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11:00 AM ET, February 23, 2011

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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Everything that can go wrong with Windows Phone 7 update does  —  It's amazing.  Given the importance that Microsoft's smartphone platform should have—not to mention the uphill struggle it faces against the iPhone and Android juggernauts—one would have thought that the company would make sure …
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Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft temporarily disables Windows Phone 7 update for Samsung devices … Microsoft said on Wednesday that it has identified an issue with the Windows Phone update process and has disabled the update for Samsung devices.  —  In an email to WinRumors a company spokesperson confirmed that Microsoft has …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel to roll out ‘Light Peak’ tech Thursday  —  Intel on Thursday plans to roll out Light Peak, a high-speed connection technology that Apple is also likely to adopt, according to an industry source familiar with the details of the event.  —  Intel released a statement to the media today saying …
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Apple's Light Peak implementation called Thunderbolt, coming in new MacBook Pros?  —  The rumor gears are really starting to churn with regard Apple's upcoming MacBook Pro refresh and now we have a purported leak of the upcoming spec sheet for the new 13-inch model.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
A Sleeping OS X Lion Stirs  —  The iPad 2 nears!  An iPad 3 is on the horizon! iPhone 5 is coming!  Maybe an iPhone nano!  New MacBook Pros!  New iMacs!  Maybe even an Apple television!  Of all the Apple rumors out there right now, there's a odd lack of talk about something we know is coming — and soon: OS X Lion.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
New Final Cut Pro Is Real, And It's Spectacular (And It's Expected Spring 2011)  —  Because it seems like it's Apple rumor day I'd thought I'd throw my (very small) hat in the ring.  More than a year has passed since Final Cut Pro's last release and we've seen two reported Steve Jobs emails talking …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Apple to Unveil iPad 2 on March 2 in San Francisco  —  To those who care intensely about this kind of stuff-which would be pretty much everyone in the tech ecosystem-Apple will hold its much-anticipated event on March 2, where the tech giant seems poised to unveil a new version of its hugely successful iPad …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
HP's new business laptops offer up to 32 hours of battery  —  Hewlett-Packard is announcing today a new family of laptops for business users with new industrial designs and one very interesting feature: a battery life of up to 32 hours.  —  The battery life number is getting interesting …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Renews Battle Over Facebook Contacts, Removes Phone Directory Sync On Nexus S  —  As part of today's roll-out of Gingerbread updates to the Nexus One and Nexus S, Google also took an aggressive jab at Facebook: it has removed the ability of Facebook users to merge their 'Facebook phone directory …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Pushes Gingerbread To Nexus One, Improves NFC Support On Nexus S
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Exclusive: Apple Halves Minimum iAd Buy  —  Apple set the bar high for its debut in the mobile advertising business, demanding a minimum spend of $1 million from advertisers looking to hawk their wares from its iAd platform.  —  It was a daunting premium for a nascent system, and one that limited its appeal to big-name companies.
Sahas Katta / Skatter Tech:
How My Smart Phone Got Me Out Of A Speeding Ticket In Traffic Court  —  Last year a traffic cop pulled me over while driving home and handed me a speeding ticket.  Although nervous and somewhat startled since it was my first time getting caught, I ended up walking out of traffic court …
Cari Tuna / Digits:
Cisco Pulls Plug on Web Email  —  Cisco Systems is pulling the plug on its Web-based email service for businesses a little over a year after the networking giant first introduced the product in November 2009, the company announced in a blog post Tuesday evening.
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple Board Challenged by Investors on Jobs Succession Planning  —  Apple Inc.'s board faces a showdown with investor groups today over its succession plan for Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs, who is on medical leave for the third time in the past seven years.
Jun Yang / Bloomberg:
YouTube Says It's in Talks to Show Live NBA, NHL Games  —  Google Inc.'s YouTube said it's in talks with the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League to broadcast live games, building on the popularity of cricket's Indian Premier League last year.
