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January 28, 2013, 6:50 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple ready to release additional iPad model; likely 128GB version  —  We've gotten word from sources that Apple is preparing to release (in some fashion) a single, additional iPad model.  This would be a new SKU for the current fourth-generation iPad with Retina display line.
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Apple has a porn problem, and it's about to get worse  —  Adult content in Vine and Twitter apps raise questions only Cupertino can answer  —  On Sunday, a number of news outlets ran stories covering the rise of easily-accessible pornography on the new video sharing app Vine, causing a firestorm of debate online.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
How Newegg crushed the “shopping cart” patent and saved online retail  —  Anyone who visited Soverain Software's website could be forgiven for believing it's a real company.  There are separate pages for “products,” “services,” and “solutions.”  There's the “About Us” page.
More: The Verge and LAW.comTweets: @hmason and @glennf
Julianne Pepitone / CNNMoney.com:
Yahoo earnings: Mayer still has much to prove  —  Former Googler Marissa Mayer shocked the world last summer by taking the CEO spot at Yahoo, a brand marred by tumultuous CEO tenures and waning relevance.  —  Since then, Yahoo's stock has been on a tear and analysts are pinning their hopes …
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Dell Buyout: Microsoft's Generosity  —  To perform painful surgery on its business model, Dell needs to take the company private.  Seeing challenges in raising the needed $22B, Microsoft “generously” proposes to contribute a few billions.  Is this helping or killing the deal?
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Pentagon to Beef Up Cybersecurity Force to Counter Attacks  —  WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is moving toward a major expansion of its cybersecurity force to counter increasing attacks on the nation's computer networks, as well as to expand offensive computer operations on foreign adversaries, defense officials said Sunday.
Hunter Walk / Elapsed Time:
Are Medium & Quora Just the Rebirth of Content Farms?  —  Three years ago a terrible collection of beasts rose from the sea and threatened the Internet we love so dear.  These “content farms” churned out low quality prose in SEO-friendly formats to try and garner traffic from Google and other search engines.
Tweets: @rrhoover
Emily Greenhouse / The New Yorker:
Twitter's Speech Problem: Hashtags and Hate  —  On October 19, 2012, Twitter turned censor.  In response to complaints from the Union of French Jewish Students, Twitter pulled tweets that used the hashtag #UnBonJuif, or “a good Jew,” which had been worked into slurs and jokes, some using concentration-camp photographs as illustrations.
More: Stowe Boyd
Shen Jingting / China Daily:
Ban on games consoles may be lifted, suggests Culture Ministry source  —  Chinese authorities are reviewing a decade-long ban on game consoles and considering the possibility of opening up the country's video game hardware market, a government source told China Daily.

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