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10:25 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.
Discussion: Out of the Box and Electronic Pulp
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
AOL upgrades Bebo with a bunch of new features  —  AOL continues to upgrade the Bebo social network it bought in 2008, layering in more functionality from the social data aggregator SocialThing it also acquired that year.  —  In December, we covered Bebo's new Social Inbox …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Mashable! and Guardian
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
AOL Socializes Even More With New Lifestream  —  As part of its ongoing rejiggering of its social networking offerings, AOL is formally rolling out its expected Lifestream platform today, with a new “timeline,” depicting a user's online life in a streaming horizontal calendar called a Lifestory.
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 …
Discussion: CircleID and blogs.chron.com
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.
Discussion: Tech Digest and Tim Anderson's ITWriting, Thanks:perreau
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally:
iPhone apps for Lady Gaga, Pussycat Dolls and other UMG artists  —  Interscope Geffen A&M is launching iPhone applications for five of its key artists, through a partnership with mobile firm Kyte.  The five are Lady Gaga, the Pussycat Dolls, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, the All American Rejects, and Keri Hilson.
Discussion: Webware.com and TechCrunch
Tim O'Reilly / Forbes:
Why Kindle Should Be An Open Book  —  Unless Amazon embraces open standards, the Kindle's lead will become a very short story.  —  SEBASTOPOL, Calif. — The Amazon Kindle has sparked huge media interest in e-books and has seemingly jump-started the market.
Discussion: TeleRead
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.
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
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Apple Takes a (Small) Bite Off Its High China Prices  —  By Loretta Chao and Mei Fong  —  After opening its first (and still only) China store last year, Apple Inc. has started extending its offering of refurbished products to the world's second largest PC market.  But refurbished doesn't mean cheap in China.
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Samsung outs a pair of point and shoots ahead of PMA, again  —  Unfortunately for Samsung, we've all known about the TL320 for the last week thanks to Amazon, but the HZ15W is brand spankin' new.  —  The TL320 is the first digital camera with a 3-inch HVGA AMOLED screen with a contrast ratio of 10,000:1.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Electronista
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Why Web radio faces another crisis  —  Few people know this but for a little while last year, the music-royalty rates that Web radio stations have complained about for years appeared to be behind them.  —  In a midtown Manhattan law office last November 6, representatives from Webcasting companies …
Discussion: p2pnet
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
Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
Internet taking piece of cable TV business  —  (02-22) 16:17 PST — Hyun Gu Lee, a 26-year-old software engineer from Belmont, discontinued his cable TV service after doing a little math and exploring his options.  —  He kept his $60 a month cable service to follow his favorite show, “Heroes …
Doug Goldring / Gear Diary:
Review: Clarion Mind - Media, Internet, and Directions All-In-One?  Not Quite.  —  For some time now, there has been a gap between PDA/phones and notebook computers, various form factors have been introduced to fill this void, but until the ASUS eeepc, none have been particularly successful.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
Ed Sperling / Forbes:
Intel Inside—Everything  —  Chip maker looks for growth opportunities in existing and new markets.  —  Intel's chips have become so pervasive that they are the de facto standard in computers.  Now the company is looking to include them in everything from cars to medical devices to handheld devices.
Spencer E. Ante / Business Week:
Startups in a Downturn  —  Entrepreneurs who helped build their startups into tech stalwarts—companies like Cisco, Oracle, and Google—share lessons on how to thrive during tough times  —  December 1987 was no time to be raising money for a startup.  Computer engineer Len Bosack was trying …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo CEO Plans Overhaul  —  Not yet six weeks into the job, Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Carol Bartz is preparing a company-wide reorganization that underscores the new CEO's belief in a more top-down managerial approach.  —  The plan aims to speed-up decision-making and give Yahoo products …
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Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
AOL + Oodle = AOL Classifieds
Discussion: TechCrunch
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
More Consolidation In Europe: GoAdv To Acquire LeGuide.com For €50 Million
Discussion: The Register and TheNextWeb.com, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Jobs Health Concerns Swirl as Apple Holds Annual Meeting Without Its CEO
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Donna St. George / Washington Post:
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