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5:25 PM ET, February 17, 2010

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Microsoft Outlook 2010:
Outlook Gets Social with LinkedIn, Facebook, and MySpace  —  In November 2009, we announced both the beta of Microsoft Office 2010 as well as the Outlook Social Connector.  The Outlook Social Connector brings together communications history, contact information, and professional …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
A First Look At HBO Go: Curb Your Enthusiasm  —  Today HBO announced it will be making its movies and TV Shows available on the Web to subscribers through HBO Go, which up until now has been in private beta.  HBO Go is part of the cable industry's TV Everywhere strategy to make TV content available online to paying subscribers.
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Gillian Reagan / Silicon Alley Insider:
HBO GO Launches Live On Verizon FiOS Thursday, Links With Fancast (TWX)  —  HBO Go, the subscription channel's streaming video service, will go live on Verizon FiOS by this Thursday, Feb. 18.  —  The two companies made the announcement this morning at a press event.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch Talks About Apple Insults, Flash's Future and More!  —  For a man scorned, Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch looked awfully calm on my visit to the software company's San Francisco HQ yesterday.  —  He could, I suppose, be hopping mad.  —  To add insult to injury …
David Pogue / New York Times:
Google Message Feature Moves Beyond Twitter  —  Funny, isn't it?  The people who review gadgets generally aren't the people who buy them.  —  After all, whom would you hire to write your tech column, Average Joe Consumer or someone with advanced technical skills?  —  Exactly.
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Peter Nowak / CBC News:   Privacy commissioner rebukes Google for Buzz
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Buzz Warning: Force Feeding Users Can Result In Vomiting
Discussion: GigaOM, PC World and GMSV
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Palo Alto Hit By Power Outage; Related To Plane Crash; Tesla Confirms 3 Execs Killed (Updated)  —  Palo Alto appears to be suffering a fairly widespread power outage.  —  I lost power in my house just a few minutes ago; traffic lights are out, at least in midtown and south Palo Alto, and my son reports no power at JLS middle school.
Jim Giles / New Scientist:
Typos may earn Google $500m a year  —  Google may be earning an alleged $500 million a year via companies and individuals who register deceptive website addresses.  —  The claim centres on a controversial scheme known as “typosquatting”, the practice of registering a misspelled variant of a popular web domain.
Reuters:
For Apple suppliers, loose lips can sink contracts  —  LONGHUA, China /TAIPEI (Reuters) - The massive manufacturing complex in the South China city of Longhua resembles an industrial fortress.  To enter the facility, workers swipe security cards at the gate.
Hutch Carpenter / I'm Not Actually a Geek:
PleaseRobMe Is the Logical Extension of Our Worst Fears about Location-Based Services  —  The rise of location-based social media holds a lot of promise and benefit for participants.  But a legitimate concern about them is that they make it too easy to track where you are.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 Series: everything you ever wanted to know  —  Microsoft just planted a massive flag in the ground with the debut of Windows Phone 7 Series.  The company's new mobile operating system is a radical and potent departure from the past, and there's a lot to take in …
Discussion: Coolsmartphone News
Hartmut Neven / Google Translate Blog:
Integrating translation into Google Goggles  —  Yesterday, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Eric Schmidt and I demonstrated a prototype version of Google Goggles that showcases the potential of integrating Google's machine translation and image recognition technologies.
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Microsoft Man To Publishers: Google Punches Holes In Your Paywall, But Bing Won't  —  Is Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) turning to “research” in its pitch to paywall-happy news publishers?  —  MSN UK content manager Alastair Bruce has published a 60-slide personal presentation on the topic …
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Google Tightens FT.com's Free-Article Loophole
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL To Launch “Hundreds” Of Local News Sites In 2010  —  According to an internal communication with employees, AOL (AOL) plans to expand Patch, its network of local news blogs, from 30 sites to “hundreds,” by the end of 2010.  —  The goal: “To be leaders in one of the most promising ‘white spaces’ on the Internet.”
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and The Next Web
Gabor Cselle / Gabor hits Send:
reMail Acquired by Google  —  I'm thrilled to announce that Google has acquired reMail!  I will be joining Google in Mountain View as a Product Manager on the Gmail team.  —  Gmail is where my obsession with email started as an engineering intern back in 2004, and I'm thrilled to be coming …
Jordan Robertson / Associated Press:
HP profit jumps 25 pct, company raises outlook  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — Hewlett-Packard Co.'s profit swelled 25 percent in the latest quarter because of cost-cutting and a stronger showing from its personal-computer division.  —  Revenue was up in most of the technology company's major divisions …
Discussion: CNET News and Between the Lines
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Business Wire:
HP Reports First Quarter 2010 Results
Discussion: Digital Daily and CNBC.com, Thanks:hpnews
Zee / The Next Web:
Facebook Defeats Yahoo to Become America's Second Most Popular Website  —  The latest data in from compete.com, shows that Facebook has surpassed Yahoo as Americaâs second most popular website, leaving only Google in wait.  This last month saw Facebook reach 133 million unique visitors in the US …
Google News Blog:
Open-sourcing the Living Stories format  —  For the past two months, small teams of reporters and editors from the New York Times and Washington Post have been experimenting with Living Stories, a new format for covering news on the web.  Using this technology platform …
Gregg Keizer / Macworld:
Hacking contest organizer: Safari will fall first  —  Editor's Note: This story is excerpted from Computerworld.  For more Mac coverage, visit Computerworld's Macintosh Knowledge Center.  —  Apple's Safari will be the first browser to fall next month at the Pwn2Own hacking challenge, the contest organizer predicted Wednesday.
Discussion: Computerworld and Datamation
Gareth Beavis / TechRadar.com:
Firefox for Android coming ‘late this year’  —  Mozilla chats Windows Mobile 7 and MeeGo too  —  Firefox Mobile for Android is likely to make its debut on the platform later in 2010, according to Mozilla's VP of mobiles.  —  Jay Sullivan told TechRadar that Android was a ‘great fit’ for Firefox mobile:
Brad Stone / Bits:
Video Ad Start-Up YuMe Raises $25 Million  —  Who will be the Google of video advertising - inserting ads into the ever-expanding torrent of video on the Web?  —  If Google has anything to say about it, of course, it will be Google.  But that has not stopped a host of specialized start-ups …
 
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Ben Parr / Mashable!:
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Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Opera Demos Its iPhone Web Browser, It's Damn Fast & Will Be Submitted To Apple
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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Google Book Settlement Hearing Could Be a Marathon
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Microsoft's Office Fights Off Google
Discussion: InformationWeek, Telegraph and Guardian
Tiffany Philippou / TechCrunch Europe:
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Looking for farmers: Zynga opens office in India for social game development
Discussion: Inside Social Games and TechCrunch, Thanks:atul