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6:30 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.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft strikes back at Google on new cloud storage limits  —  A couple of quick hits today from around the Microsoft-related sites and blogs:  —  Microsoft strikes back against Google: In a very uncharacteristic move, Microsoft is sending out notes to reporters and bloggers on January 12 …
The Official Google Blog:
A new approach to China  —  Like many other well-known organizations, we face cyber attacks of varying degrees on a regular basis.  In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Just Says No To China: Ending Censorship, Due To Gmail Attack  —  Google has revealed that the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists were targeted last December in a hacking attempt.  That, along with other issues, has convinced the company that it will no longer due business …
Discussion: Digits and Wall Street Journal, Thanks:mattmcgee
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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Niraj Sheth / Digits:
Google Defends Nexus One Termination Fee … Google's Nexus One smartphone has been well received, but complaints about the search giant's lack of retailing savvy are starting to pile up.  —  The latest that has bloggers clamoring: double termination fees levied by both Google and T-Mobile …
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Phone Scoop
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 …
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.
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
John Gruber: No Camera on Apple Tablet  —  In a brief comment regarding the Apple tablet, Daring Fireball's John Gruber, notes that his sources have indicated that the device will not include a camera.  —  And, for what it's worth, I'm hearing there is no camera, webcam or otherwise, on The Tablet.
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 …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Like BoomTown Said: VMware Buys Zimbra From Yahoo (Plus the Full Press Release)  —  As BoomTown previously reported, VMware officially confirmed today that it was buying Yahoo's Zimbra open-source email unit.  —  Financial terms were not disclosed, but sources said the price was well below …
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Sebastian Rupley / GigaOM:
In Acquiring Zimbra, VMware Moves Squarely Toward Apps and Collaboration
Discussion: Yahoo! Finance
Stephanie Mitchell / Harvard University Gazette:
Harvard and foursquare  —  Harvard teams with foursquare on mobile app  —  Harvard is the first university to work with foursquare to help students explore their campus and surrounding places of interest.  —  Harvard University today (Jan. 12) announced a collaboration with foursquare …
Discussion: Mashable! and TechCrunch
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 …
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.
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: Switched and Fast Company
Daniel Rowinski / Boston Globe:
Police fight cellphone recordings  —  Witnesses taking audio of officers arrested, charged with illegal surveillance  —  Simon Glik, a lawyer, was walking down Tremont Street in Boston when he saw three police officers struggling to extract a plastic bag from a teenager's mouth.
Design By Gravity:
Why Did Google Build a Phone and a Browser?  —  Microsoft was kind enough to comment that Google will have a tough time selling both a phone and an OS. … Roughly Drafted toes the Apple-fanboy line that Android simply isn't very important in the scheme of things: … Both miss the point rather badly.
Discussion: Edible Apple
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Are Web Ads Only for Oldsters?  Yahoo's Disturbing Study.  —  Brand advertising, the kind you're used to seeing on TV and in print, isn't nearly as big on the Internet as the search ads dominated by Google (GOOG).  But that's got to change, as marketers realize that traditional advertising works on the Web, too.
Matt Mohebbi / The Official Google Blog:
Google Flu Trends in 121 U.S. cities  —  In contrast to the unusually early spike of flu activity we saw this October, Google Flu Trends is currently showing a low level of activity in the United States.  Since the strain of influenza that is active (H1N1) is novel, no one knows exactly what will happen next.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch and 901am
PC World:
MagicJack Home Cellular Service Could Spark Legal Battle  —  MagicJack's femtocell service, unveiled with a splash last week at the Consumer Electronics Show, could potentially ignite a legal battle over the way it makes use of radio frequencies licensed to mobile operators.
Matt Asay / CNET News:
Facebook friends Apache with $40,000  —  Web properties used to treat open source as a resource to be strip-mined.  Increasingly, however, successful Web companies like Google and Facebook are giving back, helping to replenish the open-source ecosystem from which they derive so much value.
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 …
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 …
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Ex-Apple Exec Avie Tevanian Joins Elevation Partners (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.
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.
Keith Barry / Autopia:
Amtrak To Add WiFi, Upgrade Fleet  —  For months, travel message boards have been abuzz with rumors of Amtrak's very quiet trial rollout of free WiFi on select Acela Express trains.  Now, Amtrak has officially announced that they will finally begin to provide wireless internet access on trains …
Discussion: Mashable! and Communications …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Reading Between The Still Secret Lines Of The ACTA Negotiations  —  There's been a lot of back and forth talk about ACTA and all the secrecy behind the negotiations on it.  But what's really happening behind the scenes?  Some experts are pointing out that it's a very profound shift in US policy …
 
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Max Klein / This is so Meta:
On how Google Wave surprisingly changed my life
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
New year brings faster approvals for Apple's App Store developers
Discussion: FierceDeveloper and TUAW
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
PBWorks Launches Template Store For Collaboration Platform
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
Google Blames ‘human Error’ for Data Leak
Discussion: Computerworld
Jack Loechner / MediaPost:
More Targeted Ad Dollars Less Profitable
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David Glazer / The Official Google Blog:
Google I/O 2010: Now open for registration
Discussion: TechCrunch
Josh Lowensohn / Crave: The gadget blog:
Camera showdown: Nexus One vs. iPhone 3GS
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Now Seeing A Check-In Each Second
Discussion: atmaspheric
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
E-Readers Everywhere: The Inevitable Shakeout
Ronen Halevy / BerryReview.com:
HOT! First Picture of BlackBerry Curve 8910
Discussion: SlashGear and Unwired View
Brad Burnham / Union Square Ventures:
We need an independent invention defense to minimize the damage …
Discussion: Techdirt, Feld Thoughts and bijan sabet
 

 
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