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Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
HTC Legend Is Official, and Officially The Nicest Android Phone Money Can Buy  —  Not only is HTC's Legend their best-looking Android phone to date, I'm going to throw my hat in the ring and say it's the best-looking Android phone period.  Created from a single piece of aluminum, it's more than MacBook-esque.
Discussion: eWeek and IntoMobile
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
HTC Desire first hands-on (updated with video)
Discussion: Tech Eye and Mashable!
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Google admits Buzz testing flaws  —  Google has admitted to BBC News that testing of its controversial social network Buzz was insufficient.  —  The firm has had to make a series of changes to the service after a ferocious backlash from users concerned about intrusions of privacy.
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Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Google Buzz is planning more changes to please — and appease — users  —  Even more changes are coming to Google Buzz.  That's the upshot from my conversation with Google product manager Todd Jackson.  —  His team has assembled a “war room” in its Mountain View, Calif. …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Jobs Is Said to Assist With Book on His Life  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A handful of presumptive biographers have, over the years, tried to tell the remarkable story of Steven P. Jobs: the youthful visionary who, after being ousted from Apple, the company he helped to found, triumphantly returned to lead a new era of high-tech innovation.
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Windows Phone 7 Series: The good, the bad and the ugly  —  Earlier today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced Windows Phone 7 Series at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.  The new operating system is a bold move for Microsoft, which is looking to reinvigorate its mobile strategy.
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Windows Phone 7 Series: Everything Is Different Now
Alex Pham / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Apple to wrap digital books in FairPlay copy protection [Clarified]  —  When Apple launches its iBook store to sell titles for its new iPad device in March, many of its titles are expected to come with a set of handsome digital locks designed to deter piracy.
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
RIM's Lazaridis warn's iPhone is prophet of data network doom  —  BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has launched a call for economy in smartphone application design.  —  With Apple's thousands of developers clearly in the company's sights, RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis warned that the iPhone …
Discussion: Times of India
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Bloomberg:   RIM Unveils WebKit Internet Browser to Compete With IPhone
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Why can't Nokia sell phones to Americans?  —  Nokia is the world's biggest mobile gadget maker, period.  More people around the world pack a Nokia phone than the company's next three competitors combined.  Nokia's brand is rated as one of the top names in the world, not far behind Google and Coke.
Discussion: All About Symbian
Bits:
You, Too, Can Soon Be Like Tom Cruise in ‘Minority Report’  —  Hollywood imitates life.  And sometimes life imitates Hollywood.  —  John Underkoffler, who led the team that came up with the interface that Tom Cruise's character used in the 2002 movie “Minority Report,” co-founded a company …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, TechCrunch and /message
VentureBeat:
Android tablets resurface at the Mobile World Congress  —  Apple is getting all the attention right now for its shiny new tablet device the iPad, but Google and its partners may be about to steal the spotlight.  At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, VentureBeat's Matthaus Krzykowski …
Boy Genius Report:
AT&T to sell Apple iPad 3G in stores?  —  One of our AT&T connects down south just hit us up with some pretty interesting info... According to them, AT&T stores will be selling the 3G version of the Apple iPad, complete with built-in display.  We're told that the general plan is to convert …
Jim Bumgardner / KrazyDad:
Mayor of the North Pole  —  I've been blatantly cheating at foursquare for the past week.  I didn't mean to start the week this way.  Most of my friends know me as a responsible father who occasionally plays piano at local open mics, and makes puzzles.  —  Last Sunday, while checking …
TechCrunch:
Oh, The Humanity: My Chatroulette Experience  —  SFWeekly Web Editor Alexia Tsotsis (not pictured left) spent some time early this morning trying out Chatroulette, a website that connects random strangers for a video chat.  The results are unlikely to surprise you.  Unless you are new to this whole Internet thing.
Discussion: WebProNews and TechCrunch Europe, Thanks:percival
Levi Buchanan / IGN:
Street Fighter IV for iPhone Revealed  —  Think the unthinkable: Capcom's Street Fighter IV is coming to the iPhone in March.  —  LATEST IMAGES  —  Street Fighter IV... on the iPhone?  Capcom is going for it this March, bringing the acclaimed fighter to Apple's handhelds.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
T-Mobile launching 21Mbps webConnect Rocket, HTC HD2 next month  —  During Deutsche Telekom's press conference this morning at MWC, Cole Brodman — T-Mobile USA's CTO — went on record with the news that it'll be launching its first 21Mbps HSPA+ USB modem next month across the country, the webConnect Rocket.
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch:
Kaspersky Patents Hardware Antivirus Approach  —  Kaspersky Lab has announced they have received a US patent for a hardware-based antivirus solution.  The announcement emphasizes that the hardware operates below the level of rootkits and therefore can't be bypassed by them.
Discussion: Kaspersky.com and Softpedia News
 
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Alex Pham / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Color e-reader that sips less power than E Ink? Qualcomm says, Yes!
Discussion: Softpedia News and CrunchGear
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
Hands on Motorola Motoroi (the next flagship phone for T-Mobile)
Discussion: Engadget and Phone Arena
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Subscriber Information and Revenue Sharing Seen as Hurdles …
Michael Johnston / iPhone Alley:
Square: App Will Be $1, Available This Summer, Dongle Included [Video]
Discussion: App Advice
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Blurs The Line Between Paid & Unpaid Results Again
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Rise of Russians: Rambler Bidding For ICQ; Quintura in Sale Talks …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
TagMan Raises $1.3 Million For Online Ad Campaign Tracking
Discussion: AdExchanger.com
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Raj Dash / All Facebook:
Facebook Posts Phenomenal Growth In Search
Discussion: InformationWeek