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12:35 AM ET, January 6, 2012

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Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Patents Reveal Thunderbolt is headed for iOS Devices  —  Three new patent applications from Apple were published this morning by the USPTO that detail various aspects of Apple's revolutionary I/O technology called Thunderbolt.  Apple filed many Thunderbolt trademarks in 2011 which opened …
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Schnepf / PhoneArena:   Thunderbolt HOOOOO! Patent insinuates tech may be headed to iPad and iPhone
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Warner Brothers Will Make Netflix, Redbox, Blockbuster Wait Longer for New Movies  —  Want to watch a new movie just out on DVD from Warner Brothers?  You're going to have to buy it, or wait even longer to get it from Netflix or other disc renters.  —  A new deal between Time Warner's movie studio …
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
HBO Ends DVD Discounts for Netflix  —  Netflix said a month ago that it sees HBO as its chief rival.  And it appears that HBO agrees, as the company confirmed on Thursday that it had decided to stop selling DVDs to Netflix at a discount.  —  Netflix typically buys the film and TV show DVDs …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
New Yahoo Chief Rallies Troops With Talk of Innovation  —  Yahoo Inc.'s newly named chief executive, Scott Thompson, Thursday told employees that Yahoo needed to be “world class” and to “fund innovation” in addition to its core business, said a person familiar with the matter.
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Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Puzzles Over $4 Billion Tax Break
Discussion: Gawker
Bloomberg:
Weather Channel, WebMD on Yahoo's Wish List
Discussion: Business Insider
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
RIM now working on only one BlackBerry 10 smartphone; Colt, Milan canceled  —  We already reported that the BlackBerry Colt — the handset that was originally intended to be the Research In Motion's first BlackBerry 10 smartphone — had been cancelled.  Now, we have heard from multiple sources …
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Brad Molen / Engadget:
Corning to show off Gorilla Glass 2 at CES 2012  —  Gorilla Glass is tough, real tough.  And it's got a solid reputation as a durable screen for small and large displays alike.  But by no means is it perfect, and Corning has been hard at work to make the product's sequel even better.
Amy Willis / Telegraph:
Apple ‘threatens legal action’ over Steve Jobs action doll  —  The makers of an action figure with an uncanny resemblance to the late Apple founder Steve Jobs are reportedly being ‘threatened with legal action’ by the computing giant.  —  The action figure of the late Apple founder Steve Jobs
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
You Can Now Post Full Size Instagram Pics To Facebook (And Timeline)  —  You know what's cool?  When you subconsciously want something and a startup responds to your (unvoiced) requests.  Well, mobile photosharing app Instagram has just made a very small tweak that has the potential for huge growth …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Instagram, Mashable! and @fonsus
Matt Lynley / Business Insider:
This Is The Billion Dollar Opportunity That Could Save Zynga  —  In Zynga's first month or so of trading, its stock from an IPO price of $10 to a price of around $8.90 today.  —  This happened because Zynga bookings (more important than revenues) and user growth have stalled.  —  It needs help.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Sprint Announces First LTE Cities and, Prematurely, Its First LTE Phone  —  Sprint made a bunch of 4G network news on Thursday and some of it was even intentional.  —  On the intended front, CEO Dan Hesse told investors that the company would launch its first high-speed LTE service …
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Brad Molen / Engadget:
AT&T expands LTE coverage to eleven new markets, including NYC, San Francisco and Los Angeles
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Even Sprint's “Truly Unlimited” Plan Isn't Truly Unlimited  —  Watch the video up above.  Note the end: … Also watch:  —  Now, read this bit from the Dow Jones Newswire, quoting Sprint CEO Dan Hesse on an investor call today: … Something doesn't quite match up here.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
BitTorrent takes on Dropbox with personal file sharing  —  BitTorrent Inc. launched a personal file sharing application called Share Thursday that aims to give users an alternative to paid cloud storage companies and media sharing over social networks.  Share makes it possible to transfer files without …
