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12:25 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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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.
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple orders 10-inch tablet displays and robust glass panels  —  Apple has placed mass orders for 10-inch displays as well as strong glass panels and connectors to go with them, according to two separate reports out of the Far East that peg the components for the company's much-anticipated tablet device.
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”  —  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
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 …
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
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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
New York Times:
Adding Fees and Fences on Media Sites  —  Over more than a decade, consumers became accustomed to the sweet, steady flow of free news, pictures, videos and music on the Internet.  Paying was for suckers and old fogeys.  Content, like wild horses, wanted to be free.
Discussion: Daily Patricia and Seeking Alpha
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 Knx.to, gives him a deep familiarity with the privacy policies of all the major social networks.
Discussion: Ångströ, Thanks:atul
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Launches AdWords Professionals Search  —  Tim Cohn spotted that the Google Advertising Professionals Search is now live.  It can be accessed at adwords.google.com/professionals/ search and lets you search for certified AdWords professionals based on location and budget.
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Consumer Groups Lobby FTC To Block Google's Acquisition Of AdMob
Discussion: PR Newswire and Mashable!
Agence France Presse:
China author set to sue Google over web book scan
Marc Flores / Boy Genius Report:
LG LS680 with Android pops up on Sprint's system
BBC:
Tech changes ‘outstrip’ netbooks
Discussion: 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
Stephanie N. Mehta / Brainstorm Tech:
Google v. Baidu: Which company will win China?
John D. Sutter / CNN:
Cities embrace mobile apps, ‘Gov 2.0’
 Earlier Items: 
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
FCC's Levin: Broadband Plans Don't Threaten Future Of Broadcasting
Computerworld:
Japan connects to TPE regional fiber network
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Can Jolicloud Win In A Chrome OS Netbook World?
Discussion: eWeek and Electronista
Severin Carrell / Guardian:
Website archives to be fast-tracked
Boy Genius Report:
GV Mobile 2.0 first look