Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Microsoft, Defying Image, Has a Design Gem in Windows Phone — “GORGEOUS,” raves The Huffington Post. — “Best-looking smartphone operating system in the industry,” gushes Slate. — “Far superior to most if not all the Android smartphones,” says TechCrunch. — Sounds like the usual adulation for a gadget from Apple.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Techie Buzz, The Tech Trade, CNET, Daily Patricia, GeekWire, AppleInsider, PhoneArena, Neowin.net, Gizmodo UK, Nokia Conversations, ONE37, The Verge, MobileTechWorld, Electronista, The Nokia Blog, Gizmodo, eHomeUpgrade, WMPoweruser, Engadget, Softpedia News, TechNewsWorld, Windows Phone Thoughts.com, Bloomberg, IntoMobile, FierceWireless, BetaNews, Geek Beat Technology News and Washington Post
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: CES opening: the PC is no longer the center of the digital market explosion
Steven Musil / CNET: Microsoft exec admits iPhone prompted Windows Phone redesign
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: CES: Nokia set to unveil a ‘sleek’ new Windows Phone
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Microsoft restarted Windows Phone from scratch
Andrew Liszewski / Gizmodo UK: Will Nokia's Lumia 900 Finally Be Revealed On Monday?
Trevor Davies / Nokia Conversations: Nokia CES countdown
Matt Alexander / ONE37: Nokia Lumia 900 Coming to AT&T?
T.C. Sottek / The Verge: NYT confirms Nokia Lumia 900, headed to AT&T
Andrew Liszewski / Gizmodo: Will Nokia's Lumia 900 Finally Be Revealed On Monday?
Erika Morphy / TechNewsWorld: Corning to Debut Cutting-Edge Gorilla Glass at CES
Richard Chao / Windows Phone Thoughts.com: NYTimes Confirms The Nokia Lumia 900
Blake Stimac / IntoMobile: Corning bringing Gorilla Glass 2 to CES
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: 7 things I really don't want to see at CES
Dan Seifert / MobileBurn.com:
“Sleek, metallic” Nokia Lumia 900 to debut for AT&T next week — The New York Times is reporting that the long-awaited flagship Nokia Windows Phone smartphone for the U.S. will debut next week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Citing unnamed sources, the Times describes the phone as …
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check Blog:
Why Android tablets failed: A postmortem — Takeaway: Android tablets were expected to give the Apple iPad fierce competition in 2011. It never happened. Here's why Android tablets flopped. — As I gear up for CES 2012 next week, I can't help but think back to CES 2011 where the big story was all about Android tablets.
Discussion: SlashGear, Hardware 2.0 Blog and CNET, Thanks:abraham_pareja
Chris Davies / SlashGear: The CES 2012 Crap Tablet Gush Begins
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: The problem with $99 Android tablets - they suck!
Donald Bell / CNET: Honeycomb: What went wrong?
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft: It's business as usual with Windows Phone updates — Summary: ‘Nothing has changed in regard to how we work with carriers to deliver Windows Phone updates to our customers,’ maintained a Microsoft official following a change in Microsoft's update disclosure policy.
Discussion: PC Magazine, The Next Web, LiveSide.net, PC World, Neowin.net, WpxboxWpxbox, The Windows Blog, MobileTechWorld, Techie Buzz, PhoneNews.com, parislemon, WinBeta, MobileSyrup.com, MobileBurn.com, SlashGear, pocketnow.com, WMPoweruser, IntoMobile, The Verge, PhoneArena, ITworld.com and Electronista
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide.net: Can we get real about phone updates?
Christina DesMarais / PC World: 5 Things You May Have Missed About Windows Phone
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Microsoft clarifies Windows Phone update plans
Eric Hautala / The Windows Blog: New maintenance release for Windows Phone
Romit Mehta / Techie Buzz: Windows Phone Executive: It's “Business as Usual” with Windows Phone Updates
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Microsoft Shuts Down “Where's My Update” Portal for Windows Phone
MG Siegler / parislemon: “Available to all carriers that request it”
Daniel Bader / MobileSyrup.com: Microsoft claims nothing has changed in regards to Windows Phone update process
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Microsoft muddies Windows Phone update transparency
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Microsoft's shelving its “Where's My Phone Update?” website
Phone Arena: Microsoft to close update info page, and make newest OS build available per carrier request
Nancy Gohring / ITworld.com: Microsoft scraps 'Where's my phone update?' site
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Acer takes to the cloud with AcerCloud service, to launch in Q2 2012 — Acer has today announced its entrance into the cloud computing space with its AcerCloud service. The company says the software — which will come bundled with Acer's consumer PCs beginning in the second quarter of this year …
Discussion: The Verge, Engadget, Acer, ces.cnet.com, SlashGear and Electronista
Paul Miller / The Verge: Acer's AcerCloud unveil is a blatant iCloud ripoff
Christopher Trout / Engadget: AcerCloud unveiled, bringing free cloud connectivity to all future Acer PCs
Acer: AcerCloud Connects All Personal Devices Securely for Anytime, Anywhere Access to Digital Media and Data
Roger Cheng / ces.cnet.com: Acer taps the cloud to set its Ultrabooks apart
Chris Davies / SlashGear: AcerCloud adds Android remote access to Acer PCs
Joanna Stern / The Verge:
OLPC XO 3.0 tablet: an 8-inch tablet for $100, with Android and Sugar options for the children (update: pictures!) — It was over four years ago that OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte showed off images of an XO tablet, and promised it would ship to kids of the developing world in 2010 for $100 each.
