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7:40 PM ET, February 12, 2011

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David Segal / New York Times:
The Dirty Little Secrets of Search  —  PRETEND for a moment that you are Google's search engine.  —  Someone types the word “dresses” and hits enter.  What will be the very first result?  —  There are, of course, a lot of possibilities.  Macy's comes to mind.  Maybe a specialty chain, like J. Crew or the Gap.
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.
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.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Wael Ghonim: I'll go back to Google if I'm not fired
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
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?)
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
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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Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Report: Stuxnet Hit 5 Gateway Targets on Its Way to Iranian Plant  —  Graphic showing clusters of Stuxnet infections during targeted attacks launched in 2009 and 2010.  Courtesy of Symantec.  —  Attackers behind the Stuxnet computer worm focused on targeting five organizations in Iran …
Tiernan Ray / Barron's Online:
AAPL: iPad Leading In IT ‘Consumerization,’ Says Barclays  —  News, analysis, and actionable investing ideas.  —  Daily Analysis Blogs & Columns Investing Ideas Rankings & Reports  —  Market Data  —  Daily Stock Alert  —  Barclays Capital analyst Ben Reitzes today writes that he hosted …
Discussion: MacStories, AppleInsider and MacNN
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Ubermedia now controls 20% of tweets sent daily. here is how I feel: congrats to Bill and Iain.  —  Tweetdeck just got acquired by Ubermedia.  20% of the tweets sent daily are from Ubermedia apps with all the other Twitter clients acquired recently (Echofon, Twidroid and UberTwitter).
Discussion: mocoNews and @loic
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
UberMedia, Indeed.  Bill Gross' Twitter Ecosystem Empire Just Acquired TweetDeck
 
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Nielsen Wire:
January 2011: Online Video Usage Up 45%
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John Cook / Gawker:
An Interview With a Target of the FBI's Anonymous Probe
Silke Koltrowitz / Reuters:
Google CEO sees signs of Internet bubble: report
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Douglas Alden Warshaw / Fortune:
Conan 2.0  —  How a late-night Luddite accidentally fought …
Discussion: @ronpih and Techdirt