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1:10 PM ET, January 14, 2010

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Michael Forsythe / Bloomberg:
China Brushes Off Google Threat, Welcomes Law Abiders  —  China brushed off Google Inc.'s threat to withdraw from the country because of censorship requirements and cyber attacks, saying it encourages the development of an open Internet.  China welcomes international enterprises …
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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.
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 …
Bloomberg:
Yahoo Said to Be Target of Hacker Attacks From China
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
Google Takes a Stand
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Google attack part of widespread spying effort
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 …
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 finally started charging people to read its news online?  Not yet.  —  But it sure looks like the Times is charging online readers if you visit Apple's iTunes store, which is selling …
Discussion: iLounge
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.
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 …
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.
Grace Won / AVING USA:
LG Display to develop its 19-inch flexible electronic-paper screen  —  SEOUL, Korea (AVING) — <Visual News> LG Display has developed the world's largest flexible electronic-paper screen measuring 25cm by 40cm, which translates into a 19-inch screen size.  —  With 0.3mm thickness and 130g weight …
Discussion: Fast Company and PC World
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Poll: Most won't pay to read newspapers online  —  Would you pay to read your favorite newspaper online?  Most say no, at least according to a new Harris poll.  —  With traditional print newspapers struggling to turn a profit, many have turned to the Web as a means to stay afloat.
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 …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Linux Foundation: Linux job market has grown 80 percent  —  The Linux Foundation says that the market for Linux-related jobs has grown 80 percent over the past five years.  In response to this trend, the foundation is launching a Linux job board to help connect employers with potential candidates for Linux-related jobs.
Discussion: Computerworld
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Did Skype Cancel Your SkypeOut Credits For Inactivity?  You Might Get $4!  —  When you put $10 into your Skype account for those SkypeOut calls to regular phones, you expect that money to be there, . . . well, forever because Skype is so cheap you can call Japan for a few dimes.
Discussion: Digits
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Blippy Opens to Public and Scores High-Profile Investors-Including Twitter's Evan Williams-for the Twitter of $$  —  Blippy, a start-up that lets users broadcast their credit card transactions online, will open itself up to the public today and announce a slate of high-profile Silicon Valley investors.
Discussion: Digits and TechCrunch
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 …
Chris Kanaracus / InfoWorld:
SAP reverses decision, shakes up support structure  —  Customers will once again have a choice of support tiers  —  SAP said Thursday that it would once again offer customers a choice of application support tiers, in a stunning reversal of a decision that had rankled many customers worldwide.
Discussion: eWeek and SAP United States
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
White House hosts corporate executives to get tech ideas for government  —  The federal government has corporate envy.  —  So the Obama administration has invited dozens of the nation's top executives to the White House on Thursday seeking tips on how the federal bureaucracy can become leaner and meaner.
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.
 
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
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Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
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Discussion: MacRumors and Obsessable
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment:
iPhone, Android and BlackBerry users share same app tastes
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Rebecca MacKinnon / Guardian:
Will Google stand up to France and Italy, too?
Discussion: Techdirt, Reuters and New York Times