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12:15 PM ET, February 7, 2010

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MightyMike / PPCGeeks:
EXCLUSIVE Breaking News : Windows Phone 7 Details Emerge From The Depths  —  With the Mobile World Congress event making its way around the corner, we can all be for certain that it is inevitable for Windows Phone 7 to make its long awaited debut.  That being said, there have been rumours floating …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Updated: Google to Air “Search Stories” Ad During Super Bowl...  Remember when I wrote about the new “Search Stories” ads for Google's core search offerings?  —  In that post, I noted “It's truly a brand campaign: Google is not selling anything here other than its own brand …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Looks Like Google May Have A Super Bowl Commercial  —  While Google is a company built on advertising, for the most part it has stayed out of advertising itself on the dominant medium: television.  Yes, there have been those short ads for Chrome and a few for Android that it has been involved with.
Jeremy Allaire / TechCrunch:
The Future of Web Content - HTML5, Flash & Mobile Apps  —  Editor's note: This is a guest post written by Jeremy Allaire, founder and CEO of Brightcove.  Prior to Brightcove, Jeremy founded Allaire Corporation which was subsequently acquired by Macromedia due to the success of their web development tool ColdFusion.
Discussion: TechCrunchIT, TUAW and TiPb, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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Fred / A VC:
Flash, HTML5, and Mobile Apps  —  About a year ago, I wrote a post about Apple's “blind spot” for Flash.  I took more heat for that post than anything else I've written here other than political posts.  It opened my eyes to the fact that Flash vs HTML5 is one of the most politically heated topics in the tech business.
Dan Fletcher / Time:
Facebook Gifts Get Real  —  I sent my ex-girlfriend roses on Facebook.  Not a photo or some cartoonish image of roses — these were the real deal, complete with glass vase, petals and thorny connotations.  The whole thing cost precisely 534 Facebook credits — or $53.40 — and took me about 30 seconds.
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
Still Pining For An “iTablet”?  UK Company X2 Has Named Their Windows 7 Tablet Just That  —  How the hell did X2 think they could name their tablet PC the “iTablet,” and get away with it?  Sure, Apple may not be using the name, but did X2 think we weren't paying attention to all those rumors?
Discussion: T3.com News
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Buy Now, Pay Later (Maybe With Your Allowance)  —  BUSINESSES don't let 13-year-olds pay for purchases with a promise.  At least they didn't before last week.  —  A new payment option for anyone without a credit card or a debit card, no matter how young, has just become available.
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
'Don't Be Evil,' Meet ‘Spy on Everyone’: How the NSA Deal Could Kill Google  —  The company once known for its “don't be evil” motto is now in bed with the spy agency known for the mass surveillance of American citizens.  —  The National Security Agency is widely understood …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Walt Mossberg, David Carr And Michael Arrington Talk iPad With Charlie Rose  —  Charlie Rose had The Wall Street Journal/All Things D's Walt Mossberg, The New York Times' David Carr and our own Michael Arrington on his show Thursday night to talk about the Apple iPad.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Mozilla to Developers: Let's Build on Weave Sync  —  As you know, we've been following Mozilla's Weave Sync project for a long time.  Last week, the Weave Sync add-on for Firefox was made available.  Installable as an extension for Firefox, Weave is way to synchronize bookmarks, saved passwords …
Discussion: Ajaxian, PreCentral.net and weave
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
LG Shows How To Play Pirated Movies On TV  —  Using pirated films as promotional material to sell consumer electronics is nothing new.  The John Lewis store has used aXXo rips to sell iMacs in the past and Saturn, Europe's largest retailer of consumer electronics, showed pirated films to sell Macbooks.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
MacBook Pro Core i7 caught GeekBenching itself  —  If you were excited about the prospect of Core i5 MacBook Pros, which Intel briefly offered up in a contest last month, you are going to be pretty stoked about today's news from MacRumors.  —  Their forum members found a GeekBench scoring done yesterday …
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Arn / MacRumors:
Unreleased Core i7 MacBook Pro 6,1 Benchmarked? Supplies Constrained
Discussion: DisplayBlog, I4U News, Gizmodo and TUAW
 
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Michael Speck / PRWeb:
Kazaa Consumer Alert - Symantec Gets It Wrong Again
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Facebook Repeatedly Deleting Hong Kong Opposition Groups
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon Says No To Blippy  —  Blippy, the Twitter-like service …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Late Last Year, Google Overtook Apple In WebKit Code Commits
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What Your Choice of Search Engine Says About You
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Proposed battery restrictions could crimp e-commerce, air travel
Discussion: MobileCrunch
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Conan Who? NBC Disappears “The Tonight Show” From the Web.
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