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12:40 PM ET, February 17, 2008

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Haroon Malik / Gizmodo:
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Runs Windows Mobile 6.1  —  The chaps over at Terminal.hu have just managed to get hold of some very interesting Xperia X1 images.  The new pictures show the device will be running the yet-to-be-announced Windows Mobile 6.1 OS, and that explains why we weren't allowed …
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Abul Hussain / adonis | demon:
Leaked!  Experia X1 Runs on Windows Mobile 6.1!  —  Terminal.hu has just posted pictures of the Sony Ericsson Experia X1.  What's so special about this?  The fact that it runs on the yet to be announced Windows Mobile 6.1.  —  Bloggers and Journalists alike were frustrated with the team showcasing …
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Like.com shows visual search works after all  —  Just six months ago, things weren't looking great for Like, a Silicon Valley company that offers visual search for shopping.  —  Its traffic wasn't going anywhere.  —  But suddenly, over four months, the company has tapped a robust number of users …
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Paul Buchheit:
The most import thing to understand about new products and startups  —  First, a quote from Marc Andreessen's “Guide to Startups, part 4: The only thing that matters” … Mark's blog post did not immediately resonate with me, because his terms are somewhat different from the way I think.
Reuters:
Toshiba to give up on HD DVD, end format war: source  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp (6502.T: Quote, Profile, Research) is planning to give up on its HD DVD format for high definition DVDs, conceding defeat to the competing Blu-Ray technology backed by Sony Corp (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research), a company source said on Saturday.
Ina Steiner / AuctionBytes Blog:
Is eBay Boycott for Real?  —  Sellers are planning to boycott eBay beginning February 18, 2008, in protest of changes eBay announced January 29, 2008, around feedback, fees, seller standards and Best Match search - changes that, taken in total, many sellers believe will jeopardize their ability to sell successfully on eBay.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Sonico: The Biggest Social Networking Site You've Probably Never Heard Of  —  Spanish language social networking site Sonico is the biggest social networking site you've probably never heard of before today.  If you haven't you wouldn't be alone, it has zero hits in Google News as I write this post.
Ginger Strand / Harper's:
Google Data Center  —  This blueprint appeared in “Keyword: Evil”  —  Harper's Magazine.  —  [Bibliographic record]  —  This page is very wide.  You'll need to scroll from the left to the right in order to read the entire page.  —  You can also view the complete annotation.
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Ginger Strand / Harper's:
Keyword: Evil  —  Harper's Magazine.  —  [Bibliographic record]
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Kathy Sierra: Creating Passionate Users at TOC  —  We'd hoped to get Kathy Sierra at our Tools of Change for Publishing conference, but had to settle for a video.  I interviewed Kathy a couple of months ago about her approach to creating passionate users via the “I rule” moment …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
David Lawee New Head Of Google Corporate Development  —  If you are looking to sell your company to Google, David Lawee is the guy to be stalking.  Lawee, a source says, is the new Vice President of Corporate Development at Google, a spot that has been vacant since Salman Ullah, the previous VP …
Nick / Rough Type:
Why S3 failed  —  Late last night, Amazon issued a statement explaining the cause of the problem that hobbled its S3 storage system yesterday morning.  It was not a hardware failure.  Rather, the service's authentication system, which verifies the identity of a user, became overloaded with user requests.
Nick / Dial-a-Phone:
First Pictures of Alienware Android Cell Phone  —  Google and Dell are on the point of launching a new mobile phone to run on the Android operating system, probably at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona that's going on at the moment.  Dell have tried to enter the mobile phone market once …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Gmail task list feature spotted in the wild  —  One of the most requested features, that has been noticeably missing from Google Calendar and Gmail from the beginning, is a task list.  This feature has been on Google's own task list for a long time, but unfortunately it's long overdue.
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