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10:20 PM ET, February 17, 2010

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Gabor Cselle / Gabor hits Send:
reMail Acquired by Google  —  I'm thrilled to announce that Google has acquired reMail!  I will be joining Google in Mountain View as a Product Manager on the Gmail team.  —  Gmail is where my obsession with email started as an engineering intern back in 2004, and I'm thrilled to be coming …
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Introducing — Windows Phone Classic  —  Microsoft shook things up in the smartphone space by finally unveiling Windows Phone 7 to the geekerati in Barcelona.  The updated look for the next version of the phone OS formerly known as Windows Mobile is refreshing, and brings the platform into the new decade with style.
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 Series: everything you ever wanted to know  —  Microsoft just planted a massive flag in the ground with the debut of Windows Phone 7 Series.  The company's new mobile operating system is a radical and potent departure from the past, and there's a lot to take in …
Discussion: Coolsmartphone News
Reuters:
For Apple suppliers, loose lips can sink contracts  —  LONGHUA, China /TAIPEI (Reuters) - The massive manufacturing complex in the South China city of Longhua resembles an industrial fortress.  To enter the facility, workers swipe security cards at the gate.
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Reuters Reporter Assaulted While Investigating Apple's Top-Secret China Suppliers (AAPL)  —  The pressure to keep secrets while working for Apple's supply chain partners in China is so intense that one worker killed himself last year, reportedly over a missing iPhone prototype.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
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.
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Jalopnik:
3 Tesla Execs Dead In Palo Alto Plane Crash  —  A twin-engine Cessna piloted by a “high-ranking official at Tesla” crashed into an East Palo Alto neighborhood today killing the pilot and two others on board.  A Tesla spokesperson has confirmed three employees were involved in the crash.
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David Diaz / TechCrunch:   Palo Alto Power Outage Affects Up To 240 Startups
Hartmut Neven / Google Translate Blog:
Integrating translation into Google Goggles  —  Yesterday, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Eric Schmidt and I demonstrated a prototype version of Google Goggles that showcases the potential of integrating Google's machine translation and image recognition technologies.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Adobe 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 …
Ray C. He / Facebook Blog:
New Privacy Controls for Your Applications  —  Facebook is designed to give you control over the information you share, and today we're making available some of our most recent privacy controls to applications on Facebook and websites and services using Facebook Connect.
Discussion: PC World and All Facebook
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Ben Parr / Mashable!:   Facebook Launches New Privacy Settings for Facebook Apps
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 …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL To Launch “Hundreds” Of Local News Sites In 2010  —  According to an internal communication with employees, AOL (AOL) plans to expand Patch, its network of local news blogs, from 30 sites to “hundreds,” by the end of 2010.  —  The goal: “To be leaders in one of the most promising ‘white spaces’ on the Internet.”
David Pogue / New York Times:
Buzzing, Tweeting And Carping  —  Funny, isn't it?  The people who review gadgets generally aren't the people who buy them.  —  After all, whom would you hire to write your tech column, Average Joe Consumer or someone with advanced technical skills?  —  Exactly.
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Jim Giles / New Scientist:
Typos may earn Google $500m a year  —  Google may be earning an alleged $500 million a year via companies and individuals who register deceptive website addresses.  —  The claim centres on a controversial scheme known as “typosquatting”, the practice of registering a misspelled variant of a popular web domain.
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Opera Demos Its iPhone Web Browser, It's Damn Fast & Will Be Submitted To Apple  —  As announced last week, Opera demonstrated yesterday in Barcelona an iPhone version of its mobile web browser, Opera Mini, and it's damn fast.  —  How fast?  Well, about five times faster than your current safari mobile on a 3GS.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Lifehacker Gina Trapani to Aid White House in Goal Setting  —  Lifehacker's founding editor Gina Trapani has just announced that she's joining Expert Labs, the government-oriented independent think tank led by Anil Dash and funded by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Discussion: Smarterware, Anil Dash and Expert Labs
Reuters:
Trade body to probe RIM, Apple smartphones  —  The International Trade Commission said it launched an investigation of Research In Motion and Apple smartphones that contain digital cameras after receiving a complaint from Eastman Kodak Co.  —  The trade body on Wednesday said it voted to open …
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Tech Industry Catches Its Breath  —  BARCELONA, Spain — The technology industry has sucked in a deep breath and paused for a rare moment of reflection.  —  Over the last three years, consumers have been peppered with one form of game-changing product after another.  First there were the tiny laptops called netbooks.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Google Tightens FT.com's Free-Article Loophole  —  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) fell under the spotlight in November, when the debate over news sites' value to search engines swirled up in to rumour of a Bing-News Corp (NYSE: NWS) deal.  Google responded by offering to limit, for publishers …
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:   Microsoft Man To Publishers: Google Punches Holes In Your Paywall, But Bing Won't
Hutch Carpenter / I'm Not Actually a Geek:
PleaseRobMe Is the Logical Extension of Our Worst Fears about Location-Based Services  —  The rise of location-based social media holds a lot of promise and benefit for participants.  But a legitimate concern about them is that they make it too easy to track where you are.
Ben Margolin / Docs Blog:
A web clipboard for Google Docs  —  We want copying and pasting content within Google Docs to just work.  So, today we're launching a new web clipboard that improves copy and paste in Google Docs.  This new clipboard temporarily stores items you've copied in the cloud …
 
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Google content-filter patent about copyright, not censorship
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HP profit jumps 25 pct, company raises outlook
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Hacking contest organizer: Safari will fall first
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