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10:05 PM ET, January 15, 2012

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Macon Phillips / White House.gov Blog:
Obama Administration Responds to We the People Petitions on SOPA and Online Piracy  —  The White House has responded to two petitions about legislative approaches to combat online piracy.  In their response, Victoria Espinel, Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator at Office of Management and Budget …
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Pirates!  Rupert Murdoch Rails About Obama, Google, and Silicon Valley  —  On Friday, Rupert Murdoch and his top executives gathered for a day-long private confab in Las Vegas to think big thoughts about digital stuff.  I'm guessing there wasn't a session entitled “How Great is Google?”.
Tim O'Reilly / Google+:
I was pleased to see the measured tone of the White House response to the citizen petition about #SOPA and #PIPA  —  https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/ petitions#/!  /response/combating-online-piracy- while-protecting-open-and-innovative- internet  —  and yet I found myself profoundly disturbed …
Hunter Walk / Elapsed Time:
Last saturday i woke up mad - a #BlackoutSOPA origin story
Discussion: CNET, hypebot and The Huffington Post
Robert Scoble / Google+:
What +Hillel Fuld doesn't know about Windows Phone and its chances in the market  —  So Hillel laid out why I'm wrong, in the article on Business Insider linked to below, when it comes to Windows Phone's chances.  —  But, see, he's an observer and hasn't done the hard work.
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Hillel Fuld / Business Insider:
Here's Why Robert Scoble And The Rest Of The Pundits Are Wrong: Windows Phone Will Be A Success
Discussion: Bits, Thanks:hilzfuld
Daniel J. Wakin / New York Times:
Ringing Finally Ended, but There's No Button to Stop Shame  —  They were baying for blood in the usually polite precincts of Avery Fisher Hall.  —  The unmistakably jarring sound of an iPhone marimba ring interrupted the soft and spiritual final measures of Mahler's Symphony No. 9 at the New York Philharmonic on Tuesday night.
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Fred Wilson / A VC:
Scarcity Is A S**tty Business Model  —  The Gotham Gal has been under the weather this weekend.  Last night we made soup for dinner and decided to sit on the couch and watch a movie and go to bed early.  After dinner, we fired up Boxee and checked out Netflix.  Nothing good there.
Discussion: @cindygallop
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Tristan Louis / TNL.net:
Where the hits are streaming in 2011  —  A year ago …
Thanks:tnlnyc
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Where were all the Google TVs at CES?  —  Just a week ago, the blogosphere was abuzz with the news that Google had officially locked down partners for a whole new generation of devices with its operating system for connected TVs.  But if Google finally is gaining the trust and support …
Discussion: parislemon, parislemon and ClickZ
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Facebook's Data Sharing Matters  —  Facebook has cut a deal with political website Politico that allows the independent site machine-access to Facebook users' messages, both public and private, when a Republican Presidential candidate is mentioned by name.
Discussion: @mathewi and The Not-So Private Parts, Thanks:the_spinmd
Shayndi Raice / Wall Street Journal:
Is Facebook Ready for the Big Time?  —  Facebook Inc. is gearing up for what is expected to be one of the biggest-ever initial public offerings for a Web company.  But as the social network moves toward an IPO it must prove to investors that it is ready for the big time.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Search Blog:
Our Google+ Conundrum  —  I'm going to add another Saturday morning sketch to this site, and offer a caveat to you all: I've not bounced this idea off many folks, and the seed of it comes from a source who is unreservedly biased about all this.  But I thought this worth airing out, so here you have it.
Discussion: Business Insider and VentureBeat, Thanks:steverubel
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft: Skype for Windows Phone is coming soon  —  Microsoft's Windows Phone Skype app appears to be nearing release.  Skype's VP of products, Rick Osterloh, revealed that Microsoft is “working on a Windows Phone product that will be coming out soon,” during an interview at CES 2012.
Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized:
Samsung Merging Its Bada OS With Intel-Backed Tizen Project  —  Samsung said it is working on merging its homegrown “bada” smartphone operating system with Tizen, an operating system project the company is conducting with chipmaker Intel.  —  Samsung is merging its bada smartphone operating system …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Zappos Suffers Security Breach; Customer Emails And Passwords Affected  —  It appears that Zappos was the victim of a cyber attack today from a hacker who gained access to the company's internal network through the company's servers in Kentucky.  While specifics of the attack were not revealed …
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps:
Android Market is Probably Not Coming to China Anytime Soon  —  Contradicting a report in The Wall Street Journal, Android Market is probably not coming to China anytime soon, a source familiar with the matter said.  —  The Journal reported last week that a major goal for Google in China …
Discussion: PC Magazine
 
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