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10:25 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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Rashmi / Rashmi's blog:
Is it time to reimagine your product / service?
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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Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
No, Your First Impression Isn't Wrong: Android ISN'T As Nice As The iPhone  —  Tried Android and feel it doesn't measure up to the iPhone?  TechCrunch would have you think it's just because you didn't try it long enough.  It's not the phone, you see.  It's you.  And that's bull.
Discussion: Guardian and A VC, Thanks:atul
Brad Stone / New York Times:
The Children of Cyberspace: Old Fogies by Their 20s  —  My 2-year-old daughter surprised me recently with two words: “Daddy's book.”  She was holding my Kindle electronic reader.  —  Here is a child only beginning to talk, revealing that the seeds of the next generation gap have already been planted.
Discussion: TeleRead, /Message and Slashdot, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Alexia Tsotsis / All Shook Down:
Video: The Richter Scales Take on Crunchpad Debacle, Google Voice Gate, and Murdoch/Google Wars  —  In further proof that Techcrunch founder Mike Arrington has a sense of humor, we present The Richter Scales' “In the Valley” a ballad to the tune of “At the Copacabana” making light of the perpetual …
Discussion: lalawag and TechCrunch, Thanks:percival
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Mathew Ingram Joins GigaOM  —  There are some stories that write themselves.  This is one of them.  About four years ago, I traveled to Toronto to attend the inaugural mesh web conference.  There I learned two things: Paul Kedrosky is as funny in person as he on his blog.  And Mathew Ingram is one sharp cookie.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work, Thanks:susanbeebe
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
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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Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
CES 2010: What did we learn this week?  —  Without a doubt, Android has emerged from CES 2010 as the software platform story of the year.  In a strange way, the sudden surge of activity for the platform prior to CES, and even prior to Google's Nexus One announcement the day before CES …
Discussion: New York Times and CrunchGear
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.
Paul Paliath / GeekSmack:
Office 2010 build 14.0.4730.1007 leaks, possible RTM in April  —  WZOR, a site infamous for leaks especially back when 7 was still in the development stage has just leaked Office 2010 build 14.0.4730.1007; a build superseding the beta build released officially by Microsoft back in November.
Discussion: CodenameWindows, Thanks:paulz0r
Steve Schmadeke / Chicago Tribune:
Robbery getaway is foiled by GPS  —  GPS device hidden in cash helped police apprehend 3 men within minutes of a Calumet City bank holdup, FBI says  —  GPS devices are hidden in cash to help authorities track down bank robbers.  (Photo courtesy GeoTrax / January 6, 2010)
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 …
 
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Matt Hamblen / PC World:
Gogo In-flight Wi-Fi to Provide Video Downloads
Discussion: Maximum PC
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Are Rights Holders Making a Fortune With P2P Lawsuits?
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
The magical chip that delivers Nexus One's call quality
David Reid / BBC:
France ponders right-to-forget law
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