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5:50 AM ET, January 3, 2010

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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Exclusive: Google Nexus One hands-on, video, and first impressions  —  That's right, humans — Engadget has its very own Nexus One.  You've seen leaked pics and videos from all over, but we're the first publication to get our very own unit, and we plan on giving you guys the full story on every nook and cranny of this device.
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
The world doesn't need an Apple tablet, or any other  —  Apple's rumored tablet computer cannot live up to the hype, which has reached almost ridiculous levels of rumor, speculation and anticipation.  The rumored tablet will fall short of expectations, because they are simply too unrealistic.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The World Doesn't Need Someone Telling Us What We Don't Need In Tech  —  If Joe Wilcox ran the computer industry, we'd still be using typewriters.  —  Wilcox has a lengthy post today on BetaNews saying that the world doesn't need an Apple tablet.  And while Wilcox does have some decent general points mixed …
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo:
HTC Working With Google On a Chrome OS Tablet  —  Everyone is clamoring about tablets these days—ourselves included—so it is not too surprising that Google and HTC are reportedly working together to join the fray with a Chrome OS Google Tablet.  —  Smarthouse, an Australian publication …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
2010: My Fifth Annual List Of The Tech Products I Love And Use Every Day  —  It's time for my annual list of technology products that I love and use every day.  This is the (wow) fifth year I've done this.  Here are my previous lists: 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.  The scope of the list has changed over time.
Discussion: Sean Percival's Blog
Reuters:
Amazon could pay for Kindle sales coyness  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online retailer Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is testing Wall Street's patience by repeatedly touting the success of its Kindle electronic reader without providing specific sales figures.  —  In one press release after another in recent months …
Discussion: Personanondata and TeleRead
Fred / A VC:
Areas Of Interest  —  A few days ago, I exchanged emails with a journalist friend.  She said the following, “I'm just wondering which sectors/investment areas/types of start-ups you think will be exciting investments in 2010, and which you're staying away from because they're over-hyped, not yet ready, etc.”
Discussion: Daily Patricia
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
A Data Explosion Remakes Retailing  —  MOST people think of the grand challenges in computing as big science projects, like simulating nuclear explosions or protein folding.  But with the holiday shopping season just ended, consider another: retail marketing.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
HTML5's rel="noreferrer"  —  Mark Pilgrim at Dive Into HTML5 (which is supposed to be made into a book in which Google Press is involved in) writes: … There's also a test case for the noreferrer feature.  Looks like a useful value, I wonder if there's any drawbacks to it.
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Pentagon computer-network defense command delayed by congressional concerns  —  The Pentagon's plan to set up a command to defend its global network of computer systems has been slowed by congressional questions about its mission and possible privacy concerns, according to officials familiar with the plan.
Boy Genius Report:
Google Nexus One to rock out on AT&T?  —  This isn't completely confirmed, but we've heard from a source that there will be an AT&T 3G-compatible version of the Google Nexus One.  Our connect described it as being a “second” unlocked model, with the T-Mobile-subsidized unit being locked to T-Mobile.
Agence France Presse:
Bono calls for control over Internet downloads  —  Buzz up!  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) - Irish rock star Bono called Sunday for tougher controls over the spread of intellectual property over the Internet, arguing that file swiping and sharing hurt creators of cultural products.
 
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Nik Fletcher / Download Squad:
Foursquare beta now available for the Palm Pre
Darnell Clayton / The Blog Herald:
RUMOR: WordPress Creating An Official Android App For Google
Discussion: AndroidGuys and PalmAddicts
Wall Street Journal:
Google, India Test the Limits of Liberty
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Brad Feld / Feld Thoughts:
You Don't Mean Average, You Mean Median
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