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9:20 AM ET, February 16, 2011

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Nathan Koppel / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's Subscription Rules Raise Possible Antitrust Issues  —  Apple Inc.'s new subscription service could draw antitrust scrutiny, according to law professors.  —  Apple will allow magazines, newspapers and other publishers to sell subscriptions of varying lengths to users of Apple's popular iPad, iTouch and iPhone products.
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Rhapsody won't bow to Apple's subscription policy, issues statement  —  In case you weren't aware, Apple's newly launched App Store subscriptions aren't sitting so well with everybody.  While the functionality could of course be a boon to services that have struggled getting paying customers …
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews:
App Publishers Rebel Against Apple.  Google Offers A Solution?  —  We're starting to see some significant backlash over the new subscription charges announced by Apple.  Now a source tells us that Google (NSDQ: GOOG) could try to use to destabilisation to its advantage...
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple's Big Subscription Bet: Brilliant, Brazen, Or Batsh*t Crazy?  —  We all knew it was coming, but the details of the App Store subscription model, which Apple outlined today, are fascinating on a number of levels.  Simply put: this is one of the boldest bets Apple has ever made.  And it could backfire.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Apple's new App Store rules affect Amazon's Kindle
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Is Apple Getting Too Greedy? Demands 30% Cut of In-App Subscriptions
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Nokia Plan B shareholders “calling it quits” after just 36 hours  —  When Nokia announced it was to partner with Microsoft to make Windows Phone 7 its primary operating system, some were surprised, some delighted and quite a few were outraged by the Finnish mobile phone makers intentions.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
The Engadget Interview: Nokia CEO Stephen Elop talks Microsoft, Symbian, MeeGo, and Windows Phone  —  We had a chance to sit down for a few minutes with the man who's arguably stolen the show here at Mobile World Congress this year — Nokia CEO Stephen Elop — to talk about everything …
Diana ben-Aaron / Bloomberg:
Nokia's Elop Only Put Microsoft Plan for Board Vote
Discussion: broadstuff
SuperSite for Windows:
Questions Remain In Wake Of Microsoft/Nokia Partnership
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Feature: Anonymous speaks: the inside story of the HBGary hack  —  It has been an embarrassing week for security firm HBGary and its HBGary Federal offshoot.  HBGary Federal CEO Aaron Barr thought he had unmasked the hacker hordes of Anonymous and was preparing to name and shame those responsible …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
NVIDIA announces quad-core Kal-El SOC, promises it in tablets by August (video)  —  So it turns out that NVIDIA roadmap we saw last month was as true and pure as driven snow.  The barely conceivable quad-core Tegra chip that it listed has now been made official by none other than NVIDIA itself …
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Michael Rayfield / NVIDIA:
Tegra Roadmap Revealed: Next Chip to be World's First Quad-Core Mobile Processor  —  Twelve days ago, an amazing thing happened.  —  Project Kal-El came into the building, shepherded by a team of engineers from around the world, who had been working around the clock for months.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Facebook Grabs Microsoft Global Ad Head Carolyn Everson  —  Apparently, it's not only in Google's pond where Facebook fishes for talent-the social networking giant has recruited Microsoft's global advertising head Carolyn Everson as one of its top sales execs.
Steve Hamm / A Smarter Planet Blog:
Watson on Jeopardy!  Day Two: The Confusion over an Airport Clue  —  Well, Watson beat the human champions in the first game of the Jeopardy! face off between man and machine, with a score of $35,734 to $10,400 for Brad Rutter and $4,800 for Ken Jennings.  But Watson's developers were puzzled …
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Jeff Bliss / Bloomberg:
Texas Attorney General Seeks Google Ad Rate Formula  —  Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott's office has requested an array of information from Google Inc., including the firm's formula for setting advertising rates, according to a demand for documents by state antitrust officials.
Discussion: Fortune, The Register, ZDNet, PC Pro and Bits
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Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:   Texas AG Discloses Details of Google Antitrust Review
Lydia Leavitt / Pocket-lint:
Angry Birds Windows Phone 7 and 3D confirmed  —  EXCLUSIVE: Rovio Mobile spills the beans to Pocket-lint  —  In an exclusive chat with Pocket-lint, Rovio Mobile has revealed its plans to bring Angry Birds to Windows Phone 7.  In addition, the developer has confirmed that it's working …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Paperless Billing Service Doxo Raises $10 Million In Series B Funding  —  Paperless billing is one of those things that is slower to take hold than it should, but it just seems inevitable that is how we all will be receiving our bills sooner or later.  One startup trying to speed along …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Mapquest Takes On Google Navigation With Free Android App  —  Following the success of its iPhone app, Mapquest has released a free, voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation app for Android handsets.  The new app differs in a couple ways from its older iPhone sibling.
Discussion: Lifehacker
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Apple: Cheaper iPhone Could Expand Addressable Market By 6x  —  For many months now, Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi has been making the case that Apple (AAPL) basically has two options for taking more market share in smart phones.  One option would be to expand distribution to more carriers.
Discussion: Tech Cores
New York Times:
Egypt Leaders Found ‘Off’ Switch for Internet  —  Epitaphs for the Mubarak government all note that the mobilizing power of the Internet was one of the Egyptian opposition's most potent weapons.  But quickly lost in the swirl of revolution was the government's ferocious counterattack …
Discussion: broadstuff
Brad Sams / Neowin.net:
Microsoft says Zune services are not being killed  —  Earlier today it was reported that Microsoft was going to be killing off the Zune branding.  This information detailed out that Microsoft was going to blend the Zune branding into other services and eventually kill off Zune.
Discussion: All about Microsoft Blog, Thanks:bdsams
Jim Dwyer / New York Times:
Decentralizing the Internet So Big Brother Can't Find You  —  On Tuesday afternoon, as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke in Washington about the Internet and human liberty, a Columbia law professor in Manhattan, Eben Moglen, was putting together a shopping list to rebuild the Internet …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
If Sprint Bails on WiMAX, What Happens to Clearwire?  —  A Sprint executive was quoted Tuesday saying that the nation's No. 3 carrier is evaluating a switch to a Long Term Evolution network in the coming months, perhaps transitioning from WiMAX as its fourth-generation wireless technology.
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Greylock Invests $2.5 Million in 1000Memories (TCTV)  —  1000Memories has raised a $2.5 million round led by Greylock Partners, with the participation of some high-profile angel investors including Caterina Fake, Ron Conway, Keith Rabois, Mike Maples, Paul Buchheit and Chris Sacca.
Charles Wu / Facebook Blog:
A Better Mobile Experience  —  Every day, hundreds of millions of people access Facebook from their mobile devices to share and connect with the people they care about, whenever and wherever they want.  As this number continues to grow, we want to make sure that everyone has a great experience regardless …
 
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Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
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Yahoo Marketing VP Shane Steele Joins Twitter
Jeff Bliss / Bloomberg:
Google Chases Computer Criminals to Search-Engine Competitors
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Stewart Mitchell / PC Pro:
“Two-way” radio breakthrough doubles Wi-Fi performance
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Eric Goldman / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
Microsoft Adopts Google-Style Trademark Policy for Keyword Advertising
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Twitter Is Having A Bad Day: Bizarre “Blank Page” Is The New “Fail Whale”
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