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12:45 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.
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:
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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
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
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™ …
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.
Discussion: Engadget, Softpedia News and The Toybox, Thanks:hannamanna
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: Network World, BuzzMachine, GMSV and Gawker
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
New York Times Leaning Toward ‘FT’ Metered Model; Announcement Finally On Way?
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: Slate and Joho the Blog, Thanks:elliottng
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
IBM Launches LotusLive Labs; Opens Up Collaboration Platform's API To Partners
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Matthew Moore / Telegraph:
Oxford University bans students from Spotify
Matthew Moore / Telegraph:
Google uses search expertise to find survivors after Haiti earthquake
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 …
Discussion: broadstuff
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Thinking Outside the Box: Web TVs Skirt Cable Giants
 Earlier Items: 
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?