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10:35 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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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
‘Minor issues’ could delay $999 Apple tablet availability 'til June - report  —  While Apple's tablet is still expected to see a formal introduction at a media event next week, issues with battery life and durability could result in a June launch, an analyst said Tuesday.
Arn / MacRumors:
Will Apple's Tablet Actually Be Called the iPad?  New Trademarks Filed This Week  —  A lot has been said about the rumored Apple tablet, and after evidence was discovered that Apple was interested in the name “iSlate”, many have adopted that as the most likely name for Apple's new device.
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.
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Bill Gates Joins Twitter - Uses The Web Interface  —  Bill Gates has joined Twitter and is tweeting away using the web interface.  —  Twitter employee @caroline has confirmed this.  —  Of course, Bill Gates is the famed man from Microsoft who brought us a talking paperclip and Windows 1.0 pillow cases, if you remember that far back.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Bill Gates Rejoins Facebook, Gives Twitter A Try Too
Discussion: The Next Web
John Markoff / New York Times:
Evidence Found for Chinese Attack on Google  —  SAN FRANCISCO — An American computer security researcher has found what he says he believes is strong evidence of the digital fingerprints of Chinese authors in the software programs used in attacks against Google.
Discussion: Reuters
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Hopes to Retain Business Unit in China
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google puts China cell phones on hold amid dispute
AppleInsider:
Apple updates Boot Camp with Windows 7 support  —  Apple on Tuesday updated its Boot Camp software and issued new drivers and utilities to allow users to run Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 7.  The Mac maker also issued its first security update of 2010, addressing 12 vulnerabilities.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Lockheed Martin introduces ‘PC on a stick’ flash drive — yes, Lockheed Martin  —  Our coverage of Lockheed Martin here on Engadget normally focus on things like laser weapons or futuristic airships, but it looks like the mega-defense company is now trying its hand as something a little closer to home for us …
Discussion: Maximum PC
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Microsoft to Launch Zune Phone in Two Months?  —  Microsoft has long claimed that its mobile strategy is to provide a software solution, not devices.  As Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told attendees of a McGraw-Hill (MHP) media conference last spring: … That being the case …
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 …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Report: 44% Of Google News Visitors Scan Headlines, Don't Click Through  —  Research firm Outsell has published its third annual News Users' report, which is based on a survey about the online and offline news preferences of 2,787 US news consumers.  —  The Outsell report unsurprisingly predicts ongoing …
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
How To Hide From Google  —  Hacker Moxie Marlinspike debuts a tool for using Google services while foiling its data collection techniques.  —  Google offers Web users a simple trade-off: Let the search giant track a substantial portion of your comings and goings around the Web, and it will offer you a free, superior online experience.
Discussion: The Register and broadstuff
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Twitter goldrush on the way.  Old usernames to be released  —  Twitter tells us it is planning to release all of its old, neglected usernames from inactive accounts for others to grab - and some of them are bound to be in big demand.  —  Many early users of the service picked up short usernames …
Discussion: Twitterrati and Mashable!, Thanks:atul
Joe Marchese / MediaPost:
Why Conan O'Brien Can't Go Just Internet — Yet  —  This post in 140 characters or less: Conan can't go direct to Internet, because we can't figure out how to pay him http://bit.ly/4fL8V (via @joemarchese)  —  Conan's fans love him.  When Conan resurfaces with his new show …
Steven Baker / The Official Google Blog:
Helping computers understand language  —  An irony of computer science is that tasks humans struggle with can be performed easily by computer programs, but tasks humans can perform effortlessly remain difficult for computers.  We can write a computer program to beat the very best human chess players …
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.
Max Chafkin / inc.com:
You've Been Yelped  —  Yelp, the rambunctious and burgeoning customer-review website, can make or break a small business.  It can also drive a business owner slightly insane.  —  On October 30, 2009, Diane Goodman logged on to Yelp.com.  Like many business owners in cities across the country …
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, GigaOM, Digits and 901am
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Stephanie N. Mehta / Brainstorm Tech:   Memo to the boss: Twitter's not a time suck
Royal Pingdom:
The Internet is about to get a lot safer  —  DNS, the Domain Name System, is one of the major pillars of the Internet.  It's a critical service, and without it we would all have to use IP addresses instead of handy domain names like “Pingdom.com” when we want to visit websites, send emails, and so on.
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Microsoft confirms plan to release out-of-band IE update  —  I just spoke with George Stathakopoulos, General Manager of Trustworthy Computing Security at Microsoft, regarding the ongoing security issue affecting Internet Explorer.  (For background, see my earlier post, It's time to stop using IE6.)
Maisie Ramsay / Wireless Week:
Verizon Cuts Devices From $350 ETF List  —  Verizon Wireless has discretely cut ten handsets from its list of devices subject to a $350 Early Termination Fee (ETF).  No official annoucement has been made on the change, but the carrier's list of so-called “Advanced Devices” …
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.
Discussion: SiliconBeat and Search Engine Journal, Thanks:atul
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Fred / A VC:
The Tug Of War Between M&A and VC
Discussion: TechFlash and PE Hub Blog, Thanks:atul
 
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Bing Maps Goes Silverlight
Don Clark / Digits:
Firefox Soars on Germany's Browser Warning
Discussion: CNET News and eWeek
Galen Gruman / InfoWorld:
2010 CIO priorities shift to lightweight services, virtualization
Discussion: eWeek and Between the Lines
Bing / Search Blog:
Bing Autosuggest - Keeping You Current
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Analyst: Intel Netbook growth to slow
New York Times:
Fearing Hackers Who Leave No Trace
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
WatchMouse Monitors 26 Popular APIs So You Don't Have To
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Bruce Horovitz / USA Today:
An eat-able, tweetable sweet treat
Discussion: Mashable! and Fast Wonder
James McQuivey / paidContent:
How The New York Times Should Charge For Content
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / PEG on Tech:
Why Tumblr is kicking Posterous's ass
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
Microsoft to Cut Time Internet Search Addresses Are Held to Meet EU Rules