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11:50 PM ET, January 8, 2010

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Kelvin Soh / Reuters:
Apple tablet supply chain points to Q2 launch: sources  —  TAIPEI (Reuters) - Suppliers for Apple Inc's new tablet computer have begun shipping touchscreen panels and will start delivering aluminum casings for it next month, sources said, implying a second-quarter product launch.
Jacob Schulman / Engadget:
iType keyboard brings a physical keyboard to the iPhone, but there's a catch  —  Attention iPhone owners that have been praying for a physical keyboard forever: your prayers have been answers... kind of.  Ion Audio has debuted its iType iPhone keyboard at CES, and we can confirm that it does indeed work as advertised.
Discussion: Gizmodo, DisplayBlog, Obsessable and TUAW
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Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Lots of iPhone/AT&T woes at CES  —  UPDATED with AT&T comment:  —  At the world's largest high-tech show and tell, many are complaining about their iPhone service.  —  Throughout the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, there were many faces and expressions of frustration.
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Dena Cassella / Digital Trends:
CES Chief Says the U.S. Government is Stifling Innovation
Greg Badros / Facebook Blog:
Calling All Ph.D. Students  —  As Facebook engineers, we are surrounded by engaging technical problems to solve.  We've recently tackled efficient photo storage, distributed computation and crowdsourced translations, to name a few.  While we're working on inventive solutions on a daily basis, we can't do it alone.
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
Google hit with Nexus One sales model complaints  —  Complaints that typically go to the carrier now go to Google, which lacks sufficient customer support resources to handle the complaint volume  —  Google support forums are awash with people looking for help for problems with their Nexus One phones — and unable to find it.
Discussion: CNET News and MacDailyNews
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Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Nokia's Million-dollar Challenge to Developers  —  Nokia President and CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo in his CES keynote this morning highlighted the company's global role in the mobile world.  It's a role that likely fits Nokia more than any other handset maker — with the world's largest market share …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nokia CEO says one-size-fits-all phones don't fit the world
Phone Arena:
Sprint 2010 line-up: leaked  —  Published on: Today by PhoneArena Team  —  A tipster has provided us with some useful intel on Sprint's upcoming phones in 2010 and it looks like a wide range of new devices will be making its way to end-users this year.  Keep in mind though this information is in no way confirmed officially.
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Internet phone gadget unveiled at CES sparks controversy  —  Buzz up!  —  LAS VEGAS - The company behind the magicJack, the cheap Internet phone gadget that's been heavily promoted on TV, has made a new version of the device that allows free calls from cell phones in the home …
foursquare:
Foursquare.  Everywhere.  —  Hey all -  —  So this has been a pretty big week for us.  Since we launched last March, our #1 most requested feature has been “please add my city!”  After a few months of work, we thrilled to announce that we finally ripped apart the “foursquare only works in cities” …
Will Oremus / Mercury News:
Apple plans new prototype store in downtown Palo Alto  —  Apple is quietly preparing to move its downtown Palo Alto store to a new, larger space just a block away on University Avenue, The Daily News has learned.  —  There it will build an Apple Store that project developers referred …
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Source: Apple shopping for LED camera flash components  —  Apple in recent months has moved to procure significant quantities of LED camera flash components that could help the iPhone maker's next-generation mobile handsets produce superior image and video captures in low-light situations, AppleInsider has learned.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Where's AP In Google News?  Apparently In Limbo, As Contract Running Out  —  It's been noticed that new Associated Press stories — hosted by Google itself — are no longer appearing in Google News.  It's true.  Since Dec. 24, Google has no longer added new AP content, something the company confirmed with me today.
