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2:50 PM ET, February 11, 2008

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Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
T-Mobile Loses Starbucks; AT&T Becomes Wi-Fi Hotspot Giant  —  Big news, and I had not an inkling of it, lest you think your loyal correspondent always has the inside track: Starbucks is shredding its deal in place since 2001, originally with MobileStar then T-Mobile, to switch to AT&T as their Wi-Fi provider.
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Caroline McCarthy / Crave:
Starbucks ditches T-Mobile for AT&T  —  Ubiquitous caffeine conglomerate Starbucks has ended its Wi-Fi partnership with T-Mobile in favor of one with AT&T.  —  Under the existing plan with T-Mobile, Starbucks customers needed a paid subscription to access the in-store Wi-Fi …
Discussion: The Last Podcast
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Boingo: $8 Wi-Fi for the iPhone
Discussion: localmobilesearch.net
Elizabeth M. Gillespie / Associated Press:
Starbucks to Offer Free Wi-Fi With AT&T
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Android Hands-On Video: It's Fast, It's Still Not There  —  We have been playing with the Android prototypes scattered through the Mobile World Congress here in Barcelona.  ARM had theirs running on one of their lower-end processors.  No fancy graphics demos, no iPhone-style multimedia fizzbang …
Discussion: LinuxWorld.com and CyberNet
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Agence France Presse:
Google's Android software debuts in Barcelona  —  BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) - The first mobile phone fitted with Google's Android software platform has made its debut in Barcelona at one of the world's biggest telecom trade shows, Google said Monday.  —  Google is hoping Android will become …
Sean Cooper / Engadget:
Google attacks: Android at Mobile World Congress
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Marguerite Reardon / Crave:
Google Android prototypes debut at MWC
Discussion: Reuters
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Our first Android phone hands-on
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Samsung hauls a load into Mobile World Congress
Business Wire:
Yahoo! Board of Directors Says Microsoft's Proposal Substantially Undervalues Yahoo!  —  Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today said the Yahoo! Board of Directors has carefully reviewed Microsoft's unsolicited proposal with Yahoo!'s management team and financial …
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Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Leaves an Opening
Discussion: CNET News.com
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
WWMD: What Will Microsoft Do?
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Yahoo to Microsoft: Show Us the Money
Discussion: Valleywag
Microsoft:
Microsoft Agrees to Acquire Danger Inc., Strengthens Mobile Consumer Vision  —  Acquisition of popular software and mobile services company will enhance Microsoft's ability to broadly deliver compelling mobile experiences.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced it has entered into an agreement …
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Microsoft:
Next Generation of Microsoft Innovation Focuses on Mobile Consumer
Discussion: All about Microsoft
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Netflix picks Blu-ray, good luck renting an HD DVD soon  —  In what can only be classified as yet another crushing blow to the embattled HD DVD camp, rent-by-mail giant Netflix has just announced its intention to only stock Blu-ray titles in the future.  Netflix justified its decision …
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Anthony Park / 100% Geek Content:
New Vista Media Center Plugin - MyNetflix (beta)  —  I've kept this pretty quiet, but I've been working on a new Media Center plugin for a little while now.  It is now ready for beta testing, and I've decided to run a public beta for this one.  —  MyNetflix features … Public Beta Program
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Josh Lowensohn / Crave: The gadget blog:   Windows Media Center plug-in puts Netflix in your living room
Mike Nash / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Windows Vista SP1 availability for technical customers  —  On Monday (February 4th), we announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).  Overall, people are excited to hear that we have reached this milestone, but some are disappointed they are not able to immediately download it.
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
UPDATED: Hackers - 1 : SP1 - 0
Discussion: Engadget and Compiler
Microsoft:
MSN Direct Now Available for Windows Mobile Devices  —  Glanceable MSN Direct content, including news, weather and stocks, can be accessed from the home screen of Windows Mobile devices.  —  Today at Mobile World Congress 2008, Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of a technology preview …
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InfoWorld:
Microsoft steps up mobile consumer push
Discussion: Engadget
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
CNN Launches iReport.com  —  Since CNN embraced the citizen journalist movement back in August 2006 with the launch of its iReport initiative, the news organization has received nearly 100,000 news-related photos and videos from viewers, including nearly 10,000 this past January alone.
Joe / BB Geeks:
Pictures of the CDMA BlackBerry Curve … Well, I promised them a week ago.  Finally, fellow geekers, I have brought you pictures of the impending CDMA Curve.  I'll start posting them below the jump.  You can find out some of the features by going back and reading last week's post.  Yes, it has GPS.
 
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Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
Comcast takes on AT&T with faster Net service
Discussion: GigaOM and DSLreports
Katie Allen / Guardian:
GCap to pioneer ‘listen and buy’ radio for iPods
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
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Powerful new antiphishing weapon DKIM emerges
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
MySpace Clips Facebook In January, But Both Slowing
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