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9:40 AM ET, August 24, 2009


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Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
Nokia joins the netbook race with the Booklet 3G: 10 inches, 1.25 kg, 12 hour battery life, HDMI out  —  In a move that is surely making analysts and mobile bloggers scratch their head, Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has announced a netbook called the “Booklet 3G.”  Nokia is promising this Intel Atom based computer …
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Nokia introduces Booklet 3G ‘mini laptop’  —  Nokia rocked the world this morning by introducing its spin on the laptop, called the Booklet 3G.  If you're the rude sort (like us) you could call it a fancy netbook, what with its Atom processor and 10.1-inch display, but that screen is higher res …
Discussion: Mashable!, Switched and TechVi
PC World:
Nokia Enters the Netbook Market With the Booklet 3G  —  Nokia has unveiled the Booklet 3G, a netbook with high-speed mobile broadband and Wi-Fi connectivity, and a GPS receiver, the company said on Monday.  —  The Booklet 3G should run for up to 12 hours on one battery charge, Nokia said.
Discussion: last100 and Associated Press
Mike / Nokia Conversations:
Nokia Booklet 3G mini laptop unveiled
Discussion: Fast Company and Softpedia News
Robert Andrews / mocoNews:   Nokia Confirms ‘Booklet 3G’ Windows Netbook; Built-In GPS, Ovi Suite
Lacy Kemp / The Real Story:
Introducing Rhapsody on the iPhone  —  Every day I watch Twitter to see what people are talking about with regards to our brands.  I see lots of suggestions and lots of feedback, but the one thing that keeps on coming is this question: When will Rhapsody be on the iPhone?  Or, when will Rhapsody be on Android?
Peter / gdgt:
Subscription music comes to the iPhone: Rhapsody app exclusive screenshots and details  —  Yep, Rhapsody is coming out with an iPhone app.  Or at least they want to.  Real just submitted it to the App Store for approval, so it may be a few weeks before it's actually available (assuming Apple doesn't get all fussy and block it).
Discussion: IntoMobile, 9 to 5 Mac and Gizmodo
Rafat Ali / mocoNews:   Rhapsody Music Service Launched on iPhone
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
How I Got the Google Voice/App Store Story Wrong  —  As I mentioned in my piece Friday on Apple's response to the FCC's Google Voice App Store inquiry, I got an important aspect of the story wrong in my initial coverage.  On 28 July, in a piece in which I initially speculated that Apple's decision might …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
TweetPhoto iPhone App Rejected Because Logo Resembles Polaroid Shot
Discussion: IntoMobile
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
The Google Voice app scandal: is Apple losing control over the iPhone?
Discussion: The Register
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
(500) Days Of Apple And Google
Discussion: and Tech Beat
Dan Moren / Macworld:
Apple to release Snow Leopard on August 28  —  The wait for Snow Leopard is over: on Monday, Apple announced that the latest version of its Mac OS X operating system would be available starting Friday, August 28.  The company had previously said that the update would ship in September …
Discussion: Mashable!, Gizmodo and MacNN
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
It's Here! Pre-order Mac OS X Snow Leopard Right Now
Discussion: Softpedia News and CrunchGear
Alex Wright / New York Times:
Mining the Web for Feelings, Not Facts  —  Computers may be good at crunching numbers, but can they crunch feelings?  —  The rise of blogs and social networks has fueled a bull market in personal opinion: reviews, ratings, recommendations and other forms of online expression.
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:   5 Ways Sentiment Analysis is Ramping Up in 2009
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government:
‘Skank’ blogger talks, sues Google for $15m  —  Now the world knows: the “skanks of NYC” blogger is one Rosemary Port, a 27-year-old student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and she is one pissed-off young lady.  She not only has strong words for model Liskula Cohen …
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
NYT Starts Serving Up Intrusive Ads in Its iPhone App  —  The New York Times (NYSE: NYT) has thrown down the gauntlet when it comes to ads on mobile apps, specifically its iPhone app.  Over the weekend, it has started running roadblock interactive ads on its iPhone app, possibly the first such by a big publisher.
Boy Genius Report:
Upcoming Verizon handsets: Motorola Sholes, BlackBerry Curve 2, BlackBerry Storm 2, more  —  We just got hit with a nice outline of some of Verizon Wireless' upcoming handset release dates, and boy do they look appetizing.  First up is the Motorola Sholes, a phone most of us assumed wouldn't be launching until very late in the year.
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Can AT&T Meet iPhone Network Demands?  —  As AT&T struggles to keep up with iPhone-delivered videos and apps, its leadership in the market for smartphone Web access is at stake  —  When AT&T (T) cut the deal that made it the exclusive U.S. distributor of Apple's iPhone …
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Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld:
Antitrust attorney: Microsoft-Yahoo deal won't pass regulatory muster
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Barnes & Noble Lands Irex, Another Would-be Kindle Killer
Discussion: CNET News
Boy Genius Report:
Want Visual Voicemail on your BlackBerry Bold today?
Discussion: I4U News, Engadget Mobile and Gizmodo
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Video: Storm 2's new touchscreen tech explained with mindblowing …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Slate Replaces Newspaper Roundup With News Updates
Discussion: paidContent
 Earlier Items: 
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Fred No Longer King of YouTube; All Hail Nigahiga
Discussion: Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Funded Publishes Ideal First Round Term Sheet
Discussion:, VentureWoods and, Thanks:atul
Financial Times:
Services hold key to Nokia's future
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
The economy changes the course of chip design at Hot Chips conference
Discussion: CNET News and EE Times
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
ISP Friendly BitTorrent Tracker Doubles Download Speeds
Discussion: Pulse2
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Where Yahoo Leaves Google in the Dust
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Beyond Search, Thanks:dtunkelang
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Foreigners Attending US Grad Schools Way Down: Wake Up, Xenophobes
Discussion: Helloform and Texas Startup Blog