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12:10 PM ET, February 14, 2011

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Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
More Detail On Apple's iPhone Nano [Exclusive]  —  We have more detail on Apple's iPhone nano, which according to Sunday's Wall Street Journal is real and may be headed to market this year.  —  But what we have will blow your mind.  —  This week, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Steve Jobs On The Apple Campus Is Like A Double Rainbow
Discussion: SAI, Music Ally and thinq_
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Microsoft to Add Multitasking, Internet Explorer 9 to Windows Phone Later this Year  —  Microsoft announced on Monday plans to fill in some of the key gaps from the initial Windows Phone 7 release with two updates due out this year.  —  The more interesting of the updates is the second one-a major release-is due later this year.
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Video: Microsoft shows Kinect and Windows Phone, together
Discussion: BetaNews, Engadget and CrunchGear, Thanks:johnhcook
Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Kleiner Perkins Invests In Facebook At $52 Billion Valuation  —  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Facebook are together at last.  —  VentureWire reports today that Kleiner is taking a small stake in Facebook by buying as much as $38 million of stock from other shareholders at a valuation …
Discussion: SAI and CNET News
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
LG Optimus Pad first hands-on! (video)  —  We've just gotten back from playing around with LG's 8.9-inch, 3D-friendly Optimus Pad (known as the G-Slate in the US).  This Android Honeycomb tablets sports a dual-core CPU inside and a dual-camera array outside, giving you both the optical and processing capabilities to produce 3D video.
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Wall Street Journal:
Zynga's Talks With Investors Value Gaming Concern at Over $7 Billion  —  Social-gaming company Zynga Inc. is holding discussions with potential investors about raising around $250 million in new funding in a deal that could value the three-year-old start-up at between $7 billion and $9 billion …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Qualcomm enables instant streaming of Netflix movies on Android  —  Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon mobile processors will enable future Android devices to be able to instantly stream TV shows and movies from Netflix.  —  Instant streaming is the hottest new way to get movies into the hands of users.
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Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Qualcomm Aims to Heat Up Phone Chip Race with Dual-Core, Quad-Core Chips
MacNN:
Apple poised to become Samsung's biggest customer  —  Apple will become Samsung's largest customer in 2011 if a new parts contract is signed, says the Korea Economic Daily.  Under the terms of agreements, Apple is expected to pay $7.8 billion to Samsung for various parts including LCD panels …
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:   Apple and Samsung Hammering Out $7.8 Billion Display Deal
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
The new nightmare of developers and brands  —  It used to be simple.  You just needed a website.  Whatever you do on the web today, it's now a nightmare if you want to optimize your presence.  —  Platforms  —  You need to be on all popular platforms. iPhone of course …
Thanks:loic
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
HP's ‘Everybody On’ ad goes to the Grammys, causes nationwide cringing  —  HP told us to watch for a special new campaign during the Grammys, so watch we did — only to find this commercial and occasional on-stage pimping of the HP TouchPad.  The latter is standard business practice, to be sure, but the former?
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The Economics of Blogging and The Huffington Post  —  When The Huffington Post announced earlier this week that it was being acquired by AOL for $315 million in cash and stock, one group felt slighted: a set of unpaid bloggers for the site, identifying by the Twitter hashtag #huffpuff …
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News:
Adobe spells out Flash-y plans for Android  —  Adobe may be leaving the flashy announcements to Nokia and Sony Ericsson this Mobile World Congress, but there are some plans pertaining to Flash that will impact a wide swatch of Android smartphones and tablets going forward.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
RIM BlackBerry 4G PlayBook tablet now in delicious LTE and HSPA+ flavors (updated)  —  Count 'em, because RIM has now announced four varieties of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.  As of today, we've got the PlayBook with WiFi + LTE and WiFi + HSPA+ models joining the previously announced PlayBook …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Wants You To “Map Your Valentine”  —  Google has created a little site called “Map Your Valentine” in honor of today (thanks Mike Blumenthal).  It uses Google Maps and enables you to send a email card to your spouse/partner/lover/friend/ stalkee.  —  At the end of the sequence it allows …
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Nokia in talks with Verizon over CDMA possibility; is “considering everything”  —  Nokia has been in talks with Verizon Wireless in the US, CEO Stephen Elop has confirmed to us, and while the Finnish company has no plans to announce today, the possibility of CDMA devices is still on the table.
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Motorola Mobility to Buy Software Start-Up  —  Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. has agreed to buy a small company developing software to boost the security of mobile devices powered by the Android operating system and spur wider use by businesses, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
iOS developers making leap to the Mac, thanks to Mac App Store  —  The Mac App Store is, by most accounts, off to a good start.  But not all entrenched Mac developers are ready to entrust their entire business to Apple's recently opened digital distribution point due to certain restrictions placed …
Discussion: MacStories
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
What future for the Macintosh?  —  With Apple's smartphones and tablets making so much money and taking up so much media bandwidth, one has to wonder: Is there a future for the Macintosh?  —  We'll first take a look at broad trend numbers and try not to molest them too much.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Inside the DNA of the Facebook Mafia  —  A lot of things about Facebook have been impressive, even by the Silicon Valley standards.  Almost no other Valley company has reached so many people around the world so quickly.  Few Valley companies have been considered important forces in causes …
Discussion: SarahLacy.com
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Cooliris Gets $9.6 Million From Kleiner Perkins And Others, Releases New Version Of LiveShare Group Photo Sharing App  —  Multimedia browser plugin Cooliris, which lets you view photo and video content on the web in a more visually appealing manner (screencap above), has snagged $9.6 million …
 
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John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Quora To Oddly-Named Users: Papers Please
Discussion: SocialTimes.com
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Foursquare adds five new languages to platform, big focus on API this year
Discussion: Bits, Softpedia News and SAI, Thanks:mikebutcher
DigiTimes:
Tablet NAND flash demand to rise nearly 400% in 2011, says iSuppli
Christopher Trout / Engadget:
iPad gets the Opera Mini treatment, we wonder what took so long
Alex Howard / Gov 2.0:
“If there was no social networks, this would never have been sparked"-Wael Ghonim
Discussion: New York Times
Juan O. Tamayo / MiamiHerald.com:
Cuban government unblocks critical sites
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Shazam's Search for Songs Creates New Music Jobs
Discussion: ringtonia.com
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
It's Facebook Vs. Twitter In the Race to Make the News Social
 Earlier Items: 
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Uber All Set To Pick Up New VC Money
Discussion: SAI
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Howard Stern and Twitter Just Made Me Watch “Private Parts” Again
Discussion: brian s hall and paidContent
Kovas Boguta / Computational History:
Visualizing The New Arab Mind
Thanks:boguta
Peter Norvig / New York Post:
The machine age  —  This week, Watson takes on humans at “Jeopardy!”
Discussion: @google and UMBC ebiquity
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
IE9 and Tracking Protection: Microsoft disrupts the online ad business
Nancy Gohring / Computerworld:
Microsoft to pay out ‘billions’ as part of Nokia deal
 

 
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