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Saturday Highlights: Mike Elgan lays out how he sees Apple and Google doing for television what they did for mobile phones?a takeover; continuing on the TV theme, UK's Daily Mail, The Motley Fool also see the battle for internet TV being between Apple and Google; ZDNet's Charlie Osborne has an update on the group of Chinese writers looking to sue Apple for "illegal sale of their work through the Apple App Store"; ifoAppleStore analyzes Apple's expansion in Target stores noting Apple providing "sales, not service"; new survey suggests Apple to see 50% 2012 growth in enterprise spending on Apple products; The Register report on what smartphones are the biggest data hogs; PadGadget on how to avoid paid reviews; and from Friday's highlights, California's Supreme Court affirms large refund to Apple, but rejects issue sparing taxes from company's foreign subsidiaries; Apple rules at CES 5 years in a row despite not attending; Motorola decides to remove a GPS patent from the ITC investigation vs Apple; AppleInsider says Target poised to open Apple Store-within-store at certain locations in 2012; Steve Jobs doll under legal threat from Apple, but actually legal in most states except Indiana; happy 1st birthday to the Mac App Store; is Numbers suffering from drought of updates?; a new slo-mo video of typing on iPad reveals that many typos are in fact Apple's fault, not the typist's; iPhone 4S/Siri responsible for rise in network congestion according to new data?reports in our General Interest, and Op/Ed sections; Apple set to significantly expand store at Florida Mall; you've gotta love shock-proof cases that can protect your iPad 2 from a 100,000 foot fall; Gorilla Glass 2 coming; yet another rumor from DigiTimes says Apple will ship iPad 3 this March, iPad 4 in October, sourced from component makers, and reports aplenty in our Hardware/Software and Op/Ed sections; Apple patent for wind-generator cooling system; Seeking Alpha analyst says Apple "jumped the shark" and has possibly reached its zenith, but Fortune's Philip Elmer-DeWitt is tired of the metaphor, says it's just plain wrong.

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  • "Apple's Voice Recognition Siri Doubles IPhone Data Volumes"?Bloomberg?1/6
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