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1:50 PM ET, February 6, 2010

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David / TmoNews:
HTC HD2 Coming March 24th, Zeppelin Called Cliq XT?  —  While we have no reason to doubt the authenticity of such images, this one comes the way of PPCGeeks.com and a user on their forums.  A few notables here are the launch date of the HTC HD2 on 3/24, Moto Cliq XT (aka Zeppelin) on 3/10 as expected and the Nokia Nuron, on 3/17.
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Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
HTC HD2 and Motorola CLIQ XT headed to T-Mobile next month?  —  If a slide posted to the PPCGeeks forum is both legitimate and accurate, then T-Mobile customers have two pretty nifty smartphones headed their way next month in the HTC HD2 and Motorola CLIQ XT.
Discussion: Engadget and Electronista
SageCircle Blog:
Forrester tells analysts no more personally-branded research blogs with interesting implications for analyst relations  —  Credible reports - since confirmed - are coming into SageCircle that Forrester management has set a new policy that analysts with personally-branded research blogs must …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
MacBook Pro Core i7 caught GeekBenching itself  —  If you were excited about the prospect of Core i5 MacBook Pros, which Intel briefly offered up in a contest last month, you are going to be pretty stoked about today's news from MacRumors.  —  Their forum members found a GeekBench scoring done yesterday …
Discussion: Electronista, SlashGear and MacRumors
Bits:
Macmillan Books Return to Amazon After Dispute  —  Electronic and paper books from the publisher Macmillan were returning to Amazon.com Friday evening, ending a week-long public conflict as the parties negotiated over the future price of e-books.  —  Details of the resolution have not been made public …
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John C Abell / Epicenter:
Panacea or Poison Pill: Who Gets to Decide About $10 E-Books?
Discussion: GalleyCat, TUAW and Gadgetell
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Your Comments Are Safe With Us  —  About half an hour ago, a post that was published on the Digital Inspiration blog hit Techmeme.  The title of that post left little to the imagination: it read “TechCrunch Removes Reader Comments From All Older Blog Posts”.
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Amit / Digital Inspiration Technology Blog:   TechCrunch Removes Reader Comments From All Older Blog Posts
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek:
Apple Blocks iPhone Developers From Using GPS For Targeted Ads  —  Apple announced that it would prevent third-party iPhone developers using its Core Location framework from designing Apps that deliver targeted ads to iPhone users.  Normally, the Core Location framework is used to build Apps …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft to phase out its enterprise search offerings for Linux and Unix  —  Microsoft is going to be phasing out support for Unix and Linux platforms for its FAST enterprise search products as of their next release (some time after 2010).  —  Microsoft shared that information …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Wolfram Alpha Still Trying To Justify That $50 iPhone App With New Virtual Keyboards  —  In October, computational engine Wolfram Alpha launched a slick iPhone app.  The only problem?  They miscalculated what it should cost.  The app is great and all, but it's simply not worth $50 when you can use the website for free.
Discussion: Wolfram, Erictric and BetaNews
Chris Putnam / Facebook Blog:
Faster, Simpler Photo Uploads  —  Facebook is the largest photo-sharing site with over 2.5 billion photos uploaded to Facebook each month.  In order to make sharing photos even easier, today we are announcing a new and improved photo uploader.  —  Recently we've received feedback …
ZDNet:
Symbian tablets ‘very likely’, says Foundation chief  —  On Thursday, the Symbian Foundation announced that it had completed the open-sourcing of its mobile operating system — the largest such migration in software history.  —  ZDNet UK spoke to Lee Williams, chief executive of the Symbian Foundation …
MacNN:
FCC worries about iPad bandwidth congestion  —  The iPad could potentially cause serious havoc for US data networks, say people writing on behalf of the Federal Communications Commission.  Updating an official blog, Phil Bellaria, director of scenario planning for the Omnibus Broadband Initiative …
Discussion: LiveScience and MacRumors
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Passes 1 Million Check-Ins A Week.  Rate Doubled In The Past Month.  —  Yesterday, we got a nice little breakdown of which clients are used most often for the location-based service Foursquare (hint: still the iPhone).  Today, the company has some new big news to share via a tweet …
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Recommends The Competition On Your Business “Place” Page  —  I'm scratching my head over this one: Google has added a new content block on place pages that, quite often, gives free advertising to a local business's competition.  It's called “Nearby places you might like” …
Lauren Hatch / Silicon Alley Insider:
NBC Airing Emmys Live For The First Time, Thanks To Twitter (GE)  —  NBC is considering scrapping the time delay when it airs the Emmys on Aug. 29, according to Broadcasting & Cable.  —  The TV show typically airs live on stations on the East and in Central time zones, with a delay for the West coast.
 
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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
VivaKi's Pool Crowns ‘Ad Selector’ as Top Web Video Unit
Stephen Lawson / Computerworld:
Patent office to review VoIP patent
Brandon Bailey / Mercury News:
Silicon Valley companies look to hire
Discussion: NBC Bay Area
AWS Evangelist / Amazon Web Services Blog:
Kindle: more than an e-book reader, it's a development platform
Discussion: Kindle Review, Thanks:atul
Mzsanford / The Twitter Engineering Blog:
Introducing the Open Source Twitter Text libraries
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Steve Kelman / fcw.com:
The dark side of crowdsourcing?
Dan Fletcher / Time:
Facebook's Doppelganger Week Is Viral Groupthink
Discussion: Techland
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 Earlier Items: 
Alexei Oreskovic / MediaFile:
Gmail Creator says he is not working on new email platform
Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
YouTube Calls on IPv6
Discussion: Softpedia News and eWeek
HardMac.com:
Apple and Adobe: The Roots and Reasons Behind Today's Situation
Discussion: EverythingiCafe