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2:15 PM 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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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 …
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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 …
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.
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
The top 15 ways to get on with TechCrunch UK, and maybe other media  —  So as this terrible wet August / Summer ends and online battle re-commences once more, I thought I may as well have a stab at giving you some ideas about how to interact with a blog like this.
Discussion: Loic Le Meur 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 …
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Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Street Not Factoring iPhone Expansion, Says Piper
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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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Anastasia Teterevleva / Reuters:
Apple, MTS agree on iPhone sales in Russia: source
Caroline McCarthy / Crave:   Polish cell carrier stocks iPhone lines with actors
Economist:
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 …
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.
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
redhat.com:
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 …
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.
Discussion: All Facebook
Jon / p2pnet:
Trentway-Wagar goes after PickupPal  —  p2pnet news view Freedom |  P2P:- With all the attention on greenhouse gases, melting polar ice, dwindling fossil fuels, and so on, you'd think anybody with any sense would be trying to promote energy conservation.  —  However, Trentway-Wagar …
Discussion: Globe and Mail and Ars Technica
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
eMarketer: $5.75 million for video ads on NBC's Olympics site  —  The estimated $5.75 million in video ad spending on NBC's NBCOlympics.com really isn't that impressive, market research firm eMarketer said Friday.  —  To put things into perspective, NBC's projected video ad spending …
Discussion: paidContent.org
 
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Michael McWhertor / Kotaku:
Team Fortress 2 Updates Coming To Xbox 360 Later This Year
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Nokia 2680 slide garners FCC attention in AT&T trim
Stephanie Condon / CNET News.com:
Groups request records in AMD-Intel case
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Acer remembers netbooks were supposed to be cheap, drops price on Aspire One
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Verizon Zapped: Must Inspect Every N.Y. FiOS Installation For Unsafe Wiring
Discussion: Albany Times Union
Joe McDonald / Associated Press:
iTunes blocked in China; Tibet album suspected
BBC:
Poor earning virtual gaming gold
Discussion: PSFK
Macworld:
Macs, Aperture a big hit at the Beijing Olympics
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Newegg Removes NY State Sales Tax; But You Still Need To Pay!
Discussion: AppScout
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Yahoo Releases New Version of Site Explorer
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Intel's “Ibex Peak”
Chris Williams / The Register:
BBC iPlayer upgrade prompts new ISP complaints
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Intel Demonstrates Wireless Power Technology
Om Malik / GigaOM:
In India, Either Buy iPhones or Get a Family Car
Eric / Photography Bay:
Canon 50D Info Leaked - REAL SPECS!