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5:45 PM ET, January 16, 2010


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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 …
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.
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
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Google to Scoop Up Real Estate Sites  —  Google is obviously very focused on local broadly but also some key verticals within the segment.  One of those is real estate.  —  There were a number of sources recently that asserted Google was interested in buying Trulia.  (Maybe it still will.)
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
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
Alibaba slams Yahoo's statement on Google  —  Buzz up!  —  SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's largest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group, in which Yahoo Inc owns a 40 percent stake, has called the search giant's comments on Google “reckless.”  —  Alibaba Group, which runs Taobao …
Reuters:   Yahoo knew of attacks before Google, kept mum
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Releases Their Version Of Retweets As Twitterfication Continues  —  This evening Facebook began testing what appears to be their version of Twitter's retweet feature: “via”.  On any article shared by your friend, you can click on “Share” and when you post the article to your profile …
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: Mark Evans Tech
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 …
Security Research & Defense:
Assessing risk of IE 0day vulnerability  —  Yesterday, the MSRC released Microsoft Security Advisory 979352 alerting customers to limited, sophisticated attacks targeting Internet Explorer 6 customers.  Today, samples of that exploit were made publicly available.
George Kurtz / McAfee Security Insights Blog:
“Aurora” Exploit In Google Attack Now Public
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
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Mark Hachman / Gearlog:
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Unauthorized Mac clone maker Psystar appeals Apple lawsuit
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Laptop Search Documents Revealed
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
McDonald's starts dishing out free WiFi at most of its U.S. restaurants
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
German government issues official warning. …
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