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4:45 PM ET, February 11, 2009

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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 …
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Readies The Meter For Its First Web Services Business  —  Yahoo is announcing several changes to its Search BOSS service, which lets developers incorporate web results from Yahoo's main search index into their own web apps.  The biggest of these changes intends to transform one of Yahoo's …
Discussion: eWeek, Industry Standard and Obsessable, Thanks:searchmonkey
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).
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Blassey / Brad's Blog:
Fennec Milestone Release for Windows Mobile  —  On behalf of everyone who have been tirelessly working towards this goal, I would like to announce that our first milestone release of Fennec for Windows Mobile is now available for download.  —  This release is pre-alpha …
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Mozilla releases pre-alpha web browser for the HTC Touch Pro
Discussion: IntoMobile and Mashable!
Heather Hopkins / Hitwise Intelligence:
Google Maps Edges Closer To MapQuest  —  A few weeks ago I thought I was onto something very hot.  I was getting ready to announce that Google Maps had caught up to MapQuest in share of US Internet visits.  I decided to wait a week to be sure things held.  Since then, MapQuest has regained …
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Old Habits Die Hard: MapQuest Still #1 Mapping Service  —  MapQuest was once the unquestioned leader among online mapping services.  And while others like Google Maps or Microsoft's Live Search Maps offer a more modern interface and far more features than MapQuest, the latest data …
Discussion: AdAge and CloudAve
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Outbrain Raises $12 Million Series B; Massive $18 Million Total Funding To-Date  —  Last year NY-based Outbrain raised a $5 million Series A round of funding.  Today the company is announcing a new Series B round of funding to the tune of $12 million.  Including a $1 million angel funding …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Obama: I'm a PC  —  I realize people have bigger things on their minds these days, but how did the blogosphere not pick up on this yesterday?  —  Because while it's interesting (and important) to note that Intel (INTC) has committed to spending $7 billion in the U.S.-apparently …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
25 Random Things Meme Is a Boon for Facebook  —  According to the latest data from Compete, the ‘25 Random Things About Me’ meme has not only given us access to a plethora of random facts about people we barely know, but this digital fad has also been good for Facebook.
Discussion: broadstuff
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.
Discussion: MacRumors and The iPhone Blog
Electronista:
First NVIDIA Ion system a desktop, due in spring  —  NVIDIA at a press conference in Taiwan today provided early details of launch plans for the first systems based on its Ion platform.  The company's mainboard chipset manager Drew Henry says the first system based on the architecture …
Discussion: TheAppleBlog, TechSpot and Engadget
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia scores a couple of deals with Wintel
Discussion: The Register, Digits and Computerworld
Angela Gunn / BetaNews:
Adobe: Microsoft's Silverlight ‘has really fizzled’  —  Addressing attendees at a tech-and-telecom conference on Tuesday, Adobe EVP and CFO Mark Garrett spoke of the challenges ahead.  Microsoft's software doesn't appear to be one of them.  —  Speaking at a fireside-chat style event …
Don Reisinger / Webware.com:
Google surges in U.S. search engine rankings  —  Nielsen Online released its January 2009 U.S. search engine rankings Wednesday and not surprisingly, Google has a commanding lead.  —  The research firm said 9.4 billion queries were submitted to search engines during the month, representing a 28.5 percent year-over-year growth.
Elizabeth Holmes / Wall Street Journal:
Surviving the Drama of the Twitter Awards  —  The microblog site Twitter has raised trivial communication to an art form.  Inevitably, it has its gala awards ceremony complete with feuding contestants.  —  Winners of the first annual Shorty Awards, honoring users of the medium of 140-character messages …
Discussion: Contentinople, Digits and BetaNews, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Why Spend $350 Million to Map Broadband?  —  Deep inside the stimulus bill that passed the Senate Tuesday is an allocation of up to $350 million for making a “nationwide inventory map of existing broadband service capability and availability in the United States.”
