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9:50 PM ET, January 9, 2012

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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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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia Lumia 900 LTE Windows Phone announced on AT&T  —  Nokia's Lumia 900 LTE Windows Phone is official.  We've witnessed speculation and leaks over the past few weeks, but Nokia CEO Stephen Elop unveiled the device on stage at CES 2012 today.  Nokia's latest and greatest handset includes a 1.4GHz CPU …
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Nokia Lumia 900 official: 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED, 4G LTE, exclusive to AT&T  —  We're here at Nokia's CES 2012 press announcement and we've got the confirmation that everyone's been waiting for: the Nokia Lumia 900 is real.  It looks like the rumors were true: the AT&T exclusive phone …
Discussion: The Verge, Thanks:dantecesa
Bonnie Cha / CNET:
AT&T goes big with first 4G Windows Phones, six Android devices  —  The Samsung Galaxy Note is just one of six Android devices introduced by AT&T at CES 2012.  —  Pre-show leaks stole some AT&T's CES thunder, but the carrier still managed to have a few surprises up its sleeve.
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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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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:   The Church of Market Share
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Sony Bloggie Live review  —  Last April, Cisco unceremoniously shuttered Flip, two years after purchasing the company for $590 million.  The end of the line came as a bit of a shock, marking the death of the brand that had become synonymous with pocket cams.
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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 …
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Live from Microsoft's CES 2012 keynote with Steve Ballmer!  —  9:25PM We're in our seats!  —  Are you ready for the end of an era?  Microsoft has said this will be its last keynote at CES and you know what that means: Steve Ballmer will be pulling out all the stops to really knock our socks off.
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Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Fusion Garage Disintegrates: Founder Creating New Company For Lots More Fraud?  —  Last month Fusion Garage, a Singapore startup that has defrauded just about everyone and everything it has come in contact with, had a huge flameout when they were publicly fired by both their law firm and PR firm.
Discussion: @jyarow and @arrington
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Matt Lynley / Business Insider:
Fusion Garage, The Guys Behind The CrunchPad, Are Officially Done And Owe Creditors $40 Million
Antonio Rodriguez / The Grain:
Android as we know it will die in the next two years and what it means for you  —  I used to think that, as with Linux and web services in the early part of last decade, Android was going to be the mortar for the Internet of post PC devices— an essential ingredient to put stuff together.
Discussion: Tom Foremski and BetaNews, Thanks:semil
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.
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.
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 …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Buy A 1-Year Nook NYT Subscription, Get The Nook Free  —  In Barnes & Noble's largest Nook promotion yet, the bookstore chain is offering discounted or free Nooks to those who purchase one-year subscriptions to the Nook editions of People or the New York Times.
Dong Ngo / CNET:
Netgear Media Storage router makes Apple Time Capule so last year  —  The one of a kind Media Storage Router (WNDR4700) from Netgear.  —  (Credit: Netgear)  —  LAS VEGAS - Apple Time Capsule, Netgear is about to open a can of “so yester-year” on you!  —  The networking vendor announced today …
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Tim Cook's Total Compensation For 2011 Is Almost $400 Million  —  2011 was a very good year for Apple CEO Tim Cook.  According to the company's proxy statement, he got $378 million in total compensation.  As you can see in this table from the proxy statement, Apple's other executives we well taken care of, too.
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.
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
OnLive Goes Beyond Gaming: Announces Cloud-Based Windows 7 Desktop for the iPad  —  Here is some unexpected news from CES: OnLive, the company best known for streaming video games over the Internet, just announced that it will release a new iPad app later this week that will give users access …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Enterprise Will Spend $19 Billion on Apple Hardware in 2012  —  The “Bring Your Own Device” philosophy spreading through enterprise these days is proving a real boon to Apple.  —  The company is expected to sell $10 billion worth of iPads and $9 billion of Macs to business customers in 2012 …
Matt McGee / Marketing Land:
Tebow-Mania Hits Twitter: More Tweets-Per-Second Than Bin Laden, Steve Jobs & Beyoncé's Pregnancy  —  Among the many miraculous things Tim Tebow has done, we can now add this: a record for the most sports-related tweets per second.  —  It happened yesterday during …
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
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Samsung's Smart TV evolves with motion, voice controls and upgrade slots  —  Samsung is quickly beginning to generating Apple-levels of hype at the Consumer Electronics Show.  —  Last year's Samsung's CES press conference was a complete madhouse, and this year was no different.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy Note announced for AT&T (hands-on pictures and video)  —  AT&T has just announced that it'll be bringing the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note to the United States, a beastly half-phone, half-tablet that spans the divide between two white-hot product segments.
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.
Lee Mathews / Geek.com:
Opera TV Store opens, brings HTML5 web apps to devices everywhere  —  At IFA 2011, Opera turned some heads by showing off something unexpected — the Opera TV Store.  Now, at CES, the company has announced that the Store is officially open for business.  —  The goal of the Store …
Discussion: TechRadar.com and .net
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Reddit Founder, DNS Hacker And Other SOPA Critics Will Address Congress In Hearing  —  Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian (left) and security researcher Dan Kaminsky, two of the seven witnesses invited to testify at a congressional hearing January 18th.  —  Opponents of the Stop Online Piracy Act …
Discussion: Hillicon Valley and GigaOM
 
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