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12:25 AM ET, November 20, 2007

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Nick / Rough Type:
The Luddite dream of Jeff Bezos  —  Writes Jeff Bezos today, on the Amazon.com 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, GracefulFlavor and Anil Dash
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
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.
Amazon.com:
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  —  Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today introduced Amazon Kindle …
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.
Rafe Needleman / Crave: The gadget blog:
Become a Kindle author
Discussion: Webware.com
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.
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Vista SP1 a Performance Dud
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Microsoft will install Vista SP1 on your PC - if you live in Silicon Valley
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.
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
And you will know us by the trail of our IMEI number
Discussion: VentureBeat
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: Nemertes Research and IP Democracy
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   Death Of The Internet Greatly Exaggerated (By Those Who Stand To Benefit)
John / Plaxo's Personal Card:
Early Pulse Results: "Open" is Good for Business  —  When we launched the beta of Pulse in August, we made a strategic bet — that the market was ripe for an "open social network" (rather than yet another "walled garden").  —  The idea was that we could play a role in the emergence of a social web that was as open as the web itself.
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Plaxo: OpenSocial's been the gift that keeps on giving
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Wal-Mart now giving away Blu-ray movies—with an 80GB PS3  —  If you thought you could escape this Blu-ray and HD DVD format back-and-forth nonsense, well, you were wrong.  It's actually just beginning!  This holiday season, both sides in the next-generation DVD battle are continuing to ratchet up the pressure on you lucky consumers.
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Help me push this post up Techmeme  —  That headline is meant as a joke, by the way.  But like many jokes, it has some truth at the center of it.  Do I like to see my posts linked to on Techmeme?  Sure I do — and I get the sense that Fred Wilson does too, even though he's a fantastically rich …
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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: Valleywag and Gizmodo
The Morning News:
The Laptop Club  —  When I saw Amy Tiemann's blog post on CNET two months ago about a children's "laptop club," I asked her to send me some samples.  Many permission slips later, a package arrived in the mail bursting with construction paper—a wonderfully crafty collection of laptops designed …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Boing Boing, ct2 and Gadget Lab
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Notebooks and servers continue to lift HP earnings  —  Emerging nations are buying notebooks by the bundle, and HP is reaping the benefits.  —  HP reported its fourth quarter earnings Monday, and revenues were up across its business units, but the PC business was again the star.
Discussion: Big Tech and deal architect
CNN:
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.
AnandTech:
Prices  —  It's surreal isn't it?  Is this how you pictured it?  With forty-three days left in the year, AMD is finally letting us publish benchmarks of its long awaited Phenom microprocessor.  The successor to K8, AMD's most successful micro-architecture to date, and the cornerstone …
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!
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.
 
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Rick Allen / NVIDIA Press Room:
"Gamer's Wishes Come True: NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX GPU Comes to Notebooks"
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TomorrowNow CEO resigns; SAP might sell unit
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
More specs of Dell's Latitude XT tablet PC
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Piper Jaffray places emphasis on Apple shares ahead of Macworld
Bill Ray / The Register:
iPhone to get 3G in May 2008  —  Apple is asking for 30 per cent …
Guardian:
Ministry bans Wikipedia editing
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