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4:03 AM ET, January 8, 2011

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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Verizon iPhone: everything you need to know  —  Ah, the Verizon iPhone.  In our bizarre careers as tech journalists, if there's one question we've heard more than “When is Verizon getting the iPhone?” we can't think of it.  Also, outside the original rumors for the iPhone and iPad …
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Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Finally Lands the iPhone  —  The iPhone is finally coming to Verizon Wireless.  —  The largest U.S. wireless carrier will make the long-awaited announcement at an event Tuesday in New York City, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.  —  The move will for the first time …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple CEO Likely to Appear at Verizon iPhone Event  —  Verizon Wireless's Tuesday iPhone announcement will be headlined by President and COO Lowell McAdam, but there will likely be a special guest as well.  Apple CEO Steve Jobs.  While the appearance isn't 100 percent assured …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Why Next Week's Event Is Hosted by Verizon, Not Apple  —  So why is next Tuesday's announcement of the Verizon iPhone a Verizon-hosted event in New York and not an Apple-hosted event in Cupertino?  Here's my theory.  Apple is fully aware that when they say “We're having an event next week” …
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Verizon iPhone launch looks set for February 3rd
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
DOJ subpoeans Twitter records of several WikiLeaks volunteers  —  Last night, Birgitta Jónsdóttir — a former WikiLeaks volunteer and current member of the Icelandic Parliament — announced (on Twitter) that she had been notified by Twitter that the DOJ had served …
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Rop / rop.gonggri.jp:
US DOJ subpoenas my twitter account info  —  It's a warm and fuzzy feeling to know that somewhere, far away, people are thinking about you.  Last night I received this rather interesting e-mail from twitter: … While I was still thinking about whether to write about this or talk to my lawyer first …
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Obama's Solution for Online ID?  Let Silicon Valley Take the Lead  —  To help solve the modern nightmare of trying to control your online identity and keep track your passwords, the government came to Silicon Valley Friday and said it was here to help.  —  But rather than propose …
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Alex Howard / Gov 2.0:   2011 Trends: National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace …
Howard A. Schmidt / White House.gov Blog:
A National Program Office for Enhancing Online Trust and Privacy
Discussion: Bloomberg, Computerworld and eWeek
Kevin Rose:
Rumor: iPad 2 is coming soon!  —  This was posted to my foundat.io/n newsletter this morning: From: Kevin Rose (Foundation Newsletter) I have it on good authority that Apple will be announcing the iPad 2 in the next “3-4 weeks”, possibly Tuesday February 1st.  The iPad 2 will feature a retina display and front/back cameras.
Peter Cohen / The Loop:
Pixelmator goes exclusive to Mac App Store  —  If you want to download Pixelmator, the popular image editing software for the Mac, the Web site will push you to the Mac App Store.  The developers have taken the bold move of announcing that the Mac App Store is becoming their exclusive sales channel.
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Apple:
Mac App Store Downloads Top One Million in First Day
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
How to Steal Any Movie You Want on the Web: Wall Street Gets a How-To Guide  —  It's easier than ever to download any movie or TV show you want on the Web, for free.  Just ask Rich Greenfield.  Or better yet, let the Wall Street analyst show you, via a helpful four-minute video embedded at the bottom of this post.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple Opposes Proposal on CEO Succession Planning  —  A few noteworthy nuggets from Apple's 2011 Proxy Statement, filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  —  In 2010 CEO Steve Jobs retained his $1 annual salary and some 5.5 million shares of Apple stock as well.
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Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
RIM CEO Details BlackBerry “Super Phone” Plans  —  LAS VEGAS—RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis further confirmed plans for QNX-powered BlackBerry “super phones” in an interview at CES where he said the BlackBerry maker is skating not to where the puck is today, it's heading for where the puck is going to be tomorrow.
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Why Your Next Car Will Have an IP Address  —  One trend that has become very clear at this year's CES is that the Internet is slowly making its way into our cars.  Of course, you can already browse the Net and play music from Pandora through your smartphone, but the next generation of cars …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Quora Answers The Question: How Will You Avoid Becoming Yahoo Answers?  —  As we're all well aware by now, the Q&A service Quora is exploding with growth.  And while that may seem like a good thing, there are two distinct downsides.  First, Quora is a pretty complex site and so scaling to accomodate huge user growth is difficult.
Ben Worthen / Digits:
Facebook Versus Google Circa 2004  —  Is Facebook worth $50 billion?  As people ponder that question this week, we decided to look at Google, the Internet's previous wunderkind.  —  Google's market cap passed the $50 billion mark in October 2004.  The company was exactly six years old …
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Peter Lattman / DealBook:   The Facebook-Microsoft Parallels  —  A computer prodigy drops …
 
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
VLC for iOS removed from the App Store
Discussion: AppleInsider and MacNN, Thanks:markgurman
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo on Platforms, Reliability and Independence at D@CES
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Kleiner Perkins To Invest In Groupon's Massive $950 Million Funding Round
Discussion: Soshable, Pulse2 and BoomTown
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Courtney Love's Slanderous Twitter Account Suspended
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Hands-On Video: Surface V2 At CES
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Amazon cloud can help hack WiFi networks: expert
Discussion: The Next Web
Gareth Halfacree / THINQ:
Intel Insider tech risks monopoly accusations
Discussion: ITworld.com and Ars Technica
 Earlier Items: 
Steve Lohr / Bits:
Apotheker's Choices at Hewlett-Packard
Discussion: NewEnterprise and SiliconANGLE
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
News agency seeks to cash in on celeb Twitter pics
Discussion: Technology & … and Gawker
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Verizon CEO ponders shift to use-based mobile plan
Arik Hesseldahl / NewEnterprise:
You've Heard About Windows for ARM Chips; Now Meet ARM
Discussion: Forbes
Mickey Boodaei / Trusteer blogs:
Mobile Users Three Times More Vulnerable to Phishing Attacks