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8:20 PM ET, January 16, 2010

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Ross Miller / Engadget:
Motorola Shadow is Nexus Two with sliding QWERTY keyboard?  —  Fan-made render?  Very possible, but we're intrigued by the notion.  The gang at Mobile01 have laid out two more photos of what is being called the Motorola Shadow (not to be confused with the T-Mobile Shadow) …
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Apple Files Trade Complaint Against Nokia in Smartphone Technology Battle  —  Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. filed a new patent- infringement complaint against Nokia Oyj, seeking to block U.S. imports of mobile phones and increasing the legal battle between the two over smartphone technology.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple retaliates: requests US import ban on Nokia phones  —  As expected, Apple just responded to Nokia's ITC request to ban Apple device imports with a US embargo request of its very own.  Notice of Apple's complaint (without any detail) was posted yesterday on the website …
Jordan Robertson / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Alarming network glitch makes the Internet lose track of who is who on Facebook  —  AP Exclusive: Network flaw causes scary Web error  —  A Georgia mother and her two daughters logged onto Facebook from mobile phones last weekend and wound up in a startling place …
Discussion: Phone Arena and GottaBeMobile.com
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
FoursquareX: Foursquare Addicts Need To Get This Desktop Fix Immediately  —  Use of the location-based service Foursquare is on the up and up.  But it's use is mainly limited to mobile phones currently.  That makes sense since the service is all about sending your location when on the go.
Discussion: Webmetricsguru and Mark Evans Tech
Sharon LaFraniere / New York Times:
Google Users in China Fear Losing Important Tool  —  BEIJING — At the elite Tsinghua University here, some students were joking Friday that they had better download all the Internet information they wanted now in case Google left the country.  —  But to many of the young …
Discussion: PC Magazine
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Scaling the Digital Wall in China
Nancy Gohring / Computerworld:
Google begins replying to more Nexus One complaints  —  IDG News Service - Google appears to be trying to boost its customer support for Nexus One customers, posting replies to many more queries on its online forum.  —  Google has come under fire since the launch of the Nexus One after hundreds …
Discussion: Boy Genius Report
WMPoweruser.com:
LG - Windows Mobile 7 coming to US in September  —  It seems LG just can not keep the lid on the Windows Mobile 7 news, despite Microsoft's best efforts to keep a lid on the news.  —  In the latest revelation they told a French tech blogger Presse-Citron who was participating in a design session …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Yahoo's Big Plan for the Social Web in 2010: Aggregate It  —  When Yahoo announced in early December that it would integrate with Facebook Connect, many considered it an admission of the long-reigning portal's defeat in the battle to be the hub for people's online identities.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:atul
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Haiti: OSM and Sat Imagery for Free iPhone App  —  Crisis Mappers from around the world have been working around the clock to create maps and other tools for relief workers in Haiti.  The earthquake caused tremendous damage to the road network and updated maps are necessary to enable food and volunteers to traverse the island.
Discussion: Computerworld
Carolyn Duffy Marsan / Network World:
Debate swirls around ICANN plan to fast-track new top-level domains  —  ICANN plan to add hundreds of new domain name extensions hits critical juncture  —  A controversial plan to introduce hundreds of new top-level domains into the Internet has reached a crossroads: The plan will either …
 
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