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9:40 AM ET, February 15, 2008

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David Benjamin / EE Times:
Users' love affair with iPhone stumps Mobile World panel  —  BARCELONA, Spain — A blue-ribbon panel of human behavior and technology experts at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain agreed that the best recent advance in the mobile telecommunications user space came …
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Google Tests Video Ads on Search Results Pages  —  Google has always had a love-hate relationship with advertising.  Its power and wealth come from the $16 billion a year of advertising that it sells.  Yet on its most important pages, the results from its Web search engine …
Hollywood Reporter:
Toshiba to drop HD DVD, sources say  —  Company says no decision has been made  —  The format war has turned into a format death watch.  —  Toshiba is widely expected to pull the plug on its HD DVD format sometime in the coming weeks, reliable industry sources say, after a rash …
Business Week:
Building the Perfect Laptop  —  The superslim ThinkPad X300 is Lenovo's bid for leadership in the high-stakes world of laptops  —  “Phyllis!  Get me one of those interoffice mail envelopes!”  —  It was just after lunchtime on Jan. 15, and Peter Hortensius was storming through the cubicles …
Louise Story / New York Times:
4 News Companies Ally to Sell Ads on the Internet  —  Four large newspaper companies are joining forces to sell advertisements on the Internet, hoping that the combined heft of their Web sites will encourage large advertisers to spend more money.  —  Each of the four companies …
Discussion: WebProNews and TechCrunch
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft reorg: Who's in; who's out  —  On February 14, Microsoft announced a corporate reorganization affecting many of its divisions.  —  As with any Microsoft early-year reorg — which typically occur after the company's fiscal mid-year reviews — there are winners and losers.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
What's Microsoft Offering Open Source On February 27?  —  First Scoble writes about something so amazing from Microsoft it makes him cry and will be world changing.  Then Long Zheng spots the above page via an email pitch linking to opensourcehero that redirects here.
Discussion: Scobleizer, WinBeta and Valleywag
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Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
EMC deal could bring SAP software to smaller firms  —  Companies said to ponder collaboration  —  A possible deal between EMC Corp. of Hopkinton and German software giant SAP AG could make it easier for small- and medium-size companies to obtain advanced business-management services over the Internet.
Discussion: IT Project Failures
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
8aweek To Help You Kick That Internet Time Wasting Addiction  —  New Y Combinator startup 8aweek aims to help you stop wasting all that time on random Internet sites.  They offer a Firefox plugin that monitors the web sites you visit and how long you spend on each site.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Are you breathing while emailing or Twittering?  —  Linda Stone is a former executive who worked at Apple and Microsoft.  Has been doing all sorts of research over the years and is probably most famous for coming up with the term “continuous partial attention.”  Which, basically, explains our behavior while using Twitter.
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
EU Looks To Extend Copyright And Blank Media Levies  —  Over in Europe, it appears that the European Union's internal market commissioner Charlie McCreevy has decided that it's high time Europe turns copyright from an incentive system (as it was designed) into a welfare system for musicians.
Discussion: BBC and Ars Technica
Bradley Horowitz / Elatable:
On Leaving Yahoo...  Leaving Yahoo.  —  Yes, it's true.  I've left Yahoo.  —  It was somewhat overwhelming sifting through the barrage of reactions over the last 48 hours: “Thanks for all you've done”, “How could you?!”, “Congrats!”, etc.  It's fascinating to watch people react.
Discussion: Bits
Jason Bush / Business Week:
The Blogging Czar of Moscow  —  How American Andrew Paulson is building a growing Internet empire in Russia  —  Andrew Paulson has a knack for spinning chance encounters with the rich and famous into business opportunities.  In the late '80s the New Haven native carved out a career …
Discussion: Quintura blog
Yahoo! Video Blog:
Welcome to the All-New Yahoo! Video  —  Hey Yahoo! Video viewers and creators (and those that do both),  —  Notice anything different about Yahoo! Video?  As you can tell we've really changed things around here.  And it's much more than a facelift.  It's an all-new site and I'm really excited about it.
 
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
White House objects to plan for .gov P2P security
Thomas Wilburn / Ars Technica:
Fans of open access not optimistic on 700MHz auction results
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
New and Promising BitTorrent Sites
Discussion: Digg
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Is the iPhone the Ultimate eBook Reader?
Discussion: TeleRead and The Apple Core
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Princeton's tiny Bluetooth adapter with big 300-foot range
Discussion: VoIP Blog
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UK's Holiday Watchdog Site Bought By TripAdviser
Discussion: TechCrunch UK
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Nintendo estimates it lost $975m worldwide in 2007 due to piracy
Discussion: Newlaunches.com
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Consumating Closing Quietly, Demonstrates Another Side of a Startup's Life
Discussion: paidContent.org
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Nielsen: YouTube is from Mars, streaming video is from Venus
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Forrester Report: Online Community Best Practices
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Why You Should Let Users Define Your App
Discussion: Beth's Blog and New York Times
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Tom Coates: Web of Data
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Apple users, meet The Continental
Discussion: Gizmodo
Business Wire:
Vivid Entertainment Head Steven Hirsch Calls on Yahoo and Google …
The Boy Genius Report:
AT&T Palm Centro unboxing!
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
LiveUniverse Buys Revver for More than a Song (about $5M)