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10:35 AM ET, February 8, 2010

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Chris Gourlay / Times of London:
Google leaps language barrier with translator phone  —  GOOGLE is developing software for the first phone capable of translating foreign languages almost instantly — like the Babel Fish in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  —  By building on existing technologies in voice recognition …
Eric Schmidt / The Official Google Blog:
Love and the Super Bowl  —  If you watched the Super Bowl this evening you'll have seen a video from Google called “Parisian Love”.  In fact you might have watched it before, because it's been on YouTube for over three months.  We didn't set out to do a Super Bowl ad, or even a TV ad for search.
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Valerie Potter / Computerworld:
Top 10 Super Bowl tech ads  —  Remember these classics from Intel, Iomega, EDS, Apple, Xerox and more? (videos below)  —  Computerworld - This Sunday the Super Bowl is once again upon us, and that means one thing: great advertising.  (Apparently some sort of game will be going on too …
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:   Google's Display-Ad Sales Should Top $1 Billion
Brandon Miniman / pocketnow.com:
Exclusive HTC Incredible Photos (Update: Video)  —  We were just handed some leaked photos of the upcoming Verizon HTC Incredible.  The device is running on Android 2.1 with HTC Sense, and as our tipster confirms, it's running with a Snapdragon CPU (and is described as “fast, really fast") …
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb:
Verizon Blocks 4chan  —  According to 4chan's Twitter account and status update blog, they have been “explicitly blocked” by the Verizon wireless network.  —  If you're unfamiliar with 4chan and why an ISP/wireless company would block it, read more about it on Wikipedia.
Discussion: DSLreports, blogs.chron.com and Gizmodo
Retrevo blogs:
Apple iPad Hoopla Fails to Convince Buyers  —  A follow-up Retrevo Pulse study looking at consumer interest in buying the new Apple iPad indicates a failure to convince any new buyers to consider the iPad.  Not only did Apple fail to convince new buyers, it may have lost many potential buyers …
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Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's Hard iPad Sell
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com
Wu Yiyao / CHINAdaily:
Biggest hacker training site shut down  —  What is believed to be the country's biggest hacker training site has been shut down by police in Central China's Hubei province.  —  Three people were also arrested, local media reported yesterday.  —  The three, who ran Black Hawk Safety Net …
Pwarden / PeteSearch:
How to split up the US  —  As I've been digging deeper into the data I've gathered on 210 million public Facebook profiles, I've been fascinated by some of the patterns that have emerged.  My latest visualization shows the information by location, with connections drawn between places that share friends.
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Google doppelgänger casts riddle over interwebs  —  Why is Google routing the world through ‘Googol’?  —  Sometime in the middle of October, Google silently launched a new net domain - a barely-disguised doppelgänger to the familiar google.com - and according to the latest stats …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Tapulous launches new iPhone game, Riddim Ribbon  —  Tapulous has managed to maintain a strong business on the iPhone with its Tap Tap Revenge music games, despite the entry of RockBand from the big guys, MTV Networks and Electronic Arts.  Now Tapulous wants to hit another home run with a new music app for the iPhone.
Jeffrey Burt / eWeek:
IBM Unveils Power7 Systems, Ramps Up Competition Against HP, Sun  —  IBM is rolling out the first of its Power7 systems as it looks to grab more market share in the $14 billion Unix server space from HP and Sun.  The move comes as HP and Intel prepare to release the next-generation Itanium processor …
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Mobile ad exchange Mobclix teams with Nielsen to sharpen ad targeting for 890,000 households  —  Mobile advertising is one of the hottest fields we report on at VentureBeat.  Gartner analysts expect it to be a $7.4 billion market by the end of 2014.  Not as big as Google's $20 billion-ish ad economy …
Discussion: MediaPost
Heidi Blake / Telegraph:
British Library to offer 19th Century first editions for free download on Amazon Kindle  —  The British Library is to make more than 65,000 rare first editions of 19th Century fiction available for the public to download for free from the spring.  —  Owners of the Amazon Kindle e-book device …
Discussion: Times of London and Kindle Review
Beth Mellor / Bloomberg:
SAP's Chief Executive Apotheker Resigns, McDermott, Snabe Named Co-CEOs  —  Feb. 7 (Bloomberg) — SAP AG, the world's biggest maker of business-management software, said Chief Executive Officer Leo Apotheker has resigned with immediate effect and will be replaced by Bill McDermott …
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PC World:
Nokia Targeted in US Class Action Suit  —  A class action complaint against Nokia alleges the company committed securities fraud when describing its operations in 2008.  —  The class action complaint was filed on Friday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Discussion: mocoNews and eWeek
Bill Brenner / Computerworld:
ShmooCon: Inside FarmVille's sinister underbelly  —  CSO - You see it all the time on Facebook: A friend moving on up in FarmVille.  Another friend trying to expand his posse in Mafia Wars.  Everyone thinks of them as harmless third-party applications, free from the crooks and cooks of cyberspace.
 
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Zeus Attack Spoofs NSA, Targets .gov and .mil
The Moderate Voice:
White House Makes Full Copyright Claim on Photos
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Appeals Court Says Internet Content Should Be Held To Standards …
Agence France Presse:
Internet down in Iran ahead of demos
Discussion: Mashable! and The Next Web
Whitson Gordon / Lifehacker:
Twitter Reactions Shows What the Twitterverse is Saying About That Web Page
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Flash, HTML5, and Mobile Apps
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