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7:05 AM ET, January 16, 2012

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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.
Discussion: AllThingsD
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Tim O'Reilly / Google+:
I was pleased to see the measured tone of the White House response …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Pirates! Rupert Murdoch Rails About Obama, Google, and Silicon Valley
Hunter Walk / Elapsed Time:
Last saturday i woke up mad - a #BlackoutSOPA origin story
Discussion: CNET and hypebot
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 …
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 …
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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.
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: Guardian, Digiday, parislemon and parislemon
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 …
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 …
Maddy Savage / BBC:
Twitter feed gives Swedes a new picture  —  21-year-old farmer Adam Arnesson has been the biggest star of Sweden's new Twitter project, tweeting photos and videos of his lambs  —  An organic sheep farmer, a priest and a Bosnian immigrant are among those who have helped double Sweden's Twitter followers in the past month.
Discussion: Slashdot
Mikael Ricknäs / PC World:
Nokia Sells 450 Wireless and Video Patents to Sisvel  —  Nokia has sold 450 wireless and video patents and patent applications to Sisvel International, an Italian patent licensing company.  —  The patents cover technologies used in GSM, 3G and LTE mobile devices, as well as in video encoding optimization systems, according to Sisvel.
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.
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.
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.
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Tristan Louis / TNL.net:
Where the hits are streaming in 2011  —  A year ago …
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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: @mathewi, Thanks:the_spinmd
 Earlier Items: 
John Battelle / John Battelle's Search Blog:
Our Google+ Conundrum  —  I'm going to add another Saturday …
Discussion: Business Insider and VentureBeat, Thanks:steverubel
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft: Skype for Windows Phone is coming soon