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Gmail Blog:
Millions of Buzz users, and improvements based on your feedback  —  Posted by Todd Jackson, Product Manager, Gmail and Google Buzz  —  It's been just two days since we first launched Google Buzz.  Since then, tens of millions of people have checked Buzz out, creating over 9 million posts and comments.
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Evgeny Morozov / Foreign Policy:
Wrong kind of buzz around Google Buzz  —  The launch of Google Buzz has set various parts of the technology blogosphere afire — and for all the right reasons: it does introduce a number of interesting social features that could make our email experience much more social (whether it has to be more social is a different question).
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires Aardvark For $50 million  —  Google has acquired social search service Aardvark, says a source that has been briefed on the deal, for around $50 million.  We first reported on the discussions between the two companies in December.  Those discussions have now turned into a signed deal …
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Jeff Bertolucci / PC World:   What Google Gets from Aardvark's Ask-A-Friend Service
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Veoh Finally Calls It Quits: Layoffs Yesterday, Bankruptcy Filing Soon  —  Veoh, one of several well-funded start-ups that have tried and failed to cash in on the Web video boom, is finally calling it quits.  The company let go of the remainder of its workforce yesterday …
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Dmitry Shapiro / Chief Disruptor:
Veoh Letter  —  Veoh launched in September of 2005 with a bold goal: To make it possible for anyone with a video camera and a computer to broadcast video to the world.  While others were working on helping people share short video clips, Veoh created technologies that made it possible …
Discussion: MediaMemo and paidContent, Thanks:atul
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
Palm orders halt on production of Palm Pre, Palm Pre Plus, and Palm Pixis?  —  According to an OTR Global report, three different sources have confirmed that all future orders of the Palm Pre and Palm Pre Plus are being suspended as of Wednesday.  One of the sources said, “The decision is very sudden …
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T3.com News:
Microsoft hints at Office for iPad  —  Microsoft has revealed to T3 that it may be ready to unleash a version of Office for Mac for the Apple iPad.  —  The Seattle-based company let slip the possibility of a suite for the new tablet during a demonstration of the brand new Office for Mac 2011 …
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John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Office For Mac 2011 First Look: Ribbons, Sharing, and... Outlook?
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Paying Apple More Than $100 Million Annually For iPhone Search Deal (AAPL, GOOG)  —  The rumor that Apple is building its own search engine “isn't credible,” according to a source familiar with Apple's operations.  —  Our source tells us “there's too many options” for search on the market …
Mark Mentovai / The Official Google Blog:
Bringing extensions to Google Chrome for Mac  —  As thousands of Mac fans and developers gather in San Francisco for this week's Macworld conference, we're particularly delighted to announce a new beta release of Chrome for Mac.  Today's release includes some of our most requested features …
Dharmesh Shah / HubSpot Company Product News Blog:
One Lesson From The Twitter Grader Screw-up: OAuth Rocks  —  Most days, I lead a pretty happy existence.  I write code.  I meet with folks at HubSpot.  I talk to fellow entrepreneurs and generally try to spread goodwill and love.  Today, however, it sucks to be me.
Discussion: Guardian, Thanks:atul
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Robert McMillan / PC World:   Twitter Application Grader.com Hacked
Anna Richardson / YouTube Blog:
Speed Matters: Introducing the YouTube Video Speed Dashboard  —  Your YouTube video speed can mean the difference between a fast and fun video viewing experience, or a slow and frustrating one.  That's why, today, we're launching a YouTube video speed dashboard to make the speed information available to you.
Bing / Search Blog:
Spatial Search: The Next Frontier  —  Have you ever thought about all the content and media out there on the Web?  Information that we use daily to help make decisions, like reviews of the best restaurant for chicken parmesan or the t-shirt shop perfect for a vintage G&R t-shirt?
