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5:30 AM ET, January 20, 2010

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Apple, Microsoft Discuss Giving Bing Top iPhone Billing  —  Amid an accelerating rivalry with Google, Apple is discussing ways to make Bing the default search engine on the iPhone  —  In 2003, when Apple said its iTunes music software would work on PCs using the Windows software of its age-old rival …
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Apple iPhone OS 4.0 features detailed!  Also, Apple calling tablet the iTablet?  —  That's right, y'all.  We're back at it, and this time we've received some exclusive iPhone OS 4.0 details from one of our trusty Apple connects.  —  Here are some iPhone OS 4.0 features, according to our guy:
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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
‘Minor issues’ could delay $999 Apple tablet availability 'til June - report  —  While Apple's tablet is still expected to see a formal introduction at a media event next week, issues with battery life and durability could result in a June launch, an analyst said Tuesday.
Arn / MacRumors:
Will Apple's Tablet Actually Be Called the iPad?  New Trademarks Filed This Week  —  A lot has been said about the rumored Apple tablet, and after evidence was discovered that Apple was interested in the name “iSlate”, many have adopted that as the most likely name for Apple's new device.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Hopes to Retain Business Unit in China  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Few people say they think Google's Chinese-language search engine will survive the company's confrontation with China.  —  But as Google prepares for talks with the Chinese government over its decision to stop cooperating …
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John Markoff / New York Times:
Evidence Found for Chinese Attack on Google  —  SAN FRANCISCO — An American computer security researcher has found what he says he believes is strong evidence of the digital fingerprints of Chinese authors in the software programs used in attacks against Google.
Reuters:
U.S. has met with China on Internet freedom: official
Discussion: NBC Bay Area
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Bill Gates Joins Twitter - Uses The Web Interface  —  Bill Gates has joined Twitter and is tweeting away using the web interface.  —  Twitter employee @caroline has confirmed this.  —  Of course, Bill Gates is the famed man from Microsoft who brought us a talking paperclip and Windows 1.0 pillow cases, if you remember that far back.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Lockheed Martin introduces ‘PC on a stick’ flash drive — yes, Lockheed Martin  —  Our coverage of Lockheed Martin here on Engadget normally focus on things like laser weapons or futuristic airships, but it looks like the mega-defense company is now trying its hand as something a little closer to home for us …
Discussion: Softpedia News and Maximum PC
AppleInsider:
Apple updates Boot Camp with Windows 7 support  —  Apple on Tuesday updated its Boot Camp software and issued new drivers and utilities to allow users to run Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 7.  The Mac maker also issued its first security update of 2010, addressing 12 vulnerabilities.
Steven Baker / The Official Google Blog:
Helping computers understand language  —  An irony of computer science is that tasks humans struggle with can be performed easily by computer programs, but tasks humans can perform effortlessly remain difficult for computers.  We can write a computer program to beat the very best human chess players …
TechCrunch:
Apple's Secret Cloud Strategy And Why Lala Is Critical  —  This is a guest post from Michael Robertson, a 12-year veteran of the digital music business.  He is the founder and former CEO of digital music pioneer MP3.com.  He is currently the CEO of music locker company MP3tunes.
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Symbian handsets still second only to iPhone  —  A report from mobile analytics firm Motally finds that outside north America, the Symbian operating system used by Nokia still dominates Windows and Android phones.  —  Motally's analysis says the future isn't all about smartphones:
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The iPhone & the Lack of Voice Over 3G: Alternative Theory  —  Apple and AT&T have come under continued criticism for not allowing VoIP over today's 3G mobile broadband connections when using the iPhone.  So much so that the matter got the attention of the FCC back in August, leading to explanations from Apple and Ma Bell.
Discussion: Digital Society, Thanks:atul
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Hundreds of Network Solutions Sites Hacked  —  Web site domain registrar and hosting provider Network Solutions acknowledged Tuesday that hackers had broken into its servers and defaced hundreds of customer Web sites.  —  The hackers appear to have replaced each site's home page …
Royal Pingdom:
The Internet is about to get a lot safer  —  DNS, the Domain Name System, is one of the major pillars of the Internet.  It's a critical service, and without it we would all have to use IP addresses instead of handy domain names like “Pingdom.com” when we want to visit websites, send emails, and so on.
