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Verizon is set to bring two Google Android based smartphones to the market. The deal was revealed when Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam unveiled a new Motorola phone bundled with Android. The “Sholes,” the phones code-name, is expected to hit stores by the end of the year.

AT&T announced that it will allow voice over Internet protocol applications to run on the 3G network. The move will allow for services like Skype and Vonage, as well as GoogleVoice (if ever approved), to run not only via Wi-Fi connection, but also through the phones regular network. While customers will be able to use VoIP applications to make calls from anywhere they can get a signal, analysts believe the move could put increased stress on AT&T’s already strained network.

CNET is reporting that Viacom may have evidence that YouTube employees may have uploaded copyrighted material to the site. Sources say that emails were found that show that “managers knew and discussed the existence of unauthorized content on the site with employees but chose not to remove the material.” If true, the violation may prove volatile for YouTube, which is currently protected by the DMCA, which notes that networks are not responsible for copyrighted material posted by users.

Monday Night Football’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers was the most viewed cable program in history. The contest, Brett Favre’s first as a Viking competing against his former team and now arch rivals, drew 21,839,000 viewers. The broadcast broke the previous record, a Monday Night Football Game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, by more than 3 million viewers.

The Associated Press is considering charging some users for exclusive news ahead of time. AP CEO Tom Curley noted that the news service may provide sell the content to online news providers up to thirty minutes before it publishes the content itself. Curley said “we stand at an enviable moment where Microsoft and Google have decided to go to war.”

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.



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