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1:05 PM ET, January 9, 2010

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New York Times:
A Deluge of Devices for Reading and Surfing  —  LAS VEGAS — You've heard of Amazon.com's Kindle.  And you probably know that Apple is likely to introduce a tablet computer this year.  Soon you may also be hearing about the Alex, the Que proReader and the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid.
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Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple preps MultiTouch iWork for Fingerworks-controlled Tablet/slate  —  Apple isn't simply plotting a course toward introduction of the “good bit of new sexy” that is the much-vaunted tablet device - the company also intends releasing a touch-controlled version of iWork for the system …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Live from Las Vegas: Google VP of Engineering Andy Rubin  —  Once an Apple (AAPL) engineer, Andy Rubin went on to co-found mobile computing outfits Danger Inc. and Android, Inc. He sold the former to Microsoft (MSFT) and the latter to Google (GOOG), where he is now now vice president of engineering.
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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
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Crunchies: Google Voice is coming to the iPhone “one way or the other”  —  Google's vice president of engineering Vic Gundotra said the Google Voice application, which is still in limbo after Apple declined to give it the greenlight for the app store, will come to the iPhone “one way or the other.”
Genglish / Kickingbear:
Software Sea Change  —  2,000,000 Strong  —  Over the week covering this past Christmas Day a piece of software I had contributed to was downloaded two million times.  —  I've been writing Pop Software for my entire professional career.  I may be the first to coin the term Pop Software …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Congratulations Crunchies Winners!  Facebook Takes Best Overall For The Hat Trick  —  This year's third annual Crunchies Awards have just concluded, and we're happy to say that it was an overwhelming success.  For those that weren't watching, we've included the list of nominees and winners below.
Fred / A VC:
What Blackberry Is For Outlook/Exchange, Android Is For Google Apps  —  My friend Wil Stephens posted his thoughts on his first day on a Nexus One just now.  If you click thru and read it, you'll note the similarity with the review I posted last week.  I am not suggesting Wil was influenced by my review …
Discussion: Seeking Alpha
Jon Healey / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
CES: The FCC chairman, still on guard  —  FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.  Credit:Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times.  —  In a Q&A at the Consumer Electronics Show, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski reaffirmed his commitment to adopting Net neutrality rules and transforming the FCC into a data-driven “21st century agency.”
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Dena Cassella / Digital Trends:
CES Chief Says the U.S. Government is Stifling Innovation
David Recordon / O'Reilly Radar:
What's going on with OAuth?  —  Over the past week there's been a variety of incorrect information shared about what's going on with the OAuth protocol.  Chris Messina (Google), Dick Hardt (Microsoft), Eran Hammer-Lahav (Yahoo!), and I (Facebook) wrote this post to help provide a bit more clarity.
Thanks:atul
Nick Bilton / Bits:
H.P. Working on ‘Half-Pint’ Android Tablet  —  Hewlett Packard is currently working on numerous different tablet devices that will come in a variety of sizes, shapes and operating systems, including Windows 7, Google's Android, and possibly the open-source operating system Linux.
Michael Geist Blog:
Legislators Worldwide Asking Questions About ACTA  —  Legislators around the world are demanding more information on the secret Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.  French Deputy Nicolas Dupont-Aignan raised ACTA questions in the National Assembly late last year, expressing concerns …
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.
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 …
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.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
CES: Netflix CEO Hastings Sees 20 More Years Of Mailing DVDs; “Excellent” Chance Of Nintendo Wii Deal  —  Someday, Netflix (NFLX) will offer more than 100,000 movies on its streaming service.  Not yet, of course.  They currently offer 17,000-plus pieces of streaming content and counting.
Discussion: Mashable!, Gizmodo and NewTeeVee
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.
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Chrome Dev Channel Updates for All Platforms, Adds Extension Support for Macs
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Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
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