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8:50 PM ET, January 5, 2010

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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Google Nexus One: Everything You Need to Know  —  The Nexus One, the Google Phone, is really here.  And everything you need to know about it?  Right here.  —  What Is It?  —  It's the latest, maybe greatest, Android phone.  Google calls it a “superphone” that's an “exemplar” of what you can do with Android.
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Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Google's Nexus One Is Bold New Face in Super-Smartphones  —  Google this week is taking two dramatic steps to try to catapult devices using its Android mobile operating system into stronger competition with Apple's (AAPL) iPhone and Research in Motion's (RIMM) BlackBerry in the battle for supremacy in the super-smartphone category.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Nexus One: The TechCrunch Review  —  Yesterday Google wasn't in the business of selling mobile phones.  Today, they are.  The Nexus One smartphone has arrived and on sale at Google.com/phone.  Our live notes from the event are here.  —  I've been using the Nexus One with TMobile since mid-December as my primary mobile phone.
Matt Rozen / Adobe Featured Blogs:
Google's Nexus One will have Flash Player  —  Google introduced their new Nexus One phone today — watch Adrian Ludwig preview an early version of Flash Player 10.1 running on the new device.  —  As we announced at MAX, Google has joined the Open Screen Project to bring another level …
Discussion: VentureBeat and WMPoweruser.com
Mario Queiroz / The Official Google Blog:
Our new approach to buying a mobile phone  —  Android was developed with one simple idea: Open up mobile devices to enable greater innovation that will benefit users everywhere.  —  We first executed on this vision a little over a year ago, when we launched Android on one device with one operator in one country.
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Biggest Phone Move: Disrupting Carriers By Selling Direct To You (GOOG, VZ, DT)  —  Google's biggest, most important announcement today isn't the Nexus One smartphone's feature set, specifications, or which carrier networks it will work on.  It's Google's business model that matters.
Discussion: Examiner
Andrew / Boxee Blog:
By the pricking of my thumbs, something awesome this way comes.  —  It's the first press event at CES and time to tease you before our big announcement on the 7th so here's a sneak peek of something about the Boxee Box that we didn't show off at the Boxee Beta Event in December.
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Boxee Box officially announced: under $200, Flash 10.1 support  —  The Boxee Box has already been semi-announced once, but it's making a much more grand debut here at CES — and it's coming with a spec list this time.  Just as we'd heard, the asymmetrical streamer will be sold by D-Link for under $200 …
Anil Dash:
Nobody Has A Million Twitter Followers  —  Last week, I wrote a bit about what it's like to be on Twitter's suggested user list.  The response to that post has been really gratifying, and I wanted to share a bit of what I've learned, as well some of the more interesting responses.
Discussion: The Bivings Report, Thanks:arjo
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Now you can play Foursquare anywhere  —  Attention, suburbanites: You, too, can be the mayor of your local Home Depot.  —  That's because New York-based mobile location-sharing service Foursquare has made a subtle but big improvement.  It's no longer restricted to a list of cities …
Edward C. Baig / USA Today:
ESPN to launch 3D network in June  —  ESPN is going 3D.  The venerable sports network will launch ESPN 3D on June 11 with a World Cup soccer match, creating what it says will be the first all three-dimensional television network to the home.  —  ESPN 3D expects to showcase at least 85 live sporting events during the first year.
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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple, Verizon in disagreement over CDMA iPhone pricing - report  —  As Apple and Verizon are rumored to be in negotiations for a summer 2010 CDMA iPhone launch, the nation's largest wireless carrier and the handset maker are believed to be at odds over pricing.
