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12:20 AM ET, January 13, 2010

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David Drummond / The Official Google Blog:
A new approach to China  —  Like many other well-known organizations, we face cyber attacks of varying degrees on a regular basis.  In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Just Says No To China: Ending Censorship, Due To Gmail Attack  —  Google has revealed that the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists were targeted last December in a hacking attempt.  That, along with other issues, has convinced the company that it will no longer due business …
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch:
Adobe and Google Both Reveal Intrusion Attempts  —  It's an eventful day.  Just as they release an important new version of Acrobat, Adobe has also revealed that “...a sophisticated, coordinated attack...” was mounted “...against corporate network systems managed by Adobe and other companies …
Dave Girouard / Google Enterprise Blog:
Keeping your data safe  —  Many corporations and consumers regularly come under cyber attack, and Google is no exception.  We recently detected a cyber attack targeting our infrastructure and that of at least 20 other publicly listed companies.  This incident was particularly notable for its high degree of sophistication.
Discussion: Computerworld and ReadWriteWeb
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Assessing Google's showdown with China: Does it make sense?  —  On the surface, Google's threat to shut down its China operations after a cyberattack on its infrastructure looks like sheer business lunacy.  How can the search giant give up on the world's biggest growth market?  It's easier than you'd think.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:   Baidu Stock Up After Google Says It May Exit China (BIDU, GOOG)
Alexia Tsotsis / All Shook Down:
Google's Iron Curtain: Are Chinese Government Hackers Responsible?
Discussion: Technology News
Vijay Bangaru / Docs Blog:
Upload and store your files in the cloud with Google Docs  —  We're happy to announce that over the next few weeks we will be rolling out the ability to upload, store and organize any type of file in Google Docs.  With this change, you'll be able to upload and access your files from any computer …
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Niraj Sheth / Digits:
Google Defends Nexus One Termination Fee … Google's Nexus One smartphone has been well received, but complaints about the search giant's lack of retailing savvy are starting to pile up.  —  The latest that has bloggers clamoring: double termination fees levied by both Google and T-Mobile …
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Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans:
WTF: Google Charging Nexus One ETF In ADDITION To Carrier ETF
Kim Yoo-chul / The Korea Times:
KT to Introduce Apple's 4G iPhone in April  —  KT, an exclusive local partner of Apple to sell iPhone, plans to introduce an upgraded version of the device 4G iPhone to the domestic market in April at the earliest.  —  Talks over initial sales volume of such gadgets have already been under …
Tom Whitnah / Facebook Blog:
Replying to Comments through Email  —  One of the easiest ways to stay updated on relevant conversations happening on Facebook is through email notifications, which inform you about comments made on the posts you've created or commented on.  These notifications—for comments on such content …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
As BoomTown Said: VMware Buys Zimbra From Yahoo (Plus the Full Press Release)  —  As BoomTown previously reported, VMware officially confirmed today that it is buying Yahoo's Zimbra open-source email unit.  —  Financial terms were not disclosed, but sources said the price was well below …
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Sebastian Rupley / GigaOM:
In Acquiring Zimbra, VMware Moves Squarely Toward Apps and Collaboration
Discussion: Tech Beat
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
John Gruber: No Camera on Apple Tablet  —  In a brief comment regarding the Apple tablet, Daring Fireball's John Gruber, notes that his sources have indicated that the device will not include a camera.  —  And, for what it's worth, I'm hearing there is no camera, webcam or otherwise, on The Tablet.
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Max Klein / This is so Meta:
On how Google Wave surprisingly changed my life  —  I use google wave every single day.  I start off the day by checking gmail.  Then I look at a few news sites to see if anything of interest happened.  Then I open google wave: because that's where my business lives.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Yesterday Was Twitter's Highest Usage Day Ever.  Today Will Be Bigger.  —  For several months now, all we've heard is how Twitter's growth, once rapid, is flatlining.  And all indications are from the various third-party measuring sources is that this is true.
Discussion: Mashable!
