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12:00 PM ET, August 20, 2008

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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 …
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Wailin Wong / Chicago Tribune:
American Airlines launches Wi-Fi on some flights  —  American Airlines launched Wi-Fi service on 15 of its airplanes Wednesday, providing broadband Internet access on coast-to-coast flights in the U.S.  —  The service will cost a flat rate of $12.95 on flights of more than three hours …
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Peter Ha / TechCrunch:
Aircell's Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi Service Going Live Today and CrunchGear's Got a Seat  —  Today, Aircell announced that their fleet of Boeing 767-200s will have the Gogo service enabled on flights originating from NYC's JFK to LA, San Francisco and Miami.  CrunchGear will have a seat on a flight to LAX today that leaves JFK at 12 PM EDT.
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 …
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Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Intel Spits Out the Notebook News: Mobile Quad Core, Calpella, WiMax Chips  —  Executive vice president and general manager of Intel Mobility Group Dadi Perlmutter took center stage at Intel's Developer's Forum this afternoon to present the notebook news we have all been waiting for.
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.
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
EBay Is Planning to Emphasize Fixed-Price Sales Format Over Its Auction Model  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Acknowledging that most online shoppers cannot be bothered with auctions, eBay plans Wednesday to announce changes to its fee structure that emphasize fixed prices over bidding.
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 …
Cali / GeekBrief.TV:
Copy and Paste for iPhone  —  Copy and Paste for iPhone from Cali Lewis on Vimeo.  —  Direct Download Links  —  Small |  Medium |  Extra Large  —  Windows Media  —  Nokia N95 (Upload in progress) |  Nokia N800/N810 (Upload in progress)  —  Show Notes
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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.
Discussion: OSDir.com and The Open Road
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Steve Jobs vows iPhone app crash fix for September  —  iPhone owners suddenly locked out of their third-party apps by a crash bug on startup will have a solution next month, Apple chief Steve Jobs has revealed.  —  An AppleInsider reader has received one of Steve Jobs' characteristically brief …
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GMAIL ACCOUNT HACKING TOOL  —  A tool that automatically steals IDs of non-encrypted sessions and breaks into Google Mail accounts has been presented at the Defcon hackers' conference in Las Vegas.  —  Last week Google introduced a new feature in Gmail that allows users to permanently switch …
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Up Close with Lenovo's IdeaPad S10, One Sweet 10-Incher  —  Just after recovering from seeing the Lenovo IdeaPad S9 on display, I was able to spend some quality time with Lenovo's 10-inch mini-notebook, the IdeaPad S10.  —  Given that this is the system that will be released in the U.S …
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Hulu Reaches 100 Million Streams, 3.2 Million Uniques; Now, Time To Advertise  —  After only five months since going live, Hulu has reached 105 million streams in July, according to numbers released by Nielsen's VideoCensus.  The NBC Universal-News Corp (NYSE: NWS). joint venture's streaming numbers were fairly strong early on.
Discussion: last100 and AppScout
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
Japan Is TOTALLY Sold Out of Xbox 360s (New Shipment Next Month!)  —  Remember when we thought the Xbox 360 was sold out at one Japanese store?  That's not all.  It's sold out across the whole damn country.  Like, sold out sold out.  It's so sold out that Microsoft Japan actually put …
 
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Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Disney Dialing Up Kids Again
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‘Sims 3’ coming on February 20
Leslie Cauley / USA Today:
Martin wants broadband across USA
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Noah Bierman / Boston Globe:
MBTA admits ticket not secure
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
CloudStatus Keeps an Eye on The Clouds
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Long Tran / Yanko Design:
Grass Balls. No You Cannot Smoke it
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Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Reliance Sets Aim on Deals For Cellphone Game Makers
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Copyright Flaw of British Prime Minister's Website
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
HP makes things personal again in Q3
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Microsoft drops its new Sidewinder gear for real
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Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Gmail Superstars and Quick Links Make a Killer To-Do List
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Merlin Mann / 43 Folders:
What Makes for a Good Blog?  —  My friends at Six Apart recently asked …
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Takes 60% Of Search Market, While MSN Loses Share
 

 
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