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6:45 PM ET, August 10, 2007

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Verizon:
Verizon Wireless Introduces The MOTORAZR(2) V9m  —  Next Generation RAZR Features External Display and Touch-Sensitive Keys and Bluetooth Support  —  BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless company with the most reliable wireless voice and data network …
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Kent German / CNET News.com:
Razr2 carriers announced  —  Motorola announced today that its second-generation Razr phone will be arriving at most major U.S. carriers by the end of the summer.  The GSM Razr2 V9 will come to AT&T while the CDMA Razr2 V9m will come to Alltel, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless.
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs
Sprint:
An Unprecedented Visual Experience Awaits Customers Who Select the Motorola AZR2 V9m From Sprint Offering Robust Multimedia Content  —  Sprint will be the only carrier to offer Motorola's stunning next generation of the popular RAZR™ with NFL Mobile, more than 50 channels of television viewing …
Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
RAZR 2 is on its way to Verizon Wireless
Discussion: Reuters
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Rumor Patrol: MySpace, Nope!  Google?  Maybe So.  —  Please see this disclosure related to me and Google.  —  Things have quieted down at Yahoo of late-thankfully for new CEO and co-founder Jerry Yang, who seems to be doing a good job at calming the waters at the company …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Would Yahoo Hand Over Its Paid Search Business To Google?  —  from the wouldn't-that-be-something?  dept  —  With Yahoo and Google considered such big rivals these days, many people forget that they were originally partners.  For many years, Google provided the search engine that powered Yahoo …
Discussion: CNET News.com and Mashable!
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
edgeio Launches Paid Content System  —  Online classifieds startup edgeio has just launched a new paid content product, which will be of particular interest to online publishers and media producers.  They're calling it "transactional classifieds", which is an awkward name for a potentially very useful e-commerce service.
Discussion: VentureBeat, TechCrunch and Mashable!
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Edgeio launches paid content platform
Discussion: edgeio blog
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Lights on Apple power adapters violate patent, claims new lawsuit  —  First (today) there was the class action lawsuit over receipts, and now Apple is being named in a another suit, this time for allegedly infringing on patents.  And unlike the receipts lawsuit, this one seems to be slightly less of a …
Discussion: Techdirt
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Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Apple sued over expiration dates on receipts
Discussion: Inquirer
CPSC Home Page:
Toshiba Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.  Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
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Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited:
Universal plans DRM-free downloads, without Apple
Discussion: Techdirt, Searchviews and David Card
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
The Case for Freeing the WSJ Online  —  Ever the risk-taker, Rupert Murdoch may be planning to gamble the newspaper's significant Web subscription revenues on the growing Internet ad market  —  For The Wall Street Journal Online, going free will come at a high cost.
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
NBC "allows" bloggers to use debate footage  —  On Wednesday, NBC announced that it will join rivals CNN and ABC in making video footage of presidential debates aired on its networks freely available for non-commercial use.  Under licensing terms posted on the MSNBC website …
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Search In The Year 2010  —  If I ever had to build a search engine, or more precisely, the interface of a search engine, this would be the team I would want to bring together.  When I came up with the idea of looking forward three years and speculating on what the search results page may look like in 2010 …
Discussion: Web Analytics World
vnunet:
Google China partnership to bear fruit in 2008  —  Search and advertising deal with local portal explained  —  One of China's leading internet portals, Sina, has outlined details of its new search and advertising partnership with Google.  Under the deal Sina will carry Google's Chinese search service …
Discussion: WebProNews
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Slingbox Pro with built in component jacks hits the FCC, Krikorian promises HD box for January  —  The Sling Media family have been quite the busy bees of late.  First, the TV-transporting company has just gotten approval on a brand new, unnamed variation of the Slingbox …
Reuters:
Yahoo president snaps up $1.1M in stock  —  The buy is the largest by a Yahoo insider in more than four years, bucking a trend in the technology sector.  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) — Yahoo Inc. President Susan Decker purchased about $1.1 million of the Internet company's shares this week just after the stock hit a three-year low.
 
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Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
Spot the HDMI-enabled Xbox 360 Premium at retail
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Department of Homeland Security:
DHS Announces Predeparture Screening of International Passengers …
Discussion: InfoWorld
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
T-Mobile prepping VoIP service?
Peter / The Local Onliner:
Bill Day: 'My Role as Marchex's Chief Media Officer'
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 Earlier Items: 
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Firefox Needs To Go To School
Paul McNamara / Network World:
Verizon tech sets fire to home - accidentally
Discussion: GigaOM
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Boston VCs gets first look at Y Combinator Demo Day
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Google Offers Cheap Online File Storage With a Catch
Ryan Naraine / ZDNet:
ATI driver flaw exposes Vista kernel to attackers
John Siracusa / Ars Technica:
Stuck on the enterprise  —  As Jobs proudly reported this Tuesday, the Mac is doing well.
Freedom to Tinker:
One Laptop Per Child, Reviewed by 12-Year-Old
Discussion: Engadget, Global Nerdy and rc3.org
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
iPhone "Dead Zone" Screens — More Trouble Ahead?