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January 14, 2013, 2:55 PM

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Juro Osawa / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Cuts Orders for iPhone Parts  —  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 …
Tero Kuittinen / BGR:
The strange math of Apple's alleged massive iPhone 5 order cuts  —  The Sunday evening Wall Street Journal article claiming that Apple (AAPL) had cut its iPhone 5 display orders drastically for the March quarter made quite a splash.  The way WSJ wrote its piece seemed to support …
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Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Exclusive: CBS forced CNET staff to recast vote after Hopper won ‘Best in Show’ at CES  —  The Dish Network's Hopper wasn't simply in the running: it had actually taken the top prize  —  On Friday, news broke that CNET had been forced by its parent company CBS to remove the Dish Network's Hopper set-top box …
Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
Justice Department drops charges against Internet activist Swartz  —  The Justice Department dropped its charges against Internet activist Aaron Swartz on Monday, citing his death.  —  Swartz, who was facing computer hacking charges, hanged himself in his Brooklyn apartment on Friday.  He was 26.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Dell Considers Going Private, Again  —  Shares of computer and IT company Dell are soaring and were briefly halted on word of a report by Bloomberg News that the company is in talks to go private.  —  Bloomberg's chatty banker sources say that Del is in talks to do a deal with at least two private equity firms.
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Kim Zetter / Wired:
Cybersleuths Uncover 5-Year Spy Operation Targeting Governments, Others  —  An advanced and well-orchestrated computer spy operation that targeted diplomats, governments and research institutions for at least five years has been uncovered by security researchers in Russia.
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 …
New York Times:
Google Gains From Creating Apps for the Opposition  —  For many people, smartphone shopping comes down to a choice of Apple's iPhone or one powered by Google's Android software.  —  But now consumers can get an iPhone and fill it with Google.  —  Google has become one of the most prolific …
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Zach Epstein / BGR:
Samsung says Galaxy S III sales hit 40 million units as cumulative Galaxy S series sales top 100 million  —  After selling more than 30 million Galaxy S III handsets in just 150 days, the numbers were bound to add up fast.  Samsung (005930) on Monday confirmed that cumulative Galaxy S smartphone sales have now topped 100 million units.
Laura June / The Verge:
America's first bookless public library will look ‘like an Apple Store’  —  Bexar County, Texas says that it will open the first 100 percent digital public library system in the country, unveiling plans for its first location this past week.  The plan has been in the works for a while …
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.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Pulse Gets More Personal, Lets Users Add Their Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr & Tumblr Feeds  —  Pulse, the popular news-reading app for the web and mobile, just announced that it is going beyond the standard news sources it currently features and adding authenticated personal social feeds …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
In battle for listeners, Audiobooks.com switches to Audible's pay-by-the-book model  —  When Audiobooks.com launched last January, the company had high hopes for a cloud-based streaming service that would let users listen to unlimited audiobooks for a monthly charge of $24.95.

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