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7:05 PM ET, November 21, 2007

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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Kindle sells out in 5.5 hours  —  Amazon isn't disclosing how many Kindles it actually had ready to go, but apparently the idea of a tiny e-book reader with free EV-DO and the visual flair of an Apple IIc hit home for quite a few people, because they sold out in just five and a half hours.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and Slashdot
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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.
Saul Hansell / Bits:
In Defense of the Kindle  —  A lot of people are writing off …
Discussion: Valleywag and Lost Remote
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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BBC:
T-Mobile to open up iPhone sales  —  T-Mobile is to start allowing German customers to buy Apple's iPhone without a contract to its network, as it moves to comply with a court injunction.  —  Its announcement comes after rival Vodafone went to a German count to challenge T-Mobile's exclusive tie-up with the iPhone in Germany.
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Ivar Simensen / MSNBC:
D Telekom to sell iPhone without contract
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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Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Songs included in Guitar Hero 3 see a dramatic leap in digital sales  —  Playing music on plastic guitars is big business.  Guitar Hero 3 has become quite the runaway hit at retail, and with Rock Band now released, we have two big-name rhythm games on the market.
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Guitar Hero is playing our song
Discussion: Billboard.Biz
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Feedster Quietly Dies... So Which Blog Search Engine Do You Use?  —  Blog search engine Feedster has had the following notice on its frontpage for at least a few weeks now:  —  There is no sign of life on the site and the Feedster blog has already been killed off (the big 404 in the sky).
Discussion: Mike Rowehl
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Where in the world is Ray Ozzie?  —  Ray Ozzie is Microsoft's chief software architect-that's Bill Gates' old job.  He is charged with building a bidirectional bridge between Microsoft's lucrative rich-client past and its cloud-computing future.  —  Ozzie, who joined Microsoft in March of 2005, is keeping a low profile lately.
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 …
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 and broadstuff
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.
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.
Search Engine Watch:
How to Integrate PPC and Display Advertising  —  Large brands can benefit from adjusting their online advertising spending on a cyclical basis between display advertising — designed to build impressions and awareness — and PPC (define) campaigns that focus on conversion and ROI (define).
Discussion: Ramblings About SEO
Renee Boucher Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
TomorrowNow Shuts Down Customer Support Program  —  The beleaguered SAP subsidiary is creating a new program, but clients without an interim plan may lose service.  —  Embattled SAP subsidiary TomorrowNow is ending its current customer support program as of Nov. 21, a move that could mean …
Discussion: Webware.com
Computerworld:
Alleged Cisco hacker convicted in Sweden, bewails fate  —  19-year-old admits he built the tools but says he didn't crack the boxes  —  Linus Larsson Today's Top Stories or Other Security Stories  —  A 19-year-old from Uppsala, Sweden, has been found guilty on seven counts …
 
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Hands-on with Optimus Maximus (at last!)
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Patrick Goldstein / Los Angeles Times:
Come on, writers, script your futures
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Asus' Eee PC 4G Surf now available to order
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
GPS Letter Logger promises to keep tabs on mail
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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
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RTM of Microsoft Math Add-in for Microsoft Office Word 2007
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