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10:40 AM ET, January 10, 2012

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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  —  Microsoft's keynote at CES this evening felt like a cruel joke.  Hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the keynote was anticipated widely, especially because it was Microsoft's last appearance on the keynote stage for the next few years.
Ian Delaney / Nokia Conversations:
Nokia Lumia 900 - Born for the USA  —  LAS VEGAS, NV, United States - Nokia announces its biggest yet thinnest Windows Phone to date with the Nokia Lumia 900, its first phone to support high-speed LTE data transfers.  —  As our exclusive video shows, this powerhouse was built exclusively …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft bringing Comcast Xfinity TV to Xbox 360, nails down News Corp. partnership
Discussion: VentureBeat
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:
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  —  Cook.  Photo: CNET  —  Was Tim Cook really the highest-paid CEO of 2011, as the Associated Press and others suggest?
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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.
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: Computerworld, GigaOM and Beyond Search
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
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 …
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.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Myspace Plans “Over The Top” Web TV Service  —  Lots of folks are waiting for Google, or Apple, or Verizon or someone to offer a Web video subscription service that would rival cable TV.  —  None of those guys have announced their plans for that, yet.  But Myspace has: It says it will offer an …
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Dylan Tweney / VentureBeat:
Myspace reinvents itself as an “entertainment experience,” with help from Panasonic and Justin Timberlake
Discussion: SlashGear and The Verge
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.
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Nokia Lumia 900 official: 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED, 4G LTE, exclusive to AT&T  —  We're here at Nokia's CES 2012 press announcement and we've got the confirmation that everyone's been waiting for: the Nokia Lumia 900 is real.  It looks like the rumors were true: the AT&T exclusive phone …
Discussion: The Verge, LAPTOP Magazine and WMPoweruser, Thanks:dantecesa
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia Lumia 900 LTE Windows Phone announced on AT&T
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
The Envy 14 Spectre: HP designs a cool Ultrabook with a Gorilla Glass cover  —  Hewlett-Packard has designed a cool laptop that even Apple aficionados might admire for its creative use of glass materials.  The new Envy 14 Spectre is a beautiful new 14-inch Ultrabook with a cover that is made out of durable glass.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Why Apple is in no hurry to settle its iPhone patent suits  —  New analysis suggests the payoff could be seven fold greater if it holds out for a win  —  Click to enlarge.  —  In a note to clients issued Monday, Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore lists four possible outcomes of the patent wars …
Discussion: FOSS Patents
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:
Google announces Galaxy Nexus coming to Sprint with Google Wallet support  —  There were rumors stemming from leaked advertisements that claimed the Galaxy Nexus, which is currently exclusive to Verizon, would land on Sprint.  Today Google confirmed the rumors with an official announcement through …
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 …
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
BlackBerry PlayBook's Next OS Plays To RIM's Strengths: Email, Calendar, Productivity  —  CES generally isn't RIM's stomping ground, but the Canadian company is here in force.  Chief among RIM's news is details about the upcoming PlayBook refresh.  Available for download next month …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interview Part 1: Netflix's Hastings Aims To Challenge BSkyB  —  Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) fancies bidding against News Corp-controlled BSkyB (NYSE: BSY) for Hollywood movies and TV shows, even though international roll-out losses are set to exceed $70 million this quarter alone, CEO Reed Hastings tells paidContent.
Discussion: The Register
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Will Groupon's Deal With Deutsche Telekom Be A Winning Template For Growth?  —  Today we know a bit more about how Groupon (NSDQ: GRPN) plans to extend its business opportunities in the years ahead: mobile services will be playing a key role, and so, it seems, will carriers.
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 …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Seeds iOS 5.1 Beta 3 to Developers, Restores ‘Enable 3G’ Toggle  —  Returning from a holiday break, Apple today seeded iOS 5.1 Beta 3 to developers to allow for further testing of the next update to the company's mobile operating system.  The new version arrives as Build 9B5141a …
 
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Adam Mills / GottaBeMobile:
Verizon Unveils Its First Global Ready BlackBerry Curve
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Authorities probe U.S.-China commission email hack
Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
Lawmakers say Facebook ducking privacy questions
Thanks:gnagesh
Jacob Schulman / The Verge:
BlackBerry OS 7.1 announced with Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC contact sharing, BBM 6.1
Discussion: TechRadar.com, Crave and Pocket-lint
Sarah E. Needleman / Wall Street Journal:
The Race to Nab Web Addresses
Discussion: Wired.com
Charles Newark-French / Flurry Blog:
Mobile App Usage Further Dominates Web, Spurred by Facebook
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
TaskRabbit Acquires Service Provider Directory SkillSlate
Discussion: Betabeat and Xconomy, Thanks:alexia
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Intuit GoPayment Goes International With Canada Launch; Redesigns Mobile Credit Card Reader
Discussion: Engadget and AllThingsD
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
61 Percent Of Disqus Comments Are Made With Pseudonyms
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David Kravets / Wired:
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Discussion: TechEye
Lee Mathews / Geek.com:
Opera TV Store opens, brings HTML5 web apps to devices everywhere
Discussion: TechRadar.com
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Asus Transformer Prime TF700T hands-on
Dong Ngo / CNET:
Netgear Media Storage router makes Apple Time Capule so last year
Discussion: VentureBeat and Engadget