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11:40 PM ET, December 27, 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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Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo:
WTF: AT&T Stops Online NY iPhone Sales Due to Network Frailty?  —  Consumerist is investigating readers' complaints regarding the inability to purchase an iPhone through AT&T's website when using an NY zip code.  So far they've discovered that, according to a CS rep: “New York is not ready for the iPhone.”
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: 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 …
Chris Jacob / Gizmodo:
The New, Terrifying, No-Electronics US Flight Security Rules  —  That failed terrorist attack yesterday might make international flights a whole lot less enjoyable.  Passengers are reporting that new restrictions are in place.  Among them: No electronics allowed.  Updated:
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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
Nick Douglas / lalawag:
Twitter Is Profitable.  Your Argument Is Invalid.  —  Oh.  Thank.  God.  Twitter's deals with Google and Microsoft (letting the two companies search Twitter in real-time) total $25 million and make the company profitable for 2009, according to BusinessWeek.
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.
Seth Rosenblatt / CNET News:
The 10 best new Firefox add-ons of 2009  —  This past year felt like a rebuilding year for Firefox add-ons, with two new frameworks implemented to help guide the future of extensions.  Personas gave Firefox on-the-fly theme-switching, and users can expect it to be part of the stable version of Firefox 3.6 when that gets released.
Discussion: TechSpot
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Kindle Milestone: Amazon Sold More Kindle Books Than Physical Books On Xmas (AMZN)  —  Amazon's Kindle hit an important and startling milestone yesterday: On Christmas, the company sold more Kindle books than physical books.  —  Yes, this is obviously the result of everyone who got a Kindle for Christmas …
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Android 2.0 (or maybe 2.1) officially coming to T-Mobile G1?  —  We don't know where this is coming from so take it with a grain of salt, but rumor has it from AndroidSPIN that the progenitor Android device, the T-Mobile G1, is destined to officially get an over-the-air update for an Eclair build, Android 2-point-something.
 
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