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11:55 AM ET, January 12, 2010

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Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans:
WTF: Google Charging Nexus One ETF In ADDITION To Carrier ETF  —  Oh boy - queue up the backlash.  Your parents always told you to read the fine print and the Nexus One Terms Of Sale reveal a troubling detail that we can't quite figure out.  If you buy a subsidized Nexus One through …
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Ross Miller / Engadget:
Google imposes $350 early termination fee for subsidized Nexus One in addition to carrier's own ETF  —  Here's another reason to consider going the unlocked route with the Nexus One, in addition to having the AT&T (non-3G) and international GSM option.  As a number of people have noticed …
Sylvie Barak / TG Daily:
Apple takes a bite out of LCD and OLED supply  —  An interesting rumor reached the ever alert ears of TG Daily's hacks on the CES showroom floor last week, with word that Apple has snapped up all available supply of 10.1-inch multi-touch display LCD and OLED screens for its upcoming tablet.
Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Windows Mobile 7 delayed till 2011?  Umm NO  —  On Sunday a seemingly unknown site, named Bright Side Of News, came out stating that Windows Mobile 7 was “definitely delayed to 2011”.  —  If the originally headline made you jump then join the club.  It's sad that we're even covering …
Discussion: dailywireless.org and eWeek, Thanks:everythingms
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Ronen Halevy / BerryReview.com:
HOT!  First Picture of BlackBerry Curve 8910  —  We first heard about the BlackBerry Curve 8910 earlier today.  Tonight one of our Secret Agents scored a live picture of the BlackBerry Curve 8910 for us to ogle.  From what I am seeing this revision replaces the trackball with a trackpad …
Arn / MacRumors:
Fingerworks.com Content Pulled Ahead of Apple Tablet Announcement  —  The content of Fingerworks.com has been removed this week after remaining online for nearly 5 years after the acquisition of the company by Apple.  The removal seems to correspond with the impending announcement of an Apple tablet later this month.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ok You Luddites, Time To Chill Out On Facebook Over Privacy  —  In 2004 everyone freaked out when Gmail launched because Google would be reading your emails to figure out what ads to serve you.  “Privacy advocates objected to the advertising model, which involves Google's robot eyes scanning every e-mail …
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Google's Approach to Social for 2010  —  Though Google's social strategy has been catch-up at best to date, the company does have a master plan — at least according to engineering director David Glazer, whom I spoke with last week at Google HQ.  He said across a variety of products …
Discussion: WebProNews and chrisbrogan.com
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Joe Sharkey / New York Times:
E-Mail?  Free.  Internet?  That'll Cost You.  —  EVERYBODY wants to be connected, and most major airlines in the United States have made bets that in-flight Wi-Fi Internet service will be a profitable sideline, or at least a worthwhile brand enhancer.  —  As the year started …
David Ebner / Globe and Mail:
The killer app that busted ski-resort snow jobs  —  Exaggerated reports of snow on ski hills used to be routine leading up to the weekend, but not since the iPhone began to expose the truth — Do you want to know how much fresh powder has really fallen on your favourite ski hill?  There's an app for that.
Discussion: Fast Company
Brad Burnham / Union Square Ventures:
We need an independent invention defense to minimize the damage of aggressive patent trolls  —  Almost a third of our portfolio is under attack by patent trolls.  Is it possible that one third of the engineering teams in our portfolio unethically misappropriated technology from someone else …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Mochi Media Acquired By Shanda Games For $80 Million  —  Mochi Media, a Flash game advertising network and payments platform funded by Accel Partners and Shasta Ventures, has been acquired by Shanda Games for $60 million in cash and $20 million in equity.  The company has raised $14 million over two venture rounds.
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
eMusic inks Warner deal; plans for streaming  —  Buzz up!  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Music from artists on labels owned by Warner Music Group, the world's third largest music company, will be available to U.S. subscribers of digital music service eMusic, the companies said on Tuesday.
