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12:25 PM 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 Technovia
Bloomberg:
Nokia Falls Most Since July 2009 After Microsoft Deal
Horace Dediu / asymco:   Changing places: Microsoft trades HP for Nokia
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: @loic and mocoNews
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 …
Kunal / Samsung Hub:
Samsung Galaxy S2 official image and info leaked  —  UPDATE: Daum has taken down the page but the high-res image can still be found here.  —  Looks like we've got the first high-res picture of Galaxy S2 and some info on Samsung's Galaxy S successor.  The first blurry image was spotted …
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy S II and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab II confirmed for MWC, 4-inch 3D display, LTE-based cloud gaming coming later  —  Alright, we've just laid eyes on some internal Samsung documents and can bring you the official names and specs of the successors to the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab.
Discussion: Electricpig.co.uk
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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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
Discussion: MediaMemo
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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Riana / @aeolianharp:   Man, @Ghonim, best 20%-time project ever. #google
John Bussey / Wall Street Journal:
How to Handle Employee Activism: Google Tiptoes Around Cairo's Hero
Discussion: Pulse2 and p2pnet
Silke Koltrowitz / Reuters:
Google CEO sees signs of Internet bubble: report  —  (Reuters) - There are clear signs of a new Internet bubble in corporate valuations, Google's chief executive Eric Schmidt said in an interview with a Swiss magazine on Thursday.  —  Asked about the high valuations being put on companies …
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.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Verizon iPhone Already Representing 3% of U.S. iPhone Traffic as AT&T Hands Out 1000 Free Minutes  —  While lines for the public launch of the Verizon iPhone were generally short yesterday, the device had already been making its way into customers' hands through a pre-order program …
John Cook / Gawker:
An Interview With a Target of the FBI's Anonymous Probe  —  The feds are taking Operation Payback seriously: In response to the Anonymous attacks on Paypal, Mastercard, Amazon, and other corporations that severed ties to Wikileaks in the wake of Cablegate, the FBI has served more than 40 search warrants …
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
 
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Time Inc. Rolls Out ‘All Access’ Sub For Digital, Print - But Not iPad
Ellen Gamerman / Wall Street Journal:
Animation Nation  —  Quickly made computer-generated cartoons …
Discussion: Company Town
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Change Is Good, But It's Also Really Hard
 Earlier Items: 
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
‘Do Not Track Me Online’ privacy bill introduced by California Rep. Jackie Speier
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Julian Lee / The Age:
War looms as Sony hints that it will abandon iTunes
Emily Bell / Guardian:
Can Google ever be a neutral news provider?