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Jim Forsyth / Reuters:
Author of U.S. online piracy bill vows not to buckle  —  (Reuters) - The lawmaker behind a bill to combat online piracy vowed on Thursday to press ahead in the face of fierce criticism from Internet giants such as Google and Facebook.  —  “It is amazing to me that the opponents apparently …
Discussion: Inquirer, VentureBeat and TechEye
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Jamie Lee Curtis Taete / Vice:
The Author of SOPA Is a Copyright Violator  —  Wanna spend your Thursday night looking for hypocrites on the internet?  Help us expose other SOPA-supporting, copyright-flaunting hypocrites here.  US Congressman and poor-toupee-colour-chooser Lamar Smith is the guy who authored the Stop Online Piracy Act.
Discussion: TorrentFreak and Mashable!
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Author of Controversial Piracy Bill Now Says ‘More Study’ Needed
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
As SOPA/PIPA Becomes Toxic, Frantic Congress Test Runs Dropping DNS Blocking Provisions
Discussion: Techdirt and Techdirt
Steven Levy:
Is Too Much Plus is a Minus for Google?  —  On Tuesday, Google announced something called Search, plus Your World (SPYW).  It marked a startling transformation of the company's flagship product, Google Search, into an amplifier of social content.  Google's critics—as well as some folks generally …
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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Facebook Finds Quieter Ways to Complain About Google's Search+  —  While Twitter lead the charge this week in publicly and unequivocally blasting Google's new promotion of Google+ in its search results, Facebook stayed quieter.  —  Well, on the surface.  Multiple stories about Google …
Discussion: GeekWire
John Battelle / John Battelle's Search Blog:
Google Responds: No,That's Not How Facebook Deal Went Down (Oh, And I Say: The Search Paradigm Is Broken)
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Could Bing seriously challenge Google?
Discussion: Business Insider and epic.org
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
iPhone 4S Sales Cancelled at Beijing and Shanghai Apple Stores  —  Apple has decided to postpone the retail availability of its new iPhone 4S at some stores in mainland China after a rowdy crowd disrupted the device's debut at its Sanlitun store in Beijing.  —  Would-be customers …
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Zachary Lutz / Engadget:
iPhone 4S launch in China draws large crowds, unnecessary violence and SWAT teams (video)
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Busted: Google gets caught scraping Kenya's biggest business listings database  —  When Google enters a new market, it likes to fully commit itself to its work and building its services.  However, when it entered Kenya and attempted to help get Kenyan businesses online, it seems to have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Google Investigating Kenyan Client Poaching Allegations
Discussion: TechCrunch and memeburn
Christina Bonnington / Gadget Lab:
Why Windows Phones Are the Most Exciting Handsets at CES  —  LAS VEGAS — There's a curious thing happening in the smartphone space at this year's CES.  Two Windows Phone devices — the HTC Titan II and the Nokia Lumia 900 — are the most hyped, talked-about phones at the show.  Yeah, that's right: Windows Phones.
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Ben Rudolph / Windows Phone Blog:
VIDEO: Windows Phone wins 88% of #smokedbywindowsphone challenges at CES 2012!
Discussion: Neowin.net and Techie Buzz
Jason Kilar / Hulu Blog:
2011, 2012 and beyond.  —  We just closed the books on a big 2011 for Hulu.  As a team, we recently reflected on our 2011 investments in innovation and thought it would be an appropriate time to share some of those thoughts via this post.  —  First, some results:
BBC:
Ex-Apple boss Sculley sets record straight on Jobs  —  Former Apple boss John Sculley said he enjoyed a great working relationship with Steve Jobs during ‘the good times’  —  Apple's former chief executive John Sculley is perhaps best known as the man who first mentored and then clashed with Steve Jobs …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Will Stop Serving Torrents  —  After half a decade of loyal service, The Pirate Bay shut down its tracker in November 2009.  —  The Pirate Bay argued that BitTorrent trackers have been made redundant by technologies such as DHT and PEX.  In addition, The Pirate Bay team …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Fab.com Acquires Indie Fashion Marketplace FashionStake  —  Fab.com, the incredibly fast-growing marketplace for all things design, has made its first acquisition after raising over $50 million in venture capital.  The company this morning announced that it has bought NYC-based FashionStake …
Amit / Digital Inspiration Technology Blog:
This is the New YouTube Player with Storyboards  —  Home > Internet > YouTube - 12/01/12 This is the New YouTube Player with Storyboards The next version of YouTube video player will have one very useful feature - you can hover your mouse to any point in the video, without actually moving the playhead …
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:labnol
Don Reisinger / CNET:
RIM hires Goldman Sachs to field buyout offers?  —  Talk of Research In Motion being acquired just won't go away.  But this time, it might be RIM's fault.  —  The BlackBerry maker has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs to help it field potential buyout offers, according to the rumor mill on the Wall Street trading floor.
Nicole Perlroth / Bits:
Malicious Software Attacks Security Cards Used by Pentagon  —  Chinese hackers have deployed a new cyber weapon that is aimed at the Defense Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department and potentially a number of other United States government agencies and businesses, security researchers say.
Cliff Edwards / Business Week:
Beats Electronics Is Breaking Up with Monster  —  The popular headphone line parts ways with its manufacturing partner  —  In a Las Vegas hotel a few days before the start of the Consumer Electronics Show on Jan. 10, Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine takes out an iPad …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Xbox Accounted for 40 Percent of All Videogame Sales in 2011  —  Microsoft dominated the videogame industry last year, with the Xbox capturing nearly half of all consumer spending from physical sales in 2011.  —  According to NPD data released today, about $6.7 billion …
Dennis Fisher / threatpost:
Researchers Find Way to Sniff Corporate Email Via BlackBerry PlayBook  —  MIAMI BEACH—Researchers and attackers have had no shortage of mobile platforms and devices to sink their teeth into in recent years, thanks to the explosion of iOS and Android phones and tablets in the consumer and enterprise markets.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Survey: 80% Say Social Networks Had No Influence On Holiday Shopping Decisions  —  Social networks could one day revolutionize how we get shopping recommendations, but not yet.  Instead, tablets are causing the biggest shakeup in ecommerce.  80.2% of 1000 holiday shoppers said no …
Christian Robertson / Android Developers Blog:
Introducing the Android Design site  —  Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) is our biggest redesign yet — both for users and developers.  We've enhanced the UI framework with new interactions and styles that will let you create Android apps that are simpler and more beautiful than ever before.
Glyn Moody / ComputerworldUK:
Is Microsoft Blocking Linux Booting on ARM Hardware?  —  Back in September last year, there was a bit of a to-do about Microsoft's UEFI Secure Boot technology in Windows 8, when a Red Hat engineer posted the following: Microsoft requires that machines conforming to the Windows 8 logo program …
Forbes:
CES 2012: IPhone 5 to Support T-Mobile Network  —  Apple's upcoming iPhone 5 will support T-Mobile's network, giving the struggling fourth-place carrier an opportunity to gain ground on its competitors.  —  T-Mobile's chief technology officer Neville Ray at the Consumer Electronics Show …
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