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7:55 AM ET, February 23, 2009


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John Herrman / Gizmodo:
iTunes Concept Shows How iPhone App Management Should Have Worked From the Start  —  Add, delete, rate, and move—these are your app options on the iPhone.  This interface concept, though, puts full app management within iTunes, and makes us wonder why it wasn't there in the first place.
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Huawei Android devices hitting T-Mobile in Q3 2009?  —  Huawei's “look but don't touch” Android handset at Mobile World Congress last week was quite the disappointment: if it wasn't for the display around it, you'd not know what OS the device was meant to be running.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Alex Wright / New York Times:
Exploring a ‘Deep Web’ That Google Can't Grasp  —  One day last summer, Google's search engine trundled quietly past a milestone.  It added the one trillionth address to the list of Web pages it knows about.  But as impossibly big as that number may seem, it represents only a fraction of the entire Web.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
ARM's Cortex-M0 core: the lowest-power ARM chip yet for wireless devices  —  ARM is announcing today a new microprocessor core that can bring fast performance to even the smallest of electronic devices.  —  The Cortex-M0 processor core is a 32-bit chip — meaning it can process data …
PC World:
Rejected! 10 iPhone Apps That Didn't Make Apple's App Store  —  A ‘throw shoes at Bush’ app, a breast-jiggler, a naughty entry from the South Park guys—these are some of the iPhone apps that Apple unceremoniously denied shelf space  —  JR Raphael, PC World
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
The day iTunes died?  Spotify is working on a killer iPhone app  —  Ever since hot streaming music startup Spotify hired a director of “portable solutions” you just knew they were going to do something cool in mobile.  And frankly there is no cooler place to do it right now than on the iPhone.
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Surprise: America is No. 1 in Broadband  —  There is a constant refrain that the United States is falling behind in broadband, as if the speed of Internet service in Seoul represents a new Sputnik that is a challenge to national security.  —  It's certainly true that in some countries …
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
AOL + Oodle = AOL Classifieds  —  Oodle as become the vendor/partner of choice it would appear for third parties seeking to add or beef up classifieds — a missed opportunity for eBay/Kijij.  Today AOL launched a new classifieds site:  There's also a Canadian specific site at
Internet copyright law delayed  —  A controversial copyright law covering the internet will be delayed to see if the sector can make it workable, Prime Minister John Key said today.  —  The online community has been up in arms in recent weeks as the law is due to come into effect on Saturday.
Discussion: TorrentFreak and Techdirt
Rac / ubiq_uitous communication …:
Apple wireless keyboard used with an iPhone  —  Here is a short video showing the interacting devices (Apple wireless keyboard, iPhone, communicating over Bluetooth) in operation.  —  Feels like getting closer to the “mainstreaming” goal - it uses hardware that comes of the shelf …
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Friedman Misses the Point and Economic Reality of Silicon Valley  —  Thomas Friedman is a very smart man and a very good writer.  He's certainly sold more books than I ever will.  But in reading his latest column arguing $20 billion in bailout money should go to VCs not auto companies …
Discussion: SmoothSpan Blog
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
More Consolidation In Europe: GoAdv To Acquire For €50 Million  —  After Meetic buying the European operations of last week, here's another sign the online media landscape in Europe is changing in the face of a dire economy: pan-European online media company GoAdv …
Discussion:, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Donna St. George / Washington Post:
6,473 Texts a Month, But at What Cost?  —  Constant Cellphone Messaging Keeps Kids Connected, Parents Concerned  —  Julie Zingeser texts at home, at school, in the car while her mother is driving.  She texts during homework, after pompon practice and as she walks the family dog.
Discussion: and Smart Mobs, Thanks:brickandclick
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