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5:30 PM ET, February 6, 2010

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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 …
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Arn / MacRumors:
Unreleased Core i7 MacBook Pro 6,1 Benchmarked?  Supplies Constrained  —  A Geekbench result posted to their site on February 4th has generated a lot of excitement in our forums.  The report seems to reveal the results for an unreleased Arrandale MacBook Pro running at 2.66GHz.
Discussion: I4U News, Gizmodo and TUAW
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 …
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Dennis Howlett / Irregular Enterprise:
Forrester crimps bloggers: epic E2.0 fail  —  According to Sage Circle, Forrester plans to crimp its analysts from expressing themselves on personal blogs.  I first heard of this (where else?) on Twitter via Jim Holincheck, Gartner Analyst.  From SageCircle:
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Walt Mossberg, David Carr And Michael Arrington Talk iPad With Charlie Rose  —  Charlie Rose had The Wall Street Journal/All Things D's Walt Mossberg, The New York Times' David Carr and our own Michael Arrington on his show Thursday night to talk about the Apple iPad.
MightyMike / PPCGeeks:
EXCLUSIVE Breaking News : Windows Phone 7 Details Emerge From The Depths  —  With the Mobile World Congress event making its way around the corner, we can all be for certain that it is inevitable for Windows Phone 7 to make its long awaited debut.  That being said, there have been rumours floating …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Conan Who?  NBC Disappears “The Tonight Show” From the Web.  —  Remember the whole Conan O'Brien/Jay Leno imbroglio from last month?  Perhaps NBC wishes you didn't.  The GE (GE) unit has removed every episode of the show's seven-month run from its NBC.com site, as well as Hulu …
Discussion: Gawker and New York Magazine
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Looks Like Google May Have A Super Bowl Commercial  —  While Google is a company built on advertising, for the most part it has stayed out of advertising itself on the dominant medium: television.  There has been talk of ads for a while for both Chrome and Android, and Google …
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.
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Proposed battery restrictions could crimp e-commerce, air travel  —  Stricter federal rules would affect gadget-loving fliers, electronics makers  —  Computerworld - Buying your next laptop computer or smartphone online could suddenly get a lot more expensive if a little-known U.S. Department …
Discussion: MobileCrunch
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 and TUAW
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 …
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 …
 
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MacNN:
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Discussion: LiveScience and MacRumors
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
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Stephen Lawson / Computerworld:
Patent office to review VoIP patent
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Kindle: more than an e-book reader, it's a development platform
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Steve Kelman / fcw.com:
The dark side of crowdsourcing?
Dan Fletcher / Time:
Facebook's Doppelganger Week Is Viral Groupthink
Discussion: Techland