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2:40 PM ET, August 20, 2008

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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.
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Chris Williams / The Register:
Copyright lawyers accuse 25,000 UK videogame filesharers
Discussion: Techdirt
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 …
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.
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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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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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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.
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Business Wire:
eBay Supports Sellers With Dramatically Lower Listing Fee
Discussion: Mashable!
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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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.
Hacking Truths:
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 …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
British Government Caught Pirating On Prime Minister's Website  —  While the British government puts huge amounts of pressure on ISPs to clamp down on file-sharers, it is doing some pirating of its very own.  It seems that Prime Minister Gordon Brown's own website is in serious breach of copyright …
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Anthony / Antbag.com:
Copyright Flaw of British Prime Minister's Website
Discussion: p2pnet
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 …
Leslie Cauley / USA Today:
Martin wants broadband across USA  —  WASHINGTON - High-speed Internet access is so important to the welfare of U.S. consumers that America can't afford not to offer it - free of charge - to anybody who wants it, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin says.
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DSLreports:
FCC Boss Cares About Consumers.  Really. …
Discussion: Valleywag
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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
CloudStatus Keeps an Eye on The Clouds  —  The summer of 2008 has been the best of times and worst of times for cloud computing.  Many companies — big and small — decided to throw in their lot with cloud computing, betting that it is the future of technology infrastructure.
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
FCC Finally Issues Comcast Throttling Order - For whatever it's worth...  While the FCC actually voted on and approved their “sanction” of Comcast three weeks ago for throttling P2P traffic and lying about it, the vote was curiously on an order that hadn't been fully written yet.
Discussion: IP Democracy
 
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John Koller / PlayStation.Blog:
Live from Leipzig: North American Hardware Announcements
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Americas' SAP Users' Group Announces Webcast Series to Educate Members …
Discussion: PC World
Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
Google's search secret: It gets rid of you
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Peter Burrows / Byte of the Apple:
Mac Customer Satisfaction Gains: “We've Never Seen Anything Like This”
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3G Continues Rolling out Nationwide
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Intel Reveals SSDs Galore
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and jkOnTheRun
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Citi On RIM BlackBerry Bold: Thumbs Up, Mostly
AppleInsider:
Briefly: shots of Nike+ touch app not the real deal
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HTC Touch Diamond / Pro has hidden multi-touch feature!
Discussion: CrunchGear and Gizmodo
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Disney Dialing Up Kids Again
Discussion: Epicenter
Caroline McCarthy / Geek Gestalt:
‘Sims 3’ coming on February 20
Noah Bierman / Boston Globe:
MBTA admits ticket not secure
Discussion: Engadget
Long Tran / Yanko Design:
Grass Balls. No You Cannot Smoke it
Discussion: Gizmodo and PSFK
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
AOL revs Web-based AIM to version 7
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Microsoft plans to use Powerset to tailor search
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Hulu Reaches 100 Million Streams, 3.2 Million Uniques; Now, Time To Advertise
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