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3:25 PM 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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Ivar Simensen / MSNBC:
D Telekom to sell iPhone without contract  —  Deutsche Telekom was on Wednesday forced to start selling the iPhone in Germany without obliging customers to sign a mobile phone contract with T-Mobile, following a court injunction brought by Vodafone of the UK.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
T-Mobile Germany Sells $1,478 Unlocked iPhone to Avoid Legal …
Discussion: I4U News
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
T-Mobile forced to sell unlocked iPhones in Germany
Discussion: TechSpot News
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.
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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 …
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook's "Beacon" Infuriate Users, MoveOn  —  Facebook's "social ads" so far appear to be a flop.  Not only was the "once in a hundred years" announcement largely a yawn, the complaints of Facebook users and MoveOn about the primal annoying-ness of "Beacon" are right on the money.
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Fantasy Of The Day: The Kindle Will Save Papers  —  Did you know that in addition to its odd pay-per-blog scheme, Amazon's Kindle also offers readers a chance to pay to read online newspapers?  We haven't spent time talking about it, because it's so clearly a non-starter.
Discussion: HipMojo.com, MobHappy and Searchviews
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Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
The Amazon Kindle and paid content  —  The Amazon Kindle is being marketed as the latest e-book, but I would imagine it will have a tough go of it on that basis.  As Steven Levy observes in Newsweek, what could be a more perfect content-delivery system than the book?
Lester Haines / The Register:
Wii grasses up cheating wife  —  US soldier discovers incriminating 'Mii'  —  A US soldier discovered his missus had been playing away at home after spotting a suspicious "Mii" on his Nintendo Wii, the Evening Standard reports.  —  The man, known only as Tony, returned from a year in Iraq …
Discussion: Ubergizmo
The Boy Genius Report:
AT&T's Black Friday plans revealed  —  We just got the scoop on basically AT&T's biggest sale of the year, and we have to say, it's not too shabby!  How does, I don't know, 50% off phones sound?  It's not every phone, just select phones, and the wonderful prices are after mail-in-rebates and 2-year agreements.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Wii Light Sword brings out the Skywalker in you  —  We knew it was just a matter of time before something like this happened, particularly with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed headed to the Wii next Spring, but it's good to see a lightsaber attachment come early.
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.
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: Insider Chatter and WebProNews
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
MacBook, MacBook Pro owners suffer keyboard freezing with Leopard  —  Some users of Apple's Intel-based portables are reporting that their keyboards are periodically seizing up during use, especially after upgrading to Mac OS X Leopard.  —  Numerous posts in Apple's support forums for the MacBook …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Apple Gazette and Digg
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Memory test - Firefox 2.0.0.9 vs Firefox 3.0 b 1  —  Does Firefox 3.0 beta 1 do a better job of handling memory than earlier versions?  In a test put Firefox 3.0 beta up against Firefox 2.0.0.9 in a series of tests. … OK, with that out of the way, on with the tests.  I simulated three different browsing scenarios:
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Mithund / Veni, Vidi, Velcro:
RTM of Microsoft Math Add-in for Microsoft Office Word 2007
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Market Wire:
Internet Telephony, Minus Internet: JAJAH Eliminates Need …
Melissa J. Perenson / PC World:
Hollywood Launches Legal Digital Copying of DVD Movies
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Let's Focus on Web Innovation Again!
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NOKIA IS THINKING ABOUT IT'S OWN SIDEKICK
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Charlene Li / Groundswell:
Forrester videos on social technologies from Consumer Forum 2007
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Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Lets chat about P2P some more
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Adweek = No Longer Weekly. Time To Ax The Print Edition
Discussion: Adrants and Adweek
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Songs included in Guitar Hero 3 see a dramatic leap in digital sales
Discussion: Coding Horror
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Making Social Connections and Selling Cookies
Edo / Pink Tentacle:
Ladybug robot cleans restrooms
David Berkowitz / Search Insider:
What Facebook Learned from Search
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Google serves up surprise password cracking function
 

 
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