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1:55 AM ET, January 6, 2012

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Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Patents Reveal Thunderbolt is headed for iOS Devices  —  Three new patent applications from Apple were published this morning by the USPTO that detail various aspects of Apple's revolutionary I/O technology called Thunderbolt.  Apple filed many Thunderbolt trademarks in 2011 which opened …
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Schnepf / PhoneArena:   Thunderbolt HOOOOO! Patent insinuates tech may be headed to iPad and iPhone
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Warner Brothers Will Make Netflix, Redbox, Blockbuster Wait Longer for New Movies  —  Want to watch a new movie just out on DVD from Warner Brothers?  You're going to have to buy it, or wait even longer to get it from Netflix or other disc renters.  —  A new deal between Time Warner's movie studio …
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Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Puzzles Over $4 Billion Tax Break  —  Yahoo Inc.'s new chief executive is likely to face a key decision almost immediately: whether to support a complex tax deal that could save the Internet company up to $4 billion in taxes.  —  The deal, which tax experts dub a “cash-rich split-off …
Discussion: Gawker
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Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:   New Yahoo Chief Rallies Troops With Talk of Innovation
Bloomberg:
Weather Channel, WebMD on Yahoo's Wish List
Discussion: Business Insider and Mercury News
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Corning to show off Gorilla Glass 2 at CES 2012  —  Gorilla Glass is tough, real tough.  And it's got a solid reputation as a durable screen for small and large displays alike.  But by no means is it perfect, and Corning has been hard at work to make the product's sequel even better.
Matt Lynley / Business Insider:
This Is The Billion Dollar Opportunity That Could Save Zynga  —  In Zynga's first month or so of trading, its stock from an IPO price of $10 to a price of around $8.90 today.  —  This happened because Zynga bookings (more important than revenues) and user growth have stalled.  —  It needs help.
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
New Lawsuit Means All Major Labels Are Suing Grooveshark  —  Grooveshark, a popular digital music service that is being sued for copyright infringement by three of the four major record companies, now has problems with the one big label that it has a licensing deal with.
Jonathan Browning / Bloomberg:
Apple's Voice Recognition Siri Doubles IPhone Data Volumes  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s voice recognition software Siri has prompted users of the iPhone 4S to use almost twice as much data compared with the handset's predecessor, placing greater pressure on operators, network firm Arieso said.
Discussion: Reuters and Engadget
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Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:   Top 1% of Mobile Users Consume Half of World's Bandwidth, and Gap Is Growing
Amy Willis / Telegraph:
Apple ‘threatens legal action’ over Steve Jobs action doll  —  The makers of an action figure with an uncanny resemblance to the late Apple founder Steve Jobs are reportedly being ‘threatened with legal action’ by the computing giant.  —  The action figure of the late Apple founder Steve Jobs
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Sprint Announces First LTE Cities and, Prematurely, Its First LTE Phone  —  Sprint made a bunch of 4G network news on Thursday and some of it was even intentional.  —  On the intended front, CEO Dan Hesse told investors that the company would launch its first high-speed LTE service …
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Brad Molen / Engadget:
AT&T expands LTE coverage to eleven new markets, including NYC, San Francisco and Los Angeles
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
You Can Now Post Full Size Instagram Pics To Facebook (And Timeline)  —  You know what's cool?  When you subconsciously want something and a startup responds to your (unvoiced) requests.  Well, mobile photosharing app Instagram has just made a very small tweak that has the potential for huge growth …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Instagram, @fonsus and Mashable!
