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1:20 PM ET, January 22, 2010

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Clayton Morris / Fox News:
Verizon, AT&T May Carry Apple Tablet  —  Which wireless carrier will offer Apple's soon-to-be-released mystery device?  Will it be Verizon?  AT&T?  The answer, according to sources at the two companies, is both.
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
The Apple Tablet Interface Must Be Like This  —  Some people want the Apple Tablet to run Mac OS X's user interface.  Others think its UI will be something exotic.  Both camps are wrong: The iPhone started a UI revolution, and the tablet is just step two.  Here's why.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and Edible Apple, Thanks:atul
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
New Tablet Details: Twin Dock Connectors, a Big Antenna Panel, and Pricing Q's  —  So yesterday, I promised on Twitter that there would be a tablet-related update today.  Here are a couple of late-breaking, interesting details that we've had double-confirmed by sources.  —  (a) Double Dock Connectors.
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Sources detail physical design of Apple's upcoming tablet device
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Beats Estimates With Very Strong Q4: $6.67 Billion  —  Google posted a very strong Q4, given the recession, with $6.67 billion in revenues.  This beats financial analyst general consensus estimates.  Here are some top-level highlights from the earnings release:
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Google Investor Relations:
GOOGLE ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL YEAR 2009 RESULTS
HardMac.com:
The Macbook Air to Be Updated After the MacBook and MacBook Pro?  —  While most computer manufacturers have already announced and/or released their Intel Core i3/i5-based notebook models, Apple is still offering Core 2 Duo-based units and will most likely quickly move on to the new Intel mobile platform.
Joshelman / Twitter Blog:
The Power of Suggestions  —  Hi, I'm Josh and I work in the product team at Twitter.  One of the areas I'm working on is helping new users get started so they know how to find and discover what interests them.  Today we're making the first of many changes here to help people ease …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Review: “open” Listorious vs. “closed” new Twitter suggestion list
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph:
‘Drastic’ Digg overhaul could ‘shock’ users, says Kevin Rose  —  Kevin Rose, founder of Digg, says the site will undergo a major redesign later this year to better embrace the real-time web  —  Rose said that the new version of Digg, which will go live in the next few months, would represent the biggest change in the site's history.
Michael French / mcvuk.com:
BBC gets back into games  —  Broadcaster's commercial division Worldwide wants to turn key IPs into DS, Wii, iPhone and online games, MCV can reveal  —  After spending years sat on the fence, the BBC is returning to games in a big way, MCV can exclusively reveal.
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Enable Multitouch in Nexus One Web Browser  —  Like the Motorola Droid on Verizon, US version of Nexus One which was launched by Google earlier this month didn't ship with a multitouch capable web browser even though the hardware and Android 2.1 OS is fully capable of doing it.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Micello Launches “Google Maps for the Indoors”  —  Micello, one of the more exciting startups to debut at the most recent DEMO conference, is a mobile mapping solution that is basically “Google Maps for the indoors.”  Where traditional mapping services show everything in the world outside …
Discussion: IntoMobile
Chris OBrien / SiliconBeat:
Looks like Netflix is dead.  Again.  —  Once again, Netflix has been placed on a death watch.  But I'm not buying it for a second.  We've heard that too many times over the company's history.  And each time, the company has nimbly defeated new and established competitors, while growing like gangbusters in a horrid economy.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
‘Controlled Serendipity’ Liberates the Web  —  When I finish writing this blog post, I will Tweet it.  —  I will copy this link, go to my Twitter account and spend a minute writing an abbreviated (yet hopefully catchy) description of this piece.  And I'll follow the same actions on Facebook and other social networks.
Thanks:atul
Paul Bonanos / GigaOM:
As VC Industry Shrinks, First-Time Investments Plummet  —  It's been suggested that the venture capital industry needs to shrink to as little as half its former size, and new data from the National Venture Capital Association shows that it's almost there — with some evidence suggesting that further contraction is in order.
