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6:10 AM ET, December 28, 2009

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Laura Northrup / The Consumerist:
AT&T Customer Service: “New York City Is Not Ready For The iPhone”  —  AT&T has apparently found a workable solution to the reported data congestion in New York City.  They've quietly stopped selling the iPhone to customers in the New York metropolitan area, at least from their web site.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
AT&T, the iPhone, and New York City's Newly Discovered Fraud Epidemic.  What Doesn't Add Up?  —  Live in New York City?  Want to buy an iPhone?  Don't try ordering one from AT&T's Web site: The wireless carrier, at least for now, won't sell New Yorkers a new phone online, citing “increased fraudulent activity.”
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo:
WTF: AT&T Stops Online NY iPhone Sales Due to Network Frailty?
Discussion: TechCrunch
Susie Pan / DigiTimes:
Innolux to supply panels for Apple tablet  —  Innolux, the panel-making subsidiary of the Foxconn Group, will be the initial supplier of touch panels for Apple's tablet PC, with Wintek standing a change of becoming a second supplier at a later time, according to sources from Apple's component suppliers.
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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Placing Orders for Tablet Components?  Connectors, 10-Inch Screen  —  Taiwan's Economic Daily paper claims that Cheng Uei Precision Industry has received an order for “connectors” for Apple's new Tablet PCs.  According to the report the company is likely to begin shipping in the 3rd quarter of 2010.
Discussion: Engadget, The Apple Core and Crave
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Analyzing Facebook's Forthcoming Redesign  —  Last week, a source emailed us two screenshots of Facebook's forthcoming redesign.  While it's still a work in progress, it shows some simple yet major enhancements that reveal where the world's largest social network with over 350 million subscribers might be headed.
Discussion: Don's posterous and All Facebook
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Sorry, Shoppers, but Why Can't Amazon Collect More Tax?  —  BEFORE settling on Seattle as the home of Amazon.com, the founder, Jeff Bezos, considered placing the company on an Indian reservation near San Francisco.  “This way, we could have access to talent without all the tax consequences …
BL Ochman / B.L. Ochman's blog:
Self-Proclaimed Social Media Gurus on Twitter Multiplying Like Rabbits  —  In May 09 when we first used Tweepsearch to count of the Twitter bios of self-proclaimed social media gurus, experts, superstars and ninjas there were 4,487.  A mere seven months later, we were shocked to see that there are now nearly 16.000.
Marion Maneker / Washington Post:
E-books spark battle inside the publishing industry  —  The evolution of publishing from print to digital has caused a schism in the reading world.  There are now two constituencies: readers (and writers) on the one hand, and the publishing world on the other.  And they don't want to hear each other.
Discussion: TeleRead
Gagan Biyani / MobileCrunch:
Flurry: App Store Sees Record Breaking Christmas, 50% Growth from November to December  —  As predicted here on MobileCrunch earlier this month, Apple rocked it this holiday season, and the early numbers are showing it.  According to Flurry, the biggest mobile app analytics company …
Discussion: Mobile Entertainment, Thanks:atul
MSRC:
New Reports of a Vulnerability in IIS  —  On Dec. 23 we were made aware of a new claim of a vulnerability in Internet Information Services (IIS).  We are still investigating this issue and are not aware of any active attacks but wanted to let customers know that our initial assessment shows …
Discussion: Softpedia News and Security Watch
Boy Genius Report:
GV Mobile 2.0 first look  —  It's pretty simple: Apple's iPhone OS is basically the only major smartphone operating system without an official or unofficial Google Voice client.  We used to have GV Mobile and VoiceCentral, but as we all know, those were abruptly removed from the App Store …
Adam Raff / New York Times:
Search, but You May Not Find  —  AS we become increasingly dependent on the Internet, we need to be increasingly concerned about how it is regulated.  The Federal Communications Commission has proposed “network neutrality” rules, which would prohibit Internet service providers from discriminating …
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Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:   NYT Runs Quack, Self-Serving Anti-Google OpEd
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Apple Expanding iWork In The Cloud?  —  A year ago Apple launched iWork.com in beta, which allowed users of their office suite of applications to publish documents online.  It's a light feature set compared to Google Docs and Office 10 - just viewing and commenting.
 
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Website archives to be fast-tracked
 Earlier Items: 
Seth Rosenblatt / CNET News:
The 10 best new Firefox add-ons of 2009
Discussion: Softpedia News
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad:
Infamous Chinese pirates launch Ubuntu that looks just like Windows XP
Nick Douglas / lalawag:
Twitter Is Profitable. Your Argument Is Invalid.