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8:45 AM ET, November 20, 2007


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Beltzner / Mozilla Developer News:
Firefox 3 Beta 1 now available for download  —  Please note: We do not recommend that anyone other than developers and testers download the Firefox 3 Beta 1 milestone release.  It is intended for testing purposes only.  —  Firefox 3 Beta 1 is now available for download.
Stephen Shankland / CNET
Mozilla releases Firefox 3 beta 1  —  A few months later than had been planned, Mozilla released on Monday night 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
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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Hardware 2.0
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 …
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.
Mark / dive into mark:
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 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.
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.
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Vodafone blocks iPhone in Germany
Discussion: SMS Text News and Financial Times
Agence France Presse:
Vodafone challenges exclusive German iPhone deal
HATCH, KOHL URGE RIGOROUS FTC REVIEW OF COMPETITION ISSUES IN GOOGLE-DOUBLECLICK DEAL  —  WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Republican Member …
Discussion: The Open Road, WebProNews and Mashable!
Corey Boles /
Senators Urge FTC To Review Google-DoubleClick Deal Closely
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
1GB write-once SanDisk memory cards to cost $5.99?  —  Remember how Sandisk was flirting with read-only, cheap-archival storage based on their new "3D memory' back in February?  Well, it sounds like they're about to commit.  We just received a tip from a SanDisk customer who took a survey about a proposed write-once memory card.
Discussion: Gear Diary
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
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Death Of The Internet Greatly Exaggerated (By Those Who Stand To Benefit)  —  Well, here we go again.  For well over a decade now, someone will come along every few months or so and claim that the internet is about to be overwhelmed by traffic and will collapse.
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
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:
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.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Oculon's Hikari Pro920 might be the world's tiniest projector
Discussion: Tech Blog
Sleek Internet Tablet shows consumers that stylish, portable …
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Gizmodo and Gadgetell
Inside AdSense:
Video units coming to the UK, Ireland and Canada
Michelle Quinn / Los Angeles Times:
HP's sales keep expanding
Discussion: Business Week
Amy-Mae Elliott /
Bluetrek "SENSE" Bluetooth headset announced
Suit on Apple Options Is Dismissed
Discussion: TechCrunch and Cult of Mac
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
VIMBY Shows Off Your 'Hood
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Anti-Piracy Outfit Pirates TorrentFreak
Discussion: Digg
 Earlier Items: 
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET
What are the odds you'll land on a typo-squatting site?
Erica Ogg / CNET
Wal-Mart now giving away Blu-ray movies—with an 80GB PS3
Discussion: Gizmodo and TechSpot News
Erica Ogg / CNET
Notebooks and servers continue to lift HP earnings
Prices  —  It's surreal isn't it?  Is this how you pictured it?
The Morning News:
The Laptop Club  —  When I saw Amy Tiemann's blog post on CNET …
Discussion: Gizmodo, ct2, Boing Boing and Gadget Lab
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
Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Survey: Google search share climbs even higher