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10:50 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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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...
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 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple's Big Subscription Bet: Brilliant, Brazen, Or Batsh*t Crazy?
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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Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Nokia to delay Windows Phone  —  • Microsoft faces long wait to have its software on any handsets  —  • Mobile company to wait until ‘Mango’ is released in October  —  Nokia is not adopting Microsoft's current Windows Phone 7 platform - which means that there is no chance …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
The Engadget Interview: Nokia CEO Stephen Elop talks Microsoft, Symbian, MeeGo, and Windows Phone
The Official Google Blog:
A simple way for publishers to manage access to digital content  —  (Cross-posted on the Google News Blog)  —  At Humboldt University in Berlin today, Eric Schmidt announced Google One Pass, a service that lets publishers set their own prices and terms for their digital content.
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Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Swings At Apple, Rolls Out Its Subscription Plan  —  Google has just announced its own subscription plan for digital content, hot on the heels of Apple's controversial announcement.  —  Publishers can use Google's new service, called “One Pass,” to set a price and duration for digital content.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and 9 to 5 Mac
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.
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 …
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, ZDNet, Fortune, The Register, Bits and PC Pro
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Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Texas AG Discloses Details of Google Antitrust Review
Discussion: Inquirer
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.
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 …
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: Hit & Run and broadstuff
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: TUAW, MacStories and Tech Cores
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: ReadWriteWeb and Lifehacker
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 …
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 …
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.
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
HTC Flyer tablet hits Amazon.de for 669 euros  —  We're seeing some rather unattainable prices for many of the sexiest Android tablets to be unveiled at MWC and CES this year, but thankfully HTC's Flyer looks to be coming in a little lower than most.  It's just popped up on Amazon.de at €669.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gizmodo and MobileCrunch
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
AT&T CEO speaks out against Apple's App Store  —  It seems AT&T CEO, Randall Stephenson, had a change of heart and no longer feels Apple's App Store is good for consumers.  —  The App Store has been a huge success for Apple, helping it sell millions of iPhones.
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
As Angel Investing Booms, So Does the AngelList
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Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Google Praises Executive's Role in Egypt Revolt
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
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Brad Sams / Neowin.net:
Microsoft says Zune services are not being killed
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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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 Earlier Items: 
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”
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and BlogPost
Thomas Crampton:
Three Kingdoms of China's Internet
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: Facebook's Stranglehold On Mobile Time