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7:15 PM ET, February 14, 2010

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Gmail Blog:
A new Buzz start-up experience based on your feedback  —  Posted by Todd Jackson, Product Manager, Gmail and Google Buzz  —  We've heard your feedback loud and clear, and since we launched Google Buzz four days ago, we've been working around the clock to address the concerns you've raised.
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Lifehacker:
Buzz Drops Auto-Following, Won't Automatically Connect to Google …
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Fred / A VC:
Some Interesting Facts About Chatroulette  —  We had a very interesting discussion about Chatroulette here last week.  Since then, reporters at the NY Times got the founder to talk and they posted the email exchange here.  —  Here are some interesting facts from the NY Times piece:
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Brad Stone / Bits:
Chatroulette's Creator, 17, Introduces Himself  —  This week my colleagues Jenna Wortham, Nick Bilton and I have been utterly fascinated with, and sometimes repulsed by, a suddenly popular new Web site called Chatroulette.  —  The site, which gets about 20,000 users on a typical night …
Discussion: Anil Dash, Gawker, Silicon Alley Insider and Guardian, Thanks:atul
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Samsung Wave: 3.3-inch Super AMOLED, Bluetooth 3.0, and new Bada OS (updated)  —  How's about a little smartphone love on Valentine's Day?  Samsung's press conference just got underway in Barcelona, and one of Mobile World Congress' first smartphones to debut this year is a real doozy.
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Sean Cooper / Engadget:
Sony Ericsson outs Xperia X10 mini and Xperia X10 mini pro  —  We'd heard a few whispers of Sony Ericsson's Xperia X10 mini, but frankly, the X10 mini pro here comes as a bit of a surprise.  The sets are nearly identical with the exception of launch colors — the mini will ship in black …
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
Lessons from Hewlett-Packard's massive job cuts  —  This column began when I tried to find the answer to what I thought would be a simple question: How many job cuts has Hewlett-Packard had over the past decade?  —  The answer shocked me:  —  75,505.  —  That includes people who were fired or took early retirement.
Thanks:atul
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Turmoil at MySpace blamed on News Corporation  —  Departure of Owen Van Natta, the social networking site's chief executive, calls into question Rupert Murdoch's digital strategy  —  Days after MySpace, the struggling social network site, replaced its chief executive, a leading media pundit …
Whitson Gordon / Lifehacker:
iPhone Explorer Turns Your iPhone or iPod touch into a Disk Drive  —  Windows/Mac: Unfortunately the iPhone and iPod touch lack the ability older iPods had to run in Disk Mode.  That's where iPhone Explorer steps in, allowing you manually manage files on your device, or just use it as a flash drive, without jailbreaking.
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Macworld iPad panelists defy Steve Jobs' snub of the show  —  This year's annual Macworld conference is missing a key component: Apple.  The company — very likely Steve Jobs himself — decided last year that they weren't getting enough out of Macworld.  —  This year, Macworld bravely carried …
Mia / YouTube Blog:
YouTube & the Online Video Revolution  —  When we registered the YouTube domain on February 14, 2005, we set out to create a place where anyone with a video camera and an Internet connection could share a story with the world.  Five years into it, we're as committed as ever to the core beliefs …
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Jack Loftus / Gizmodo:
Leaked Google Nexus One Firmware Upgrade Could Address Spotty 3G Reception  —  Remember the Google Nexus One's “sorely needed” 3G reception fix?  Remember how Google promised a quick fix?  Yes?  Well, Happy Valentine's Day!  A solution has tentatively arrived in the form of a leaked firmware upgrade.
 
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Calpella to get replaced by Huron River in 2011
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