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January 21, 2013, 12:50 PM

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
RIM CEO Says Licensing BlackBerry 10 Is “Conceivable”.  Also Not Ruling Out Selling Its Hardware Production Business  —  The CEO of RIM, Thorsten Heins, has been speaking to German newspaper Die Welt ahead of the launch of BlackBerry 10 devices — due in Q1.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
RIM's BlackBerry World store gets music and video content, rolling out to all users in “coming weeks”  —  RIM has announced that its redesigned BlackBerry World app store is now live, after music, movies and TV shows were added the store for the first time.  —  The store has been rebranded …
Ben Fritz / Los Angeles Times:
Atari U.S. operation files for bankruptcy  —  The U.S. operations of pioneering video game company Atari Inc. is seeking to break free from French parent Atari S.A. and in the next few months find a buyer to take the company private.  (Strong National Museum of Play / January 20, 2013)
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
France Proposes an Internet Tax  —  PARIS — France, seeking fresh ways to raise funds and frustrated that American technology companies that dominate its digital economy are largely beyond the reach of French fiscal authorities, has proposed a new levy: an Internet tax on the collection of personal data.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Myspace Is Accused of Using Music Without Permission  —  Last week, Justin Timberlake's new song, “Suit & Tie,” did double promotional duty.  Not only was it a teaser for Mr. Timberlake's latest album, but it also served as an introduction for a revamped version of Myspace, the once-mighty social network and music site.
More: Inquirer, Gizmodo, The Verge and WebProNewsTweets: @sisario
Eric Ravenscraft / Android Police:
[Exclusive] This May Actually Be The HTC M7 With Sense 5.0  —  You know what we like here at Android Police?  Solid information.  Earlier today, we reported on an alleged render of the HTC M7 that looked a little ‘close-but-not-quite’.  For starters, that image is not exactly the M7.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
The World's First 3D-Printed Building Will Arrive In 2014 (And It Looks Awesome)  —  Sure, 3D printing is fun and cute.  And products like the Makerbot and Form 1 will most certainly disrupt manufacturing, even if it's only on a small scale.  But the possibilities of 3D printing stretch far beyond DIY at-home projects.
More: Forbes and Dezeen
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Spotted: Sergey Brin wearing Google Glass specs as he blends in on NYC subway  —  Google last week announced its first two ‘hackathon’ events for Google Glass developers, and the company is aiming to make its wearable glasses technology something that can be used by anyone at any place.

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