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10:30 AM ET, January 11, 2011

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Wall Street Journal:
AT&T Preps iPhone Plan  —  Carrier to Run New Adds Boosting Service as Rival Verizon Preps for New Phone  —  After enduring months of rumors about competition for the iPhone, AT&T Inc. executives are finally about to face their moment of truth.  —  On Tuesday, Verizon Wireless is expected …
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Zach Epstein / BGR:
Why I'm not switching to the Verizon iPhone: Need for speed  —  The image above says it all.  It shows a screen capture of an actual speed test performed on an Apple iPhone 4 while connected to AT&T's 3G network in northern New Jersey.  It is not an anomaly.
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
IPhone May Cost Verizon $5 Billion in Subsidies in First Year  —  Jan. 10 (Bloomberg) — Verizon Wireless, set to get Apple Inc.'s iPhone this month after four years of waiting, may spend $3 billion to $5 billion to subsidize customer purchases of the device this year, cutting into profits, analysts say.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
CDMA components could drive price of Apple's Verizon iPhone up $20-$30  —  Verizon may charge between $20 and $30 more than AT&T for the subsidized Apple iPhone price, due to the higher cost of CDMA wireless components, according to J.P. Morgan.  —  Analyst Mark Moskowitz with J.P. Morgan believes …
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Twitter's Response to WikiLeaks Subpoena Should Be the Industry Standard  —  ANALYSIS — Twitter introduced a new feature last month without telling anyone about it, and the rest of the tech world should take note and come up with their own version of it.  —  Twitter beta-tested a spine.
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E. B. Boyd / Fast Company:
Why Twitter Was the Only Company to Challenge the Secret WikiLeaks Subpoena  —  The government has almost certainly made secret requests for WikiLeaks-related material from other companies.  But only Twitter (successfully at least) fought to have to have those orders brought into the open.  Here's why.
Discussion: Forbes
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:   Wikileaks volunteer hires lawyers in Twitter fight
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
Google Ice Cream landing in time for the summer  —  EXCLUSIVE: Sources date the next Android update  —  Google will release the next version of its mobile phone operating system, Android 2.4, in the summer, Pocket-lint has learnt.  —  According to multiple sources familiar with the matter …
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Who Came Out On Top At CES?  —  Now that the Consumer Electronics Show is over and all the vendors are breaking down their booths, we have one question - who won?  —  Social media monitoring service RowFeeder kept track of a number of different brands over the last several months …
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
Why I'm Having Second Thoughts About The Wisdom Of The Cloud  —  I've always been a big advocate of storing things in the cloud.  Not just emails and files, but my entire life.  As I've written before, I live permanently in hotels, and my whole life fits into carry-on luggage.
Discussion: broadstuff
Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Winklevoss twins gamble $65m for Facebook fortune  —  The twins rose to prominence after the release of The Social Network film  —  Three Harvard graduates are to gamble a $65m settlement they made with Facebook over who came up with the idea for the site, in an effort to get more money.
Discussion: Digits and NetworkEffect
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Groupon Acquires Its Way Into Israel, South Africa And India  —  Groupon is determined to launch daily deal sites in markets all over the world, as we've seen in the past.  This morning, the social commerce company announced that it has acquired SoSasta (India), Grouper (Israel) and Twangoo (South Africa).
Discussion: Business Wire, paidContent and SAI
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David Kirkpatrick / The Daily Beast:
Marissa Mayer and Google's Local Search Strategy  —  Marissa Mayer, the executive behind Google's search engine, now aims to help the company conquer social media and personalize your Web experience on mobile phones.  She talks to David Kirkpatrick about her war with Facebook.
Discussion: Google Watch
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Bump Raises $16 Million Round Led By Andreessen Horowitz  —  If you've got an iPhone or Android device, there's a decent chance you're familiar with Bump, the nifty service that lets you swap contact information (and other data) by simply tapping two phones together.
Yahoo! News:
Steve Jobs to join Murdoch to unveil iPad paper  —  Rupert Murdoch will unveil News Corp.'s much-anticipated iPad newspaper onstage this month with Apple chief executive Steve Jobs, The Cutline has learned.  —  The two media moguls will appear together at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art …
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Google TV Jailbreak Opens the Doors to Developers, Hulu  —  At the end of November, Android developer Howard Harte announced that he would give $1,000 to the first person who could jailbreak the Google TV.  Just over a month later, the $1,000 has been collected and Harte says he is now …
Discussion: Download Squad
Ben D'Angelo / Google Code Blog:
Google URL Shortener gets an API  —  When we launched Google's URL shortener externally back in September, there was no accompanying API to allow people to integrate goo.gl into their applications and web pages.  However, we said that we were working on one, and today we're happy to announce …
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Intel/NVIDIA bombshell: two rivals team up  —  Intel and NVIDIA have announced a six-year, $1.5 billion dollar technology cross-licensing deal that marks the end of a long patent dispute between the two chipmakers.  On a conference call this afternoon, NVIDIA representatives described …
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NVIDIA Press Room:
Intel to Pay NVIDIA Technology Licensing Fees of $1.5 Billion
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Kindle Comes To The Mac App Store, Already No. 5 Free App  —  Continuing its quest to be on every major computing platform, Kindle is now available as an app in the new Mac App Store.  As the first ebook app in teh Mac App Store, it is already the fifth most downloaded free app.
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David Dahlquist / Macworld:
Kindle app gets side-loading, background downloading
Discussion: App Advice and Gadget Lab
David Morgenstern / The Apple Core Blog:
Apple's Mac App Store arrives and the world doesn't end  —  No Chicken Little, the sky didn't fall with the arrival of the Mac App Store the other day.  And neither did the Mac software market.  Developers even appear to be mostly understanding of the proposition.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Andrew Ross Sorkin / DealBook:
Facebook's Google Effect  —  “I hope the only people harmed are speculators.”  —  Roger McNamee, the venture capital investor, was discussing the new race in Silicon Valley to buy up shares of hot private Internet companies in the wake of Facebook's $2 billion fund-raising last week that valued the company at $50 billion.
 
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
The Rise Of Facebook's Valuation From 2004-2011 [Graphic]
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Apple Getting a Lot More Patents Than It Used To
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Former RIM Employee Highlights Playbook Challenges
Discussion: BGR, IntoMobile and Electricpig.co.uk
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Virginia Poised to Ban Teacher-Student Texting, Facebooking
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Tom Krazit / CNET News:
AMD CEO resigns; search on for new leader
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Makers of VLC Player for iOS respond to App Store removal
Discussion: SlashGear
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Muglia's e-mail to the Microsoft troops: 'I'm moving on to new …
New Zealand Herald:
Google billionaire buys Kiwi's superyacht
Discussion: Pulse2 and Fortune
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Goggles Can Now Read Print Ads. Oh, And Play Freaking Sudoku!