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9:10 AM ET, January 18, 2010

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DigiTimes:
Apple to launch 22-inch touch-enabled all-in-one PC in 2010, says paper  —  Apple reportedly plans to launch a 22-inch touch-enabled all-in-one PC in 2010, in addition to the current non-touch 21.5- and 27-inch iMacs, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
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Edward Wong / New York Times:
Foreign Journalists in Beijing Hit by E-Mail Hackers  —  BEIJING — At least two foreign journalists living in Beijing have had their Google e-mail accounts hacked, a journalists' advocacy group in China said Monday.  The hackers changed settings so that all Gmail messages would be forwarded to unfamiliar addresses.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Rebecca MacKinnon / RConversation:
Google, China, and the future of freedom on the global Internet
Discussion: Joho the Blog, Thanks:elliottng
Tim Walker / The Independent:
Sergey Brin: Engine driver
Discussion: CFR.org
Daniel Gross / Slate:   China's Silicon Ceiling
Nicole Lee / Crave: The gadget blog:
Aliph Jawbone Icon boasts industry-first software platform  —  The Aliph Jawbone Icon comes in six different designs.  —  Aliph has just unveiled the Jawbone Icon, which promises to be the company's most sophisticated Bluetooth headset yet.  We've had a chance to really put the headset through …
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
New York Times Ready to Charge Online Readers  —  New York Times Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. appears close to announcing that the paper will begin charging for access to its website, according to people familiar with internal deliberations.  After a year of sometimes fraught debate inside the paper …
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the nytpicker:
Hello?  New York Magazine's Supposed “Scoop” Today About NYT Charging …
Discussion: Gawker
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
New York Times Leaning Toward ‘FT’ Metered Model; Announcement Finally On Way?
Jeremy Wagstaff / loose wire blog:
Skype's New Dawn?  —  We talk about Facebook, twitter, MySpace and Friendster as the big social networks but we keep forgetting one that is far bigger than that: Skype.  This from a Bloomberg piece on Skype's vacillating fortunes: … Pretty much everyone I know is on Skype—more so than Facebook …
Discussion: mydigitalfc.com and VoIP Watch
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Forget Gum.  Walking and Using Phone Is Risky.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — On the day of the collision last month, visibility was good.  The sidewalk was not under repair.  As she walked, Tiffany Briggs, 25, was talking to her grandmother on her cellphone, lost in conversation.  —  Very lost.
Eli Hodapp / Touch Arcade:
‘Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars’ Out in U.S. Too - First Impressions and Video  —  Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars [App Store] was quietly released into the App Store this evening.  Chinatown Wars for the iPhone seems to lie somewhere in between the DS and PSP versions in regards to graphical quality …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
BarMax: The $1,000 iPhone App That Might Actually Be Worth It  —  In August 2008, Apple approved an application in the App Store called I Am Rich.  The app did nothing beyond show a picture of a red gem.  So why was it notable?  Because it cost $999.99.  Though Apple pulled it relatively quickly …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Aol Quietly Launches An Expert Site Called Owl, and Feeds It Seed  —  Aol's answer to Wikipedia is Owl, a new site described as “a living, breathing library where useful knowledge, opinions and images are posted from experts the world over.”  —  Owl seems more of a testbed for Seed than anything else.
John / THINK / Musings:
Ongoing tracking of the real time web ...  The last post that I did about real time web data mixed data with a commentary and a fake headline about how data is sometimes misunderstood in regards to the real time web.  This post repeats some of that data but the focus of the post is the data.
Discussion: A VC, Thanks:atul
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Google returns the favor, includes Avast antivirus in Google pack  —  It was really just a matter of time before Avast replaced Norton Security Scan and Spyware Doctor in the Google Pack.  After last month's introduction of Google as an opt-in during Avast installs, most of us fully expected Google to return the favor.
James Urquhart / CNET News:
Does the Fourth Amendment cover ‘the cloud’?  —  One of the biggest issues facing individuals and corporations choosing to adopt public cloud computing (or any Internet service, for that matter) is the relative lack of clarity with respect to legal rights over data stored online.
Thanks:krishnan
 
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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Google TV Gets Static
Discussion: paidContent
Nick / Rough Type:
Other people's privacy  —  In the wake of Google's revelation …
Discussion: broadstuff
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The right to link  —  My column in the Guardian argues …
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Thinking Outside the Box: Web TVs Skirt Cable Giants
Agence France Presse:
Shanghai targeted in China phone porn crackdown
John Cook / TechFlash:
Handicapping who Google might want to buy in online real estate
Discussion: Softpedia News
Voice of America:
Experts Divided Over Internet Changes to Language
 Earlier Items: 
Ben Sheffner / Slate:
Is Gawker's “Apple Tablet Scavenger Hunt” Illegal?
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Should you dump Internet Explorer, NOW?
Discussion: Computerworld and MSRC
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
German News Groups, Microsoft Unit File Anti-Trust Complaints Against Google
Discussion: Deutsche Welle
Damaster / LiveSide.net:
Windows Live Mail Wave 4 to support Gmail's labels, stars and archiving?
Discussion: My Microsoft Life