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Declan McCullagh / The Iconoclast:
FCC finalizes Comcast's filtering penalties
Discussion: Sidecut Reports and DSLreports
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
FCC Order scolds Comcast for changing story on P2P blocking
Yahoo!:
Intel® And Yahoo!® To Bring The Internet To Television  —  TV Widgets Bring “Best of the Internet” Experience to Complement TV Viewing  —  INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20, 2008 - Intel Corporation and Yahoo! Inc. today previewed plans for the Widget Channel, a television …
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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 …
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Apple hit with class-action lawsuit over iPhone 3G flakiness
Discussion: Gizmodo
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget Mobile:
Palm Treo Pro unboxing and hands-on  —  Well we've gotten our hands all over Palm's new Treo - the Pro - and we've documented it all on film... er, disk.  Here's what were liking so far - no more recessed screen (finally!), that HTC-licensed task manager, and the extremely slick packaging.
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Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Palm, Once a Leader, Seeks Path in Smartphone Jungle
Will M / All Facebook:
Facebook's Tim Kendall on Future of Monetization  —  Tim Kendall, Facebook's Director of Monetization spoke at an app developer Meetup at AOL Mountain View.  All Facebook covered the Social Ads panel and got a chance to catch up with Tim afterwards.  —  Tim Kendall
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook's forthcoming iPhone app to be more like its web site; that site redesign was no coincidence  —  Facebook is planning to launch a new version of its iPhone application in September, that will make the app more like the newly-redesigned web site.  So, the deeper rationale for the site redesign …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Erica Sadun / TUAW:
The Rumor Room: iTunes Unlimited  —  By definition, nearly all tips we receive about Apple future product intros are wrong.  After all, we're not Engadget.  People aren't going to risk their jobs to deliver insider information.  —  That being said, a tip that shot into our mailbox …
Discussion: One More Thing and VentureBeat
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Jordan Golson / Industry Standard:
Rumors of iTunes music subscriptions fly again
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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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Social Median Disregards 75 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
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Hillcrest Labs: Nintendo's Wii Infringing Our Patents  —  Hillcrest Labs, a Rockville, Mnd.-based startup, says it has filed a complaint for patent infringement with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington, D.C., and a separate patent infringement suit in the U.S. District Court …
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 …
Leslie Cauley / USA Today:
Martin wants broadband across USA  —  WASHINGTON — High-speed Internet access is so important to the welfare of U.S. consumers that America can't afford not to offer it — free of charge — to anybody who wants it, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin says.
Discussion: DSLreports, Phone Scoop and Valleywag
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
An Unexpected Look at an All-New Google News  —  Google has long liked to test new features by randomly surprising a subset of its visitors with them to gauge their response.  Seems like I'm always reading blog posts from folks who have stumbled upon something unexpected and interesting …
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft, Sony offer new video-game gizmos  —  There's lots of video-game controller and peripheral news coming out of the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, today.  Here's a roundup:  —  New keyboard: Microsoft, continuing the revival of its SideWinder gaming peripheral brand …
Discussion: Brier Dudley's blog, IGN and Engadget
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GamesIndustry.biz:
Microsoft tweaks Xbox 360 controller
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Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
New iPhone Comes Loaded with Photos of the Girl Who Made It  —  We've seen pictures from the factory coming loaded on new iPhones before, but this is the first time we've seen what appear to be intentional snapshots loaded on a new iPhone.  Surprise: the person who put your iPhone together is a cute girl!
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
OpenSocial Now Reaches 350 Million Users, And Growing  —  Six months ago, OpenSocial was nothing but a list of promised partnerships.  But the social network application platform backed by Google has made a lot of progress since then as those partners started to go live with their OpenSocial Apps.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Sony gets official with PSP-3000  —  It's not like Sony could really keep this thing under wraps for much longer, but the company finally did the deed by announcing the PSP-3000 at the Leipzig Games Convention.  The unit itself will look exactly like the PSP-2000, though it will feature an …
Stryde Hax:
Hack the Olympics!  —  There's been some widely publicized controversy regarding the competition age of the Chinese women's gymnastics team recently.  Rather than be too CNN, I decided to take a page from my friend Johnny and investigate on my own.  I have an Internet connection …
 
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