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2:05 PM ET, December 28, 2009

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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.
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Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple orders 10-inch tablet displays and robust glass panels
Discussion: Softpedia News
Mark Davies / IBTimes.co.uk:
Google Chrome OS-based netbook tech specs are out  —  London - Believe it or not - the tech specs of the rumoured Google Chrome OS-based netbook are already out and by the sound of it, the netbook looks to me like a high performance machine.  —  Even as rumours grow that Google …
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.”
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Laura Northrup / The Consumerist:
AT&T Customer Service: “New York City Is Not Ready For The iPhone”
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo:   AT&T Stops Online NY iPhone Sales Due to Network Frailty?  (Update: Maybe Not)
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 …
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Notion Ink's Adam gets a name, June 2010 release  —  Well, the first bit of news here is immediately apparent — the heretofore untitled tablet device coming out of India has now been given the name of Adam.  After ruffling a few feathers a week ago with its extremely ambitious battery life projections …
Discussion: I4U News, PMP Today and technabob
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Yogendra Kalavalapalli / beta.thehindu.com:
A smart Adam to chart new territory
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Code That Protects Most Cellphone Calls Is Divulged  —  BERLIN — A German computer engineer said Monday that he had deciphered and published the secret code used to encrypt most of the world's digital mobile phone calls, in what he called an attempt to expose weaknesses in the security of the world's wireless systems.
Discussion: Between the Lines and Boing Boing
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Is About To Get Caffeinated With A Faster Search Index  —  Google is getting serious about realtime search, adding Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace streams into results and adding a recent “updates” option which is addictive.  But behind the scenes Google is also getting ready to push out an entirely new way for indexing the Web.
Discussion: Seeking Alpha
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Leaked: Homeland Security's Post Underwear Bomb Airplane Rules  —  You saw our unofficial advice guide to flying after the crotchbomb.  Here are the new Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration's official security rules.  Read on to get all the hairy details. … Great.
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Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
New TSA Rules Create Gadget Chaos In The Air
Discussion: Electronista and elliott.org
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Mozilla pushes back Firefox 3.6, 4.0 deadlines  —  Mozilla won't make a 2009 deadline for releasing Firefox 3.6 and is giving itself more time to complete a major update, version 4.0.  —  The organization behind the open-source Web browser had predicted a final release of Firefox 3.6 in December 2009 …
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.
Discussion: Softpedia News and All Facebook
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 …
Marc Flores / Boy Genius Report:
LG LS680 with Android pops up on Sprint's system  —  Shortly after the rumors surrounding the Sprint and LG event at CES just days away, we were greeted with this little screen shot in our inbox this morning.  It looks like Sprint will be getting a LG Android handset pretty soon …
Wall Street Journal:
LG Display Inks E-Paper Deal  —  TAIPEI—LG Display Co. signed a cross-licensing agreement Monday with a unit of Taiwan's Prime View International Co. and will buy US$30.5 million worth of the unit's bonds to tap into the fast-growing electronic paper market.
Matt Peckham / PC World:
Don't Steal This: Xbox 360 Thief Tracked by Gamertag  —  Steal an Xbox 360, don't forget to disable the auto sign-in feature before going online.  That's the lesson high-tech crooks are probably gleaning from today's New York Post brief about a thief, 22-year-old Jeremy Gilliam …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nexus One Bluetooth desktop dock clears the FCC, car clip spotted in the wilds  —  The slow steady drip of details from the yet to be announced Nexus One continues today with a pair of accessories for the HTC / Google mashup.  Above we've got a wireframe of the portrait-mode Desktop Dock to be known as model CR B410.
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 …
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Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:   NYT Runs Quack, Self-Serving Anti-Google OpEd
 
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Dhanya Skariachan / Reuters:
Amazon shares up after Kindle boosts e-book sales
Discussion: Guardian and PC World
Jon Brodkin / PC World:
Tech Mergers and Acquisitions to Grow in 2010
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How Alike Are Android and iPhone Users?
Discussion: Mashable!
Agence France Presse:
China author set to sue Google over web book scan
Discussion: CNET News
BBC:
Tech changes ‘outstrip’ netbooks
Discussion: Technologizer and Hardware 2.0
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb:
A Decade of Innovation: How We See the Internet 10 Years After the Boom
Discussion: IntoMobile and Gizmodo
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Launches AdWords Professionals Search
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Stephanie N. Mehta / Brainstorm Tech:
Google v. Baidu: Which company will win China?
John D. Sutter / CNN:
Cities embrace mobile apps, ‘Gov 2.0’
Rohit Khare / TechCrunch:
Privacy Theater: Why Social Networks Only Pretend To Protect You
Discussion: Ångströ, Thanks:atul
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
FCC's Levin: Broadband Plans Don't Threaten Future Of Broadcasting
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Can Jolicloud Win In A Chrome OS Netbook World?
Discussion: eWeek and Electronista
 

 
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Evan Smith / The Texas Tribune:
New York Times-Texas Tribune content partnership to end Dec. 31, after four years

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Chris Johnston / Guardian:
BBC now has more staff outside London than in the capital

 
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