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6:00 AM ET, January 27, 2011

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Android Developers Blog:
Android 3.0 Platform Preview and Updated SDK Tools  —  Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) is a new version of the Android platform that is designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets.  It introduces a new “holographic” UI theme and an interaction model that builds …
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Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Check Out Big Pictures Of Android 3.0, Google's Tablet Operating System  —  Google just released the Android 3.0 SDK preview for developers.  —  This gives them an opportunity to start testing out apps for Google's new operating system called Honeycomb.  —  In addition to the SDK …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google Starts Censoring BitTorrent, RapidShare and More  —  Check out TorrentFreak's new News Bits feed! .  —  The entertainment industries' quest to root out piracy on the Internet has yet again resulted in commercial censorship.  A few weeks ago Google announced that it would start filtering …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Sony's next PSP, codenamed NGP  —  Betcha didn't think this day would come, but it finally has.  Sony has just come clean with its next-generation PlayStation Portable.  It's actually codenamed NGP and will revolve around five key concepts: Revolutionary User Interface, Social Connectivity …
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Richard Lai / Engadget:
Exclusive: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (PlayStation Phone) preview  —  Oh yes.  After all the unbearable teasing since we unveiled the first ever photos of the PlayStation Phone, we've finally managed to get hold of the real deal for an in-depth preview.  Honestly, we couldn't wait any longer …
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Netflix Adds 7.7 Million Subscribers in 2010 to Pass 20 Million  —  Netflix is announcing its Q4 2010 earnings (pdf) today and one of the big stories, as you might expect, is the company's explosive growth.  According to the letter the company issued to its shareholders …
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Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:   Netflix Gets Social: “Extensive” Facebook Integration is Coming
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Exclusive: BlackBerry PlayBook and smartphones to run Android apps?  —  As crazy as that sounds, we have been told by multiple trusted sources that RIM is seriously considering a feature that will allow BlackBerry devices to run Android apps.  Here is what we know... Research In Motion …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter Hires Bing's Principal Scientist Away From Microsoft  —  Alek Kocz, Principal Scientist at Microsoft's search engine Bing, appears to have left the company and joined Twitter this week.  Kocz's Twitter messages are protected and he hasn't changed any of his profiles online …
Discussion: WinRumors and GeekSmack
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
MacBook Pro Supplies Tightening Ahead of Potential Refresh  —  MacRumors has heard from several sources that supplies of Apple's existing MacBook Pro models, particularly the 15" and 17" sizes, are beginning to run low in Apple stores and at third-party retailers, suggesting that the company …
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Mark Zuckerberg Facebook fan page hack: who was behind it?  —  There are some clues left by the person who hacked Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook fan page on Wikipedia - but what do they add up to?  —  I decided to follow up some of the trail left in the Mark Zuckerberg Facebook fan page hacking incident.
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Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Shipped 2 Million Units of Windows Phone 7 Software Last Quarter  —  Microsoft Corp. said it shipped more than 2 million copies of the Windows Phone 7 operating system last quarter, as the company tried to reverse sliding smartphone market share.  —  Customer satisfaction …
Brad Stone / Business Week:
Larry Page's Google 3.0  —  The company co-founder and his star deputies are trying to root out bureaucracy and rediscover the nimble moves of youth  —  Every Monday afternoon at the Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif., more than a dozen of Google's (GOOG) top executives gather in the company's boardroom.
Andrew Wilson / Gmail Blog:
Desktop notifications for emails and chat messages  —  Many of us are guilty of constantly switching back to Gmail to check for new messages.  And if you're like me, you've probably missed an important chat message because you weren't looking at your Gmail window when it came in.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Motorola feels pressure from Verizon iPhone  —  Motorola is bracing itself for a slowdown in smartphone sales in the first quarter as the Apple iPhone goes to Verizon Wireless.  —  During the fourth quarter conference call with analysts and investors on Wednesday, Sanjay Jha the CEO …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Twitter Launches ‘Connections,’ Its Own Version Of Facebook's ‘Mutual Friends’  —  Twitter has collapsed its “Followed By” and “You Both Follow” features into one area called “Connections” which allows you to see what users you have in common with other Twitter users.
Walter S. Mossberg / All Things Digital:
What's on the Table for Tablets This Year [Personal Technology]  —  Lots of consumers are planning to buy tablet computers this year, and lots of companies are hoping to sell them.  Apple managed to sell around 15 million of its ground-breaking iPads last year in only nine months, and …
Jessica Livingston / Founders at Work:
What Stops Female Founders?  —  The lack of women in tech startups seems a perennially hot topic.  I'm keenly aware of this problem because I see so many founders, and so few of them are women.  I'm delighted to have 6 women at YC this winter (including an all-female founding team!) …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Here Comes Another Web IPO: LinkedIn S-1 Filing Imminent  —  LinkedIn, the online business networking site, is likely to file regulatory documents for an initial public offering as early as today, according to sources close to the situation.  —  Sources said LinkedIn is ready to submit …
Brian McClendon / Google LatLong:
Retiring real estate on Google Maps  —  At Google one of our key philosophies is to take risks and to experiment.  To that end, in July 2009 we announced the ability to find property for sale or rent directly on Google Maps.  This is one of the “search options” next to the search box on Google Maps …
Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized:
FCC Appoints Google As ‘White Space’ Administrator  —  Google CEO Larry Page has been a vocal advocate of white spaces  —  The Federal Communications Commission just moved Google a lot closer to its longtime vision of “free airwaves.”  On Wednesday, the FCC revealed it has tapped …
Reuters:
RIM says no access to corporate email in India  —  * Says security issue in India not unique to BlackBerry  —  * RIM has received demands for access from several countries  —  BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM.TO) on Thursday said there was no possibility of providing India access to corporate emails on BlackBerry devices.
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Combats Image of Insecurity with HTTPS and Social Authentication  —  Facebook officially launched two security features this morning.  The new Secure Browsing (https) feature gives user the option of accessing Facebook over an encrypted, albeit slower connection that prevents others on the same network from eavesdropping.
Discussion: techPresident
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Alex Rice / Facebook Blog:
A Continued Commitment to Security
David Brunnstrom / Reuters:
Russia says Stuxnet could have caused new Chernobyl  —  (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday that NATO should investigate last year's computer virus attack on a Russian-built nuclear reactor in Iran, saying the incident could have triggered a nuclear disaster on the scale of Chernobyl.
 
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Indira A.R. Lakshmanan / Bloomberg:
Clinton Defends Use of Facebook and Twitter as Egypt Erupts in Protest
Discussion: @shivsingh
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft sues former GM over departure to Salesforce.com
Discussion: Digits and The Microsoft Blog
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Intel To Open Cloud Computing Research Center At Stanford …
Discussion: eWeek, CNET News, The Register and Digits
Robert X. Cringely / InfoWorld:
EU clears Intel's purchase of McAfee
Stephen Wolfram Blog:
Jeopardy, IBM, and Wolfram|Alpha
Discussion: Search Engine Land and TechCrunch
Tricia Duryee / eMoney:
PayPal Loses Top Payment Exec to Google, Appoints New Head
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HTML5 Games 0.1: Speedy Sprites
 Earlier Items: 
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Facebook phone from HTC rumored to debut next month
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Verizon Starts Bundling Broadband Services With Google Apps …
Discussion: PR Newswire
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
7 digital trends at Davos 2011 [World Economic Forum talk]
Discussion: Data Central, Thanks:loic
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Exclusive: Elevation's Bodnick is headed to Quora
Discussion: VentureBeat and SAI
Steve Clayton / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft is Imagining a NUI future