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5:10 PM ET, February 15, 2009

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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Mining The Thought Stream  —  What if you could peer into the thoughts of millions of people as they were thinking those thoughts or shortly thereafter?  And what if all of these thoughts were immediately available in a database that could be mined easily to tell you what people both individually …
Discussion: metarand, Thanks:kevendones
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Tracking the iPhone's bubble of hype  —  Think of the jagged light blue line in the fever chart at right as the bubble of hype that keeps Apple's (AAPL) iPhone floating above of its competitors.  —  What you're looking at is a snapshot of a Google Trends chart comparing the number of times the word …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Do We Need a New Internet?  —  Two decades ago a 23-year-old Cornell University graduate student brought the Internet to its knees with a simple software program that skipped from computer to computer at blinding speed, thoroughly clogging the then-tiny network in the space of a few hours.
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo:
Sony Ericsson Idou Arrives In Second Half 2009 With 16:9 Touchscreen, 12MP Camera  —  Sony Ericsson kicked of the MWC show a bit early today with a press conference for a slick new phone: The enigmatically named Idou.  —  With an OS based on Symbian, the Idou continues the cameraphone megapixel pissing match …
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Taylor Buley / Forbes:
Twitter's Analytical Business Plan  —  The popular messaging service plans to make money from selling analytics and other services.  —  BURLINGAME, Calif. - Sitting inside a conference room at Twitter, BlackBerry in hand, Kevin Thau is all business.  —  In his first interview since taking charge …
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
The Definitive Primer to the Pirate Bay Trial  —  The trial against the Pirate Bay will start in Sweden on Monday, and file sharers and P2P journalists alike can hardly contain themselves.  The Times of London has dubbed it the “Internet piracy trial of the decade,” and the Pirate Bay's staff …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
MTV Pulls The Plug On Embeddable Videos [Update]  —  When NBC Universal and News Corporation-backed Hulu launched in Fall 2007, it was a signal that old television media might actually grasp the distributive power of the internet.  Not only were great programs made available for free as streaming videos …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and MTVN Content API
Fred / A VC:
How Patent Trolls Are A Tax On Innovation  —  I've written on the subjects of patents before on this blog and on the Union Square Ventures weblog.  There have been good discussions around this issue, both in this post and in the sessions event that the USV weblog posts talks about.
Thanks:atul
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Is this the Sony Ericsson “Reese”?  —  There's no question Sony Ericsson is under an enormous amount of pressure to release a relevant handset that appeals to the masses.  If the alleged leaked advertisement of an upcoming handset you see before you is any indication of things to come however …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and Engadget Mobile
David Gonzales / Samsung Central:
Samsung OmniaHD to feature 720P HD-video capture with 3.7-inch AMOLED screen and more  —  By now you are probably already familiar with the Samsung OmniaHD.  But without official wording from the company, a few things still haven't been made clear.  While it still hasn't been stated …
Lidija Davis / ReadWriteWeb:
A Computer Repair Utility Kit You Can Run From a Thumb Drive  —  Technibble, the Australian site for aspiring computer techies, recently released the second version of its popular Computer Repair Utility Kit, a collection of 57 hand picked tools to help you diagnose and repair your Windows machine.
Discussion: digg.com, Thanks:kevendones
Rob Walker / New York Times:
A Successful Failure  —  FAIL WHALE  —  Yiying Lu, an artist and a designer in Sydney, Australia, has made a number of appealing illustrations, many featuring animals.  But one image in her portfolio is far more likely to be familiar to at least some of you than any of the others …
Discussion: TechNation Australia, Thanks:atul
 
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
A brief history of chip fibs, flops: Intel, IBM, AMD
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
uTorrent Adds Google Powered Torrent Search
Discussion: Beyond Search and digg.com
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
As The Economy Sours, LinkedIn's Popularity Grows
Discussion: CNET News
Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
Stimulus package to expand Net's reach
Robert ScobleFri / Fast Company:
What Microsoft Can Learn About Retail from Apple and Best Buy
Thom Holwerda / OSNews:
Linux Version of Chrome To Use Gtk+
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Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Surpasses 175 Million Users, Continuing to Grow by 600k Users/Day
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
ComScore To Report Google Maps Now Number 1
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Google Android Phones To Be Remotely Rescued
John Mahoney / Gizmodo:
How To: Tether the iPhone or G1 To Your Laptop For Free 3G Broadband
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