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Today in Tech: new BlackBerry phone details, Groupon IPO

January 14, 2011: 8:34 AM ET

A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.

  • Groupon is moving ahead with an initial public offering (IPO), which is expected to happen some time this spring. The daily deals site, which just recently raised a record $950 million, now values itself at $15 billion. (New York Times)
  • News Corp.'s iPad newspaper, the Daily.

    The launch for News Corp's heavily-publicized iPad newspaper, the Daily, has reportedly been pushed back several weeks to allow Apple to fine-tune its new iTunes subscription services. (AllThingsD)

  • Hot on the heels of all that Apple iOS 4.3 news, comes a flurry of details regarding new BlackBerry smartphones. The follow-up to the BlackBerry Torch will look virtually the same on the outside but sport a brisk 1.2 GHz processor with hardware acceleration, 8 GB of storage, 512 MB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera with flash, accelerometer, magnetometer (think digital compass) and the same 3.2-inch 640 x 480 resolution VGA capacitive screen. Expect a late third-quarter release via AT&T for that. Meanwhile, the BlackBerry Dakota, which closely resembles the BlackBerry Bold, will feature HD video recording, 3G mobile hotspot capabilities, magnetometer, 4 GB of storage, 768 MB of RAM, and a 2.8-inch 640 x 480 resolution screen. (Boy Genius Report)
  • AOL announced three content deals aimed at boosting its push towards premium content, including content-sharing with The Sporting News, farming out health content to Everyday Health, and working with real estate data site Move.com on housing market news and ads. (PaidContent) More
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