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3:25 PM ET, January 10, 2012

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Amit Singhal / The Official Google Blog:
Search, plus Your World  —  Google Search has always been about finding the best results for you.  Sometimes that means results from the public web, but sometimes it means your personal content or things shared with you by people you care about.  These wonderful people and this rich personal content …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google's Results Get More Personal With “Search Plus Your World”  —  Google's search results are undergoing their most radical transformation ever, as a new “Search Plus Your World” format begins rolling out today.  It finds both content that's been shared with you privately along with matches …
MG Siegler / parislemon:
Antitrust+?  —  Given my post last night, this will probably sound like piling on.  But I'm sorry, it's the first thing that comes to mind.  I don't see how it can't.  —  How on Earth is Google going to avoid antitrust inquiries with their new Search+ features announced today?
Craig Eisler / Kinect for Windows Blog:
Starting February 1, 2012: Use the Power of Kinect for Windows to Change the World  —  We're thrilled at the sales we've seen for Kinect - 18 million sold in the past year - and we were honored to receive a Guinness World Record for the fastest selling consumer electronics device ever.
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Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
WATCH: Microsoft's Tweet Choir, The Weirdest CES Keynote Moment Ever  —  Microsoft must have been jealous of all the press Samsung got last year for the dancers at its CES keynote.  —  Or maybe this was somebody's strange idea of fun.  —  Whatever the reason, halfway through Steve Ballmer's CES keynote …
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Microsoft's Last CES Keynote: Old Demos and Very Little News
Jason Costa / Twitter Developers:
Twitter's new @handle distribution pilot program  —  @jasoncosta Jason Costa  —  Today we introduce a new pilot program for distributing Verified Account @handles and public profile metadata to developers, media and content services, and consumer device manufacturers.
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Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Twitter gives developers new access to Verified Accounts
Discussion: Digital Media Wire and Guardian
MG Siegler / parislemon:
Why I Hate Android  —  Why do I hate Android?  It's definitely one of the questions I get asked most often these days.  And most of those that don't ask probably assume it's because I'm an iPhone guy.  People see negative take after negative take about the operating system and label me as “unreasonable” or “biased” or worse.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't really make $378 million in 2011  —  His salary was $900,017.  His 401(K) grew by $14,700.  To get the rest he has to stick around Was Tim Cook really the highest-paid CEO of 2011, as the Associated Press and others suggest?  Only if you believe a bird in the bush is worth as much as a bird in the hand.
Adrian Goldberg / BBC:
Google admits profiting from illegal Olympic ticket ads  —  Google earns millions of pounds from its online advertising service, AdWords  —  Google is profiting from ads for illegal products generated by its flagship automated advertising system, the BBC has found.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
BlueStacks Bringing Android Apps to Windows 8  —  Start-up BlueStacks, whose trick is bringing Android apps to Windows, plans to bring its act to Windows 8.  —  At the Consumer Electronics Show, the company is showing how each Android app can appear as its own Metro-style app in Windows 8′s new start screen.
Stephen Wolfram Blog:
A .data Top-Level Internet Domain?  —  There's been very little change in top-level internet domains (like .com, .org, .us, etc.) for a long time.  But a number of years ago I started thinking about the possibility of having a new .data top-level domain (TLD).
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Samsung vs. Google  —  Android is a huge success.  Google bought Andy Rubin's company in 2005 and turned it into a smartphone operating system giant, with more than 50% of the global market and 700,000 activations a day this past December.  —  Perhaps, as Steve Jobs seemed to think …
Discussion: GigaOM, Computerworld and Beyond Search
Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
Samsung confident of outselling Nokia in 2012  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co, the world's biggest technology firm by revenue and the world's No.2 handset maker, is confident of its handset shipments overtaking that of Nokia this year, its chief executive said on Monday.
Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
Corning's Gorilla Glass 2: 20 percent stronger means thinner displays  —  We're all acquainted with Corning's damage-resistant Gorilla Glass — it's been used in over 600 million devices since it was released.  Tonight at Pepcom, Corning is demonstrating its new Gorilla Glass 2 …
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Amazon launches new touch-friendly Kindle Store for iPad  —  Amazon on Tuesday announced a new touch-optimized version of its Kindle online store aimed at the iPad.  The touch-friendly shopping experience used to be available only through Amazon's Cloud Reader web-based Kindle reading client …
Discussion: 9to5Mac, Engadget and AllThingsD
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Facebook's newest frontier: inside the car  —  (Reuters) - At restaurants, at movies and at the office, checking Facebook has become a regular habit for many of the Internet social network's more than 800 million users.  —  Now that habit has reached a new frontier: the automobile.
