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1:20 AM ET, February 16, 2009

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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Mobile Flash apps get better distribution, more money  —  In advance of this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Adobe is making several announcements to encourage developers to build applications using its Flash and AIR platforms.  The biggest announcements are a new distribution method …
Discussion: eWeek, The Register and Business Wire
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Flash 10 coming to most smartphones in 2010  —  BARCELONA—A full-fledged version of the Adobe Flash player is coming soon to a whole slew of smartphones.  Unfortunately, Apple's iPhone isn't one of them.  —  Adobe announced at the GSMA Mobile World Congress here Monday that Flash Player 10 …
Discussion: Computerworld
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Palm Pre to Receive Flash Support in 2009  —  BARCELONA—Adobe Flash 10 will be integrated into the Palm Pre's browser sometime in 2009, the company said Monday.  Adobe also inaugurated a $10 million fund for Flash application development and showed a new Adobe Reader Mobile SDK …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Did Adobe snub Apple with FlashPlayer 10, Palm Pre, and Development …
Discussion: Business Wire
Dylan McGrath / EE Times:
Adobe, Nokia launch fund for Open Screen apps
Discussion: Adobe
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: everwas, UMBC ebiquity, metarand and HighTouch, Thanks:kevendones
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 …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Sony Ericsson unveils new strategy  —  BARCELONA - Sony Ericsson has been hit hard by the global recession, but the company says it has a new strategy focused on services and entertainment that it hopes will get it back on track.  —  On Sunday evening here on the eve of GSMA's Mobile World Congress …
Discussion: mocoNews.net and Crave, Thanks:dreamsketcher
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel scores LG as a customer for mobile internet device that can make phone calls  —  Intel is announcing an important new collaboration with cell phone maker LG Electronics in a strategically important market for the world's biggest chip maker.  —  Intel has been touting mobile internet devices …
Discussion: eWeek, GigaOM, CNET News and The Register
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Microsoft Recite for Windows Mobile previewed  —  Microsoft Recite Technology Preview is now available for a select few Windows Mobile phones.  It allows you to take short notes and later search for them, all with just your voice.  —  Microsoft has released a “Technology Preview” …
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Chris Walters / Consumerist:
Facebook's New Terms Of Service: “We Can Do Anything We Want With Your Content.  Forever.”  —  Facebook's terms of service (TOS) used to say that when you closed an account on their network, any rights they claimed to the original content you uploaded would expire.  Not anymore.
Discussion: UMBC ebiquity, Thanks:sampad
Computerworld:
Lenovo device delivers e-mail via BlackBerrys to turned-off ThinkPads  —  Lenovo Constant Connect serves as an e-mail go-between  —  Computerworld) Business travelers will be able to use their BlackBerry smartphones to automatically forward e-mail to their ThinkPad notebook PCs …
Discussion: eWeek, Crave and Gizmodo
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
What Convergence?  TV's Hesitant March to the Net  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — You would be hard-pressed to find a screen today that does not have Internet access.  It's not just the PC and the phone — online content appears in elevators, in the back of taxis and at your airplane seat.
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
How Google's layoffs and project cancellations are affecting it's culture of innovation  —  The New York Times has an article titled How Google Decides to Pull the Plug which talks about the rationale behind the rash of abandoned and cancelled projects that have come out of the Big G in recent months.
Rob Minto / Financial Times:
Android's progress elevates Google's mobile aspirations  —  As Mobile World Congress begins, it is easy to forget how quickly Google has become part of the mobile story.  At last year's event, Google had only just unveiled Android, its open-source mobile operating system.  The G1 phone was still just a rumour.
Discussion: Android and Me, Thanks:kevendones
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
News from The Pirate Bay Press Conference  —  The joint press conference was held mainly in Swedish and there was very little English.  The media present had applied for invitations, and some representatives from the media had already been banned from attending by The Pirate Bay.
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Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
The Definitive Primer to the Pirate Bay Trial
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Niclas Mika / Reuters:
Mobile data demand up despite economy: survey
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Fixing the Internet might break it worse than it's broken now.
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Smartphone Biz-news.com:
Bitstream Launches “Fastest Mobile Browser”
Discussion: MobilityWire, Thanks:kevendones
David Willey / BBC:
Italy police warn of Skype threat
Tom Espiner / CNET News:
Tech coalition launches sweatshop probe
Discussion: Slashdot
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CANON HAS NO SENSE OF HUMOR, TRIES TO SHUT DOWN FAKE CHUCK WESTFALL …
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David Gonzales / Samsung Central:
Samsung OmniaHD to feature 720P HD-video capture with 3.7-inch …
Fred / A VC:
How Patent Trolls Are A Tax On Innovation
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Lidija Davis / ReadWriteWeb:
A Computer Repair Utility Kit You Can Run From a Thumb Drive
Discussion: digg.com, Thanks:kevendones
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
A brief history of chip fibs, flops: Intel, IBM, AMD
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
MTV Pulls The Plug On Embeddable Videos [Update]
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