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1:45 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.
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
Discussion: Money Out Blog and Rev2.org
IFPI:
Recording Industry steps up campaign against internet piracy in China  — New legal proceedings brought against Baidu  — Copyright infringement actions against Sohu and its associate company Sogou  — Yahoo China in breach of copyright violation judgment
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Kelly Fiveash / The Register:   Music industry sues Baidu
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
IFPI sues Baidu, Yahoo China over deep linking MP3s
Discussion: Electronista and Reuters
Waxy.org:
Pirating the 2008 Oscars (Now with 6 Years of Data)  —  Every year, the Academy tries to stop Oscar films from leaking online.  And every year, they leak all the same.  I've been tracking Oscar piracy since 2004, but I've decided to up the ante, releasing all the underlying data and extending it to 2003.
Discussion: p2pnet and Gawker
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Detailed Piracy Stats For Every Oscars Nominated Movie Since 2003
Discussion: Digg
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 and Gearlog
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Microsoft launches Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 and 7000
Discussion: Ubergizmo
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.
InfoWorld:
Driver problems still haunting Vista  —  When Steve Sinchak's new Intel network card became “really slow” after upgrading his Windows Vista PC with a pre-release version of Service Pack 1, he tried uninstalling its software driver and replacing it with a new one.
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
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
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.
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: CrunchGear, eWeek and CNET News.com
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
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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Rafat Ali / mocoNews.net:
Premium MVNO Voce Closes Down; Third Owner in Two years
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Comcast, eBay may bid for AOL
Discussion: WebProNews and eBay Strategies
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Platform Wars Are in Full Force
John Schwartz / New York Times:
Satellite Spotters Glimpse Secrets, and Tell Them
Discussion: Slashdot and Smart Mobs
eWeek:
Google, Yahoo Going After Outlook
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There's a lot of money in domain tasting
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Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
XBMC reaches 0.1 for Mac
Wall Street Journal:
Ad Revenue From Social Sites Disappoints
Bill Ray / The Register:
N-Gage makes it into software
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flickr's Version Of A Mass Protest
Brett Arends / Wall Street Journal:
Don't Hang On to Your Yahoo
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