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2:15 PM ET, January 26, 2010

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New York Times:
With Apple Tablet, Print Media Hope for a Payday  —  Correction Appended  —  SAN FRANCISCO — With the widely anticipated introduction of a tablet computer at an event here on Wednesday morning, Apple may be giving the media industry a kind of time machine — a chance to undo mistakes of the past.
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Charles Golvin / paidContent:
Three Things Apple Needs To Do To Make Its Tablet A Breakthrough Device  —  The din of rumor and the clamor of speculation inspired by Apple's expected announcement is about to peak.  We're all convinced this tomorrow's “one other thing” will be some kind of magical tablet device.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Apple Tablet May Come With A Barnes & Noble Bookstore  —  Of all the rumors swirling around the Apple Tablet expected to be announced on Wednesday, the one most everyone can agree on is that it will be used as a full color electronic reader which will put Amazon's Kindle to shame.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Who wants to build Apple tablet apps?  Not just game developers (survey)  —  Almost every application developer out there is eager to start building applications for Apple's long-rumored tablet, according to a new survey from Appcelerator.  And although we've already written about the excitement …
Gillian Reagan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Pushing TV Networks To Slash Prices On iTunes
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Developers: the Apple tablet press announcements start
Discussion: Softpedia News, Bits and SiliconANGLE, Thanks:scobleizer
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Google releases new Google Voice for iPhone  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc unveiled a new version of its Internet phone service on Tuesday in its latest effort to bypass Apple Inc's gatekeepers and make Google Voice a popular service on the iPhone.
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Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
Hands-on with Google Voice for the iPhone  —  Google Voice just got a little better on the iPhone, thanks a new Web site for iPhone users, google.com/voice/m.  As iPhone users will painfully recall, Apple last year rejected Google's iPhone-native Google Voice app, leaving those who wanted …
Andy Brett / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch Hacked  —  As some people noticed, at approximately 10:30 pm PST on Monday evening the main site in the TechCrunch Network - techcrunch.com - was hacked and redirected.  The site was back up briefly at 11:30 pm but shortly went down again.  As of 2:00 am, the site is back up and appears to be stable.
Discussion: Softpedia News
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Graham Cluley / Graham Cluley's blog:
TechCrunch hit by hack attack, says 'we'll be back soon'  —  TechCrunch, one of the world's top blogs, has been hacked.  —  At approximately 6:20am GMT the site was replaced with this message, linking to a site containing links to adult and pirated material:
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Walmart greeters will soon welcome you to a Nexus One with Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T 3G?  —  Today's Nexus One may be the hottest keyboard-free Android smartphone on the market today, but it doesn't exactly have the hottest network support.  That looks like it'll be changing soon thanks …
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Updated Zune software drivers hints at Zune “Phone”  —  Coinciding with the scheduled Zune.net maintenance today, a new Zune software update was also released (version 4.2.202.0 for those playing along at home).  What might appear as just a regular software update is actually hiding a very big secret.
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Facebook Investors: No 2010 IPO for Facebook  —  The two major investors in Facebook, speaking today at DLD in Munich, put a line in the sand: read their lips, no IPO for the company in 2010.  Both Jim Breyer of Accel Partners, and Yuri Milner of DST said on stage that they are in no hurry …
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Report: Attackers sent Google workers IMs from ‘friends’  —  People behind the China-based online attacks of Google and other companies looked up key employees on social networks and contacted them pretending to be their friends to get the workers to click on links leading to malware, according to a published report on Monday.
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Apple: 70% of Fortune 100 Companies Trying iPhones  —  Apple, as it is wont to do, blew the roof off with its first-quarter earnings results today.  Some of the most interesting comments from the company's results call concerned Apple's emerging market of enterprise mobility.
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Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally:
Debunking: Those are NOT photos of the Apple Tablet  —  Saw on Mashable that some designer posted “actual” photos of the “tablet”.  I'm no photography expert, but they looked wrong from the beginning.  I can't say I've 100% proven it, but I'm pretty sure they are not correct.  Here's the photo (source):
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Google: Nexus One 3G issues result of poor coverage, bugs; patch possibly within a week  —  Looks like Google's investigation into the crappy 3G claims on the Nexus One are winding down, and it's a one-two combo of good news and bad news.  First, the bad: preliminary findings suggest …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Google beefing up new ‘Social Web Team’  —  Is Google plotting to encroach upon Facebook's comfy territory?  Well, it seems it's launched a sort of social-networking task force: Open-standards guru Will Norris announced on his blog Tuesday that he'll be starting a new job at Google on February 1 …
Discussion: Will Norris
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Justin.tv makes it easier to start streaming  —  It's not spring yet, but Justin.tv is cleaning house.  On Tuesday the video host is rolling out a new version of its broadcasting tool that makes it easier to get a live video stream going.  —  According to the company …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Justin.tv Blog and Beet.TV
Ina Steiner / AuctionBytes.com:
eBay Announces Fee Changes, Will Eliminate Store Format  —  As anticipated, eBay will eliminate its Store Inventory format and has introduced a new pricing structure effective March 30, 2010.  There will be one Fixed Price format on eBay - listings in the current Stores Inventory Format …
The LinkedIn Blog:
A better way to browse your LinkedIn connections  —  As a company that's based on the mantra “Relationships Matter”; we want to make it easier than ever for you to find, organize and stay in touch with your business connections.  Over the next few weeks, you will start seeing improvements …
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb:
Collecta Brings Real-Time Content to Any Site With New Widget  —  Our friends at Collecta, a fantastic real-time search application, have just launched a new feature for all site owners: free, customizable, embeddable widgets.  —  Widgets can be created around any search terms imaginable and customized in a number of ways.
Iris Kuo / VentureBeat:
FunMail livens up text messages on Android too  —  FunMail, a free iPhone app that uses word-recognition technology to send pictures with your text messages, is now launching on Android and upgrading the current version in hopes of widening and building a core audience that can be monetized later.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Nick Farrell / Tech Eye:
Open Source is owned by the US  —  The open sauce website Sourceforge has managed to prove to the world that the movement is actually controlled by the US government.  —  While many developing countries have looked to Open Sauce as a way of freeing themselves from the US Imperialist Microsoft …
EvilElmer / The Android Mobile OS:
Amidst all of the rumors surrounding the HTC Supersonic we have obtained some photos and technical information that may put some to rest.  —  Android 2.1 w/ HTC Sense UI  —  Kickstand  —  1ghz Snapdragon  —  512mb ROM  —  Built-in FM Radio  —  Sprint WiMax  —  Front, Original
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Verizon to Cut More Than 10,000 Jobs After Sales Miss Estimates  —  Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) — Verizon Communications Inc., the second-largest U.S. phone company, plans to cut more than 10,000 jobs at its fixed-line unit this year after posting fourth- quarter sales that missed analysts' estimates.
 
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eMarketer:
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
HipLogic Rolls Out Downloadable Version Of Smartphone Interface …
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Maya Baratz / The Huffington Post:
In the App Economy, Newspapers are Apps
John Crawley / Reuters:
U.S. bans “texting” by truckers, bus drivers
Discussion: Bits
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
U.S. virtual goods revenue expected to hit $1.6B this year
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
iTunes set for European expansion as Apple wins trans-Euro music licensing deal
Discussion: Distorted-Loop.com
Agam Shah / InfoWorld:
AMD grabs processor market share away from Intel, IDC says
Discussion: eWeek, CNET News and Softpedia News
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Forget Cable's WiMAX Dreams: Cox Trials LTE Network
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Jim Giles / New Scientist:
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Discussion: Computerworld