Discussion: paidContent, The Next Web and paidContent, Thanks:anilpod
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Gregory T. Huang / Xconomy:
MIT MBA Students: Amazon, Google, and T-Mobile Are Hiring, Expedia Isn't; Microsoft “Super Interesting,” Apple Is “Sterile”  —  Gregory T. Huang wrote:  —  [Updated 2:15pm 1/8/10 with clarification (see page 2)] If you want to know which companies are looking to hire top young business talent around town …
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Court to FCC: You Don't Have Power to Enforce Net Neutrality  —  A federal appeals court gave notice Friday it likely would reject the Federal Communications Commission's authority to sanction Comcast for throttling peer-to-peer applications.  —  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District …
James McQuivey / paidContent:
Let's Get Real: Why The Reporting On 3D TV Is Mostly Hype  —  Sit through one too many CES keynotes, press conferences, or pitches, and you just might leave Las Vegas with the mistaken idea that 3DTV is going to be in all of our living rooms next year.  ESPN (NYSE: DIS) and Discovery …
Steve Ballmer / The Huffington Post:
CES 2010: A Transforming Trend — The Natural User Interface  —  What's Your Reaction: … In my keynote Wednesday night at CES, the annual consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, I talked about a number of trends transforming the role that technology plays in our lives …
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog
Christopher Breen / Macworld:
iPod pavilion at CES reflects the iPhone/iPod market  —  iLounge, the Web site devoted to the iPod and iPhone has taken its show on the road—specifically the iLounge Pavilion at the International Consumer Electronics Show.  Hosting more than 100 vendors, stretching three aisles …
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft seeks another hearing in I4i case  —  Microsoft filed another appeal Friday in its patent dispute with I4i, but also said that it will comply with the injunction against Office that is set to go into effect on Monday.  —  The software maker asked for either a hearing …
Discussion: PC World
Google News Blog:
Fast Flip now available on Google News homepage  —  Today you may notice a change to the Google News home page: Near the bottom, we're now displaying stories from Google Fast Flip, the article-reading service we launched in September.  Fast Flip is still in Google Labs, so we'll continue to experiment with the format.
Discussion: paidContent and Search Engine Land, Thanks:atul
GO Rumors:
Palm To Introduce Location Sharing Among Users  —  Location sharing is one of the buzzwords of late and companies are realizing the opportunity in this field.  One of the leading developers of smartphones, Palm could soon be launching their own location sharing feature among users.
Discussion: Engadget, GigaOM and PreCentral.net
WalletPop Blog:
Acer laptops recalled due to risk of overheating  —  Acer is recalling six models of laptops after reports of short circuits that could cause users to get burned, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.  —  A wire that goes to the internal microphone can overheat.
Ritsuko Ando / Reuters:
Palm shares jump on CES, 2010 seen turnaround year  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Palm Inc shares jumped 10 percent on Friday after the company announced it will sell smartphones through top U.S. mobile carrier, Verizon Wireless, a deal that analysts said could mark the beginning of a turnaround for the handset maker.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Between the Lines
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Next version of Nexus will be enterprise phone  —  LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Google Inc executive Andy Rubin said on Friday that the next version of the Nexus One phone, which was made by HTC Corp, will be for enterprise users and might have a physical keyboard.
Discussion: Gizmodo Australia, Thanks:mrinaldesai
 
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Jason Liebman / The Huffington Post:
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Are Tools For Diplomacy
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Chrome Dev Channel Updates for All Platforms, Adds Extension Support for Macs
Discussion: Computerworld, TUAW and Chromium Blog
Taylor Buley / Velocity:
HP and Qualcomm Showcase New Android Netbook
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Replaces Microsoft Banner Ads with Its Own Performance Ads …
Discussion: All Facebook
Barbara Krasnoff / Computerworld:
CES: Which do developers prefer: iPhone or Android?
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
TC50 Finalist SeatGeek Raises Series A Funding, Revamps Website
Discussion: VentureBeat
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com:
The Dell Mini 5: Dell tablet gets a name
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Grant Gross / PC World:
Heartland to Pay up to $60 Million to Visa Over Breach
Discussion: eWeek
Royal Pingdom:
How Google collects data about you and the Internet
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Corrected: Twitter's Acquisition of Mixer Labs: Was For $5.2 Million
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hearst Is Ready to Show Off Its Skiff E-Reader Platform …
Discussion: NEWSFACTOR and The Tech Herald …
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Chat with Verizon Wireless CTO Lynch on end of all-you-can-eat pricing
Discussion: VentureBeat and FierceWireless