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January 10, 2013, 7:45 AM

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Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
RIM to hit multiple price points with range of BlackBerry 10 devices  —  LAS VEGAS—While all eyes are on the first two BlackBerry 10 devices Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) will introduce later this month, RIM plans to eventually hit a range of price points at the high …
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Three top U.S. wireless carriers to embrace BlackBerry 10  —  (Reuters) - Three of the top U.S. cellphone carriers signaled this week that they would support Research In Motion's (RIM.TO) BlackBerry 10 products, the first of which are due to be unveiled Jan 30, offering a hopeful sign for RIM's comeback effort.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Now Locking Screenshots for Submitted Apps, Shutting Down Popular Scam Tactic  —  Apple today announced on its Developer Portal that screenshots added to app descriptions will be locked in place once an app has been approved. … This small but important update shuts down a widely used scam tactic …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
4K at CES 2013: the dream gets real  —  Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, LG, and now Vizio too — the 4K bandwagon is fully loaded and ready to get rolling  —  Almost exactly a year ago, upon these parched steppes of Nevada we know as Las Vegas, Vizio told us it was keen to get into the 4K TV market, but the timing wasn't right quite yet.
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Amazon to launch auto rip, an effort to sex up CDs  —  In the most significant announcement involving the compact disc in years, Amazon is expected to reward CD buyers by automatically storing the songs in their digital lockers free of charge, sources told CNET.  Amazon may do the same thing for past CD purchases, the sources said.
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
How does BuzzFeed intend to crack a $1B valuation?  By embracing journalism's past  —  It was just over a year ago that BuzzFeed hired editor-in-chief Ben Smith away from Politico to help build the cat-happy publication into a major media company.  In the intervening months …
More: Digiday
Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
Samsung seeks broader chip base as Apple cuts loose  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co is looking to supply chips to more Chinese and other emerging smartphone makers, the head of its system chip business said, to counter any fall-off in demand from Apple Inc, which is weaning itself off Samsung chips used in its iPhones and iPads.
Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
Horace Dediu / asymco:
A more complete picture of the iTunes economy  —  As it did yesterday, on occasion Apple reports the cumulative total downloads and payments to developers.  Since this is done in variable time intervals, it makes analysis of the value of the app store difficult.  —  But not impossible.
Jakob Schiller / Wired:
Photos of Tweet Locations Bring 140 Characters to Life  —  In their project Geolocation, Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman scan the public Twitter feed for tweets that are geotagged and then travel to those locations to take pictures where the original tweet was sent.
Ken Layne / The Awl:
Is San Francisco The Brooklyn To Silicon Valley's Unbuilt Manhattan?  —  Like many people who moved to San Francisco in the early 1990s, I did it because San Francisco was cheap.  It didn't have the lowest rents—in the California of three recessions ago, a Silver Lake bungalow or blocks …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Pebble smartwatch finally shipping January 23rd, we talk to CEO about its future  —  From Kickstarter to the biggest tech show on earth, and soon on your wrist  —  The Pebble smartwatch is best-known for being a smash hit on Kickstarter.  It broke records and leapt to a total of 85,000 orders by the time the campaign ended.
Mike Dano / FierceWireless:
FreedomPop's iPhone Sleeve stuck in FCC certification, costing firm $550,000  —  LAS VEGAS—MVNO FreedomPop said its WiMAX-capable iPhone Sleeve has been delayed in the FCC's approval process due to an untested design element.  The company said the unexpected delay in obtaining approval has cost the company a total of $550,000 so far.
More: 9to5Mac and PhoneArena
Robert McMillan / Wired:
How GitHub Helps You Hack the Government  —  On April 9th of last year, someone called Iceeey proposed a change to an obscure document written by the federal government's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  —  The document wasn't that important.  It was a form for transit subsidy requests.
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Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Foxconn Confirms Bribery Investigation After Chinese Authorities Detain Employee  —  Foxconn, the Taiwan-based electronics manufacturing giant that works with companies like Apple, Samsung and Sony, has confirmed that it is being investigated on charges of bribery by Chinese authorities.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Online radio will start serving ads based on your web browsing  —  Picture yourself sitting in Cleveland and using the internet to explore places to visit in France.  Later, you pull up online radio service Pandora on your web browser to listen to Motown songs and what do you hear?
Milton Mueller / IGP Blog:
The routing security battles intensify  —  An important debate about the implications of BGPSEC - a new protocol that would use a hierarchical Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) to validate and secure Internet route announcements - is taking place in the IETF's Secure Inter-domain Routing (SIDR) Working Group.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Chasing Netflix, Intel, AT&T, Verizon & others lose their collective mind  —  The new, new thing to do these days is to launch a new streaming video service to compete with Netflix and Amazon.  Intel, Walmart, AT&T, Sony, Verizon.. the list of me-too offerings is getting longer.

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