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8:35 PM ET, January 18, 2010

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Clayton Morris / Fox News:
Apple Tablet, iPhone 4 Launch Confirmed for January 27  —  Apple just announced an event on January 27th that will no doubt dazzle us with what the company is calling its “latest creation.”  At the event, Apple will unveil the company's long-rumored tablet device.
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Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Publisher in Talks With Apple Over Tablet  —  HarperCollins Publishers is negotiating with Apple Inc. to make electronic books available for the introduction of a new tablet device from Apple, according to people familiar with the situation, posing a challenge to Amazon.com Inc.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple Announces Jan. 27 Special Event: “Come See Our Latest Creation”  —  Confirming a date first reported by Digital Daily, Apple (AAPL) this morning announced an invitation-only special event to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco on January 27 - a Wednesday.
Daniel Ionescu / PC World:
Apple Tablet and NY Times Paywall: Rumors Merge  —  The New York Times hasn't spilled the beans over the Apple tablet again, but rumors are linking the two companies once more.  Reports of an upcoming paid model to be adopted by the New York Times are correlated with the mythical Apple tablet …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple: The Tablet Prophecies
Discussion: App Advice, 9 to 5 Mac and MacDailyNews
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Xbox Takes On Cable, Streaming TV Shows and Movies  —  Executives at Microsoft are fond of saying that its subscription gaming service, Xbox Live, should be thought of as a cable channel.  —  They want Xbox to be seen not merely as a gaming machine for teenagers, but as a media portal for parents and grandparents, too.
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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Ian Paul / PC World:
22-Inch Touchscreen iMac in the Works, Report Says
Discussion: Macsimum News and The Next Web
Reuters:
Google probing possible inside help on attack  —  Buzz up!  —  SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Google is investigating whether one or more employees may have helped facilitate a cyber-attack that the U.S. search giant said it was a victim of in mid-December, two sources told Reuters on Monday.
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Times of London:
China tried to hack our computers, says India's security chief M.K. Narayanan  —  Chinese hackers are believed to have attempted to penetrate India's most sensitive government office in the latest sign of rising tensions between the two rival Asian powers, The Times has learnt.
Discussion: PC World
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
The case against a 10" AMOLED Apple tablet  —  Active matrix OLED (AMOLED) was one of the hot technologies at CES this year—the tech's profile was raised by Google's launch of the Nexus One, and vendors had 3D and 2D OLED prototype displays of up to 32 inches in size on the CES show floor.
The Independent:
Twitter joke led to Terror Act arrest and airport life ban  —  When heavy snowfall threatened to scupper Paul Chambers's travel plans, he decided to vent his frustrations on Twitter by tapping out a comment to amuse his friends.  “Robin Hood airport is closed,” he wrote.
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 …
Ryan Vance / Revision3:
An Open Letter to Conan O'Brien  —  I'm taking this opportunity to officially offer you a brand-new show of your choosing here at Revision3.  Rest assured, you'll be able to bring your set, band and even Andy (especially Andy) with you as you transition to our cutting-edge online TV network.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Not Flattered By Yelp Check-Ins  —  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  But Foursquare doesn't seem too tickled by Yelp's newest feature.  —  On Friday, Yelp fired a major shot across the bow of the location-based services with the launch of the latest version of its iPhone app.
Discussion: ProgrammableWeb and metarand
Steven Sande / TUAW:
Acrobat.com Mobile now available on the iPhone; free, but expensive  —  Adobe's Acrobat.com website is not only an online collaboration center, but also provides a way to convert files to PDF, meet live over the web, or store and share files.  —  Now some of that Acrobat.com goodness has found its way into your iPhone.
Emily Geminder / New York Observer:
Google Gobbles 57K More Feet in Taconic's 111 Eighth  —  111 Eighth Avenue  —  The amount of silicon in Manhattan just got bigger.  Since Google first occupied the old Port Authority building at 111 Eighth Avenue back in 2006, New York has been rife with speculation about the day-to-day exploits of the Internet empire.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Kim Thai / Brainstorm Tech:
Ringtones' requiem  —  Customized cellphone rings are so 2004.  But the music industry has a new source of revenue - it's all about the ringback tone.  —  Remember the ringtone?  Just two years ago consumers were spending $1 billion a year on song snippets for their cellphones.
Discussion: Electronista
Tony Adam / Shrinkage Is Good:
The Ultimate Cell Phone Plans Comparison  —  On Friday, Verizon Wireless announced pricing plan restructuring that would reduce the cost of voice usage.  AT&T Wireless quickly followed suit and unveiled their updated cell phone plans as well.  Today is the day that those changes go into effect.
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
The Subscription War: You're Bleeding to Death  —  You know what's great?  My smartphone puts the world in my pocket.  Broadband puts 2,454,399 channels on my HDTV.  I can access the internet from a freaking airplane!  You know what's unsustainable?  Paying for it all.
Discussion: Rough Type
Fred / A VC:
Twitter.com vs The Twitter Ecosystem  —  John Borthwick, co-founder of Betaworks, parent company to bit.ly, twitterfeed, tweetdeck, chartbeat, and many other interesting web services, posted yesterday on “Ongoing tracking of the real time web ...”  —  Through these various Betaworks companies …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Companies Fight Endless War Against Computer Attacks  —  The recent computer attacks on the mighty Google left every corporate network in the world looking a little less safe.  —  Google's confrontation with China — over government censorship in general and specific attacks on its systems …
Discussion: Techdirt
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Rumored HTC tablet project both confirmed and suspended in one fell swoop  —  Remember those rumored HTC Android / Chrome OS touch tablets that were supposedly being shown behind the scenes at CES?  In a brief statement given to Australia's Channel News, Sales and Marketing Director Anthony Petts …
Discussion: Channel News and WMPoweruser.com
Matt Asay / CNET News:
The rising importance of cross-platform applications  —  Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of a day when we would “transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.”  In the technology world, perhaps that notion might be applicable to the dream …
 
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Tony Adam:
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