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6:25 PM ET, August 10, 2007

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Verizon:
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 …
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Sprint:
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 …
Kent German / CNET News.com:
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
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 …
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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: CNET News.com and 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, TechCrunch and Mashable!
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Edgeio launches paid content platform
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Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Lights on Apple power adapters violate patent, claims new lawsuit  —  First (today) there was the class action lawsuit over receipts, and now Apple is being named in a another suit, this time for allegedly infringing on patents.  And unlike the receipts lawsuit, this one seems to be slightly less of a …
Discussion: Techdirt
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Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Apple sued over expiration dates on receipts
Discussion: Inquirer
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.
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Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited:
Universal plans DRM-free downloads, without Apple
Discussion: Techdirt, Searchviews and David Card
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.
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 …
vnunet:
Google China partnership to bear fruit in 2008  —  Search and advertising deal with local portal explained  —  One of China's leading internet portals, Sina, has outlined details of its new search and advertising partnership with Google.  Under the deal Sina will carry Google's Chinese search service …
Discussion: WebProNews
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
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Slingbox Pro with built in component jacks hits the FCC, Krikorian promises HD box for January  —  The Sling Media family have been quite the busy bees of late.  First, the TV-transporting company has just gotten approval on a brand new, unnamed variation of the Slingbox …
Reuters:
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.
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Has AT&T Censored Artists Before?  —  Amid allegations that AT&T censored a Pearl Jam show on Sunday comes an accusation that AT&T's Blue Room series has removed artists' political statements from its webcasts in the past.  The company has to delete profanity during the all ages shows …
 
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Department of Homeland Security:
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Discussion: InfoWorld
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Three way Opteron server found
Discussion: The Tech Report
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
T-Mobile prepping VoIP service?
Peter / The Local Onliner:
Bill Day: 'My Role as Marchex's Chief Media Officer'
Discussion: WebProNews
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Hey Google: When Can Matt Cutts Ditch Microsoft PowerPoint?
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
BitTorrent's closed protocol: fact or fiction?
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
DVD formats square off for holidays
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Security: don't Lord it over users, boost ISP and developer responsibility
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Paul McNamara / Network World:
Verizon tech sets fire to home - accidentally
Discussion: GigaOM
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Boston VCs gets first look at Y Combinator Demo Day
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Google Offers Cheap Online File Storage With a Catch
Ryan Naraine / ZDNet:
ATI driver flaw exposes Vista kernel to attackers
John Siracusa / Ars Technica:
Stuck on the enterprise  —  As Jobs proudly reported this Tuesday, the Mac is doing well.
Freedom to Tinker:
One Laptop Per Child, Reviewed by 12-Year-Old
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