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January 6, 2013, 11:20 AM

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Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Google says Maps redirect on Windows Phone was a product decision, and will be removed  —  Today, a Google spokesperson provided The Next Web with a statement indicating that the company intends to remove the redirect that it has in place for Windows Phone users who attempt to access the Google Maps product …
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Explaining Windows 8 PC Sales Over the Holidays  —  It's time to stop denying that Windows 8 is off to a slow start  —  At some point, the cheerleaders—and yes, amazingly, they're out there—are going to have to face reality: Windows 8 is selling slowly.  More slowly than Windows 7 at launch …
David Beren / TmoNews:
T-Mobile's Unlimited Data Plan Coming Soon To Monthly4G  —  Some good news for Monthly4G customers as your opportunity to take advantage of T-Mobile's Unlimited 4G data plan finally arrives on January 9th.  T-Mobile's Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan is “Perfect for video chat …
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
Life and Death Online: Who Controls a Digital Legacy?  —  Alison Atkins died on July 27 at age 16.  Online, her family is losing its hold on her memory.  Three days after the Toronto teen lost a long battle with a colon disease, her sister Jaclyn Atkins had a technician crack Alison's password-protected MacBook Pro.
More: DigitsTweets: @geoffreyfowler
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Vizio debuts its first Windows 8 tablet, an 11.6-inch slate with a 1080p display, AMD processor  —  After breaking into the PC market last year, it was only a matter of time before Vizio released its first Windows 8 tablet.  The company just announced the Vizio Tablet PC …
Agence France Presse:
Iran designing software for controlled social media access  —  TEHRAN — Iran is designing “intelligent software” that would give citizens restricted and controlled access to banned social networking sites, local media on Sunday quoted police chief Esmaeil Ahmadi Moghadam as saying.
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Unreasonable at Sea to set sail on 100-day accelerator cruise with 11 startups and Desmond Tutu  —  A first of its kind type of accelerator is preparing to hoist anchor and set off on a unbelievable journey.  Unreasonable at Sea, the startup accelerator taking place entirely on a boat …
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
IPv6 takes one step forward, IPv4 two steps back in 2012  —  IPv6 rollout is still inefficient with problems ahead, but there is slow progress. … “Hi, I'd like to sign up for Internet service at my new apartment.”  —  “That's great!  We have the highest speeds at the best prices, you won't be disappointed.
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Cult app Cheddar up for sale, solo hacker explains why  —  Cheddar, a cult classic among hackers and Mac die-hards, is up for sale.  —  The elegant app is a simple task manager, but it really took off because of creator (and former Hipstamatic and Scribd engineer) Sam Soffes' code.
Tweets: @soffes

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