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3:05 PM ET, February 13, 2010

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Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Rumoured Microsoft Project Pink phone “Turtle” confirmed at FCC  —  Sharp has revealed pictures of the rumoured Microsoft “Project Pink” device ‘Turtle’ in an FCC filing this week.  —  Sharp manufactured the original Sidekick for Danger, a company Microsoft acquired in February 2008.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 Series: that's the name  —  So we were just casually strolling through Plaça d'Espanya today in front of Fira de Barcelona — better known as the site of MWC 2010 this coming week — and we couldn't help but notice that Microsoft's digs at the Hotel Catalonia across …
Pokeyourheadoff / ZuneBoards:
Rumored Pink Phone “Turtle” Filed at FCC  —  Does this look familiar to you?  Well it should:  —  Image Source: Gizmodo  —  Today, Sharp, who manufactured the Sidekick for Danger, filed with the FCC for a “CDMA Slide Phone with WLAN & BT,” a device that looks remarkably like the images …
Daily Mobile:
Pictures: Samsung S8500 “Wave” - Leaked Photos  —  Here are some high quality pictures of the Samsung S8500 aka Wave, the first phone with the Bada operative system from Samsung.  —  Samsung Wave specs:  — 3.3"amoled screen  — 5mpix autofocus, flash  — 720p video  — 2gb internal memory
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
A Guide To Following The 2010 Winter Olympics Online  —  The 2010 Winter Olympics kick off in Vancouver tonight, and for those of you who can't be tied to your TV every night to watch the opening and closing ceremonies and competitions, here's a compilation of sites where you can not only …
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Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Google pulls Vancouver luge crash video off YouTube, still up elsewhere
Discussion: Softpedia News, Techland and Techdirt
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Google Scrambles to Tweak Buzz Privacy Settings  —  Less than a week after Google introduced a new social networking service, Google Buzz, the company is working feverishly to address user unease about the privacy of the product.  —  Google Buzz lets users share posts and notes with people …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google May Offer Buzz Independently From Gmail
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Tom Has Finally Reached His MySpace Friend Limit  —  MySpace cofounder Tom Anderson supposedly begged to keep his job when the rest of the founding team was shown the door nine months ago.  They kept him on, almost as a mascot.  He was, after all, the first friend everyone had when signing up to MySpace.
Thanks:alexiat
Frédéric Filloux / Washington Post:
Apple's iPad could be game-changer in digital-media censorship  —  I live in a country (France) where censorship is a big deal.  It comes mostly from greedy celebrities; they use a legal system that largely favors them.  Often, they find a compassionate judge to rule on the issue …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Apple's top 10 issues: AT&T, the App Store, and ... computers?  —  John Gruber, author of popular Apple-focused blog Daring Fireball, just finished his presentation at the MacWorld conference in San Francisco, where he walked through what he sees as Apple's top 10 issues.
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Looking for a Date?  A Site Suggests You Check the Data  —  Looking for love on an online dating service?  —  If you're a man, don't smile in your profile picture, and don't look into the camera.  If you're a woman, skip photos that focus on your physical assets and pick one that shows …
Zoe Kleinman / BBC:
Cyber attacks against Australia ‘will continue’  —  An activist group that temporarily blocked access to key Australian government websites plans to continue its cyber attacks, the BBC has learned.  —  The group, known as Anonymous, was protesting against the Australian government's proposals …
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Renai LeMay / Delimiter:   Anonymous: Attacks better than signing a petition
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Sagem Orga's SIMFi merges WiFi with SIM cards at long last, turns any phone into a hotspot  —  Thought WiFi spectrum was congested now?  You ain't seen nothin' yet, because SIM card provider Sagem Orga has hooked up with Telefonica to develop a marvel of modern technology called “SIMFi” …
Boy Genius Report:
RIM making “big” announcement Tuesday, BESX, unlimited and free?  Cloud syncing?  —  We've been able to independently confirm the following details, though we don't believe we have all of the information surrounding this announcement yet.  —  With that said, according to multiple RIM employees …
 
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