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6:35 AM ET, January 17, 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) …
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Next Android version will be called Froyo, says Erick Tseng  —  Proving once again that those who don't watch The Engadget Show are always going to be one step behind those who do, our latest star guest Erick Tseng has dropped a dollop of exclusive wisdom on us: Android's next big iteration will be known as Froyo.
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Resistive screens are dead: HTC now selling a stylus for capacitive screens  —  When it comes to touchscreens, you just can't beat the feeling of a nice, high-quality capacitive screen.  If you've been using an iPhone, Motorola Droid, or any one of many capacitive smartphones made in the past few years …
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
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Why is Apple blocking VoIP over 3G?  —  We wondered yesterday why Skype hadn't enabled Push Notifications in their latest iPhone update, and more importantly, why we couldn't use Skype, or any voice over IP service, over 3G?  Peter Parkes (not Spiderman), a Skype blogger, wrote in to clarify a few things for us.
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
Michiko Kakutani / New York Times:
A Rebel in Cyberspace, Fighting Collectivism  —  In 2006, the artist and computer scientist Jaron Lanier published an incisive, groundbreaking and highly controversial essay about “digital Maoism” — about the downside of online collectivism, and the enshrinement by Web 2.0 enthusiasts of the “wisdom of the crowd.”
Discussion: Internet Evolution
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Yahoo: “The Open Web is not a rose garden.”  —  Apparently, Yahoo didn't like the bad press it was getting following its decision to shutter its own Shopping API and instead strike a deal with PriceGrabber to use their data.  Neal Sample, Yahoo's Vice President of Open Strategy …
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 …
Katie Drummond / Danger Room:
Darpa: U.S. Geek Shortage Is National Security Risk  —  Sure, we're all plugged in and online 24/7.  But fewer American kids are growing up to be bona fide computer geeks.  And that poses a serious security risk for the country, according to the Defense Department.
Discussion: Fast Company, Maximum PC and DVICE
Sharon LaFraniere / New York Times:
China at Odds With Future in Internet Fight  —  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, well-educated Chinese …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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.
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
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 …
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