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2:40 PM ET, January 9, 2010


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Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple preps MultiTouch iWork for Fingerworks-controlled Tablet/slate  —  Apple isn't simply plotting a course toward introduction of the “good bit of new sexy” that is the much-vaunted tablet device - the company also intends releasing a touch-controlled version of iWork for the system …
Jon Healey / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
CES: The FCC chairman, still on guard  —  FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.  Credit:Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times.  —  In a Q&A at the Consumer Electronics Show, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski reaffirmed his commitment to adopting Net neutrality rules and transforming the FCC into a data-driven “21st century agency.”
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
CES: A Chat With The White House Tech Guru  —  While President Obama was addressing the nation on Thursday about the security lapses that resulted in the Christmas Day attack on a Detroit-bound airplane, his top tech adviser, federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra held a briefing …
Dena Cassella / Digital Trends:
CES Chief Says the U.S. Government is Stifling Innovation
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Crunchies: Google Voice is coming to the iPhone “one way or the other”  —  Google's vice president of engineering Vic Gundotra said the Google Voice application, which is still in limbo after Apple declined to give it the greenlight for the app store, will come to the iPhone “one way or the other.”
Genglish / Kickingbear:
Software Sea Change  —  2,000,000 Strong  —  Over the week covering this past Christmas Day a piece of software I had contributed to was downloaded two million times.  —  I've been writing Pop Software for my entire professional career.  I may be the first to coin the term Pop Software …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Live from Las Vegas: Google VP of Engineering Andy Rubin  —  Once an Apple (AAPL) engineer, Andy Rubin went on to co-found mobile computing outfits Danger Inc. and Android, Inc. He sold the former to Microsoft (MSFT) and the latter to Google (GOOG), where he is now now vice president of engineering.
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Next version of Nexus will be enterprise phone
Discussion: Gizmodo Australia, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Google Nexus One Carries $174.15 Materials Cost, iSuppli Teardown Reveals  —  With its new Nexus One, Google Inc. has taken many of the latest smart-phone innovations and combined them in a single product that manages to be both cutting edge and cost competitive, according to a teardown conducted by iSuppli Corp.
Discussion: Engadget and Phone Arena
Fred / A VC:
What Blackberry Is For Outlook/Exchange, Android Is For Google Apps  —  My friend Wil Stephens posted his thoughts on his first day on a Nexus One just now.  If you click thru and read it, you'll note the similarity with the review I posted last week.  I am not suggesting Wil was influenced by my review …
Discussion: Seeking Alpha
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Congratulations Crunchies Winners!  Facebook Takes Best Overall For The Hat Trick  —  This year's third annual Crunchies Awards have just concluded, and we're happy to say that it was an overwhelming success.  For those that weren't watching, we've included the list of nominees and winners below.
David Recordon / O'Reilly Radar:
What's going on with OAuth?  —  Over the past week there's been a variety of incorrect information shared about what's going on with the OAuth protocol.  Chris Messina (Google), Dick Hardt (Microsoft), Eran Hammer-Lahav (Yahoo!), and I (Facebook) wrote this post to help provide a bit more clarity.
Sabrina /
DIY Touchscreen Analysis  —  The success of the iPhone has triggered the adoption of touchscreen systems in a wide range of mobile devices, and a bevy of new gadgets equipped with capacitive sensing technology have now hit the market.  MOTO has years of experience developing products …
Michael Geist Blog:
Legislators Worldwide Asking Questions About ACTA  —  Legislators around the world are demanding more information on the secret Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.  French Deputy Nicolas Dupont-Aignan raised ACTA questions in the National Assembly late last year, expressing concerns …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
H.P. Working on ‘Half-Pint’ Android Tablet  —  Hewlett Packard is currently working on numerous different tablet devices that will come in a variety of sizes, shapes and operating systems, including Windows 7, Google's Android, and possibly the open-source operating system Linux.
WalletPop Blog:
Acer laptops recalled due to risk of overheating  —  Acer is recalling six models of laptops after reports of short circuits that could cause users to get burned, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.  —  A wire that goes to the internal microphone can overheat.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
CES: Netflix CEO Hastings Sees 20 More Years Of Mailing DVDs; “Excellent” Chance Of Nintendo Wii Deal  —  Someday, Netflix (NFLX) will offer more than 100,000 movies on its streaming service.  Not yet, of course.  They currently offer 17,000-plus pieces of streaming content and counting.
Discussion: Mashable!, Gizmodo and Bits
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Sweet Seeds: Zynga Has Raised Over $1 Million For School Children In Haiti
Discussion: VentureBeat
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft seeks another hearing in I4i case
Jason Liebman / The Huffington Post:
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Are Tools For Diplomacy
Gregory T. Huang / Xconomy:
MIT MBA Students: Amazon, Google, and T-Mobile Are Hiring …
Steve Ballmer / The Huffington Post:
CES 2010: A Transforming Trend — The Natural User Interface
 Earlier Items: 
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Chrome Dev Channel Updates for All Platforms, Adds Extension Support for Macs
Discussion: and Computerworld
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Replaces Microsoft Banner Ads with Its Own Performance Ads …
Discussion: All Facebook