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6:20 AM ET, February 15, 2010

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Lee / The Flash Blog:
Adobe announces Flash Player and AIR for Android  —  Right about now at Mobile World Congress, Adobe is officially announcing Flash Player 10.1 and Adobe AIR for Android.  I truly believe these technologies will redefine the mobile experience.  Kevin Hoyt recorded a great video overview showing …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
AIR For Android, And Adobe's Plan To Deliver Apps Across All Mobile Devices  —  The bane of all mobile app developers is the need to rewrite the same app over and over again for different devices: the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm Pre, Nokia, Windows Mobile.
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Brightcove Pushes Mobile Video with Flash 10.1 Support
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Two Dozen Carriers Worldwide Unite Against Apple's App Store  —  Two dozen of the world's largest mobile-phone companies, including Verizon Wireless, AT&T (NYSE: T), NTT DoCoMo (NYSE: DCM), Deutsche Telekom (NYSE: DT), China Mobile and Vodafone (NYSE: VOD), are teaming up to create an …
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James Ashton / Times of London:
Mobile phone operators' war on Apple apps  —  A DOZEN of the world's leading mobile-phone operators will this week band together to strike back at Apple's dominance of mobile applications.  —  Orange, Telefonica, AT&T and nine others are forging an alliance to build an open technology platform designed …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Samsung i8520 ‘Halo’ Android 2.1 phone with 3.7-inch Super AMOLED and pico projector (updated)  —  While Samsung is desperate for us and the world to focus on its very first Bada device — the Wave S8500 — we found something a bit more interesting for Google fans.
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Thom Holwerda / OSNews:
Teacup, Meet Storm, pt. IV: Adobe Blocking HTML5?  —  There's a bit of ruckus going on at the moment in the world of HTML5.  A number of people are claiming that Adobe has blocked the latest publication of the HTML5 standard.  However, after diving into the actual mailing list threads …
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Adobe Puts Secret Hold on HTML5 Spec
Mia / YouTube Blog:
YouTube & the Online Video Revolution  —  When we registered the YouTube domain on February 14, 2005, we set out to create a place where anyone with a video camera and an Internet connection could share a story with the world.  Five years into it, we're as committed as ever to the core beliefs …
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Though Absent, Apple Permeates Barcelona Fair  —  The biggest gathering of the global mobile phone industry begins on Monday in Barcelona, and much of the talk will be about the company that is not there: Apple.  —  Its iPhone has been imitated by larger competitors like Samsung Electronics, Nokia, LG and Research In Motion.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and VoIP Watch
Eric A. Taub / New York Times:
Local TV for Devices on the Move  —  Who has time to sit on the couch and watch TV anymore?  In the last 10 years, broadcasters have lost 25 percent of their audience.  So to win back some viewers, the industry has a plan to grab their attention while they are on the move.
Discussion: Go Rumors
Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle:
Facebook directs more online users than Google  —  A big part of the Facebook experience is how friends and family share Web links to interesting news stories, photos, videos and Internet sites.  —  This “friend-casting” of information has helped propel Facebook into a major force in directing traffic around the Web.
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Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Five Silicon Valley companies fought release of employment data, and won  —  Google, the company that wants to make the world's information accessible, says the race and gender of its workforce is a trade secret that cannot be released.  —  So do Apple, Yahoo, Oracle and Applied Materials.
Ryan Spoon:
Has Your Facebook News Feed Slowed Down?  Here's Why...  Have you noticed that your Facebook news feed has come to crawl since the new homepage rolled out?  Here's why: in addition to various layout changes, Facebook seems to have altered the Facebook news feed settings for a significant portion of users.
 
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