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January 18, 2013, 1:10 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 …
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Apple struggles to keep up with iPad mini demand as cellular model launches in China to 2-week delay  —  Apple has today released the WiFi + Cellular versions of its iPad and iPad mini tablets in China, but strong customer demand around the globe has caused it to launch with a 2-week backlog on all iPad mini models.
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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Kim Dotcom's Mega Opens For Early-Access Users, Reveals Pricing Tiers, Roadmap With Mobile Access, IM, Office-Style Features  —  Leading up to the launch of Kim Dotcom's latest effort, Mega, today the company opened the site up to its first early-access users.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
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) …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Ahead of Graph Search launch, Facebook removed the ability to opt out of search results  —  A month before unveiling a major new search feature, Facebook changed its privacy policy to remove the ability to opt out of search results.  —  I noted this in my piece yesterday about the privacy implications …
Cade Metz / Wired:
Facebook Wants New Breed of Flash Memory for Storing Old Pics  —  With each passing day, more than 350 million digital photos find their way onto Facebook, joining the more than 240 billion that are already there.  Jay Parikh is the man who makes sure all those photos can remain online …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Choose Netflix UK For TV Shows, Amazon's LOVEFiLM Instant For Films, Study Suggests  —  The ongoing war between rival on-demand streaming services as they build out their catalogues to win customers by having the most enticing content means rarely a week goes by without news …
More: EngadgetThanks:@riptari
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.
Yoni Heisler / Network World:
Tony Fadell on the unique nature of Apple's design process  —  Often referred to as the godfather of the iPod, former Apple executive and current Nest CEO Tony Fadell played an instrumental part in Apple's resurgence.  Indeed, Fadell joined Apple in February 2001 where he got to work designing the original iPod.
More: OStatic blogsThanks:@anderzole
Sean Buckley / Engadget:
Sony selling NY headquarters for $1.1 billion, will rent space from new owners  —  Despite losing a little less each quarter since Kazuo Hirai took over as CEO, Sony still appears to be looking for ways to cut the fat.  Its latest move?  Sell the house.  Taking a page from Nokia's book …
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.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple's iOS Newsstand Now Offers Hearst Magazines Days Before Print And Other Digital Stores  —  Apple today quietly launched a new feature for Newsstand, whereby publications by partner Hearst (covering their entire catalog) will now be available to subscribers days before they come to print, or other digital editions.
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Latest BB 10 leak confirms Z10 branding and Verizon support  —  As if you needed anymore confirmation that RIM's soon-to-be-released BB 10 touch device was making its way to Verizon, we now have the screen above.  What's more, it also appears that the candybar-shaped handset will actually …

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