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2:40 PM ET, February 14, 2008

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Vodafone:
Vodafone Hires Pieter Knook to Head Up New Internet Services Function  —  New organisation will accelerate delivery of the Group's Mobile Plus strategy  —  Vodafone Group Plc today announces the creation of Vodafone Internet Services which will lead the development and delivery of Vodafone's current …
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Peter Sayer / IDG News Service:
Microsoft Head of Mobile Communications Out
Discussion: All about Microsoft
Ian / IanSchafer.com:
So What Happened At YouTube's Videocracy Event?  —  YouTube trotted out all their heavy hitters for their Videocracy event in NYC last night.  —  Here are some highlights of what they said:  —  For Content Partners/Creators  —  Get ready for active sharing.  —  Get ready for upgraded video editing tools.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
What's Next for YouTube (Video Editing, Recommendations, Advertiser Analytics)  —  Last night at an event in NYC dubbed “Videocracy,” YouTube gave marketers a sneak peak at some upcoming initiatives.  Silicon Alley Insider's Michael Learmonth tried to get in, but was thrown out.
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
How I started Seesmic and raised $6 million  —  I closed the initial funding of Seesmic in September 2007.  The main investment came from Atomico's Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis (they invested $5.5 million on the $6 million).  Talking to bloggers all the time, I have not been very good at keeping …
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Paula Rooney / Open Source:
Red Hat launches JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, 3 new open source projects  —  Red Hat announced a fully integrated SOA platform combining JBoss middleware and Red Hat Enterprise Linux and launched three new open source projects.  —  Due by the end of February, the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform …
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InfoWorld:
Red Hat, Hyperic start open-source project  —  Red Hat and Hyperic have formed an open-source project for developing a core set of IT infrastructure management capabilities, the companies announced Thursday.  —  Dubbed RHQ, the project's source code will be available under the GPL v2 license, according to a Red Hat spokeswoman.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Microsoft drums up its very own Xbox 360 shortage  —  The word on the street, nay, the word straight from Jeff Bell's mouth, is that the Xbox 360 is experiencing stock shortages, which could hurt sales for January and February.  We'd already heard of Elite shortages, but now they seem to be more widespread.
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PR Newswire:
AT&T Adds to HSUPA Device Lineup With Two New LaptopConnect Cards From Option  —  Option GT Ultra and Option GT Ultra Express Available for Use on AT&T's 3G  —  AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced today two new LaptopConnect cards from Option, the GT Ultra and GT Ultra Express.
Michelle Slatalla / New York Times:
If You Can't Let Go, Twitter  —  SOMETIMES, you just have to trust your relatives.  You have to be willing to let them leave the house unchallenged.  Suspend disbelief and let them take the car.  —  That's what I tell my three daughters, anyway.  But it never works out like that.
information aesthetics:
RIP: Yahoo! Design closed down  —  an anonymous source just informed me the entire Yahoo! Design Innovation team (once coined yHaus) has been laid off, part of a closing-down of all innovation teams at Yahoo. in addition, their work has been completely removed from their original website. infosthetics …
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Zimbra's new Desktop: Look ma, no browser!  —  I fell in love with Zimbra's Ajax-style interface the first time I saw it.  —  Slick, powerful, and much more extensible than Microsoft Outlook ever dreamed of being.  There was just one thing I hated about the Zimbra experience …
Kelly Conley / Symantec Corp.:
You Know it's Election Year When...  It's election year in the United States, everyone must be aware of that by now.  We've just observed a Trojan being spammed out utilizing a candidate's name, Hillary Clinton, as bait.  The email asks you to click a link to download an interview with her.
Robin Goad / Hitwise Intelligence:
What happens if your site gets ‘blacklisted’ by Google?  —  What is the impact on a website of being ‘blacklisted’ by Google?  Recently the insurance comparison website GoCompare.com faced precisely this dilemma after the search engine picked up on irregular inbound links to its site, causing it to plummet down the rankings.
Darren Waters / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
PS3 takes on Slingbox  —  Sony has talked up the multimedia capabilities of the PlayStation 3 since before it was launched - but it is only now that those promises are being met.  —  Later this year Sony will launch an add-on that will let PS3 owners watch digital TV via their console …
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Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Indie coffeehouses tell Starbucks: Bring on your free Wi-Fi
Chris Kanaracus / InfoWorld:
Judge orders Oracle's lawsuit againt SAP to mediation
Discussion: Between the Lines
Lori Grunin / Crave: The gadget blog:
New Panasonic pro AVCHD camcorders
Discussion: Engadget
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
Online Video, Men And Women
Discussion: Computerworld
Jeffrey H. Birnbaum / Washington Post:
Lawmakers Move to Grant Banks Immunity Against Patent Lawsuit
Discussion: Patent Law Blog
Scobleizer:
Microsoft researchers make me cry
Anders Bylund / Ars Technica:
Yahoo turns to News Corp., leaving Microsoft jilted at the altar
Financial Times:
Google homes in on revenues from phones
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Fred Topel / HomeMediaMagazine.com:
Michael Bay Relishes Blu-ray's Victories
Discussion: DailyTech and Engadget
GigaOM:
How Not to End Up as an Anachronism  —  Written by Greg Olsen, Founder and CTO of Coghead
ZDNet:
RIM: BlackBerry's future lies in social networking
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
PageOnce to Put All Your Online Accounts in One Place
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
50% Of All BitTorrent Downloads are TV-Shows
Discussion: Digg
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google's Many Valentine's Day Specials
PC World:
Sprint's Limited WiMAX Launch Imminent
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA gets Does' names after school threatened with contempt