-hot group buying site has just posted its celeb-laden Super Bowl ads, and they've taken to poking fun at global crises like dwindling whale populations and deforestation.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Super Bowl Apps/Websites So That You Can Pretend You're Into The Game While Looking At Your Phone  —  It's Super Bowl Sunday.  The game starts in a few hours.  The pre-game has been going on for a few hours already (well, several days, actually).  And if you're reading this post …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The Daily Gets a $3 Million Super Bowl Spotlight  —  The Daily got plenty of exposure last week.  Now it should get even more: I'm told Rupert Murdoch's iPad newspaper will be featured in a halftime spot during tonight's Super Bowl broadcast.  —  [UPDATE: The Daily's Twitter account is now winking and nudging in this direction.]
Sara Inés Calderón / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Will Allow Users to Watch and Vote on Super Bowl Commercials  —  Facebook will allow users to watch and vote on the commercials from this year's Super Bowl as soon as they air.  The commercials will appear on the Facebook Replay tab of the Sports on Facebook Page …
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Super Bowl Ads Live On at YouTube and Facebook
The Daily:
We're Listening  —  Thank you for all the feedback.  We hear you and we are committed to making The Daily the best possible experience.  That's our entire focus.  —  In five short months we've brought The Daily from vision to version 1.0, created a custom content management system …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Egyptian PM Says Missing Google Marketing Executive Wael Ghonim To Be Released Tomorrow  —  CNN's Hala Gorani is reporting that Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq has announced on Egyptian State TV that Google Middle East Marketing Director Wael Ghonim will be released tomorrow Monday at 4pm.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The Internet is for revolution  —  Does Facebook want their service to be used by Egyptians to overthrow their government?  Probably not.  They're trying to get China to let them in.  —  Chinese Internet censors don't want the people to hear about Egypt.  —  Zuckerberg went to China, very visibly.
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Leaked State Department Cables Confirm That ACTA Was Designed To Pressure Developing Nations  —  The site La Quadrature Du Net has a rather comprehensive look at a series of leaked State Department cables that confirm what many people said from the beginning about ACTA: that it was designed …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
iPhone 4 on Verizon: how, when, where, and whether to buy it  —  The day of destiny is nearly upon us: on February 10th, you'll finally be able to get an iPhone that works on Verizon.  For us in the tech media, that's one blown-out, seemingly never-ending rumor that we never have to write about again …
Discussion: eWeek
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
How To Stop Domain Names Being Seized By The US Government  —  Check out TorrentFreak's new News Bits feed! .  —  This week, an ever more familiar picture started to emerge, the third such situation in well under a year.  US authorities had begun another round of domain name seizures …
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Google makes it easier to build sites for Google TV  —  Friday, the Google TV team published a couple of new design templates, as well as a still-in-beta Web UI library that Web designers can use to optimize their sites for Google TV.  —  “While existing websites can be displayed in Google TV …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Angry Birds for Android gets in-app SMS payments in Finland  —  Posting a new entry to its company blog, Rovio has announced that Android smartphone owners in Finland will now be able to purchase the Mighty Eagle and other in-game content using its new Bad Piggy Bank payments system.
 
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Seth Rosenblatt / The Download Blog:
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Please Read: A Personal Appeal TO Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
How one researcher helped the U.S. government slip news past China's censors
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Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
What Time Does the 2011 Super Bowl Start? …
Discussion: Screenwerk
Quora:
On Quora, what is the algorithm/formula for determining the …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and TechCrunch
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Big Cable fed up with endless P2P porn subpoenas
Discussion: Slashdot
Kamal Ahmed / Telegraph:
Google's Eric Schmidt predicts the future of computing - and he plans to be involved
Discussion: Engadget, Reuters and Neowin.net
 

 
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