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12:00 PM 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
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.
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) …
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
T-Mobile forced to sell unlocked iPhones in Germany
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: 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
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.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Apple Gets Creative With Mac Ads
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.
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
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Adweek = No Longer Weekly.  Time To Ax The Print Edition  —  Another business pub is cutting back its print publication schedule and "expanding its digital offering."  This time it's AdWeek, an unfortunate name for a publication that is no longer a weekly.
Discussion: Adrants and Adweek
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 …
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.
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:
Google Earth Blog:
KFC Logo Stunt Now in Google Earth  —  Since Google Earth has come out, many companies have considered painting their logos on roofs or doing some kind of publicity stunt where you could see their logo from above.  However, the challenge is that you don't know when the photo might make it into Google's imagery database.
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Making Social Connections and Selling Cookies  —  FOR decades, Nabisco has sold cookies called Social Tea and crackers called Sociables.  Now a competitor, Pepperidge Farm, is going all social, too, by entering the increasingly popular field known as social media with a Web site devoted to social networking.
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