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January 14, 2013, 10:50 AM

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Juro Osawa / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Cuts Order for iPhone Parts on Weak Demand  —  Apple Inc. has cut its component orders for the iPhone 5 due to weaker-than-expected demand, people familiar with the situation said Monday.  —  Apple's orders for screens for the January-March quarter, for example, have dropped to roughly half …
Don Reisinger / CNET:
Apple shares flirt with $500 following iPhone 5 demand worries  —  Some reports have suggested that the iPhone is experiencing weaker-than-expected demand, pushing Apple's shares lower.  —  Apple's iPhone 5  —  Apple shares could drop below the $500 mark, if pre-market trading trends continue throughout the day.
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Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Wall Street Journal:
Legal Case Strained Troubled Web Activist  —  Just days before he hanged himself, Internet activist Aaron Swartz's hopes for a deal with federal prosecutors fell apart.  —  Two years ago, the advocate for free information online, who was known to have suffered from depression …
Steven Musil / CNET:
Anonymous hacks MIT after Aaron Swartz's suicide  —  Hacktivist group defaces university pages after the school promises a full investigation into MIT's role in events leading up to the Internet activist taking his life.  —  Just hours after the Massachusetts Institute of Technology pledged …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Brian Klug / AnandTech:
A Look at Samsung's Curved Smartphone Concept and 4.99-Inch 1080p AMOLED Display  —  I got a chance to look at some of Samsung Displays' new and upcoming products, probably one of the highlights of my CES 2013 experience.  There's a bit to go through, but first up are their buzzworthy curved displays and a concept phone or two.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Messenger For iPad, One More Thing Facebook Could Be Unveiling On Tuesday  —  Take a look at that “reach friends wherever they are now” image to the left.  What's missing between the iPhone and the laptop?  Ding ding ding!  You're right!  A tablet.  —  Okay, I'm sure it was obvious.
Pete Norman / Sky News:
TweetDeck: Twitter's UK Firm Risks Closure  —  TweetDeck is used by Twitter ‘power users’ to utilise multiple accounts  —  One of Twitter's UK companies is at risk of being struck off over repeated failure to file accounts with the business regulator, Sky News can reveal.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Gartner Says Q4 PC Shipments Down 5% To 90.3M Units, HP Edges Out Lenovo, And Windows 8 Fizzles As Multiscreen Theory Fails To Materialize  —  If the huge profusion of mobile handsets, phablets and tablets on display at CES weren't enough of an indicator, we now have some numbers from Gartner …
Steven Sinofsky / Learning by Shipping:
Learning by Sharing: Snark-free CES observations  —  Wheels up, returning from CES.  Seems like a good time to reflect and share some of my observations.  —  Sharing raw data is an important part of building a strong cohesive team.  Raw data allows everyone on a team to see the inputs …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Oracle ships Java 7 Update 11 with vulnerability fixes, increased security level for Java applets  —  After announcing a fix was coming just yesterday, Oracle on Sunday released Java 7 Update 11 to address the recently disclosed security vulnerability.  If you use Java, you can download …
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Start-Up Investors Grow Wary of Tech Ventures After Facebook's I.P.O.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Call it the Facebook effect.  Until recently, investors had been all too eager to pour millions into any Web start-up with rapid growth, regardless of whether it made money or even had plans to do so down the road.

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