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
How To Hide From Google  —  Hacker Moxie Marlinspike debuts a tool for using Google services while foiling its data collection techniques.  —  Google offers Web users a simple trade-off: Let the search giant track a substantial portion of your comings and goings around the Web, and it will offer you a free, superior online experience.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Report: 44% Of Google News Visitors Scan Headlines, Don't Click Through  —  Research firm Outsell has published its third annual News Users' report, which is based on a survey about the online and offline news preferences of 2,787 US news consumers.  —  The Outsell report unsurprisingly predicts ongoing …
Bing / Search Blog:
Bing Autosuggest - Keeping You Current  —  Over the past couple months the Bing team has been working hard to make your search journey a bit easier.  One of the ways we have tried to do that is through improvements to autosuggest.  Autosuggest helps you get to results faster by suggesting words …
Lauren Goode / Digits:
H-P Testing a Touchless “Wall of Touch”  —  Hewlett-Packard is testing out a new design of its TouchSmart technology that doesn't actually require customers to touch the screen. … The new design, called the “wall of touch”, is an interactive touch screen wall comprised of up to nine 43 inch to 46 inch …
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Twitter goldrush on the way.  Old usernames to be released  —  Twitter tells us it is planning to release all of its old, neglected usernames from inactive accounts for others to grab - and some of them are bound to be in big demand.  —  Many early users of the service picked up short usernames …
Dave Cole / The White House Blog:
WhiteHouse.gov: Anywhere  —  Today, we're excited to announce the new White House App available for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.  The White House App delivers dynamic content from WhiteHouse.gov to the palm of your hand.  —  One feature that stands out is live video streaming.
Stephen Lawson / PC World:
Analyst: AT&T Needs to Spend US$5B to Catch up  —  AT&T would need to spend about US$5 billion on its wireless network to catch up with the coverage offered by Verizon Wireless, a financial research firm said Tuesday.  —  The public's perception of AT&T's network is poor and declining …
Don Clark / Digits:
Firefox Soars on Germany's Browser Warning  —  Germans appear to be heeding the advice of their government and seeking out alternatives to Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser.  —  Mozilla, creators of the Firefox browser, say they've seen a significant surge in downloads of the software …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Microsoft to Launch Zune Phone in Two Months?  —  Microsoft has long claimed that its mobile strategy is to provide a software solution, not devices.  As Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told attendees of a McGraw-Hill (MHP) media conference last spring: … That being the case …
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Apple looks for UK mobile partner for new tablet  —  iPhone creator believed to be in talks with UK phone networks over subsidies for the much-anticipated tablet computer  —  Apple is understood to have approached several UK mobile phone networks, including Orange, about selling its forthcoming tablet computer to British customers.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and EverythingiCafe
James Temple / San Francisco Chronicle:
Google books opponents propose public guardian  —  Opponents of the controversial legal settlement that would allow Google Inc. to publish millions of books online stepped forward with a counterproposal on Tuesday: a digital public library operated by a nonprofit public guardian.
Bloomberg:
Twitter Operating Chief Says an Initial Public Offering Is Still ‘Way Out’  —  Jan. 20 (Bloomberg) — A Twitter Inc. initial public offering remains on the distant horizon as the company prepares to boost revenue with a new advertising program, said Chief Operating Officer Dick Costolo.
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Bing Maps Goes Silverlight  —  Microsoft just announced that it is taking the Bing Maps Sliverlight version out of beta and making it the default version for Bing Maps.  The Bing Team is rolling this change out slowly.  Within a few weeks, all users in the U.S. will see the Silverlight maps by default.
 
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DigiTimes:
China market: Internet user base grew to 384 million at end of 2009, says CNNIC
Galen Gruman / InfoWorld:
2010 CIO priorities shift to lightweight services, virtualization
Discussion: eWeek and Between the Lines
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Analyst: Intel Netbook growth to slow
New York Times:
Fearing Hackers Who Leave No Trace
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