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January 21, 2013, 10:55 AM

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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.
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.
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: Gizmodo and The VergeTweets: @sisario
Chris Dixon:
Samsung's predicament  —  In the past year, Samsung went from being a moderately successful electronics manufacturer to the leading non-iOS mobile device maker.  Together, Apple and Samsung earn 98% of the profits in the smartphone market.  MG Siegler echoed a common sentiment when he wrote …
Tweets: @jinyk and @adrianblake
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 …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Sony's Xperia Tablet Z announced: 1.5GHz quad-core, 10.1-inch 1,920 x 1,200 screen and 6.9mm thickness  —  Announced bright and early in Japan today is the Sony Xperia Tablet Z that we've been hearing about.  As you'd expect, this 10.1-inch Android 4.1 tablet features the same design language …
Gene Demby / NPR:
‘Make Me Asian’ App Removed From Google Play Store … “Make Me Asian,” a smartphone app that drew the ire of Asian-American activists for what they say are stereotypical depictions, is no longer available on the Google Play Store.  —  The “Make Me Asian” app let users alter photos to turn faces …
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 …
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.
Kevin J. Delaney / Quartz:
Eric Schmidt's daughter's inside account of their visit to North Korea  —  Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt's daughter Sophie has posted a lengthy account with photos of their recent trip to North Korea.  She describes deep government control of the nine-person delegation's visit …

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