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January 21, 2013, 3:45 PM

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Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
BlackBerry 10 OS walkthrough, BlackBerry Z10 pricing  —  With BlackBerry 10′s official launch just around the corner, we happened upon a few photos of the final gold master version of the operating system running on a BlackBerry Z10 handset.  Well, thanks to a close source at BlackBerry …
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:
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 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)
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.
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.
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.
Jamie Rigg / Engadget:
Samsung exec confirms 8-inch Galaxy Note coming to MWC  —  The internet has been quietly discussing the possibility of an 8-inch Galaxy Note for a while now, but nothing appeared at CES.  However, these rumors might've just been waiting for the right time to become a reality …
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.
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Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
Victims of Revenge Porn Mount Class Action Suit Against GoDaddy and Texxxan.com  —  Ms. Toups being filmed for a video news segment about her experience with revenge porn.  (Photo: Instagram/h0lliewood)  —  “I don't think that society really realizes how rampant it is,” Sarah …
Ethan Cox / National Post:
Youth expelled from Montreal college after finding ‘sloppy coding’ that compromised security of 250,000 students personal data  —  A student has been expelled from Montreal's Dawson College after he discovered a flaw in the computer system used by most Quebec CEGEPs, one which compromised …

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