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January 2, 2013, 1:40 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Intel's Push Into Web TV Hits Delays  —  Intel Corp.'s effort to develop an Internet-based TV service and associated hardware is taking longer than expected, people familiar with the company's plans say, in part due to delays in reaching content agreements with media companies.
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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
iOS 6's ‘Do Not Disturb’ Not Shutting Off Automatically on New Year's Day  —  iOS 6 users who use Apple's scheduled “Do Not Disturb” feature may find that their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch hasn't automatically disabled the feature on New Year's morning.  —  The issue was reported on Whirlpool forums as well as our own MacRumors forums.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Developers begin seeing new Apple iPhone hardware and iOS 7 in usage logs  —  Currently under development, traces of Apple's new iPhone and iOS software have begun surfacing in app usage logs.  Developers have contacted The Next Web to share references to a new iPhone identifier …
Elise Ackerman / IEEE Spectrum:
Google Glass Features and Apps Still in Flux  —  Babak Parviz, head of the Google Glass project, hints at what to expect next … IEEE Spectrum: What is Google trying to accomplish with Google Glass?  —  Babak Parviz: We wanted to have a device that would do two things that we think would be useful for a lot of people.
Devorah Lauter / Telegraph:
Apple's Paris store hit by New Year's Eve raid  —  The Apple shop in Paris's Opera district was robbed by armed, masked men on New Year's Eve, under the noses of riot police patrolling the nearby Champs Elysées.  —  The Apple store in Paris  —  Reports claimed the thieves …
Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
Tech Giants Brace for More Scrutiny From Regulators  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley lobbied hard in Washington in 2012, and despite some friction with regulators, fared fairly well.  In 2013, though, government scrutiny is likely to grow.  And with this scrutiny will come even greater efforts …
BBC:
Sony stops production of PlayStation 2  —  Sony's PlayStation 2 gaming console first went on sale in 2000  —  Sony has ended Japanese production of its best-selling PlayStation 2 (PS2).  —  The hardware first went on sale in March 2000 in Japan and since then more than 150 million PS2 consoles have been sold.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Google Is Attacking Apple From The Inside Out—And It's Working  —  After years of hammering away at Apple's share of the smartphone market with cheap-to-free Android phones, Google has lately adopted a new tactic to win mobile.  —  Call it “the worm strategy”—because Google is attacking Apple from the inside out.

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