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4:30 PM ET, January 10, 2010

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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook's Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy is Over  —  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told a live audience yesterday that if he were to create Facebook again today, user information would by default be public, not private as it was for years until the company changed dramatically in December.
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Google Nexus One vs Apple iPhone 3GS  —  Google has taken the fate of its Android smartphone platform into its own hands by promoting and directly marketing HTC's latest new Android phone under its own brand.  How does the new “superphone” stack up to last summer's iPhone 3GS?
Discussion: IntoMobile and Mark Evans Tech
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The Switch From iPhone To Android, And Why Your First Impression Is Wrong  —  Earlier this week we saw the launch of the Google Nexus One, the second very high profile Android launch in as many months.  And, as should be expected, the phone is drawing numerous comparisons to the iPhone …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein: I've Never Used an iPhone  —  If CES 2009 marked Palm's rise-from-the-ashes rebirth, CES 2010 may well be the beginning of its resurgence, the inflection point at which the company really begins to gain traction in a market that nearly left it behind just two years ago.
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Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Rubinstein's iPhone comment could haunt him, Palm  —  With just one passing comment at the Consumer Electronics Show last week, Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein may have damaged not only his own credibility but also that of his company.  —  In case you missed it, Rubinstein said …
Dave / Master of 500 Hats:
Startups & VCs: Learn How to Design, Market, & Eat Your Own Consumer Internet Dogfood  —  Haven't really gotten on a rant in awhile... guess i've been doing a lot of travel lately, but now that i'm back in California for awhile, there's something i've been meaning to bring up that bothers me.
Discussion: Helloform, Thanks:atul
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Built By Google  —  Pete logs onto his desktop computer.  It's a “dumb” netbook built by Google and called Google Chrome Superbook 5, with a fast startup time of 0.3 seconds, the point at which the Google engineers figured further optimizations were not useful, in terms of limitations of human perception.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5.3 shown off very, very quietly  —  Say, for a moment, that you're Microsoft and you're on the cusp of releasing a version of the much-maligned Windows Mobile 6.5 that actually made it touch-friendly for once — but like all WinMo versions before it …
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
The magical chip that delivers Nexus One's call quality  —  Those who've tested a Nexus One phone have raved about the phone's ability to isolate a human voice from the racket of the big city.  Much of the credit goes to a chip, the Audience A1026 voice processor, hidden inside the phone.
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Are Rights Holders Making a Fortune With P2P Lawsuits?  —  A new study released by a German consumer advocacy group is estimating that entertainment and software companies sent roughly 450,000 cease-and-desist letters to local file sharers alone in 2010, yielding some $370 million in damages.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google's Free Airport WiFi Is A Nexus One Promo In Disguise  —  Over the last few months Google has been very generously offering free Wi-Fi to travelers at dozens of airports across the country as a sign of holiday cheer.  Now it's becoming clear that their motivations are not purely benevolent …
Jack Schofield / Guardian:
No need for new Xbox, says Microsoft  —  Microsoft is developing Project Natal plus new software and content services to prolong the life of the Xbox 360 games console, rather than introduce a new machine  —  We all know that the games business goes in cycles and that a new generation …
 
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David Reid / BBC:
France ponders right-to-forget law
Sree Sreenivasan / E-Media Tidbits:
News Orgs Take Social Media Seriously by Hiring Editors to Oversee Efforts
The Korea Herald:
LG looks to Android in competition with smartphone rivals
Discussion: Engadget and Android Phone Fans
Jacob Schulman / Engadget:
Airnergy WiFi power system gives RCA a reason to exist (video)
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Comcast may get legal leverage to stop net neutrality enforcement
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Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
More flash drive firms warn of security flaw; NIST investigates
Discussion: digg.com
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Obama: Software Flaws Let Christmas Bomber Get Through
Discussion: larry borsato and Download Squad
Andy Ihnatko / Chicago Sun Times:
Thoughts on what an Apple tablet should be - or not
Discussion: Neven Mrgan's tumbl
Sabrina / labs.moto.com:
DIY Touchscreen Analysis