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8:50 AM ET, January 6, 2010

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Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Microsoft and H.P. to Reveal Slate PC Ahead of Apple  —  It could be one of Steve Ballmer's riskiest trade show moves in years.  —  On Wednesday, Mr. Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive, will unveil a novel take on a slate-type computer during his evening keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show …
Erik Chang / Shrinkage Is Good:
Nexus One vs iPhone, Droid & Palm Pre - Total Cost of Ownership  —  Today is Nexus One launch day and we decided in typical BillShrink fashion, we would take a look at the overall total cost of ownership of the Nexus One vs. iPhone vs. Droid vs. Palm Pre.  This is the first time that any phone …
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Google Nexus One: Everything You Need to Know  —  The Nexus One, the Google Phone, is really here.  And everything you need to know about it?  Right here.  —  What Is It?  —  It's the latest, maybe greatest, Android phone.  Google calls it a “superphone” that's an “exemplar” of what you can do with Android.
David Pogue / New York Times:
Google Phone Is a Worthy Rival but Not Revolutionary  —  Google sure does love shaking up the system.  —  Remember the original Google search page?  It made news because your search results popped up fast and were not cluttered with ads.  Remember when Google went public?
Matt Peckham / PC World:
Google Nexus One Today, but What About the Games?
Discussion: thebigmoney.com and ITworld.com
Mario Queiroz / The Official Google Blog:
Our new approach to buying a mobile phone  —  Android was developed with one simple idea: Open up mobile devices to enable greater innovation that will benefit users everywhere.  —  We first executed on this vision a little over a year ago, when we launched Android on one device with one operator in one country.
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Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Google's biggest announcement was not a phone, but a URL  —  By now, you know the details of Google's first Google-branded, Google-sold “superphone,” the Nexus One: huge AMOLED touchscreen, thin-and-light form factor, available unlocked or on T-Mobile, pervasive voice input, etc.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple And Google Just Tag Teamed The U.S. Carriers  —  Google's event today was supposed to be about one device, the Nexus One.  Instead, we heard a lot of: “more devices,” more manufacturers," “more carriers,” “this is just the beginning.  ” Today was not about one device …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Biggest Phone Move: Disrupting Carriers By Selling Direct …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Did Google revolutionize mobile phone buying? Nope
Andrew / Boxee Blog:
By the pricking of my thumbs, something awesome this way comes.  —  It's the first press event at CES and time to tease you before our big announcement on the 7th so here's a sneak peek of something about the Boxee Box that we didn't show off at the Boxee Beta Event in December.
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Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
Hands-on with the Boxee Box  —  It looks just as small in real life, but not only that, the Boxee was sporting a new double sided remote.  The usual suspects are on the front, but on the back is a full qwerty keyboard for searching for your favorite shows.  The remote felt great in our hands …
Discussion: VentureBeat
AT&T:
AT&T Upgrades 3G Technology at Cell Sites Across Nation  —  Software Upgrade Sets Stage for Faster 3G Speeds, Enhanced Mobile Data Performance to Come with Capacity Upgrades Planned for 2010-2011
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Amazon.com:
Amazon Introduces Kindle DX with Global Wireless  —  New Kindle DX with Global Wireless enables customers to wirelessly download and read in over 100 countries -Available for pre-order now for $489 and ships Jan. 19  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today introduced Kindle DX with Global Wireless …
Arn / MacRumors:
ARM Cortex A9 Performance Demo - Likely Chip to Power iSlate and Future iPhones  —  As CES kicks off, one technology we've been hoping to hear more about is the status of the ARM Cortex A9 processor.  Apple's iPhone as well as many of its competitors including the just released Nexus …
Chris Nuttall / blogs.ft.com:
HP launches first touch netbook  —  Touch is becoming a common feature on netbooks, with HP launching its first touch-enabled netbook a day after Lenovo announced its own entry at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  —  The HP Mini 5102 has a capacitive touchscreen option …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook's 1st CTO Launches His Next Company (Screen Shots)  —  Adam D'Angelo was a programming genius who knew Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in high school, became the young company's first CTO and has just begun to unveil his new startup company, Quora.
Thanks:atul
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Apple's tablet will use Verizon's 3G network, sources say  —  Wall Street analyst claims multiple carriers to support device, but ‘definitely Verizon’  —  Computerworld - Apple's tablet will use Verizon's wireless data network to connect to the Internet when users are out of range of a Wi-Fi hotspot …
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
ASUS calls for better PC design  —  LAS VEGAS — Computer maker ASUS, which fueled the netbook craze with its Eee PC lineup, took a different direction during its Consumer Electronics Show press event here today, stressing the importance of better design for portable computers.
PC World:
HP Puts USB 3.0 Ports in New Laptops  —  Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday said it has added USB 3.0 ports to its latest laptops that could boost data transfers between computers and devices such as storage drives and digital cameras.  —  HP will add up to three USB 3. ports in EliteBook business laptops …
Newser:
The Apple Tablet Won't Save David Carr  —  I read your piece (well, most of it) in yesterday's Times about how the Apple tablet is going to save print.  It occurs to me that you may now be the most dedicated voice for old media—a bit William Jennings Bryan and a bit Pollyanna.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
HP TouchSmart tm2 convertible tablet slims down and spruces up  —  No hard feelings, tx2, but there was always something just a little “behind the curve” about your design and feature set, and we're kind of glad HP decided to go all-new with its TouchSmart tm2 followup.
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Now you can play Foursquare anywhere  —  Attention, suburbanites: You, too, can be the mayor of your local Home Depot.  —  That's because New York-based mobile location-sharing service Foursquare has made a subtle but big improvement.  It's no longer restricted to a list of cities …
 
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 Earlier Items: 
Tim Bray / ongoing:
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Thanks:atul
Arif Siddiquee / Official Google Reader Blog:
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Discussion: Softpedia News and louisgray.com, Thanks:atul
Patrick Dengler / IEBlog:
Microsoft Joins W3C SVG Working Group
Discussion: Softpedia News
Chad Sapieha / Globe and Mail:
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Economist:
The year of the paywall  —  Newspapers will try to persuade online readers to pay in 2010
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