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3:05 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.
Washington Post:
Google vs. China  —  GOOD FOR Google.  The company's decision to stop censoring its Chinese search engine is more likely to mean the end of its China-based service than a breakdown of Beijing's political firewall.  But more important than the question of whether Google.cn survives …
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 …
Gabriel Snyder / valleywag - Gawker:
Apple Wins the First Prize in Our Tablet Scavenger Hunt  —  We have our first winner in the Valleywag Apple Tablet Scavenger Hunt!  The most concrete proof of the messiah machine's existence so far landed in our inbox last night.  —  Congratulations, Michael Spillner of the prestigious …
AppleInsider:
Apple releases MobileMe Gallery software on iPhone App Store  —  Apple released its fifth first-party App Store application Thursday with the free MobileMe Gallery, allowing users to view photos and videos from the cloud-based service on their iPhone or iPod touch.
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Tech companies pitch in for Haiti relief  —  The tech industry is opening up its wallets and its Web sites to help with earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.  —  The moves come in the wake of the massive 7. earthquake that left much of Haiti's capital in ruins and millions …
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Google LatLong:
Haiti imagery layer now available
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 …
Luca Zanolin / Google Mobile Blog:
Search your BlackBerry email and contacts with Google Mobile App  —  If you have a BlackBerry and use the built-in Messages and Contacts apps, you can now search the email and contacts on your device using the new version of Google Mobile App.  —  Just type (or speak) your query …
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.
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: Engadget and iLounge
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
Microsoft to launch Windows Mobile 6.6 in February, say sources  —  Microsoft reportedly plans to launch Windows Mobile 6.6 (codenamed Maldives) in February 2010 to strengthen its competitiveness against iPhone- and Android-based platforms, according to industry sources.
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
BackType Now Filters Out Boring Tweets, Launches New Wordpress Plugin  —  Conversations around blog posts now often happen offsite on social networks like Twitter and Facebook.  Sadly, a lot of plugins that try to bring these conversation back to the blog end up being somewhat useless …
Discussion: BackType
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.
John / Plaxo's Personal Card:
Our first release of 2010: Putting address book back in the spotlight  —  On your next visit to Plaxo.com, you'll probably notice some changes.  We've done a little clean up and re-design work to ring in the New Year.  Specifically, we've changed the default view and the top-level navigation …
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 …
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 …
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones:
T-Mobile announces myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition with music focus  —  T-Mobile loves Android and today they announced the upcoming availability of the rumored myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition.  I have seen this device and it looks awesome.  It is a myTouch 3G (see my review) …
 
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Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Intel denies Corei5 MacBook prize claims
Discussion: MacRumors and Obsessable
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Lawsuits: AT&T collects illegal taxes on Internet access