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10:30 AM ET, February 16, 2010

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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
HTC Desire: your Nexus One with Sense and Flash has arrived (video)  —  The one thing you'll never see on a stock Nexus One is a skinned interface like Sense or TouchWiz — they're just not Google enough for a phone commissioned and sold directly by Mountain View.
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Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
HTC Legend Is Official, and Officially The Nicest Android Phone Money Can Buy  —  Not only is HTC's Legend their best-looking Android phone to date, I'm going to throw my hat in the ring and say it's the best-looking Android phone period.  Created from a single piece of aluminum, it's more than MacBook-esque.
Discussion: eWeek and IntoMobile
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
HTC Desire first hands-on (updated with video)
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Google admits Buzz testing flaws  —  Google has admitted to BBC News that testing of its controversial social network Buzz was insufficient.  —  The firm has had to make a series of changes to the service after a ferocious backlash from users concerned about intrusions of privacy.
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Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Google Buzz is planning more changes to please — and appease — users  —  Even more changes are coming to Google Buzz.  That's the upshot from my conversation with Google product manager Todd Jackson.  —  His team has assembled a “war room” in its Mountain View, Calif. …
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Windows Phone 7 Series: The good, the bad and the ugly  —  Earlier today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced Windows Phone 7 Series at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.  The new operating system is a bold move for Microsoft, which is looking to reinvigorate its mobile strategy.
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Jobs Is Said to Assist With Book on His Life  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A handful of presumptive biographers have, over the years, tried to tell the remarkable story of Steven P. Jobs: the youthful visionary who, after being ousted from Apple, the company he helped to found, triumphantly returned to lead a new era of high-tech innovation.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
First Peek at Path.io: Stealth Startup From Facebook's Dave Morin & Sean Fanning of Napster  —  Three weeks ago Facebook Platform Manager Dave Morin announced he was leaving the company to start a stealthy new startup with Napster founder Sean Fanning.  —  The new company is called Path …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
Bits:
You, Too, Can Soon Be Like Tom Cruise in ‘Minority Report’  —  Hollywood imitates life.  And sometimes life imitates Hollywood.  —  John Underkoffler, who led the team that came up with the interface that Tom Cruise's character used in the 2002 movie “Minority Report,” co-founded a company …
Nathan Eddy / eWeek:
RIM Introduces BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express  —  Research In Motion, maker of the BlackBerry smartphones, announces a version of its Enterprise Server aimed at cost-conscious businesses.  —  Wireless solutions specialist and BlackBerry creator Research In Motion introduced BlackBerry …
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Jim Bumgardner / KrazyDad:
Mayor of the North Pole  —  I've been blatantly cheating at foursquare for the past week.  I didn't mean to start the week this way.  Most of my friends know me as a responsible father who occasionally plays piano at local open mics, and makes puzzles.  —  Last Sunday, while checking …
Alex Pham / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Apple to wrap digital books in FairPlay copy protection [Clarified]  —  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.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
T-Mobile launching 21Mbps webConnect Rocket, HTC HD2 next month  —  During Deutsche Telekom's press conference this morning at MWC, Cole Brodman — T-Mobile USA's CTO — went on record with the news that it'll be launching its first 21Mbps HSPA+ USB modem next month across the country, the webConnect Rocket.
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Vodafone warns Google's power could harm consumer choice  —  • Google's domination of search market ‘should be looked at’  —  • Colao also calls for greater portability of apps  —  Vodafone boss Vittorio Colao has warned mobile phone executives about Google's growing power …
Discussion: Reuters
Bloomberg:
RIM Unveils WebKit Internet Browser to Compete With IPhone  —  Feb. 16 (Bloomberg) — Research In Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry phone, unveiled an overhauled Internet browser for its devices today to attract more non-business customers.  —  “Today we are announcing an exciting …
Discussion: mocoNews and Softpedia News
Kenneth Li / Financial Times:
iPad deals with publishers face hurdles  —  Newspaper and magazine publishers are stumbling over key issues, such as sharing subscription revenues, as they consider deals to offer digital versions of their products on Apple's iPad digital media device.  —  These talks are in early stages …
Boy Genius Report:
AT&T to sell Apple iPad 3G in stores?  —  One of our AT&T connects down south just hit us up with some pretty interesting info... According to them, AT&T stores will be selling the 3G version of the Apple iPad, complete with built-in display.  We're told that the general plan is to convert …
 
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Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Hulu UK launch further delayed by advertising dispute
Discussion: paidContent and Softpedia News
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Steve Jobs' 6 Sneakiest Statements
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Joel Hruska / HotHardware.com News:
ARM, GlobalFoundries Detail Next-Generation 28nm Partnership
Alex Pham / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Color e-reader that sips less power than E Ink? Qualcomm says, Yes!
Discussion: Softpedia News and CrunchGear
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch:
Kaspersky Patents Hardware Antivirus Approach
Discussion: Kaspersky.com and Softpedia News
TechCrunch:
Oh, The Humanity: My Chatroulette Experience
Discussion: WebProNews and TechCrunch Europe, Thanks:percival
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
Hands on Motorola Motoroi (the next flagship phone for T-Mobile)
Discussion: Engadget and Phone Arena
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Johnston / iPhone Alley:
Square: App Will Be $1, Available This Summer, Dongle Included [Video]
Discussion: App Advice
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Why can't Nokia sell phones to Americans?
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