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop:
T-Mobile Upgrades to HSPA 7.2Mbps, First to Deploy HSPA+  —  Today T-Mobile announced that it has upgraded its entire 3G network to HSPA 7.2Mbps (peak speeds).  That's an improvement from 3.6Mbps, and should allow for faster wireless downloads.  T-Mobile also pointed out that its 3G footprint now covers some 200 million Americans.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Apple's tablet will use Verizon's 3G network, sources say  —  Wall Street analyst claims multiple carriers to support device, but ‘definitely Verizon’  —  Computerworld - Apple's tablet will use Verizon's wireless data network to connect to the Internet when users are out of range of a Wi-Fi hotspot …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Choire / The Awl:
Gawker Media Moves To Uniques: Be “Even More of a Hustler,” Says Nick Denton  —  “We all know that some pageviews are worth more than others,” writes Gawker Media honcho Nick Denton today in an internal memo.  “Think of an exclusive such as Gawker's embassy hazing pics …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Why Apple Bought Quattro Wireless And Is Getting Into Advertising (AAPL, GOOG)  —  Why did Apple spend $275 million on Quattro Wireless, a mobile ad network?  The same reason it went after AdMob last year before Google outbid it, spending $750 million.  —  Here's a condensed version …
Discussion: Google, BoomTown and NBC Bay Area
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Apple to Buy Quattro Wireless for $275 Million
Bgurley / abovethecrowd.com:
Android Or IPhone?  Wrong Question  —  In a recent New York Times article, Kathryn Huberty, a Morgan Stanley analyst was quoted suggesting that Apple's iPhone is the key catalyst for an important new technology trend.  “Applications make the smartphone trend a revolutionary trend …
Discussion: Techdirt and Paul Kedrosky's …, Thanks:atul
Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Microsoft and H.P. To Reveal Slate PC Ahead of Apple  —  It could be one of Steve Ballmer's riskiest trade show moves in years.  —  On Wednesday, Mr. Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive, will unveil a novel take on a slate-type computer during his evening keynote at the Consumer Electronics trade show …
Discussion: ChannelWeb
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits:
Dreaming Up Textbooks on an Apple Tablet  —  With Apple's much-hyped tablet computer just months away, publishers are already beginning to have visions of how the device will change their business. … The market is already filled with dedicated reading devices like Amazon's Kindle, most of which feature black-and-white e-ink screens.
Discussion: NEWSFACTOR and Austin Startup
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
5 Reasons Why RSS Readers Still Rock  —  Recently I wrote about the decline of RSS Readers as a way for people to keep up with news.  I noted that while many people still use RSS Readers, usage has decreased due to the emergence of real-time and social flows of information via Twitter, Facebook and other such services.
Nielsen Wire:
What's Your Online Content Worth?  Global Consumers Say: It Depends  —  Across countries, demographics and content types, consumers have diverse attitudes about paying for content online.  —  Nic Covey, Director of Cross-Platform Insights, The Nielsen Company
Krist Novoselic / Reverb:
Why I Agree With Bono  —  ​When I logged onto Twitter yesterday, I discovered U2's Bono going down in Tweeted flames.  Turns out the singer/philanthropist wrote a forward-looking Top-10 list for The New York Times in which he states, “A decade's worth of music file-sharing and swiping …
Discussion: ZeroPaid.com and CNET News
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google To Introduce Click-to-Call (Billing) in Ads on Mobile Devices  —  Google sent out notification to its AdWords advertisers that this month “your location-specific business phone number will display alongside your destination url in ads that appear on high-end mobile devices.
Economist:
The year of the paywall  —  Newspapers will try to persuade online readers to pay in 2010  —  ON JANUARY 12TH the Standard-Times, a small Massachusetts newspaper owned by News Corporation, will begin charging for access to its website, SouthCoastToday.  People who do not subscribe to the paper …
Gartner:
Gartner Acquires Burton Group  —     Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, today announced that, on December 30, 2009, it acquired Burton Group, Inc. for approximately $56 million in cash.
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Symantec software hits end-of-decade snafu  —  The company has modified its antivirus, antispyware, and intrusion protection updates to work around the problem until a permanent fix is ready  —  Symantec is warning that its Endpoint Protection Manager server product is erroneously marking …
 
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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
A Few Thoughts on the Nexus One
Tim Bray / ongoing:
Doing It Wrong  —  Enterprise Systems, I mean.  And not just a little bit, either.
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Royal Pingdom:
Facebook boasts 11 times more page views than MySpace, 59 times more than Twitter
Discussion: All Facebook
Steve Alexander / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Minneapolis' $20 million Wi-Fi completed
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
DataSphere Raises $10.8 Million For Hyperlocal Media Sites
Discussion: TechFlash and Xconomy
Arif Siddiquee / Official Google Reader Blog:
A new year, new mobile features, and more!
Discussion: louisgray.com, Thanks:atul
comScore, Inc.:
November Sees Number of U.S. Videos Viewed Online Surpass 30 Billion …
Discussion: Mashable!
Patrick Dengler / IEBlog:
Microsoft Joins W3C SVG Working Group
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Chad Sapieha / Globe and Mail:
Your own personal black box
Chris Kanaracus / Computerworld:
Oracle buys data quality vendor
Discussion: The Register
Matt Rosoff / CNET News:
Rhapsody comes to Android
Discussion: Play
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Can big trade shows survive Apple and Google?
Discussion: TUAW and The Loop
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
AirStash expands your iPhone's storage, wirelessly
Meg Marco / The Consumerist:
Best Buy Optimization Is A Big Stupid Annoying Waste Of Money
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