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The iPhone 4S is available for no money down in China, Tim Cook is about to be in the money, and you may yet be able to purchase an uncanny Steve Jobs doll with your hard-earned money. The remainders for Friday, January 6, 2011 are on the money.

China Unicom Offers Free IPhone 4S for Users Who Sign Multiyear Contracts (Bloomberg)

Want to pick up a new iPhone 4S completely free? Easy: Just move to China. China Unicom is offering the handset gratis with a new contract and, apparently, plans starting at $45 a month. I’m staying out of it until the carrier offers to pay me to use their service.

Potential Windfalls Loom for Some Top Executives (Wall Street Journal)

Tim Cook may have a tough act to follow as Apple’s new CEO, but don’t worry: He’s been well paid for his trouble. Two of the chief executive’s restricted-stock-unit grants vest in the first quarter of the year, which, according to one compensation research firm, could be worth more than $96 million at Apple’s current stock price. Or, to put it in language that I understand, about 192,000 iPads.

Steve Jobs Doll Legal In Most States, Not Indiana (paidContent)

Turns out Steve-Jobs-dollgate isn’t over just yet. Despite Apple’s threat of legal action over the figurine of its late CEO, that may be a non-issue, since the rights to one’s likeness apply only to living people in most U.S. states. (Sorry, Tennessee.)

Apple to open new store-within-a-store outlets inside Target this year (AppleInsider)

According to AppleInsider, Apple plans to open new store-within-a-store outlets in Targets throughout the country. Subsequently, the company hopes to open new, perfectly scaled, completely functional store-within-a-store-within-a-store outlets at several locations.

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