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10:35 AM ET, November 21, 2007


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T-Mobile says to sell iPhone without contract  —  FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom's (DTEGn.DE) T-Mobile will allow customers in Germany to buy Apple's (AAPL.O) iPhone without having to sign a T-Mobile contract after rival Vodafone (VOD.L) obtained a court injunction against it.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
T-Mobile Germany Sells $1,478 Unlocked iPhone to Avoid Legal Troubles, Tells Vodafone That They Suck (Updated) [IPhone Wars]  —  Responding to Vodafone's whining and legal action about the iPhone in Germany, T-Mobile has published a press release that basically tells Vodafone to TFSU …
Discussion: I4U News
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
T-Mobile responds to Vodafone iPhone injunction: $1,500 unlocked iPhones  —  T-Mobile just issued a press release in response to Vodafone's efforts to unravel the iPhone exclusive offering in Germany.  In the statement, T-Mobile claims that they will appeal the ruling (they have two weeks to do so) …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and O'Grady's PowerPage
Victoria Shannon / New York Times:
IPhone Must Be Offered Without Contract Restrictions, German Court Rules  —  Last month, French law forced Apple to promise that consumers could buy a version of its iPhone in this country without having to be locked into a long-term contract with Orange, the only mobile phone operator offering the new device.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Newspaper Ads Tank Again, Industry Shrinking Fast  —  Newspaper ads got crushed again in Q3: Down 7.4% year over year.  Online revenue is growing, but isn't offsetting the declines in print revenue.  Alan Mutter, the dean of newspaper analysis, says the quarterly decline doesn't even begin …
Discussion: and WebProNews
Newspaper Association of America:
ONLINE NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING GROWTH CONTINUES — JUMPS 21 PERCENT IN THIRD QUARTER  —  Increased spending on newspaper Web sites boosts online share to more than seven percent of all newspaper ad dollars  —  Arlington, Va. - Advertising expenditures for newspaper Web sites increased …
Newspaper online ads up
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:   Newspaper Ad Sales Up Online, Down in Print
Arn / MacRumors:
'Don't Give Up on Vista' Web Ad  —  Several readers have noted a new web-only advertisement from Apple that has appeared on a number of sites, including,, and  —  The Apple advertisement features "Mac" and "PC" as played by Justin Long and John Hodgman in a web ad composed of two separate components.
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
An Open Letter to Comcast and Every cable/Telco on P2P - updated  —  I'm not a Comcast customer.  I happen to get service from Verizon, ATT and Time Warner at various locations where I pay for internet service.  —  If I was a Comcast customer, I would tell them, as I am now telling all the services I am a customer of:
John Leyden / The Register:
Google serves up surprise password cracking function  —  A Cambridge University researcher successfully used Google to unearth a password used by an attacker to compromise its security blog.  —  The attacker created an account in Wordpress when he attacked the Light the Blue Touch Paper blog …
Nokia Sports Tracker Beta - New Online Service  —  Wow - I am very, very impressed!  I have just taken Nokia Sports Tracker Beta for a quick spin and this new service, functionality and strategic direction has left me speechless.  —  Let's start with a recap.  Nokia Sports Tracker was released in March this year.
Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
Latest target of MoveOn: Facebook  —  The advocacy group says the site's ad system violates users' privacy.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Liberal advocacy group launched a campaign Tuesday on Facebook against Facebook, raising privacy concerns for users of the fast-growing social network.
Kent German / CNET
Verizon's new Samsung FlipShot  —  Heads up everyone, Samsung has announced another new cell phone.  I know that a shocker, it's not as if the company has announced any other new models in this short holiday week, but try to contain your your surprise.  The new Samsung Flipshot, aka the SCH-U900 …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Tim Lee / Techdirt:
Google Maps Should Push The Wikipedia Analogy Further  —  Google comes out with a seemingly unending stream of little enhancements to its stable of excellent online properties.  One of the more exciting additions to come along in a while is the fact that users of Google Maps will now be able to move the markers on Google Maps.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET
Google Maps gets user-generated markers
Discussion: TechSpot News
RIM's Touching New BlackBerry Plans  —  Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM - message board; Toronto: RIM) is said to be preparing a whole new "9000-series" operating system and device platform to take on Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL - message board), Google (Nasdaq: GOOG - message board), and others in 2008.
Join the Firefox Testday - Friday, 23.  November !  —  November, 2007!  —  We will test the upcoming Firefox with Release Candidate Builds on this test day.  You find the RC1 Builds for download here !  —  The event will run Friday, November 23, 2007, from 7am - 5pm PST
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