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7:15 PM ET, December 27, 2010

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Kunal / Samsung Hub:
Samsung confirms Galaxy Player, will showcase at CES 2011  —  UPDATE: Front facing camera is VGA.  Will come in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB storage capacities.  —  Samsung has announced a new Android-based Galaxy Player that will be showcased next week at the CES 2011.
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Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Samsung Player: First True Android iPod Touch Competitor?
Amazon:
Third-Generation Kindle Now the Bestselling Product of All Time on Amazon Worldwide  —  In just five months, new Kindle replaces ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ as best-selling product in Amazon's history  —  (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced that the third-generation Kindle …
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Cari Tuna / Digits:   Bezos Discounts Kindle-Tablet Competition
DigiTimes:
Apple hikes 1Q11 iPhone shipment target to 20-21 million units, say sources  —  Apple has raised the global shipment goal for its iPhones for first-quarter 2011 from 19 million units originally to 20-21 million units, according to sources with Taiwan-based component suppliers.
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Faith Merino / VatorNews:
Apple to ship 5-6M Verizon iPhones in Q1 2011
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Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
LOGI: Google Has Not Requested ‘Revue’ Halt  —  Shares of peripheral maker Logitech (LOGI) are down 63 cents, or 3.3%, at $18.69 following a report by Monica Chen and Steven Shen in DigiTimes that the company has asked contract manufacturer Gigabyte Technology to suspend manufacturing …
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Ashish Arora / BLogitech:
All's Well with Logitech Revue
Electronista:
RIM thought iPhone was impossible in 2007  —  RIM had a complete internal panic when Apple unveiled the iPhone in 2007, a former employee revealed this weekend.  The BlackBerry maker is now known to have held multiple all-hands meetings on January 10 that year, a day after the iPhone was on stage …
Discussion: MacStories, IntoMobile and AppleInsider
Karen Costa / Compete Pulse:
I'm the mayor!  So what?  —  Are you on Foursquare, Gowalla or any other check-in services?  I use Foursquare and like many of my friends, I'm beginning to wonder “What's the point?”  So far, they're great in theory, but not in practice.  Gowalla boasts that you'll “find inspiration …
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Glyn Moody / open:
Putin Orders Russian Move to GNU/Linux  —  This looks huge: … [Via Google Translate: Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed a plan for transition of power structures and the federal budget [to] free software.  According to the document, the introduction of Linux in government should begin in II quarter 2012.
Discussion: TECHi
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhone App Download Traffic Is 2X What It Was Last Christmas, Says “Tap Tap Revenge” Maker  —  Disney's Tapulous studio, the makers of the “Tap Tap Revenge 4” game for the iPhone and iPod touch, is having another huge Christmas.  And it looks like it's a big Christmas for the iPhone app economy in general.
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Emotional Rescue  —  There was an interesting thread of iOS-vs.-Android news and punditry over the weekend, starting with this report by Seth Weintraub for Fortune: … In other words, $100 Android phones within the next year.  —  I'm not sure how this qualifies as news, though.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
It's Official: 1 Million Apple TVs Sold  —  Last Tuesday Apple said it expected sales of its next generation Apple TV to top one million units before Christmas.  Today the company confirmed to me that they did just that.  Seems the addition of AirPlay support for wireless streaming …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Apple App Store Innovates With ‘Reverse BitTorrent’  —  Hackulous, the community dedicated to the cracking of Apple DRM and the indexing of unprotected software for iPhone, iPod and iPad, has announced some interesting innovations.  As well as having cracking software for the yet …
Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
Marissa Mayer  —  Who says you have to be a guy to be a geek?  This Google senior executive is teaching a new generation that femininity and technology are a winning formula.  —  Google senior executive Marissa Mayer in Mountain View, Calif., in July 2008.  —  Why are so few women working in the technology industry?
Discussion: SAI
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Dell's Looking Glass tablet passes through FCC, shows off SD and SIM card slots  —  Dell's still calling this a Mobile Internet Device, but you can call it by any of its codenames: Looking Glass, M02M, iPad eviscerator, they're all in here.  Yes, the FCC has spent a month of quality …
 
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Facebook App for Windows Phone Adds Places and Tagging
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Moot On 4Chan User Survey: “It's Total Garbage.”
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
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Sony to spend $1.2 billion to double image sensor output
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The Top 40 iPhone Apps of 2010
Yaakov Katz / Jerusalem Post:
Stuxnet may have destroyed 1,000 centrifuges at Natanz
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Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle:
Twitter has a lot to prove in 2011
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