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Booting Up: Quick, Everyone Beat Facebook to Their Own Press Release

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I win! I am the winner! (Photo: Wikimedia)

In a successful attempt to troll CES, Facebook announced a rare invitation to “come see what we’re building” at its Menlo Park headquarters tomorrow. Let the speculation begin!

Could it be a Facebook phone? [TechCrunch]

Messenger for iPad? [TechCrunch]

What about FaceCAR integration? [TechCrunch]

Meanwhile, sources say Apple has cut orders for iPhone 5 components by “roughly half” due to “weaker-than-expected demand.” [WSJ]

Could it be enough to send Apple stock below $500 a share? [Quartz]

It seems the most sober analysis of CES happens after the ballrooms clear. Here’s a realist’s guide to future gadgets. [WireCutter]

And a closer look at how China’s biggest brands used CES to buy their way into America. [Verge]

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