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Makerbot Replicator: Bigger, Better and Now Two Color  —  3D printing for the masses has always been the mission of Brooklyn-based Makerbot.  Today the company unveiled the Makerbot Replicator, a souped up version of its original device.  It lets users print way bigger items …
Discussion: The Verge and TechCrunch
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Comcast Begins Rolling Out ‘AnyPlay’ Live TV Streaming for iPad  —  Back in September, we reported on a leaked document from cable and Internet provider Comcast revealing details on the company's forthcoming “AnyPlay” live television streaming service.  While Comcast is not the first cable provider …
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Samsung 2012 SmartTVs will access DirecTV without a set top box, minimalists rejoice  —  Samsung's new range of super-thin, super-powerful Smart TVs got another big fillip at CES: the company's teamed up with DirecTV to offer its service without the use of a set top box.
Discussion: CNET and Electronista
Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized:
Qualcomm Unveils Thinnest, Lightest Mirasol E-reader, The Hanvon C18  —  Chinese e-reader maker Hanvon will sell the thinnest and lightest e-reader yet to utilize Qualcomm's energy-efficient mirasol displays, the Hanvon C18.  —  Hanvon's C18 e-reader is the thinnest and lightest e-reader yet to use Qualcomm's mirasol display.
Discussion: The Verge, Gizmodo, BetaNews and Engadget
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
A Year After iPad Launch, News Corp.'s Daily Comes to (Some) Google Tablets  —  A year after it launched on Apple's iPad (and much longer than All Things Digital had reported), News Corp.'s Daily tablet newspaper is coming to Google's Android.  The tabloid-style publication will come pre-loaded …
Kevin Lincoln / Business Insider:
THE RAID ON AOL: How Vox Pillaged Engadget And Founded An Empire  —  Engadget seemed healthy.  —  Back at the beginning of February, AOL's marquee technology blog was coming off its most trafficked month in site history.  It had survived the reorganization that gutted many of AOL's other verticals …
Discussion: @ryan
Mikael Ricknas / Computerworld:
Visa certifies smartphones for NFC payments  —  Visa has added smartphones from Samsung Electronics, Research In Motion and LG Electronics to the list of devices it has certified to work with the 185,000 NFC-based payWave payment terminals in Europe.  —  Visa has added smartphones …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Oracle rolls out big data play with aggressive price, Cloudera  —  Summary: Oracle comes out with a big data appliance just north of $500,000, a good $250,000 below expectations.  Cloudera goes along for the ride.  —  Oracle said its big data appliance is now available and an aggressive price point means …
Discussion: TechCrunch, The Register and GigaOM
Om Malik / GigaOM:
How France's Free will reinvent mobile  —  Xavier Niel, the maverick founder of Iliad, the company behind Free.fr broadband service is about to redefine the mobile landscape, perhaps as early as tomorrow when he launches the much-talked about Free Mobile.  In doing so, he will redefine …
 
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Ross Miller / The Verge:
Roku coming to UK and Ireland at end of January
Discussion: Engadget and GigaOM
Heather Smith / Bloomberg:
Oracle Probed in France on HP Complaint Over ‘Eviction Strategy’
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Meet Your New Reality TV Stars: Start Engine Announces Its First Class Of Startups
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Formspring Hits 4 Billion Answers; Transforms Into Content Curator With “Smile Sort”
Adam Mills / GottaBeMobile:
Verizon Unveils Its First Global Ready BlackBerry Curve
Discussion: The Verge, Phones Review and Engadget
Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
Lawmakers say Facebook ducking privacy questions
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 Earlier Items: 
Jacob Schulman / The Verge:
BlackBerry OS 7.1 announced with Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC contact sharing, BBM 6.1
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interview Part 1: Netflix's Hastings Aims To Challenge BSkyB
Discussion: The Register
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Why Apple is in no hurry to settle its iPhone patent suits
Discussion: CNET
Sarah E. Needleman / Wall Street Journal:
The Race to Nab Web Addresses
Discussion: Wired.com
Ian Delaney / Nokia Conversations:
Nokia Lumia 900 - Born for the USA