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10:05 AM ET, January 26, 2010

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New York Times:
With Apple Tablet, Print Media Hope for a Payday  —  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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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Developers: the Apple tablet press announcements start  —  Appcelerator, which is a company that makes a developer tool/platform for developing native mobile and desktop apps by using HTML, Javascript, and its own API library, tonight is announcing Apple Tablet support and has also taken …
Discussion: Bits, Thanks:scobleizer
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 …
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.
Apple:
Apple Reports First Quarter Results  —  All-Time Highest Revenue and Profit New Accounting Standards Adopted  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 first quarter ended December 26, 2009.  The Company posted revenue of $15.68 billion and a net quarterly profit of $3.38 billion, or $3.67 per diluted share.
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Bloomberg:
Apple's Cook Says AT&T Will Improve Wireless Network for IPhone  —  Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. said AT&T Inc., the exclusive U.S. wireless carrier for the iPhone, plans to improve the performance of its network to reverse declining customer satisfaction with the service.
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.
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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:
Ben Edelman:
Google Toolbar Tracks Browsing Even After Users Choose “Disable”  —  Disclosure: I serve as co-counsel in unrelated litigation against Google, Vulcan Golf et al. v. Google et al.  I also serve as a consultant to various companies that compete with Google.  But I write on my own …
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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Mark Clayton / Christian Science Monitor:
US oil industry hit by cyberattacks: Was China involved?
Discussion: The Register and Computerworld
Associated Press:
Google negotiating ways to keep presence in China
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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):
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 …
Boy Genius Report:
Verizon Wireless to store managers: Wednesday is a big day  —  Uh oh.  More Apple tablet-related news?  It would appear so, as we have just been briefed on what could be a solid Apple / Verizon connection.  —  One of our connects just told us that Verizon Wireless has a “kick off” …
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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 …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Cloudkick Rolls Out Freemium Model For Server Management System  —  Cloudkick, a Y Combinator-incubated startup that offers a free server management system to businesses, is rolling out its freemium model and additional features.  Cloudkick provides detailed graphs on the health of your servers …
Steve Lohr / Bits:
Bill Gates Defends Google, Then Pans It  —  Bill Gates dropped by The New York Times on Monday to discuss his full-time job as head of the Gates Foundation, the world's largest philanthropy, especially its work in global health and development.  —  Mr. Gates was on his way to the World Economic Forum …
Wade Roush / Xconomy:
The Apple Paradox: How a Company That's So Closed Can Foster So Much Open Innovation  —  Wade Roush wrote:  —  [Corrected and clarified, 1:30 p.m. 1/25/10, see page 2] Come Wednesday, we'll learn a lot more about Apple's presumed slate device.  What we know right now, first hand, is a big fat nothing.
Gillian Reagan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Pushing TV Networks To Slash Prices On iTunes  —  On the eve of the Apple tablet release, Steve Jobs is asking TV networks to get cheap.  —  In meetings with television executives, Apple has also been urging a TV networks to slash their pricetags on shows sold through iTunes to $0.99 — half of the standard $1.99 price.
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Twitter Could Become the Unemployed's Best Friend  —  One of Twitter's advantages is that unlike e-mail messages or Facebook updates, tweets can reach an unknown audience — a benefit that recruiters, human resources departments and job-seekers are fast discovering.
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 …
EvilElmer / The Android Mobile OS:
Exclusive: HTC Supersonic, First Look … 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  —  Built-in FM Radio  —  Sprint WiMax
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Google is Reducing Share of AdSense Publishers  —  The latest earnings report from Google has some not-so-good news for web publishers (bloggers included) who are monetizing their online content through the Google AdSense program.  —  While Google has never disclosed the exact percentage …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Forget Cable's WiMAX Dreams: Cox Trials LTE Network  —  Cox, the nation's third-largest cable company, said today that it's successfully delivered a voice call and high-definition video streaming over a fourth-generation Long Term Evolution network using some of the more than $550 million worth …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The First Apple Tablet Commercial?  No Way.  —  Earlier today, the French site Nowhereelse.fr posted a video of what looks to be a commercial for Apple's new tablet device, expected to be unveiled on Wednesday during an Apple event in San Francisco.  The video led VentureBeat to wonder …
 
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