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10:45 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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Google TV Gets Static  —  By almost any measure, Google is an extraordinary success—except when it comes to traditional media.  —  After launching ambitious plays to digitize the radio and print businesses in recent years, the search giant eventually bailed on them.
Discussion: paidContent
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Price Of Google In China  —  The news this past week that Google would cease the censorship of its search results in China, and could well be forced to entirely halt operations in the country as a result, is quite simply one of the most interesting stories to come along in the tech sphere in a long time.
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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
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.
Matthew Moore / Telegraph:
Google uses search expertise to find survivors after Haiti earthquake  —  Google is using its search engine expertise to help Haitians overseas find loved ones caught up in last week's devastating earthquake.  —  The technology giant has set up a person finder micro-site to which anyone …
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
Bloomberg:
Workers at iPhone's Suzhou Supplier Strike For Bonus, 21CBH Says  —  Jan. 18 (Bloomberg) — Workers went on strike at a touch-screen supplier for Apple Inc.'s iPhone in China's eastern city of Suzhou on Jan. 15, the 21st Century Business Herald reported, citing a statement from the high-tech zone home to the factory.
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 …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple: The Tablet Prophecies  —  What is it about tablets that gets the masses all worked up?  I don't know.  Yet what I do know is that with Apple's coming tablets sporting high-end accelerometers, GPS and Google Maps, I don't think any of us will go around in circles in the desert for 40 years trying to find the Promised Land.
Discussion: App Advice and 9 to 5 Mac
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
the nytpicker:
Hello?  New York Magazine's Supposed “Scoop” Today About NYT Charging For Website Isn't A Scoop At All.  —  New York Magazine's supposed “scoop” today about a NYT decision to charge online readers for content was no scoop at all — just a mish-mash of previously-reported stories …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
New York Times Leaning Toward ‘FT’ Metered Model; Announcement Finally On Way?
 
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
HTC ‘Supersonic’ to ring in WiMAX on Sprint, Android-style
The Independent:
Twitter joke led to Terror Act arrest and airport life ban
Discussion: Guardian, p2pnet, TG Daily and The Next Web
John / THINK / Musings:
Ongoing tracking of the real time web ...
Discussion: A VC, Thanks:atul
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
 Earlier Items: 
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
Ben Sheffner / Slate:
Is Gawker's “Apple Tablet Scavenger Hunt” Illegal?
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Should you dump Internet Explorer, NOW?
Discussion: MSRC and Computerworld