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7:30 AM ET, February 13, 2007

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BBC:
Teraflop chip hints at the future  —  A chip with 80 processing cores and capable of more than a trillion calculations per second (teraflop) has been unveiled by Intel.  —  The Teraflop chip is not a commercial release but could point the way to more powerful processors, said the firm.
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Neowin.net
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Ryan Kennedy / Yahoo! Mail Updates:
Messenger and Mail...together at last!  —  At the Web 2.0 conference in November, we took the wraps off of one of our newest, coolest features: Yahoo! Messenger integrated with Yahoo! Mail Beta.  But, that was just a preview of what was to come.  Today, we will start to release this exciting new feature.
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo Mail integrates IM  —  Beginning Monday, some Yahoo Mail users will be able to chat in real time through their e-mail program.  Yahoo said in November that it would embed instant-messaging technology directly into its Yahoo Mail program so that users wouldn't have to open up …
Discussion: Neowin.net, TechSpot News and LiveSide
ZDNet:
Microsoft launches 'PlayReady' DRM system  —  Microsoft has launched a new digital rights management system that will allow users to use commercial content on multiple different devices for a single fee.  —  Microsoft PlayReady was unveiled at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona on Monday.
Discussion: Crave, Listening Post and PaidContent
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laptopmag.com:
HP iPAQ 510 Voice Messenger  —  HP's latest iPAQ doesn't look like an iPAQ at all.  It's a compact candy bar phone without a keyboard, and that features Wi-Fi and runs Windows Mobile 6.  The 510's biggest innovation, however, is its Voice Commander technology, which enables the phone to read …
Discussion: HP, jkOnTheRun, Engadget and I4U News
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Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
HP unveils smart phone at 3GSM
Andrew / Treonauts:
Windows Mobile 6 On Treo 750: Exclusive First Images!  —  Yesterday at 3GSM in Barcelona, Microsoft revealed details of its new Windows Mobile 6 operating system which features support for rich HTML e-mail, increased functionality within Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile and Office Mobile programs …
Gamasutra:
The 10 Minutes Game Sales Potential Test  —  Everybody in the gaming industry has a great idea for a game.  The desire to see that idea become a reality is what brought many of us to this industry.  Sadly, the quality of this idea - or even of the game itself - isn't enough to guarantee …
Discussion: GigaGamez, Joystiq, Kotaku and Game | Life
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.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
YouTube shuts down Gawker account  —  YouTube has removed videos posted to the site by Gawker Media, many of which featured clips from top TV shows that appeared between advertisements for Gawker's blogs.  —  More than 50 clips were removed and the YouTube user account, "belowtheradar," …
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
FilmLoop Betrayed By Investors?  —  When I added FilmLoop to the TechCrunch DeadPool last month based on rumors of mass layoffs, it was clear there was more to the story.  The thirty person company had raised $11.5 million in capital and by any calculation should have still had at least $3 - $5 million left in the bank.
Discussion: Cerdafied
Alan Graham / Web 2.0 Explorer:
CommunityNext Highlights  —  300-400 people got together this weekend at Stanford to find out what would happen if you supplied them with unlimited Red Bull and Rice Krispie Treats.  —  Organized by Noah Kagan and described as...  We started on Friday night with about 30-40 people at a dinner in Palo Alto.
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Google decried as friend of piracy over AdSense earnings on piracy sites  —  Google rules the direct marketing world thanks to AdSense, and AdSense is popular thanks to the fact that almost anyone can sign up.  As it turns out, that's a problem when sites break the law.
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net:
Will Widgets Kill the Webpage?  (Exclusive Netvibes video). … Click To Play … Tariq Krim is widget crazy (watch the video above).  The CEO of French startup Netvibes, the site where you can build a personal homepage from news and data feeds from all over the Web, is about to unleash a whole lot of widgets onto the Web.
USA Today:
EMI in talks to dump copy protection  —  LOS ANGELES — The music industry is looking ahead to life without copy protection.  —  Major label EMI — home of Coldplay and Norah Jones — is in discussions with online music stores about selling its music without copy protection …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Command, Option, Control  —  Two asinine criticisms of Steve Jobs's "Thoughts on Music" are that (a) it's a shameless attempt to jump on the anti-DRM bandwagon — i.e. that Jobs and Apple are merely attempting to take credit for the already inevitable move toward non-DRM music; and (b) …
Discussion: Forbes and Errata Security
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Can Executives Find Happiness With a BlackBerry Minus Its Scroll Wheel?  —  Executives who are longtime BlackBerry users will have to teach their right thumb some new tricks if they switch to a model introduced on Monday.  —  The model, the BlackBerry 8800, eliminates a tiny scroll wheel …
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.
 
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
MySpace to Implement Copyrighted Video Filtering
Reuters:
Mexican drug wars find new battleground on YouTube
Discussion: Buzzworthy
Mike / Techdirt:
What Happens When You Are Accidentally Given Music MP3s By Music Labels Or Services?
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
NBCU's Digital Team To Move To Englewood Cliffs, NJ; Room For 450
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
As Traditional Media Erodes, Magazines Thrive
Discussion: Journerdism
Samsung:
SAMSUNG Ultra Multimedia - Redefining the Mobile Experience
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com:
Tablet PC and UMPC community help is needed
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Is "crowdsourcing" just cost-cutting 2.0?
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
i-mate goes deep with Ultimate line, five models promised
Discussion: Pocket PC Thoughts
Qualcomm:
AT&T Selects QUALCOMM's MediaFLO USA for Mobile Entertainment Services
Valleywag:
Yahoo Photos shutting down, Flickr triumphant?
Chris Roper / IGN:
God of War II Review
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple may see royalties from Cingular subscriber growth
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Music Vets Prep Next-Gen Player
Roger Friedman / Fox News:
BEATLES READY FOR LEGAL DOWNLOADING SOON