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Today in Tech: Did the Kindle Fire sell better than expected?

January 31, 2012: 3:17 AM ET

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"Piracy may not be a bad thing: it can get us more business at the end of the day."
-- Mikael Hed, CEO of Angry Birds-maker Rovio Mobile (The Guardian)

* Stifel Nicolaus analyst Jordan Rohan raised his estimates for sales of the Kindle Fire during the fourth quarter from five to six million units due largely to Amazon's loyal customer base and that low $199 price tag. (All Things D)

* Verizon Wireless's new offer of Comcast Internet, cable and telephone services in Seattle and Portland, Ore. could eventually cause a conflict within the company itself given its own competing FiOS broadband and TV services. (The Wall Street Journal)

* Barack Obama and Mitt Romney announced that they're using tech from Square, the mobile payments startup by Jack Dorsey, to help raise campaign funds. (Square via The New York Times)

* Why Twitter CEO Dick Costolo reportedly kicked out all the investors from its board last year. Also: marketing analysis firm eMarketer now predicts the social network's ad revenues will triple during the next three years to $540 million by the end of 2014. (PandoDaily and The Next Web)

* Facebook says that over 5 billion songs have been sharedon the site since its f8 conference last September. (The Next Web)* Three of Demand Media's founders -- Larry Fitzgibbon, Joe Perez, and Steven Kydd -- are leaving. (paidContent)

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