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6:00 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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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.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Wael Ghonim: I'll go back to Google if I'm not fired
Discussion: CBS News and Wall Street Journal
Riana / @aeolianharp:   Man, @Ghonim, best 20%-time project ever. #google
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.
David Segal / New York Times:
The Dirty Little Secrets of Search  —  PRETEND for a moment that you are Google's search engine.  —  Someone types the word “dresses” and hits enter.  What will be the very first result?  —  There are, of course, a lot of possibilities.  Macy's comes to mind.  Maybe a specialty chain, like J. Crew or the Gap.
Discussion: @rbeale, @mattcutts and Gizmodo
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Pandora's Music Fees Are Huge!  And Not That Bad.  —  After Pandora filed to go public Friday, some people were taken aback to learn the company was spending half of its revenues on “content acquisition” — the royalties it pays the owners of all the music the service streams.  —  They shouldn't be.
Discussion: silicontap.com
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Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Here's Who Will Make Millions When Pandora IPOs
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:   Pandora looks beyond music to sports and talk shows
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPad 2 might use Samsung's Super PLS display technology  —  According to the Korea Herald, Apple's new iPad will likely utilize Samsung's newly revealed Super PLS technology.  The current iPad, as well as the iPhone 4, use a technology called IPS, which provides outstanding viewing angles.
Discussion: MacStories
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: mocoNews and @loic
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New York Times:
Hackers Reveal Offers to Spy on Corporate Rivals  —  WASHINGTON — A fight between a group of pro-WikiLeaks hackers and a California-based Internet security business has opened a window onto the secretive world of private companies that offer to help corporations investigate and discredit their critics.
Discussion: p2pnet and V3.co.uk
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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
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Report: Stuxnet Hit 5 Gateway Targets on Its Way to Iranian Plant  —  Graphic showing clusters of Stuxnet infections during targeted attacks launched in 2009 and 2010.  Courtesy of Symantec.  —  Attackers behind the Stuxnet computer worm focused on targeting five organizations in Iran …
 
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