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4:55 PM ET, August 20, 2008


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Intel® And Yahoo!® To Bring The Internet To Television  —  TV Widgets Bring “Best of the Internet” Experience to Complement TV Viewing  —  INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20, 2008 - Intel Corporation and Yahoo! Inc. today previewed plans for the Widget Channel, a television …
Michael Wolf / NewTeeVee:
Intel and Yahoo Look to Widgetize the Living Room Web  —  This morning at the Intel Developer Forum, Intel and Yahoo announced a joint initiative to bring Internet widgets to TV.  The two companies are teaming up in an effort they believe may help jump-start the nascent living-room-web market …
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Internet Widgets to Finally Hit the TV Set?
Discussion: Comcast
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
Comcast to Slow Some Web Traffic for Up to 20 Minutes  —  Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) — Comcast Corp. plans to slow Internet service to its heaviest users during periods of congestion, after regulators ordered the company to devise a new method for managing its Web traffic.
Discussion: GigaOM, TechBlog and GMSV
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Comcast Vows to Throttle Customers, Not BitTorrent
Discussion: TG Daily
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
FCC Finally Issues Comcast Throttling Order - For whatever it's worth...
Discussion: Ars Technica and IP Democracy
Kyle Peterson / Reuters:
American Air kicks off in-flight Internet service  —  CHICAGO (Reuters) - AMR Corp's American Airlines began offering Internet access on long-haul domestic flights on Wednesday, making American the first U.S. airline to offer full in-flight broadband.  —  The world's largest airline …
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:   Blogging live from 37,000 feet via Aircell's Gogo inflight Wi-Fi …
Wailin Wong / Chicago Tribune:
American Airlines launches Wi-Fi on some flights
Edward C. Baig / USA Today:
Apple tries to de-bug iPhone  —  Apple (AAPL) acknowledged Tuesday that a software update for the iPhone partly fixes the connection snags that have caused a global firestorm for the new iPhone 3G.  —  Though mum on details, Apple spokeswoman Jennifer Bowcock said on Tuesday …
Tony Smith / The Register:
Intel lets slip first dual-core Atom  —  IDF Intel has quietly introduced its first dual-core Atom processor, the 330, and a new motherboard to go with it.  —  The 45nm 330's a low-power part and - as the lack of an ‘N’ prefix shows - it's a desktop chip.  Intel didn't say what clock speed …
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
IDF: Katzenberg shows the future of 3D film
Discussion: TG Daily
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Intel's roadmap comes into focus: Can rivals respond?
Richard Brewer-Hay / eBay Ink:
UPDATED: 70% Reduction in Fixed Price Fee and much, much more...
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Social Median Disregards 60 Years Of Securities Regulations With Sale Of Stock On Twitter  —  SocialMedian founder Jason Goldberg wrote a Twitter message moments ago letting people know that they are raising a new round of funding, up to $500k, and to contact him if you're interested.
Libby Purves / Times of London:
Computer games industry threat to downloaders: 'pay up or we'll sue'  —  The computer games industry has launched an unprecedented assault on illegal downloads, demanding payment from thousands of families who obtained the latest releases over the internet without paying.
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
LG's PRADA II?  —  We don't have much to go off of besides this picture right now, but it looks as if LG is keeping the PRADA line of mobile handsets around for a little bit.  The PRADA II, as it's pictured, adds a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for easier text entry.
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Palm, Once a Leader, Seeks Path in Smartphone Jungle  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — If anyone knows how best to survive a corporate near-death experience, it is Jon Rubinstein.  —  In 1997 the former Hewlett-Packard engineer was asked by Apple's founder, Steven P. Jobs, to lead …
PR Newswire: Announces Record Fiscal Second Quarter Results  —  First Ever Software as a Service Company to Exceed $1 Billion Annual Revenue Run Rate  — Company Announces Strategic Acquisition of InStranet, Inc. to Accelerate Growth in Salesforce CRM Customer Service and Support
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Nvidia to announce x86 chip next week  —  Not IDF San Francicsco So say the whispers  —  THE HOT RUMOR going around IDF is one that we discussed a long time ago when Nvidia bought Stexar: that the company will do an x86 part.  The background whispers say that the part will be announced next week …
Discussion: Engadget and Slashdot
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
What's $100 Million Between Frienemies? … But they're at it again, with Microsoft heaping more money into the dowry.  There won't be a divorce until Microsoft says so.  —  About 25 minutes ago, the companies announced that they had expanded their interoperability agreement.  Again.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Sony gets official with PSP-3000  —  It's not like Sony could really keep this thing under wraps for much longer, but the company finally did the deed by announcing the PSP-3000 at the Leipzig Games Convention.  The unit itself will look exactly like the PSP-2000, though it will feature an …
Discussion: SlashGear and Joystiq
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Citi On RIM BlackBerry Bold: Thumbs Up, Mostly  —  How's RIM's new 3G BlackBerry Bold?  Pretty good, says Citigroup's Jim Suva, who gleefully played Walt Mossberg for a day, giving the Bold a 12-hour spin, including his own “drop and water spill test.”  —  Specifically, Suva says the new Web browser …
Shel / Global Neighbourhoods:
7 TIPS FOR NEW TWITTER USERS  —  [Jeremiah Owyang in Boston October 2007.  Twitter made this night happen.  Photo by Shel]  —  Unlike most social media tools, Twitter takes a while to understand.  It took me about 30 days to figure out that it was among my most valuable tools and it was brought home by chance.
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Discussion: GeekTech
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Wireless browsers shut out of the Olympics
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Peter Burrows / Byte of the Apple:
Mac Customer Satisfaction Gains: “We've Never Seen Anything Like This”
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
British Government Caught Pirating On Prime Minister's Website
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MobileTopSoft news board:
HTC Touch Diamond / Pro has hidden multi-touch feature!
Discussion: CrunchGear and Gizmodo
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
Japan Is TOTALLY Sold Out of Xbox 360s (New Shipment Next Month!)
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