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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Morgan Stanley: Mobile Internet Market Will Be Twice The Size of Desktop Internet  —  Morgan Stanley has released a couple of bulky documents about the mobile Internet: ‘The Mobile Internet Report,’ a 424-page report which explores eight major themes; and 'The Mobile Internet Report Key Themes …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Morgan Stanley drinks the Apple Kool-Aid  —  The investment bank has seen the future and it looks a lot like the iPhone  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Morgan Stanley  —  Apple's (AAPL) iPhone was the hero of an hour-long conference-call seminar on The Mobile Internet presented Tuesday by Morgan Stanley.
Federal Trade Commission:
FTC Challenges Intel's Dominance of Worldwide Microprocessor Markets  —  FTC Charges Anticompetitive Tactics Have Stifled Innovation and Harmed Consumers  —  The Federal Trade Commission today sued Intel Corp., the world's leading computer chip maker, charging that the company has illegally used …
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Mia / YouTube Blog:
What You Watched and Searched for on YouTube in 2009  —  This year has been the biggest yet for online video, and for the first time we're sharing our official Most Watched lists and some of the fastest-rising search terms on YouTube.  Some moments were big (President Obama's inauguration) …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Google: Actually, We Count Only 16,000 Apps In Android Market  —  Yesterday, I wrote a post on our sister site MobileCrunch about the estimated amount of applications that were available on Android Market according to AndroLib, which aims to serve as both a comprehensive directory …
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Europe Drops Microsoft Antitrust Case Over Browsers  —  BERLIN — European regulators dropped their antitrust case against Microsoft on Wednesday after the company agreed to offer customers a choice of rival Web browsers.  The settlement ends what could have been a second costly legal battle for the American software giant.
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Gagan Biyani / MobileCrunch:
Bar-code Scanning RedLaser iPhone App reaches 750K downloads, over $1M in revenue  —  Yep, it's still happening.  You can still become a millionaire on the iPhone without a marketing budget and a brand name.  Occipital, the company behind RedLaser [iTunes Link], has struck gold with its barcode-scanning iPhone app.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
FBI makes arrest in ‘Wolverine’ uploading case  —  “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” was uploaded to a file-sharing network last spring, before its release to theaters.  —  The FBI has accused a man of copyright infringement for allegedly uploading to the Web the feature film “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” last spring.
Jack Hebert / The Official Google Blog:
More great news sources to discover in Fast Flip  —  Three months ago, we launched Google Fast Flip, a service that seeks to make reading articles online as fast and simple as flipping through a magazine or newspaper.  It's still early in this experiment, which is why Fast Flip remains in Google Labs.
Business Wire:
Photobucket and Ontela Announce Agreement to Merge Operations  —  Combined Company to Leverage Photobucket's 22 Million Users, Ontela's Leading Edge Software and Wireless Carrier Partnerships  —  DENVER & SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Photobucket.com, Inc., one of the Web's top photo sites …
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
EXCLUSIVE: Screenshots of Twitter's New Contributors Feature  —  It's official.  Twitter's making a play for big business with features and services that distinguish select accounts from regular accounts.  After laying the foundation in 2009, the social networking service finally revealed …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
iPhone developers abandoning app model for HTML5?  —  Lots of iPhone application developers are frustrated with the process to get new apps into your hands.  It takes about three weeks lately for an app to get approved and into the iTunes store.  —  Lately I've noticed that some developers …
Roy Furchgott / Bits:
The iPhone Goes to War  —  Is the iPhone going to war?  —  On Wednesday at the 2009 Intelligence Warfighting Summit in Tucson, Raytheon, the military contractor, announced an iPhone application that tracks friends and foes, shows their positions on live, real time maps and provides secure communications.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Which Is the Top Tech Company to Work For?  —  Juniper CEO Kevin Johnson.  Photo courtesy of Juniper Networks  —  Looking for a tech job?  Well read on for the results of a new poll from Sausalito, Calif.-based Glassdoor.com as to the best — and worst — tech companies from which to draw a paycheck.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Are Google's Local Barcode Stickers Their Backdoor Check-Ins?  —  A couple weeks ago, Google sent out 190,000 2D barcode stickers to the most popular local businesses around the country who had set up a Place Page on Google Maps.  When people who are walking by a store or restaurant …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Smule, creator of hit iPhone music apps, raises $8M more  —  Smule, the company behind popular, music-based iPhone apps like Ocarina and I am T-Pain, has raised $8 million in a third round of funding.  —  The Menlo Park, Calif. company's apps usually take advantage of the iPhone's capabilities in cool …
Dan Rayburn / Silicon Alley Insider:
Amazon's New Video Streaming Service Will Disrupt The CDN Industry (AMZN, AKAM, LLWN)  —  This morning, Amazon announced that their CloudFront content delivery service now supports Flash streaming as long as the videos are stored on Amazon's S3 service.  —  Amazon has deployed version 3.5.2 …
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Apple Gestapo: How Apple Hunts Down Leaks  —  They call themselves the Worldwide Loyalty Team.  Among some employees, they are known as the Apple Gestapo, a group of moles always spying in headquarters and stores, reporting directly to Jobs and Oppenheimer.  Here's how they hunt people down.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
A Future iPhone will Control Your Desktop Remotely  —  Today, The US Patent and Trademark Office published a unique granted patent of Apple's which has yet to surface that could prove to be a very powerful tool for consumers and professionals on the go.  The concept involves using an iPhone …
Anton Shilov / X-bit labs:
Nvidia Promises Tegra 2-Based Netbooks, Smartbooks, Smartphones in 2010  —  Nvidia Pins a Lot of Hopes on Tegra 2, Expects Actual Products Next Year  —  Nvidia Corp.'s Tegra family of system-on-chip (SoC) devices gas not been exactly successful: shipments of actual devices were postponed …
Andrew LaVallee / Digits:
Foursquare Unlocks a Badge for Waze  —  Waze, the navigation and traffic-information app, offers something for the driver as well as the gamer, encouraging them to help it map new streets with a Pac Man-style simulation that awards points for taking uncharted routes.
affiliate-blog.amazon.com:
Amazon Associates and Google Blogger Now Integrated  —  Today we are excited to announce Amazon Associates for Blogger, a direct integration between Amazon Associates and Blogger.  This new collaboration enables Bloggers to monetize their content by adding relevant Amazon products …
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Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Fake Steve Jobs Waffles on Plan to Take Down AT&T  —  Internet users and AT&T customers were immediately riled up when Fake Steve Jobs — as written by the real Dan Lyons — called for a digital flash mob to take down AT&T.  —  With the crusade date and time (Friday) fast approaching …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
FCC Takes on Cable But Not Carriers With National Broadband Plan  —  The Federal Communications Commission today heard about the types of policies that need to be implemented in order to make nationwide broadband a reality as part of an update to the National Broadband Plan that's due Feb. 17.
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Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
How About a Data Plan With That Car?  —  More than 62 million consumers will have web access in their cars by 2016, according to new figures from iSuppli, vs. fewer than 1 million this year.  Predictably, the U.S. is expected to lead the charge with more than 28 million connected drivers by that time.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Search Suggestions Helps You Go Back  —  Google Operating System noticed that Google's Search suggestions got smarter.  Google Suggest, as you type, shows you search suggestions to help you complete your query.  But what if you want to refine that query?
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
TechStars Shoots North To Seattle  —  Boulder, Colorado-based startup incubator TechStars is launching a Seattle program set to debut in the fall of 2010.  Seattle-based entrepreneur and investor Andy Sack will lead the outpost.  TechStars will now have separate, annual programs in Boston, Boulder and Seattle.
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