January 27, 2012, 10:45 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Readies IPO Filing for Next Week  —  Facebook Inc. could file papers for an initial public offering as early as next week and is close to picking Morgan Stanley as the lead underwriter for its IPO, said people familiar with the matter.  —  Facebook could file papers for the IPO …
Matt Hickey / The Daily:
Microsoft's latest home for Kinect technology: portable computers  —  Microsoft's drive to integrate Kinect technology into a wide array of products is not slowing.  —  A few weeks ago at CES, the company announced a desktop version of the Kinect, but it also seems the boys and girls in Redmond …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Jobs told Google to stop poaching workers: filing  —  (Reuters) - Apple's Steve Jobs directly asked former Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt in 2007 to stop trying to recruit an Apple engineer, according to a court filing.  —  The email from Jobs to Schmidt was disclosed on Friday …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple introduces us to the Wild World of Coded Magnets  —  Once in a while we're treated to new Apple invention that virtually contains a new self-contained world of possibilities and vocabulary to enrich it.  It comes out of the blue and feeds our need for meaty new technology brimming with potential.
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
How Siri is ruining your cellphone service  —  Like a few million other people this past holiday season, we bought an iPhone 4S, with its much-hyped Siri feature.  The vocal interface allows users to speak all kinds of commands into the phone ("What's the weather in San Francisco?") and get answers from a sultry-voiced robot/concierge.
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Siri isn't a bandwidth hog & users aren't the problem  —  The sky is falling again in cellular land, and this time Siri is to blame.  At least, that's the assessment from an opinion article in the Washington Post Friday morning claiming Siri not only unleashed a huge new pattern of data consumption …
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Making Sure the Next Zuckerberg or Gates Stays Put at Harvard  —  Earlier today, Harvard University and New Enterprise Associates announced the Experiment Fund, aimed at making sure that future Mark Zuckerbergs and Bill Gates can stay on campus and innovate without having to head West.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
For $2 a Star, a Retailer Gets 5-Star Reviews  —  Agencies like the Federal Trade Commission have been trying to crack down on online product reviews that do not disclose the connection between a merchant and the person doling out the praise.  —  Big Victory on Internet Buoys Lobby
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Apple's supply chain flap: It's really about us  —  Summary: Apple is under fire for its supply chain labor, but every tech item—and thing you own—goes through the same manufacturing paces.  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded to a New York Times report about the working conditions …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Former Groupon sales reps countersue over tactics  —  (Reuters) - Former Groupon Inc sales representatives who were sued by that company after deciding to leave for Google Inc have filed a countersuit, claiming their former employer is pursuing “sham” litigation to keep them from joining rivals.

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