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6:35 AM ET, February 18, 2010

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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 …
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Clint Boulton / Google Watch:
How Google Is Becoming a Startup Incubator  —  Name a Web company that can have its employees leave, create new products, and then the company buys them out when they realize those employees were on to something.  —  Google, that's who!  Just look at Google's last two acquisitions of Aardvark and AppJet …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Pollice Verso: Google Buys Awesome iPhone Email App; Kills It  —  As you might have heard earlier today, Google made another acquisition — the email search startup reMail.  While its topical description may make it seem like an obvious buy, there's another layer that makes this really interesting. reMail …
Discussion: paidContent
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Windows Mobile 6.5 to be redubbed Windows Phone Classic?  —  What, you didn't think Microsoft would really keep up with the non-parallel syntax of “Windows Phone 7 Series” and “Windows Mobile 6.x,” did you?  We knew Windows Mobile 6.5.3 would continue its admittedly less chic existence …
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WMPoweruser.com:
Windows Phone 7 development docs leaked
Discussion: ithinkdifferent
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 Series: everything you ever wanted to know
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Apple's Prices for E-Books May Be Lower Than Expected  —  Maybe e-book prices won't be rising so much after all.  —  Since Apple announced plans to sell digital books on its forthcoming iPad, it has been cast as something of a savior of the publishing industry for allowing e-book prices …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Reuters Reporter Assaulted While Investigating Apple's Top-Secret …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
magicJack: Cheap, Way Overhyped, But Really Works  —  When I see a high-tech product that's advertised mainly via frequent hard-sell TV ads, as if it were a diet pill, I tend to assume it can't be very good, especially if its price is absurdly low.  So, I haven't paid much attention …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
A Sneak Peek At Google Calendar's Upcoming Facelift  —  Google Calendar may not be the sexiest product Google offers, but, as with Gmail, there are plenty of people who use it to manage their business and personal lives (and wind up staring at it for hours each week as a result).
Discussion: PC World and Erictric
Siobhan Gorman / Wall Street Journal:
Broad New Hacking Attack Detected  —  Global Offensive Snagged Corporate, Personal Data at nearly 2,500 Companies; Operation Is Still Running  —  Hackers in Europe and China successfully broke into computers at nearly 2,500 companies and government agencies over the last 18 months …
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.
James Temple / San Francisco Chronicle:
Local class action complaint filed over Google Buzz  —  A class action complaint filed in San Jose federal court alleges that Google Inc. broke the law when its controversial Google Buzz service shared personal data without the consent of users.  —  The case was filed on Wednesday on behalf of Eva Hibnick …
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Apple granted patent on capacitive multitouch displays  —  It's not the mythical pinch-to-zoom patent, but the USPTO just granted a fairly broad Apple patent on capacitive multitouch displays.  US Patent #7,663,607 describes a “transparent capacitive sensing medium configured to detect multiple touches” …
Discussion: Erictric, iLounge, displayblog and Gizmodo
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Mountain View Mulls A Googletopia  —  If you've ever been to Google's Mountain View, Calif. headquarters, also known as the Googleplex, you may have noticed that the area is essentially a collection of low-rise office buildings off of Highway 101.  There isn't a large amount of housing …
Discussion: KPIX-TV and GMSV, Thanks:atul
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
BlackBerry users get Amazon Kindle app  —  Continuing its effort to expand its e-book business beyond its own hardware, Amazon on Thursday released a Kindle application for those with BlackBerry phones.  —  Amazon got its start as an online book seller, expanded to electronics and other retail categories …
Discussion: PC World and Engadget
Wall Street Journal:
PC Makers Ready iPad Rivals  —  Computer makers are developing strategies and devices to challenge Apple Inc.'s iPad, hoping to capitalize on new interest in a category of gadgets that was moribund until recently.  —  In the next few weeks, executives from Hewlett-Packard Co. will meet …
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Is Google preparing to challenge iTunes in the cloud?  —  As the four biggest record companies wait to hear more about a proposed iTunes cloud music service, word comes now that Google has kicked the tires on a start-up specializing in cloud media.  —  Google has showed interest …
Discussion: Go Rumors
Ben Margolin / Docs Blog:
A web clipboard for Google Docs  —  We want copying and pasting content within Google Docs to just work.  So, today we're launching a new web clipboard that improves copy and paste in Google Docs.  This new clipboard temporarily stores items you've copied in the cloud …
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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Ray C. He / Facebook Blog:
New Privacy Controls for Your Applications  —  Facebook is designed to give you control over the information you share, and today we're making available some of our most recent privacy controls to applications on Facebook and websites and services using Facebook Connect.
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.”
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Classmates.com plans to digitize yearbooks, charge to view online  —  All your friends may be on Facebook, but is your high-school yearbook?  Classmates.com, known for ads featuring old yearbook photos, is extending that concept across its site with an “ambitious plan” to secure …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Sold!  On2 Shareholders Agree to Get Googled, Finally.  [UPDATE]  —  It took an awfully long time, and a $26 million sweetener.  But the people who own On2 have finally allowed Google to buy the video compression company.  —  Google (GOOG) will end up paying $133 million for New York-based On2 …
Alex Pham / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Bad memory card?  Could be a ‘ghost’  —  Quick, how many memory cards do you own?  —  Chances are it's at least two or three.  SD cards are in phones, cameras, GPS navigators, digital picture frames, TV sets and even toys.  They store photos of your kids, the slide deck for your business presentations …
 
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Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Tech Industry Catches Its Breath
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Amazon plays behind the scenes role with popular social games
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