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4:50 AM ET, January 11, 2010

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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, Thanks:atul
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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: Mark Evans Tech and IntoMobile
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 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
This Will Be The Year Adobe's 2 Million Flash Developers Come To The iPhone  —  It's no secret that Apple doesn't like Flash.  It won't allow Flash apps to run on the iPhone or iPod Touch despite all of Adobe's cajoling and pleading, and despite the fact that it's long been working in the labs.
Discussion: MobileContentToday
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crunchies  —  I've never understood the attraction of CES.  —  Why in January - a month set aside for recovering from the excesses of the holiday season - thousands of people would fly to Las Vegas for a gigantic tradeshow.
Ki Mae Heussner / ABCNEWS:
High-Tech Sex?  Porn Flirts With the Cutting Edge  —  Adult Entertainment Expo Kicks Off as Consumer Electronics Show Continues  —  The porn industry peddles a product as old as Adam and Eve, and it's always found the most cutting edge ways to do it.  —  It's no accident that each year …
Discussion: Agence France Presse
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
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Firm to Release Database & Web Server 0days  —  January promises to be a busy month for Web server and database administrators alike: A security research firm in Russia says it plans to release information about a slew of previously undocumented vulnerabilities in several widely-used commercial software products.
James Temple / San Francisco Chronicle:
Social science meets computer science at Yahoo  —  Shortly after Carol Bartz took over as chief executive of Yahoo Inc. early last year, she met with Prabhakar Raghavan for an overview of the Sunnyvale Web giant's research division.  As the head of Yahoo Labs ran through the catalog …
Tim Arango / New York Times:
How the AOL-Time Warner Merger Went So Wrong  —  A decade ago, America Online merged with Time Warner in a deal valued at a stunning $350 billion.  It was then, and is now, the largest merger in American business history.  —  The Internet, it was believed, was soon to vaporize mainstream media business models on the spot.
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
CHINAdaily:
Google apologizes to Chinese writers  —  Google said its communication with Chinese authors was “not good enough” after it published sections of their work in its online library Google Books without their permission.  —  Chinese writers accused Google of copyright infringement last October …
 
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Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Study Finds That Papers Lead in Providing New Information
Discussion: Reportr.net
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Site's terms still enforceable even if users never read them
Steve Schmadeke / Chicago Tribune:
Robbery getaway is foiled by GPS
Alexia Tsotsis / All Shook Down:
Video: The Richter Scales Take on Crunchpad Debacle, Google Voice Gate …
Discussion: lalawag, Thanks:percival
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5.3 shown off very, very quietly
Dave / Master of 500 Hats:
Startups & VCs: Learn How to Design, Market, & Eat Your Own …
Discussion: Daily Patricia and Helloform, Thanks:atul
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Built By Google  —  Pete logs onto his desktop computer.
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
The magical chip that delivers Nexus One's call quality
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook's Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy is Over