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4:00 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 and Gadgetell
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Boingo: $8 Wi-Fi for the iPhone
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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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Microsoft Buys Sidekick Maker, Danger  —  Update: That Yahoo thing is going to take some time, but acquisition-hungry Microsoft isn't sitting idle.  They have snapped up Palo Alto, Calif.-based Danger Inc. for an undisclosed amount of money.  While they are not giving reasons …
Microsoft:
Next Generation of Microsoft Innovation Focuses on Mobile Consumer
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Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
Microsoft says “We got nuthin!” buys Danger/Sidekick platform
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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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
WWMD: What Will Microsoft Do?
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Leaves an Opening
Discussion: CNET News.com
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 …
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Adam Plowright / Agence France Presse:
Google's Android debuts in Barcelona  —  BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) - The first mobile phones fitted with Google's Android software platform made their debut at an industry trade show on Monday, a milestone for the Internet giant as it looks to dominate the wireless world.
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Our first Android phone hands-on
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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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Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
Netflix Picks Blu-ray Disc as Exclusive HD Format
Discussion: CNET News.com
Associated Press:   Netflix Opts for Blu-Ray High-Def DVDs
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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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
NVIDIA Mobile GeForce Processor Chews Up HD Video, Aims to Gnaw On Silverthorne
Discussion: Electronista
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Microsoft launches MSN Direct for Windows Mobile
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
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
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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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Salesforce.com Shares Jump On Report They've Shopped Themselves …
Jennifer Shanks / PR Newswire:
Plantronics Introduces New Military Grade Ruggedized Bluetooth Headset
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Diane Galligan / Yodel Anecdotal:
Taking stock of tech
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Arne Hess / the::unwired:
MWC LIVE: Toshiba announces the new Portégé G810 …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Brian Oberkirch / Like It Matters:
really, we don't want to join your social network
Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
Comcast takes on AT&T with faster Net service
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Katie Allen / Guardian:
GCap to pioneer ‘listen and buy’ radio for iPods
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Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Video: First Hands On Sony Ericsson's XPERIA X1
Carolyn Duffy Marsan / Network World:
Powerful new antiphishing weapon DKIM emerges
Nokia:
Nokia Maps 2.0 Beta
New York Times:
The Auction of Getty Images Appears to Be Stalled
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft axes paid versions of Office Live Small Business
Michael Krigsman / IT Project Failures:
Customer blames bankruptcy on IBM IT failure
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
MySpace Clips Facebook In January, But Both Slowing
 

 
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