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6:55 AM ET, February 7, 2011

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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
You've Got Arianna: AOL Buys Huffington Post for $315 Million in Cash and Stock, Appoints Huffington Editor-in-Chief  —  In a bold and definitive move, AOL is paying $315 million, mostly in cash, to buy the Huffington Post, one of the Web's most prominent news and opinion sites.
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New York Times:
Betting on News, AOL Is Buying The Huffington Post  —  The Huffington Post, which began in 2005 with a meager $1 million investment and has grown into one of the most heavily visited news Web sites in the country, is being acquired by AOL in a deal that creates an unlikely pairing of two online media giants.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Armstrong's Internal Memo To AOLers About The HuffPo Deal  —  At midnight, AOL announced that it will buy the Huffington Post for $315 million.  Below is the internal memo AOL CEO Tim Armstrong sent to all AOL employees (except us, they don't trust us with anything) about the transaction.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
AOL+HuffPo!  Why It is Not Really a Good Deal  —  Just when you thought, you could finally put Superbowl commercials behind you and go to bed in a beer-induced slumber, AOL dropped a late night bomb - it bought The Huffington Post for $315 million - of which $300 million is in cash.  My first reaction - wow!
Discussion: SAI
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive Video: AOL's Tim Armstrong and HuffPo's Arianna Huffington …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Best Buy ad prices Motorola Xoom at $800, affirms February 24th launch date  —  The evidence for a Motorola Xoom launch on February 24th just became that bit more compelling, courtesy of this here Best Buy ad.  It promises Moto's Android tablet will be in stores a couple of weeks from now, decorated with a daunting $799.99 sticker.
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Tech Returns To The Super Bowl Big Time, An Ad Roundup  —  For those of us who know nothing about football, The Super Bowl is more about what the huge brands who buy ads chose to do with their $3 million's worth of prime eyeball time, paying to play with a captive audience in the hundreds of millions.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Save The Money: Groupon's Super Bowl Ads May Spark Faux Outrage
Wall Street Journal:
Google Executive Emerges as Key Figure in Revolt  —  By MARGARET COKER in Cairo, NOUR MALAS in Dubai and MARC CHAMPION in Alexandria  —  More than a week after his mysterious disappearance in Egypt, Google's top executive in the Middle East and political activist Wael Ghonim will be released …
Discussion: Epicenter and Gawker
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Egyptian PM Says Missing Google Marketing Executive Wael Ghonim …
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 …
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Jameshritz / The Quora Review:
Why Quora & Social Media Experts Don't Mix  —  As the Quora user base has grown, along with much praise, has come some criticism.  Specifically, many critics view Quora as a snobby, clubby, and intellectually elitist place.  It seems much of the loudest criticism about Quora and it's community …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
White iPhone 4 starts to get Best Buy, The Source shelf space  —  This shelf tag was apparently spotted this weekend at a Best Buy in Houston, and it speaks for itself: white iPhone 4, AT&T, $599.99 off contract (the same price as the black).  Of course, we all know this thing is coming within …
Parmy Olson / Disruptors:
Anonymous Takes Revenge On Security Firm For Trying To Sell Supporters' Details To FBI  —  If you thought Anonymous limited its cyber attacks to those who blocked WikiLeaks or suppressed free information, you'd be wrong.  One software security firm is learning the hard way that it also targets anyone …
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Joseph Menn / Financial Times:
Cyberactivists warned of arrest
Evelyn M. Rusli / New York Times:
Yahoo Is Said to Move Toward Personalized Content  —  For Yahoo, it is getting personal.  —  Confronted by declining revenue and a steady stream of prominent departures, Yahoo plans to announce that it is developing a publishing platform for applications that would let users get personalized content …
Discussion: SAI and Wall Street Journal
Gary Allen / ifoAppleStore:
Palo Alto Store Project Active With Updated Design  —  Plans to replace the existing Palo Alto (N. Calif.) retail store with a larger and more impressive design are once again alive, after Apple has received approval to completely demolish and rebuild an existing building two blocks away, instead of simply renovating and upgrading it.
Douglas Rushkoff / CNN:
Internet is easy prey for governments  —  Editor's note: Douglas Rushkoff is a media theorist and the author of “Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age” and “Life Inc: How Corporatism Conquered the World and How We Can Take it Back.”  —  (CNN) — For all that the revolution …
Discussion: Slashdot
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The Internet is for revolution  —  Does Facebook want their service …
Discussion: New York Times and Gawker
 
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Carrie Coolidge / Luxist:
The Plaza in New York Offers iPads in all Guest Rooms and Suites (with Video)
Discussion: MacStories, Gizmodo, PhoneArena and BGR
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
F.C.C. to Propose Expanding Broadband Service to Underserved Areas
Paul Kedrosky / Infectious Greed:
Fiber Capacity Maxing Out?
Discussion: SAI
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Former WikiLeaks Colleagues Forming New Web Site, OpenLeaks
Discussion: The Nation
Christopher Drew / New York Times:
Breach Tied to Nasdaq May Have Wider Effect
Discussion: SAI and The Register
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Gogo Raises Another $35 Million For In-Flight Wi-Fi, On “Path To Profitability”
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Leaked State Department Cables Confirm That ACTA Was Designed …
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Google makes it easier to build sites for Google TV
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
How To Stop Domain Names Being Seized By The US Government
 

 
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