Xavier Ducrohet / Android Developers Blog:
Final Android 3.0 Platform and Updated SDK Tools  —  We are pleased to announce that the full SDK for Android 3.0 is now available to developers.  The APIs are final, and you can now develop apps targeting this new platform and publish them to Android Market.  The new API level is 11.
Gabriel Madway / Reuters:
Newsmaker: Vision quest haunts Apple CEO-in-waiting  —  (Reuters) - For Tim Cook, the small-town football fanatic turned steward of the world's largest technology company, it always comes back to the vision question.  —  The search for an answer will frame succession planning discussions …
Discussion: MediaFile
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Goldman Sachs Pumps A Whopping $70M Into Virtualization Company AppSense  —  AppSense, which specializes in what it calls ‘user virtualization’ solutions, has raised $70 million in its very first round of funding.  Interestingly, the entire investment comes from one backer, Goldman Sachs …
Kunal / Samsung Hub:
Samsung to unveil 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab next month?  —  It seems Samsung is aiming to please tablet consumers with different display sizes.  Yonhapnews reports that Samsung will reveal an 8.9-inch Android-based tablet next month.  Although there's no confirmation about which Android version …
Mark McDonald / New York Times:
Home Internet May Get Even Faster in South Korea  —  SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea already claims the world's fastest Internet connections — the fastest globally by far — but that is hardly good enough for the government here.  —  By the end of 2012, South Korea intends to connect every home …
Discussion: DSLreports
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter Puts the Smack Down on Another Popular App: Whither Twitter as a Platform?  —  This morning TwapperKeeper, the Twitter-based service that allowed users to create and export archives of Tweets around certain words or hashtags, announced that it would be shutting down a number of key features …
Discussion: @abraham and SAI
The Atlantic Wire:
It's War of the Silicon Valley Boosters  —  The battle between Silicon Valley's two biggest boosters has flared up again, The Atlantic Wire has learned.  It's an industry that takes its conferences very seriously: the conferences are where much of the business of launching, financing and selling new companies take place.
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
FTC to review Apple iPhone in-app purchases  —  The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday it will review the marketing and delivery of mobile applications that charge users for products and services, such as through Apple's iTunes store.  —  FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz wrote in a letter to Rep. Ed Markey …
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Internet Archive Partners With 150 Libraries to Launch an E-Book Lending Program  —  The Internet Archive, in conjunction with 150 libraries, has rolled out a new 80,000 e-book lending collection today on OpenLibrary.org.  This means that library patrons with an OpenLibrary account can check out any of these e-books.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and TeleRead
Guillermo Pont / Clicker Blog:
Amazon Prime Instant: A Closer Look  —  Today marks the launch of Amazon Prime Instant Video (which you can already find as a sorting option on Clicker, thanks to an early heads-up from our friends at Amazon), the company's entry into the “instant streaming” subscription market popularized …
Matt / Signal vs. Noise:
What happens after Yahoo acquires you  —  Whether it's Flickr, Delicious, MyBlogLog, or Upcoming, the post-purchase story is a similar one.  Both sides talk about all the wonderful things they will do together.  Then reality sets in.  They get bogged down trying to overcome integration obstacles …
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Bandwidth.com Acquires Dash Carrier Services To Add Emergency Calling To VoIP Applications
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
ShopSavvy Integrates Groupon To Bring You More Relevant Mobile Local Deals
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
Dell to add Compellent's tiering technology to its storage
Discussion: Business Wire and eWeek
Matt Haber / San Francisco Chronicle:
More than a coffeehouse, it's a tech incubator
Daniel Luxemburg / ProgrammableWeb:
Foursquare Hackathon Builds On Platform's Momentum
Reuters:
Huawei wins order in Motorola trade secrets case
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Consumer PC Sales Already Getting Hammered As Apple's iPad Takes The World By Storm
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Bob Brown / Computerworld:
Cisco names first COO as company reinvents itself
Discussion: Market Wire and Network World
Therese Poletti / MarketWatch:
Tech IPOs start year with some momentum
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Tumblr Unveils Leader Board & Topic Navigation
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Alex Payne / al3x:
Solving The Hacker News Problem
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