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8:05 AM ET, February 9, 2009

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Amazon to Announce New Kindle  —  Amazon.com Inc. is announcing a new version of its Kindle e-book reader on Monday.  And, in a sign that the electronic book is gaining clout in the publishing world, Amazon is also expected to say it has acquired a new work by best-selling novelist Stephen King …
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Quentin Hardy / Forbes:   A New Kindle While Journalism Burns
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:   Kindle 2.0: What to look for  —  With Amazon.com expected …
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Google's First Real Threat?  Twitter.  —  As Google's search share approaches 85%, there is constant debate over who could possibly challenge them.  Some mighty forces (e.g. Ballmer, Wales, Diller) have aligned against them, but the lead just keeps growing.  —  I have seen the threat.
Discussion: Twitterrati
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John Borthwick / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Next Victim Of Creative Destruction?  (GOOG)  —  The web has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to evolve and leave embedded franchises struggling or in the dirt.  Prodigy, AOL were early candidates.  Today Yahoo and Ebay are struggling, and I think Google is tipping down the same path.
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple to Integrate ‘QuickTime Pro’ Features into Snow Leopard?  —  The latest Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard seeds suggest that Apple may be eliminating the ‘QuickTime Pro’ upgrade that is currently offered as a $29.99 upgrade to Mac users.  —  Apple has long reserved several additional features …
Discussion: InfoWorld
Julian Sanchez / Ars Technica:
Broadband spending trimmed in stimulus compromise  —  The Senate's compromise cuts $2 billion from spending on broadband deployment as legislators wrangle over who will control the remaining funds.  —  Spending cuts are the theme of the Senate's compromise draft of legislation meant to inject cash into a flagging economy.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mac clone maker wins legal round against Apple  —  Psystar can argue Apple abused copyright laws, judge rules  —  Computerworld) A federal judge last week ruled that Psystar Corp. can continue its countersuit against Apple Inc., giving the Mac clone maker a rare win in its seven-month-old battle with Apple.
Discussion: Hardware 2.0, Neowin.net and 9 to 5 Mac
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Mozilla to Europe: Handcuff Microsoft  —  Friday's blog post by Mitchell Baker, Mozilla Foundation chairperson, puts Microsoft on notice.  Nothing is forgiven.  These days, Microsoft is fast to make sure most of its Websites and services are quickly, if not immediately, compatible with Firefox.
Discussion: Financial Times
Daimaou / Akihabaranews.com:
Samsung Ultra Touch S8300, Official announcement  —  Rate this News:  —  Samsung just sent us an email with the latest information on their S8300 Ultra Touch mobile phone.  Our 3G Wonder (HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE/GPRS), feature a 2.8" WQVGA AMOLED Screen touch screen, a 8Mpix Camera Module with LED Flash with AF …
Arn / MacRumors:
Steve Wozniak to Compete on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ TV Show  —  ABC officially announced the cast list for Season 8 of their reality TV show Dancing with the Stars and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is listed amongst the contestants for this year's show.
Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
Time to Hang Up the Pajamas  —  I learned the hard way: while blogs can do many wonderful things, making huge amounts of money isn't one of them.  —  From the magazine issue dated Feb 16, 2009  —  For two years I was obsessed with trying to turn a blog into a business.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD launches new Phenom II processors: Take that, Intel  —  Intel hasn't yet responded to the last salvo Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) sent its way, but AMD is already back to take another whack at the world's biggest chip maker.  —  A month after it launched its last round …
Eric A. Taub / New York Times:
Electronic Book Start-Up Finds Partners  —  Plastic Logic, maker of an electronic book reader, plans to announce partnership deals on Monday that it says will bring a number of major publications to its planned device.  —  The company plans to make a device with a 10.7-inch diagonal electronic display …
 
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