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Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Military Bans Disks, Threatens Courts-Martial to Stop New Leaks  —  It's too late to stop WikiLeaks from publishing thousands more classified documents, nabbed from the Pentagon's secret network.  But the U.S. military is telling its troops to stop using CDs, DVDs, thumb drives and every …
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
First arrest made in WikiLeaks revenge attacks  —  4chan vigilante group Anonymous is used to getting away with its DDoS attacks and other Internet shenanigans, but that's not going to be the case this time around.  An arrest has been made in 4chan's revenge attacks on PayPal, Visa …
Philip Dorling / Sydney Morning Herald:   How I met Julian Assange and secured the American embassy cables
Reuters:
Apple suppliers point to new camera-toting iPad in 2011  —  (Reuters) - Component suppliers for Apple Inc's iPad are gearing up for a new round of production in the first quarter, sources said on Friday, with one saying the product will be a revamp of the popular tablet computer including front- and back-mounted cameras.
Ossi Carp / Nyheter - DN.se:
“A new WikiLeaks” revolts against Assange … The new project, “Openleaks,” has been under way for some time and will be launched Monday.  DN.se has spoken to individuals behind the new site and the message is clear. … “As a short-term goal, this is about completing the technical infrastructure …
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Desktop version of Google Docs now works on iPad  —  Google has announced that the full desktop version of their Google Docs word processing service now works on the iPad.  The desktop version should be used on the iPad for advanced document edits such as font or alignment changes.
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Peter Solderitsch / Docs Blog:
Tips & Tricks: More options for mobile editing on the the iPad  —  A couple weeks ago, we made is possible to edit your documents on many popular mobile phones and on the iPad.  —  The new mobile editor is fast and lightweight, but sometimes you want to make more style edits like changing a font, or center aligning a paragraph.
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft set to detail second Windows Phone update at Mobile World Congress in February … Microsoft is planning to unveil and detail a second Windows Phone 7 update in February.  —  The software giant has chosen the Mobile World Congress venue according to sources familiar with the plans.
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Eric Schmidt / The Official Google Blog:
Cloud computing: the latest chapter in an epic journey  —  This blog post is a version of Eric's talk at our Chrome event on Tuesday, December 7, 2010.  You can watch his talk on YouTube.  - Ed.  —  On Tuesday, we announced a number of updates to Chrome and Chrome OS.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch, Thanks:amanfirdaus
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Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized:
Sprint Says 4G Tablet Coming In 2011, 80% Of CIOs Want To Buy Tablets  —  When Sprint Nextel introduced its first tablet in November, some were disappointed that the device was only compatible with 3G instead of the faster “4G” flavor of mobile broadband.  After all, Sprint has offered 4G …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
World Map Of Social Networks Shows Facebook's Ever-Increasing Dominance  —  Just in case you had any doubts about the fact we live in the age of Facebook, just check out Vincenzo Cosenza's latest edition of the World Map Of Social Networks.  —  Based on this month's Alexa & Google Trends …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Fed Up With Android Market, Angry Birds Flies to Carrier Billing  —  Rovio is taking its success with mobile game Angry Birds — 50 million downloads and counting — and using it to launch a new in-app purchase, carrier-billing payment system.  The mobile developer said it's launching Bad …
Discussion: TechCrunch Europe and VentureBeat
Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
HTC aims to roll out 60 million handsets in 2011  —  HTC has reportedly informed its suppliers that it will eventually need parts and components for the production of up to 60 million handsets in 2011 compared to shipments of 20 million units projected for 2010, according to industry sources.
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
With Kinect, Xbox outsells Wii, PS3 for sixth-straight month  —  A combination of Kinect and Microsoft's biggest Black Friday week ever propelled the Xbox 360 to the top of NPD Group's sales chart for the sixth month in a row.  —  Microsoft sold 1.37 million Xboxes during November …
Brian Heater / Gearlog:
Droid 2 Was Dropped, Didn't Explode - Motorola Employee  —  Earlier this month, we told you the story of a man in north Texas whose exploding Droid 2 sent him to the hospital, resulting in a blood splattered handset and a face full of stitches.  —  The man, Aron Embry, told the press …
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
Microsoft's Hotmail, struggling to fight Gmail et al, looks to Reddit users for hope  —  The team behind Microsoft's oft-maligned email service, Hotmail, is hoping to score back some of its users from the titans in the industry like Gmail by doing something Google hasn't quite pulled off: showing they are human.
Discussion: The Register and LiveSide.net
Computerworld:
Oracle asks Apache to reconsider Java committee departure  —  Oracle has asked the Apache Software Foundation to reconsider its decision to quit the Java SE/EE Executive Committee, and is also acknowledging the ASF's importance to Java's future.  —  Oracle has asked the Apache Software Foundation …
Tim Stanke / Facebook:
Announcing the Facebook 2011 Hacker Cup  —  Hacking is a central part of Facebook's culture.  Whether we're building the next big product at one of our Hackathons or creating a smarter search algorithm, we're always hacking to find a better way of doing things.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The iOS and Android App Economies  —  I try my best to avoid writing sensational headlines for my pieces here.1 I slipped, though, with my piece on the differences between the Android and iOS app markets two weeks ago.  “Where Are the Android Killer Apps?” was too broad.
Discussion: SAI
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Restaurant Quick Apps: A Dash Of Pandora, A Hint Of Google Squared  —  Yahoo has rolled out a restaurant Quick App, part of a larger program of making more structured content and transactional capabilities available in SERPs.  Examples of Quick Apps are reflected in the screenshot below: Netflix, OpenTable and Sketch-a-search.
Discussion: Screenwerk and Yahoo! Search Blog
 
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Verizon's Cure for CrackBerry Addiction: Android
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Breaking European M&A News: XING Buys Amiando For Up To €10.3 Million
Discussion: VentureBeat, paidContent and mediabistro.com, Thanks:alexia
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Meet the newest Exchange Server backup provider: Google
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Read All About It as News Apps Arrive
Werner Vogels / All Things Distributed:
Big Just Got Bigger - 5 Terabyte Object Support in Amazon S3
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Exclusive: PlayStation Phone ‘Zeus Z1’ prototype benchmarked on video
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Google Has 300 Telephone Reps in Mtn View
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Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Marc Andreessen: We'll Invest Up to $100M in One Deal
Discussion: Intuitive.com and SAI
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
Why the Nexus S has NFC - Google Places window stickers are NFC enabled
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Ingeniously at Work on a New Way to Share & Buy Apps
Discussion: Pulse2, AppleInsider and Fast Company
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
IRONY ALERT: Man Sues Winklevoss Twins, Says They Stole Company Stake From Him
Paul Westbrook / Google Mobile Blog:
Gmail for Android: better Priority Inbox support and improved compose