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David Richards / Smarthouse:
EXCLUSIVE: HTC To Launch New Touch Phone Says Telstra  —  Mobile phone Company HTC is set to launch a brand new phone touch phone that will take on the Apple iPhone and the new Pre offering from Palm claims a senior executive of Telstra.  —  The new touch phone has been developed using …
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wmpoweruser.com:
HTC's full 2009 line-up leaked  —  It seems, as used to happen frequently but less so now, HTC's full 2009 line-up has ended up flying around on the internet.  —  Here is a small selection:  —  This one appears to be an HTC Diamond follow-up  —  The new HTC Excalibur/ T-Mobile Dash 3G?
Jessi Hempel / Fortune:
Nokia's North America problem  —  To stay No. 1 in high-end cellphones, the Finnish phonemaker has to take on Apple and RIM on their home turf.  So far it hasn't got a foothold.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — A few hours before the global launch of Nokia's latest high-end phone …
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Lilly Peel / Times of London:
Far from Silicon Valley comes challenge to Google and Microsoft
Discussion: Nokia Conversations
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
YouTube.gov: U.S. Congress Comes to YouTube  —  Just in time for the the opening of the 111th U.S Congress, YouTube today announced that is is now hosting two new channels that will make it easier to find video updates from U.S. Senators and Representatives.
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Pascal Meunier / SANS Institute:
CWE/SANS TOP 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors  —  Experts Announce Agreement on the 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors - And How to Fix Them  —  Agreement Will Change How Organizations Buy Software.  —  Project Manager: Bob Martin, MITRE  —  Questions: top25@sans.org
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NSA helps name most dangerous programming mistakes
Emily Nussbaum / New York Magazine:
The New Journalism: Goosing the Gray Lady  —  What are these renegade cybergeeks doing at the New York Times?  Maybe saving it.  —  On the day Barack Obama was elected, a strange new feature appeared on the website of the New York Times.  Called the Word Train, it asked a simple question …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Deep inside the Windows 7 Public Beta: an in-depth tour  —  The next step  —  Last week's CES saw the announcement of the much anticipated public beta of Windows 7, with 2.5 million license keys promised to beta testers on Friday.  Friday arrived, and as is now well-known, Microsoft's servers melted under the load.
Reuters:
Top Two Seagate Executives Depart Suddenly  —  NEW YORK — Seagate Technology, the world's largest maker of hard-disk drives, replaced Chief Executive Bill Watkins and said its chief operating officer stepped down, in a management shake-up that sent its shares down more than 13 percent.
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Jonathan Skillings / CNET News:
Seagate replaces Watkins as CEO
Microsoft:
Q&A: New Ads Explain, “It's Everybody's Business”  —  Advertising General Manager Gayle Troberman talks about Microsoft's latest campaign, where leading executives explain how enterprise software empowers people to make an impact.  —  A new wave of advertising from Microsoft launched this week …
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Microsoft in no hurry to upgrade Xbox  —  Microsoft will rely on its Xbox 360 game console for longer than the previous version because it's getting harder to persuade consumers to upgrade, the head of the company's entertainment unit said.  —  The world's largest software maker will focus …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
CES attendance figures are grim at 110,000, down 22 percent  —  The International Consumer Electronics Show drew only 110,000 visitors — down 22 percent from last year — over its five-day run in Las Vegas, the lowest turnout in a long time.  —  The Consumer Electronics Association …
Discussion: AdAge and Obsessable
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
CBS Tries to Out-Hulu Hulu with TV.com  —  As was expected, CBS is revamping TV.com to be a video-viewing destination.  The well-URLed site, which six months ago started featuring Hulu content, has added CBS shows, and Monday is announcing deals for shows from MGM, Sony, PBS, Endemol USA and Showtime, according to reports tonight.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Local Advertising Booster Yodle Growing Like A Weed, Raises $10 Million  —  Yodle, the New York-based startup that helps local businesses advertise more efficiently on the web, has secured $10 million in Series C financing in a round led by JAFCO Ventures and joined by Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth, DFJ and Bessemer venture Partners.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Police Blotter: Handheld search during arrest legal?  —  Police Blotter is a regular CNET News report on the intersection of technology and the law.  —  What: Police claim they can legally copy data from the handheld devices of anyone who's arrested.  —  When: Two judges wrestle …
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Your first look at Palm's webOS SDK, Mojo  —  Thanks to one of our ninjas, we've got some shots of the inner-workings of the webOS SDK.  For starters, everything is tested and previewed in the web browser (our shots are of the Mac version, so Safari), which bodes well for Palm's …
Discussion: Engadget, TreoCentral and Ajaxian
David Carr / New York Times:
Let's Invent an iTunes for News  —  Last Tuesday, iTunes, Apple's ubiquitous online music store that sold more than 2.4 billion tracks last year alone, changed its own tune, announcing that songs would no longer be sold with copying restrictions and that they would be available at various prices.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
BREAKING: Major Shake-up At Sling Media: Krikorian Brothers, Hirschhorn, White Leaving  —  Little more than a year after its sale to EchoStar (NSDQ: SATS), the co-founders of Sling Media and the top team at Sling Entertainment are leaving the company, paidContent.org has learned.
Marie-France Han / Reuters:
LG Display signs LCD supply deal with Apple  —  South Korea's LG Display (034220.KS) said it had signed a deal to supply LCD panels to Apple Inc (AAPL.O) for five years.  —  The world's second-biggest maker of LCD screens did not disclose the total size of the deal but said in a filing …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
The High Security Risk Attached to Obama's Belt  —  Why can't the most powerful person in the world keep his BlackBerry?  —  President-elect Barack Obama, who will take the oath of office next week, has repeatedly acknowledged a strong attachment to his Verizon BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphone, a k a the BarackBerry.
Discussion: ZDNet Government, Gizmodo and Memex 1.1
WildCowboy / MacRumors iPhone Blog:
Chipotle Mobile Ordering Comes to iPhone  —  Burrito restaurant chain Chipotle has launched a new free iPhone application, Chipotle Mobile Ordering [App Store], which builds upon their online ordering system launched in December 2005 and revamped this past October.
Discussion: Local Mobile Search
 
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