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10:30 AM ET, February 11, 2008

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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 …
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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 …
BBC:   Nokia aiming to banish paper maps
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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Times of London:
Yahoo! set to revive merger talks with AOL after rejecting hostile takeover  —  Yahoo! is seeking to restart merger talks with AOL as a means of defending itself against the $45 billion (£23 billion) hostile bid approach from Microsoft, The Times has learnt.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo officially says no to Microsoft; It could get ugly  —  Yahoo on Monday made its rejection of Microsoft's $44.6 billion bid official, concluding that the software giant's offer “is not in the best interests of Yahoo! and our stockholders” and “substantially undervalues” the company.
Brian Heater / AppScout:
Yahoo! Rejects Microsoft Bid, Courts AOL  —  It was a big weekend over at the Yahoo! Compound, in Sunnyvale, CA.  The company rejected Microsoft's unsolicited $44.6 billion on Saturday, stating that the bid massively undervalued the worth of the company.  —  “Yahoo's board believes …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Yahoo Bidder Wants a More Aggressive Microsoft
Discussion: ParisLemon
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 …
Discussion: Electronista and Computerworld
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Reuters:
Netflix says chooses Blu-ray format over HD DVD  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online video rental company Netflix Inc (NFLX.O: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Monday it would exclusively stock Blu-ray high-definition DVDs after a decision by some the world's biggest movie studios in favor of the Sony Corp …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gizmodo and TECH.BLORGE.com
PR Newswire:
Netflix, Citing a Clear Signal From the Industry, Will Carry High-Def DVDs Only in Blu-ray Format  —  With the industry now having picked a winner in the face-off between the two competing high- definition DVD formats, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) , the world's largest online movie rental service …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
The Nokia N96 redefines “high-end”  —  Rumored for a few weeks now as the N95's successor in waiting, the mighty N96 dual slider has gone all official on us at Mobile World Congress today.  Though the phone it replaces is still a beast by any measure, the N96 pushes the envelope further …
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Electronista:
Nokia vows touch phone in late 2008, no Windows  —  Nokia at its press conference for the Mobile World Congress expo set a timeframe for unveiling the company's first-ever touchscreen phone as well as clarified its operating system plans.  Although few details have been released for the device itself …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
The Nokia N78, in European and North American flavors
Discussion: Gizmodo
Nokia:
Nokia launches premier mobile advertising network  —  Nokia Media Network, comprised of top operators and publishers including AccuWeather, Discovery, Hearst, Reuters, and Sprint is resulting in industry-leading response rates for advertisers  —  Mobile World Congress 2008, Barcelona …
Discussion: All About Symbian and mocoNews.net
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Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
Nokia launches Ovi digital media, folds in Twango
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
UPDATED: Hackers - 1 : SP1 - 0  —  I'm getting scattered reports claiming that there is still a hack for Windows Vista SP1 that works.  I'll investigate further later.]  —  It does seem that Microsoft hasn't been successful in closing off all the hacks that allow non-genuine copies of Vista SP1 to pass off as genuine ones.
Discussion: Engadget, Slashdot and Digg
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 …
Discussion: Technology Live
USA Today:
Sprint CEO aims for winning strategy  —  OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Dan Hesse, Sprint Nextel's (S) new CEO, is preparing for war.  —  His arsenal is packed with “nukes” - Hesse-speak for anything that has the potential to disrupt the status quo in wireless.  One possibility under consideration: flat-rate pricing for unlimited voice calls.
Discussion: DSLreports
 
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Wall Street Journal:
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Wall Street Journal:
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