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10:55 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 …
Electronista:
Android 3.0 SDK live with DRM, Apple's HTTP Live Streaming
Arn / MacRumors:
Verizon iPhone Pre-Orders to Start at 3am ET on February 3rd, Offering AT&T iPhone Trade Ins  —  Verizon has begun sending out information to corporate customers with more details about their iPhone launch.  Verizon is offering existing customers a chance to buy the Verizon iPhone on February 3rd, a week before the general public.
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Josh Ong / AppleInsider:   Verizon BlackBerry glitch casts doubt on iPhone launch
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:
Nokia smartphone market share shrinks to 31 percent, operating profit takes a beating too  —  Stephen Elop's first quarterly results as Nokia CEO have just come out, and while the company's still growing, others seem to be speeding ahead of it.  Nokia's reporting its converged mobile devices …
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Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Nokia CEO Elop Lays Groundwork for New Strategy; Hints May Be Open to OS Switch  —  Although Stephen Elop is waiting until a Feb. 11 investor meeting to fully outline the company's new strategy, he offered a few tantalizing hints during Thursday's earnings conference call.
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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Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
Sony PlayStation Suite brings PS gaming to Android
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 …
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Zuckerberg 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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Krishna Panicker / The Big Blog:
Introducing the new version of Skype for Mac  —  We've just released a new version of Skype for Mac, removing the beta label and introducing group video calling as part of our Premium package, as well as a number of user interface and other improvements.  Download it now, or read on to find out more.
Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
Facebook denies to launch branded phones with HTC  —  (Reuters) - Facebook has no plans to launch Facebook-branded phones with Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC, it said on Thursday, following reports that it planned to launch an official tie-up next month.  —  “This is really just another example …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
HTC's newest Android flagship phone revealed  —  Why bother waiting for its official Mobile World Congress reveal in February when you can view the newest HTC flagship today?  The touchscreen slate prototype (notice the serial number stamped along the bottom of the handset's face) …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Is Hard At Work On A Tablet-Optimized Experience  —  “We need to make a tablet version of Facebook.  It's something we're working on right now.”  —  That was Facebook CTO Bret Taylor speaking to me yesterday in a sit down following his one-on-one interview on stage at the Inside Social Apps conference in San Francisco.
Discussion: Adotas and Gearlog
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 …
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.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
AT&T Earnings: 442,000 Tablet And 4.1 Million iPhone Activations In Q4 2010  —  Telecommunications company AT&T has announced its quarterly results, reporting consolidated revenues of $31.4 billion, up 2.1 percent or $653 million from the fourth quarter of 2009.  —  Here are some of the things that caught my eye:
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 …
Jeremy Kirk / Computerworld:
UK police arrest five Anonymous WikiLeaks defenders  —  UK police arrested three teenagers and two other people on Thursday for allegedly taking part in a series of denial-of-service attacks against major websites earlier this year as part of the loosely affiliated group “Anonymous.”
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
Netflix Gets Social: “Extensive” Facebook Integration Is Coming  —  Netflix revealed it is in the process of implementing “an extensive Facebook integration” on Wednesday, marking a significant change from its previous absence from the social Web.  —  Netflix's dramatic growth in user base …
Discussion: SAI and @jyarow, more at Mediagazer »
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteMobile:
10 Mobile Trends for 2011  —  In its annual mobile technology report, Forrester Research has outlined the trends it expects to see in the coming year.  Technologies like 4G and LTE, Near Field Communication (NFC), barcodes and augmented reality will see increasing amounts of hype in 2011 …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Are Location-Based Services Ready to Turn the Corner?  —  Despite reports that location-based services are far from mainstream, new research by Microsoft suggests the technology is gaining adoption and may be poised to follow in the footsteps of the ATM, which took some time to dispel safety concerns …
Discussion: WinRumors, SAI, Mobilized and GeekSmack
Electronista:
Hulu may use live TV, lose free ABC and Fox to iTunes  —  Hulu is considering a major shakeup of its business model that could move away from its free format and towards a paid service with live TV, insiders claimed early Thursday.  While it wouldn't drop the current model …
Felix Gillette / Business Week:
Demand Media's Planet of the Algorithms  —  Fresh off its IPO, Demand Media is blanketing the Web with answers to millions of questions you didn't know you had.  Is that a business?  —  “We are thinking through the implications of, ‘How do you editorially program the planet?’ ”  says Byron Reese.
Discussion: SAI, more at Mediagazer »
 
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Julie / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
MasterCard's Support for COICA Threatens A Free And Open Internet
Reuters:
RIM says no access to corporate email in India
Discussion: Electronista
Jessica Livingston / Founders at Work:
What Stops Female Founders?
Discussion: TechCrunch
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft sues former GM over departure to Salesforce.com
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Intel To Open Cloud Computing Research Center At Stanford …
Discussion: eWeek and CNET News
Walter S. Mossberg / All Things Digital:
What's on the Table for Tablets This Year [Personal Technology]
 Earlier Items: 
Stephen Wolfram Blog:
Jeopardy, IBM, and Wolfram|Alpha
Discussion: SAI, SmartPlanet and Search Engine Land
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
7 digital trends at Davos 2011 [World Economic Forum talk]
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