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7:20 PM ET, February 10, 2008

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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony Ericsson's XPERIA X1 QWERTY with Windows Mobile and HSUPA  —  It's here, the XPERIA X1 QWERTY from Sony Ericsson.  Yes, full QWERTY to make the most of that Windows Mobile 6 operating system.  SE's new XPERIA brand will focus on multimedia and mobile web communication.
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Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson puts ‘your life in a clamshell’ with the new Z770 web-enabled phone  —  The new Sony Ericsson Z770 is a powerful web enabled phone designed to keep you up- to-date with the latest headlines, your favourite website and your email inbox.  —  Sony Ericsson today announced the launch …
Discussion: Engadget, CrunchGear and Phone Scoop
Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson puts music first in the W980 Walkman® phone to deliver a clear audio experience  —  10 February 2008 The Sony Ericsson W980 brings an unrivalled music experience that gives you every excuse to lose yourself in acoustic bliss  —  Sony Ericsson today revealed the W980 …
Discussion: Engadget, CrunchGear and Phone Scoop
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Sony Ericsson Will Sell Microsoft Windows Mobile Phones  —  Sony Ericsson Will Sell WinMobile Phones  —  Sony Ericsson, long the purveyor of its bespoke operating system, has teamed up with Microsoft and will start selling Windows Mobile phones sometime later this year, the company announced.
Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson strengthens Cyber-shot™ phone range with two models that take photos further  —  Sony Ericsson's new C702 Cyber-shot™ and C902 Cyber-shot™ deliver best-in class picture quality beyond just megapixels.  —  Sony Ericsson today announced two high-performance additions …
Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson marks the launch of its new brand XPERIA&trade …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
So, What Now for Microsoft and Yahoo?  More Fancy Footwork  —  I'm no M&A expert, but I've seen enough not to be surprised by Yahoo's apparent, imminent rejection of Microsoft's offer to buy the company.  So why are so many people wondering why Yahoo would make a counteroffer?
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Philg / Philip Greenspun's Weblog:
Microsoft is 2000 times less effective than Google; Yahoo Board seems to be insane  —  With Windows Vista continue to disappoint users and PC hardware designers continuing to produce ugly oversized desktops, Microsoft has apparently decided that Internet applications are the path to more revenue.
Discussion: VoIP Blog and Yahoo! Finance
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Microsoft's Yahoo! Acquisition is Bold. And Dumb.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's $80 billion (and growing) Yahoo Headache
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Apple applies for trademark extension relating to gaming  —  Might Apple have interest in gaming beyond its pokey iPod gaming offerings?  Maybe, when you consider that the company has recently applied to expand its trademark into the realm of gaming.  The new filing was made on February 5 …
Discussion: MacRumors and Digg
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Mork / Trademork.com:
Apple  —  On February 5, 2008, Apple Inc. filed to protect their Apple trademark in relation to “hand-held units for playing electronic games; hand-held units for playing video games; stand alone video game machines; electronic games other than those adapted for use with television receivers only …
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Sorry, First Adopters—Better iPhone Is On The Way  —  Apple outraged many of its fans last year when Chief Executive Steve Jobs dropped the price of the 8 gigabyte model of the phone by $200 just two months after putting the phone on sale in June.  They were angered again last month …
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John Markoff / New York Times:
Mashups Are Breaking the Mold at Microsoft  —  REDMOND, Wash. — TUCKED away in a building on this forested corporate campus, John Montgomery and his team of 17 programmers might be more at home in Silicon Valley than at Microsoft.  —  Compared with its tenacious Internet competitors like Google and Yahoo …
ongoing:
XML People  —  XML is ten years old today.  It feels like yesterday, or a lifetime.  I wrote this that year (1998).  It's really long.  —  The title was originally Good Luck and Internet Plumbing but the filename was “XML-People” and I decided I liked that better.  I never got around to publishing it, so why not now?
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Bluetooth to piggyback on Wi-Fi  —  NEW YORK - The popular wireless technology known as Bluetooth could get a lot faster next year by taking advantage of Wi-Fi technology already built into many gadgets.  —  Linking Bluetooth and Wi-Fi may make it easier and faster to transfer large amounts …
Discussion: Engadget
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Record Label Quits, Uploads Albums onto The Pirate Bay  —  Dependent Records, an independent record label from Germany recently decided to shut its doors and upload all its albums onto The Pirate Bay.  Interestingly, a year ago the the CEO of the label mentioned piracy as one of the main reasons why they decided to quit.
Discussion: Mashable!
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Is Salesforce Worth $75/Share To Oracle?  —  I'm hearing from a reliable source that Salesforce.com has approached Oracle to gauge if there is any interest in a sale at $75 a share.  That would be almost a 50 per cent premium over Friday's close of $50.87.  —  The deal would make sense:
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Salesforce Shopping Itself To Oracle For $75/ Share?
 
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