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Turn-By-Turn Voice Navigation Comes to Jailbroken iPhones  —  Six months after the App Store was launched, the iPhone app gray market lives on: turn-by-turn navigation has come to jailbroken iPhones in the form of xGPS.  UPDATED  —  xGPS uses Google's map data and driving directions …
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life blog:
Spotify versus last.fm  —  If you want music streamed to your computer for free there's already a big choice.  As the ailing record industry thrashes around in search of a viable business model for the digital age, all sorts of deals are being done with new online services.
Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
Blip.tv gives videomakers a chance to be a star  —  Everybody's in show biz.  —  Just ask Dina Kaplan, a co-founder of Blip.tv, the video website that distributes some 38,000 homegrown shows across the Web, and splits ad revenue 50/50 with the folks who make them.
Discussion: Beet.TV
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Remember That Company You Sold Last Year?  Riiight.  Its Buyer Wants Its Money Back  —  It's no surprise that in a crummy market, money disputes tend to surface more than when everyone is feeling flush.  But it may surprise you to learn that those disputes are taking place over startups sold as long ago as in mid 2007.
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 customer 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.
Discussion: The Register and CNN
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Modu Comes Out Of The Woodwork With A Truly Innovative Mobile Offering  —  Modu, the heavily-funded Israel-based modular phone manufacturer that enables you to slip a light mobile device into a variety of so-called “jackets” (think music players, other cellphones, car stereos, digital cameras …
internetnews.com:
Cybercriminals Launch Attacks Through Digg  —  Bad guys leverage celebrities' names to put malware on victims' PCs.  —  Once again, hackers are using celebrity names in order to get people to download malware onto their PCs.  This time, they are using the popular news aggregator Digg …
BBC:
New service is all in a day's SMS  —  Digital Planet  —  A new scheme that distributes simple tasks via text messages is being used to target a potential untapped work force in developing countries.  —  Txteagle is making it possible for many people in countries like Kenya to earn small amounts …
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Pwn2Own hacker contest targets browsers, smart phones  —  After two straight years of taking dead aim at Macbooks and Windows-powered machines, hackers at this year's CanSecWest conference will have shiny new targets: Web browsers and mobile phones.  —  According to CanSecWest organisers …
Discussion: Computerworld
Karen Brettell / Reuters:
Moody's cuts Charter, cites bankruptcy expectation  —  Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday cut its ratings on Charter Communications Inc (CHTR.O) to an even more speculative grade, citing an expectation that the company faces an imminent bankruptcy.  —  Moody's cut Charter's corporate family rating …
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Clearwire Funding Gap May Put Backers' Internet Expansion Plans on Hold  —  Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) — Clearwire Corp. may have to delay its network expansion if it fails to close a funding gap of about $2 billion, dealing a setback to investors such as Intel Corp. and Google Inc. that want to break …
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
App Store tally: 20,000 apps in seven months  —  iPhone and iPod touch users looking to download software from Apple's App Store now have 20,000 programs to choose from—at least according to one Web site's count.  —  Apptism, an iPhone app activity aggregator, says that the 20,000th iPhone app …
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Facebook's Future Is Mobile
Discussion: Portfolio
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Photo-Sharing Site Runs Afoul of Facebook
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Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Lego and Alcatel teaming up to release Lego phone
Alex Curtis / Public Knowledge:
Copyright Filtering in Stimulus Bill
Adam Lovallo / Inside Facebook:
The MySpace Platform, One Year Later: Games Dominating
Tameka Kee / paidContent.org:
It's Been A Year Since AOL's Big Widget Play, But How Real Is The ‘Widget Economy’?
Discussion: PR Newswire
Matti Huuhtanen / E-Commerce Times:
Nokia Lays Off 320 Researchers, Dials Back Production
Discussion: Reuters and CNET News
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Sony Music woes extend to digital sales
Discussion: paidContent.org and Coolfer
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Microsoft kills off public availability of Windows 7 beta
Max Zeledon / Business Week:
StockTwits May Change How You Trade
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Why We Don't Write About Twitter Every Day
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