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4:25 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 …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Did Adobe snub Apple with FlashPlayer 10, Palm Pre, and Development Fund announcements?  —  Just now Adobe announced lots of mobile phone news.  More on that in a second.  But what wasn't announced?  —  No iPhone support for Flash yet.  —  What else was announced?  FlashPlayer 10 will ship on the Palm Pre.
Discussion: Computerworld
Business Wire:
Palm Latest Mobile Industry Leader to Join Open Screen Project  —  BARCELONA, Spain—(BUSINESS WIRE)—At the GSMA Mobile World Congress, Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Palm is joining the Open Screen Project - a broad industry initiative dedicated to enabling standalone applications …
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Palm Pre to Receive Flash Support in 2009  —  BARCELONA—Adobe Flash 10 will be integrated into the Palm Pre's browser sometime in 2009, the company said Monday.  Adobe also inaugurated a $10 million fund for Flash application development and showed a new Adobe Reader Mobile SDK …
Financial Times:
Microsoft targets its own smartphone store  —  Microsoft will today seek to counter the rising popularity of Apple's mobile “App Store”, one of the surprise hits of the consumer technology world last year, with the announcement of plans for a similar service to make it easier to get applications on to smartphones.
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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.
Discussion: UMBC ebiquity, Thanks:sampad
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel scores LG as a customer for mobile internet device that can make phone calls  —  Intel is announcing an important new collaboration with cell phone maker LG Electronics in a strategically important market for the world's biggest chip maker.  —  Intel has been touting mobile internet devices …
Taylor Buley / Forbes:
Twitter's Analytical Business Plan  —  The popular messaging service plans to make money from selling analytics and other services.  —  BURLINGAME, Calif. - Sitting inside a conference room at Twitter, BlackBerry in hand, Kevin Thau is all business.  —  In his first interview since taking charge …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Sony Ericsson unveils new strategy  —  BARCELONA - Sony Ericsson has been hit hard by the global recession, but the company says it has a new strategy focused on services and entertainment that it hopes will get it back on track.  —  On Sunday evening here on the eve of GSMA's Mobile World Congress …
Discussion: mocoNews.net and Crave, Thanks:dreamsketcher
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Computerworld:
Lenovo device delivers e-mail via BlackBerrys to turned-off ThinkPads  —  Lenovo Constant Connect serves as an e-mail go-between  —  Computerworld) Business travelers will be able to use their BlackBerry smartphones to automatically forward e-mail to their ThinkPad notebook PCs …
Discussion: eWeek, Crave and Gizmodo
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Mining The Thought Stream  —  What if you could peer into the thoughts of millions of people as they were thinking those thoughts or shortly thereafter?  And what if all of these thoughts were immediately available in a database that could be mined easily to tell you what people both individually …
Discussion: everwas, UMBC ebiquity, metarand and HighTouch, Thanks:kevendones
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
What Convergence?  TV's Hesitant March to the Net  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — You would be hard-pressed to find a screen today that does not have Internet access.  It's not just the PC and the phone — online content appears in elevators, in the back of taxis and at your airplane seat.
 
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Steven Musil / CNET News:
Creditors may oust Sirius XM chief
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Rob Minto / Financial Times:
Android's progress elevates Google's mobile aspirations
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and AndroidGuys, Thanks:kevendones
Niclas Mika / Reuters:
Mobile data demand up despite economy: survey
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Fixing the Internet might break it worse than it's broken now.
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Bitstream Launches “Fastest Mobile Browser”
Discussion: MobilityWire, Thanks:kevendones
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Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk Digital Connection:
CANON HAS NO SENSE OF HUMOR, TRIES TO SHUT DOWN FAKE CHUCK WESTFALL …
Discussion: 1001 Noisy Cameras and Slashdot
David Gonzales / Samsung Central:
Samsung OmniaHD to feature 720P HD-video capture with 3.7-inch …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Electronic Pulp and Engadget
Fred / A VC:
How Patent Trolls Are A Tax On Innovation
Discussion: SmoothSpan Blog, Thanks:atul
Lidija Davis / ReadWriteWeb:
A Computer Repair Utility Kit You Can Run From a Thumb Drive
Discussion: digg.com, Thanks:kevendones
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Tracking the iPhone's bubble of hype