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8:15 AM ET, January 10, 2012

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Craig Eisler / Kinect for Windows Blog:
Starting February 1, 2012: Use the Power of Kinect for Windows to Change the World  —  We're thrilled at the sales we've seen for Kinect - 18 million sold in the past year - and we were honored to receive a Guinness World Record for the fastest selling consumer electronics device ever.
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Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Microsoft's Last CES Keynote: Old Demos and Very Little News  —  Microsoft's keynote at CES this evening felt like a cruel joke.  Hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the keynote was anticipated widely, especially because it was Microsoft's last appearance on the keynote stage for the next few years.
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
WATCH: Microsoft's Tweet Choir, The Weirdest CES Keynote Moment Ever  —  Microsoft must have been jealous of all the press Samsung got last year for the dancers at its CES keynote.  —  Or maybe this was somebody's strange idea of fun.  —  Whatever the reason, halfway through Steve Ballmer's CES keynote …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft bringing Comcast Xfinity TV to Xbox 360, nails down News Corp. partnership
Discussion: VentureBeat
Ian Delaney / Nokia Conversations:
Nokia Lumia 900 - Born for the USA  —  LAS VEGAS, NV, United States - Nokia announces its biggest yet thinnest Windows Phone to date with the Nokia Lumia 900, its first phone to support high-speed LTE data transfers.  —  As our exclusive video shows, this powerhouse was built exclusively …
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Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Nokia Lumia 900 official: 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED, 4G LTE, exclusive to AT&T
Discussion: The Verge, LAPTOP Magazine and WMPoweruser, Thanks:dantecesa
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia Lumia 900 LTE Windows Phone announced on AT&T
MG Siegler / parislemon:
Why I Hate Android  —  Why do I hate Android?  It's definitely one of the questions I get asked most often these days.  And most of those that don't ask probably assume it's because I'm an iPhone guy.  People see negative take after negative take about the operating system and label me as “unreasonable” or “biased” or worse.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Samsung vs. Google  —  Android is a huge success.  Google bought Andy Rubin's company in 2005 and turned it into a smartphone operating system giant, with more than 50% of the global market and 700,000 activations a day this past December.  —  Perhaps, as Steve Jobs seemed to think …
Discussion: Beyond Search
Adrian Goldberg / BBC:
Google admits profiting from illegal Olympic ticket ads  —  Google earns millions of pounds from its online advertising service, AdWords  —  Google is profiting from ads for illegal products generated by its flagship automated advertising system, the BBC has found.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Myspace Plans “Over The Top” Web TV Service  —  Lots of folks are waiting for Google, or Apple, or Verizon or someone to offer a Web video subscription service that would rival cable TV.  —  None of those guys have announced their plans for that, yet.  But Myspace has: It says it will offer an …
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Dylan Tweney / VentureBeat:
Myspace reinvents itself as an “entertainment experience,” with help from Panasonic and Justin Timberlake
Discussion: SlashGear and The Verge
Om Malik / GigaOM:
How France's Free will reinvent mobile  —  Xavier Niel, the maverick founder of Iliad, the company behind Free.fr broadband service is about to redefine the mobile landscape, perhaps as early as tomorrow when he launches the much-talked about Free Mobile.  In doing so, he will redefine …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
The Envy 14 Spectre: HP designs a cool Ultrabook with a Gorilla Glass cover  —  Hewlett-Packard has designed a cool laptop that even Apple aficionados might admire for its creative use of glass materials.  The new Envy 14 Spectre is a beautiful new 14-inch Ultrabook with a cover that is made out of durable glass.