Discussion: ZDNet, The Verge and TorrentFreak, Thanks:alliewag
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
New Lawsuit Means All Major Labels Are Suing Grooveshark  —  Grooveshark, a popular digital music service that is being sued for copyright infringement by three of the four major record companies, now has problems with the one big label that it has a licensing deal with.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
The World Is Overflowing With Memory Chips  —  If you haven't had your fill of gloomy indicators for the state of the tech ecosystem in the new year, here's another: DRAM chips are oversupplied.  —  This is, of course, bad news if you're in the business of making the commodity Dynamic Random …
Discussion: iSuppli®, SlashGear and Computerworld
Ryan Mack / Facebook:
Building Timeline: Scaling up to hold your life story  —  Timeline isn't just a bold new look for Facebook­—it's also the product of a remarkably ambitious engineering effort.  While our earlier profile pages surfaced a few days or weeks of activity, from the onset we knew that with Timeline …
Chris Pendleton / Bing:
Bing Maps New Routing Engine  —  Did you happen to notice the new routing engine we implemented on Bing Maps?  No?  I suppose that's a good thing since your service was never interrupted.  However, I can tell you that we're enjoying the reduced latency, high performance …
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
All Quiet On The Tumblr Front, But Not The Back End: Here's What David Karp Has Brewing  —  Last year was transformative for five-year-old Tumblr.  —  Tumblr closed the year with 14 billion pageviews in December, up from 3 billion the year before.  —  In September, Tumblr raised $85 million …
Discussion: Gawker
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Top 1% of Mobile Users Consume Half of World's Bandwidth, and Gap Is Growing  —  The world's congested mobile airwaves are being divided in a lopsided manner, with 1 percent of consumers generating half of all traffic.  The top 10 percent of users, meanwhile, are consuming 90 percent of wireless bandwidth.
Eric Martin / reddit:
2 Billion & Beyond  —  In December 2011, reddit served 2.07 billion pageviews.  Crazy.  Here are some details: 2,065,237,338 pageviews 34,879,881 unique visitors 12.97 pages / visit 16 minutes average time on site Over 100 million monthly pageviews per employee And, more importantly …
Discussion: @jason, WebProNews and Business Insider, Thanks:adamsinger
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint:
White Samsung Galaxy Nexus and 32GB model coming 6 February  —  A white 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is due to hit stores from the week beginning 6 February.  Additionally, a 32GB version of the titanium silver handset will also be on sale from that date.
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Kanye West Now Hiring “App Guys” and “Tech Guys” for New Company: DONDA  —  After a long sabattical from his Twitter account, Kanye West returned to the internet last night with a flurry of thoughts in 140 characters or less.  The big news, he is forming a new company, DONDA.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Kindle Owners Upset After Receiving Cryptic Subscription Offer from Amazon  —  Amazon has issued an apology tonight after upsetting Kindle owners, who learned this morning that they were selected to receive a publication they didn't sign-up for, and could be charged for it in the future.
Casey Chan / Gizmodo:
Digital Music Sales Beat Physical Music Sales for the First Time  —  It took longer than I thought it would (because physical music sales still makes the monies) but digital music sales has finally topped physical music sales.  According to Nielsen and Billboard, digital music sales accounted …
Kellex / Droid Life:
Swype Finally Figures Out How to Support Ice Cream Sandwich, Update Coming “End-of-Month”  —  Golf clap for the Swype team?  By the end of January, they should release their latest beta with “official” support for Ice Cream Sandwich.  As you all know though, the developer community …
Paul Marks / New Scientist:
Apple power adapters could remember your passwords  —  Apple has worked out a way in which the power cords for computers or smartphones can help people recover their forgotten login passwords - or the answers to secret questions (like “what was the name of your first pet?") that are often used to recover them.
Discussion: Geek.com, MacDailyNews and The Firewall, Thanks:paulmarks12
 
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Iran clamps down on internet use
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Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
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