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5:40 AM ET, February 12, 2009

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Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Facebook appraisal pegs company's value at $3.7B  —  Facebook Inc. quickly concluded it wasn't worth anywhere near the $15 billion market value implied in a 2007 investment made by Microsoft Corp., according to confidential information obtained Wednesday from court documents.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The AP Reveals Details of Facebook/ConnectU Settlement With Greatest Hack Ever  —  This is almost too good to be true.  The Associated Press has uncovered the details of the Facebook/ConnectU settlement using, of all things, copy and paste.  After taking drastic preventative measures to keep …
Gavriella Schuster / The Windows Blog:
Guidance on Windows Deployments for Business Customers  —  Hi, I'm Gavriella; welcome to the new Windows for your Business Blog.  —  Let me introduce myself: I'm a member of the Windows Product Management team and have been at Microsoft for 13 years.  For the last two and a half …
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AppleInsider:
Apple prepping iTunes Replay on-demand video service  —  Apple is believed to be wrapping up a new feature in iTunes 8 that will allow users to stream their iTunes video purchases directly from the company's servers for playback anywhere, anytime without eating up local storage.
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
Palm CEO Ed Colligan Talks Pre with Investors  —  We're listening to Ed Colligan talk to investors about the state of Palm and what some of their plans are going forward.  Some interesting tidbits:  — There will be no more PalmOS devices released by Palm (excepting the Centro getting released on other carriers).
Tweet. Meet. Give.:
Tweet.  Meet.  Give.  —  On 12 February 2009 175+ cities around the world will be hosting Twestivals which bring together Twitter communities for an evening of fun and to raise money and awareness for charity: water.  —  Join us by:  — Attending one of the events detailed on the city sites listed on this page.
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Jenna Wortham / Bits:   Twitterers Worldwide Gather for Twestival
Christopher Wren / Social Web Blog:
A social bar for your site  —  Labels: Google Friend Connect, new features  —  While it's easy to add social features to your site with Google Friend Connect, you may have been wondering where to put all of the great gadgets.  You need your users to sign in, to interact with your site …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Diddit launches surprisingly addictive activity guide  —  The development team behind search company Inktomi is launching a new service tonight called Diddit, which functions as both an activity guide and a way to share stories and accomplishments.  —  Diddit is a bit like business-rating services …
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Samsung delays launch of Android phone  —  Samsung has delayed the release of its first mobile phone based on Google's Android operating system until the second half of this year.  —  There had been speculation that Samsung, which recently leapfrogged Nokia to become market leader in the UK …
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook, Nokia Discuss Alliance  —  Battle Over Social-Networking Users Extends Into Cellphone Market  —  Facebook Inc. is stepping up its efforts to integrate its social network into an array of mobile phones, including those made by Nokia Corp., the world's largest handset maker.
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Jonathan Thaw / Bloomberg:
Facebook Plans to Offer More Social-Networking Features via Mobile Phones
Discussion: CrunchGear
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
New Tweetdeck Out Tomorrow, Here's What It Will Include  —  We got our hands on the new version of popular Twitter desktop app Tweetdeck that will be delivered to all users tomorrow and we're pretty excited about what's been added.  —  If you've never used Tweetdeck, it's …
Discussion: Pulse2 and louisgray.com
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
Java gets a mobile makeover with JavaFX Mobile  —  BN] e.g. searchapi.php?brand=TR&mode= document  —  Sun Microsystems announced today the release of the JavaFX Mobile platform.  Built on top of the existing Java ME platform, JavaFX Mobile allows developers to create immersive mobile content …
Discussion: eWeek and InfoWorld
Esteban Israel / Reuters:
Cuba launches own Linux variant to counter U.S.  —  HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba launched its own variant of the Linux computer operating system this week in the latest front of the communist island's battle against what it views as U.S. hegemony.  —  The Cuban variant, called Nova …
Discussion: DailyTech and OSNews
Bill Harwood / CNET News:
U.S. and Russian satellites collide  —  In an unprecedented space collision, a commercial Iridium communications satellite and a defunct Russian satellite ran into each other Tuesday above northern Siberia, creating a cloud of wreckage, officials said today.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Yahoo! Search Blog:
BOSS Update: Open Monetization, Pricing, Structured Data, and More  —  Today, we're announcing a handful of new features for Yahoo! Search BOSS as well as important updates on our terms of service and pricing.  —  Three New Features  —  Perhaps the most important component …
The Inudian:
