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4:05 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 Services, Adds Better Disable  —  After a week's worth of complaints and confusion, Google is updating Buzz to address many of the privacy concerns and annoyances raised by the new social networking service.  The update brings three major changes.
Discussion: Mashable!, The Next Web and broadstuff
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
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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
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 …
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 …
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 and TUAW
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
Miguel Helf / New York Times:
These Battle Lines Are Drawn in Yellow  —  JASON COWIE, the owner of Kingpinz Skateboard and Snowboard Shop in Houston, has done a pretty good job of getting his business noticed on the Web.  Just type “skateboards in Houston” on a search engine, and his store will be among the first listed.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 Series: that's the name  —  So we were just casually strolling through Plaça d'Espanya today in front of Fira de Barcelona — better known as the site of MWC 2010 this coming week — and we couldn't help but notice that Microsoft's digs at the Hotel Catalonia across …
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.
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
HP Opens First Ever Wind-cooled Data Center  —  From the outside, Hewlett-Packard's newest data center looks like a massive, well-secured loading dock, devoid of logos and surrounded by a robust barbed-wired fence in a nondescript industrial park.  —  The low-profile approach is intentional …
Discussion: IBTimes.com.au
 
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Fuad Abazovic / Fudzilla:
Calpella to get replaced by Huron River in 2011
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Average iPhone Consumer Data Usage Pegged at Five Times That of BlackBerry
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Justice Dept. defends warrantless cell phone tracking
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Tom Has Finally Reached His MySpace Friend Limit
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Frédéric Filloux / Washington Post:
Apple's iPad could be game-changer in digital-media censorship