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10:25 AM ET, January 16, 2012

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Is Facebook IPO on Track for Late May?  —  According to multiple sources, the long anticipated public offering of Facebook is now likely to come in the third week of May.  —  That means that the company must file its IPO documents within the next month, given the review by the Securities …
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Google calls Murdoch's piracy allegations ‘nonsense’  —  News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch is talking nonsense, according to Google.  —  Murdoch, a Twitter user for only the past several weeks, used the service to unleash a barrage of accusations Saturday night against President Barrack Obama and Google.
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 …
Reuters:
Hacker says to release full Norton Antivirus code on Tuesday  —  NEW DELHI - A hacker who goes by the name of ‘Yama Tough’ threatened Saturday to release next week the full source code for Symantec Corp's flagship Norton Antivirus software.  —  Related Topics:  — EDITION:  —  U.S.
Nanette Asimov / San Francisco Chronicle:
Viruses stole City College of S.F. data for years  —  Personal banking information and other data from perhaps tens of thousands of students, faculty and administrators at City College of San Francisco have been stolen in what is being called “an infestation” of computer viruses with origins …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Lovefilm Adding ABC TV Show Archive In UK Netflix Fight  —  In its war with Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX), Amazon's Lovefilm has licensed U.S. TV shows from ABC (NYSE: DIS) Studios through Disney UK under the “ABC TV On-Demand” VOD brand.  —  That service will be available for no extra charge …
DealBook:
Wall Street Jostles to Help Silicon Valley Manage Newfound Wealth  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — Sam Odio expected a few congratulatory e-mails when he sold Divvyshot, his online photo-sharing service, to Facebook last April for millions of dollars.  —  Instead, his in-box was flooded with pitches …
Horace Dediu / @asymco:
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Groupon CEO Andrew “Wolverine” Mason Defends His Decisions on “60 Minutes”  —  Groupon CEO Andrew Mason said there's things he would have liked to do differently and would have liked to have avoided, but that he's mostly done a good job leading the rocket ship of a company.
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
Microblogging use in China quadruples in 2011: report  —  (Reuters) - Use of microblogging in China quadrupled in 2011 compared with the previous year, with nearly half of all Chinese Internet users now taking to the near-instant service to gather news and spread views, a government Internet think tank said Monday.
Discussion: paidContent and BBC
Mark Cuban / blog maverick:
The TV Business Keeps Getting Stronger !  —  Back in my broadcast.com days we had a saying that “bits are bits”.  That once content becomes digital, it is naturally going to become available on any and all digital devices.  Based on this, we always made the point to be platform and device agnostic.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Design Sets Tone at Square, a Mobile Payments Start-Up  —  The headquarters of the start-up Square would be the absolute worst place to play hide-and-seek.  There are no offices.  Executives sit in open cubicles.  All of the conference rooms, large and small, are surrounded by walls of clear glass.
Discussion: Betabeat
 
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Why the video pros are moving away from Apple
Milt Freudenheim / New York Times:
Epic Systems, Digitizing Health Records Before It Was Cool
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Beepl bats off Quora comparisons to launch its smart, social Q&A platform
Mikael Ricknäs / PC World:
Nokia Sells 450 Wireless and Video Patents to Sisvel
Discussion: SlashGear
Maddy Savage / BBC:
Twitter feed gives Swedes a new picture
Discussion: Slashdot
 Earlier Items: 
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps:
Android Market is Probably Not Coming to China Anytime Soon
Discussion: PC Magazine and Electronista
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Facebook's Data Sharing Matters
Discussion: DailyTech and @mathewi, Thanks:the_spinmd
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Scarcity Is A S**tty Business Model
Discussion: ArcticStartup Posts