January 28, 2013, 11:40 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple ready to release additional iPad model; likely 128GB version (Updated: Pricing)  —  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.
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Hardcore porn briefly climbs to the top of Vine's 'Editor's Picks,' Twitter blames it on ‘human error’  —  The launch of Twitter's video-sharing service Vine has brought with it another look at pornography on Apple's tightly-controlled iOS platform, and that scrutiny may be about to increase …
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.
David Drummond / The Official Google Blog:
Google's approach to government requests for user data  —  Today, January 28, is Data Privacy Day, when the world recognizes the importance of preserving your online privacy and security.  —  If it's like most other days, Google—like many companies that provide online services to users …
Eric Engleman / Bloomberg:
Google Leads Fight to Limit Government Access to E-Mail on Cloud  —  Google Inc. (GOOG), which says it gets about 1,400 requests a month from U.S. authorities for users' e- mails and documents, is organizing an effort to press for limits on government access to digital communications.
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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.
Acer Sees Success in Chrome; Windows Fails to Drive Sales  —  Acer Inc. (2353), the Taiwanese computer maker that's suffered two consecutive annual losses, posted strong sales of notebooks using Google Inc. (GOOG)'s Chrome platform after the release of Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s Windows 8 failed to ignite the market.
Julianne Pepitone /
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 …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Payvment Pulls the Plug on Facebook Commerce  —  Payvment announced today that is shutting down its Facebook commerce platform and handing over its customers to a competitor.  —  In a letter on its website, Payvment said that it and its companion site,, will be closed as of March 1.

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