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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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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.
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 …
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) …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: The Next Web Network
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
RepairPal Grabs $4 Million For Google Health For Cars  —  Startup RepairPal, an auto repair and maintenance information site, has raised $4 million in Series A funding led by Tugboat Ventures, with Rick Keister, David Strohm, Mark Goines, and Michael Torres participating.
Discussion: alarm:clock and VentureBeat
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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Between the Lines and The Register
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 …
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.
Bruno Bowden / The Official Google Blog:
Browser Size: a tool to see how others view your website  —  In a newspaper, the most important story is featured on the front page.  If it's a really important piece, then it's placed “above the fold,” which means you can find it on the top half of the first page — the bottom half …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Google Code Blog
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
The Times and Bit.ly Roll Out ‘nyti.ms’ Short Links  —  Eagle-eyed fans of Twitter and The New York Times may have noticed a change in the Web addresses used to share some articles from The Times's Web site on Twitter.  Beginning Wednesday, the links are compressed into a custom New York Times URL that begins with “nyti.ms.”
Discussion: CNET News
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Zune HD Twitter app now live UPDATE: it censors tweets!  —  It was a slow rollout today, but the promised Zune HD Twitter app is now live in Marketplace.  We've been playing with it a little since we got it, and while it's definitely one of the more attractive mobile Twitter clients we've come across …
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 …
David Coursey / PC World:
Google's Nexus One: World-Changer or Just a Bad Idea?  —  Google's Nexus One smartphone is a shot across the bow of many entrenched competitors, enough to make us wonder whether Google has some master plan for world domination or has merely gone loopy.  —  If you combine all the speculation …
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 …
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
RapidShare Partners With Warner Bros., Plans to Launch Movie Download Site  —  RapidShare.com, the controversial one-click file hoster, is working on a movie site with plans to eventually include paid downloads of major Hollywood blockbusters.  The Switzerland-based company is testing …
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.
Matt Cameron / BlackBerry Cool:
ScanLife barcode reader for BlackBerry now includes UPC/EAN codes  —  ScanLife barcode reader for BlackBerry has been updated today.  Previously, ScanLife could read 2D codes such as QR, Datamatrix and EZcode.  With the latest version, you can read UPC/EAN codes from all major products, books and DVD's.
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
Neato Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Challenges the Roomba  —  Americans love gadgets and hate housework.  Not surprisingly, Roomba, a robotic vacuum cleaner, has become a hit among consumers.  —  Now, a new home robot promises to offer some competition to iRobot's Roomba.
Discussion: Engadget, SlashGear and DVICE
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Mozilla exec: Bing is not popular enough for Firefox  —  Asa Dotzler, Mozilla's director of community development, explains why an add-on is required to add Bing as a search option from within Firefox.  —  If you download a fresh copy of Firefox, you'll note that the default search engine …
JetSetCD / Jaunted:
Continental Hops On The In-Flight WiFi Bandwagon With Gogo  —  We have a saying here at Jaunted when it comes to In-Flight WiFi: even if you're late to the party, at least you've made it to the party.  This absolutely applies to good old Continental Airlines who, after recently going cashless cabin …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Electronista
 
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