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11:25 AM ET, January 10, 2010

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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein: I've Never Used an iPhone  —  If CES 2009 marked Palm's rise-from-the-ashes rebirth, CES 2010 may well be the beginning of its resurgence, the inflection point at which the company really begins to gain traction in a market that nearly left it behind just two years ago.
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Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Rubinstein's iPhone comment could haunt him, Palm  —  With just one passing comment at the Consumer Electronics Show last week, Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein may have damaged not only his own credibility but also that of his company.  —  In case you missed it, Rubinstein said …
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Google Nexus One vs Apple iPhone 3GS  —  Google has taken the fate of its Android smartphone platform into its own hands by promoting and directly marketing HTC's latest new Android phone under its own brand.  How does the new “superphone” stack up to last summer's iPhone 3GS?
Discussion: Mark Evans Tech and IntoMobile
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The Switch From iPhone To Android, And Why Your First Impression Is Wrong  —  Earlier this week we saw the launch of the Google Nexus One, the second very high profile Android launch in as many months.  And, as should be expected, the phone is drawing numerous comparisons to the iPhone …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook's Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy is Over  —  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told a live audience yesterday that if he were to create Facebook again today, user information would by default be public, not private as it was for years until the company changed dramatically in December.
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Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
The magical chip that delivers Nexus One's call quality  —  Those who've tested a Nexus One phone have raved about the phone's ability to isolate a human voice from the racket of the big city.  Much of the credit goes to a chip, the Audience A1026 voice processor, hidden inside the phone.
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 …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google's Free Airport WiFi Is A Nexus One Promo In Disguise  —  Over the last few months Google has been very generously offering free Wi-Fi to travelers at dozens of airports across the country as a sign of holiday cheer.  Now it's becoming clear that their motivations are not purely benevolent …
Jack Schofield / Guardian:
No need for new Xbox, says Microsoft  —  Microsoft is developing Project Natal plus new software and content services to prolong the life of the Xbox 360 games console, rather than introduce a new machine  —  We all know that the games business goes in cycles and that a new generation …
Jacob Schulman / Engadget:
Airnergy WiFi power system gives RCA a reason to exist (video)  —  We don't usually associate RCA with new and innovative technologies, but we [think] know they're on to something with its Airnergy power system, which harvests energy from WiFi signals.  Shipping this summer …
David Reid / BBC:
France ponders right-to-forget law  —  Social networking websites have ensured that everyone who has an opinion can put it out in the public domain.  —  From Britney Spears's musings to the Tiger Woods scandal, information can take a life of its own once it hits the world wide web.
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 …
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Sree Sreenivasan / E-Media Tidbits:
News Orgs Take Social Media Seriously by Hiring Editors to Oversee Efforts
The Korea Herald:
LG looks to Android in competition with smartphone rivals
Discussion: Engadget and Android Phone Fans
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Comcast may get legal leverage to stop net neutrality enforcement
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
More flash drive firms warn of security flaw; NIST investigates
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@ CES: Video: Jason Bateman Explains DumbDumb (With Ricky Van Veen & Drew Buckley)
Ralf Rottmann / The Next Web:
Did Apple just become a whole lot nicer to iPhone devs?
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