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By Thomas Baekdal - January 2011

What You Need To Know Today (Jan/07)

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Memo to Newspapers: Stop Thinking Like a Portal: http://bit.ly/gB9nBW - about how newspapers try to prevent content, rather than enable it.

Britain's embattled newspapers are leading the world in innovation. in "The crucible of print".

Do People Really Want Apps on Their TVs? http://on.wsj.com/epDZlc - reminds me of the discussions before the iPhone hit the market.

Cosmo's Fake Cover Hides Orgasms From Advertisers: http://bit.ly/dOxbjg - about how magazine creates one version for "partners," to hide articles they fear will turn them away.

The Atlantic Posts Profit for First Time In Years - Claims double digit increases in digital, events and print.

The No. 1 Most Dramatic Change in Twitter Culture Over the Past Year: http://bit.ly/e8q4ss - but they fail to take growth into account.

Facebook testing new "Top Posts" filter on Starbucks Wall: http://bit.ly/fZvWN1

Many Huffington Post Readers Hate the site's New Facebook-Powered Recommendation Engine.

Skype is Killing it On Long Distance, and is now dominating international calls: http://bit.ly/fBZ8fF

The new Twitter for Mac is very beautiful. But not designed for power users. http://t.co/96UhHvj

The Apple Mac App Store is now open... http://bit.ly/g3skCH - more on this when I have tested it out :)

Farewell to an old friend: The Starbucks cup of coffee. http://bit.ly/fP2jYb - brilliant article about their new logo.

Google shows off Android 3.0, the 'Entirely for Tablet' Honeycomb (video): http://engt.co/hbjN1z

The Most Comprehensive Android Honeycomb Tablet Demo Video Yet.

Album Sales Continue Downward Spiral: http://on.wsj.com/fASICt - why are they still measuring in "Albums"? Of course it is dropping.

Google's decreasingly useful, spam-filled web search: http://bit.ly/hUMyaJ (expand) - Yup!

Paul Ford write a good article about how "The Web Is a Customer Service Medium"

Dallas Morning News publisher on paywall plans: "This is a big risk."

The Newsonomics of tablets is replacing newspapers.

Microsoft sold 8 million Kinects in 60 days. So why does Microsoft not use the XBOX more?

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