Kevin Lincoln / Business Insider:
THE RAID ON AOL: How Vox Pillaged Engadget And Founded An Empire  —  Engadget seemed healthy.  —  Back at the beginning of February, AOL's marquee technology blog was coming off its most trafficked month in site history.  It had survived the reorganization that gutted many of AOL's other verticals …
Discussion: @ryan
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Why Apple is in no hurry to settle its iPhone patent suits  —  New analysis suggests the payoff could be seven fold greater if it holds out for a win  —  Click to enlarge.  —  In a note to clients issued Monday, Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore lists four possible outcomes of the patent wars …
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
BlackBerry PlayBook's Next OS Plays To RIM's Strengths: Email, Calendar, Productivity  —  CES generally isn't RIM's stomping ground, but the Canadian company is here in force.  Chief among RIM's news is details about the upcoming PlayBook refresh.  Available for download next month …
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Facebook's newest frontier: inside the car  —  (Reuters) - At restaurants, at movies and at the office, checking Facebook has become a regular habit for many of the Internet social network's more than 800 million users.  —  Now that habit has reached a new frontier: the automobile.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interview Part 1: Netflix's Hastings Aims To Challenge BSkyB  —  Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) fancies bidding against News Corp-controlled BSkyB (NYSE: BSY) for Hollywood movies and TV shows, even though international roll-out losses are set to exceed $70 million this quarter alone, CEO Reed Hastings tells paidContent.
Discussion: The Register
Jacob Schulman / The Verge:
BlackBerry OS 7.1 announced with Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC contact sharing, BBM 6.1  —  A build of BlackBerry OS 7.1 leaked out in December, but now the company is finally delivering the update officially for its latest devices.  In addition to bringing mobile hotspot capabilities for connection sharing over Wi-Fi …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
IPhone breathing down neck of Android in U.S.  —  The iPhone 4S, along with cheaper older models, has helped Apple close the distance on Google's Android, drawing within a few percentage points in recent smartphone sales market share in the U.S., according to the NPD Group.
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Seeds iOS 5.1 Beta 3 to Developers, Restores ‘Enable 3G’ Toggle  —  Returning from a holiday break, Apple today seeded iOS 5.1 Beta 3 to developers to allow for further testing of the next update to the company's mobile operating system.  The new version arrives as Build 9B5141a …
Sarah E. Needleman / Wall Street Journal:
The Race to Nab Web Addresses  —  Entrepreneurs See Opportunity in Domain-Name Opening  —  This week will bring the long-awaited opening up of a new realm of Web addresses in which just about any word—such as dot-furniture or dot-arcticvacations—can serve as a domain name.  And to some, that spells opportunity.
Discussion: Wired.com and Digits
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Sony Xperia S has PlayStation certification and 720p display, available this quarter  —  One of Sony's inaugural batch of Sony-branded phones, the Xperia S is the device that had been rumored over the last few weeks as the Nozomi with a 4.3-inch 720p display.
David Kravets / Wired:
Mystery Buyer Wins Auction for Copyright Troll's Domain  —  The online domain for Righthaven — a copyright-troll law firm that failed in its attempt to make money for newspapers by suing people for sharing stories online — has sold at auction for $3,300 to help satisfy the Las Vegas company's debts …
Discussion: TechEye
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
61 Percent Of Disqus Comments Are Made With Pseudonyms  —  One of the unending debates in blogging circles is about the value of comments.  How do you encourage the best comments and discourage the anonymous trolls?  Do you even need comments?  Or do you enforce civility by requiring real names …
Discussion: @moot
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Sony tries Google TV again with motion controls, voice search, and gaming  —  Sony just announced two new Google TV devices at CES: the NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray player and the NSZ-GS7 media streamer.  Both feature a new remote with a backlit keyboard, a touchpad with gesture navigation support, and three-axis motion sensing for gaming.
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Asus Transformer Prime TF700T hands-on  —  Asus' new Transformer Prime TF700T Android 4.0 tablet was just introduced, and we've got hands-on photos.  It's a variant of the Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet, and the most significant upgrade here is a move to a 1920 x 1200 resolution, which looks quite sharp and bright.
Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
Lawmakers say Facebook ducking privacy questions  —  Reps. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas) accused Facebook of evading questions about whether it tracks users in order to deliver targeted ads on Monday.  —  The co-chairmen of the Congressional Piracy Caucus …
Thanks:gnagesh
 
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