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4:55 PM ET, February 15, 2010

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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Windows Phone 7 Series: Everything Is Different Now  —  It's astounding that until this moment, three years after the iPhone, the biggest software company in the world basically didn't compete in mobile.  Windows Phone 7 Series is more than the Microsoft smartphone we've been waiting for.
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Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 7 Series  —  New phones designed for life in motion to debut at holiday 2010.  —  Today at Mobile World Congress 2010, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the next generation of Windows® Phones, Windows Phone 7 Series.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 Series is official, and Microsoft is playing to win  —  Windows Phone 7 Series.  Get used to the name, because it's now a part of the smartphone vernacular... however verbose it may seem.  Today Microsoft launches one of its most ambitious (if not most ambitious) projects: the rebranding of Windows Mobile.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 Series hands-on and impressions (updated with video)  —  Forget everything you know about Windows Mobile.  Seriously, throw the whole OS concept in a garbage bin or incinerator or something.  Microsoft has done what would have been unthinkable for the company just a few years ago: started from scratch.
Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:   Windows Phone 7 Is Impressive, But 3 Challenges Remain for Microsoft
Charles Golvin / The Forrester Blog …:
Microsoft's Path To Success In The Consumer Mobile Market
Discussion: Digits and eWeek
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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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Adobe Prepares for a World without Apple's Blessing
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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Richard Wray / Guardian:
Google plays down hopes of mobile app alliance
Discussion: TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb
Alex Pham / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Apple to wrap digital books in FairPlay copy protection  —  When Apple launches its iBook store to sell titles for its new iPad device in March, many of its titles are expected to come with a set of handsome digital locks designed to deter piracy.  —  Veteran iTunes customers will recognize …
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Apple Bans iPhone Hackers Apple ID from App Store  —  Well it looks like Apple has started banning iPhone hackers from the iTunes App Store.  Sherif Hashim, the iPhone developer and hacker who recently found an exploit in the latest iPhone OS 3.1.3, which could enable the unlock on 05.12.01 baseband …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Symbian 3 Launches, Has iPhone Envy  —  Symbian Foundation , the open source foundation, has (almost) launched its much-awaited Symbian 3 mobile operating system.  If you watch the video, it looks like an OS desperately trying to catch up to its nemesis, the iPhone.
Discussion: Business Wire
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Magdav / Symbian:
Symbian announces Symbian^3 and immediately gives it away
Sean Cooper / Engadget:
Motorola Quench hands-on with video  —  We had a quick tour today of Motorola's new Quench — or CLIQ XT as it'll be called on T-Mobile USA when it launches next month — and for an eighth outing in the Android world, it's pretty slick.  Sure it lacks keyboard, but the touchscreen …
Discussion: Android and Me
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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.
Dennis Howlett / Irregular Enterprise:
Oracle kills free support blog and Twitter account  —  Last Friday Chris Warticki's Oracle Support Blog was torn down.  Chris is a 10 year Oracle support veteran who had been providing the community with valuable tips.  ‘RNM’ distills the position: … Ask a group of Oracle observers …
BBC:
The ‘cheapest phone on Earth’ aims for the developing world  —  Mobile phone operator Vodafone has launched what it says is the “lowest-cost mobile phone on Earth”.  —  The Vodafone 150, unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, will sell for “below $15” (£10) and is aimed at the developing world.
Discussion: MobileCrunch
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.
Glynnis MacNicol / Mediaite:
Gawker Acquiring Cityfile, Snyder To Be Replaced By Remy Stern (UPDATED)  —  Well this is interesting and surprising news.  Gawker head Nick Denton just sent out this memo to staff announcing that they are acquiring Cityfile, the New York news/gossip site founded by Remy Stern.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Acer Liquid e rolls with Android 2.1, underclocked 768MHz Snapdragon  —  We knew good and well Acer was prepared to ship a few more Android phones in the new decade, and it's sure starting off on the right foot here in Barcelona.  Just a few months after the original Liquid began to ship, along comes a minor upgrade in the Liquid e.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel, Nokia join Linux efforts for ‘smart’ devices  —  Intel and Nokia are combining their respective Linux operating environments to power future smartphones and tablets, another step in a technology tie-up launched last year.  —  The technology merger will fuse Intel's Moblin …
 
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John Cook / TechFlash:
Swype raises more cash, names prominent board members
Discussion: mocoNews
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
ChaCha Turns To Facebook To Socialize Questions And Answers; Rolls Out API
Laura June / Engadget:
Toshiba spits out K01 QWERTY slider at MWC
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Dazzboard secures $1.5 million to grow its Web-based competitor to iTunes
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google News Tests Trending Topics
Discussion: MWD Tech News and ReadWriteWeb
Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg:
Google's Android to Run Bug Labs Devices, Expand Beyond Phones
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Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
Google calls Apple valuable partner, sees no change
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Comsys joins GSM and WiMAX into holy matrimony under Android as ComMAX CM1125
Discussion: Business Wire and IntoMobile
Michael Werch / AdAge:
My Life as H.J. Heinz: Confessions of a Real-Life Twitter Squatter
Renai LeMay / ZDNET.com.au:
Anonymous' Titstorm moves to offline protest
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Five Silicon Valley companies fought release of employment data, and won
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Though Absent, Apple Permeates Barcelona Fair
 

 
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