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Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
New York Times Exposes J.C. Penney Link Scheme That Causes Plummeting Rankings in Google  —  Today, the New York Times published an article about a search engine optimization investigation of J.C. Penney.  Perplexed by how well jcpenney.com did in unpaid (organic) search results …
Discussion: @mattcutts
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Mark Joyella / Mediaite:
First Tunisia, Now Egypt, What's Next?  Wael Ghonim Says “Ask Facebook”
Discussion: The Big Picture and AOL News
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Wael Ghonim: I'll go back to Google if I'm not fired
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch Europe:
Intel kept in the dark over Nokia's MeeGo plans; operators reject first device  —  Prior to the public announcement on Friday, Intel was kept in the dark with regards to Nokia's plans to relegate MeeGo to a glorified R&D project, sources with knowledge of the situation tell TechCrunch Europe.
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Horace Dediu / asymco:   Changing places: Microsoft trades HP for Nokia
Kunal / Samsung Hub:
Samsung Galaxy S2 official image and info leaked  —  UPDATE: Daum has taken down the page but the high-res image can still be found here.  —  Looks like we've got the first high-res picture of Galaxy S2 and some info on Samsung's Galaxy S successor.  The first blurry image was spotted …
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy S II and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab II confirmed for MWC, 4-inch 3D display, LTE-based cloud gaming coming later  —  Alright, we've just laid eyes on some internal Samsung documents and can bring you the official names and specs of the successors to the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab.
Search Engine Land:
How To Use Google To Search  —  Google is the most popular search engine in the world.  But while so many people use it, few actually get formal instructions on how to search with Google.  Below, tips on how to search on Google.  Step 1: Go To Google (But Which Google?)
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
AT&T selling iPad accessories for 50% off, iPad 2 coming soon?  —  We have received a couple tips that AT&T corporate stores will start selling all Apple iPad accessories for 50% off beginning February 13th.  Our tipsters note that AT&T usually doesn't clearance items unless a replacement is imminent.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Pandora's Music Fees Are Huge!  And Not That Bad.  —  After Pandora filed to go public Friday, some people were taken aback to learn the company was spending half of its revenues on “content acquisition"-the royalties it pays the owners of all the music the service streams.  —  They shouldn't be.
Discussion: silicontap.com
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:   Pandora looks beyond music to sports and talk shows
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Here's Who Will Make Millions When Pandora IPOs
Chris Barth / Invested Interest:
Anonymous Claims Possession Of Insidious Stuxnet Virus  —  Houston, we have a problem.  Or should I say, “Iran, we have your problem?”  Last night, a member of hacker group Anonymous - a devious 4chan-spawned Internet coalition known for increasingly serious web-based attacks …
Discussion: SAI
New York Times:
Hackers Reveal Offers to Spy on Corporate Rivals  —  WASHINGTON — A fight between a group of pro-WikiLeaks hackers and a California-based Internet security business has opened a window onto the secretive world of private companies that offer to help corporations investigate and discredit their critics.
Discussion: p2pnet and V3.co.uk
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPad 2 might use Samsung's Super PLS display technology  —  According to the Korea Herald, Apple's new iPad will likely utilize Samsung's newly revealed Super PLS technology.  The current iPad, as well as the iPhone 4, use a technology called IPS, which provides outstanding viewing angles.
Discussion: Examiner and MacStories
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Verizon iPhone 4 Launch: Why the Lack of iLines?  —  I went to my local Apple Store yesterday night, in the wake of yesterday's release of the Verizon iPhone 4.  It was an utter mob scene.  —  Of course, it's almost always an utter mob scene in there-and tonight, it was no more crazy than usual.
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Tiernan Ray / Barron's Online:
AAPL: iPad Leading In IT ‘Consumerization,’ Says Barclays
Discussion: MacStories, AppleInsider and MacNN
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Report: Stuxnet Hit 5 Gateway Targets on Its Way to Iranian Plant
Nielsen Wire:
January 2011: Online Video Usage Up 45%
Discussion: paidContent
John Cook / Gawker:
An Interview With a Target of the FBI's Anonymous Probe
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Silke Koltrowitz / Reuters:
Google CEO sees signs of Internet bubble: report
Douglas Alden Warshaw / Fortune:
Conan 2.0  —  How a late-night Luddite accidentally fought …
Discussion: @ronpih and Techdirt