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12:10 PM ET, February 5, 2008

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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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Paul Miller / Engadget:
16GB iPhone just around the corner? (updated)  —  There's been plenty of conjecture (pictured) about a 16GB iPhone — and its mysterious absence from the initial lineup — ever since the 16GB iPod touch graced us all with its minuscule presence, but things are starting to look up.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Official: 16GB iPhone available and 32GB iPod touch — both $499  —  Out of the rumor mill comes the 16GB iPhone, now official.  Ever since the 16GB iPod touch was announced in September, we all knew it was just a matter of time until Apple could bung the same NAND capacity into their chubbier iPhone.
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:   Apple doubles iPhone, iPod Touch capacity
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Reports: New iPhone, MacBook Pro imminent
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Silicon Valley after a Microsoft/Yahoo merger: a contrarian view  —  This post is not about the potential Microsoft/Yahoo merger.  —  Instead, let's just assume for the moment that Microsoft succeeds in its bid for Yahoo.  —  What would a Microsoft/Yahoo merger mean for startups in Silicon Valley?
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:   Why Google Wants Microsoft-Yahoo
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
IFPI sues Baidu, Yahoo China over deep linking MP3s  —  Chinese search engine Baidu.com is not only the biggest search engine in China, but the third largest search engine globally.  According to comScore metrics for December 2007, Baidu.com handled 3.4 billion queries that month to Microsoft's 1.9 billion.
Discussion: Reuters
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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Web 3.0: Is It About Personalization?  —  On the UK's Guardian newspaper site today, writer Jemina Kiss suggested that Web 3.0 will be about recommendation.  “If web 2.0 could be summarized as interaction, web 3.0 must be about recommendation and personalization,” she wrote.
Todd Ritter / Download Squad:
IPv6 coming to a root server near you  —  IPv6 authoritative nameserver records are in the process of being added to six of the world's thirteen DNS root servers.  Root servers are the computers at the top of the DNS hierarchy that are crucial in helping you turn downloadsquad.com into an IP address for your computer's benefit.
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Jason Keenan / ICANN:
IPv6 Address Added for Root Servers in the Root Zone
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft declares its modeling love with a new language, ‘D’  —  A handful of Microsoft's top developers are working to create a new programming language, code-named “D,” which will be at the heart of the Microsoft's push toward more intuitive software modeling.
Discussion: CNET News.com
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Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:   Microsoft Preps New Modeling Language
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Detailed Piracy Stats For Every Oscars Nominated Movie Since 2003  —  When the Oscars roll round every year, the movie industry goes to great lengths to stop nominated movies leaking to the Internet.  Every year they fail, miserably.  Here is a comprehensive list of piracy stats …
Discussion: Digg
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Waxy.org:
Pirating the 2008 Oscars (Now with 6 Years of Data)
Discussion: p2pnet and Gawker
Heather Timmons / International Herald Tribune:
Ruptures call safety of Internet cables into question  —  NEW DELHI: Four undersea communication cables have been cut in the past week, raising questions about the safety of the oceanic network that handles the bulk of the world's Internet and telephone traffic.
Discussion: Engadget
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flickr's Version Of A Mass Protest  —  Some users aren't happy at the prospect of a Microsoft takeover of Flickr's parent company, Yahoo.  To protest, they do what Flickr users do - upload images.  —  In this case, the images are all anti-Microsoft, and there's some really creative stuff.
Lessig Blog:
20 minutes or so on why I am 4Barack  —  I wasn't going to do this, but then someone ask me to do it, and someone else told me (to my horror — not that it would be insane for anyone, but insane for her) that she was for Clinton.  So consider this my precinct captain duty for the lessig blog.
Times of London:
My online life: no hobbies, no opinions, no friends, no fun  —  I knew my online life had to change when my boss decided that he would join Facebook.  As the resident young person in an office of thirty and forty-somethings I was tasked with setting up his online profile.
Discussion: Techdirt and broadstuff
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
AOL Acquires Affiliate Marketing Network Buy.at  —  Regardless of what Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) has planned for it down the road, AOL continues to make acquisitions... the latest is UK-based affiliate marketing network Buy.at.  The acquisition will be used to bring a performance-based component to AOL's Platform-A advertising offering.
Discussion: TechCrunch UK
Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
XBMC reaches 0.1 for Mac  —  Don't worry, the themes will be customizable.  —  It started out as a means of using Microsoft's first foray into the game console market, the XBox, as a media playing machine.  But the XBox Media Center (XMBC) project has blossomed into a robust solution …
Electronista:
MS intros 6000/7000 wireless laser mice...  Microsoft this morning reworked its Wireless Laser mouse options for desktop and notebook owners with a pair of mice focused on simplicity rather than sheer control.  Both the Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 (pictured) for the desktop …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and Gearlog
 
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Adam Kuban / Serious Eats:
Snack to the Future: The Col-Pop, an All-in-One Chicken Nugget and Soda Cup
Rick Merritt / EE Times:
Startup puts wireless monitor on a band-aid
Brooke Crothers / Nanotech:
Dell up next as Intel 45-nanometer chips creep into laptops
Discussion: Engadget
Wall Street Journal:
Ad Revenue From Social Sites Disappoints
Bill Ray / The Register:
N-Gage makes it into software
Discussion: All About Symbian and Gizmodo
Danny Mendez / Download Squad:
Yahoo may align with Google against Microsoft's takeover proposal
Discussion: theWHIR.com Blogs
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Did Google get hosed on its MySpace search deal?
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
nVIDIA to acquire AGEIA Technologies
 Earlier Items: 
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Vista marketing chief to bid Microsoft adieu
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Findings from the Community Best Practices Workshop
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Parsing the federal budget: The tech highlights
Discussion: Tech_Space
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
Google Stock Freefall Hits New, 172-Day Low
Brett Arends / Wall Street Journal:
Don't Hang On to Your Yahoo
Discussion: Geek Speaker and Mark Evans
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's Zimbra Releases v5.0 with BlackBerry Support, New Ajax Features
 

 
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