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January 18, 2013, 2:50 PM

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Reuters:
Exclusive - Japan's Sharp curbs iPad screen output as Apple manages demand shift-sources  —  (Reuters) - Sharp Corp has nearly halted production of 9.7-inch screens for Apple Inc's iPad, two sources said, as demand shifts to its smaller iPad mini.  —  Sharp's iPad screen production line …
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
LG's Optimus G Pro revealed in leaked image with 5-inch 1080p display, 3,000mAh battery and LTE  —  LG's Optimus G won the hearts of our reviewers, while finding the barely-different Nexus 4 is a feat worthy of a mythological hero.  A tipster has sent us the above leaked slide …
David Meyer / GigaOM:
Why Nokia's 3D-printing move embraces the future  —  Nokia has just done something pretty unusual: it's invited its users to effectively tailor an element of its smartphone hardware to their individual needs.  —  As a Friday present for its more enterprising fans, the Finnish firm announced …
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Nokia releases 3D case printing files for Lumia 820  —  Nokia has released the 3D printing files for its Lumia 820 interchangeable casings, allowing owners to create their own custom shells for the Windows Phone.  The free 3D-printing Development Kit (or 3DK, as Nokia is calling it) …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Fortune's top 100 employers for 2013: Google first, Microsoft #75, Apple and Facebook don't make it  —  Fortune on Thursday released its list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2013, and some of the results are surprising.  While it's not exactly shocking to see Google in first place …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Harper's publisher says Google's ‘toddler gibberish’ is driving us into insanity  —  Google and the social web generally has been reasonably criticized for taking advantage of the people who create content (whether professionally or not) or those who distribute it, like ISPs.
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Apple CEO Cook Gets Deposition Order in Antitrust Case  —  Tim Cook, Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s chief executive officer, was ordered to give a deposition in a lawsuit claiming the iPhone maker and other technology companies violated antitrust laws by entering into agreements to not recruit each other's employees.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Google to Wall Street: You've Got Our Q4 Numbers Wrong  —  Here's one you don't see everyday: Google telling Wall Street analysts that their estimates are too high.  —  Google issued the heads-up this morning, via a blog post on its investor relations page, ahead of Q4 earnings on Tuesday.
Ryan Faas / CITEworld:
Samsung is building its own Android platform for the enterprise  —  As RIM tries to reinvent itself with BlackBerry 10 and Microsoft tries to gain a secure foothold in the smartphone market with Windows Phone, we're often told that one of those two platforms will emerge as the eventual third platform …
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
Why SurveyMonkey is holding off on an IPO  —  SurveyMonkey's CEO had a front-row seat for Facebook's rocky IPO.  He's in no hurry to follow suit.  —  FORTUNE — Forgive Dave Goldberg, chief executive of rapidly growing SurveyMonkey, for not being in the slightest rush to take his 13-year-old company public.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Stripe launches Checkout with overlay payment form and mobile support optimized for Android and iOS  —  Stripe on Friday released the first version of Stripe Checkout, its attempt to make “something that looks great, makes Stripe easier to integrate, improves with time, and results in a better payment experience for users.”
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
After Reports of User Revolt, Instagram Releases Monthly Active User Data for the First Time  —  After weeks of accusations that Instagram has seen a sharp drop in its user numbers, the photo-sharing service released new data that gives better insight into the actual number of people using the service on a regular basis.
Jeff Plungis / Bloomberg:
Naked-Image Scanners to Be Removed From U.S. Airports  —  The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will remove airport body scanners that privacy advocates likened to strip searches after OSI Systems Inc. (OSIS) couldn't write software to make passenger images less revealing.
Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
GOP senator questions Holder over prosecution of Web activist Swartz  —  Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday demanding more information about the prosecution of Aaron Swartz, the co-creator of Reddit and Internet activist who killed himself last week.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Violin Memory acquires GridIron Systems to boost data center application speeds  —  Violin Memory's acquisition of GridIron Systems is all about speeding up applications in data centers.  —  Mountain View, Calif.-based Violin creates Flash memory storage systems that get around the bottlenecks …

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