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9:40 AM ET, February 16, 2009

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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Mobile Flash apps get better distribution, more money  —  In advance of this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Adobe is making several announcements to encourage developers to build applications using its Flash and AIR platforms.  The biggest announcements are a new distribution method …
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Flash 10 coming to most smartphones in 2010  —  BARCELONA—A full-fledged version of the Adobe Flash player is coming soon to a whole slew of smartphones.  Unfortunately, Apple's iPhone isn't one of them.  —  Adobe announced at the GSMA Mobile World Congress here Monday that Flash Player 10 …
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life blog:
Going mobile in Barcelona  —  If you fancy a couple of days …
Discussion: Microsoft Pri0, CNET News and BBC
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Palm Pre to Receive Flash Support in 2009
Discussion: Edible Apple
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Did Adobe snub Apple with FlashPlayer 10, Palm Pre, and Development …
Discussion: Computerworld and Mashable!
Business Wire:
Palm Latest Mobile Industry Leader to Join Open Screen Project
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
HTC Touch Pro2 is awesome in ways the Touch Pro never could be  —  So, how do you make HTC's Touch Pro — already near the top of the WInMo heap — an even beefier device?  For starters, you can throw out that nasty VGA screen of yesteryear and up it with a 3.6-inch 800 x 400 replacement.
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Dan Nystedt / PC World:
HTC Unveils Updated IPhone 3G Rival and Touch Pro2
Discussion: IntoMobile
Nokia:
Productivity comes first: new Eseries devices optimized for efficiency  —  Barcelona, Spain - Nokia today unveiled two new additions to its Eseries range, the Nokia E75 and Nokia E55, which are the first to ship with the company's new email user interface.  Both devices also come standard …
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Mike / Nokia Conversations:
Nokia E75 launched
James / Nokia Conversations:
Nokia E55 unveiled
Discussion: Electronic Pulp and Engadget
PC World:
Arm to Show Its First 32-nanometer Smartphone Chip  —  Chip design company Arm will show its first processor this week created with an advanced 32-nanometer manufacturing process, which should improve battery life and functionality in future smartphones.  —  The company said it will show …
Discussion: CNET News
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Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Meet the HTC Magic, the Android-powered Vodafone exclusive formerly known as the G2  —  Y'all might know the next Android phone from HTC as the G2, but around these here parts we know it as the HTC Magic.  An exclusive to Vodafone in Europe, the Magic is of debatable sexyness when compared to the T-Mobile G1 …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Nokia Unveils Ovi Store, Application Sales To Debut In May  —  At the Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona, Nokia has unveiled its initiative to try and repeat the runaway succes of Apple's App Store with its own mobile storefront dubbed Ovi Store.  This was an expected move as the rumors …
BBC:
Pirate Bay file-sharing defended  —  The founders of a website which carries links to copies of music, films and TV programmes have gone on trial in Sweden on charges of copyright theft.  —  The Pirate Bay is the world's most high-profile file-sharing site and is being taken to court by media firms including Sony and Warner Bros.
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Chris Davies / Pre Community:
GSM Palm Pre on Vodafone at MWC09  —  We've just finished up both a long video demo of the Pre - over 25 minutes, which we're currently editing and processing - but we wanted to share at least one detail from this morning.  Palm aren't announcing the GSM version of the Pre at Mobile World Congress …
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
In Web Age, Library Job Gets Update  —  It was the “aha!” moment that Stephanie Rosalia was hoping for.  —  A group of fifth graders huddled around laptop computers in the school library overseen by Ms. Rosalia and scanned allaboutexplorers.com, a Web site that, unbeknownst to the children, was intentionally peppered with false facts.
Discussion: HeyJude and TeleRead
Ted Dziuba / The Register:
Dear Obama: Please consider open-source a waste of your time  —  Ruby on Rails will not save the planet  —  Last week, several big names in open source tossed a letter at American President Barack Obama, urging him to mandate that no government IT purchase be made without someone scrutinizing the software license.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia enables $99 Android/Windows CE mobile internet devices  —  Nvidia is announcing today that it wants to enable $99 mobile internet devices that can play high-definition graphics.  —  The so-called MIDs are smaller than laptop computers but less functional.
Chris Walters / Consumerist:
Facebook's New Terms Of Service: “We Can Do Anything We Want With Your Content.  Forever.”  —  Facebook's terms of service (TOS) used to say that when you closed an account on their network, any rights they claimed to the original content you uploaded would expire.  Not anymore.
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
TI sees projectors as popular as cell cameras  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Texas Instruments Inc has unveiled a new version of its mini-projector technology, which it sees as the next big thing in wireless after the now ubiquitous cell phone camera.  —  The chip maker is eyeing growth in features …
Discussion: IntoMobile
 
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Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
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Business Wire:
LG Electronics, Intel Collaborate on Future Mobile Internet Devices
Discussion: UMPCPortal
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Moving Mobile Linux forward: Opera joins the LiMo Foundation
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 Earlier Items: 
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Steven Musil / CNET News:
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Matt Richtel / New York Times:
What Convergence? TV's Hesitant March to the Net
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Sony Ericsson unveils new strategy
Discussion: mocoNews.net and Crave, Thanks:dreamsketcher
Rob Minto / Financial Times:
Android's progress elevates Google's mobile aspirations
Discussion: Electricpig.co.uk and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:kevendones