iPhone: North To Alaska (Communications)

Apple signs up two five more regional iPhone partners.
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Don't Like Fast Web Connections? Get Yourself to Alaska.

The Web there works well enough for Sarah Palin, but a big swath of the state is still on “narrowband”. And if you’ve got a need for speed? Get thee to Wilmington.

Digital's Deadliest Catch, Part Two: The MicroHoo Search Transition Team's Nelson and Morrissey Speak!

Yesterday, BoomTown posted Part One of an interview with Microsoft’s Greg Nelson and Yahoo’s Mark Morrissey. They are in charge of a two-year effort to coordinate a massive search and online advertising partnership, the result of a deal the companies struck last year. Here’s the second part of the hour-long chat we had.

Palin Nears One Million Facebook Fans, While Lagging on Twitter

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is certainly giving her Facebook fan page a workout this week, as she nears one million fans. Using the site to flack her new book, “Going Rogue,” which comes out officially today, it got a big boost from her interview today with Oprah Winfrey, clocking in at close to 995,000 fans last night. In comparison, her Twitter page was as empty of followers as the great outdoors.
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Is Sarah Palin Back on Twitter?

Has Sarah Palin rejoined the Twittering masses after nearly three weeks of silence? According to CNN, she’s back, picking up the name “SarahPalinUSA.” The former Alaska governor stopped using her previous account, AKGovSarahPalin, on July 26, her last day in office. Her farewell tweet: “Last state twitter. Thank you Alaska! I love you. God bless Alaska. God bless the U.S.A.”
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For State, Local Office Seekers, Web Ads Present Potential Pitfalls

An online twist in a hotly contested race for mayor of St. Petersburg, Fla., could signal trouble for local politicians advertising on popular Web sites like Google, Facebook and Twitter.

Viral Video: "Rocket Man" Shatner Channels "Maverick" Palin (Watch Out, Tina Fey!)

In a genius pairing of subject and artist, here is the best online viral video this week from Conan O’Brien’s “Tonight Show,” featuring actor William Shatner reciting outgoing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s recent farewell speech verbatim. You simply can’t make this stuff up.
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Sarah Palin Is a Hit for Vanity Fair. But She’s No Jessica Simpson–Or Miley Cyrus!

Vanity Fair’s prescient decision to put all of Todd Purdum’s Sarah Palin profile on the Web last week paid off big on Friday. But it would have done even better had the story featured a slideshow with photographs of attractive young women.
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How Not to Save Newspapers: A Facebook Event

Everything about “National Buy A Newspaper Day” makes me sad. Except for the passion of the 24-year-old newspaper reporter from Fairbanks, Alaska, who is organizing it.

Happy Thanksgiving From ATD

Sarah Palin's Dead Turkey Interview

John McCain Scores on QVC, Oops, SNL

Boybama: Bizarrely Addictive

Sarah Palin and the Viral Web

GOP's Newest Platform: Techno-Ignorance

GOP’s Newest Platform: Techno-Ignorance

Serves You Right for Using Yahoo Mail …