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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
EBay Just Wants to Sell: Moving Away From Auctions  —  Today, eBay has announced a number of changes to its fee structure today, which will emphasize fixed-price sales over eBay's traditional auctions.  Fixed-price sales have been growing at a faster rate than auctions for eBay …
Business Wire:
eBay Supports Sellers With Dramatically Lower Listing Fee
Discussion: Mashable!
Richard Brewer-Hay / eBay Ink:
UPDATED: 70% Reduction in Fixed Price Fee and much, much more...
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
eBay: The Doldrum Years
Discussion: Computerworld and MarketingShift
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 / CrunchGear:   Blogging live from 37,000 feet via Aircell's Gogo inflight Wi-Fi …
Joe Brancatelli / Portfolio:
No WiFi in the Sky  —  After years of deals, tests …
Wailin Wong / Chicago Tribune:
American Airlines launches Wi-Fi on some flights
Michael Wolf / NewTeeVee:
Intel and Yahoo Look to Widgetize the Living Room Web  —  This morning at the Intel Developer Forum, Intel and Yahoo announced a joint initiative to bring Internet widgets to TV.  The two companies are teaming up in an effort they believe may help jump-start the nascent living-room-web market …
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Intel® And Yahoo!® To Bring The Internet To Television
Discussion: Yodel Anecdotal
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Internet Widgets to Finally Hit the TV Set?
Discussion: Between the Lines and Comcast
Edward C. Baig / USA Today:
Apple tries to de-bug iPhone  —  Apple (AAPL) acknowledged Tuesday that a software update for the iPhone partly fixes the connection snags that have caused a global firestorm for the new iPhone 3G.  —  Though mum on details, Apple spokeswoman Jennifer Bowcock said on Tuesday …
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 …
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Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The Treo Pro: Finally Offically Official
Discussion: CNN, Engadget Mobile and Engadget
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Social Median Disregards 60 Years Of Securities Regulations With Sale Of Stock On Twitter  —  SocialMedian founder Jason Goldberg wrote a Twitter message moments ago letting people know that they are raising a new round of funding, up to $500k, and to contact him if you're interested.
Discussion: Portfolio.com and Mashable!
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
LG's PRADA II?  —  We don't have much to go off of besides this picture right now, but it looks as if LG is keeping the PRADA line of mobile handsets around for a little bit.  The PRADA II, as it's pictured, adds a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for easier text entry.
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
Comcast to Slow Some Web Traffic for Up to 20 Minutes  —  Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) — Comcast Corp. plans to slow Internet service to its heaviest users during periods of congestion, after regulators ordered the company to devise a new method for managing its Web traffic.
Discussion: GigaOM, Digital Daily and TechBlog
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.
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 …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Citi On RIM BlackBerry Bold: Thumbs Up, Mostly  —  How's RIM's new 3G BlackBerry Bold?  Pretty good, says Citigroup's Jim Suva, who gleefully played Walt Mossberg for a day, giving the Bold a 12-hour spin, including his own “drop and water spill test.”  —  Specifically, Suva says the new Web browser …
Shel / Global Neighbourhoods:
7 TIPS FOR NEW TWITTER USERS  —  [Jeremiah Owyang in Boston October 2007.  Twitter made this night happen.  Photo by Shel]  —  Unlike most social media tools, Twitter takes a while to understand.  It took me about 30 days to figure out that it was among my most valuable tools and it was brought home by chance.
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Bran Ferren at IDF: Storytelling beyond cartoons  —  Bran Ferren tells a good story.  —  (Credit: Rafe Needleman / CNET)  —  At the Intel Developer Forum yesterday, I skipped out of the sessions on CPU thermal management and USB sideband optimization and headed into a session where Bran Ferren …
Discussion: CNET News.com
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
IDF: Katzenberg shows the future of 3D film  —  When DreamWorks Animation chief executive Jeffrey Katzenberg took the stage today at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) stating that he was about to show the “greatest innovation to occur in the movie business in 70 years,” I was skeptical.
Discussion: TG Daily
 
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