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News Corp. gets ready to launch its iPad-only publication, nearly the entire Internet is shut down in Egypt, and Gmail wants to interrupt you with a pop-up every time you get an e-mail or IM.

Links from Friday's episode of Loaded:

  • The Internet goes nearly silent in Egypt during widespread violent political protests

  • News Corp. announces plans to launch The Daily, its iPad-only publication

  • Gmail offers a new feature to give you a pop-up every time you get an e-mail or an instant message

  • The new version of Skype for Mac has a group chatting option

  • Hulu may be planning to rebrand itself as the Internet's cable channel

  • Apple may be prepping to launch a new lineup of MacBook Pros

  • LinkedIn has filed for an IPO


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