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9:35 PM ET, February 5, 2008

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Brittany Bohnet / Official Google Blog:
Be part of the Super Tuesday action  —  They don't call it Super Tuesday for nothing!  Today marks an exciting day in the race to the U.S. Presidency: voters in 24 states will choose their party candidates.  This will be the largest number of primaries taking place at one time in the history of the U.S. electoral system.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Teams With Twitter For Super Tuesday Tracking  —  Google has teamed with Twitter to provide a Twitter/ Google mashup for Super Tuesday.  —  Tweets relating to Super Tuesday are overlaid on a Google Map, along with other data including YouChoose '08 videos, Google News election headlines and primary state results.
Jordan Golson / Valleywag:
Google and Twitter team up for election coverage, but what about Jaiku?
Discussion: The Last Podcast
BBC:
EBay to ban negative seller views  —  Online auction site eBay has said it plans to overhaul its feedback system and will ban sellers from leaving negative comments about buyers.  —  EBay said problems were occurring, and slowing down trade, when buyers left negative comments about sellers who then retaliated with their own views.
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:   eBay to eliminate negative feedback from sellers
Christine Monaghan / Apple:
Apple Adds New iPhone & iPod touch Models  —  Apple® today added new models of the iPhone™ and iPod® touch which have double the memory, doubling the amount of music, photos and videos that customers can carry with them wherever they go.  The revolutionary iPhone now comes …
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Willpark / IntoMobile:
Apple iPhone keeps getting stronger in smartphone segment
Discussion: SMS Text News and MacDailyNews
eWeek:
Google, Yahoo Going After Outlook  —  Google and Yahoo are rolling out Web software on steroids to compete with Outlook, another clue why Microsoft is shelling out $45 billion and going into debt for Yahoo.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Business software units of Yahoo and Google …
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Fourth undersea cable cut near UAE, suspicions rise  —  For the fourth time in a week, an undersea communications cable has apparently been cut (or “failed due to a power outage,” as some sources suggest), and while no official reports of subversion have surfaced just yet, things are beginning to get suspicious.
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Charles Cooper / CNET News.com:
Who cut the cables?  —  Three undersea fiber-optic cables …
Discussion: ABCNEWS
BBC:   Work begins to repair severed net
Nick Miller / Sydney Morning Herald:
Torvalds pans Apple with ‘utter crap’ putdown  —  Linus Torvalds, the founder of Linux operating system.  —  Apple's much-touted new operating system, OS X Leopard, is in some ways worse than Windows Vista, says the founder of the Linux open source project, Linus Torvalds.
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Nick Miller / Sydney Morning Herald:
Q and A with Linus Torvalds  —  Q. How's the conference been for you?
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Open access: everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask  —  Since the first rumblings of the 700MHz auction began, there's been a fair amount of confusion, doubt, and distress over just what exactly this whole thing means.  With the champagne-chugging news that bids have reached …
Discussion: InsideGoogle, Engadget Mobile and Digg
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Is Verizon gaming Google in US wireless auction?
Discussion: Digital Daily and Bits
Economist:
The Microhoo! hoo-hah  —  Microsoft's controversial bid for Yahoo!  —  THE “last day at work” video circulated by Bill Gates is trying to be funny, but for unintentional laugh-till-you-cry comedy, there is no beating the legendary effort by Mr Gates's chief executive, Steve Ballmer.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and WebProNews
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft reorg could come next week  —  Microsoft is expected to announce organizational changes in the coming days, shaking up some of the leadership in its Windows and Windows Live groups, according to sources familiar with the company's plans.  —  The changes have been in the works for some time …
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Security Watch:
What's Behind Drop in 2007 Vulnerability Counts?  —  For the first time since people started keeping track of this stuff, 2007 saw a noticeable decline in publicly reported security vulnerabilities.  —  In fact, according to data from IBM ISS X-Force, there was a 5.4 percent decline …
Discussion: securosis.com
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Kris Lamb / IBM Internet Security Systems …:
2007 X-Force Report Preview - Vulnerability Trends
Discussion: Zero Day
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Small wonder: inside Intel's Silverthorne ultramobile CPU  —  SAN FRANCISCO—In an ISSCC session this morning, Intel disclosed the first microarchitectural details of its forthcoming “Silverthorne” processor for ultramobile devices.  The new chip, which I'll describe in this post …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
A Bad Month For SEO's Reputation  —  We seem to be going through another wave “SEOs are scumbags” incidents, and I find myself with little energy to push back against them with yet another defense of the industry.  It's not that SEO doesn't deserve better treatment.
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Begins Suggesting Friends?  —  One of my readers just sent me an email about a new feature that he hadn't seen previously.  I haven't seen this feature either.  Apparently there is now a feature that “Suggests a friend to me.”  I'm assuming that if there is a contact …
Zach Epstein / The Boy Genius Report:
HTC Magnum Video Surfaces; WTF?!?  —  What you can't tell from the video above is that the guy holding the Magnum is actually 11-inches tall... We're honestly not sure exactly what to make of this, but we have to assume that in reality it's is some sort of crazy internal prototype built to test some new hardware.
 
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Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Industry giants lobby to kill pro-consumer data-breach legislation
Jordan Golson / Valleywag:
MSNBC streaming Super Tuesday coverage online
Discussion: VentureBeat and 9 to 5 Mac
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Adobe names new CTO
Discussion: CNET News.com
Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Security Pros: Kill ActiveX
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
The high cost of e-mail autocomplete
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Releases iPhoto 7.1.2, ProKit 4.5, and Braille Display Update
Sarah Lacy / Silicon Alley Insider:
Obama Wins The Valley. He's The New iPhone
Sarah Lacy / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hey, LinkedIn: Call Your IPO Bankers
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
So Long Flash, and Thanks for the Memory
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Jeremy Kirk / IDG News Service:
Dell Suit Reveals Lucrative Domain-Name Trade
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Vista SP1 will contain undocumented fixes
David Meyer / CNET News.com:
ICANN turns on next-gen IP addresses
Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Dealipedia Launches
Grant Gross / IDG News Service:
FCC Approves Sale of Nationwide Spectrum to AT&T
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and RSS
 

 
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