Good morning. Here are some of today’s top tech links to get you started.
Microsoft to demo new slate PCs, Windows 8 tablet functionality at CES?
Microsoft’s answer to the iPad is believed to be in the form of tablets running Windows 7, but the company may also show off Windows 8 in early January.
Despite Steve Jobs’ Predictions, RIM’s BlackBerry Catches Up to Apple’s iPhone
Source: Fast Company
Research in Motion (RIM) shipped 14.1 million BlackBerry handsets last quarter, despite Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ prediction that his company had left RIM in the dust. Can RIM keep up the pace?
Yahoo to lay off more than 600 staffers: sources
Rumor has it that Yahoo’s going to cut 4-5 percent of its workforce today.
Operation Payback’s next DDoS target: Fax machines
The “hacktivist” group made famous for bringing down the websites of Visa and MasterCard has apparently gone old school, clogging the fax machines of Amazon, Paypal and, again, Visa and MasterCard.
EXCLUSIVE: Verizon’s iPhone rumored to be LTE device; coming right after Christmas
The never-ending flood of Verizon iPhone rumors gets an upgrade with an assertion that the device will hit Verizon right after Christmas (instead of early next year) and will work on Verizon’s new 4G/LTE network.
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