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3:55 PM ET, January 19, 2010

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Boy Genius Report:
Apple iPhone OS 4.0 features detailed!  Also, Apple calling tablet the iTablet?  —  That's right, y'all.  We're back at it, and this time we've received some exclusive iPhone OS 4.0 details from one of our trusty Apple connects.  —  Here are some iPhone OS 4.0 features, according to our guy:
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Who's Joining Steve Jobs for the Tablet Launch Next Week?  —  Now that Apple's tablet debut date is officially, officially confirmed (old news for All Things Digital readers), we can move on to the next round of speculation.  For instance: Which media partners will Steve Jobs be working with when this thing launches?
TechCrunch:
Apple's Secret Cloud Strategy And Why Lala Is Critical  —  This is a guest post from Michael Robertson, a 12-year veteran of the digital music business.  He is the founder and former CEO of digital music pioneer MP3.com.  He is currently the CEO of music locker company MP3tunes.
Joe McDonald / Associated Press:
Google scraps China cell phone launch amid dispute  —  Buzz up!  —  BEIJING - Google on Tuesday postponed the launch of two mobile phones in China, adding to the potential commercial fallout of its dispute with Beijing over Internet censorship and e-mail hacking.
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securitylabs.websense.com:
New Internet Explorer 0-day Vulnerability and Targeted Attacks  —  News of targeted attacks on Google, Adobe and other large companies were made public last week.  The initial assumption was that the attacks were done with malicious PDF files but on Thursday Microsoft released information …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yelp Taking Big Investment From Elevation Partners  —  Yelp, fresh off of leaving Google at the altar, is closing a hefty fifth round of financing from Elevation Partners, say multiple sources.  The deal isn't closed yet, says one source, but the guys at Elevation Partners have been telling friends that it's a done deal.
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Fred / A VC:
The Tug Of War Between M&A and VC
Discussion: Venture Capital Dispatch and PE Hub Blog, Thanks:atul
John Biggs / MobileCrunch:
Everything you need to know about Windows Mobile 7  —  MWC is a few weeks away - it starts on February 15 - and we're expecting to see a new version of Windows Mobile, version 7, to be launched with hardware soon to follow.  We've heard some rumors about potential improvements over the current 6.x codebase …
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
One Third of U.S. Internet Users Now Post Status Updates Once per Week  —  A third of all Internet users in the U.S. now post status updates on social networking services like Twitter and Facebook at least once per week.  According to new data from Forrester Research, more than half of what the report calls …
Discussion: Groundswell
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Stephanie N. Mehta / Brainstorm Tech:
Memo to the boss: Twitter's not a time suck
Discussion: All Facebook and Digits
Amy Porterfield / Social Media Examiner:
New Study Reveals Facebook Better Than Twitter for Marketers
Thanks:atul
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
Microsoft to Cut Time Internet Search Addresses Are Held to Meet EU Rules  —  Jan. 19 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, said it will delete Internet Protocol addresses associated with search queries after six months to comply with European Union privacy regulators.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
State Of The #Twittersphere: User Growth Slows Down To 3.5% Per Month  —  Marketing software startup HubSpot has put together its third ‘State of the Twittersphere’ report, which is based on an analysis of more than 5 million Twitter accounts and 6 million tweets, collected by the company's free Twitter Grader tool.
Telegraph:
Tablet computers will sell in their millions this year claims Deloitte  —  Tens of millions of tablet computers could be sold this year, kick-starting a £600 million industry, business advisory firm Deloitte has predicted.  —  Deloitte's annual Technology, Media and Telecommunications …
Peter Parkes / Skype Blogs:
Skype's share of international calling minutes jumps 50%  —  New data released by TeleGeography shows that Skype's share of international calling minutes has jumped to 12%, a 50% increase on last year's figure of 8%.  ‘The volume of traffic routed via Skype is growing at an astonishing pace’ …
Agence France Presse:
US IT brands may be gone in 20 years: Acer founder  —  TAIPEI — US computer brands may be gone in 20 years' time due to an inability to produce the low-priced PCs the market demands, the Taiwanese founder of computer maker Acer was quoted as saying Tuesday.
Stuart OBrien / Mobile Entertainment:
comScore slams Gartner mobile app stats  —  ‘Hard to believe’ that Apple's App Store accounts for 99.4 per cent of app revenue  —  ComScore has questioned this morning's Gartner research report, which claimed that Apple's App Store accounted for 99.4 per cent of all mobile app downloads in 2009.
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / PEG on Tech:
Why Tumblr is kicking Posterous's ass  —  Tumblr and Posterous are the two most prominent “tumblogging” sites, i.e. sites that make blogging more straightforward by making it easier to post media.  Both were launched within six months.  —  But now Tumblr has been an Alexa Top 100 site for a while and is still growing strong.
Discussion: Daring Fireball
Lauren Goode / Digits:
H-P Testing a Touchless “Wall of Touch”  —  Hewlett-Packard is testing out a new design of its TouchSmart technology that doesn't actually require customers to touch the screen. … The new design, called the “wall of touch”, is an interactive touch screen wall comprised of up to nine 43 inch to 46 inch …
Discussion: Engadget
 
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Steven Baker / The Official Google Blog:
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Max Chafkin / inc.com:
You've Been Yelped  —  Yelp, the rambunctious and burgeoning …
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
Motorola sues to block former exec who went to Nokia
Discussion: Chicago Tribune and mocoNews
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Mike Vizard / CTO Edge:
Cisco Shows New Approach to Streaming Video
Discussion: Network World
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Avast - the world's most popular free antivirus - version 5 …
Matthaus Krzykowski / VentureBeat:
How the iPhone built the mobile ad market, even as the rest of the economy tanked
Discussion: msearchgroove
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Is Twitter's First Conference Coming April 14th?  Twitter's #1 User Says So
Discussion: The Web Life and ProgrammableWeb