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10:05 AM ET, August 20, 2008


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Cali / GeekBrief.TV:
Copy and Paste for iPhone  —  Cut 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
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Copy-&-Paste comes to the iPhone (almost)  —  Cut and paste is coming to the iPhone - but not from Apple.  Seems developers over at the Open Clip project have been scratching their heads to figure out how to bring this most-requested feature to the device.  Watch the video below then we'll give you the skinny after the jump.
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 …
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.
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
EBay: Amazon-ification Takes Hold
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and WebGuild
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.
Discussion: Electronista, CrunchGear and VoIP Watch
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 …
Discussion: eWeek, DSLreports and Engadget
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.
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 …
Dan Goodin / The Register:
HP makes things personal again in Q3  —  In a world of financial doom and gloom, sales of PCs are offering a glimmer of light.  Don't believe us?  Just look at Hewlett-Packard, which on Tuesday reported a third-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations and forecast healthy sales in the current period.
Discussion: Inquirer
Damon Darlin / Bits:
Four Reasons Our Printers Are Getting Dusty
Discussion: eWeek and Imaging Insider
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 …
David Kaplan /
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: MediaFile and last100
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Hulu Hit 105M Streams in July
Discussion: Digital Daily and The Inquisitr
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: The Open Road
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 …
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 …
Stephen Shankland / CNET
AOL revs Web-based AIM to version 7  —  AOL has upgraded its AIM Express software, an online Flash-based application that replicates many of the features of the regular downloadable software.  —  Among the new AIM Express 7.0 features are tabbed conversations, status messages …
Discussion: WebProNews
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft hints at “private browsing” feature in IE  —  One of the most interesting feature that didn't quite make it into the final release of Firefox 3 is “Private Browsing”, a.k.a. porn mode.  The only other browser with this feature built-in today is Safari (another reason to try it in case you haven't) …
Discussion: Mashable!
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
IE 8 to get ‘porn mode’?
Discussion: Gizmodo
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Microsoft plans to use Powerset to tailor search  —  Microsoft plans to use the tools it acquired in Powerset to “gain an edge against Google” according to a report coming out of the Search Engine Strategies conference in San Jose on Tuesday.  Senior Vice President Satya Nadella believe that gaining …
Sex, Drugs and Software Lead Spam Purchase Growth  —  29% of Internet Users have Purchased from Spam, According to New Research from Marshal  —  29 percent of internet users have purchased goods from spam emails, according to new research by Internet security company Marshal.
Merlin Mann / 43 Folders:
What Makes for a Good Blog?  —  My friends at Six Apart recently asked me to make a list of blogs that I enjoy.  I think they're planning to use it for their new project.  Unfortunately, I'm late getting it to them (typical), but if it's still useful, I'll post it here in a day or four.
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Takes 60% Of Search Market, While MSN Loses Share  —  Tough to be anyone but Google (GOOG) in search.  Google gained a share point from June to July, moving from 59% to 60% of all search queries, according to Nielsen Online.  —  It came at the expense of MSN, which lost …
Sierra Modro / GottaBeMobile:
Intel Unveils UrbanMax Concept  —  Intel just announced and released a new concept / innovation platform codenamed the UrbanMax.  A slate styled convertible laptop, this is a very unique concept.  It reminds me in some ways of the HP TC1100 (of blessed memory...) with its sliding keyboard …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, PalmAddicts and Engadget
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Microsoft supports Blu-ray mastering in Windows; is Xbox next?
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Intel Plans 160-Gbyte SSDs for Notebooks
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Trendwatch: No-Risk Web Video
Discussion: Mashable! and The Underwire
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Microsoft drops its new Sidewinder gear for real
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
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I.B.M. Ups Its Bet on Business Recovery Services
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Apple's secret “Back to My Mac” push behind IPv6
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Declan McCullagh / The Iconoclast:
Verizon exec: Some Net neutrality fans suffer from ‘paranoia’
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Analyst: Apple's iPhone Devours Market Share
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