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9:30 AM ET, February 12, 2007


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Tom Krazit / CNET
Intel shows off 80-core processor  —  Intel has built its 80-core processor as part of a research project, but don't expect it to boost your Doom score just yet.  —  Chief Technical Officer Justin Rattner demonstrated the processor in San Francisco last week for a group of reporters …
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.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Slashdot
Intel Research Chip Advances 'Era Of Tera'  —  80-Core Programmable Processor First to Deliver Teraflop Performance with Remarkable Energy-Efficiency  —  Intel Corporation researchers have developed the world's first programmable processor that delivers supercomputer-like performance from a single …
Discussion: The Tech Report and Seeking Alpha
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Intel demonstrates 80-core processor
Discussion: digg
Advanced technologies, new functionality, sleek designs and color appeal to working titans  —  3GSM World Congress 2007, Barcelona, Spain/Espoo, Finland - Nokia (NYSE:NOK) today introduced the second wave of the Nokia Eseries portfolio with a trio of feature-packed, design-rich devices …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget, Phone Scoop and Gadgetell
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia's E90 communicator launched!  —  You saw the first photos right here on Engadget.  Now, Nokia brings the official specs on their S60-series E90 Communicator.  Like we heard, it brings quad-band GSM, WiFi, and HSDPA radios along with a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash (and second up front for video calls).
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Universal Near Deal With Video Site on Royalties  —  Universal Music Group is poised to win a small battle in its war to claim royalties from sites that allow users to upload videos that contain its music.  —  Universal, the country's largest music label, is in the final stages of negotiating …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee: Selling to GoFish for $30M
Business Wire:
Adobe Flash Lite To Support Video for Mobile Handsets  —  Upcoming Release of Flash Lite to Integrate Video Playback Capabilities  —  BARCELONA, Spain—(BUSINESS WIRE)—At the 3GSM World Congress, Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that support for video will be integrated …
Discussion: The Universal Desktop and JD on EP
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Adobe's Flash Video to Play on Mobile Phones, New Transcoding System …
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Firefox 3 To Support Offline Apps  —  An interesting tidbit came out of the recent Foo Camp New Zealand (which unfortunately I wasn't able to attend).  Robert O'Callahan from Mozilla, who is based in NZ but drives the rendering engine of Mozilla/FireFox, spoke about how Firefox 3 will deliver support for offline applications.
Discussion: 901am and Ryan Stewart
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
MySpace offers tools to block unauthorized videos  —  NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (Reuters) - News Corp.'s (NWSa.N: Quote, Profile , Research) online social network MySpace said on Monday it is offering free software tools to let media companies block the uploading of unauthorized video clips …
Discussion: Podcasting News and PaidContent
Stuart Dredge / Tech Digest:
3GSM 2007: Will MusicStation be a mobile iTunes beater?  —  http://www.omnifone.comThat's certainly how Omnifone, the company behind the new mobile music service, has been spinning it in a series of pre-briefings to journalists this week.  —  MusicStation is a music subscription service for mobile phones …
Discussion: SMS Text News and Shiny Shiny
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
500 TO GET AX AT MTV  —  VIACOM CUTS $250M  —  Viacom could lay off as many as 500 people from its MTV Networks division next week as part of a $250 million cost-cutting move, according to three sources close to the company.  —  The directive for the cuts is coming straight …
Discussion: PaidContent
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 …
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.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
YOUTUBE HOLY WAR?  —  Apparently this fellow made a video showing violent quotes from the Koran, putting the holy book in a bad light.  It was a slide show, that's it, no commentary.  YouTube banned his account and pulled all his videos.  He's an atheist, but not a nut.  This is a bad precedent.
RON / Xooglers:   Long time no blog  —  Can you believe it's been over six months since …
Kdawson / Slashdot:   Two Ways Not To Handle Free Speech
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zlango Update: BenchMark and Accel Invest $12 Million  —  Israel-based Zlango will announce a $12 million round of financing tomorrow, led by BenchMark Capital and Accel Partners.  The company launched the Zlango icon-based SMS service in the middle of 2006, and has expanded to three countries …
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Very Ugly Bug at  —  The "find a group" section of the new Barack Obama social network contains a hard coded racial and sexual orientation slur.  When searching groups, a couple of search options appear along with the hard coded text "Example: Gay Nigger Association of America -#@ for Obama, 16892."
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MyBarackObama: Who Built This?  —  Everyone's buzzing …
Discussion: WebProNews, A VC and Digital Markets
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
How To Get Rid of DRM Effectively: Open Letter To Steve Jobs and The RIAA
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
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Martin Stabe:
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Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
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Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
Community Next  —  Yesterday I attended Community Next …
Discussion: Wired and listen out loud
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Shots surface of ATI's R600 — and boy is she a big one
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
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Jamie Stockwell / Washington Post:
WiFi Turns Internet Into Hideout for Criminals