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11:25 PM ET, November 19, 2007


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Nick / Rough Type:
The Luddite dream of Jeff Bezos  —  Writes Jeff Bezos today, on the home page: … It's this decidedly old-fashioned experience - this pre-Web experience - that Bezos says he sought to replicate with Kindle, Amazon's pricey new ebook.  No reading-by-committee.  No the-crowd-is-the-author rigmarole.
Discussion: ct2, Techdirt and Anil Dash
Introducing Amazon Kindle  —  Revolutionary Portable Reader Lets Customers Wirelessly Download Books in Less Than a Minute and Automatically Receive Newspapers, Magazines and Blogs  —  No PC Required, No Hunting for Wi-Fi Hot Spots  — (NASDAQ:AMZN) today introduced Amazon Kindle …
Joseph Weisenthal /
First Look: Amazon's Kindle Reader: The Gap Between Description and The Device  —  After today's festivities concluded, I eventually got a chance to sit down and play with Amazon's (NSDQ: AMZN) Kindle.  The first thing to note is that the screen isn't like reading actual paper.
Joel Johnson / Boing Boing Gadgets:
15 Things I Just Learned About the Amazon Kindle  —  • Its eBooks have DRM (filetype: .AZW), but it supports unprotected Mobipocket books (.MOBI, .PRC), .TXT files, HTML, and Word.  Some files can be transferred over USB, while others have to be emailed to the special per-device Kindle email.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Liveblogging the Amazon Kindle E-Reader Show with Jeff Bezos  —  Amazon has summoned the NY press and blogger corp to the W Hotel on Union Square to watch Jeff Bezos unveil it electronic book reader, the Kindle.  We'll see if there is anything left to learn.
Rafe Needleman / Crave: The gadget blog:
Become a Kindle author
Denise Dubie / Computerworld UK:
Microsoft struggling to convince about Vista  —  Another survey highlights business concern about migration  —  The majority of IT professionals worry that migrating to Windows Vista will make their networks less stable and more complex, according to a new survey.
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Microsoft will install Vista SP1 on your PC - if you live in Silicon Valley
Vista SP1 a Performance Dud
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Windows Vista: The 'Eh' Starts Now
Discussion: CNET, ZDNet and MSNBC
Karl / DSLreports:
The Internet Ends in 2010 - Unless you give AT&T what they want  —  More warnings of a looming bandwidth apocalypse, this time from USAToday, who insists that the Internet "will start to seem pokey as early as 2010, as use of interactive and video-intensive services overwhelms local cable, phone and wireless Internet providers."
Discussion: IP Democracy and Nemertes Research
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   Death Of The Internet Greatly Exaggerated (By Those Who Stand To Benefit)
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Creating a maintainable and thriving web  —  I knew the day would come when users would wake up and realize that centralizing stuff is not good for the Internet.  Today two signs that things are sorting themselves out.  —  1. Steve Rubel writes about the danger of routing all our URLs through TinyUrl.
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Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Update: Wal-Mart's Saturday "Secret Sale" to Feature 80GB PS3 with 15 Free Movies  —  Wal-Mart to give customers 10 free Blu-ray movies instantly; five more come via MIR  —  If you thought that Wal-Mart and Best Buy's $98 Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD player was the last outrageous next generation format promotion …
Discussion: TechSpot News
Erica Ogg / Crave: The gadget blog:
Wal-Mart now giving away Blu-ray movies—with an 80GB PS3
Discussion: Gizmodo
Dan / UNEASYsilence:
EXCLUSIVE: Apple Secretly Tracking iPhone IMEI and Usage (with proof)  —  As I sit here applying a new layer of Reynolds tin foil to my international hat of conspiracy, its been proven that Apple tracks iPhone usage and tracks IEMI numbers of all their iPhones worldwide.
Chris Kanaracus / InfoWorld:
TomorrowNow CEO resigns; SAP might sell unit  —  San Francisco - SAP said Monday that the CEO and other top executives of its TomorrowNow subsidiary have resigned and that the enterprise software maker may sell the business.  —  TomorrowNow's CEO, Andrew Nelson, and his core team will step …
Discussion: and Computerworld
Jemima Kiss / PDA:
Rumoursville: Google sniffing round Skype  —  It's been a while since the last juicy web business rumour, so this will do nicely.  —  Currently in favour around London's webbist community is the rumour that Google has been in negotiations to buy Skype, the web telephony firm, from eBay.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
GPhone Pics!  Open-Source 'Bug' Can Run Android  —  Bug Labs founder Peter Semmelhack just gave us a peek at his company's prototype "open-source" mobile gadget, which should go on sale next month.  The "Bug" is essentially a Lego kit for geeks: A base unit can connect to modules like LCD touchscreens …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Valleywag
Rick Allen / NVIDIA Press Room:
"Gamer's Wishes Come True: NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX GPU Comes to Notebooks"  —  World's Fastest Notebook GPU Brings DirectX 10 HD Gaming to Mobile Gamers  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  —  This holiday season a new era of PC games, featuring advanced new graphics effects, will immerse gamers in cinematic realism like never before.
Discussion: Engadget, Crave, Gizmodo and The Tech Report
Vodafone Gets Restraining Order On T-Mobile's iPhone Sales  —  DUESSELDORF -(Dow Jones)- The German unit of Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) has obtained a restraining order against Deutsche Telekom AG's (DT) T-Mobile unit prohibiting the German telecommunications giant from selling Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) iPhone in Germany.
Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Survey: Google search share climbs even higher  —  Google's stock price wasn't the only thing climbing last month.  The search giant's share of the U.S. Internet search market grew to more than 64 percent in October, from 61 percent a year earlier, according to results released by Hitwise today.
Seth LaForge / Google LatLong:
Think globally, mark locally  —  The last time I threw a party, I used the My Maps feature of Google Maps to tell my friends exactly how to find my house.  But if they'd just searched Maps on their own for my address and had gone to the marker location, they would have been partying in the middle of the street!
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
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John / Plaxo's Personal Card:
Early Pulse Results: "Open" is Good for Business
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Piper Jaffray places emphasis on Apple shares ahead of Macworld
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Now let us praise the humble, jetless Google founders
Discussion: Valleywag
Bill Ray / The Register:
iPhone to get 3G in May 2008  —  Apple is asking for 30 per cent …
Ministry bans Wikipedia editing
Discussion: Techdirt
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
TinyURL Outage Illustrates the Service's Risks