Christopher Bodeen / Associated Press:
China: Clinton Internet speech harms ties with US  —  Buzz up!  —  BEIJING - China rejected Friday a call by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for the lifting of restrictions on the Internet in the communist country, denouncing her criticism as false and damaging to bilateral ties.
Lorraine Luk / Wall Street Journal:
Lenovo Stands By Google Android Phone  —  HONG KONG—Lenovo Group Ltd. said Friday its new smart phone using Google Inc.'s Android platform is on track to be launched in May in China and the U.S. search engine giant's ongoing spat with China won't impact its operations.
JD Lasica / Socialmedia.biz:
2010 conferences: Social media, tech, marketing  —  Lucia Giacomantonio, Adriana Gascoigne and Robyn Cohen at Web 2.0 Expo, April 2009.  —  The Ultimate Guide to conferences & events, month by month  —  For the past three years I've painstakingly put together a calendar of the best social media …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Android tops iPhone 7 to 1 in free wallpaper and ringtone downloads  —  Hip-hop/R&B dominate the sound of Android devices; iPhone users like a little more rock  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Myxer's Boombox report  —  Here's an interesting peek into the world of free Web-based mobile phone downloads.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and TechCrunch
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
ComScore's Gift to Web Publishers: (Almost) Free Traffic  —  Hey Web publishers!  Want to boost your traffic overnight?  Talk to comScore, which is handing out millions of unique visitors.  —  The Web's dominant traffic counter is in the midst of overhauling its traffic-counting system …
Discussion: CNET News and Gawker
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Windows 7 growing faster than Vista, overtakes Mac OS X  —  Windows 7 sold well during the 2009 holiday season, and the results are showing up, not only in sheer revenue, but in the OS market share numbers as well.  Nevertheless, in December 2009, Linux was the only operating system to show positive percentage growth in market share.
Discussion: The Toybox, Engadget and Erictric
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
NASA Astronaut Tweets From Space - For Real This Time  —  Astronauts aboard the ISS received a special software upgrade earlier this week, according to a NASA statement released moments ago: personal access to the Internet and the World Wide Web via the “ultimate wireless connection”.
Laura Scott / Google LatLong:
New countries, new countrysides in Street View  —  When people visit the UK, they often head for the often the historic buildings that are dotted all over the country.  Whether well preserved ruins or perfectly complete, these buildings and landscapes evoke scenes from classic novels and famous period movies.
Andrew Hyde / Startups. Start Here.:
Committing Location Based Service Suicide  —  Yesterday I checked in for my last time.  I'm done.  No more BrightKite, FourSquare or Gowalla.  I was an early user on all three of the services, and am quitting cold turkey.  —  But why? (and why would anyone care...)
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net:
Adobe Flash 10.1 allows private browsing  —  The next big release for Adobe Flash Player, 10.1 will allow private browsing while web surfing in supported browsers.  Flash Player will automatically clear your flash history data off your computer once you terminate the session.
Discussion: Download Squad
 
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Gavin Newsom / Mashable!:
Why Open Source is the New Software Policy in San Francisco
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Chromium nightly build adds memory-saving ‘phantom tab’ support
Anil Dash / CNN:
Don't let Twitter, Facebook, Google be the only game in town
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Aircell Gets $176 Million for In-flight Broadband
Discussion: DSLreports and paidContent
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Sobees Launches Realtime Social Media Discovery Platform
Discussion: Computerworld
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: SecondMarket Data On Private Company Stock Sales
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Lisa Lacy / ClickZ:
‘Jersey Shore’ Builds Momentum with Social Apps
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Yelp Brings Location Check-in Data to Its Web Reviews
Marie-Dominique Follain / Agence France Presse:
Reporters put Twitter, Facebook to ‘Big Brother’ test
Discussion: TechCrunch, The Next Web and GigaOM
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Windows Mobile devs to Microsoft: where's our money?