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1:30 PM ET, January 12, 2010

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Vijay Bangaru / Docs Blog:
Upload and store your files in the cloud with Google Docs  —  We're happy to announce that over the next few weeks we will be rolling out the ability to upload, store and organize any type of file in Google Docs.  With this change, you'll be able to upload and access your files from any computer …
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Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Google Docs gets file storage: Is this the GDrive?  —  Google on Tuesday is making a big move with its Docs service, opening it up to all types of file uploads.  This includes photos, movies, music, and ZIP archives, all of which will be stored on Google's servers.
Tony Bradley / PC World:
Memeo Connects Google Docs to the Desktop  —  Memeo, a privately-held company focused on helping users share, manage, and protect their data, announced the launch of Memeo Connect for Google Apps.  The new tool enables Google Apps Premier customers to access, migrate, and synchronize files between their desktop and Google Docs.
Discussion: Market Wire
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.
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 …
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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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 …
Discussion: Guardian and Switched
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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 and Daring Fireball
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.
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 …
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 Kaplan / mocoNews:
App Analytics Provider Flurry Raises $7 Million Second Round  —  Mobile app tracker Flurry has raised a $7 million second round funding.  The round was led by InterWest Partners, along with existing investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Union Square Ventures, First Round Capital and Draper Richards.
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John Ebbert / AdExchanger.com:
Flurry CEO Khalaf On New Funds And Current Mobile Ad Network Performance
Discussion: Bits, MediaPost, GigaOM and VentureBeat
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 …
Alain Rappaport / Search Blog:
Bringing Knowledge into Health Search  —  The new enhanced Bing Health search experience is live - focusing on further enabling people to quickly get relevant information and make better decisions.  We're providing more content from new partners and augmenting instant answers with hard …
Discussion: ResourceShelf
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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
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 …
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.
Tom Whitnah / Facebook Blog:
Replying to Comments through Email  —  One of the easiest ways to stay updated on relevant conversations happening on Facebook is through email notifications, which inform you about comments made on the posts you've created or commented on.  These notifications—for comments on such content …
Discussion: Mashable!
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Big Palm Backer Elevation Partners Hires Ex-Apple Exec (PALM, AAPL)  —  Elevation Partners, the private equity firm heavily invested in Palm, announced today Avadis “Avie” Tevanian was joining as a managing director.  —  Avie was Chief Software Technology Officer at Apple.  He worked at Apple from 1997 to 2006.
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.
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 …
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.
 
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Matt Richtel / Bits:
New Group Will Fight Cellphone Use by Drivers
Discussion: FierceWireless and textually.org
Jack Loechner / MediaPost:
More Targeted Ad Dollars Less Profitable
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
In A Year When Online Ads Slumped, VideoEgg Doubled Revenues …
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ImageShack Adds Video Capture and Sharing to iPhone Application
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Mike / Marksonland:
Yahoo is the Online Version of the Paper Box Manufacturer
Discussion: TechCrunch
Joop Dorresteijn / The Next Web:
Baidu, China's Largest Search Engine, Hacked by “Iranian Cyber Army”
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Airport Scanners Can Store, Transmit Images
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