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12:10 PM ET, February 17, 2010

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Microsoft Outlook 2010:
Outlook Gets Social with LinkedIn, Facebook, and MySpace  —  In November 2009, we announced both the beta of Microsoft Office 2010 as well as the Outlook Social Connector.  The Outlook Social Connector brings together communications history, contact information, and professional …
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Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:
Microsoft to pull Facebook, MySpace into Outlook  —  Buzz up!  —  SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. is taking another step toward turning Outlook, its desktop e-mail program, into a hub for information from popular social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.
Elliotshmukler / The LinkedIn Blog:
Now Available: Your Professional Network within Microsoft Outlook
Discussion: 901am and Pocket-lint, Thanks:mariosundar
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
How Google Went Into “Code Red” And Saved Google Buzz (GOOG)  —  Here's the story of how panicking just enough may have saved Google's answer to Facebook and Twitter.  —  A week ago, Google launched an add-on to Gmail called Google Buzz.  Almost immediately, the world howled with complaints …
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Ramine Darabiha / ReadWriteWeb:
How I Became the Robert Scoble of Buzz  —  I had some free time this weekend, so instead of going to party, I decided to look into Google Buzz.  It's not every day that a major social site is launched.  I wanted to find a way to find my friends quickly, and gain many followers.
Discussion: MediaPost, Ramine.net and ERE.net
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Buzz Warning: Force Feeding Users Can Result In Vomiting
Discussion: Seeking Alpha
Katherine Boehret / All Things Digital:
Google Buzz Isn't Exactly Humming Along [The Mossberg Solution]
Discussion: ERE.net, Paul Chaney and Digits
Peter Nowak / CBC News:
Privacy commissioner probing Google Buzz
Gillian Reagan / Silicon Alley Insider:
HBO GO Launches Live On Verizon FiOS Thursday, Links With Fancast (TWX)  —  HBO Go, the subscription channel's streaming video service, will go live on Verizon FiOS by this Thursday, Feb. 18.  —  The two companies made the announcement this morning at a press event.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
A First Look At HBO Go: Curb Your Enthusiasm  —  Today HBO announced it will be making its movies and TV Shows available on the Web to subscribers through HBO Go, which up until now has been in private beta.  HBO Go is part of the cable industry's TV Everywhere strategy to make TV content available online to paying subscribers.
Nathan Eddy / eWeek:
Google CEO Eric Schmidt at MWC Puts Mobile First  —  In his Mobile World Congress keynote address, Google CEO Eric Schmidt describes the mobile ecosystem as a confluence of computing power, connectivity and cloud computing, and proclaims a new focus for the industry: putting mobile first.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Adobe's CTO Kevin Lynch Talks About Apple Insults, Flash's Future and More!  —  For a man scorned, Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch looked awfully calm on my visit to the software company's San Francisco HQ yesterday.  —  He could, I suppose, be hopping mad.  —  To add insult to injury …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Donates $2 Million To Wikimedia Foundation  —  According to a Tweet just sent from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, Google has donated $2 million to the Wikimedia Foundation.  Wales says the official announcement will be made tomorrow.  —  The Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Chatter Starts As A Private Conversation  —  Salesforce's enterprise friendly social collaboration platform Chatter was announced at last year's November Realtime CrunchUp with much fanfare.  To many, there is no doubt that Chatter will have a lasting impact on the enterprise and cloud computing.
Tiffany Philippou / TechCrunch Europe:
How we built secret London in a weekend  —  This is a guest post by Tiffany Philippou who started the Secret London Facebook Group.  Two weeks after launch the group had amassed over 180,000 members, propelling its 21 year old creator into her first startup - see our previous coverage.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Looking for farmers: Zynga opens office in India for social game development  —  Zynga is announcing today that it will open an office in India to develop social games.  —  The office in Bangalore will be the company's first outside of the U.S. The office is expected to hire about 100 people …
Kieren McCarthy / The Register:
77% of domain registrations stuffed with rubbish  —  Whois in charge?  ICANN't tell  —  An incredible 77 per cent of internet domains - nearly 90 million internet addresses - are registered with false, incomplete, or unverifiable information.  —  An extensive review of 1,419 representative …
Discussion: ICANN, ICANN and ResourceShelf
Google News Blog:
Open-sourcing the Living Stories format  —  For the past two months, small teams of reporters and editors from the New York Times and Washington Post have been experimenting with Living Stories, a new format for covering news on the web.  Using this technology platform …
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Twitter's hiring binge brings it to 140 employees  —  Twitter has been on a hiring spree as of late, grabbing up employees left and right for its engineering and business development teams.  —  The company just crossed the symbolic 140-employee mark, mirroring its famous character limit for tweets, according to co-founder Biz Stone.
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Risks Margins as Office Business Fights Off Google  —  Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp. President Stephen Elop is preparing for the biggest shakeup to the $19 billion Office business in a decade as the company races Google Inc. to sell Internet-based programs.
Discussion: Telegraph and Guardian
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
How To Search Google Buzz  —  Looking to find something on Google Buzz?  Ironically, for a product from Google, searching Buzz seems to have a lot that can be improved.  Below, some tips I've pulled together.  —  Buzz Search From Google  —  Buzz has its own search box, as you'll find at the top of the page.
Telegraph:
Sony Ericsson breached advertising rules over ‘exaggerated’ Facebook use  —  Sony Ericsson breached advertising rules over a mobile phone launch which exaggerated its ability to use Facebook, a watchdog ruled.  —  The company's television advertisement showed a woman using the Satio phone to take photos and chat with her friends.
Discussion: BBC, Guardian and mocoNews
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Fights Google With Google-Hosted Videos  —  Yesterday, we saw Microsoft shamelessly go after the iPhone with a video which played at Mobile World Congress for its new Windows Phone 7 Series.  But it's not just Apple that Microsoft is taking on with videos, it's competitors like Google and OpenOffice.org as well.
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog
 
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