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2:15 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: Neowin.net and Ubergizmo
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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.
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.
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.
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, Kotaku, Joystiq and Game | Life
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.
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.
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Is "crowdsourcing" just cost-cutting 2.0?  —  It would be nice if the proprietors of KFTY-TV in Santa Rosa, California — a tiny pimple on the giant media corpus that is Clear Channel Communications — had decided that "citizen journalism" or "crowdsourcing" or "open source journalism" …
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
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," …
Discussion: TechSpot News
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.
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 …
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 …
Valleywag:
Yahoo Photos shutting down, Flickr triumphant?  —  Time to upgrade this from rumor to unannounced fact — that's our bet, anyway.  "Consolidation" was the word seized upon most in Yahoo exec Brad Garlinghouse's "Peanut Butter Manifesto."  And consolidating the duplicate services provided …
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.
 
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Aroma USB takes some stink out of that spot
Discussion: Game | Life and digg
USA Today:
EMI in talks to dump copy protection
Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com:
Tablet PC and UMPC community help is needed
Alan Graham / Web 2.0 Explorer:
CommunityNext Highlights  —  300-40 people got together …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
i-mate goes deep with Ultimate line, five models promised
Discussion: Pocket PC Thoughts
MarketWatch:
YouTube to post classic TV shows
laptopmag.com:
HP iPAQ 510 Voice Messenger
Discussion: HP, jkOnTheRun, Engadget and I4U News
Qualcomm:
AT&T Selects QUALCOMM's MediaFLO USA for Mobile Entertainment Services
Discussion: Julie Ask and Phone Scoop
 Earlier Items: 
Crave: The gadget blog:
Nerf and Nintendo's Safety Dance
Discussion: Engadget, Kotaku, Game | Life and digg
Chris Roper / IGN:
God of War II Review
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google Sitelinks Update
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple may see royalties from Cingular subscriber growth
Tropical SEO:
How to: Escape Google's Supplemental Index
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
JavaScript Badges and Widgets Considered Harmful
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Music Vets Prep Next-Gen Player
Robert Levine / New York Times:
Upstart Video Game Publisher to Focus on Small Developers