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12:15 PM ET, January 26, 2010

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New York Times:
With Apple Tablet, Print Media Hope for a Payday  —  Apple is expected to market its tablet computer not just as a way to read news and books, but also as a way for companies to charge for content.
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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.
Discussion: Computerworld and PC Magazine
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 …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Developers: the Apple tablet press announcements start
Discussion: Bits, SiliconANGLE and Softpedia News, 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 and AppScout
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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:
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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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 …
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 …
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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Mark Clayton / Christian Science Monitor:
US oil industry hit by cyberattacks: Was China involved?
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):
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.
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 …
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
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
U.S. virtual goods revenue expected to hit $1.6B this year  —  Virtual goods are expected to hit $1.6 billion in revenue in the U.S. in 2010, according to a report from Inside Network.  —  The most interesting part of that number is that social gaming startups — which didn't exist three years ago …
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.
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 …
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 …
John Crawley / Reuters:
U.S. bans “texting” by truckers, bus drivers  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday banned hand-held “texting” by drivers of large commercial trucks and buses to avoid the danger of distracted driving.  —  Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement the prohibition takes effect immediately.
Discussion: Bits
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.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Search Engine Land
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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch and eBay Inc.
 
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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: CNET News and Softpedia News
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Forget Cable's WiMAX Dreams: Cox Trials LTE Network
Nick Farrell / Tech Eye:
Open Source is owned by the US
Discussion: Open Source and The Register
UGA Today:
UGA researchers find e-readers fall short as news delivery tool
Discussion: TeleRead
Wade Roush / Xconomy:
The Apple Paradox: How a Company That's So Closed Can Foster So Much Open Innovation
New York Times:
In Digital Combat, U.S. Finds No Easy Deterrent
Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
Floating Ads: Making the Mobile Web Even More Annoying
Discussion: MediaPost and AppScout
 Earlier Items: 
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Is Scrollmotion involved with the tablet?
Jim Giles / New Scientist:
To beat spam, turn its own weapons against it
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
How Bands You've Never Heard Of Are Making Tons Of Money On iTunes (AAPL)
Boy Genius Report:
Verizon Wireless to store managers: Wednesday is a big day
Discussion: IntoMobile and Phone Arena, Thanks:mrinaldesai