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Around the Web 8.14.08: The Google phone, the iPhone and Twittering the twins birth

August 15, 2008 |  8:26 am

Check out the shirt on the guy behind the cellphone user.

-- The Google phone: T-Mobile will be the first carrier of a smartphone based on Google's Android operating system. The phone will be made by HTC and may be available as early as October. NYT

-- Can you hear me: Apple is working to fix reported iPhone 3G reception problems. Business Week

-- Moving on: Nancy Heinen, the former Apple Inc. general counsel, settles with the Securities and Exchange Commission on charges stemming from the backdating of stock options at Apple. LAT

-- Dell's iTunes: Dell is working on its own entertainment distribution site with a former Apple employee taking the lead. Business Week

-- Twittered twins: A man twittered the birth of his twins. Silicon Alley Insider

-- Olympics "it" girl: U.S. gymnast Alicia Sacramone did not win a gold medal but she's become popular on the Internet. Web Scout

-- NBC Olympic blues: The network's strategy to funnel Olympics viewers to prime-time TV hours gave its advertisers something hard to find these days -- a captive audience. Wired

-- A returning son: Google lost Ben Ling to Facebook a year ago. Now he is returning to Google to head up the effort to monetize YouTube. AllThingsD

-- The pre-air season: A month before the fall TV season begins, pilots and other unaired programs can be found on the Internet. Wired

-- Michelle Quinn

Photo: A pedestrian practices the standard talk-and-walk maneuver. The guy behind him sports a shirt with what some might consider a motivational message for wireless carriers. Credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images