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Feds push for tracking cell phones  —  Two years ago, when the FBI was stymied by a band of armed robbers known as the “Scarecrow Bandits” that had robbed more than 20 Texas banks, it came up with a novel method of locating the thieves.  —  FBI agents obtained logs from mobile phone companies corresponding …
Roman Loyola / Macworld:
Macworld Expo 2010 Best of Show winners  —  When it comes to Macworld Expo, there's one question that Macworld editors are asked without fail: What are the most interesting products at the show?  And that's the idea behind the Macworld Expo Best of Show awards—to highlight the products that stand out at the show.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Yahoo Founders To Sell Shares  —  Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) founders Jerry Yang and David Filo (pictured, in 1998) are cutting back their holdings in the company.  In a filing with the SEC, Yang said he is selling three million shares via a blind trust, which was set up in April and is set to expire …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Gregg Keizer / InfoWorld:
Windows patch cripples XP with blue screen, users claim  —  Angry customers blame MS10-015 for Blue Screen of Death and XP reboot hell  —  Tuesday's security updates from Microsoft have crippled Windows XP PCs with the notorious Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), users have reported on the company's support forum.
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Be Among Suitors for Facebook Gaming Startup Crowdstar  —  Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp. is among companies in talks to buy CrowdStar, the creator of games for social- networking site Facebook, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Opera browser:
You have never browsed this fast before — Introducing Opera 10.50 beta for Windows  —  Opera today released the beta of Opera 10.50 — the latest and the most advanced version of its cutting-edge desktop Web browser.  Besides being the fastest Web browser, Opera 10.50 beta also offers a minimalist …
Sean Michaels / Guardian:
Google shuts down music blogs  —  Bloggers told they have violated terms without further explanation, as years of archives are wiped off the internet  —  In what critics are calling “musicblogocide 2010”, Google has deleted at least six popular music blogs that it claims violated copyright law.
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News:
Apple counts down to 10 billionth song download  —  Apple on Thursday began its “Countdown to 10 Billion Songs.”  —  Apple is getting close enough to having 10 billion songs downloaded since opening in 2003, that it is beginning a countdown on iTunes.  Official rules are available from Apple's Web site.
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Web Strategy Matrix: Google Buzz vs Facebook vs MySpace vs Twitter (Feb 2010)  —  Lack Of Signal In A Sea of Noise  —  There's an incredible amount of media and blogger noise about social networks, yet there are few viewpoints that are looking at the networks objectively minus the “killer app” hype.
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Is in TV-Pricing Talks  —  Apple Inc. is in discussions with television networks to lower the price of downloaded TV shows when the company begins selling its new iPad tablet computer, people familiar with the talks said.  —  One of these people said Apple has already been testing a price of 99 cents …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Email as Identity: Google Turns on WebFinger  —  If you've been on the Internet for long enough, you may remember the old UNIX finger command.  With finger, you could just type in a command like finger email@readwriteweb.com and the email server would return more information about this person.
Discussion: Google
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Motorola to split into two independent companies in 2011  —  Motorola on Thursday said it will split into two separate companies in the first quarter of 2011, roughly a year from now.  —  The company had initially planned to spin off the mobile devices unit on its own.
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Google Fights Back Against Book Settlement Critics  —  Google filed a strong defense of its digital books settlement with the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers, a week before a federal judge is scheduled to hold a hearing in the protracted copyright case.
Discussion: CNET News and Reuters, Thanks:atul
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Dell Mini 5: we have it (update: new pics and video!)  —  That's right!  After all those quick and dirty appearances, we've finally got our own Dell Mini 5 (aka “Streak” or “M01M") prototype for a more in-depth look.  Got a question about this mysterious beast?
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Dell's acquisition of KACE: A smart move  —  Dell on Thursday acquired KACE, which makes systems management appliances, for an undisclosed sum and the deal adds up on many fronts.  —  Andrew Nusca has the breakdown of the deal and Dell's statement outlines the following:
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Preview: Meebo's Simple, Quick, And Slick iPhone App
Discussion: VentureBeat and Mashable!
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Now 60 Million Strong
Mikael Ricknäs / Computerworld:
Android, LTE set to dominate Mobile World Congress
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Nexus One 3G problems persist after update — is it a design problem?
comScore, Inc.:
comScore Releases January 2010 U.S. Search Engine Rankings
Discussion: CNET News and Search Engine Watch
Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Russia revealed as biggest pirates of Microsoft software
Discussion: Softpedia News
Nick Summers / Techtonic Shifts:
Facebook Does Care What You Think About the Redesign — Sort Of
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More Tools for Sifting Through Government Data
Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Pirate Bay co-founder launches social payments system - Flattr
Discussion: GigaOM, p2pnet, Geek.com, 901am and Erictric
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
TiVo schedules a March 2nd NYC event and we'll be there