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8:55 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 …
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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 …
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Palm Pre to Receive Flash Support in 2009
Discussion: Engadget and Edible Apple
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Did Adobe snub Apple with FlashPlayer 10, Palm Pre, and Development …
Discussion: Computerworld
Business Wire:
Palm Latest Mobile Industry Leader to Join Open Screen Project
Nokia:
Productivity comes first: new Eseries devices optimized for efficiency  —  Barcelona, Spain - Nokia today unveiled two new additions to its Eseries range, the Nokia E75 and Nokia E55, which are the first to ship with the company's new email user interface.  Both devices also come standard …
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Mike / Nokia Conversations:
Nokia E75 launched
James / Nokia Conversations:
Nokia E55 unveiled
Discussion: Electronic Pulp and Engadget
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
HTC Touch Pro2 is awesome in ways the Touch Pro never could be  —  So, how do you make HTC's Touch Pro — already near the top of the WInMo heap — an even beefier device?  For starters, you can throw out that nasty VGA screen of yesteryear and up it with a 3.6-inch 800 x 400 replacement.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Nokia Unveils Ovi Store, Application Sales To Debut In May  —  At the Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona, Nokia has unveiled its initiative to try and repeat the runaway succes of Apple's App Store with its own mobile storefront dubbed Ovi Store.  This was an expected move as the rumors …
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
In Web Age, Library Job Gets Update  —  It was the “aha!” moment that Stephanie Rosalia was hoping for.  —  A group of fifth graders huddled around laptop computers in the school library overseen by Ms. Rosalia and scanned allaboutexplorers.com, a Web site that, unbeknownst to the children, was intentionally peppered with false facts.
Discussion: HeyJude and TeleRead
Chris Davies / Pre Community:
GSM Palm Pre on Vodafone at MWC09  —  We've just finished up both a long video demo of the Pre - over 25 minutes, which we're currently editing and processing - but we wanted to share at least one detail from this morning.  Palm aren't announcing the GSM version of the Pre at Mobile World Congress …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia enables $99 Android/Windows CE mobile internet devices  —  Nvidia is announcing today that it wants to enable $99 mobile internet devices that can play high-definition graphics.  —  The so-called MIDs are smaller than laptop computers but less functional.
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Meet the HTC Magic, the Android-powered Vodafone exclusive formerly known as the G2  —  Y'all might know the next Android phone from HTC as the G2, but around these here parts we know it as the HTC Magic.  An exclusive to Vodafone in Europe, the Magic is of debatable sexyness when compared to the T-Mobile G1 …
BBC:
Pirate Bay file-share case starts  —  The founders of a website which carries links to unauthorised copies of music, films and TV programmes go on trial in Sweden on charges of copyright theft.  —  The Pirate Bay is the world's most high-profile file-sharing site and is being taken to court …
Discussion: The Register and Telegraph
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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.
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 …
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Business Wire:
LG Electronics, Intel Collaborate on Future Mobile Internet Devices
Discussion: UMPCPortal
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Sony Ericsson Idou first eyes-on (Update: now with video!)  —  Sony Ericsson is only teasing this one from behind glass — and for good reason, the Idou is far from completion — but we grabbed a few shots of the handset all the same.  Let us tell, it's pretty intimidating staring …
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Sinead Carew / Reuters:
TI sees projectors as popular as cell cameras  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Texas Instruments Inc has unveiled a new version of its mini-projector technology, which it sees as the next big thing in wireless after the now ubiquitous cell phone camera.  —  The chip maker is eyeing growth in features …
Discussion: IntoMobile
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Huawei says to sell 2-3 Android phones this year  —  BARCELONA (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies said on Monday it aimed to start selling 2-3 phone models using Google's Android software platform while introducing more models next year.  —  Edward Chen, head of Huawei's devices unit …
 
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John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Science gleans 60TB of behavior data from Everquest 2 logs
Ted Dziuba / The Register:
Dear Obama: Please consider open-source a waste of your time
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Link by Link: As Data Collecting Grows, Privacy Erodes
Opera Press Room:
Moving Mobile Linux forward: Opera joins the LiMo Foundation
Discussion: Phone Scoop
Financial Times:
Microsoft targets its own smartphone store
Steven Musil / CNET News:
Creditors may oust Sirius XM chief
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Orbitcast
 Earlier Items: 
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
What Convergence? TV's Hesitant March to the Net
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Sony Ericsson unveils new strategy
Discussion: mocoNews.net and Crave, Thanks:dreamsketcher
Rob Minto / Financial Times:
Android's progress elevates Google's mobile aspirations
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and AndroidGuys, Thanks:kevendones
isen.blog:
Fixing the Internet might break it worse than it's broken now.
Discussion: Techdirt
Smartphone Biz-news.com:
Bitstream Launches “Fastest Mobile Browser”
Discussion: MobilityWire, Thanks:kevendones
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
How Google's layoffs and project cancellations are affecting it's …
Discussion: New York Times and Slashdot
 

 
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