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4:40 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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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: 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!
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Edgeio launches paid content platform  —  The classified service edgeio is launching a new kind of paid content service at the Gnomedex conference in Seattle that facilitates 'in-place' transactions.  Edgeio CEO Keith Teare calls them "transactional classifieds," and is targeting digital content.
Discussion: TechCrunch and edgeio blog
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 and Searchviews
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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.
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Hey Google: When Can Matt Cutts Ditch Microsoft PowerPoint?  —  Hey Google, what ever happened to your (not) Microsoft PowerPoint killer Web-based presentation app in the works?  Everyone's favorite Google blogger, Matt Cutts, could use a little Google Presentation love right now: His …
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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.
Paul McNamara / Network World:
Verizon tech sets fire to home - accidentally  —  It's apparently not enough for Verizon to torment customers with unreliable FiOS TV connections, months-long installation ordeals, and an appointment-keeping record worthy of Maryland's regulatory wrath.  —  Now they're setting a house ablaze …
Discussion: GigaOM and dslreports.com
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 …
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 rc3.org
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
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
BitTorrent's closed protocol: fact or fiction?  —  Last year, BitTorrent Inc. acquired the company that makes uTorrent, one of the most popular BitTorrent clients available on the Windows platform.  The next major version of the official BitTorrent client—which is currently in beta …
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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Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Has AT&T Censored Artists Before?  —  Amid allegations …
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
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Search In The Year 2010  —  If I ever had to build a search engine …
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Firefox Needs To Go To School
Wily Ferret / Inquirer:
New Blackberries get Wi-fi
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Boston VCs gets first look at Y Combinator Demo Day
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Apple sued over expiration dates on receipts
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Mike Kruckenberg:
MySQL Takes Another Step (Away from Open Source)
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
Andrew / NotebookReview.com:
Shipping "Dell-ays"  —  As students head back to school …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
iPhone "Dead Zone" Screens — More Trouble Ahead?
Ian Harvey / businessedge.ca:
Company bloggers can help put out fires
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Beyond Brickbreaker  —  As Smart Phones Gain  —  In Popularity, Game Makers
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