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4:10 PM ET, August 22, 2008


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Charles Wiles / Google Mobile Blog:
New Gears Geolocation API powers mobile web sites  —  Imagine if web sites could provide you with customized information based on your current location, even if you don't have GPS.  Today we're launching the Gears Geolocation API for mobile and desktop browsers, while two third-party developers …
Steve Block / Google Code Blog:
Two new ways to location-enable your web apps  —  We just launched two new ways to give your web apps free and secure access to a user's location, without requiring that user to enter it manually.  —  First, there's the AJAX API property that provides a simple way to get an approximate …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Offers A Geolocation API For Gears (But It Only Works On Windows Mobile)
Discussion: and Gizmodo
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.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Verizon, Google Kiss And Make Up For Search Deal, But Where's Android?  —  Former foes Google (GOOG) and Verizon (VZ) are close to linking up in a wide-reaching search deal that would make Google the default engine on Verizon Wireless phones, and eventually on Verizon's Web portal and FiOS TV service, the WSJ reports.
Discussion: Blog World Expo Blog
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 …
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Street Not Factoring iPhone Expansion, Says Piper
OpenSSH blacklist script  —  Last week Red Hat detected an intrusion on certain of its computer systems and took immediate action.  While the investigation into the intrusion is on-going, our initial focus was to review and test the distribution channel we use with our customers, Red Hat Network …
If you build it...  Lively, Google's virtual world, has been a flop  —  IT SOUNDED like a brilliant idea.  Google, the internet giant, would bring 3-D virtual worlds to the masses by making them accessible through a web browser.  Millions of people log into virtual worlds such as World …
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.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
The top 15 ways to get on with TechCrunch UK, and maybe other media
Discussion: Loic Le Meur Blog
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.
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.
Daniel Ionescu / Today @ PC World:
Google Gains in Search at Microsoft, Yahoo Expense  —  Web site traffic watcher ComScore released figures this week that reveal Google's dominance is growing, when it comes to search, at the expense of Microsoft's search destinations and Yahoo, who continue to lose market share.
Discussion: WebProNews
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Who should be USA's CTO?  —  Today I visited Larry Lessig.  He's the founder of Creative Commons.  A professor of law at Stanford University.  And does many other things.  —  He is one of those guys who is just interesting to talk to.  Why?  Whip smart and has a view of things that very few other people have.
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
A Comprehensive List of Ultraportables, Netbooks, Mini-Notebooks, Or Whatever You Call Them  —  When the Asus Eee came out, the market was simple.  There was only one tiny, cheap laptop so you knew which one was for you.  That was less than a year ago, but things move quickly in the tech world.
Joe McDonald / Associated Press:
iTunes blocked in China; Tibet album suspected  —  BEIJING (AP) — Customers in China of Apple Inc.'s iTunes online music store were unable to download songs this week, and an activist group said Beijing was trying to block access to a new Tibet-themed album.
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Smartphone Start-Ups Have a Friend in This Fund  —  MENLO PARK, Calif. — Matt Murphy eats at expensive steakhouses, likes to watch his kids play soccer and is a loyal fan of Peet's Coffee and Tea.  And if he has his way, mobile phone users will know as much about each other as readers now know about him.
Discussion: The Apple Core
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FCC votes to silence 700MHz lurkers
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Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
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