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3:55 PM ET, January 18, 2010

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DigiTimes:
Apple to launch 22-inch touch-enabled all-in-one PC in 2010, says paper  —  Apple reportedly plans to launch a 22-inch touch-enabled all-in-one PC in 2010, in addition to the current non-touch 21.5- and 27-inch iMacs, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
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Reuters:
Google probing possible inside help on attack  —  Buzz up!  —  SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Google is investigating whether one or more employees may have helped facilitate a cyber-attack that the U.S. search giant said it was a victim of in mid-December, two sources told Reuters on Monday.
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Edward Wong / New York Times:
Foreign Journalists in Beijing Hit by E-Mail Hackers  —  BEIJING — At least two foreign journalists living in Beijing have had their Google e-mail accounts hacked, a journalists' advocacy group in China said Monday.  The hackers changed settings so that all Gmail messages would be forwarded to unfamiliar addresses.
Times of London:
China tried to hack our computers, says India's security chief M.K. Narayanan  —  Chinese hackers are believed to have attempted to penetrate India's most sensitive government office in the latest sign of rising tensions between the two rival Asian powers, The Times has learnt.
Discussion: PC World
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
The case against a 10" AMOLED Apple tablet  —  Active matrix OLED (AMOLED) was one of the hot technologies at CES this year—the tech's profile was raised by Google's launch of the Nexus One, and vendors had 3D and 2D OLED prototype displays of up to 32 inches in size on the CES show floor.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple Announces Jan. 27 Special Event: “Come See Our Latest Creation”  —  Confirming a date first reported by Digital Daily, Apple (AAPL) this morning announced an invitation-only special event to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco on January 27 - a Wednesday.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
HTC ‘Supersonic’ to ring in WiMAX on Sprint, Android-style  —  Remember that mysterious HTC A9292 with WiMAX rumored for Sprint a few days back?  Well, take a seat, folks — we think we've got the lowdown on it here from a trusted source, and it's a bit of a monster:
The Independent:
Twitter joke led to Terror Act arrest and airport life ban  —  When heavy snowfall threatened to scupper Paul Chambers's travel plans, he decided to vent his frustrations on Twitter by tapping out a comment to amuse his friends.  “Robin Hood airport is closed,” he wrote.
Discussion: Guardian, p2pnet, TG Daily and The Next Web
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple: The Tablet Prophecies  —  What is it about tablets that gets the masses all worked up?  I don't know.  Yet what I do know is that with Apple's coming tablets sporting high-end accelerometers, GPS and Google Maps, I don't think any of us will go around in circles in the desert for 40 years trying to find the Promised Land.
Discussion: App Advice, 9 to 5 Mac and MacDailyNews
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Daniel Ionescu / PC World:
Apple Tablet and NY Times Paywall: Rumors Merge
Discussion: MediaPost, Techdirt and p2pnet
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
BarMax: The $1,000 iPhone App That Might Actually Be Worth It  —  In August 2008, Apple approved an application in the App Store called I Am Rich.  The app did nothing beyond show a picture of a red gem.  So why was it notable?  Because it cost $999.99.  Though Apple pulled it relatively quickly …
Eli Hodapp / Touch Arcade:
‘Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars’ Out in U.S. Too - First Impressions and Video  —  Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars [App Store] was quietly released into the App Store this evening.  Chinatown Wars for the iPhone seems to lie somewhere in between the DS and PSP versions in regards to graphical quality …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
IBM Launches LotusLive Labs; Opens Up Collaboration Platform's API To Partners  —  At IBM's annual conference, Lotusphere, Big Blue has announced innovations to its cloud-based collaboration platform, LotusLive.  LotusLive provides enterprise users with online email, web conferencing …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, eWeek and Seeking Alpha
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Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
RIM and IBM Load up the Blackberry with Lotus Collaboration Applications
Malatesta / WMExperts:
Windows Mobile 7: What we expect and what we are hearing  —  Okay everyone, time to put on your rumor helmets (they're like beer helmets, but filled with vodka).  Here's what we are hearing about Windows Mobile 7 from various sources (none of which has been announced by Microsoft).
Mike / Understanding Google Maps & Local Search:
Google Maps: Now Adding Reviews from News Sites, Hyperlocal Blogs and Other Non Traditional Review Sources  —  What's New in Reviews at Google Maps:  —  With their newly implemented sentiment analysis, Google Maps is apparently now reaching across hyperlocal blogs, local portals and news sites …
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
The Subscription War: You're Bleeding to Death  —  You know what's great?  My smartphone puts the world in my pocket.  Broadband puts 2,454,399 channels on my HDTV.  I can access the internet from a freaking airplane!  You know what's unsustainable?  Paying for it all.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Aol Quietly Launches An Expert Site Called Owl, and Feeds It Seed  —  Aol's answer to Wikipedia is Owl, a new site described as “a living, breathing library where useful knowledge, opinions and images are posted from experts the world over.”  —  Owl seems more of a testbed for Seed than anything else.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Baidu CTO Yinan Li Quits, Days After COO's Departure  —  There's something going on over at Baidu, the leading search engine provider in China.  A mere ten days after the company's chief operating officer Peng Ye bailed for ‘personal reasons’, Baidu this morning announced that chief technology officer Yinan Li is also calling it quits.
Discussion: PR Newswire and Washington Post
Matthew Moore / Telegraph:
Oxford University bans students from Spotify  —  Oxford University students have been barred from using Spotify, the popular music streaming service.  —  University authorities imposed the ban because the sheer number of undergraduates listening to free tracks in their bedrooms was crippling the network …
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Forget Gum.  Walking and Using Phone Is Risky.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — On the day of the collision last month, visibility was good.  The sidewalk was not under repair.  As she walked, Tiffany Briggs, 25, was talking to her grandmother on her cellphone, lost in conversation.  —  Very lost.
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment:
‘Big’ Ovi news coming on Thursday, says Nokia  —  More information on version 2.0 of the Ovi Store?  —  Nokia is holding a press conference on Thursday morning in London to share some “big news” on its Ovi services.  —  The invite, which was sent out this morning, gives no further details.
Agence France Presse:
Sony's PlayStation is ‘poison’ to children: Chavez  —  Buzz up!  —  CARACAS (AFP) - Sony's PlayStation video game console is “poison” and leads children down the capitalist “road to hell,” Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said.  —  Chavez, in his weekly radio-TV show “Alo Presidente,” …
 
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