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7:00 PM ET, January 18, 2010

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Clayton Morris / Fox News:
Apple Tablet, iPhone 4 Launch Confirmed for January 27  —  Apple just announced an event on January 27th that will no doubt dazzle us with what the company is calling its “latest creation.”  At the event, Apple will unveil the company's long-rumored tablet device.
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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.
Daniel Ionescu / PC World:
Apple Tablet and NY Times Paywall: Rumors Merge  —  The New York Times hasn't spilled the beans over the Apple tablet again, but rumors are linking the two companies once more.  Reports of an upcoming paid model to be adopted by the New York Times are correlated with the mythical Apple tablet …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple: The Tablet Prophecies
Discussion: App Advice, 9 to 5 Mac and MacDailyNews
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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Ian Paul / PC World:
22-Inch Touchscreen iMac in the Works, Report Says
Discussion: The Next Web
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
Discussion: PC World
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Xbox Takes On Cable, Streaming TV Shows and Movies  —  Executives at Microsoft are fond of saying that its subscription gaming service, Xbox Live, should be thought of as a cable channel.  —  They want Xbox to be seen not as a mere gaming machine for teenagers, but as a media portal for parents and grandparents, too.
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.
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.
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 …
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).
Ryan Vance / Revision3:
An Open Letter to Conan O'Brien  —  I'm taking this opportunity to officially offer you a brand-new show of your choosing here at Revision3.  Rest assured, you'll be able to bring your set, band and even Andy (especially Andy) with you as you transition to our cutting-edge online TV network.
Emily Geminder / New York Observer:
Google Gobbles 57K More Feet in Taconic's 111 Eighth  —  111 Eighth Avenue  —  The amount of silicon in Manhattan just got bigger.  Since Google first occupied the old Port Authority building at 111 Eighth Avenue back in 2006, New York has been rife with speculation about the day-to-day exploits of the Internet empire.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
RIM and IBM Load up the Blackberry with Lotus Collaboration Applications  —  IBM and Research in Motion announced a partnership today to sell Blackberry devices fully loaded with IBM's collaboration software.  This is the first time IBM has sold Blackberry devices into its business channel.
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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 …
Kim Thai / Brainstorm Tech:
Ringtones' requiem  —  Customized cellphone rings are so 2004.  But the music industry has a new source of revenue - it's all about the ringback tone.  —  Remember the ringtone?  Just two years ago consumers were spending $1 billion a year on song snippets for their cellphones.
Discussion: Electronista
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Not Flattered By Yelp Check-Ins  —  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  But Foursquare doesn't seem too tickled by Yelp's newest feature.  —  On Friday, Yelp fired a major shot across the bow of the location-based services with the launch of the latest version of its iPhone app.
Discussion: ProgrammableWeb and metarand
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Companies Fight Endless War Against Computer Attacks  —  The recent computer attacks on the mighty Google left every corporate network in the world looking a little less safe.  —  Google's confrontation with China — over government censorship in general and specific attacks on its systems …
Discussion: Techdirt
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.
Fred / A VC:
Twitter.com vs The Twitter Ecosystem  —  John Borthwick, co-founder of Betaworks, parent company to bit.ly, twitterfeed, tweetdeck, chartbeat, and many other interesting web services, posted yesterday on “Ongoing tracking of the real time web ...”  —  Through these various Betaworks companies …
Discussion: TechCrunch and THINK / Musings
Matt Asay / CNET News:
The rising importance of cross-platform applications  —  Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of a day when we would “transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.”  In the technology world, perhaps that notion might be applicable to the dream …
 
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