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6:00 PM ET, January 1, 2011

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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
New Year's 2011 breaks non-recurring iPhone alarm clocks (update: auto-fixes)  —  According to multiple users expressing their frustration through Twitter, come New Years 2011 (where ever you are) your iPhone alarm clock won't function correctly.  You may recall a similar bug in iOS …
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
PSA: iPhone alarms not working come New Year's Day 2011  —  We're not exactly sure of the cause of this fancy new issue affecting Apple's super cool iPhone line of cellphones, but apparently you've got trouble come 1/1/2011.  According to an explosive stream of frustration-filled tweets …
Graham Bowley / New York Times:
The New Speed of Money, Reshaping Markets  —  Secaucus, N.J.  —  A SUBSTANTIAL part of all stock trading in the United States takes place in a warehouse in a nondescript business park just off the New Jersey Turnpike.  —  Few humans are present in this vast technological sanctum, known as New York Four.
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Wikipedia Raises $16 Million to Remain Ad-Free  —  The Wikimedia Foundation announced this morning that it has reached its goal of $16 million in record time, more than doubling the $7.5 million the organization raised in 2009.  The foundation, which is the non-profit parent organization …
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
The 50 biggest tech stories of 2010  —  If the year is winding down, and real tech news is slowing to a trickle, you know it's time to reflect on the past 12 months in tech.  Again this year we crunched Techmeme's historical data, cancelling out the influences of our editors …
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Emily Wood / The Official Google Blog:
Google blogging in 2010
Discussion: Fortune
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
CES 2011 Preview: Phones and Tablets  —  Dual-core and 4G phones will muscle their way to the fore at CES this year.  —  CES is traditionally the beginning of a busy season for cell phone and tablet announcements, but it's not the end of the story.  With Mobile World Congress coming …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile
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Glenn Chapman / Agence France Presse:
Tablets galore on tap at major CES gadget fest
Discussion: Fortune and PC Magazine
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Clear iSpot discontinued already  —  Well, that certainly didn't last very long, did it?  Looks like Clear is already sending its unusual iSpot product to the great WiMAX network in the sky less than five months after its introduction.  As a refresher, the iSpot's claim to fame …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
How Space Jam's Website Went Viral.  Space Jam's 1996 Website, That Is.  —  A couple of days ago Reddit user Jeff Ubelhor was talking to his friends about something or other and Space Jam, the movie starring Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan, came up (he swears they weren't stoned).
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine:
Ford Unveils Sync Destinations Navigation App for iOS, Android  —  Ford on Wednesday announced a new Sync Destinations app for iOS and Android devices that will let users send directions to their cars from their smartphones, among other things.  —  The free app will work on the iPhone …
Medgadget:
ECG Attachment for Your iPhone  —  Seattle, Washington based Alivecor will be showing off its new iPhonECG system at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  The company has partnered with Oregon Scientific to manufacture the units, which are expected to sell for under $100 a piece.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
WakeMate Warns Users Of Major Safety Issue With Product After One Bursts Into Flames  —  It was only days ago that we wrote that after nearly a year of delays, the first WakeMate units were finally shipping to customers.  And now there's some more bad news — really bad.
Vivek Wadhwa / TechCrunch:
Why We Desperately Need a New (and Better) Google  —  This semester, my students at the School of Information at UC-Berkeley researched the VC system from the perspective of company founders.  We prepared a detailed survey; randomly selected 500 companies from a venture database; and set out to contact the founders.
 
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Kurtis Alexander / Santa Cruz Sentinel:
Online impersonation banned starting in New Year
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Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
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