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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Chinese entrepreneurs, investors on Google: 'Just quit.  We don't care.'  —  What does the Chinese tech community think of Google's controversial plan to uncensor search and possibly leave the country?  —  I talked to several Chinese entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who were part …
Discussion: Venture Capital Dispatch and GMSV
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Hackers used rigged PDFs to hit Google — and Adobe, says researcher  —  Adobe confirms attack against its network linked to Google's  —  Computerworld - Adobe today confirmed that the cyberattack that hit its corporate network earlier this month was connected to the large-scale attacks …
Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
Follow the Law, China Tells Internet Companies  —  BEIJING — A day after Google announced that it would quit China unless the nation's censors eased their grip, the Chinese government offered an indirect but unambiguous response: Companies that do business in China must follow the laws of the land.
Bloomberg:
Yahoo Said to Be Target of Hacker Attacks From China  —  (Adds Chinese government response in ninth paragraph.  See {EXT2<GO>} for more on Google and China.)  —  Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) — Yahoo! Inc., owner of the No. 2 search engine in the U.S., was targeted by a Chinese attack similar …
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Google attack part of widespread spying effort  —  IDG News Service - Google's decision Tuesday to risk walking away from the world's largest Internet market may have come as a shock, but security experts see it as the most public admission of a top IT problem for U.S. companies: ongoing corporate espionage originating from China.
Rebecca Mackinnon / Wall Street Journal:
Google Gets On the Right Side of History
Roger Cheng / Digits:
Google Exiting China Could Hurt Android Adoption in Region
Discussion: Fast Company
Bloomberg:
Apple IPhone With Better Camera May Be Out By June, Goldman's Chen Says  —  Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc.'s latest iPhone will probably be available as early as June, include a more advanced camera, and may feature a touch-sensitive casing, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. analyst Robert Chen …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Patent wars: Kodak sues Apple, RIM for patent infringement  —  Eastman Kodak said Thursday that it has filed lawsuits against both Apple and Research in Motion over digital imaging patents.  —  Kodak launched its lawsuits on two fronts.  Kodak filed a complaint with the U.S. International …
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Sony's E-Reader Opens New Chapter in Kindle Rivalry  —  Sony, the Japanese electronics giant, was a pioneer in the current wave of electronic book readers, introducing its first Sony Reader model back in 2006.  But, it has been overtaken by Amazon.com, whose Kindle e-book reader …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mac sales can't keep pace with cheap PCs, Apple slips to No. 5  —  Sales up 23% to 31%, say Gartner and IDC, but low-priced PCs gain share  —  Computerworld - While Mac sales in the U.S. were up 31% in the fourth quarter of 2009, Apple was unable to keep pace with exploding sales of cheap Windows PCs …
Mark Spoonauer / LAPTOP Mag:
Q&A with Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha: Motoblur Tablet on the Way?  —  He's credited with rescuing Motorola from the blink of oblivion.  And he recently spearheaded the introduction of the hottest-selling Android phone yet, thanks in part to Verizon Wireless' massive advertising campaign.
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Still Considering Offering a Stylus?  —  Tablet-like device depicted with stylus  —  Given Steve Jobs' distaste for styluses, it comes as a surprise that Apple has recently applied for a patent application exploring the use of a stylus for the capacitive touch sensors found on the iPhone.
