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12:30 AM ET, August 11, 2007

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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.
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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!
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:   Yahoo prez puts money where her mouth is
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, Mashable! and TechCrunch
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Mahalo Follow: Toolbar Gives You Human-Powered Alternatives To Searching, Surfing  —  Mahalo Follow is a new toolbar that allows you to view Mahalo's human-powered search results next to the results from the major search engine of your choice or have them appear in response to pages you view on the web.
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Are You Ready To Bar Camp?  —  Bar Camp, an open multi-day event where people can share ideas and talk about just about anything they like, is a very important event for me.  Two years ago I attended the first Bar Camp, which was held at Social Text's offices in Palo alto.
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 …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Google Shutting Down Paid Video  —  Google today emailed customers who had purchased videos from Google Video to let them know that the company will be discontinuing paid rentals and downloads five days from now.  Not only will videos no longer be available for rental or download …
snarfed.org:
facebook data store api thoughts  —  On Monday, Facebook employee Haiping Zhao quietly published a Data Store API on the Facebook developer wiki.  —  It's preliminary, and still in closed beta, but it marks a milestone in the evolution of the Facebook platform.
Discussion: Joseph Scott's Blog
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: Techdirt and GigaOM
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
Not Cheap: Circuit City Subpoenas CheapAssGamer  —  Circuit City Subpoenas CheapAssGamer  —  The latest CAGcast brings word that electronics retailer Circuit City has served CAG Productions with a subpoena.  CAG Productions is responsible for popular video game shopping community CheapAssGamer.com …
Discussion: Joystiq and digg
Jon Udell:
Excel geocoding adventures  —  As mentioned here, I've been working with a spreadsheet containing addresses that want to be geocoded.  I've had lots of experience running batches of addresses through geocoding services, but in the case of the police department I've been working with …
Max Kalehoff / Online Spin:
Freakonomics Sparks Debate Over Partial RSS Feeds  —  Freakonomics, the addictive blog examining the "hidden-side-of-everything," just partnered with The New York Times, moving under the flagship brand's online and editorial umbrellas.  Congrats to the coauthors, celebrity economist Stephen Levitt …
 
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Man has thumbs altered to improve iPhone dexterity
Discussion: Infinite Loop
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
The $200 Billion Rip-Off  —  This is part three of my explanation …
PC World:
Novell Wins Right to Unix Copyrights
Discussion: The Register
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Investigator ridicules UK visa site
Discussion: Computerworld
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Geek To Live: Power replacements for built-in Windows utilities
Discussion: digg
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Pibb Launches Embeddable Chat
Discussion: Mashable!
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
Spot the HDMI-enabled Xbox 360 Premium at retail
Discussion: Kotaku, CrunchGear and digg
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Lights on Apple power adapters violate patent, claims new lawsuit
Discussion: Techdirt
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Slingbox Pro with built in component jacks hits the FCC …
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Google China partnership to bear fruit in 2008
Discussion: WebProNews
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?
Discussion: Matt Cutts
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
DVD formats square off for holidays
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Firefox Needs To Go To School
Discussion: Asa Dotzler, Gadgetell and Slashdot
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