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11:45 AM ET, February 10, 2010

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Opera Press Room:
Opera Mini for iPhone sneak peek  —  Exclusive press and partner preview at MWC 2010  —  Opera Software, maker of the world's most popular mobile Web browser, plans to reveal Opera Mini for iPhone in an exclusive press and partner preview during the 2010 Mobile World Congress (MWC).
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Opera Mini for iPhone to be revealed next week, available never
Discussion: DailyTech
Punit Singh Soni / Google Mobile Blog:
Introducing Google Buzz for mobile: See buzz around you and tag posts with your location.  —  Today we announced Google Buzz, a new product that integrates with your Gmail inbox and makes it easy to start rich conversations about the things you find interesting.
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Todd Jackson / The Official Google Blog:
Introducing Google Buzz  —  We've blogged before about our thoughts on the social web, steps we've taken to add social features to our products, and efforts like OpenSocial that propose common tools for building social apps.  With more and more communication happening online …
Brad Fitzpatrick:
Want to connect your blog or some other feed to Google Buzz?  This is a guide.
Discussion: Geekword
AT&T:
AT&T Selects LTE Equipment Suppliers  —  Agreements with Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson Extend Existing 3G Relationships to Cover Planned Deployment of Next-Generation LTE Mobile Broadband Network
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AT&T starts vendor selection for LTE trials; Picks Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson  —  Updated: AT&T has picked Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson as its two equipment suppliers for its planned wireless broadband upgrade in 2011.  —  AT&T will roll out field trials of Long Term Evolution (LTE) …
Discussion: PR Newswire, Gizmodo and Electronista
The Official Google Blog:
Think big with a gig: Our experimental fiber network  —  Imagine sitting in a rural health clinic, streaming three-dimensional medical imaging over the web and discussing a unique condition with a specialist in New York.  Or downloading a high-definition, full-length feature film in less than five minutes.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Disney's Iger Takes Big Swig Of iPad Kool-Aid  —  Bob Iger wasn't on stage for the iPad launch last month, but the Disney CEO just gave a demo spiel Steve Jobs, the company's largest shareholder, would applaud about a “really compelling” device that could be a game changer.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL Integrates Facebook Chat Into AIM  —  AOL Instant Messenger is integrating Facebook Connect to allow AIM users to chat with their Facebook friends.  The image to the right shows how the initial sign up will look.  —  We expect AOL and Facebook to make an announcement on the product on Wednesday …
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Royal Pingdom:
Twitter: Now more than 1 billion tweets per month  —  Over the past few months there has been plenty of speculation around the Web that Twitter's growth has stalled, but if we look at activity on Twitter in terms of the number of tweets, this is far from the truth.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
HTC Legend makes an encore appearance, this time with specs  —  The race is on to see how many angles of HTC's upcoming Legend can be snapped before the phone's official debut, so here's our next submission.  As you can see, the hard-edged aluminum theme continues to wrap its way around …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Google makes biggest gain in smartphone market share  —  US mobile users are increasingly getting into text messaging, Internet browsing, and social networks as they continue to shift to more capable devices.  Additionally, Apple's and Google's share of the smartphone market is inching …
Simon Walker / AndroidSPIN:
HTC Scorpion Leaked.  Maybe 1.5Ghz Processor.  Android 2.2.  Is it real?  —  Is the HTC / Google Nexus one the king of the crop anymore?  —  Not if the following rumor has any validity.  —  More and more rumors appear everyday about new devices coming from HTC and this latest leaked build file looks …
Jamie Davidson / The Official Google Blog:
Safety Mode: giving you more control on YouTube  —  Diversity of content is one of the great things about YouTube.  But we know that some of you want a more controlled experience.  That's why we're announcing Safety Mode, an opt-in setting that helps screen out potentially objectionable content …
Jeff Kunins / The Windows Blog:
Windows Live Messenger - a short history  —  Hi, my name is Jeff Kunins, and I am the Group Program Manager (GPM) for social networking across Windows Live.  In other words, I'm totally focused on partnering with and connecting to social networks and other web services that you already love …
USA Today:
Some ditch social networks to reclaim time, privacy  —  By Marco R. della Cava, USA TODAY  —  Facebook reports that it has 400 million active users worldwide.  Make that 399,999,999.  Laura LeNoir is done.  —  “I feel better, I feel lighter, I got my privacy back,” says LeNoir, 42 …
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
iPad Costs Leave Room for Price Cuts  —  Apple may pay as little as $219.35 for the new tablet's parts, says iSuppli.  That leaves room to cut the price of a device that analysts say may be too expensive  —  Apple's (AAPL) iPad tablet computer, introduced Jan. 27, may have component costs …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Bloomberg
Matt Rosoff / Digital Noise:
Microsoft on iTunes in 2003: ‘We were smoked’  —  There has been a lot of commentary following last week's New York Times op-ed by Dick Brass, a former Microsoft executive who claims that the company is bogged down by process and infighting, and has hence lost its ability to innovate.
Discussion: Engadget, Gadgetell and PC World
Dave Caolo / TUAW:
iPad pre-orders overwhelm Norwegian stores  —  Who's got low expectations for the iPad?  Not the Norwegians, as one local store can't keep up with pre-orders.  —  Late last week, retailer Eplehuset (Apple House) suspended pre-orders all together when they sold out.
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Debuts XHP: More PHP Enhancement  —  Last week, we were chasing our tails in giddiness over HipHop, a newly open-sourced PHP runtime developed in house at Facebook.  —  Today, amid the rabid excitement over Google Buzz, Facebook quietly pumped some more code into the world.
Asdf / The Twitter Engineering Blog:
The Anatomy of a Whale  —  By Ed Ceaser (@asdf) and Nick Kallen (@nk)  —  Sometimes it's really hard to figure out what's causing problems in a web site like Twitter.  But over time we have learned some techniques that help us to solve the variety of problems that occur in our complex web site.
Thanks:atul
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL's Surphace Goes Self Serve With Private Beta Of S4  —  Surphace, previously called Sphere, is an excellent tool for bloggers and other publishers to add related content to their articles and posts.  The company, which was acquired by AOL in 2008, has now released S4 …
PC World:
PayPal: India Payments Suspended for ‘at Least a Few Months’  —  PayPal said a ban on personal transactions to and from India will continue for “at least a few months” while the online payment service tries to resolve a problem with local regulators.  —  The ban, which began Saturday …
Discussion: The Register
 
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
As Predicted, a Not-Terrible Quarter for the New York Times …
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Twitter Uses BitTorrent For Server Deployment
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Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Hacker ‘Mudge’ gets DARPA job
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Russia's Quintura Says Google Infringing Visual Search Patent
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Acer E110 with Android and Acer P300 with Windows Mobile unveiled
Damian Rollison / VentureBeat:
Point, click: a review of gesture control technologies
Stephanie Pappas / LiveScience:
3-D Movies are Harder to Pirate, for Now
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Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
What Do We Want? Our Data. When Do We Want It? Now!
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Blog of Rights:
Cybersecurity is Not Your Gig, NSA!
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Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:
Yahoo Launches SQL Interface to Twitter
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Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
ESPN Plays Up the Web
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
An Annual Report on One Man's Life
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Apple seen extending exclusive iPhone deal with AT&T
 

 
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