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7:30 AM ET, November 20, 2007

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The Future of Reading (A Play in Six Acts)  —  Act I: The act of buying … Jeff Bezos, Open letter to Author's Guild, 2002 … Amazon, Kindle Terms of Service, 2007  —  Act II: The act of giving … Richard Stallman, The Right to Read … Newsweek, The Future of Reading  —  Act III: The act of lending
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.
Joel Johnson / Boing Boing Gadgets:
15 Things I Just Learned About the Amazon Kindle
Bill Ray / The Register:
Firefox version 3 makes beta  —  New features for the brave, or foolhardy  —  Version 3 of Firefox, the alternative web browser of choice, is now available to download for its first beta test.  —  After 27 months of hard work the Gecko 1.9 rendering engine has been integrated …
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Mozilla releases Firefox 3 beta 1  —  A few months later than had been planned, Mozilla on Monday night released the first beta version of an overhauled Firefox, the widely used open-source Web browser.  —  Firefox 3 beta 1 includes a number of significant features that Mozilla said should improve security …
Discussion: ParisLemon and Mashable!
Mozilla:
Firefox 3 Beta 1 Release Notes  —  Firefox 3 Beta 1 is a developer preview release of Mozilla's next generation Firefox browser and is being made available for testing purposes only.  —  These beta releases are targeted to Web developers and our testing community to gain feedback before advancing …
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.
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Vodafone challenges exclusive German iPhone deal
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AppleInsider:
Court orders T-Mobile Germany to sell iPhone without contract
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."
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   Death Of The Internet Greatly Exaggerated (By Those Who Stand To Benefit)
Grant Gross / Macworld:
Study: Internet could run out of capacity in two years
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
Best Buy Black Friday Bonus Doorbusters Announced [Black Friday]  —  Just as we suspected, Best Buy has been holding out on us with the Black Friday Dealios.  Top of the list of these Bonus Doorbuster deals is a notebook, a Toshiba A135-7404 for $229 that will also include a Canon all-in-one printer.
Discussion: PC World
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: broadstuff, Gizmodo and Valleywag
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.
Discussion: The Real McCrea and TechCrunch
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Plaxo: OpenSocial's been the gift that keeps on giving
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone Doesn't Send IMEI Information to Apple [Rumor Smashed]  —  OK, you can take your tinfoil hats off now.  German site Heise Online has tested Hackint0sh user XianLi's claims about the iPhone sending its IMEI to Apple while accessing the web.  According to Heise and other sources, this is not true:
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Viddler's New Tag-Based Advertising System  —  This past Thursday, Viddler launched an advertising system that lets companies and individuals overlay advertisements at variously tagged points within the videos it hosts.  The system is very similar to Google Adwords, except advertisements …
Discussion: Contentinople
Brian Morrissey / Adweek:
MySpace to Move Into Ad-Supported Music  —  NEW YORK MySpace is joining the search for a new business model for the music industry by enlisting the help of advertising.  —  Next March, fans of punk band Pennywise can go to stores to buy the group's ninth album.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Oculon's Hikari Pro920 might be the world's tiniest projector  —  On the lookout for portable projection?  Sure, us too.  That's why we were pleased to see these new Oculon Hikari Pro1440 and Pro920 (pictured) projectors land in our tips box this morning.  The pair can project a 15- or 20-inch display from a distance of just 2-feet.
Discussion: Tech Blog
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Jaiku, Android and Google's Mobile Ads  —  Last month when Google bought Jaiku, people wondered why Google preferred the micro-blogging service to Twitter, which is much more popular.  Jonathan Mulholland thinks that the answer lies in Jaiku's unique ability to combine micro-blogging with user's location.
 
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Wal-Mart now giving away Blu-ray movies—with an 80GB PS3
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"Gamer's Wishes Come True: NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX GPU Comes to Notebooks"
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The Laptop Club  —  When I saw Amy Tiemann's blog post on CNET …
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Microsoft will install Vista SP1 on your PC - if you live in Silicon Valley
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