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2:05 PM ET, December 23, 2009

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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Exclusive: Nexus One full specs detailed, invite-only retail sales starting January 5th?  —  We know you're itching to get your hands on a Nexus One — Google's managed to build buzz here the way only a couple companies in the world know how.  Unfortunately, it sounds like you're going to need …
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Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Google Nexus One Hands On  —  Thanks to a clandestine meeting with a source, I got a chance to play with and try out the Nexus One.  It's basically, from my time with it, Google's Droid killer.  It's thin, it's fast, it's better in every way.  —  My source was very firm about no photography …
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Google Nexus One stands with iPhone and Hero, interface gets a 5-minute walkthrough  —  The Google Nexus One trickle continues.  Today's two menu items include a 5-minute demonstration of the Android 2.1 interface — shaky, sure, but it's a pretty thorough rundown of all the menus.
Discussion: HTC Nexus One, Recombu and Mashable!
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple To Demo Tablet In January, Asks Developers To Get Apps Ready (AAPL)  —  Is the long-awaited Apple tablet just weeks away?  —  Apple is preparing to show off a new, larger mobile device with a higher resolution display in January — probably a version of the Apple tablet we've been hearing …
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Next-gen iPhone w/ 5-Megapixel camera for second half 2010 - WWDC launch?  —  Taiwanese sources suggest the debut of an all-new model iPhone, equipped with a 5-megapixel camera, could coincide with the currently mooted WWDC 2010 event in June.  —  Industry sources report orders …
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Microsoft removes Custom XML features from Office 2007  —  As my colleague Mary Jo Foley reported earlier today, Microsoft has lost a crucial court judgment over technology used in Office 2007: … Registered OEM partners got a tip-off that the judgment was on its way Monday afternoon …
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
Research in Motion Statement Regarding December 22nd Service Outage - BlackBerry Messenger to Blame!  —  * Update: Been getting lots of tips, and we've received the same message ourselves, from the BlackBerry Network Administrator pushing you to upgrade to the latest version of BlackBerry Messenger.
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Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
Strapped to Android, HTC Takes a Dizzying Ride to the Top  —  Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is on a tear.  This year alone, the company has released five Android handsets.  Its next phone, the HTC Nexus One, aka the Googlephone, is among the most anticipated devices of 2010.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Yahoo! Will Kill MyBlogLog Next Month  —  Five years to the month after it was founded, cross-blog social networking widget MyBlogLog will be closed down by Yahoo! in January, we're hearing from sources close to the project.  MyBlogLog is a service that shows blog writers and readers the faces …
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Ex-Microsoftie: Company today ‘a lot like IBM was in 1985’  —  Don Dodge made headlines last month when he was caught up in the tail end of Microsoft's first-ever round of mass layoffs.  He had been at Microsoft for five years, and as a start-up evangelist had become a well-liked figure in the world of budding tech companies.
Financial Times:
Apple looks at internet TV foray  —  By Kenneth Li in New York and Joseph Menn in San Francisco  —  Apple is courting owners of US television networks, including CBS and Walt Disney, in the hope of launching a subscription television service over the internet next year, people familiar with the discussions said.
Chris Nuttall / blogs.ft.com:
Jajah bought by Telefónica for $207m  —  Jajah has become the latest internet phone company to be snapped up by a bigger player, with the Silicon Valley company announcing it is being acquired by Europe's Telefónica for $207m €145m) in an all-cash transaction.
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
NVIDIA Ion 2 coming in early 2010, compatible with Pine Trail  —  Well, here we go: NVIDIA just gave us the heads-up that the next generation of Ion chips (which we'll be calling Ion 2 until it gets a proper name) will be compatible with Intel's new Pine Trail platform and arriving in Q1 of 2010.
Harris Interactive I Newsroom:
Internet Users Now Spending an Average of 13 Hours a Week Online  —  Half of adult Internet users bought something online in last month  —  A new Harris Poll finds that adult Internet users are now spending an average of 13 hours a week online.  Of course, people's usage varies greatly …
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Firefox 4 Windows mockup provides 5 UI hints of things to come  —  Want a hint as to where Firefox will go next?  As a product visual designer at Mozilla, Stephen Horlander is the kind of guy who can make things happen — so when he shares updates and mockups on Firefox 4's user interface, we tend to pay attention.
