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5:15 PM ET, August 10, 2007


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Verizon Wireless Introduces The MOTORAZR(2) V9m  —  Next Generation RAZR Features External Display and Touch-Sensitive Keys and Bluetooth Support  —  BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless company with the most reliable wireless voice and data network …
Kent German / CNET
Razr2 carriers announced  —  Motorola announced today that its second generation Razr phone will be arriving at most major U.S. carriers by the end of the summer.  The GSM Razr2 V9 will come to AT&T while the CDMA Razr2 V9m will come to Alltel, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless.
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs
An Unprecedented Visual Experience Awaits Customers Who Select the Motorola AZR2 V9m From Sprint Offering Robust Multimedia Content  —  Sprint will be the only carrier to offer Motorola's stunning next generation of the popular RAZR™ with NFL Mobile, more than 50 channels of television viewing …
Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
RAZR 2 is on its way to Verizon Wireless
Discussion: Reuters
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Rumor Patrol: MySpace, Nope!  Google?  Maybe So.  —  Please see this disclosure related to me and Google.  —  Things have quieted down at Yahoo of late-thankfully for new CEO and co-founder Jerry Yang, who seems to be doing a good job at calming the waters at the company …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Would Yahoo Hand Over Its Paid Search Business To Google?  —  from the wouldn't-that-be-something?  dept  —  With Yahoo and Google considered such big rivals these days, many people forget that they were originally partners.  For many years, Google provided the search engine that powered Yahoo …
Discussion: Mashable!
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
edgeio Launches Paid Content System  —  Online classifieds startup edgeio has just launched a new paid content product, which will be of particular interest to online publishers and media producers.  They're calling it "transactional classifieds", which is an awkward name for a potentially very useful e-commerce service.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Mashable!
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited:
Universal plans DRM-free downloads, without Apple  —  Vivendi's Universal Music plans to experiment by selling MP3 music files without copy protection or DRM (Digital Rights Management) for 99 cents each, but they won't be available from Apple's iTunes Music Store.
Discussion: Techdirt, Searchviews and David Card
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   DRM: The hearse is right on schedule
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
The Case for Freeing the WSJ Online  —  Ever the risk-taker, Rupert Murdoch may be planning to gamble the newspaper's significant Web subscription revenues on the growing Internet ad market  —  For The Wall Street Journal Online, going free will come at a high cost.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
T-Mobile prepping VoIP service?  —  T-Mobile may be extending its Hotspot@Home service to offer voice over IP for fixed-line users.  —  The company is working with Linksys to make a router that integrates home phone lines into the service along with providing VoIP service over cell phones …
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Yahoo president snaps up $1.1M in stock  —  The buy is the largest by a Yahoo insider in more than four years, bucking a trend in the technology sector.  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) — Yahoo Inc. President Susan Decker purchased about $1.1 million of the Internet company's shares this week just after the stock hit a three-year low.
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Search In The Year 2010  —  If I ever had to build a search engine, or more precisely, the interface of a search engine, this would be the team I would want to bring together.  When I came up with the idea of looking forward three years and speculating on what the search results page may look like in 2010 …
Discussion: Web Analytics World
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
NBC "allows" bloggers to use debate footage  —  On Wednesday, NBC announced that it will join rivals CNN and ABC in making video footage of presidential debates aired on its networks freely available for non-commercial use.  Under licensing terms posted on the MSNBC website …
CPSC Home Page:
Toshiba Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.  Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Discussion: Engadget, DailyTech and BetaNews
Freedom to Tinker:
One Laptop Per Child, Reviewed by 12-Year-Old  —  [I recently got my hands on one of the One Laptop Per Child machines.  I found the perfect person to review the machine.  Today's guest blogger, SG, is twelve years old and is the child of a close friend.  I lent the laptop to SG and asked SG …
Discussion: Engadget, Global Nerdy and
John Siracusa / Ars Technica:
Stuck on the enterprise  —  As Jobs proudly reported this Tuesday, the Mac is doing well.  Quibbling over exact numbers aside, the iPhone launch was also a success.  Despite stagnating for a bit, design-wise, the iPod continues to be a mass-market monster.  Yep, Apple looks like quite the industry giant these days.
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