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By Thomas Baekdal - January 2011

What You Need To Know Today (Jan/13)

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A first look at The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's iPad newspaper: http://bit.ly/dRiLzs - looks very traditional, and yes you really cannot see it. Official launch date is January 19, 2011.

Interesting graph from Pew Research Center "Where the public gets its news" - http://bit.ly/hYrdme

The answer to this Quora? No. http://ow.ly/3CY27 - on the future of Quora (lack of long term value is a huge problem)

Why twitter follower numbers mean nothing: http://bit.ly/hpIoAR - at least for people who exploit auto-follow. But we knew that already.

Pingdom sums up 2010 in numbers. 107 trillion emails sent, 225 million websites, 14% increase in total internet users, etc.

Olivier Blanchard suggest that "You want results? Time to start re-investing in people" - good stuff.

Best tweet of the day is from @avinash

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. -Winston Churchill

Jenn Webb interviews Brian O'Leary and asks "What's the current impact of piracy on the book publishing industry?"

Read It Later find that there is a big shift in reading behavior for people with iPads in "Is Mobile Affecting When We Read?"

Android Surpasses Apple as the Leading OS on Mobile Ad Network. But the numbers are skewed because more apps are ad based on the Andriod than on the iPhone (and the study is limited to only one supplier).

AOL'S NEW PROBLEM: Mike Arrington - he is definitely a rouge element.

And finally, Robert Scoble interviews founder and developer of Word Lense:

 

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