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February 9, 2012, 8:50 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Google Developing Home Entertainment System  —  Google Inc. is developing a home-entertainment system that streams music wirelessly throughout the home and would be marketed under the company's own brand, according to people briefed on the company's plans.  —  The effort marks a sharp shift …
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Building Windows for the ARM processor architecture  —  One of the notable aspects of Microsoft Windows has been the flexibility the architecture has shown through shifts in technology and expansion of customer usage over time.  What started out as an operating system for one person working solo …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils Office 15 Metro design look and feel  —  Microsoft revealed the finer details of its Windows 8 ARM edition today, but the company also revealed the look and feel of its next-generation Office experience.  The software giant casually revealed beta copies of Word, Excel …
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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple to Announce iPad 3 First Week in March  —  Apple's not holding an event in February.  But it is holding one in March — to launch its next iPad.  —  Sources say the company has chosen the first week in March to debut the successor to the iPad 2 and will do so at one of its trademark special events.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Retina Ready: Apple's New Year's Resolution?  —  In a few weeks, Apple will unveil the next generation iPad, John Packowski of AllThingsD confirms today.  If history (and carrier code) is any indication, it should go on sale shortly after that.  Maybe even just a few days later.
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
VEVO Execs Must Face Criminal Charges For Copyright Infringement  —  VEVO, a music label joint venture, got caught with its pants down by TechCrunch's Jason Kincaid - They illegally streamed a NFL game at a party they hosted at the Sundance festival.  Yes, this is just too deliciously, hypocritically juicy.
John Cook / Gawker:
Steve Jobs' FBI File Released  —  The FBI has released, and posted on its web site, Steve Jobs' 191-page FBI file.  Read it here.  The file consists of a 1991 background investigation conducted when Jobs was being considered for an appointment to the President's Export Council in the Bush I White House …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple now worth more than Google and Microsoft combined  —  First on AI: Apple's stock soared to new heights on Thursday, pushing the company's market capitalization to $456 billion, a number that is greater than the values of rivals Google and Microsoft combined.
Brian X. Chen / Bits:
AT&T Says Throttling Policy Isn't as Bad as You Think  —  Last year, AT&T warned smartphone customers with unlimited data plans that it may temporarily reduce their Internet connection speeds if they were in the “top 5 percent” of heaviest data users.  Only recently have some customers begun …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Near Launch of Cloud Storage Service  —  Google Inc. is close to launching a cloud-storage service that would rival one of Silicon Valley's hottest start-ups, cloud-storage provider Dropbox Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.  —  Like Dropbox, Google's storage service …
Elliot Telford / Compete Pulse:
Google Social is Exploding Online!  —  Now that the dust has settled from the initial launch of Google+ it is time for some analysis of the social network's functionality and popularity.  No doubt people are extremely excited with the new release of Google's social platform …
Jake Smith / 9to5Google:
Google rolls out small change to Navigation Bar  —  Google rolled out their new black navigation bar in November of 2011, and today it is seeing a small update.  Google just detailed the change over on the Official Google Blog.  The update includes links to top Google properties …
Don Reisinger / CNET:
End of an era: Kodak discontinues camera business  —  Eastman Kodak has shocked the world today, announcing that it has put an end to its camera business.  —  By the end of June, Kodak expects to phase out its digital cameras, pocket video cameras, and digital picture frames, the company announced today.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Zynga Inks Deal With Hasbro to Bring FarmVille Into the Real World  —  Zynga has partnered with Hasbro to develop a wide range of toy and gaming experiences based on Zynga's most popular Facebook games and characters.  —  In other words, we could see a board game of FarmVille …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Download a Copy of The Pirate Bay, It's Only 90 MB  —  Last month The Pirate Bay announced that it will stop hosting torrents in the very near future.  —  This change is expected to go into effect before the end of the month.  From then on, Pirate Bay users can only download files through magnet links.

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