Discussion: The Verge, TechCrunch, Mashable!, Examiner, Digits, TeleRead, FT Tech Hub, Liliputing, Daring Fireball, netbooknews.com, Techie Buzz, Gizmodo UK, Electronista, Liliputing, Gizmodo, LAPTOP Magazine, IntoMobile, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Engadget and Computerworld
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: First Pictures Of OLPC's XO-3 Tablet Break Cover
Don Clark / Digits: One Tablet Per Child, Non-Profit Now Says
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: OLPC 3.0 tablet revealed; will be shown at CES
Chris Nuttall / FT Tech Hub: One Laptop Per Child unveils tablet
Brad Linder / Liliputing: OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop coming in March
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: OLPC XO 3.0 Tablet
Nicole Scott / netbooknews.com: OLPC to Unveil $100 XO 3.0 Tablet at CES
Andrew Tarantola / Gizmodo UK: The £65 OLPC Tablet Is Really Real and Debuting at CES
Brad Linder / Liliputing: OLPC to introduce its $100 tablet at CES
Andrew Tarantola / Gizmodo: The $100 OLPC Tablet Is Really Real
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: OLPC now making it ‘One tablet per child’
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: OLPC XO-3 Tablet To Be Shown At CES
Michael Gorman / Engadget: OLPC outs XO 3.0 tablet at last, will make its debut at CES (update: pictures!)
Agam Shah / Computerworld: OLPC's XO-3 tablet to debut at CES
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
2011: The Year Google & Bing Took Away From SEOs & Publishers — Increasingly over the years, search engines — Google in particular — have given more and more support to SEOs and publishers. But 2011 marked the first significant reversal that I can recall, with both linking and keyword data being withheld.
Discussion: HubSpot's Inbound … and Marketplace …
Corey Eridon / HubSpot's Inbound Internet …: How You (and Rick Santorum) Can Fix a Damaged Search Reputation
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
NinjaVideo “queen” gets 22 months in jail, owes $200,000 to Hollywood — NinjaVideo.net's “queen” is going to jail—and paying the MPAA over $200,000. — A federal judge today sentenced Hana Amal “Queen Phara” Beshara to 22 months in a West Virginia prison and enrolled her (at her request) in a drug rehab program there.
Discussion: Deadline.com/hollywood, Reuters, Hollywood Reporter, Broadcasting & Cable and Company Town
Deadline.com/hollywood: NinjaVideo Co-Founder Sentenced To 22 Months In Prison In Online Piracy Case
Kurt Orzeck / Reuters: NinjaVideo Co-Founder Sentenced to 22 Months for Piracy
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: Video Pirate Gets 22 Months In Brig
Richard Verrier / Company Town: NinjaVideo.net's founder gets prison sentence
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Netflix expected to launch streaming service in the UK this week, says report — U.S online video streaming service Netflix is expected to launch in the UK this week, finalising a number of deals with movie and television studios and debuting a new marketing campaign in the coming days, The Guardian reports.
Discussion: Engadget, Guardian, SlashGear, Connected Consoles, TechRadar.com and VG247
Dante Cesa / Engadget: Netflix close to signing deals with Sony, Disney, Paramount and ITV, to debut in the UK soon?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Netflix UK launching this week tip sources
Chris Smith / TechRadar.com: Netflix app shows up on UK PlayStation 3 consoles
Johnny Cullen / VG247: Netflix starts appearing on UK and Irish PS3s - all the details
Trevor / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
U.S. Government Threatens Free Speech With Calls for Twitter Censorship — “[T]he ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas....That at any rate is the theory of our Constitution.” — Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, dissent in Abrams v. United States, 1919
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple facing $1.88 million lawsuit in China over sales of illegal book downloads — Apple will be required to defend itself in a Beijing court after officials accepted a case filed by nine well-known Chinese writers against the company, demanding that it pays the authors 11.91 million yuan …
Discussion: People's Daily Online, SlashGear, TeleRead, Electronista and ZDNet
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple faces $1.88m Chinese illegal ebook lawsuit
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Chinese authors sue Apple over illegal e-book downloads
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet: China next in line to sue Apple, illegal App store sales
Steve Myers / Poynter:
How Google beat AP with Iowa caucus results (and why it matters) — WNYC's John Keefe decided to use Google's election results for his map tracking the results of Iowa's GOP caucus for three reasons: — Google's data were easier to deal with than the files provided by the Associated Press.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and GigaOM, more at Mediagazer »
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: NewsRight: A carrot, or a stick to beat aggregators with?