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10:45 AM ET, August 24, 2009

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Nokia:
Nokia Booklet 3G brings all day mobility to the PC world  —  Espoo, Finland - After more than 25 years as a pioneer and leader in the mobile industry, Nokia will bring its rich mobility heritage and knowledge to the PC world with the new, Windows based, Nokia Booklet 3G.
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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
Mike / Nokia Conversations:
Nokia Booklet 3G mini laptop unveiled  —  GLOBAL - Nokia has just whipped the dust sheet off the Nokia Booklet 3G.  A brand new breed of portable device for Nokia, this mini laptop PC sees the company step foot on freshly cut turf, and we're a little dumb-struck with excitement at the prospect …
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
Nokia joins the netbook race with the Booklet 3G: 10 inches …
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?
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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
Todd Wilder / Apple:
Apple to Ship Mac OS X Snow Leopard on August 28  —  Apple® today announced that Mac OS® X v10.6 Snow Leopard™ will go on sale Friday, August 28 at Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers, and that Apple's online store is now accepting pre-orders.
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Dan Moren / Macworld:
Apple to release Snow Leopard on August 28
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, InfoWorld and Mashable!
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
It's Here! Pre-order Mac OS X Snow Leopard Right Now
Discussion: Softpedia News and CrunchGear
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Facebook's Zuckerberg Plans to Increase Staff 50% Amid Engineer Surplus  —  Aug. 24 (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. plans to expand its staff by as much as 50 percent this year as it benefits from a surplus of engineers amid the recession, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said.
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 …
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
TweetPhoto iPhone App Rejected Because Logo Resembles Polaroid Shot
Discussion: IntoMobile
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
(500) Days Of Apple And Google
Discussion: Electricpig.co.uk and Tech Beat
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 …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and TechVi
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George Rush / NY Daily News:
Outed blogger Rosemary Port blames model Liskula Cohen for ‘skank’ stink  —  Sorry seems to be the hardest word for the blogger who anonymously scorned a model as a “ho” and a “skank,” igniting a legal and media maelstrom.  —  Speaking out for the first time since a court order forced Google …
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.
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:   5 Ways Sentiment Analysis is Ramping Up in 2009
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Barnes & Noble Lands Irex, Another Would-be Kindle Killer  —  Here's another company choosing a side in the coming e-book war: Irex Technologies, a Dutch company that plans on selling a Kindle-like reader in the U.S. this fall, has allied itself with Barnes & Noble's online bookstore.
Discussion: CNET News, TeleRead and Gearlog
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.
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.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Virtual Gaming Marketplace Live Gamer Acquires Twofish To Boost Micropayments Platform  —  Live Gamer, a online marketplace for players to trade and buy video game virtual goods, has acquired microtransaction platform Twofish, in an effort to boost its virtual economy.  The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Discussion: Inside Social Games
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Tameka Kee / paidContent:
Live Gamer's Buying Spree Continues: Acquires Twofish
Discussion: VentureBeat
 
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