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By Thomas Baekdal - February 2011

What You Need To Know Today (Feb/1)

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More bad news for Galaxy tab: 16 % return rate vs. iPad 2%: http://bit.ly/eaatw3

Rupert Murdoch Gives Guests a Sneak Peek of Tomorrow's "Daily" Tonight. Here's What They'll See.: http://j.mp/eBLHjb

Note: Remember there will be two press events tomorrow (Feb/2). Google will launch Android Honeycomp, and Apply/Murdoch will launch The Daily.

Lot's of talk about Apple demanding that Sony's eReader must use the iTunes in App purchasing system, and thus give Apple a 30% cut on all book sales. Read my reaction in: Apple thy name is Ebenezer Scrooge: http://bit.ly/fKnvTe

Read also: So Much For Apple's Flirtation With Openness.

Demand better content: http://bit.ly/fqqdXy

io9, a Gawker Media property launches in Gawkers new site design. Very fancy, but breaks it in relation to pretty much all 3rd party channels.

Nick Denton on Gawker Redesign: Only Facebook Matters. - This is a phenomenal mistake. StumbleUpon Responds To Nick Denton: We're Actually No. 1 For Social Traffic.

Note: Stumbleupon is by far the biggest social referrer on this site. Last month it accounted for 82% of the referral traffic!

Flickr Accidentally Deletes a User's 4,000 Photos and Can't Get Them Back. Tries to make up for it by giving the user 4 years of free Flickr Pro (worth $99). This is one of those things that may never happen for a cloud service!

U.S. Local News Experiments Leagues Ahead of U.K.

Will Publishers Embrace a Payment Model That Strips Out Ads?

Google Latitude Does the Check-In Thing ...Automatically.

Are Location-Based Services Ready to Turn the Corner?

New research study: Advertising engagement in digital magazines.

Some Glimmers of Optimism on the Economy. There is a sense of optimism returning to the American people.

And let's sign off today with yet another completely silly study. Facebook Can Increase Risk Of Eating Disorders. It just goes to show that you can spin any story anyway you like :)

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