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
RIM now working on only one BlackBerry 10 smartphone; Colt, Milan canceled  —  We already reported that the BlackBerry Colt — the handset that was originally intended to be the Research In Motion's first BlackBerry 10 smartphone — had been cancelled.  Now, we have heard from multiple sources …
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Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Even Sprint's “Truly Unlimited” Plan Isn't Truly Unlimited  —  Watch the video up above.  Note the end: … Also watch:  —  Now, read this bit from the Dow Jones Newswire, quoting Sprint CEO Dan Hesse on an investor call today: … Something doesn't quite match up here.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Kindle Owners Upset After Receiving Cryptic Subscription Offer from Amazon  —  Amazon has issued an apology tonight after upsetting Kindle owners, who learned this morning that they were selected to receive a publication they didn't sign-up for, and could be charged for it in the future.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
The World Is Overflowing With Memory Chips  —  If you haven't had your fill of gloomy indicators for the state of the tech ecosystem in the new year, here's another: DRAM chips are oversupplied.  —  This is, of course, bad news if you're in the business of making the commodity Dynamic Random …
Discussion: iSuppli®, SlashGear and Computerworld
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
BitTorrent takes on Dropbox with personal file sharing  —  BitTorrent Inc. launched a personal file sharing application called Share Thursday that aims to give users an alternative to paid cloud storage companies and media sharing over social networks.  Share makes it possible to transfer files without …
Discussion: ZDNet, The Verge and TorrentFreak, Thanks:alliewag
Ryan Mack / Facebook:
Building Timeline: Scaling up to hold your life story  —  Timeline isn't just a bold new look for Facebook­—it's also the product of a remarkably ambitious engineering effort.  While our earlier profile pages surfaced a few days or weeks of activity, from the onset we knew that with Timeline …
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
All Quiet On The Tumblr Front, But Not The Back End: Here's What David Karp Has Brewing  —  Last year was transformative for five-year-old Tumblr.  —  Tumblr closed the year with 14 billion pageviews in December, up from 3 billion the year before.  —  In September, Tumblr raised $85 million …
Discussion: Gawker
Chris Pendleton / Bing:
Bing Maps New Routing Engine  —  Did you happen to notice the new routing engine we implemented on Bing Maps?  No?  I suppose that's a good thing since your service was never interrupted.  However, I can tell you that we're enjoying the reduced latency, high performance …
Eric Martin / reddit:
2 Billion & Beyond  —  In December 2011, reddit served 2.07 billion pageviews.  Crazy.  Here are some details: 2,065,237,338 pageviews 34,879,881 unique visitors 12.97 pages / visit 16 minutes average time on site Over 100 million monthly pageviews per employee And, more importantly …
Discussion: Pulse2, @jason, WebProNews and Business Insider, Thanks:adamsinger
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint:
White Samsung Galaxy Nexus and 32GB model coming 6 February  —  A white 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is due to hit stores from the week beginning 6 February.  Additionally, a 32GB version of the titanium silver handset will also be on sale from that date.
Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
Smartphones power Samsung to record Q4 profit  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics, the world's top maker of memory chips and smartphones, reported a record quarterly profit on Friday, aided by one-off gains and best-ever sales of high-end phones.  —  The South Korean firm …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
TiVo releases Android remote app to all, Premiere software update to a lucky few  —  If you're one of the lucky owners of a TiVo Premiere DVR, it's time to check to see if you're twice lucky.  TiVo has rolled out an update to a random few that adds multi-room streaming between TiVo boxes …
Discussion: Engadget
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Kanye West Now Hiring “App Guys” and “Tech Guys” for New Company: DONDA  —  After a long sabattical from his Twitter account, Kanye West returned to the internet last night with a flurry of thoughts in 140 characters or less.  The big news, he is forming a new company, DONDA.
 
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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
The incredible shrinking TV replacement cycle
Kellex / Droid Life:
Swype Finally Figures Out How to Support Ice Cream Sandwich, Update Coming “End-of-Month”
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Ramnit malware steals 45,000 Facebook login credentials
Bloomberg:
Sprint Puts Investment in LightSquared on Hold, Hesse Says
Discussion: The Verge, Phone Scoop, Engadget and eWeek
 Earlier Items: 
Paul Marks / New Scientist:
Apple power adapters could remember your passwords
Discussion: Geek.com, MacDailyNews and The Firewall, Thanks:paulmarks12
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Ray Ozzie Gathering Ex-Microsoft Colleagues for New Start-Up, Cocomo
Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Iran clamps down on internet use
Discussion: The Next Web, Wired.co.uk and Gizmodo
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
Apple Profit Margins Rise at Foxconn's Expense: Chart of the Day
Discussion: MacRumors
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Italian court denies Samsung motion for preliminary injunction against iPhone 4S
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's television could offer superior picture quality with advanced backlighting