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11:20 AM ET, February 12, 2007

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Nokia:
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: Engadget, Gizmodo, Phone Scoop and Gadgetell
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Nokia:
Mass market mobile phone with integrated GPS offers instant and easy-to-use maps, routing and navigation  —  3GSM World Congress 2007, Barcelona, Spain/Espoo, Finland - At the annual 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia introduced the new Nokia 6110 Navigator, a navigation-enabled mobile phone designed for the mass market.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:   Nokia's E90 communicator launched!
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
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 …
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John Markoff / New York Times:
Intel Prototype May Herald a New Age of Processing
Discussion: Gizmodo and Slashdot
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Intel demonstrates 80-core processor
Discussion: digg
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 …
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Mike / Techdirt:
Universal Music 'Settlement' With Bolt Makes A Mockery Of The Law; Common Sense  —  from the ridiculous dept  —  Last September, Universal Music's CEO, Doug Morris, threatened to sue both YouTube and MySpace, claiming both sites owed Universal Music millions.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:   Bolt.com Selling to GoFish for $30M
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.
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 …
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Adobe's Flash Video to Play on Mobile Phones, New Transcoding System …
Discussion: 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 …
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.
Gizmodo:
Possio GRETA Combination Printer, Scanner, Fax and Cellphone  —  Possio used 3GSM to launch the GRETA GSM Fax & Printer.  This all-in-one unit combines, you guessed it, a fax machine, printer, copier, scanner... and a cellphone?  Well, you can make cellular calls with it, but it's not exactly the size of most cellphones.
Discussion: Newlaunches.com and Mobility Site
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, Ryan Stewart and digg
Samsung:
SAMSUNG Unveils Ultra Edition II Series - Ultra Slim and Ultra Stylish  —  New Ultra Edition II lineup in a class of its own in performance, design and features  —  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading provider of mobile phones and telecom systems, once again redefines the mobile handset market …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Aswath Weblog:
VoIP Hardware Need Note Be Boring  —  A couple of days back Phoneboy bemoaned the fact that he does not excited with VoIP hardware because there has not been much innovation taking place.  He also told us that the last cool thing he saw was SPA-3000.  Apparently one can do nifty things once …
Robert Levine / New York Times:
Here's the Online Line on Online Politics  —  Since there are so many blogs about blogs, perhaps it is only natural that someone would start an online political site about online politics.  —  Techpresident.com, which officially begins publishing today, will cover the online aspects …
Discussion: IP Democracy
Reuters:
Yahoo ads going mobile  —  The California-based Internet media company signs with top advertisers for Web ads to run on handsets in 18 nations.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) — Yahoo Inc. said it has signed up top corporate advertisers to use its advertising system to run brand ads on mobile phones …
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.
Discussion: Slashdot
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