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8:05 AM ET, January 9, 2012

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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Lenovo launches first Ice Cream Sandwich TV  —  Lenovo is entering the TV business at this year's CES, and it's doing so with a splash: The company announced the world's first TV set running Android 4.0, a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich, Sunday.  The device, dubbed the Lenovo K91 Smart TV …
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Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Lenovo IdeaTab S2: a 10.1-inch, dual-core Android 4.0 tablet with keyboard dock attachment  —  Asus's Transformer tablets are getting some competition at CES, folks: Lenovo has just unveiled its own 10-inch tablet with a detachable keyboard dock for extra battery life, and on its own …
NDH / The Official Netflix Blog:
Netflix Launches in UK, Ireland Today  —  Today we're bringing Netflix to the UK and Ireland.  I am Neil Hunt, chief product officer at Netflix.  I'm proud to have led the product team that brings Netflix to the country where I grew up, after spending most of my career in California.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Acer's next-gen, quad-core Iconia Tab introduced at CES 2012 with a 1080p display  —  Acer's finishing up its CES 2012 presser with a teaser to end all teasers: there's a next-generation, quad-core Iconia Tab on the way.  The Android-based slate will be powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3 and will boast …
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David Pierce / The Verge:
Acer announces Aspire S5, 'world's thinnest ultrabook' with Thunderbolt port
Guardian:
Hackers expose defence and intelligence officials in US and UK  —  Security breach by ‘hacktivists’ reveals email addresses of 221 British military staff and 242 Nato officials  —  Thousands of British email addresses and encrypted passwords, including those of defence …
Discussion: TechEye, Softpedia News and Gizmodo UK
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Why Everybody In Seattle Suddenly Wants To Work For Amazon  —  Amazon has been a cornerstone in Seattle for more than 15 years now, but it wasn't always seen as a great place to work.  —  Employees talked about long hours and a pressure-cooker atmosphere, and the core business — e-commerce — didn't seem very sexy.
Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
Enough with the Samsung bashing  —  Samsung Electronics did about $140 billion in revenue in 2011.  They're the biggest tech company in the world by revenue.  They make everything from cameras to telecom gear to TVs.  They are also the second-biggest semiconductor company in the world …
Discussion: PC World
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Consumer Electronics Show Loses Clout as Industry Shifts  —  The International Consumer Electronics Show, which will open on Tuesday in Las Vegas, is impossible to ignore.  It will smother the city's gigantic convention center with gadgets and those who make and promote them …
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Antti Vilpponen / ArcticStartup Posts:
Finnish Operator Required To Block Access To ThePirateBay, Among Others  —  Elisa, one of the largest internet service providers in Finland, has been forced to block access to The PirateBay for its customers.  Elisa issued a press release (in Finnish) on the matter moments ago.
Discussion: The Next Web
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
How People Watch TV Online And Off  —  At this point, video is just a regular part of the web.  But how is it gaining on regular TV watching.  Just in terms of audience reach, Nielsen estimates that almost 145 million people watch video online in the U.S., compared to about 290 million who watch traditional TV.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
LG to launch Android phones with VMware virtualization on Verizon ‘in the coming months’  —  LG's here at CES 2012 showing off VMware virtual Android machines running on a Verizon Revolution — you can have a “personal” phone that you manage yourself, and then hit a button and click …
Discussion: Gizmodo and PhoneArena
 
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Nintendo purportedly advising developers to not publish digital sales figures
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Belkin Bringing Mobile TV to Lots of Cellphones, Will Anyone Tune In?
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Will Robert Kyncl and YouTube Revolutionize Television?
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Square Expands Retail Partnerships; Now Sold At OfficeMax And UPS Store Locations
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
NinjaVideo “queen” gets 22 months in jail, owes $200,000 to Hollywood
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check Blog:
Why Android tablets failed: A postmortem
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