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5:15 AM ET, January 9, 2011

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Shayndi Raice / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon iPhone to Be Available Around End of January  —  Apple Inc.'s iPhone will make its way to Verizon Wireless stores around the end of the month, a person familiar with the matter said.  —  The largest U.S. wireless carrier by subscribers will make the long-awaited announcement to carry …
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Verizon iPhone to go on sale late January, use current plans  —  The Verizon iPhone should go on sale sooner than expected and with relatively little change to plans, two late leaks gave away on Saturday.  Once thought to be ready February 3, the CDMA iPhone 4 is now said by the WSJ to be ready for late January.
Discussion: TiPb and Engadget
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
Twitter Courts Google's Sundar Pichai to Be Its Head of Product  —  Sundar Pichai, the man in charge of Chrome and Chrome OS at Google, is being aggressively courted by Twitter to be its next head of product, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 using lots of 3G data while idle, even on WiFi?  —  Complaints seem to be growing among some users that Windows Phone 7 is consuming an abnormally plump quantity of data when you're not doing anything.  Granted, there's lots of stuff on the platform that might need data continuously …
Discussion: Electronista, VentureBeat and Examiner
Tristan Louis / TNL.net:
New York to displace Silicon Valley  —  There's been a lot of discussion in the past couple of years about the resurgence of New York City as a tech center (I actually called the comparison to Silicon Valley a silly one about a year ago).  In the past couple of years, however …
Nathan / BackType:
Analysis of the #LessAmbitiousMovies Twitter Trend  —  Earlier this week, a meme erupted on Twitter based on the #LessAmbitiousMovies hashtag.  The premise was to modify a movie title to be “less ambitious”.  TechCrunch wrote about the meme as it was happening.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
DoJ Subpoena Proves Twitter's Value — and Its Weakness  —  Not that long ago, there was much debate about whether Twitter was just a plaything for nerds or a powerful, real-time information network.  Now the US Department of Justice has answered the question for us by serving the company …
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Peter Beaumont / Guardian:
WikiLeaks demands Google and Facebook unseal US subpoenas
Jon Evans / TechCrunch:
Can Google Get Its Mojo Back?  —  A spectre is haunting Mountain View.  No, not bed bugs: bit rot.  Google is in serious decline.  —  I don't see how they can deny it.  They have famously always been a data-driven organization, and the data is compelling.
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com
Edward Moyer / CNET News:
Shooting suspect left unsettling artifacts online  —  The suspected gunman in the shooting today of a U.S. Congresswoman posted disturbing artifacts on YouTube and MySpace, according to various reports, including a photo of a gun on top of a U.S. history book, and videos featuring strange, sometimes political ramblings.
Chris Rawson / TUAW:
VLC app removed from App Store  —  Not long after a version of multi-format video player VLC hit the App Store, speculation swirled surrounding its possible removal because of licensing issues.  A few months later, it appears that everyone's fears were true: VLC has been removed from the App Store.
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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / Open Source Blog:
No GPL Apps for Apple's App Store
Evgeny Morozov / Wall Street Journal:
A Walled Wide Web for Nervous Autocrats  —  Beijing and Moscow see American information technology as a threat.  They want systems of their own  —  At the end of 2010, the “open-source” software movement, whose activists tend to be fringe academics and ponytailed computer geeks, found an unusual ally: the Russian government.
Larry Downes / CNET News:
Spectrum worries at CES: Deja vu all over again  —  Editor's note: This is a guest column.  See Larry Downes' bio below.  —  LAS VEGAS—The message at yesterday's CES Tech Policy Summit was all about spectrum, and the looming crisis brought on by exploding demand for mobile broadband relying on limited frequencies.
Discussion: DSLreports
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Feds relax export curbs on open-source crypto  —  Hold the applause  —  Federal restrictions will be relaxed on the export of open-source software that incorporates strong encryption, the US government announced on Friday in a lengthy disclosure.  —  The effect of the changes announced …
Discussion: Federal Register
 
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Samsung to Sell Google TV Blu-ray Player, Companion Box
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Discussion: PC World and Computerworld
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