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Windows Mobile 6.5 SDK Released... Wait, No!  I Take it Back!   
Microsoft released the Windows Mobile 6.5 development kit on January 22.  Shortly thereafter, they yanked it away.  In a statement, Microsoft apologized for posting the SDK prematurely.  The toolkit was not supposed to be released, they said, and it was not promoted or announced, but the community did find the accidental posting.  The first phones with Windows Mobile 6.5 went on sale in October with only developer samples for the OS in open circulation.  Windows Mobile 7 is currently in development and .NET developers will be interested in the information that Microsoft is expected to reveal about it soon.

Chrome 4.0 and Extensions Now Stable
For the conservative internet users out there who only use fully stable browser versions, the wait is over for Chrome Extensions!  Although they've been available in the beta channel for some time now, Google has just reached the stable release of Chrome 4.0.  The Chrome extensions gallery now includes over 1,500 tools.  If Mac users of Chrome want those extensions, they'll need to go to the bleeding edge and download the Developer Channel version of Chrome, which is really quite usable.  Google says that Chrome 4.0 also provides a whopping 42% performance boost.  Developers will also get useful HTML5 and JavaScript APIs in a more stable version.

VMware is Doing Something Right
The Q4 earnings for VMware were released today with better-than-expected results.  The cloud and virtualization tool vendor reported 5 cents more per share than Bloomberg surveys had predicted.  Sales rose by 18%, which was $50 million more than predicted.  Unfortunately, they are down 14 cents a share from Q4 2008.

YouTube's Live Sports Deal is a Home Run
Mozilla's not the only one mad YouTube right now.  The website recently signed its first live sports broadcasting deal.  The deal itself isn't very significant, (it's a cricket match and it's not being shown in the US) but if this leads to more popular sporting events being shown on the site, it could take away one huge advantage that television has over internet video.  Live sports are one of the largest revenue generators for TV networks, and they won't easily let go of that advantage.

Apple Tablet Mock-Up Done Last Year For School Project Slay Them All!
Take a look at some cool concept designs for the soon-to-be-unveiled Apple Tablet by Polsish designer Patrycjusz Brzezinsk.  Unfortunately, I think the real Tablet won't be as cool as any of these.

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