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6:40 AM ET, February 12, 2011

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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Exclusive: Nokia's Windows Phone 7 concept revealed!  —  Look what we've found!  This is the first image you'll see anywhere of the early fruit of Microsoft and Nokia's budding new partnership.  We have it on good authority that the technicolor phone on show is an early conceptual device produced …
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MG Siegler / parislemon:
Introducing The Microsoft Puppet  —  Totally agree with this take by Matt Drance.  No one seems to be talking about this (though I alluded to it in a title last night), but it sure looks like what Microsoft just did was install a puppet government within Nokia.  —  Step 1: Install Elop.
Discussion: Apple Outsider, Pulse2 and PR Newswire
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
RIP: Symbian  —  This slide was just presented by Stephen Elop and Nokia CFO, Timo Ihamuotila, at Nokia's Capital Markets Day.  Although there's no date listed, it's clear that Symbian — a “franchise” OS that Nokia will “harvest” — will be wholly consumed by Windows Phone on Nokia devices …
Bloomberg:
Nokia Falls Most Since July 2009 After Microsoft Deal
Discussion: CNET News, VentureBeat and BetaNews
Horace Dediu / asymco:   Changing places: Microsoft trades HP for Nokia
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Dear Nokia fans: you're nuts!
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
With 80 Million Users, Pandora Files To Go Public  —  Music streaming service Pandora has filed to go public.  It could end up raising as much as $100 million.  According to its S1 SEC form, for the first nine months of 2010 it lost $328,000 on revenues of $77 million.
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Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Here's Who Will Make Millions When Pandora IPOs  —  Pandora just filed for an IPO.  Revenues for the first 9 months of 2010 came in at $90 million.  —  Spin that forward to $120 million revenues, and a 10X valuation on massive (200%!) growth puts the company's worth over $1 billion.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:   Pandora looks beyond music to sports and talk shows
Joe Mullin / paidContent:   Pandora's IPO Filing: Copyright Fees Eat Up Half Its Revenues
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Apple Is Revamping Notification System For iOS [Exclusive]  —  UPDATE: I sent an email to App Remix's CEO Jonathan George asking whether his company was going to be bought by Apple.  His response?  “No comment...” he said.  —  Apple is working on a new notification system for iOS …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
UberMedia, Indeed.  Bill Gross' Twitter Ecosystem Empire Just Acquired TweetDeck  —  The number of companies in the Twitter ecosystem keeps contracting.  But not for a necessarily bad reason, but because they keep getting purchased.  And what's crazy is that it's largely one person who has been buying them up: Bill Gross.
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Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Ubermedia now controls 20% of tweets sent daily. here is how I feel: congrats to Bill and Iain.  —  Tweetdeck just got acquired by Ubermedia.  20% of the tweets sent daily are from Ubermedia apps with all the other Twitter clients acquired recently (Echofon, Twidroid and UberTwitter).
Discussion: SAI, @loic and paidContent
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Wael Ghonim: I'll go back to Google if I'm not fired  —  Katie Couric spoke with Wael Ghonim, Google's Middle East and North Africa marketing manager, on whether or not he feels Google will rehire him after his role in sparking Egypt's uprising.  Here's the clip and Charles Cooper's take.
Discussion: CBS News
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John Bussey / Wall Street Journal:
How to Handle Employee Activism: Google Tiptoes Around Cairo's Hero
Discussion: Pulse2 and p2pnet
Riana / @aeolianharp:   Man, @Ghonim, best 20%-time project ever. #google
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
HP TouchPad planned for June, priced at $699?  —  One of our sources has just provided us with new information surrounding the launch of the recently unveiled HP TouchPad.  It's been communicated to us that HP is (or was — it's not clear if things have recently changed) planning on having the TouchPad in market before the end of June.
Douglas Alden Warshaw / Fortune:
Conan 2.0  —  How a late-night Luddite accidentally fought his way back into bedrooms (and computers, smartphones, and tablets) across America.  —  By Douglas Alden Warshaw, contributor  —  Conan O'Brien is in his bedroom.  It's a little bit past 11 p.m., and he's shyly, hesitantly, nervously attempting to do his first webcast.
Discussion: Techdirt
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
AT&T says thank you to iPhone users with 1000 bonus minutes  —  AT&T is continuing to say thank you to their iPhone users who are sticking with them.  Last week was a 20% off an accessory coupon and this week is a free extra 1000 rollover minutes.  Some readers have sent in screenshots of the above …
Julian Lee / The Age:
War looms as Sony hints that it will abandon iTunes  —  SONY has signalled it may withdraw its artists from Apple's iTunes store and withhold its games from the iPhone in a sign the two companies are on the brink of all-out war.  Sony plans to open a competitor to iTunes …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Wael Ghonim: If You Want To Liberate A Government, Give Them The Internet  —  By now, you've probably heard the news that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down, with massive crowds celebrating their new freedom in Cairo's Tahrir Square.  I happened to be watching the coverage …
Discussion: PC World, @ghonim, broadstuff and @ghonim
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Time Inc. Rolls Out ‘All Access’ Sub For Digital, Print - But Not iPad
Discussion: AdAge, VatorNews and MediaMemo
Ellen Gamerman / Wall Street Journal:
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David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
‘Do Not Track Me Online’ privacy bill introduced by California Rep. Jackie Speier
Discussion: MediaPost, IBD Click, Digits and WebProNews
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Valentines Day Bait & Switch: Groupon Must Avoid Becoming …
Emily Bell / Guardian:
Can Google ever be a neutral news provider?
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
First legal shots fired at Google's VP8 codec
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
One Kings Lane Grows 500% In 2010, Takes $23 Million Investment
Discussion: VatorNews, NBC Bay Area and Pulse2
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
Samsung 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet to debut at MWC