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1:40 PM ET, January 8, 2011

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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Verizon iPhone: everything you need to know  —  Ah, the Verizon iPhone.  In our bizarre careers as tech journalists, if there's one question we've heard more than “When is Verizon getting the iPhone?” we can't think of it.  Also, outside the original rumors for the iPhone and iPad …
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Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Finally Lands the iPhone  —  The iPhone is finally coming to Verizon Wireless.  —  The largest U.S. wireless carrier will make the long-awaited announcement at an event Tuesday in New York City, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.  —  The move will for the first time …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple CEO Likely to Appear at Verizon iPhone Event  —  Verizon Wireless's Tuesday iPhone announcement will be headlined by President and COO Lowell McAdam, but there will likely be a special guest as well.  Apple CEO Steve Jobs.  While the appearance isn't 100 percent assured …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
DOJ subpoeans Twitter records of several WikiLeaks volunteers  —  Last night, Birgitta Jónsdóttir — a former WikiLeaks volunteer and current member of the Icelandic Parliament — announced (on Twitter) that she had been notified by Twitter that the DOJ had served …
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Peter Beaumont / Guardian:
WikiLeaks demands Google and Facebook unseal US subpoenas  —  Call comes after revelation that US has tried to force Twitter to release WikiLeaks members' private details  —  WikiLeaks has demanded that Google and Facebook reveal the contents of any US subpoenas they may have received …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Twitter Informs Users Of DOJ WikiLeaks Court Order, Didn't Have To
Discussion: Softpedia News
Douglas Rushkoff / CNN:
Opinion: Facebook may have already peaked  —  Editor's note: Douglas Rushkoff is the author, most recently, of “Life Inc: How Corporatism Conquered the World and How We Can Take it Back” , and “Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age”  —  (CNN) — All signs for Facebook appear to be pointing up.
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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Facebook, Google, Microsoft - comparable?  —  When something is unlike anything we have seen before we look for analogies or comparables to try to put it in context.  Investors didn't know what to think the first time they saw Microsoft (MSFT), later Google (GOOG), and now Facebook.
Discussion: Venture Capital Dispatch, Thanks:dondodge
Peter Lattman / DealBook:
The Facebook-Microsoft Parallels  —  A computer prodigy drops …
Discussion: Memex 1.1
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
VLC for iOS removed from the App Store  —  Nearly two months after a licensing issue arose between the creators of the open-source VLC platform and creators of the VLC iOS application, Apple has removed the application from their App Store.  The conflict even broke an Apple-created policy …
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
How Lady Gaga Just Reinvented Eye Contact  —  Lady Gaga's weirdo Polaroid glasses are about to turn our faces into Facebook feeds and mood rings.  —  The glasses have two little screens in them.  The weird thing is that they face outward.  You can imagine the scene as Polaroid's suit brigade …
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
SoundCloud announces big-name investment - “The Web should not be mute”  —  Audio sharing platform SoundCloud has received a huge boost today, confirming that it has received investment from major US tech VC firms Union Square Ventures and Index Ventures.  —  The value of the investment …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:   Music Sharing Service SoundCloud Raises $10 Million From Index, Union Square
Kevin Rose:
Rumor: iPad 2 is coming soon!  —  This was posted to my foundat.io/n newsletter this morning: From: Kevin Rose (Foundation Newsletter) I have it on good authority that Apple will be announcing the iPad 2 in the next “3-4 weeks”, possibly Tuesday February 1st.  The iPad 2 will feature a retina display and front/back cameras.
Janet Novack / Taxing Matters:
Amazon, CouponCabin Threaten As Illinois Moves To Tax Internet Sales  —  With Republicans now in charge in the U.S. House, the states' hopes that Congress might force Internet sellers to collect their sales taxes have faded.  But that's not keeping individual states from moving forward on their own.
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Obama's Solution for Online ID?  Let Silicon Valley Take the Lead  —  To help solve the modern nightmare of trying to control your online identity and keep track your passwords, the government came to Silicon Valley Friday and said it was here to help.  —  But rather than propose …
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Alex Howard / Gov 2.0:
2011 Trends: National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace …
Discussion: CNET News
Howard A. Schmidt / White House.gov Blog:
A National Program Office for Enhancing Online Trust and Privacy
Discussion: Bloomberg, eWeek and Computerworld
Tricia Duryee / eMoney:
EBay Augmented-Reality App Lets You Try It On Before You Buy  —  One of the problems with ordering clothing online is not knowing whether it will fit or look good.  —  EBay has a technology fix for that using augmented reality on the mobile phone.  Now you will never have to go to the mall!
Discussion: PhoneArena and WebProNews
 
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo on Platforms, Reliability and Independence at D@CES
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Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Amazon cloud can help hack WiFi networks: expert
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
How to Steal Any Movie You Want on the Web: Wall Street Gets a How-To Guide
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