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Vodafone takes on TomTom with free satNav iPhone app, shifts 50k iPhones  —  Vodafone began offering the iPhone to its UK customers today, and seems off to a strong start - it despatched 50,000 units to customers pre-ordering the device today.  —  Vodafone joins Orange …
Dave Rosenberg / Software, Interrupted:
IBM grabs largest enterprise cloud deployment  —  IBM is expected to announce on Thursday the largest enterprise cloud computing deployment to date as Panasonic begins a migration off Microsoft Exchange to IBM's LotusLive cloud service.  More than 100,000 employees will participate …
Helen Walters / Brand New Day:
Consumers Don't Dig Apple iTunes  —  Forrester just released its annual Customer Experience Index, a ranking of some 133 companies across 14 industries.  The firms were rated by regular users according to three principles: whether the service met the customer's needs; how easy it was to work with a firm …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
A Heated Debate at the Top  —  Co-Founder Brin Pushed for Backing Out of China, While CEO Schmidt Made Moral Argument to Stay  —  Google Inc.'s startling threat to withdraw from China was an intensely personal decision, drawing its celebrated founders and other top executives into a debate …
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Sergey Brin Is Force Behind Google's Showdown with China, Ken Auletta
Discussion: Guardian
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Intel denies Corei5 MacBook prize claims  —  Intel has rejected yesterday's reports claiming imminent release of new Core i5 MacBook Pros.  —  As reported by Spanish site Faq-Mac.com, an Intel promotion suggested Apple to be on the cusp of releasing new Core i5 MacBooks.
Discussion: MacRumors and Obsessable
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Oneforty Rolls Out Premium Twitter App Marketplace; Raises $1.9 Million  —  There's no doubt that Twitter has managed to create a vibrant ecosystem of third party apps and services around its microblogging platform.  When we wrote about oneforty, a social app directory for all things Twitter …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple ‘experts’ to debut in retail stores within weeks  —  Apple's retail “experts” — a new position that will serve as a roaming counterpart to existing “geniuses” at brick-and-mortar locations — are expected to debut in stores in a matter of weeks, people familiar with the matter have told AppleInsider.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Guardian accounts reveal £4m price tag for PaidContent  —  Accounts filed by Guardian News and Media reveal that the company paid £4m for website PaidContent in 2008 - rather than the £15m ($30m) which has previously been reported.  —  Press Gazette understands that the higher figure …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Is That a Real New York Times App or a Fake?  Apple Doesn't Want to Know.  —  Has the New York Times (NYT) finally started charging people to read its news online?  Not yet.  —  But it sure looks like they do if you visit Apple's iTunes store, which is selling two different New York Times iPhone apps at 99 cents a pop.
Discussion: iLounge
Tim / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
12 Trends to Watch in 2010  —  It's the dawn of a new year.  From our perch on the frontier of electronic civil liberties, EFF has collected a list of a dozen important trends in law, technology and business that we think will play a significant role in shaping online rights in 2010.
Discussion: Kindle Review and Boing Boing, Thanks:atul
Grant Gross / Computerworld:
Kindle in classroom hurts blind students, DOJ warns  —  IDG News Service - Three U.S. universities will stop promoting the use of Amazon.com's Kindle DX e-book reader in classrooms after complaints that the device doesn't give blind students equal access to information.
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment:
iPhone, Android and BlackBerry users share same app tastes  —  They dream the same dreams, they like the same apps, says Mplayit  —  The same apps tend to be popular no matter what app store you look at, judging by a new piece of research from Mplayit.  —  The company, which runs …
Discussion: TUAW
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Lawsuits: AT&T collects illegal taxes on Internet access  —  AT&T's wireless unit has been hit by numerous federal lawsuits over the last month, each arguing that the mobile telephony giant is illegally collecting nonexistent “taxes” on phone data access plans.
David Coursey / PC World:
Google's Free File Storage Not Such a Good Deal  —  Google's introduction of free online storage for any type of file serves as a reminder that storing a gigabyte of data in the Internet cloud can vary in price from free to $3.50 per, and that's just what Google charges its customers.
Discussion: ChannelWeb and PCLaunches.com
 
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
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Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Xerox Wants to Lip-Sync Your TV Shows to Insert Ads, Foil DVRs
Discussion: Go Rumors
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Comcast wants “clear rules,” even if it means net neutrality
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
iPhone Doubles Up Android On Mobile Ad Click Rates; Both Destroyed By Symbian
Rebecca MacKinnon / Guardian:
Will Google stand up to France and Italy, too?
Discussion: New York Times
Datamation:
Zimbra: Yahoo Wasn't a Fit
Discussion: Open Source, ServerWatch and eWeek
Peter Eckersley / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Gmail takes the lead on email security
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
RealNetworks Founder And CEO Rob Glaser Finally Quits (RNWK)