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3:45 PM ET, January 20, 2010

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Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
The Times to Charge for Frequent Access to Its Web Site  —  The New York Times announced Wednesday that it intended to charge frequent readers for access to its Web site, a step being debated across the industry that nearly every major newspaper has so far feared to take.
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Business Wire:
The New York Times Announces Plans for a Metered Model for NYTimes.com in 2011  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The New York Times announced today that it will be introducing a paid model for NYTimes.com at the beginning of 2011.  —  The new approach, referred to as the metered model …
Felix Salmon:   The economics of the NYT paywall
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Exclusive: Apple Tablet Headed to Verizon  —  SAN DIEGO (TheStreet) — Qualcomm (QCOM Quote) comes up big again with another win with Apple (AAPL Quote).  —  The hotly anticipated Apple Tablet — or the Apple Newton II — will feature a wireless chip made by Qualcomm.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Verizon To Get iPhone 4G In June, Canaccord Says  —  It's become a tradition at Apple (AAPL) product launch events for CEO Steve Jobs to save some extra juicy bit for very end, which he typically provides after reviewing all of the other day's news, using the phase, “one more thing.”
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
No Time Inc. for the Tablet Next Week  —  Here's someone else you won't see onstage with Steve Jobs next week: Anyone from Time Inc. With good reason-the magazine company doesn't have any tablet-ready stuff to show off yet.  —  Time Warner's (TWX) publishing unit is intensely interested …
Dave Cole / The White House Blog:
WhiteHouse.gov: Anywhere  —  Today, we're excited to announce the new White House App available for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.  The White House App delivers dynamic content from WhiteHouse.gov to the palm of your hand.  —  One feature that stands out is live video streaming.
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
U.S. Government in Your Pocket: White House Launches iPhone App
Discussion: Agence France Presse
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Some New Perspective on Microsoft/Apple  —  Got an intriguing email from a knowledgeable source very familiar with search dynamics involving Apple, Microsoft and Yahoo [YHOO Loading...  () ] for that matter.  —  First point: When Microsoft released its Bing app for iPhone …
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Business Week:
Apple, Microsoft Discuss Giving Bing Top iPhone Billing  —  Amid an accelerating rivalry with Google, Apple is discussing ways to make Bing the default search engine on the iPhone  —  In 2003, when Apple said its iTunes music software would work on PCs using the Windows software of its age-old rival …
Avner Ronen / Boxee Blog:
Coming soon: Boxee Payments  —  Users want to see more content on Boxee.  Content owners want to be paid for what they produce (whether that's TV Shows, movies, music, or applications).  We don't believe these are conflicting interests.  —  This is why we plan to release a Payment Platform …
David Carnoy / CNET News:
Verizon ends service of alleged illegal downloaders  —  Months after Verizon Communications began issuing warnings to accused file sharers, the company has acknowledged that multiple offenses could result in a service interruption.  —  “We've cut some people off,” Verizon Online spokeswoman Bobbi Henson told CNET.
Discussion: Threat Level and Electronista
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Amazon gives publishers a bigger royalty cut for Kindle; Apple Tablet defense?  —  Amazon on Wednesday outlined a new royalty option for its Kindle platform where authors and publishers can get 70 percent of list price net of delivery costs.  There are a few catches in the royalty package …
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Tamar Lewin / New York Times:
If Your Kids Are Awake, They're Probably Online  —  The average young American now spends practically every waking minute — except for the time in school — using a smart phone, computer, television or other electronic device, according to a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Asustek expected to unveil Nvidia Tegra-powered Eee Pad at Computex 2010  —  Asustek Computer plans to unveil a tablet PC based on Nvidia's Tegra processor at Computex Taipei 2010, according to industry sources.  The device, dubbed the Eee Pad, will be manufactured by Pegatron Technology.
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Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Nvidia Ion 2-based Eee PC set for April launch
Discussion: Softpedia News and Liliputing
Arjun Banker / Facebook Developers:
Communicating Directly with Your Users via Email  —  Facebook Platform has evolved since its launch in 2007, providing developers with a number of different communication channels to interact with their users.  In October 2009 we announced a roadmap for developers that outlined a number …
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Ultimate Genesis: Sega's Official Console Emulator for iPhone  —  Apple's finicky about emulators in the App Store, but most of the candidates have been unofficial, and dubiously legal.  Sega's Ultimate Genesis, though, is official, and looks like a full virtual console for your iPhone.
Brad Stone / Bits:
CrowdFlower Raises $5 Million to Boost Crowdsourcing  —  Jobs today are notoriously hard to come by.  But that's only if you want to build cars.  Or write for newspapers.  Or sell mortgages.  —  But what if you don't mind sitting at your computer for a few hours or even just a few minutes …
Jaikumar Vijayan / Network World:
Military contractors targeted in Chinese attacks, says F-Secure  —  Attacks followed apparent China-based hacks targeting Google, other tech firms  —  The targeted cyberattacks apparently originating in China that hit Google and more than 30 other companies late last year are now targeting …
Discussion: GMSV and New York Times
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Opera Buys Mobile Ad Startup AdMarvel For $8M In Cash Plus A $15M Earnout  —  This morning, Norwegian browser maker Opera Software announced that it has agreed to acquire AdMarvel, a small privately-held mobile advertising company based in San Mateo, California.
Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
BumpTop brings 3D, physics to Mac desktop  —  The creative and attractive desktop replacement app BumpTop is coming to the Mac.  Launched last year on Windows, and a CNET Download Best of 2009 app, BumpTop makes desktop items act more like they're physical.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Google's MapReduce patent: what does it mean for Hadoop?  —  The USPTO awarded search giant Google a software method patent that covers the principle of distributed MapReduce, a strategy for parallel processing that is used by the search giant.  If Google chooses to aggressively enforce the patent …
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Bill Gates launches new site, offering peek inside his mind
Discussion: CNET News and BoomTown, Thanks:ericengleman
Katrina Kurnit / Inside AdWords:
New targeting options for mobile ads
Thanks:atul
Phone Arena:
Sony Ericsson Kurara is now officially the Vivaz
Discussion: Unwired View and SlashGear
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Microsoft calls for regulations over cloud computing
Discussion: CNET News
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Motorola launching 20-30 Android phones in 2010
Discussion: CNET News and WMPoweruser.com, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
iSites Will Let Publishers Simultaneously Build Apps For iPhone And Android
Discussion: Mashable!
 Earlier Items: 
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Announces 4 Million Users, Hires A VP From Salesforce
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
feature: Google talks Chrome OS, HTML5, and the future of software
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Want to Know Where Your Neighbors Are Spending Their Money?
Discussion: paidContent, broadstuff and Fast Company, Thanks:fredericl
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Valued At $14 Billion On SecondMarket