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12:45 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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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.
Wailin Wong / Chicago Tribune:
American Airlines launches Wi-Fi on some flights
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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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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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Business Wire:
eBay Supports Sellers With Dramatically Lower Listing Fee  —  Buy It Now(TM) Fixed Price Listing Fee to Drop More Than 70 Percent; Sellers' Fees Will Be Based Mostly on Successful Sale of Items  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—In time for the holiday shopping season, eBay (Nasdaq:EBAY …
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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 …
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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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 …
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 …
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.
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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 …
Caroline McCarthy / Geek Gestalt:
‘Sims 3’ coming on February 20  —  Electronic Arts has announced that the third installation of The Sims, that game that rivals World of Warcraft in the “I got so addicted my boss almost fired me” department, will be debuting on February 20, 2009.  —  That's a worldwide release date for both in-store purchases and digital downloads.
 
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Edward C. Baig / USA Today:
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Martin wants broadband across USA
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Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Microsoft drops its new Sidewinder gear for real
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Gmail Superstars and Quick Links Make a Killer To-Do List
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Merlin Mann / 43 Folders:
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