Silicon Valley Morning Briefs

NASA will unveil officially more discoveries by its Kepler Telescope team, headed up by scientists at NASA Ames in Mountain View. Kepler is looking for evidence of earthlike planets beyond our own solar system.

USA Today is reporting that Kepler has discovered five more planets.

The Consumer Electronics Show gets under way this week in Las Vegas. The CEA is expecting fewer people this year than last. Last year's numbers were down as well. The two big tech announcements this week will NOT be from CES:

First, many expect Google to announce Nexus for real on Tuesday. There are a number of cell phones running Google software; this would be the first actually sold by Google.

And the big announcement likely won't be coming from Apple, either. Several bloggers pointed to Jan. 26 as the day Apple would announce its new tablet computer.  Reports are the company has already reserved the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, a location Apple often uses for announcements.

Jobs that will suck in 2010: the Bureau of Labor Statistics has a forecast on which jobs will see the biggest income declines over the next few years.  Among the worst industries:  the wired phone industry, the cut/sew textile industry (making clothes domestically) and newspaper publishing.

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