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2:25 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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Paul Miller / Engadget:
The iPhone nano to forgo local storage?  Common sense says ‘no’  —  Well, MWC is in full swing, where folks like LG, Samsung, Sony, and Nokia are pouring their souls out in front of us in device form.  So, naturally, the rumors are swirling about... the iPhone nano.
Apple Bitch:
iPhone Nano Rumor; Minimal Memory, Content Stored In MobileMe
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
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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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
Aza Raskin / Co.Design:
The Untold Story of How My Dad Helped Invent the First Mac  —  Jef Raskin, my father, (below) helped develop the Macintosh, and I was recently looking at some of his old documents and came across his February 16, 1981 memo detailing the genesis of the Macintosh.
Discussion: Gizmodo and iClarified
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Bill Gross' UberMedia Raises $17.5 Million From Accel, Index and Steve Case  —  UberMedia, which just bought TweetDeck for $30 million in equity last week, has raised $17.5 million, in a round led by Accel Partners.  —  The valuation for the Pasadena, Calif. start-up founded …
Discussion: SAI, paidContent and @loic
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 …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple and Samsung Hammering Out $7.8 Billion Display Deal  —  With demand for its iOS devices growing, Apple is once again moving to secure vast storehouses of part with which to build them.  Cupertino is said to be finalizing a massive component contract with Samsung, one that would make it the company's single largest customer.
Discussion: GigaOM, SAI and TUAW
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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.
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.
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Huge Vote Of Confidence: Uber Raises $11 million From Benchmark Capital  —  Uber, a young startup that let's people book a black car service on the fly via their mobile app, has closed an $11 million round valuing the company at $49 million pre-money valuation, $60 million post-money, they've confirmed.
Discussion: GigaOM
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
HTML5 spec set for 2014 completion  —  It's been a work in progress for years, but there are a few more years to go yet before the next version of Hypertext Markup Language is finalized.  —  Specifically, the World Wide Web Consortium's HTML Working Group is set to announce today that it expects …
Discussion: PC World and ConceivablyTech
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: AppAdvice and MacStories
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
The Gigahertz Race Goes Mobile; Here's Why  —  The brains inside your tablet and mobile phone are getting faster, rivalling the processing power inside a desktop computer by 2012 if new announcements out from Qualcomm and Texas Instruments are any indication.
Discussion: Qualcomm, Liliputing and News Room
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Research In Motion Acquires Professional Contact Manager Gist  —  We heard the rumors that Research In Motion (RIM) was involved in serious talks to buy professional contact manager Gist, and today it's official.  RIM has bought Gist, we've confirmed with the company.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
David Meyer / ZDNet:
Intel unveils MeeGo tablet interface  —  Intel has shown off a developer preview of the tablet user interface for its MeeGo Linux operating system at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  —  At the same time on Monday, the company also addressed Nokia's withdrawal from the long-term development …
Discussion: BlogsDNA
CNN:
U.S. State Department starts Farsi Twitter feed  —  (CNN) — The U.S. State Department launched a new Farsi-language Twitter feed Sunday in a bid to connect with internet users in Iran.  —  “US State Dept recognizes historic role of social media among Iranians.
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?
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.
 
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Jennifer Baker / Computerworld:
EU to consider new plans to reduce roaming phone charges
Discussion: New York Times
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Greplin Grabs $4 Million From Sequoia For Social Search
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Twitter: $10 billion Google acquisition talks “just a rumor”
Jinen Kamdar / Twitter Blog:
Translating Twitter into more languages
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Next Web
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Quora To Oddly-Named Users: Papers Please
Discussion: GetQuik Blog and SocialTimes.com
 Earlier Items: 
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
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
RIM BlackBerry 4G PlayBook tablet now in delicious LTE and HSPA+ flavors (updated)
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Steve Jobs On The Apple Campus Is Like A Double Rainbow
Discussion: SAI, Tech Trader Daily and thinq_
Alex Howard / Gov 2.0:
“If there was no social networks, this would never have been sparked"-Wael Ghonim
Discussion: New York Times and Tech Report
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Shazam's Search for Songs Creates New Music Jobs
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
What future for the Macintosh?
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Inside the DNA of the Facebook Mafia
Discussion: SarahLacy.com