DAILY FIVE (2/14)

14 February 2011

1. Less-Pricey iPhone in the Works , Wall Street Journal, Yukari Iwatani Kane and Ethan Smith

Apple Inc. is working on the first of a new line of less-expensive iPhones and an overhaul of software services for the devices, people familiar with the matter said, moving to accelerate sales of its smartphones amid growing competition.

2. 5 of the Best Streaming Media Services Compared, Mashable, Christina Warren

A few years ago, most people probably got the majority of their media content from either a cable box, an optical disc or from an Internet download. Today, with the advent of YouTube, ubiquitous connectivity and better access to broadband, many users now get the bulk of their content streamed directly to their devices from the cloud.

3. Clean energy technology wins out in Obama’s budget, Daily Caller, Amanda Carey

While House Republicans are preparing to slash spending for renewable energy projects in their plan to fund the government through the rest of this year, President Obama proposed “significant investment” on similar projects in his budget proposal released Monday for fiscal year 2012.

4. Windows Phone 7’s future revealed: multitasking, IE9, Twitter, Ars Technica, Peter Bright

At the Mobile World Congress today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Windows Phone director Joe Belfiore showed what to expect from Windows Phone 7 later this year. The headline features of this big update are multitasking support for third-party applications and a new Web browser based on Internet Explorer 9.

5. Intel invests in 6 mobile technology companies, Associated Press

Chip maker Intel Corp. said Monday it has invested a total of $26 million in six companies offering mobile products and services.

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