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5:25 PM ET, August 20, 2008

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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.
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Karl Bode / DSLreports:
FCC Finally Issues Comcast Throttling Order - For whatever it's worth...
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Comcast Vows to Throttle Customers, Not BitTorrent
Discussion: TG Daily
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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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:   Blogging live from 37,000 feet via Aircell's Gogo inflight Wi-Fi …
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Wi-Fi in-flight comes to some American routes
Wailin Wong / Chicago Tribune:
American Airlines launches Wi-Fi on some flights
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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 …
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 …
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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?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Social Median Disregards 75 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.
Discussion: Portfolio.com
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Richard Brewer-Hay / eBay Ink:
UPDATED: 70% Reduction in Fixed Price Fee and much, much more...
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Stryde Hax:
Hack the Olympics!  —  There's been some widely publicized controversy regarding the competition age of the Chinese women's gymnastics team recently.  Rather than be too CNN, I decided to take a page from my friend Johnny and investigate on my own.  I have an Internet connection …
PR Newswire:
Salesforce.com 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
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: Joystiq and SlashGear
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.
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
An Unexpected Look at an All-New Google News  —  Google has long liked to test new features by randomly surprising a subset of its visitors with them to gauge their response.  Seems like I'm always reading blog posts from folks who have stumbled upon something unexpected and interesting …
 
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Mozilla preparing to push Firefox 3 update on all Firefox 2 users
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Hulu Getting Ready To Go International
Cyndy Aleo-Carreira / Industry Standard:
Electronic Arts and Take-Two: Are they the next Microhoo?
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
T-Mobile 3G Launch Plan for 2008
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft's Photosyth Opens To The Public
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Trilliant: Smart grid meets mesh networks
Discussion: MarketWatch
Om Malik / GigaOM:
HillCrest Labs: Nintendo's Wii Infringing Our Patents
Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
Google's search secret: It gets rid of you
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Peter Burrows / Byte of the Apple:
Mac Customer Satisfaction Gains: “We've Never Seen Anything Like This”
Discussion: theacsi.org
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
British Government Caught Pirating On Prime Minister's Website
Discussion: Valleywag, Antbag.com and p2pnet
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Citi On RIM BlackBerry Bold: Thumbs Up, Mostly
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AppleInsider:
Briefly: shots of Nike+ touch app not the real deal
Discussion: iPhone Savior and Engadget
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
Japan Is TOTALLY Sold Out of Xbox 360s (New Shipment Next Month!)
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