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6:45 PM ET, January 10, 2012


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Amit Singhal / The Official Google Blog:
Search, plus Your World  —  Google Search has always been about finding the best results for you.  Sometimes that means results from the public web, but sometimes it means your personal content or things shared with you by people you care about.  These wonderful people and this rich personal content …
MG Siegler / parislemon:
Antitrust+?  —  Given my post last night, this will probably sound like piling on.  But I'm sorry, it's the first thing that comes to mind.  I don't see how it can't.  —  How on Earth is Google going to avoid antitrust inquiries with their new Search+ features announced today?
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Twitter Complains About Google Giving Preference to Google+ Content  —  Twitter is now officially speaking out against Google's new search features that give prominent placement to content from its own social network, Google+.  —  In a statement, Twitter complained that “people, publishers …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google's Results Get More Personal With “Search Plus Your World”  —  Google's search results are undergoing their most radical transformation ever, as a new “Search Plus Your World” format begins rolling out today.  It finds both content that's been shared with you privately along with matches …
Tom Krazit / paidContent:
@ CES: Apple Is Scouting The Competition  —  Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) famously avoids the biggest event on the tech industry calendar, and given the traffic on Paradise Road this morning you can't exactly blame them.  But that doesn't mean Apple isn't scouting the competition in person at CES 2012.
Discussion: 9to5Mac and MacRumors
Jason Costa / Twitter Developers:
Twitter's new @handle distribution pilot program  —  Today we introduce a new pilot program for distributing Verified Account @handles and public profile metadata to developers, media and content services, and consumer device manufacturers.  The Echo Nest, Gracenote, and Rovi are the first partners …
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Twitter gives developers new access to Verified Accounts
Discussion: Guardian and Digital Media Wire
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Eastman Kodak sues Apple over four and HTC over five digital imaging patents  —  Eastman Kodak keeps trying to force Apple into a license agreement relating to its portfolio of approximately 1,000 digital imaging patents.  It hasn't achieved a breakthrough in an ongoing ITC investigation …
The Reddit Admins / reddit:
Stopped they must be; on this all depends.  —  The freedom, innovation, and economic opportunity that the Internet enables is in jeopardy.  Congress is considering legislation that will dramatically change your Internet experience and put an end to reddit and many other sites you use everyday.
Discussion: Business Insider
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check Blog:
Tablets: What Amazon and Apple know that all the CES tablet peddlers are still missing  —  Takeaway: Tablets are everywhere again at CES 2012, but none of them combine the two big reasons why Apple and Amazon tablets have succeeded.  —  When I wrote about why Android tablets did a faceplant coming …
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.
Stephen Wolfram Blog:
A .data Top-Level Internet Domain?  —  There's been very little change in top-level internet domains (like .com, .org, .us, etc.) for a long time.  But a number of years ago I started thinking about the possibility of having a new .data top-level domain (TLD).
Discussion: TechCrunch
Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized:
Qualcomm Unveils Thinnest, Lightest Mirasol E-reader, The Hanvon C18  —  Chinese e-reader maker Hanvon will sell the thinnest and lightest e-reader yet to utilize Qualcomm's energy-efficient mirasol displays, the Hanvon C18.  —  Hanvon's C18 e-reader is the thinnest and lightest e-reader yet to use Qualcomm's mirasol display.
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Amazon launches new touch-friendly Kindle Store for iPad  —  Amazon on Tuesday announced a new touch-optimized version of its Kindle online store aimed at the iPad.  The touch-friendly shopping experience used to be available only through Amazon's Cloud Reader web-based Kindle reading client …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Comcast Begins Rolling Out ‘AnyPlay’ Live TV Streaming for iPad  —  Back in September, we reported on a leaked document from cable and Internet provider Comcast revealing details on the company's forthcoming “AnyPlay” live television streaming service.  While Comcast is not the first cable provider …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Oracle rolls out big data play with aggressive price, Cloudera  —  Summary: Oracle comes out with a big data appliance just north of $500,000, a good $250,000 below expectations.  Cloudera goes along for the ride.  —  Oracle said its big data appliance is now available and an aggressive price point means …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't really make $378 million in 2011  —  His salary was $900,017.  His 401(K) grew by $14,700.  To get the rest he has to stick around Was Tim Cook really the highest-paid CEO of 2011, as the Associated Press and others suggest?  Only if you believe a bird in the bush is worth as much as a bird in the hand.
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Makerbot Replicator: Bigger, Better and Now Two Color  —  3D printing for the masses has always been the mission of Brooklyn-based Makerbot.  Today the company unveiled the Makerbot Replicator, a souped up version of its original device.  It lets users print way bigger items …
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Former HuffPo CTO Paul Berry Building New Startup and Incubator With Lerer Ventures  —  The news broke today that Paul Berry, the longtime CTO of Huffington Post credited with their legendary SEO and early adoption of social networking tools, was leaving the company.
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.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Technologizer and @mattcutts, Thanks:mattlynley
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Samsung 2012 SmartTVs will access DirecTV without a set top box, minimalists rejoice  —  Samsung's new range of super-thin, super-powerful Smart TVs got another big fillip at CES: the company's teamed up with DirecTV to offer its service without the use of a set top box.
Discussion: GigaOM, CNET and Electronista
Jason Livingood / Comcast Voices:
Comcast Completes DNSSEC Deployment  —  I am pleased to announce that Comcast, the largest ISP in the U.S., is the first large ISP in the North America to have fully implemented Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC).  As part of our ongoing efforts to protect our customers …
Discussion: Deploy360 Programme and CircleID
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
BlueStacks Bringing Android Apps to Windows 8  —  Start-up BlueStacks, whose trick is bringing Android apps to Windows, plans to bring its act to Windows 8.  —  At the Consumer Electronics Show, the company is showing how each Android app can appear as its own Metro-style app in Windows 8′s new start screen.
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Says PC Sales May Have Missed Fourth-Quarter Estimates  —  Jan. 10 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp. executives said industrywide sales of personal computers will probably be lower than analysts projected for the quarter that ended in December as supply was hurt by flooding in Thailand.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
“Menry” Is Back at HP: CEO Meg Whitman Hires Longtime PR Guru Henry Gomez as Top Flack  —  Through many years of working together, first at eBay and then during the failed California governor's race, Meg Whitman has relied heavily on Henry Gomez for communications advice.
Discussion: Business Insider
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pro-PIPA Group ‘Pirates’ Anti-PIPA Group  —  Oh the irony... Last week the anti-PIPA group Public Knowledge sent out an email asking people to attend town hall meetings to oppose the Protect Intellectual Property Act.  Today the pro-PIPA group Creative America did the same …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Techdirt
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Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Mozilla to build slow-paced Firefox for conservative users
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Discussion: GigaOM, Computerworld and Beyond Search
Kevin Lincoln / Business Insider:
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Discussion: @ryan