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Around the Web 1.21.09: Obama's bulletproof suit, hackers in Heartland, SEC investigates Steve Jobs' health disclosure

January 21, 2009 |  9:14 am


-- Tech stocks lead a surge in early morning trading on IBM's not-terrible forecast. AP via LAT

-- The SEC is investigating whether investors were misled about Steve Jobs' health. Bloomberg

-- Hackers get into the computer system of Heartland Payment Systems. It processes 100 million credit card transactions a month. USA Today

-- Some are predicting that Microsoft will have some bad numbers when it announces earnings Thursday. Reuters

-- Ericsson reports a profit but still wants to cut 5,000 jobs. NYT

-- Best Buy gets a new CEO. And his name is Dunn. AP via Mercury News

-- Looks like the Blackberry Storm helped Verizon to a strong quarter. We'll know for sure next week. Silicon Alley Insider

-- New photos of the Android G2 show it has no keyboard. So why would anyone buy it instead of the iPhone? Gizmodo

-- Did Google abandon its Print Ads program to punish newspapers that were trying to undercut prices? LAT

-- You thought we weren't going to mention the inauguration at all in this post. You thought wrong. Check out some photos of the inauguration ... from ... spaaace. TechCrunch

-- And finally, was Obama wearing a bulletproof suit yesterday? We thought he was already faster than a speeding bullet and able to leap buildings in a single bound. Wired

-- Alana Semuels

Photo: That's one kind of bulletproof clothing. Credit: NYC Campaign via Flickr