Matt Mohebbi / The Official Google Blog:
Google Flu Trends in 121 U.S. cities  —  In contrast to the unusually early spike of flu activity we saw this October, Google Flu Trends is currently showing a low level of activity in the United States.  Since the strain of influenza that is active (H1N1) is novel, no one knows exactly what will happen next.
AndroidGuys:
Rumor: Sprint Working with Walmart on WiMax Build Out  —  Here's a rumor that we'd like to see play out if only for curiosity's sake.  According a tipster of ours, Sprint has been working with an unusual partner on a project to help build out their WiMax network.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Phone Arena and Neowin.net
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Comcast's new Data Meter: Like a calorie counter for Internet usage  —  Are you an “excessive” Internet user at risk of exceeding Comcast's monthly 250GB threshold on residential data usage?  The company today started rolling out a new online “Data Meter” feature in Washington state that's designed …
Stephanie Mitchell / Harvard University Gazette:
Harvard and foursquare  —  Harvard teams with foursquare on mobile app  —  Harvard is the first university to work with foursquare to help students explore their campus and surrounding places of interest.  —  Harvard University today (Jan. 12) announced a collaboration with foursquare …
Discussion: Mashable! and TechCrunch
Alain Rappaport / Search Blog:
Bringing Knowledge into Health Search  —  The new enhanced Bing Health search experience is live - focusing on further enabling people to quickly get relevant information and make better decisions.  We're providing more content from new partners and augmenting instant answers with hard …
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Former Seagate C.E.O. Bill Watkins Joins an LED Start-Up  —  Seagate Technology, the big hard drive company, surprised people last January when the board abruptly fired its outspoken and candid chief executive, Bill Watkins.  A year later, Mr. Watkins, as outspoken as ever …
Matt Asay / CNET News:
Facebook friends Apache with $40,000  —  Web properties used to treat open source as a resource to be strip-mined.  Increasingly, however, successful Web companies like Google and Facebook are giving back, helping to replenish the open-source ecosystem from which they derive so much value.
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
The Slickest Click Fraud Yet  —  A new form of the scheme may bilk advertisers while seeming to result in real sales.  —  Click fraud, that perpetual bane of online advertisers, is usually hard to detect in the moment, but easy to spot after the fact.  That's because, unlike real clicks …
Daniel Rowinski / Boston Globe:
Police fight cellphone recordings  —  Witnesses taking audio of officers arrested, charged with illegal surveillance  —  Simon Glik, a lawyer, was walking down Tremont Street in Boston when he saw three police officers struggling to extract a plastic bag from a teenager's mouth.
Alex Payne / al3x:
Sold, For Just Me  —  A while back, I noticed friends on an online community repeatedly asking “is some site down for everyone, or just me?”  This odd scenario, in which users of the same global Internet have an inconsistent view of the network, is often caused by local ISPs having outdated DNS caches.
Discussion: TechCrunch
 
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
T-Mobile Fender MyTouch 3G in the wild, due for launch January 20
Discussion: TmoNews and Android Central
Eric Eldon / Inside Social Games:
Zynga Brings Back Social Adverting Offers, With Tight Supervision
James Niccolai / PC World:
3D TV: Separating the Hope From the Hype
Discussion: PC Magazine
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
PC prices may rise, reversing six-year trend
Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Baidu Hacked from Domain Registrar, Researcher Says
Discussion: eWeek Security Watch and Zero Day
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Do The Robot: How Publishers Dodge The Spiders
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Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
NPR's Sensible Look at Dangers of Automotive Wi-Fi
Discussion: NPR
Maija Palmer / blogs.ft.com:
Amobee to buy UK's RingRing Media
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Report: Verizon to hike Fios termination fee
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
IBM is the year's patent champ, again
Discussion: Network World
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Are Web Ads Only for Oldsters? Yahoo's Disturbing Study.
Mike / Nokia Conversations:
Ovi Store goes live on N900
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, 901am and The Next Web
Keith Barry / Autopia:
Amtrak To Add WiFi, Upgrade Fleet
Discussion: Mashable!
Design By Gravity:
Why Did Google Build a Phone and a Browser?
Discussion: Edible Apple
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Is Wal-Mart Ready to Try Web TV Again, With Vudu's Help?