Discussion: Download Squad, Gizmodo and Neowin.net
Google Chrome Blog:
Smarter holiday shopping with Google Chrome Extensions (beta!)  —  Since we launched extensions for Google Chrome on the beta channel for Windows and Linux a few weeks ago, we've seen over 1,000 extensions submitted to the gallery.  Several of them have already become browser staples for me.
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
TiVo, Sony and others to FCC: ‘gateways’ should replace CableCARD  —  All the comments to the FCC in response to the call for ideas to replace the failed CableCARD idea were due this week so we spent a little time reading a few of them and found some overwhelming trends.
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny!
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Story Something Quietly Opens Up, Turns Your Kids Into Heroes  —  I don't have kids (yet), but I'd be all over this if I did ... and if I were a native English speaker: TC50 finalist Story Something is cautiously opening up to the masses during the holidays - intentionally.
Discussion: TrendSlate
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Facebook's Sandberg Nominated To Disney Board  —  A big name addition to the Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) board.  The company just nominated Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg (pictured) to its board of directors.  In a statement, Disney Chairman John Pepper says Sandberg will add value …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Lauren Goode / Digits:
Sesame Bringing E-Books to the iPhone  —  Two weeks after Sesame Workshop said it would launch a line of digital books for children 2 to 6 years old, the nonprofit organization has launched an iPhone app that will let kids read Sesame books on a smartphone while listening to a recording of their parents' voice reading along.
Lamont Wood / LiveScience:
Daily Text Messages Exceed 4 Billion  —  One thing that hasn't faded during the Great Recession is our need to talk to each other — via cell phones.  But increasingly that chatter is in the form of text messages.  —  The latest figures from the cell phone industry's trade association show that …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Qik Live Recording Finally Makes It To The iPhone (Legally)  —  The live video streaming application Qik has just been approved in the App Store and should be available shortly, we've learned.  The company submitted the app a couple weeks ago following the approval of UStream's live streaming application …
Mikael Ricknäs / Macworld:
Report: Handhelds grab larger share of hotspot traffic  —  Hotspot usage from handheld devices is growing fast, thanks to the increasing popularity of products equipped with Wi-Fi, according to a report from market research company In-Stat.  —  This year, Wi-Fi hotspot usage will increase by 47 percent …
Discussion: Tech Beat
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Cc:Betty Launches iPhone App To Make Sense Of Your Email  —  Cc:Betty, a free service that helps organize group email threads, has rolled out an iPhone app to help declutter your email on your mobile device.  Cc:Betty's app is a group-based email application that breaks email conversations into collated, threaded discussions.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Buzzd Brings Its Social City Guide To Android  —  We've written about the social city and nightlife mobile app, buzzd, which pulls its data from Twitter and other buzzd users, for a bigger picture of the places that are hot in a given location.  The mobile app, which has been available …
Discussion: BlackBerry Cool
DisplaySearch:
Mini-Note (Netbook) Shipments Grow 103% Y/Y in 2009; Revenues Up 72%  —  Mini-Notes Take 19.6% of Portable PC Shipments and 10.4% of Revenues; Share to Remain Stable in 2010  —  Notebook PC revenues are expected to be $109 billion in 2009, down almost 7% Y/Y, according to the DisplaySearch …
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Startup Automates Display Advertising  —  PaperG has been testing a platform with a handful of companies that lets small businesses automatically create and place ads on participating publishers' sites.  The platform — PlaceLocal, scheduled to launch within two months …
Discussion: PaperG
Computerworld:
Nortel accepts $282M bid for VoIP unit  —  Nortel Networks has entered into an agreement to sell its Carrier VoIP (Voice over IP) and Application Solutions business to Genband for US$282 million, it said on Wednesday.  —  Nortel Networks has entered into an agreement to sell its Carrier VoIP …
Discussion: Tech Beat
 
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