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10:20 AM ET, January 20, 2010

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Jaikumar Vijayan / Network World:
Military contractors targeted in Chinese attacks, says F-Secure  —  Attacks followed apparent China-based hacks targeting Google, other tech firms  —  The targeted cyberattacks apparently originating in China that hit Google and more than 30 other companies late last year are now targeting …
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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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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
No Time Inc. for the Tablet Next Week  —  Here's someone else you won't see onstage with Steve Jobs next week: Anyone from Time Inc. With good reason-the magazine company doesn't have any tablet-ready stuff to show off yet.  —  Time Warner's (TWX) publishing unit is intensely interested …
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.
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.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Amazon gives publishers a bigger royalty cut for Kindle; Apple Tablet defense?  —  Amazon on Wednesday outlined a new royalty option for its Kindle platform where authors and publishers can get 70 percent of list price net of delivery costs.  There are a few catches in the royalty package …
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
feature: Google talks Chrome OS, HTML5, and the future of software  —  On the last day of November, 2009, after the initial rush of excitement around Google's Chrome OS launch had quieted a bit, Ryan Paul and I sat down with Matthew Papakipos, the engineering director for the Chrome OS project, and Eitan Bencuya, from Google PR.
Tamar Lewin / New York Times:
If Your Kids Are Awake, They're Probably Online  —  The average young American now spends practically every waking minute — except for the time in school — using a smart phone, computer, television or other electronic device, according to a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Opera Buys Mobile Ad Startup AdMarvel For $8M In Cash Plus A $15M Earnout  —  This morning, Norwegian browser maker Opera Software announced that it has agreed to acquire AdMarvel, a small privately-held mobile advertising company based in San Mateo, California.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Google's multitouch dilemma  —  As anyone who's seen the last Engadget Show knows, we were incredibly lucky to have Google's Erick Tseng as our guest.  Erick is product manager of Android at Google, and he's one of the sharpest, brightest, funniest guys around — it was great having him on the show …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Want to Know Where Your Neighbors Are Spending Their Money?  Bundle Will Tell You  —  Do you want to know where your neighbors are spending their money?  Or do you want to know if your spending pattern is in line with that of others in your age and income group in your neighborhood?
Discussion: Fast Company and The Social, Thanks:fredericl
Laura Rich / Fast Company:
Why You Should Start a Company in... New York  —  It used to be, if you were serious about starting a tech company, you went to Silicon Valley.  But emerging entrepreneurial hubs around the country are giving startup aspirants options.  In this series, we talk to leading figures in those communities about what makes them tick.
Discussion: A VC and Feld Thoughts
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 …
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 …
Joe Fay / The Register:
Google: Keep user data safe by letting us hoard it forever  —  Fleischer demands EU trust Google  —  Google has sought to turn its China crisis to its advantage by arguing it demonstrates why it should be allowed to hang onto search logs indefinitely.  —  Privacy supremo Peter Fleischer …
Discussion: PC World
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sony delays new motion controller for PS 3 until fall  —  Sony is eating crow tonight as it announced it has postponed its new Motion Controller from the spring until the fall of 2010.  —  The new controller is a step up from the motion-sensing controller currently selling with the PlayStation 3 game console.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Valued At $14 Billion On SecondMarket  —  Offers to buy Facebook common stock have surged to $32 per share on SecondMarket, a marketplace for the buying and selling of private company stock.  That offer values Facebook at roughly $14 billion.  —  The last time we checked in …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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.
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 and Alec Saunders SquawkBox, Thanks:atul
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Verizon To Get iPhone 4G In June, Canaccord Says  —  It's become a tradition at Apple (AAPL) product launch events for CEO Steve Jobs to save some extra juicy bit for very end, which he typically provides after reviewing all of the other day's news, using the phase, “one more thing.”
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.
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 …
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
 
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James Surowiecki / New Yorker:
BUNDLES OF CABLE  —  It seems like an annual rite …
James Temple / San Francisco Chronicle:
Google books opponents propose public guardian
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Apple looks for UK mobile partner for new tablet
Discussion: Pocket-lint and 9 to 5 Mac
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