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4:44 AM ET, February 13, 2007

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Breakthrough Technology Enabling Simple Access to Broad Set of Digital Content, Including Music, Games, Video, Ring Tones and Pictures  —  Microsoft PlayReady powers next-generation media experiences on mobile networks; mobile operators worldwide announcing support include …
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ZDNet:
Microsoft launches 'PlayReady' DRM system
Discussion: Crave, PaidContent and Listening Post
BBC:
Teraflop chip hints at the future  —  A chip with 80 processing cores and capable of more than a trillion calculations per second (teraflop) has been unveiled by Intel.  —  The Teraflop chip is not a commercial release but could point the way to more powerful processors, said the firm.
Discussion: Neowin.net and Ubergizmo
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laptopmag.com:
HP iPAQ 510 Voice Messenger  —  HP's latest iPAQ doesn't look like an iPAQ at all.  It's a compact candy bar phone without a keyboard, and that features Wi-Fi and runs Windows Mobile 6.  The 510's biggest innovation, however, is its Voice Commander technology, which enables the phone to read …
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Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
HP unveils smart phone at 3GSM
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo Mail integrates IM  —  Beginning Monday, some Yahoo Mail users will be able to chat in real time through their e-mail program.  Yahoo said in November that it would embed instant-messaging technology directly into its Yahoo Mail program so that users wouldn't have to open up …
Discussion: Neowin.net, TechSpot News and LiveSide
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Study: P2P effect on legal music sales "not statistically distinguishable from zero"  —  A new study in the Journal of Political Economy by Felix Oberholzer-Gee and Koleman Strumpf has found that illegal music downloads have had no noticeable effects on the sale of music, contrary to the claims of the recording industry.
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Podcasting to Generate $400 Mil. in Ads by 2011  —  Podcasting, the hot new media darling before YouTube mania swept in, is poised for a major growth spurt in ad dollars, despite the fact that the young medium's usage has failed to match the recent proliferation of Apple's iPod and other MP3-playing devices.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
YouTube shuts down Gawker account  —  YouTube has removed videos posted to the site by Gawker Media, many of which featured clips from top TV shows that appeared between advertisements for Gawker's blogs.  —  More than 50 clips were removed and the YouTube user account, "belowtheradar," …
Alan Graham / Web 2.0 Explorer:
CommunityNext Highlights  —  300-400 people got together this weekend at Stanford to find out what would happen if you supplied them with unlimited Red Bull and Rice Krispie Treats.  —  Organized by Noah Kagan and described as...  We started on Friday night with about 30-40 people at a dinner in Palo Alto.
Gamasutra:
The 10 Minutes Game Sales Potential Test  —  Everybody in the gaming industry has a great idea for a game.  The desire to see that idea become a reality is what brought many of us to this industry.  Sadly, the quality of this idea - or even of the game itself - isn't enough to guarantee …
Discussion: GigaGamez, Joystiq, Kotaku and Game | Life
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Google decried as friend of piracy over AdSense earnings on piracy sites  —  Google rules the direct marketing world thanks to AdSense, and AdSense is popular thanks to the fact that almost anyone can sign up.  As it turns out, that's a problem when sites break the law.
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net:
Will Widgets Kill the Webpage?  (Exclusive Netvibes video). … Click To Play … Tariq Krim is widget crazy (watch the video above).  The CEO of French startup Netvibes, the site where you can build a personal homepage from news and data feeds from all over the Web, is about to unleash a whole lot of widgets onto the Web.
Roger Friedman / Fox News:
BEATLES READY FOR LEGAL DOWNLOADING SOON  —  The Beatles songs — all of them — will be offered for downloading soon.  That's what Neil Aspinall, the head of Apple Corps Ltd. and the man who's protected the Beatles legacy for the last 40 years — told me over the weekend.
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Music Vets Prep Next-Gen Player  —  Three digital music veterans have launched a stealth startup and are close to unveiling both a new portable media player and what they're calling an "internet radio ecosystem," Wired News has learned.  —  San Diego-based Broadband Instruments' co-founders Jim Cady …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
FBI lost 160 laptops in last 44 months  —  How many laptops does the FBI lose?  The Office of the Inspector General (or OIG; it's a part of the Department of Justice) sought to find out back in 2001, when it did an initial audit of the Bureau's losses of both weapons and laptops.
USA Today:
EMI in talks to dump copy protection  —  LOS ANGELES — The music industry is looking ahead to life without copy protection.  —  Major label EMI — home of Coldplay and Norah Jones — is in discussions with online music stores about selling its music without copy protection …
 
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Samsung:
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Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com:
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Yahoo Photos shutting down, Flickr triumphant?
Chris Roper / IGN:
God of War II Review
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple may see royalties from Cingular subscriber growth
Schneier / Schneier on Security:
DRM in Windows Vista
Nokia:
Nokia unveils new mobile internet video experience
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