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3:15 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.
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.
BBC:
Work begins to repair severed net  —  Work has begun to repair two damaged internet cables in the Mediterranean Sea that were severed last week.  —  Flag Telecom, one of the firms responsible for the cables, says it will take about a week to be fixed.  —  The break in cables has caused disruption …
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Fourth undersea cable cut near UAE, suspicions rise
Discussion: Switched and Digg
Heather Timmons / International Herald Tribune:   Ruptures call safety of Internet cables into question
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
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)
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Motorola ZiNe Z12 Leaked Pictures?  —  Does this phone (on the right), documented in this leaked picture, match up with the invisible phone in the teaser video that we saw on YouTube yesterday?  Perhaps, and the Czech site Mobile.cz is saying that the phone has a larger display and touchscreen controls …
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Staska / Unwired View:
First pictures of Motorola Z12 ZiNe with Symbian UIQ?
Discussion: IntoMobile and Gizmodo
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?
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.
Discussion: The Tech Report and BBC
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Todd Ritter / Download Squad:
IPv6 coming to a root server near you
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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: All about Microsoft
Ryan / WordPress › Blog Tool and Weblog Platform:
WordPress 2.3.3  —  WordPress 2.3.3 is an urgent security release.  A flaw was found in our XML-RPC implementation such that a specially crafted request would allow any valid user to edit posts of any other user on that blog.  In addition to fixing this security flaw, 2.3.3 fixes a few minor bugs.
 
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Grant Gross / IDG News Service:
Weight-Loss, Anti-Aging Spammer Shut Down
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
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Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
‘HiPhone’ looks mighty familiar, almost iPhone-like
Discussion: Ubergizmo and The Raw Feed
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Discussion: CNET News.com
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Rick Merritt / EE Times:
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Electronista:
MS intros 6000/7000 wireless laser mice...
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo, Gearlog and Ubergizmo
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft declares its modeling love with a new language, ‘D’
Discussion: CrunchGear, CNET News.com and eWeek
Waxy.org:
Pirating the 2008 Oscars (Now with 6 Years of Data)
Discussion: TorrentFreak, p2pnet, Gawker and Digg
Times of London:
My online life: no hobbies, no opinions, no friends, no fun
Discussion: Techdirt and broadstuff
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Web 3.0: Is It About Personalization?
 

 
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