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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?
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Twitter Complains About Google Giving Preference to Google+ Content  —  Twitter is now officially speaking out against Google's new search features that give prominent placement to content from its own social network, Google+.  —  In a statement, Twitter complained that “people, publishers …
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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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: Guardian and Digital Media Wire
Tom Krazit / paidContent:
@ CES: Apple Is Scouting The Competition  —  Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) famously avoids the biggest event on the tech industry calendar, and given the traffic on Paradise Road this morning you can't exactly blame them.  But that doesn't mean Apple isn't scouting the competition in person at CES 2012.
Discussion: MacRumors
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.
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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Eastman Kodak sues Apple over four and HTC over five digital imaging patents  —  Eastman Kodak keeps trying to force Apple into a license agreement relating to its portfolio of approximately 1,000 digital imaging patents.  It hasn't achieved a breakthrough in an ongoing ITC investigation …
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 …
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).
Discussion: WebProNews
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.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Technologizer and @mattcutts, Thanks:mattlynley
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.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Mozilla to build slow-paced Firefox for conservative users  —  Mozilla has embarked on its plan to build its Extended Support Release (ESR) version of Firefox, an edition that stands comparatively still while the ordinary version of the browser changes every six weeks.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and The Mozilla Blog
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 …
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 …
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.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pro-PIPA Group ‘Pirates’ Anti-PIPA Group  —  Oh the irony... Last week the anti-PIPA group Public Knowledge sent out an email asking people to attend town hall meetings to oppose the Protect Intellectual Property Act.  Today the pro-PIPA group Creative America did the same …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Techdirt
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
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
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
Sean Buckley / Engadget:
Project Fiona raises the stakes for gaming tablets, packs Ivy Bridge, Windows 8 and integrated controllers  —  We weren't exactly looking for the “Switchblade of CES 2012,” but Razer's latest concept, nicknamed “Project Fiona,” may take the title anyway.  This concept gaming tablet flanks …
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check Blog:
Tablets: What Amazon and Apple know that all the CES tablet peddlers are still missing  —  Takeaway: Tablets are everywhere again at CES 2012, but none of them combine the two big reasons why Apple and Amazon tablets have succeeded.  —  When I wrote about why Android tablets did a faceplant coming …
 
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