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12:40 PM ET, February 16, 2011

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Lee Shirani / The Official Google Blog:
A simple way for publishers to manage access to digital content  —  At Humboldt University in Berlin today, Eric Schmidt announced Google One Pass, a service that lets publishers set their own prices and terms for their digital content.  With Google One Pass, publishers can maintain direct relationships …
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Hayley Tsukayama / Faster Forward:
Google launches subscription service — Google One Pass  —  One day after Apple introduced its controversial subscription service, Google has announced that it will also offer a subscription service for digital content, called Google One Pass.  —  “With Google One Pass …
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Swings At Apple, Rolls Out Its Subscription Plan
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and 9 to 5 Mac
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Nokia to delay Windows Phone  —  • Microsoft faces long wait to have its software on any handsets  —  • Mobile company to wait until ‘Mango’ is released in October  —  Nokia is not adopting Microsoft's current Windows Phone 7 platform - which means that there is no chance …
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Nokia Plan B shareholders “calling it quits” after just 36 hours  —  When Nokia announced it was to partner with Microsoft to make Windows Phone 7 its primary operating system, some were surprised, some delighted and quite a few were outraged by the Finnish mobile phone makers intentions.
Nathan Koppel / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's Subscription Rules Raise Possible Antitrust Issues  —  Apple Inc.'s new subscription service could draw antitrust scrutiny, according to law professors.  —  Apple will allow magazines, newspapers and other publishers to sell subscriptions of varying lengths to users of Apple's popular iPad, iTouch and iPhone products.
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Rhapsody won't bow to Apple's subscription policy, issues statement
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple's Big Subscription Bet: Brilliant, Brazen, Or Batsh*t Crazy?
Michael Rayfield / NVIDIA:
Tegra Roadmap Revealed: Next Chip to be World's First Quad-Core Mobile Processor  —  Twelve days ago, an amazing thing happened.  —  Project Kal-El came into the building, shepherded by a team of engineers from around the world, who had been working around the clock for months.
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
NVIDIA announces quad-core Kal-El SOC, promises it in tablets by August (video)  —  So it turns out that NVIDIA roadmap we saw last month was as true and pure as driven snow.  The barely conceivable quad-core Tegra chip that it listed has now been made official by none other than NVIDIA itself …
Jeff Bliss / Bloomberg:
Texas Attorney General Seeks Google Ad Rate Formula  —  Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott's office has requested an array of information from Google Inc., including the firm's formula for setting advertising rates, according to a demand for documents by state antitrust officials.
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:   Texas Wants Google To Spill Its Secrets-Here's the List
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Exclusive: Verizon iPhone sales fail to meet expectations  —  One of our Apple sources has shared some very sensitive information on first-week Verizon iPhone launch sales with us.  It's quite interesting — we're being told sales are performing a little under what Apple and Verizon anticipated, and we have the data to show it.
Steve Hamm / A Smarter Planet Blog:
Watson on Jeopardy!  Day Two: The Confusion over an Airport Clue  —  Well, Watson beat the human champions in the first game of the Jeopardy! face off between man and machine, with a score of $35,734 to $10,400 for Brad Rutter and $4,800 for Ken Jennings.  But Watson's developers were puzzled …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
U.S. Government Shuts Down 84,000 Websites, ‘By Mistake’  —  As part of “Operation Save Our Children” ICE's Cyber Crimes Center has again seized several domain names, but not without making a huge error.  Last Friday, thousands of site owners were surprised by a rather worrying banner that was placed on their domain.
Lydia Leavitt / Pocket-lint:
Angry Birds Windows Phone 7 and 3D confirmed  —  EXCLUSIVE: Rovio Mobile spills the beans to Pocket-lint  —  In an exclusive chat with Pocket-lint, Rovio Mobile has revealed its plans to bring Angry Birds to Windows Phone 7.  In addition, the developer has confirmed that it's working …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Facebook Grabs Microsoft Global Ad Head Carolyn Everson  —  Apparently, it's not only in Google's pond where Facebook fishes for talent-the social networking giant has recruited Microsoft's global advertising head Carolyn Everson as one of its top sales execs.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Feature: Anonymous speaks: the inside story of the HBGary hack  —  It has been an embarrassing week for security firm HBGary and its HBGary Federal offshoot.  HBGary Federal CEO Aaron Barr thought he had unmasked the hacker hordes of Anonymous and was preparing to name and shame those responsible …
Myriam Joire / Engadget:
Motorola Droid X 2 leaks, more details emerge  —  We've been hearing rumors of a Motorola Droid X 2 for a few days now from The Mobi Zone, complete with specs and pictures (above).  Supposedly, it's the successor to the Droid X, with a similar appearance, Android 2.2 with MOTOBLUR, and the same 8 megapixel camera.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Inside Twitter's Sales Machine: A Secret Guide For Advertisers (Video)  —  Twitter hopes to generate something like $100 million from advertising this year, but first it has to teach people how to buy its ads.  Here's how they're doing that: A hand-holding how-to video …
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Google's Schmidt Sees Payments as a Big Business  —  BARCELONA, Spain — Eric E. Schmidt, Google's chief executive, thinks wireless transactions, enabled by the coming wave of Android smartphones outfitted with near-field communication technology, could turn into a serious business for the company.
Discussion: eWeek and Mobile Marketing Watch
New York Times:
Egypt Leaders Found ‘Off’ Switch for Internet  —  Epitaphs for the Mubarak government all note that the mobilizing power of the Internet was one of the Egyptian opposition's most potent weapons.  But quickly lost in the swirl of revolution was the government's ferocious counterattack …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Mapquest Takes On Google Navigation With Free Android App  —  Following the success of its iPhone app, Mapquest has released a free, voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation app for Android handsets.  The new app differs in a couple ways from its older iPhone sibling.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
SlideShare Moves Into Virtual Meetings With Zipcast  —  Why go through online slides alone when you can do it with other people?  If you are one of the 45 million people who go to SlideShare every month to check out slide presentations like this one from Mary Meeker on mobile Internet trends, you are probably going to like Zipcast.
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
AT&T CEO speaks out against Apple's App Store  —  It seems AT&T CEO, Randall Stephenson, had a change of heart and no longer feels Apple's App Store is good for consumers.  —  The App Store has been a huge success for Apple, helping it sell millions of iPhones.
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Apple: Cheaper iPhone Could Expand Addressable Market By 6x  —  For many months now, Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi has been making the case that Apple (AAPL) basically has two options for taking more market share in smart phones.  One option would be to expand distribution to more carriers.
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