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9:45 AM ET, December 28, 2009


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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
AT&T, the iPhone, and New York City's Newly Discovered Fraud Epidemic.  What Doesn't Add Up?  —  Live in New York City?  Want to buy an iPhone?  Don't try ordering one from AT&T's Web site: The wireless carrier, at least for now, won't sell New Yorkers a new phone online, citing “increased fraudulent activity.”
Laura Northrup / The Consumerist:
AT&T Customer Service: “New York City Is Not Ready For The iPhone”  —  AT&T has apparently found a workable solution to the reported data congestion in New York City.  They've quietly stopped selling the iPhone to customers in the New York metropolitan area, at least from their web site.
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo:
WTF: AT&T Stops Online NY iPhone Sales Due to Network Frailty?
Discussion: TechCrunch
Susie Pan / DigiTimes:
Innolux to supply panels for Apple tablet  —  Innolux, the panel-making subsidiary of the Foxconn Group, will be the initial supplier of touch panels for Apple's tablet PC, with Wintek standing a change of becoming a second supplier at a later time, according to sources from Apple's component suppliers.
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Placing Orders for Tablet Components?  Connectors, 10-Inch Screen  —  Taiwan's Economic Daily paper claims that Cheng Uei Precision Industry has received an order for “connectors” for Apple's new Tablet PCs.  According to the report the company is likely to begin shipping in the 3rd quarter of 2010.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Engadget and The Apple Core
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Analyzing Facebook's Forthcoming Redesign  —  Last week, a source emailed us two screenshots of Facebook's forthcoming redesign.  While it's still a work in progress, it shows some simple yet major enhancements that reveal where the world's largest social network with over 350 million subscribers might be headed.
Gagan Biyani / MobileCrunch:
Flurry: App Store Sees Record Breaking Christmas, 50% Growth from November to December  —  As predicted here on MobileCrunch earlier this month, Apple rocked it this holiday season, and the early numbers are showing it.  According to Flurry, the biggest mobile app analytics company …
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Nvidia delays Fermi to March 2010; AMD to launch new GPU in January-February  —  Nvidia is expected to delay its next-generation DirectX 11-supporting GPU (Fermi) to March, 2010, while AMD will launch more GPUs in January-February, according to sources from graphics card makers.
Adam Raff / New York Times:
Search, but You May Not Find  —  AS we become increasingly dependent on the Internet, we need to be increasingly concerned about how it is regulated.  The Federal Communications Commission has proposed “network neutrality” rules, which would prohibit Internet service providers from discriminating …
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:   NYT Runs Quack, Self-Serving Anti-Google OpEd
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Sprint says webOS 1.3.5 is hitting the Pre today  —  Well, lookie here: it's not up on Palm's support site yet, but Sprint is showing a release date of December 28 — that's today, by the way — for webOS 1.3.5 on the Pre.  This is a pretty nifty little upgrade, you might recall …
Patrick Foster / Times of London:
Broadband consumers to foot £500m bill to tackle online piracy  —  Proposals to suspend the internet connections of those who repeatedly share music and films online will leave consumers with a bill for £500 million, ministers have admitted.  —  The Digital Economy Bill …
Discussion: TorrentFreak and Don's posterous
New Reports of a Vulnerability in IIS  —  On Dec. 23 we were made aware of a new claim of a vulnerability in Internet Information Services (IIS).  We are still investigating this issue and are not aware of any active attacks but wanted to let customers know that our initial assessment shows …
Discussion: Softpedia News and Security Watch
Rohit Khare / TechCrunch:
Privacy Theater: Why Social Networks Only Pretend To Protect You  —  Editor's note: The following guest post was written by Rohit Khare, the co-founder of Angstro.  Building his latest project, social address book, gives him a deep familiarity with the privacy policies of all the major social networks.
Discussion: Ångströ, Thanks:atul
John D. Sutter / CNN:
Cities embrace mobile apps, ‘Gov 2.0’  —  (CNN) — Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist and a customer-service guru, was riding on a public train in San Francisco, California, recently when something common but annoying occurred: The railcar filled with people and became uncomfortably hot.
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