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1:50 AM ET, January 13, 2010

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David Drummond / 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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Larry Seltzer / Security Watch:
Adobe and Google Both Reveal Intrusion Attempts  —  It's an eventful day.  Just as they release an important new version of Acrobat, Adobe has also revealed that “...a sophisticated, coordinated attack...” was mounted “...against corporate network systems managed by Adobe and other companies …
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 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Assessing Google's showdown with China: Does it make sense?  —  On the surface, Google's threat to shut down its China operations after a cyberattack on its infrastructure looks like sheer business lunacy.  How can the search giant give up on the world's biggest growth market?  It's easier than you'd think.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Google: Revenues From China Are ‘Immaterial’  —  If Google (NSDQ: GOOG) follows through on its threat of pulling out of China, the company would be sacrificing significant long-term growth in the world's biggest internet market.  In the short term, however, the decision won't have much impact on the company's revenue.
Dave Girouard / Google Enterprise Blog:
Keeping your data safe  —  Many corporations and consumers regularly come under cyber attack, and Google is no exception.  We recently detected a cyber attack targeting our infrastructure and that of at least 20 other publicly listed companies.  This incident was particularly notable for its high degree of sophistication.
Discussion: PC World and ReadWriteWeb
Alexia Tsotsis / All Shook Down:   Google's Iron Curtain: Are Chinese Government Hackers Responsible?
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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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 …
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Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans:
WTF: Google Charging Nexus One ETF In ADDITION To Carrier ETF
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 …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
As BoomTown Said: VMware Buys Zimbra From Yahoo (Plus the Full Press Release)  —  As BoomTown previously reported, VMware officially confirmed today that it is 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: Tech Beat
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Nintendo Wii to Add Netflix Service for Streaming Video  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Owners of the Nintendo Wii can finally stop waving their video game controllers in the air and sink back onto the couch.  —  Nintendo is bringing Netflix's online streaming video service to its Wii gaming console …
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 …
Max Klein / This is so Meta:
On how Google Wave surprisingly changed my life  —  I use google wave every single day.  I start off the day by checking gmail.  Then I look at a few news sites to see if anything of interest happened.  Then I open google wave: because that's where my business lives.
Discussion: sparkplug 9
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.
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 and WebProNews
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Yesterday Was Twitter's Highest Usage Day Ever.  Today Will Be Bigger.  —  For several months now, all we've heard is how Twitter's growth, once rapid, is flatlining.  And all indications are from the various third-party measuring sources is that this is true.
Discussion: Mashable!
Brad Stone / Bits:
Facebook Joins with McAfee to Clean Up Malware on Site  —  It looks like Facebook has finally gotten fed up with all the viruses and spam that is plaguing the social network and ensnaring and embarrassing its 350 million members.  —  Late Tuesday, the company announced a deal with McAfee …
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
The Slickest Click Fraud Yet  —  A new form of the scheme may bilk advertisers while seeming to result in real sales.  —  Click fraud, that perpetual bane of online advertisers, is usually hard to detect in the moment, but easy to spot after the fact.  That's because, unlike real clicks …
AndroidGuys:
Rumor: Sprint Working with Walmart on WiMax Build Out  —  Here's a rumor that we'd like to see play out if only for curiosity's sake.  According a tipster of ours, Sprint has been working with an unusual partner on a project to help build out their WiMax network.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Phone Arena and Neowin.net
Alex Payne / al3x:
Sold, For Just Me  —  A while back, I noticed friends on an online community repeatedly asking “is some site down for everyone, or just me?”  This odd scenario, in which users of the same global Internet have an inconsistent view of the network, is often caused by local ISPs having outdated DNS caches.
Discussion: 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 …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
PC prices may rise, reversing six-year trend  —  Your next PC may cost you a bit more than expected if you buy later this year.  Market research masters Gartner say that the price of building PCs will climb this year, reversing a six-year trend, due to component scarcity.
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
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Comcast's new Data Meter: Like a calorie counter for Internet usage  —  Are you an “excessive” Internet user at risk of exceeding Comcast's monthly 250GB threshold on residential data usage?  The company today started rolling out a new online “Data Meter” feature in Washington state that's designed …
Gmail Blog:
Default https access for Gmail  —  In 2008, we rolled out the option to always use https — encrypting your mail as it travels between your web browser and our servers.  Using https helps protect data from being snooped by third parties, such as in public wifi hotspots.
Eric Eldon / Inside Social Games:
Zynga Brings Back Social Adverting Offers, With Tight Supervision  —  After a two-month hiatus, Zynga is reintroducing advertising offers to its social games.  The company, like most other developers, had for a long time run offers within its games, letting users take offers …
 
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Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
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Daniel Rowinski / Boston Globe:
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