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5:05 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  —  CUPERTINO, California and LONDON—Apple® Inc. and The Beatles' company Apple Corps Ltd. are pleased to announce the parties have entered into a new agreement concerning the use of the name "Apple" and apple logos which replaces their 1991 Agreement.
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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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Intel shows off 80-core processor
Discussion: ChipLand, Engadget and digg
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 …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and CrunchGear
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Reuters:
Yahoo ads going mobile
Discussion: Yahoo! and Search Engine Journal
Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Extends Mobile Advertising Leadership with Launch of Display …
Discussion: InfoWorld, Screenwerk and SearchViews
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 …
Discussion: Engadget and MobileTracker
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Nokia:
Nokia N77: Live TV when you want it
Discussion: Engadget
USA Today:
Magazines start studios to join online video craze  —  NEW YORK — Add Time Inc. (TWX) and TV Guide(GMST) to the ranks of major magazine publishers looking to take advantage of the public's fast-growing fascination with videos on the Internet.  —  Time Inc. is announcing Monday that it's launching …
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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Time Inc. Launches SI VOD, Video Production Studio
Discussion: PaidContent
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 …
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.
Tropical SEO:
How to: Escape Google's Supplemental Index  —  Unfortunately, the Google Sandbox now has two levels.  Yes, you still need a lot of trust to get your pages ranking.  But before you start worrying about that, you need to worry about getting your pages indexed in the first place.
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).
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
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Skype snoop agent reads mobo serial numbers  —  'Quite normal' feature has been removed  —  Skype has been spying on its Windows-based users since the middle of December by secretly accessing their system bios settings and recording the motherboard serial number.
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
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
FBI lost 160 laptops in last 44 months  —  How many laptops does the FBI lose?  The Office of the Inspector General (or OIG; it's a part of the Department of Justice) sought to find out back in 2001, when it did an initial audit of the Bureau's losses of both weapons and laptops.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Neowin.net
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
Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Three New Windows Live Products for Mobile Devices  —  Product innovations provide customers with new ways to stay connected and informed, offer new revenue for mobile industry.  —  Today at 3GSM World Congress 2007, Microsoft Corp. announced three new Windows Live&trade …
 
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Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
White Knight Turns Pragmatist, and Newspapers Tremble Again
Discussion: Chip Griffin and Message
Microsoft:
Microsoft and AMD Award Space Trip to "Vanishing Point" Winner
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple may see royalties from Cingular subscriber growth
HP:
HP Unveils Smartphone with Powerful Wireless Email Capabilities …
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Podcasting to Generate $400 Mil. in Ads by 2011
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
The No-Name Brand Behind the Latest Flat-Panel Price War
Discussion: 1080eyes.com and Seeking Alpha
Schneier / Schneier on Security:
DRM in Windows Vista
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
AT&T Taps Qualcomm for mobile TV
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Robert Levine / New York Times:
Upstart Video Game Publisher to Focus on Small Developers
Zlango Talk:
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Sara Ivry / New York Times:
Online Comeback for a Short-Lived TV Channel
Discussion: PaidContent
Robert Levine / New York Times:
Here's the Online Line on Online Politics
Discussion: Bloggers Blog and IP Democracy
Nokia:
Mass market mobile phone with integrated GPS offers instant …
Discussion: Gizmodo, I4U News and Engadget
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
MySpace offers tools to block unauthorized videos
Business Wire:
Adobe Flash Lite To Support Video for Mobile Handsets