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4:15 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.
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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BBC:   Work begins to repair severed net
Jeremy Kirk / IDG News Service:
Dell Suit Reveals Lucrative Domain-Name Trade  —  A civil suit filed by Dell sheds light on typosquatting, creating ad-filled Web pages with URLs that are similar to brand-name sites.  —  Recommend this story?  —  A civil suit filed in Florida by Dell and its Alienware subsidiary …
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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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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.
Opera:
Opera unleashes innovative technology in latest mobile Web browser — Opera Mobile 9.5  —  Faster speed, new interface and Opera Widgets bring users closer to a full desktop experience  —  Exclusive preview at Mobile World Congress 2008 (February 11-14, Barcelona)
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
RIAA Wants to Cut Artist Royalties to 9%, Apple Wants Them at 4%, Artists Just Want to Eat  —  The RIAA always claims that its looking out for the livelihood of artists when it sues the hell out of alleged pirates, but in reality it's really fighting to keep record industry executives rich …
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:   Royalty Agreements Holding Up Necessary Change In The Music Industry
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Vista SP1 will contain undocumented fixes  —  Interesting email in today mailbag: “Will SP1 contain undisclosed or undocumented security fixes?”  —  For some people, counting the number of security flaws that one OS has compared to another is important because it offers a metric upon …
Discussion: InfoWorld
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Driver problems still haunting Vista
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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.
Discussion: IntoMobile, GottaBeMobile and Ubergizmo
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.
Grant Gross / IDG News Service:
FCC Approves Sale of Nationwide Spectrum to AT&T  —  The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved the purchase by AT&T of 12MHz of wireless spectrum that covers 60 percent of the U.S.  —  AT&T bought the spectrum from Aloha Spectrum Holdings.  The spectrum, in the highly coveted 700MHz band …
Discussion: RSS
David Meyer / CNET News.com:
ICANN turns on next-gen IP addresses  —  The great migration from Internet Protocol version 4 to IPv6 has officially begun, after the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers added the first addresses to its root servers that conform to the new version.
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?
John Schwartz / New York Times:
Satellite Spotters Glimpse Secrets, and Tell Them  —  When the government announced last month that a top-secret spy satellite would, in the next few months, come falling out of the sky, American officials said there was little risk to people because satellites fall out of orbit fairly frequently …
Discussion: Slashdot, Boing Boing and Smart Mobs
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.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch
 
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BBC:
EBay to ban negative seller views
Discussion: Digg
BBC:
Nokia takes second bite at gaming
Larry Dignan / Zero Day:
Symantec: Europe becomes king of spam
Linda Moss / Multichannel News:
Comcast Adds On-Demand Debuts
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Intel sheds a little more light on Silverthorne
Discussion: Ars Technica
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Open access: everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft reorg could come next week
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
‘HiPhone’ looks mighty familiar, almost iPhone-like
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Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Dealipedia Launches
Discussion: CNET News.com and GigaOM
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
The fatal flaw for green-tech companies
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Motorola ZiNe Z12 Leaked Pictures?
Mercury News:
Comcast, eBay may bid for AOL
Discussion: WebProNews and eBay Strategies
Electronista:
MS intros 6000/7000 wireless laser mice...
Waxy.org:
Pirating the 2008 Oscars (Now with 6 Years of Data)
Discussion: TorrentFreak, p2pnet, Gawker and Digg
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Web 3.0: Is It About Personalization?
 

 
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