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6:15 PM ET, February 12, 2007

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Roger Friedman / Fox News:
BEATLES READY FOR LEGAL DOWNLOADING SOON  —  The Beatles songs — all of them — will be offered for downloading soon.  That's what Neil Aspinall, the head of Apple Corps Ltd. and the man who's protected the Beatles legacy for the last 40 years — told me over the weekend.
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Apple:   Apple Inc. and The Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd. Enter into New Agreement
Nokia:
Nokia unveils new mobile internet video experience  —  Co-operation with YouTube allows users to enjoy YouTube(TM) videos on the go via Nokia Nseries devices  —  3GSM World Congress 2007, Barcelona, Spain/Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced a new mobile internet video experience …
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Nokia:
Nokia N77: Live TV when you want it
Discussion: Engadget
John Markoff / New York Times:
Intel Prototype May Herald a New Age of Processing  —  Intel will demonstrate on Monday an experimental computer chip with 80 separate processing engines, or cores, that company executives say provides a model for commercial chips that will be used widely in standard desktop, laptop and server computers within five years.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
PowerHype At Powerset  —  The more I dig into the new search engine startup Powerset the more I am wondering if it is nothing more than a house of cards.  They're an odd company with a bit of a split personality.  For example, in some ways they are very secretive - everyone who gets to see …
Discussion: OnoTech and Valleywag
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:   Powerset raising more money
Derick Mains / Apple:
Lionsgate Movies Now on iTunes  —  World's Most Popular Online Movie Store to Offer Catalog of Over 400 Films  —  Lionsgate and Apple® today announced that movies from Lionsgate will be available for purchase and download on the iTunes® Store (www.itunes.com) starting today. iTunes customers …
Yahoo!:
LG Electronics and Yahoo! Announce Strategic Mobile Partnership  —  Companies to Distribute Yahoo! Services Including Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0 and Yahoo! oneSearch(TM) to Tens of Millions of LG Mobile Phones Around the World  —  LG Electronics, Inc. (LG), a leading worldwide provider …
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Peter / 99 Lives:
Xbox Live + Mac = MacLive  —  As any Mac user can tell you, Microsoft is notorious for leaving Mac users out in the cold.  Being a 360 owner who prefers OS X as their platform of choice, I've always been green with envy of the ability to access Xbox Live and track friends within Windows Live Messenger.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Breakthrough Technology Enabling Simple Access to Broad Set of Digital Content, Including Music, Games, Video, Ring Tones and Pictures  —  Microsoft PlayReady powers next-generation media experiences on mobile networks; mobile operators worldwide announcing support include …
Discussion: Digital Media Wire and Bink.nu
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Podcasting to Generate $400 Mil. in Ads by 2011  —  Podcasting, the hot new media darling before YouTube mania swept in, is poised for a major growth spurt in ad dollars, despite the fact that the young medium's usage has failed to match the recent proliferation of Apple's iPod and other MP3-playing devices.
Schneier / Schneier on Security:
DRM in Windows Vista  —  Windows Vista includes an array of "features" that you don't want.  These features will make your computer less reliable and less secure.  They'll make your computer less stable and run slower.  They will cause technical support problems.
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
Blip Introduces Custom Ad Engine  —  Within the next two weeks, Blip.tv will be giving users the ability to insert their own custom, clickable advertising graphics and clips to their videos.  The same features have already been deployed for Blip's network ads, but this will enable show creators …
Discussion: MAKE Magazine and SearchViews
Motorola:
MOTO Q Goes Global  —  Goodbye Office, Hello Liberated Lifestyle; Motorola delivers new super-slim, experience-optimized QWERTYs for HSDPA and GSM networks  —  Motorola today announced the expansion of its award-winning Q platform with the availability of MOTO Q q9 and MOTO Q gsm.
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Study: P2P effect on legal music sales "not statistically distinguishable from zero"  —  A new study in the Journal of Political Economy by Felix Oberholzer-Gee and Koleman Strumpf has found that illegal music downloads have had no noticeable effects on the sale of music, contrary to the claims of the recording industry.
Discussion: digg
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Music Vets Prep Next-Gen Player  —  Three digital music veterans have launched a stealth startup and are close to unveiling both a new portable media player and what they're calling an "internet radio ecosystem," Wired News has learned.  —  San Diego-based Broadband Instruments' co-founders Jim Cady …
Discussion: Engadget and hypebot
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
JavaScript Badges and Widgets Considered Harmful  —  For a long time now I've been meaning to write about the seemingly ubiquitous JavaScript Badges/Widgets/Thingies that you see on blogs and web sites everywhere.  Heck, I even have one on my site right now (over there—on the right).
 
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Chris Roper / IGN:
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
FBI lost 160 laptops in last 44 months
Discussion: Gizmodo and Neowin.net
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google Sitelinks Update
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple may see royalties from Cingular subscriber growth
HP:
HP Unveils Smartphone with Powerful Wireless Email Capabilities …
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Damon Darlin / New York Times:
The No-Name Brand Behind the Latest Flat-Panel Price War
Discussion: 1080eyes.com and Seeking Alpha
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
AT&T Taps Qualcomm for mobile TV
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Skype snoop agent reads mobo serial numbers
Robert Levine / New York Times:
Upstart Video Game Publisher to Focus on Small Developers
Zlango Talk:
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USA Today:
Magazines start studios to join online video craze
Robert Levine / New York Times:
Here's the Online Line on Online Politics
Discussion: Bloggers Blog and IP Democracy
Samsung:
SAMSUNG Unveils Ultra Edition II Series - Ultra Slim and Ultra Stylish
Nokia:
Mass market mobile phone with integrated GPS offers instant …
Discussion: Gizmodo, I4U News and Engadget