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12:10 AM ET, January 12, 2011

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Apple:
Verizon Wireless & Apple Team Up to Deliver iPhone 4 on Verizon  —  BASKING RIDGE, New Jersey and CUPERTINO, California—January 11, 2011—Verizon Wireless and Apple® today announced that the iPhone® 4 will be available on the Verizon Wireless network beginning on Thursday, February 10.
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Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Verizon Gets the iPhone, Arriving February 10th From $199  —  It's Verizon's big day: The day it reveals its own version of Apple's game-changing iPhone, ready to steal millions of unsatisfied customers from AT&T and launch Apple's share price into the stratosphere.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
AT&T iPhone 4 vs. Verizon iPhone 4: what's changed?  —  Is an iPhone 4, an iPhone 4?  Not quite, now that Verizon has launched a CDMA version of the device — in fact, there are a number of notable differences that you're going to want to consider before buying either model (or making the jump from AT&T to Big Red).
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
AT&T: Verizon iPhone?  Whatever.  —  AT&T was quick to react to Verizon's iPhone announcement, though it wasted very few words on it.  —  “For iPhone users who want the fastest speeds, the ability to talk and use apps at the same time, and unsurpassed global coverage, the only choice is AT&T …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Verizon's iPhone 4 has a CDMA-specific antenna, no other changes made
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Why I'm not switching to the Verizon iPhone: Need for speed
Mike Jazayeri / Chromium Blog:
HTML Video Codec Support in Chrome  —  The web's open and community-driven development model is a key factor in its rapid evolution and ubiquitous adoption.  The WebM Project was launched last year to bring an open, world-class video codec to the web.  Since the launch, we've seen first-hand the benefits of an open development model:
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Google Dropping Support for H.264 in Chrome  —  Mike Jazayeri, Chrome product manager: … A bold move, to be sure.  H.264 is widely used.  WebM and Theora aren't.  Perhaps this move will push more publishers toward serving video encoded with WebM.  The big problem WebM has versus H.264 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
So Google, You'll Be Dropping Support For Flash Next, Right?  —  Do you smell that?  Just wait a second.  You will. … The bolding is mine, but that's Google's actual statement as to why they're dropping support for the H.264 video codec from the Chromium open source browser (from which Chrome is built).
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:   Google Chrome to drop H.264 support; roadblock to HTML5?
Greg Bensinger / Bloomberg:
Verizon to Sell Apple IPad That Connects Directly to Its Network  —  Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) — Verizon Wireless will sell a version of Apple Inc.'s iPad tablet computer that can connect directly to its network, posing another challenge to AT&T Inc. as the carrier's exclusive hold on the iPhone draws to a close.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:UK:
MySpace Cuts 47 Percent Of Its Workforce  —  As has been rumored for weeks, MySpace (NSDQ: NWS) is laying off nearly 500 employees, or nearly half of its workforce.  MySpace says it's making the cuts “to provide the company with a clear path for sustained growth and profitability” …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Bitterness, Anger And Betrayal At MySpace
Discussion: iMediaPress
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The Future Version Of Android Isn't Called Ice Cream.  It's Ice Cream SANDWICH.  —  It's tough being a tech journalist.  Countless phone calls, mountains of email, endless warring with legions of trolls.  Really, you've got to be pretty hardcore to do this job.  It's a wonder we ever get any posts up.
Billy Gallagher / Stanford Daily:
The Forgotten Social Network  —  Zack Hoberg/The Stanford Daily  —  The idea that governs Facebook was created, then shut down, at Stanford years before Mark Zuckerberg appeared  —  Silicon Valley's Sun Microsystems, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Yahoo, Google and Facebook are some of the largest technology companies in the world.
Horace Dediu / asymco:
For every AT&T Android user there are 15 iPhone users: What will be the ratio at Verizon?  —  The following chart uses comScore data to show the relative consumption of Android vs. iOS by the subscribers of the four major US operators.  I modified an original chart published by Silicon Alley Insider.
Discussion: SAI, GigaOM, BetaNews and SlashGear
Evan Blass / PocketNow:
First ‘Facebook Phone’ Outed: INQ Cloud Touch With Android?  —  A handset known as the INQ Cloud Torch has just received Bluetooth certification, and based on the design description, we believe that it is the first of two “Facebook” phones rumored to be in development by both TechCrunch and Bloomberg.
Discussion: Unwired View, Droid Life and IntoMobile, Thanks:evan_pn
Engadget:
Best of CES 2011  —  Maybe, just maybe, you've noticed that Engadget relocated this past week to the City of Sin for CES 2011.  Oh yes, we set up camp in a double-wide trailer, liveblogged our hearts out, combed the show floor, and worked our rear ends off to bring you more gadget news than you ever thought possible.
Paul Kedrosky / Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Curation is the New Search is the New Curation  —  In the beginning there was curation, and it was good.  People found interesting things, created directories of those things, and then you found what you were looking for inside those curated lists.  That was the origins of the original lists and directories, from Yahoo on outward.
Thanks:richdemuro
Jaeyeon Woo / Korea Real Time:
A Novel Way of Using iPhone 4: Filmmaking … Park Chan-wook, one of South Korea's best directors, gets lots of attention when he introduces a new movie.  About 100 reporters showed up Monday morning for a screening of his latest work, a 30-minute short called “Paranmanjang,” which is Korean for “Ups and Downs.”
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Silicon Valley Migrates!  Accel Partners Opens Up A New York Office  —  In what is the first but certainly not the last time we'll hear of Silicon Valley venture capitalists opening up an office in New York, storied venture firm and Facebook/Groupon backer Accel Partners has opened a New York outpost at 11th and Broadway.
Discussion: SAI
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple to add Wi-Fi hotspot to GSM iPhone with iOS 4.3 - rumor  —  The new Personal Hotspot feature on iOS 4.2.5 will not remain exclusive to the CDMA variant of the iPhone 4, and will arrive with the release of iOS 4.3 for existing GSM-based handsets, according to a new rumor.
Discussion: Ars Technica, MacRumors and Engadget
 
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Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
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Sony Files Lawsuit Against Geohot Over PS3 Jailbreak
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How Google Speeds Up The Chrome Release Cycle (Slideshow)
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Glenn Chapman / Agence France Presse:
ConnectU faces skeptical judges in Facebook appeal
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Dr. Siddharth Shah / Efficient Frontier Insights:
The Yahoo-Bing transition: Insights
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