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11:15 AM ET, November 21, 2007

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Reuters:
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.
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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) …
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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.
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
T-Mobile forced to sell unlocked iPhones in Germany  —  T-Mobile Germany announced this morning that it would begin selling iPhones without a contract or a SIM lock that would restrict the device to its network.  Those SIM-unlocked iPhones will be available starting today, in fact, but they won't run cheap.
Discussion: TechSpot News
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: HipMojo.com and WebProNews
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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 …
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Newspaper online ads up
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 News.com, Engadget.com, and PCMag.com.  —  The Apple advertisement features "Mac" and "PC" as played by Justin Long and John Hodgman in a web ad composed of two separate components.
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 …
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:
Unstrung:
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.
Eseries:
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.
Dimitris Meretakis / Official Google Base Blog:
A new bulk upload dashboard  —  Be it products, housing, jobs or vehicles, we want to make it easy for you to upload and manage your content in Base.  A number of useful features are underway, starting with today's release of a new dashboard for bulk uploads.
Discussion: WebProNews
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / eWEEK.com:
GPL Infringement Lawsuits Target Two More Companies  —  Lawsuits allege that Xterasys and High-Gan Antennas failed to honor "source-code transparency."  —  The Software Freedom Law Center has filed two more GPL infringement lawsuits on behalf of an open-source software project.
 
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