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3:55 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.
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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Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Google teams up with Twitter for Super Tuesday geomap
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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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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 …
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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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)
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
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.
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: One Microsoft Way and Hardware 2.0
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Vista SP1 will contain undocumented fixes
Discussion: InfoWorld
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
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?
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
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
‘HiPhone’ looks mighty familiar, almost iPhone-like  —  All hail the new king of fake iPhones.  It's $239.00 (plus $15 shipping) direct from China, has two (count 'em, two) SIM slots, triband GSM, is unlocked and carries no contract, comes with two (count 'em, two) batteries, and I have no idea how much storage is onboard.
Discussion: Ubergizmo and The Raw Feed
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
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Intel sheds a little more light on Silverthorne  —  Intel filled in some of the missing details on its Silverthorne mobile processor Tuesday, helping explain how it managed to get the power consumption of this chip down under a couple of watts.  —  Gianfranco Gerosa of Intel presented …
Discussion: Ars Technica
 
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Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
RIAA Wants to Cut Artist Royalties to 9%, Apple Wants Them at 4% …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Royalty Agreements Holding Up Necessary Change In The Music Industry
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Symantec: Europe becomes king of spam
Linda Moss / Multichannel News:
Comcast Adds On-Demand Debuts
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Open access: everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask
Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Dealipedia Launches
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Mercury News:
Comcast, eBay may bid for AOL
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Platform Wars Are in Full Force
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Satellite Spotters Glimpse Secrets, and Tell Them
Electronista:
MS intros 6000/7000 wireless laser mice...
Wall Street Journal:
Ad Revenue From Social Sites Disappoints
Waxy.org:
Pirating the 2008 Oscars (Now with 6 Years of Data)
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Web 3.0: Is It About Personalization?
 

 
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