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5:20 PM ET, January 9, 2010

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New York Times:
A Deluge of Devices for Reading and Surfing  —  LAS VEGAS — You've heard of Amazon.com's Kindle.  And you probably know that Apple is likely to introduce a tablet computer this year.  Soon you may also be hearing about the Alex, the Que proReader and the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid.
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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 …
Andy Ihnatko / Chicago Sun Times:
Thoughts on what an Apple tablet should be - or not  —  My Wednesday began with a worried focus on tablet computers.  —  Before lunchtime I closed my eyes, commended my soul to God, and bought roundtrip airfare to San Francisco for the last week of January.  —  And why?  Has Apple announced a press event that week?
iSuppli:
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.
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 …
Sabrina / labs.moto.com:
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 …
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: TechCrunch and Seeking Alpha
Ralf Rottmann / The Next Web:
Did Apple just become a whole lot nicer to iPhone devs?  —  With a new year come New Year's resolutions: It appears as if Apple's review teams not only became incredibly fast, they also seem to have changed some processes to the better.  —  Scattered reports on Twitter indicate …
Thanks:zee
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.”
Discussion: TechSpot
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Obama: Software Flaws Let Christmas Bomber Get Through  —  Crappy government software — and failure to use that software right — almost got 289 people killed in the botched Christmas day bombing.  —  “Information sharing does not appear to have contributed to this intelligence failure …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
@ CES: Video: Jason Bateman Explains DumbDumb (With Ricky Van Veen & Drew Buckley)  —  Arrested Development co-stars Jason Bateman and Will Arnett are following Will Ferrell, Ashton Kutcher and other Hollywood types into the internet video biz but with a very different bent.
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.
Thanks:atul
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Google VP of Engineering Andy Rubin: We're Building a Nexus One for Enterprise  —  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
Discussion: BetaNews and Gizmodo Australia, Thanks:mrinaldesai
 
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