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January 28, 2012, 12:35 AM

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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 …
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.
Peter Farago / Flurry Blog:
Amazon Lights the Android World on Fire  —  In just two years, tablet computing has gained unprecedented traction.  According to research firm Strategy Analytics, global tablet shipment more than doubled during the last three months of 2011, rising to 26.8 units, up from 10.7 million a year earlier.
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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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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.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Universal Music May Have Inadvertently Exposed a Flaw in the YouTube Takedown Process  —  One rap artist speaks out against UMG, YouTube, and SOPA.  —  Last month, before federal authorities shut down Megaupload, the popular file-storage website got into a legal brawl with Universal Music Group …
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Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Paul Graham / Y Combinator Posterous:
Welcome Geoff  —  We're happy to announce that Y Combinator has recruited Geoff Ralston as our newest partner.  —  I've known Geoff for 13 years.  The company he founded, Four11, was acquired by Yahoo just before Viaweb was.  Their product, RocketMail, became Yahoo Mail.
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