Good morning from the snowy north. I believe we're undergoing our fifth major snowfall of the season as I write this. I'm overjoyed. Not really.

Google watcher Danny Sullivan writes that Bing is cheating by copying Google's search results. It's unclear if Danny thought it was April 1 instead of February 1. Remember, anyone can be an award-winning tech writer.

Apple is apparently throwing down the gauntlet against companies that sell content inside of iOS apps. And that means that Apple will almost certainly act to kill the Amazon Kindle app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Which is, of course, one of the most user unfriendly things Apple's done in a long time. And that's saying a lot. Please, Apple. Explain why this isn't true.

The first Call of Duty: Black Ops map pack, First Strike, is available today but only for the Xbox 360d. I've been playing it for a bit, for, um, testing purposes. It's OK, not quite as interesting or exciting as I had hoped.

From the inconvenient truth department: Windows Mobile market share was higher than that of Windows Phone 7 in Q4 2010, according to NPD. In fact, it was double WP's share. Yikes.