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Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Warner Music Got $9 Million in Lala.com's Sale to Apple; Bronfman's Salary
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, p2pnet, TechCrunch and hypebot
Kim Yoo-chul / The Korea Times:
KT to Introduce Apple's 4G iPhone in April  —  KT, an exclusive local partner of Apple to sell iPhone, plans to introduce an upgraded version of the device 4G iPhone to the domestic market in April at the earliest.  —  Talks over initial sales volume of such gadgets have already been under …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Plans to Upgrade Old Billboards in Street View  —  According to a new patent that was just granted to Google, the company could soon extend the reach of its advertising program in Google Maps to Street View.  This patent, which was originally filed on July 7, 2008 …
Josh Lowensohn / Crave: The gadget blog:
Camera showdown: Nexus One vs. iPhone 3GS  —  Rumors cropped up last week that Apple had put down a big order for LED flashes, something useful for one thing, and one thing only: a digital camera.  It doesn't take much to figure that the next iteration of the iPhone is likely to be packing one of these …
Discussion: TheAppleBlog
David Glazer / The Official Google Blog:
Google I/O 2010: Now open for registration  —  (Cross-posted with the Google Code Blog)  —  I'm excited to announce that registration for Google I/O is now open at code.google.com/io.  Our third annual developer conference will return to Moscone West in San Francisco on May 19-20, 2010.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Android Phone Fans
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Pandora: Now Playing Everywhere  —  Now that Pandora, a next-generation online music streaming service, has turned its first quarterly profit, the Oakland, Calif.-based company is looking at life beyond the web.  And by doing so, Pandora is moving to embody what's being called the device-agnostic Internet.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Now Seeing A Check-In Each Second  —  Last Friday, the location-based service Foursquare announced that it was opening their service to be used anywhere in the world.  The following day, they saw the biggest day in terms of usage ever, apparently.
Discussion: atmaspheric
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Forrester Forecasts 8.1 Percent Increase In Global IT Spending In 2010  —  For the technology industry, 2009 was a pretty tough year, but Forrester says the tech downturn is now ‘unofficially over’.  —  The research firm says the global technology industry will see an 8.1 percent increase …
PR Newswire:
ImageShack Adds Video Capture and Sharing to iPhone Application  —  Version 2.0 presents full-featured media capture and sharing client for the real-time web; ImageShack's yfrog is now the only Twitter service supporting photo and video sharing on iPhone  —  ImageShack Corp. (www.imageshack.com) …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
E-Readers Everywhere: The Inevitable Shakeout  —  Samsung, Plastic Logic, enTourage Systems, Hearst, and Spring Design launched e-readers at CES against Sony, Amazon, and even Apple's rumored tablet  —  Johnny Makkar is intent on buying a digital book reader.
Discussion: GigaOM and Creative Capital
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Is Wal-Mart Ready to Try Web TV Again, With Vudu's Help?  —  Wal-Mart has tried twice to deliver movies and TV shows to its customers.  Is it ready to try again?  —  Maybe.  Sources tell me Web video start-up Vudu is in “meaningful” acquisition discussions, and industry executives believe Wal-Mart is the likely buyer.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Gizmodo
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Mac OS 10.6.3 to support Open GL 3.0?  —  Hardmac reports that the latest developer releases of the Mac OS are starting to support OpenGL 3.0.  In fact, according to ATI's utility, 95% of th elibraries are currently supported.  The only extention not supported in the current build is Shader language Language 1.3.
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Giving Electronic Commands With Body Language  —  LAS VEGAS — The technology industry is going retro — moving away from remote controls, mice and joysticks to something that arrives without batteries, wires or a user manual.  —  It's called a hand.  —  In the coming months …
Discussion: Kotaku and /Message
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
VigLink Raises $800K To Take Hassle Out Of Affiliate Programs  —  Most online publishers are at least vaguely familiar with affiliate programs, which can help them generate revenue from the stores and products they link to.  Unfortunately, actually managing accounts with these programs …
 
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