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1:20 PM 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.
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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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.
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.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Guardian, p2pnet, TG Daily and The Next Web
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
HTC ‘Supersonic’ to ring in WiMAX on Sprint, Android-style  —  Remember that mysterious HTC A9292 with WiMAX rumored for Sprint a few days back?  Well, take a seat, folks — we think we've got the lowdown on it here from a trusted source, and it's a bit of a monster:
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple Announces Jan. 27 Special Event: “Come See Our Latest Creation”  —  John Paczkowski has been poking fun at the tech industry and the personalities that drive it since 1997.  From 1999 to 2007, he wrote the award-winning tech news Web log Good Morning Silicon Valley for the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley's daily newspaper.
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: 9 to 5 Mac, App Advice and MacDailyNews
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 …
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
RIM and IBM Load up the Blackberry with Lotus Collaboration Applications  —  IBM and Research in Motion (RIM) announced a partnership today to sell Blackberry devices fully loaded with IBM's collaboration software.  This is the first time IBM has sold Blackberry devices into its business channel.
Discussion: CrackBerry.com blogs
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:   IBM Launches LotusLive Labs; Opens Up Collaboration Platform's API To Partners
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.
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.
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment:
‘Big’ Ovi news coming on Thursday, says Nokia  —  More information on version 2.0 of the Ovi Store?  —  Nokia is holding a press conference on Thursday morning in London to share some “big news” on its Ovi services.  —  The invite, which was sent out this morning, gives no further details.
Mike / Understanding Google Maps & Local Search:
Google Maps: Now Adding Reviews from News Sites, Hyperlocal Blogs and Other Non Traditional Review Sources  —  What's New in Reviews at Google Maps:  —  With their newly implemented sentiment analysis, Google Maps is apparently now reaching across hyperlocal blogs, local portals and news sites …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Search Engine Land, Thanks:atul
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.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Guvera Raises $20M For Stealthy Brand-Supported Music And Video Service  —  Australia-based Guvera is slowly making its way onto the radar of digital music and technology blogs, and something tells me we'll hear a lot more about this private, registration-only music site over the next few of months.
Discussion: paidContent
Ben Sillis / Electricpig:
Asus DR-950: 9-inch e-reader spied!  —  The Asus DR-950 is Asus's second e-reader outed this morning, and this one's gunning straight for the Kindle DX.  It's a black and white job with a spacious 9-inch touchscreen, and we've got all the details on it here.
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 …
Motorola Media Center:
Motorola Introduces MOTOROI™, Korea's First Smart Phone Powered by Android 2.0  —  SEOUL, Korea.  - 17 January 2010 - Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in mobile telecommunications, today inaugurated a new era in Korea's mobile lifestyle with the introduction of MOTOROI™ …
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph:
France warns against Internet Explorer use  —  France has followed Germany's lead, and has advised computer users to download a different web browser after Microsoft's Internet Explorer was found to contain a critical security flaw.  —  The French government issued an advisory to computer users …
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 …
Discussion: BuzzMachine, Network World, GMSV and Gawker
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Baidu CTO Yinan Li Quits, Days After COO's Departure
Discussion: PR Newswire and Washington Post
Matthew Moore / Telegraph:
Oxford University bans students from Spotify
Matthew Moore / Telegraph:
Google uses search expertise to find survivors after Haiti earthquake
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Google returns the favor, includes Avast antivirus in Google pack
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Google TV Gets Static
Discussion: paidContent
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
 Earlier Items: 
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The right to link  —  My column in the Guardian argues …
Discussion: broadstuff
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Thinking Outside the Box: Web TVs Skirt Cable Giants
Agence France Presse:
Shanghai targeted in China phone porn crackdown
James Urquhart / CNET News:
Does the Fourth Amendment cover ‘the cloud’?
Thanks:krishnan
Jeremy Wagstaff / loose wire blog:
Skype's New Dawn?  —  We talk about Facebook, twitter …
Discussion: mydigitalfc.com and VoIP Watch
John Cook / TechFlash:
Handicapping who Google might want to buy in online real estate
Discussion: Softpedia News
Ben Sheffner / Slate:
Is Gawker's “Apple Tablet Scavenger Hunt” Illegal?