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8:35 AM ET, December 13, 2009

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Mario Queiroz / Google Mobile Blog:
An Android dogfood diet for the holidays  —  At Google, we are constantly experimenting with new products and technologies, and often ask employees to test these products for quick feedback and suggestions for improvements in a process we call dogfooding (from “eating your own dogfood").
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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Google to Sell Own Phone  —  Google Inc. has designed a cellphone it plans to sell directly to consumers as soon as next year, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  The phone is called the Nexus One and is being manufactured for Google by HTC Corp., these people said.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Google Phone, Unlocked (Confirmed And More Details)  —  Last night, we started seeing some Tweets from Google employees and others about a new Android-powered Google phone that was apparently handed out at an “all hands” meeting.  Now Google is confirming that it is indeed “dogfood” …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Nexus One, The Google Phone, Captured In The Wild (Picture)  —  Apparently, Googlers aren't supposed to be tweeting the details of the Google Phone, but they have no problem tweeting about how awesome it is.  And they also apparently have no problem showing it off.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
ZOMG The Google Phone Is “Like An iPhone On Beautifying Steroids”  —  We told you the Google phone was confirmed.  And now some Googler's seem to be confirming it, too.  There is a lot of chatter on Twitter about Google employees with HTC-built unlocked Google Phones running Android 2.1.
Zee / The Next Web Network:
“Google Phone”: It's called Nexus One, It's not built by Google …
Discussion: Mashable! and Redmond Pie
Randall Stross / New York Times:
AT&T Takes the Blame, Even for the iPhone's Faults  —  I LOVE my iPhone.  I just wish it were matched with Verizon Wireless, the carrier with the most envied reputation as fast, ubiquitous, reliable, nigh perfect.  —  Consumer Reports has just released its annual survey of cellphone service …
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Graphics issues force Apple to delay iMac orders, resellers report  —  Shipments of 27-in. model delayed after users complain of flickering screens, other problems  —  Computerworld - Apple has delayed shipping new 27-in. iMacs until it can figure out the cause of flickering screens …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Macsimum News
New York Times:
Twitter Tapping  —  The government is increasingly monitoring Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites for tax delinquents, copyright infringers and political protesters.  A public interest group has filed a lawsuit to learn more about this monitoring, in the hope of starting …
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Matt / WordPress.com News:
Post and Read via Twitter API  —  The other day I talked about micro-blogging and mega-blogging and shared my view that new forms of social media, including micro-blogging, are complementary to blogging.  We've seen ongoing growth at WordPress.com as people started using Twitter, and we expect that to continue.
Ben Jones / TorrentFreak:
Apple Says Audiobooks Must Have DRM  —  DRM doesn't work.  We know it, you know it and even the RIAA knows it.  The FCC has had hearings on it, and even the retailers agree that it is useless, which was why Apple removed DRM from their music.  Unfortunately, it's still required for audiobooks …
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Legal Battles Over E-Book Rights to Older Books  —  William Styron may have been one of the leading literary lions of recent decades, but his books are not selling much these days.  Now his family has a plan to lure digital-age readers with e-book versions of titles like “Sophie's Choice,” …
New York Times:
In Shift, U.S. Talks to Russia on Internet Security  —  The United States has begun talks with Russia and a United Nations arms control committee about strengthening Internet security and limiting military use of cyberspace.  —  American and Russian officials have different interpretations …
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