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3:05 PM ET, February 12, 2011

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Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch Europe:
Intel kept in the dark over Nokia's MeeGo plans; operators reject first device  —  Prior to the public announcement on Friday, Intel was kept in the dark with regards to Nokia's plans to relegate MeeGo to a glorified R&D project, sources with knowledge of the situation tell TechCrunch Europe.
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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 …
Horace Dediu / asymco:   Changing places: Microsoft trades HP for Nokia
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.
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
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
AT&T selling iPad accessories for 50% off, iPad 2 coming soon?  —  We have received a couple tips that AT&T corporate stores will start selling all Apple iPad accessories for 50% off beginning February 13th.  Our tipsters note that AT&T usually doesn't clearance items unless a replacement is imminent.
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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
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 …
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 …
Nielsen Wire:
January 2011: Online Video Usage Up 45%  —  Online video usage in the U.S. is up considerably from the same time last year as time spent viewing video on PC/Mac/laptops from home and work locations increased by 45%.  Although the number of unique online video viewers only increased by 3.1% from last January …
Discussion: 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 and Wall Street Journal
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Riana / @aeolianharp:   Man, @Ghonim, best 20%-time project ever. #google
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: @ronpih and Techdirt
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 …
 
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Time Inc. Rolls Out ‘All Access’ Sub For Digital, Print - But Not iPad
Discussion: AdAge
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Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
HP TouchPad planned for June, priced at $699?
Ellen Gamerman / Wall Street Journal:
Animation Nation  —  Quickly made computer-generated cartoons …
Discussion: Company Town
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft accuses former manager of stealing 600MB of confidential docs