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5:25 PM ET, February 11, 2008

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Starbucks:
MORE THAN 12 MILLION AT&T, STARBUCKS CUSTOMERS TO GET FREE WI-FI ACCESS FOR A RICH IN-STORE EXPERIENCE  —  New Offering Includes Two Hours of Free Wi-Fi Service Per Day for Starbucks Card Holders Beginning this Spring  —  All 100,000 U.S.-Based Starbucks Partners to Receive Free Wi-Fi at Starbucks Stores
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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.
Caroline McCarthy / Crave:
Starbucks ditches T-Mobile for AT&T
Discussion: The Last Podcast and Gadgetell
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Boingo: $8 Wi-Fi for the iPhone
Discussion: iPhone World
Eric Griffith / AppScout:
WeFi Goes Mobile, Tries Facebook
Discussion: All Facebook
Quincy Pince-Nez / 9 to 5 Mac:
Starbucks drops Tmobile and goes with AT&T AND free 2 hours …
Discussion: Associated Press
Bryan Gardiner / Epicenter:   Earthlink Officially Bows Out of Muni Wi-Fi Business
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Starbucks: Forget T-Mobile, get (free) WiFi with AT&T
Discussion: BetaNews
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
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
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Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
Microsoft says “We got nuthin!” buys Danger/Sidekick platform
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Kevin Anderson / Guardian Unlimited:
Microsoft snubbed by Yahoo so goes for Danger
Discussion: DealBook and Mobility Site
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Microsoft Buys Another Desperate Company: Danger Goes To Redmond
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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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Our first Android phone hands-on
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Mudbug / MacRumors:
Mac OS X (Leopard) 10.5.2 Update Released  —  Apple has released the Mac OS X 10.5.2 Leopard updates.  The 180MB download is now available via Software Update, and a restart is required after installation:  —  The 10.5.2 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Leopard …
Discussion: Zero Day, Infinite Loop and Gizmodo
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple releases OS X 10.5.2 update, tons of fixes
Discussion: ParisLemon, Macworld and MacUser
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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.
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.
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
Esther Dyson / Wall Street Journal:
The Coming Ad Revolution  —  While the big news in the online world focuses on Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, a more profound revolution is taking place on the online social networks: The discussion about privacy is changing as users take control over their own online data.
Discussion: Technology Questions
IDC:
U.S. Internet Advertising Grew by 27% to $25.5 billion in 2007, According to IDC - Google Loses Market Share for First Time in Two Years  —  As consumers spend more time on the Internet, companies are redistributing advertising dollars from traditional media to online media to follow this trend.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Salesforce.com Shares Jump On Report They've Shopped Themselves To Oracle; Seems Pricey For Larry, Though  —  Salesforce.com (CRM) is higher today on a report from the blog SiliconValleyWatcher.com that says the company “has approached Oracle (ORCL) to gauge if there is any interest in a sale at $75 a share.”
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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Intel develops processor similar to MacBook Air chip
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The Auction of Getty Images Appears to Be Stalled
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