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3:00 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
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.”
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Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
NYC: Apple in 11th hour ‘tablet’ meetings with leading US book publishers  —  Apple negotiators are in New York this week for a series of eleventh hour “secret” iSlate-related meetings with leading US book publishers, reports The Bookseller.  —  The report suggests publishers are attempting …
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
Anticipating the Apple Tablet: When journalism becomes fanfiction  —  For the record, I'm writing these words on a MacBook Pro; the third Mac I've owned in the past twelve months.  As I do so, I'm listening to music on iTunes through my standard issue iPod headphones, so as not to disturb my neighbours.
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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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.
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 …
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Boxee Plans New Pay Wall For Summer; Will Keep Less Than 30 Percent Of Rev Split
Discussion: Download Squad
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 …
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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.
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 …
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
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.
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, New York Times and BaltTech
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 …
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch:
5 Bing Updates to Know and Love: Data Retention, AutoSuggest, Maps, and Apps  —  If I had to guess, I would say the Bing team's 2010 resolutions are to continue growing fast and furiously.  If the five updates they've released in the past two days are any indication, they're on track to do just that.
Stephen Lawson / PC World:
Analyst: AT&T Needs to Spend US$5B to Catch up  —  AT&T would need to spend about US$5 billion on its wireless network to catch up with the coverage offered by Verizon Wireless, a financial research firm said Tuesday.  —  The public's perception of AT&T's network is poor and declining …
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.
Google:
Facts about Google's acquisition of AdMob  —  Frequently asked questions  —  General  —  Why did Google buy AdMob?  —  AdMob is a strong player in the rapidly expanding online mobile ads space, and a great fit to enhance Google's efforts to realize the huge potential benefit …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and AppScout
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
iSites Will Let Publishers Simultaneously Build Apps For iPhone And Android  —  It's becoming increasingly common for the web's many publishers to offer their own native smartphone applications in addition to mobile-optimized web versions.  But few web publishers have the resources …
Discussion: Mashable!
 
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Google's MapReduce patent: what does it mean for Hadoop?
Thanks:atul
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Microsoft calls for regulations over cloud computing
Discussion: CNET News
David Carnoy / CNET News:
Verizon ends service of alleged illegal downloaders
Joey Seiler / Virtual Worlds News:
gWallet Launches Investment Fund For Social Games
Discussion: TechCrunch and VentureBeat
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Motorola launching 20-30 Android phones in 2010
Discussion: CNET News and WMPoweruser.com, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Alexander Haislip / PE Hub Blog:
Vancouver Venture Firm Is In The Game with EA
 Earlier Items: 
Sim Simeonov / Xconomy:
Hardware vs. Software: The Defining Technology Battle of This Decade
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Announces 4 Million Users, Hires A VP From Salesforce
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Ultimate Genesis: Sega's Official Console Emulator for iPhone
Discussion: Phone Arena, Mashable! and App Advice
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: broadstuff and Fast Company, Thanks:fredericl
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Valued At $14 Billion On SecondMarket