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10:35 AM ET, August 22, 2008

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Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon, Google Close To Mobile Search Deal  —  Verizon Communications Inc. is nearing an agreement with Google Inc. on a wide-ranging partnership, according to people familiar with the situation, in what could be a much-needed jolt for the anemic mobile search business.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Verizon, Google getting chummy on mobile search?  —  Verizon Communications and Google are reportedly close to a partnership that could bring the search giant's services to its wireless unit and perhaps TV and broadband services too.  —  According to the Wall Street Journal, Verizon and Google are talking about a partnership.
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Who Says You Can't VoIP on Aircell, I just Did It  —  This post is dedicated to my father, the late Master Sergeant Bernard Abramson, who in the USMC fashion taught me that “the impossible we do right away, but miracles take a little longer.”  —  He would be proud.
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Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Live Blogging from the Sky: Testing American Airlines' Gogo Wi-Fi  —  I am officially online in the sky.  Boy, does it feel good.  As soon as I got the go ahead from the American Airlines' flight attendants with the “use of electronic devices are now permitted” announcement, I fired up my Lenovo x200.
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Apple's Ambitious iPhone 3G Plans  —  It intends to make at least 40 million iPhones in the next year; selling so many will hinge on global success and fixing connection glitches  —  Forecasting iPhone sales is one of tech's toughest guessing games.  Since Apple's iPhone 3G came storming …
Discussion: MacRumors
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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.
Eric / Photography Bay:
Canon 50D Info Leaked - REAL SPECS!  —  Canon's China website has published specifications for the 50D in its public webspace.  Although the info is not on the front page of the site yet, it is accessible to anyone.  Here is the link (update: it's down, but this one is still live for the moment 11:51p.m.
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.
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eWeek:
iPhone Poland Launch Used Lines of Actors to Hide Weak Demand
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Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Intel Demonstrates Wireless Power Technology  —  I have been waiting for this for years: Wireless battery chargers.  It'd make life so much easier.  Thankfully, Intel demonstrated its progress on this technology at its developer forum Thursday.  —  Intel's wireless power technology involves …
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Associated Press:   Intel shows how to send power wirelessly
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Yahoo Releases New Version of Site Explorer  —  Yahoo has released a new look for Site Explorer.  Currently, the new version can be found at https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/ new, but will be made default in the future.  —  The new look also comes with an update that increases the number …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook v. MySpace In The U.S. Market: The Music Factor  —  Facebook is now the largest social network in the world.  But they continue to trail MySpace by a massive 36 million users in the U.S., and at current growth rates it will take them 18 years to overtake them.
Phone Arena:
LG KC910 is the 8-megapixel successor of Viewty  —  LG just officially announced to us the successor of the Viewty, the KC910.  It is an all-in-one multimedia phone, sporting 8-megapixel camera, Dolby sound for music, and DivX and XviD support for video playback.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Intel's “Ibex Peak”  —  At IDF this week Intel has lifted the lid on “Ibex Peak” and shown us how the motherboard's IO and northbridge functionality can be pulled together into a single chip.  —  The first batch of Core i7 “Nehalem” CPUs will make use of the X58 “Tylersburg” …
Yuri Kageyama / Associated Press:
Top Japanese phone innovator praises iPhone  —  Natsuno says despite his nation's tech prowess, industry there is too stodgy  —  TOKYO - One of Japan's top cell phone innovators says that for all his country's technological prowess, it could never have produced the iPhone.
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