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5:10 AM ET, January 9, 2010

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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.
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Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Next version of Nexus will be enterprise phone  —  LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Google Inc executive Andy Rubin said on Friday that the next version of the Nexus One phone, which was made by HTC Corp, will be for enterprise users and might have a physical keyboard.
Discussion: Gizmodo Australia, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
Google hit with Nexus One sales model complaints  —  Complaints that typically go to the carrier now go to Google, which lacks sufficient customer support resources to handle the complaint volume  —  Google support forums are awash with people looking for help for problems with their Nexus One phones — and unable to find it.
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Kelvin Soh / Reuters:
Apple tablet supply chain points to Q2 launch: sources  —  TAIPEI (Reuters) - Suppliers for Apple Inc's new tablet computer have begun shipping touchscreen panels and will start delivering aluminum casings for it next month, sources said, implying a second-quarter product launch.
Jacob Schulman / Engadget:
iType keyboard brings a physical keyboard to the iPhone, but there's a catch  —  Attention iPhone owners that have been praying for a physical keyboard forever: your prayers have been answers... kind of.  Ion Audio has debuted its iType iPhone keyboard at CES, and we can confirm that it does indeed work as advertised.
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.
Discussion: LiveSide.net
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Lots of iPhone/AT&T woes at CES  —  UPDATED with AT&T comment:  —  At the world's largest high-tech show and tell, many are complaining about their iPhone service.  —  Throughout the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, there were many faces and expressions of frustration.
Phone Arena:
Sprint 2010 line-up: leaked  —  Published on: Today by PhoneArena Team  —  A tipster has provided us with some useful intel on Sprint's upcoming phones in 2010 and it looks like a wide range of new devices will be making its way to end-users this year.  Keep in mind though this information is in no way confirmed officially.
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Internet phone gadget unveiled at CES sparks controversy  —  Buzz up!  —  LAS VEGAS - The company behind the magicJack, the cheap Internet phone gadget that's been heavily promoted on TV, has made a new version of the device that allows free calls from cell phones in the home …
Greg Badros / Facebook Blog:
Calling All Ph.D. Students  —  As Facebook engineers, we are surrounded by engaging technical problems to solve.  We've recently tackled efficient photo storage, distributed computation and crowdsourced translations, to name a few.  While we're working on inventive solutions on a daily basis, we can't do it alone.
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Nokia's Million-dollar Challenge to Developers  —  Nokia President and CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo in his CES keynote this morning highlighted the company's global role in the mobile world.  It's a role that likely fits Nokia more than any other handset maker — with the world's largest market share …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nokia CEO says one-size-fits-all phones don't fit the world
Discussion: Dezeen, Digits and Tech Trader Daily
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.”
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Where's AP In Google News?  Apparently In Limbo, As Contract Running Out  —  It's been noticed that new Associated Press stories — hosted by Google itself — are no longer appearing in Google News.  It's true.  Since Dec. 24, Google has no longer added new AP content, something the company confirmed with me today.
Discussion: The Next Web and paidContent, Thanks:anilpod
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foursquare:
Foursquare.  Everywhere.  —  Hey all -  —  So this has been a pretty big week for us.  Since we launched last March, our #1 most requested feature has been “please add my city!”  After a few months of work, we thrilled to announce that we finally ripped apart the “foursquare only works in cities” …
Gregory T. Huang / Xconomy:
MIT MBA Students: Amazon, Google, and T-Mobile Are Hiring, Expedia Isn't; Microsoft “Super Interesting,” Apple Is “Sterile”  —  Gregory T. Huang wrote:  —  [Updated 2:15pm 1/8/10 with clarification (see page 2)] If you want to know which companies are looking to hire top young business talent around town …
Christopher Breen / Macworld:
iPod pavilion at CES reflects the iPhone/iPod market  —  iLounge, the Web site devoted to the iPod and iPhone has taken its show on the road—specifically the iLounge Pavilion at the International Consumer Electronics Show.  Hosting more than 100 vendors, stretching three aisles …
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 NewTeeVee
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Court to FCC: You Don't Have Power to Enforce Net Neutrality  —  A federal appeals court gave notice Friday it likely would reject the Federal Communications Commission's authority to sanction Comcast for throttling peer-to-peer applications.  —  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District …
Google News Blog:
Fast Flip now available on Google News homepage  —  Today you may notice a change to the Google News home page: Near the bottom, we're now displaying stories from Google Fast Flip, the article-reading service we launched in September.  Fast Flip is still in Google Labs, so we'll continue to experiment with the format.
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.
Steve Ballmer / The Huffington Post:
CES 2010: A Transforming Trend — The Natural User Interface  —  What's Your Reaction: … In my keynote Wednesday night at CES, the annual consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, I talked about a number of trends transforming the role that technology plays in our lives …
James McQuivey / paidContent:
Let's Get Real: Why The Reporting On 3D TV Is Mostly Hype  —  Sit through one too many CES keynotes, press conferences, or pitches, and you just might leave Las Vegas with the mistaken idea that 3DTV is going to be in all of our living rooms next year.  ESPN (NYSE: DIS) and Discovery …
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Sweet Seeds: Zynga Has Raised Over $1 Million For School Children In Haiti
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Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft seeks another hearing in I4i case
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Jason Liebman / The Huffington Post:
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Are Tools For Diplomacy
Dena Cassella / Digital Trends:
CES Chief Says the U.S. Government is Stifling Innovation
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Chrome Dev Channel Updates for All Platforms, Adds Extension Support for Macs
Discussion: Computerworld, TUAW and Webmonkey
Taylor Buley / Velocity:
HP and Qualcomm Showcase New Android Netbook
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Replaces Microsoft Banner Ads with Its Own Performance Ads …
Discussion: All Facebook
Ritsuko Ando / Reuters:
Palm shares jump on CES, 2010 seen turnaround year
Discussion: VentureBeat
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