Never Share Your Twitter Password Again  —  Uploaded with plasq's Skitch!  —  A few hours ago Twitter's OAuth private beta was launched and Inuda was one of the lucky 150 users to be chosen to test it.  OAuth is an open protocol that allows secure API authorisation in a simple and standard method from desktop and web applications.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft to Hire Yahoo Vice President Larry Heck to Bolster Search Engine  —  Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp. hired Yahoo! Inc. executive Larry Heck, bolstering its Internet-search expertise as the software maker tries to catch market leader Google Inc.
Discussion: Beyond Binary and Pulse2
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
IBM to tap Amazon Web Services  —  One of the key questions for Amazon.com's cloud computing business is whether it can move beyond its early adopter base of web startups to bring in large enterprise customers.  Today, Amazon took a major step that direction with a wide-ranging partnership deal with IBM.
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Hiroshi Suzuki / Bloomberg:
Pioneer, Forecasting a Wider Loss, Will Cut 10,000 Jobs, Quit TV Business  —  Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) — Pioneer Corp. will cut 10,000 jobs and close its television operations as the slump in global electronics sales forced the company to widen its annual loss forecast to a record 130 billion yen ($1.44 billion).
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Pierre Omidyar's New Ginx Looks Like a Dud  —  Remember that link I shared on Twitter yesterday?  What if I told you I had a new tool that would help you find it again...and all it would cost was 1 year of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar's time?  That would be insane, would it not?
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Paul McIntyre / Sydney Morning Herald:
MySpace founder concedes social network defeat  —  THE co-founder of News Corp's MySpace has thrown in the towel in the global battle against Facebook, predicting the social networking site will forever play second fiddle to its younger upstart.  —  Facebook and MySpace between …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:joshuamcclure
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Novell Delivers Moonlight 1.0  —  Novell's Mono project announces the availability of Moonlight 1.0, an open-source technology that enables Linux and PowerPC Mac users to access Microsoft Silverlight and Windows Media content.  —  Novell's Mono project on Feb. 11 announced the availability of Moonlight 1.0 …
IDC:
Precipitous Decline of the Worldwide PC Microprocessor Market in 4Q08 Will Continue Through 1H09, IDC Reveals  —  Sequential PC processor unit shipment decline in 4Q08 was the worst since IDC started tracking  —  Worldwide PC microprocessor shipments fell significantly in the fourth calendar quarter of 2008 …
Discussion: InformationWeek, Bits and Liliputing
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Book Settlement Site Is Up; Paying Authors $60 Per Scanned Book  —  Last October, Google signed a $125 million settlement with the Author's Guild to pay authors for copyrighted works it has scanned and made available on the Web through its Google Book Search project.
Discussion: CNET News, Thanks:atul
BBC:
Queen to launch new-look website  —  The Queen is to relaunch her website at a Buckingham Palace reception in the company of the world wide web's inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee.  —  The royal site, which started in 1997, will include more video material as well as historical documents.
Thanks:atul
Martin Arnold / Financial Times:
Venture capital groups make lifeline plea  —  Hundreds of promising UK technology companies are expected to fail this year because of a lack of funding, venture capitalists are warning, as they press the government to finance a £1bn ($1.4bn) fund of funds to support the sector.
Eric A. Taub / Gadgetwise:
Another Manufacturer Drops Plasma  —  Whether the rumors that Pioneer plans to pull out of the plasma TV business prove true or not, one other maker of flat panel TVs has left plasma behind: Vizio.  —  The five-year-old company, which originally made a name for itself selling lower-cost plasma and LCD TVs …
 
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Bloomberg:
DirecTV Group Said to Be in Talks With Sirius XM on Possible Transaction
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Daily Mail:
Faithless on Facebook: One in five under-30s dump partners through …
Discussion: Technically Incorrect
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Penalizing Google  —  It looks like Google penalized one of its own websites.
Discussion: Search Engine Land, Thanks:atul
Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
Would you stick with a game franchise for 10 years?
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Verizon tidbits: Versa, Touch Diamond, Pearl 8230, and more
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Cisco's Shopping List: EMC? VMware? Sun? NetApp?
Discussion: Reuters and Coop's Corner
Mscorp / Microsoft On The Issues:
Ballmer to Congress: Act Now on Stimulus Agreement
Discussion: CNET News, Tech Daily Dose and AppScout
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Where in the World Is America's CTO?
Abe Epton / Google News Blog:
Eight Ways to Help Google News Better Crawl Your Site
Discussion: WebProNews
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Photo-Sharing Site Runs Afoul of Facebook
Thanks:dmac1
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Pwn2Own hacker contest targets browsers, smart phones
Discussion: Computerworld
Heather Hopkins / Hitwise Intelligence:
Google Maps Edges Closer To MapQuest
 

 
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