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1:00 AM ET, August 22, 2008

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Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Enlists Jerry Seinfeld In Its Ad Battle Against Apple  —  Microsoft Corp., weary of being cast as a stodgy oldster by Apple Inc.'s advertising, is turning for help to Jerry Seinfeld.  —  The software giant's new $300 million advertising campaign, devised by a newly hired ad agency, has been closely guarded.
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Polvi / Extend Firefox:
Announcing the Extend Firefox 3 Winners  —  Extend Firefox 3 has wrapped up and we're very excited to announce the winners!  We received well over 100 entries, representing hundreds of hours of hard work from people around the world.  —  This contest had an extraordinary group of judges …
Synthy / Photosynth Blog:
Photosynth: Yikes!  —  We have been abolsutely overwhlemed by demand, and have turned Photosynth.com into a special static/read-only mode for the moment.  The team is hard at work adding capacity and getting the full site back online.  We've been under incredible demand since we released just over 12 hours ago.
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Jason Calacanis / Silicon Alley Insider:
Jason Calacanis On How To Get PR For Your Startup: Fire Your PR Company  —  For over ten years I've been in the unique position of being both a CEO and a journalist in the technology space.  My first company produced Silicon Alley Reporter magazine, where I held the dual titles of CEO and Editor.
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Music Subscriptions Coming To iTunes (AAPL) Next Month?  Nope  —  It's late August, which means that it's time for a new round of “What Will Apple Do Next?” rumors, pegged to the new product presentation Steve Jobs usually gives in September.  Last year, certain members …
Discussion: Digital Noise and MediaFuturist
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:   iTunes Unlimited has a limited chance of happening for now
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Woz urges engineers to follow their hearts  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Steve Wozniak got his start as a down-to-earth engineer, but the Apple co-founder made the case for keeping your head in the clouds sometimes.  —  In an on-stage interview with Tech Nation's Moira Gunn here at the Intel Developer Forum …
Discussion: Valleywag and The Mac Observer
Allie Winter / RCR Wireless News:
Sprint Nextel cuts phone-as-modem pricing from $50 to $15 per month  —  Sprint Nextel Corp. is providing another possible incentive for customers to stick around, knocking $35 off one of its monthly plan offerings — but shoppers will need to check the fine print.
Chris Borowski / Reuters:
Actors paid to line up for iPhone launch in Poland  —  WARSAW (Reuters) - When Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) rolled out its iPhone in the United States, some fans paid big money to be among the first to get their hands on the device.  In Poland, people are getting paid to line up.
Grant Gross / PC World:
Comcast: No New Traffic Management Plan Yet  —  Comcast has made no final decisions on how to manage network congestion, despite news reports Wednesday that it will slow traffic for heavy users for up to 20 minutes during times of peak network use.  —  Comcast has been looking …
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Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Comcast Does About-Face: Declares Love for P2P
Discussion: Ars Technica and DSLreports
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Video: BlackBerry Bold vs. iPhone Web Browser Showdown (It Gets Ugly)  —  We've seen the BlackBerry Bold and iPhone head-to-head before, as well as the Bold's greatly improved browsing powers over past BlackBerrys, but not side-by-side in a web browser race.  It actually gets pretty ugly, uglier than we thought it would.
Sarah Lacy:
6% Can Be a Lot More Than You Think  —  Earlier this week, Paisano created quite a stir with his review of Y Combinator's demo day.  The reaction certainly shocked me, as I thought it was a pretty balanced piece.  He gave Y Combinator credit for a lot of Web innovation while bringing …
Royal Pingdom:
Linux popularity across the globe  —  The Linux landscape is constantly changing and has a strong community of both developers and users.  But where is Linux the most popular, and where are the different Linux distributions the most popular?  —  To try to answer these questions …
Discussion: The Open Road
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
New C-SPAN Sites Get Way Unboring With YouTube, Twitter, Qik, Flash...  I'm willing to stand up and say it.  C-SPAN, which is dedicated to airing non-stop coverage of government proceedings and public affairs programming, is the one channel that we all skip past as fast as possible …
mobilenewscwp.co.uk:
Mobile broadband to hit 100Mbps  —  GSMA reckons mobile broadband will reach speeds of 100Mbps before fixed line broadband  —  Mobile broadband could hit 100 Mbps before fixed fibre lines, according to the GSM Association (GSMA).  —  As demand for faster data speeds grows …
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
AT&T Will Now Install Your Home Theater - Expands tech support with ‘ConnecTech’ program  —  AT&T today announced that they're expanding their technical support services to include everything from PC repair to home theater installation.  Dubbed “AT&T ConnecTech,” AT&T says they're offering the service in all fifty states.
Associated Press:
Intel shows how to send power wirelessly  —  THE PROMISE: Using wireless power transmission, one day people might be able to recharge their laptops or cell phones or other gadgets without plugging them into an electrical socket.  The technology makes use of some basic physics …
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple may report unprecedented 3 million Mac quarter  —  The investment banking division of the Royal Bank of Canada said Thursday that Apple's back-to-school promotion is showing signs that it will drive the company to a record-smashing quarter in which sales of Macs could exceed 3 million.
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPhone takes seats across US university campuses  —  We've spoken about Apple's continuing gains in the education sector, and as its Macs grow more popular the company's educational teams are also pushing forward the message that its mobile devices - the iPod touch and the iPhone …
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Jonathan D. Glater / New York Times:
Welcome, Freshmen. Have an iPod.
Discussion: MacUser, Switched, TeleRead and TUAW
 
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Quality Score improvements
Gearlog:
Sony Unveils S-Air Play and XROSS FADE
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
Apple's iPhone 3G troubles spawn a lawsuit
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Brazilian charged in U.S. in connection with operating botnet
comScore:
comScore Releases July 2008 U.S. Search Engine Rankings
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Has Palm gotten its groove back?
Miguel de Icaza:
SecondLife rolls out Mono-powered servers
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Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Fair use gets a fair shake: YouTube tot to get day in court
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What Facebook's New ‘Engagement Advertising’ Means to Brands
 

 
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