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8:25 AM ET, November 27, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
First Hand Accounts Of Terrorist Attacks In India On Twitter, Flickr  —  Forget CNN, which so far has few details of the ongoing attacks in Mumbai, India that have left at least 80 dead (Update: they're starting to catch up now).  People are giving first hand reports of what they're seeing directly on Twitter.
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Yes, Twitter is a source of journalism  —  Like a lot of other people, I've been following the terrorist attacks in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) throughout the day, using Twitter and blog search and Wikipedia and Flickr and YouTube and pretty much any other tool I can get my hands on.
Discussion: Profy and TechCrunch
David Pogue / New York Times:
No Keyboard?  And You Call This a BlackBerry?  —  Research in Motion (R.I.M.), the company that brought us the BlackBerry, has been on a roll lately.  For a couple of years now, it's delivered a series of gorgeous, functional, supremely reliable smartphones that, to this day, outsell even the much-adored iPhone.
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Dcornish / Connected Data:
Why we develop for the iPhone or “Swing where the ball will be”  —  This is the top story on Techmeme.  —  When the pitcher releases the ball a batter has to decide where they will swing.  If they wait too long the ball will be in the catcher's mitt before they decide.
Discussion: Edible Apple and Gear Diary
Will Park / IntoMobile:
RIM's BlackBerry Storm and NY Times' Pogue don't mix
Discussion: Inquirer
Sachi Izumi / Reuters:
Nokia to cease sales in Japan  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Nokia, the world's biggest cellphone maker, said on Thursday it will stop selling mobile phones in Japan except for its luxury Vertu brand after struggling to expand its presence.  —  Finnish Nokia has previously said it will cut costs ‘decisively’ …
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PC World:
Nokia to Pull out of Japanese Handset Market  —  The world's largest cell phone maker is pulling out of one of the world's biggest cellular markets.  Nokia said on Thursday that it will stop developing handsets for NTT DoCoMo and Softbank Mobile, effectively ending a push that began five years ago …
Henry Blodget / Alley Insider:
Icahn Doubles Down: Buys Another 7 Million Shares of Yahoo!  —  Well, don't accuse Carl Icahn of cutting and running.  After losing $1 billion on his massive Yahoo bet—he bought 69 million shares last spring at about $25—Carl Icahn has (figuratively speaking) doubled down.
Discussion: The Register and paidContent.org
Clint Ecker / Infinite Loop:
First impressions: Apple 24-inch LED Cinema Display  —  As we noted yesterday, Apple's new 24-inch Cinema Display has shipped, and arrived this afternoon.  While we have only had about an hour to test it out so far, we're quite pleased.  It should be noted that this new display …
Discussion: MacBlogz, MacRumors and digg.com
Search Engine Roundtable:
Happy Thanksgiving '08 From The Search Industry  —  We wanted to wish all you American's a Happy Thanksgiving.  As you can see, if you click through to the Search Engine Roundtable, we have a special theme live for the day - it is worth checking out.  In addition, many search search engines …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Is Email = Efail?  —  While I've always practiced reasonable email hygiene, for the last 6 months I've been in near-constant email bankruptcy mode.  This concerns me.  —  Yes, it's partly my fault for being a world champion procrastinator, but I'm not sure it's entirely my fault.
TechCrunch UK:
OpenStreetMap grows, spawns ecosystem  —  This is a guest post by Ed Freyfogle, co-founder of property search engine Nestoria.  —  OpenStreetMap started four years ago in the UK as a project to create a free and editable world map.  What began as a few geogeeks wandering the streets …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Massive botnet returns from the dead, starts spamming  —  Criminals regain control after security firm stops preemptively registering routing domains  —  Computerworld) A big spam-spewing botnet shut down two weeks ago has been resurrected, security researchers said today, and is again under the control of criminals.
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Google Is No Longer Silicon Valley's Legal Defender  —  When Google settled the lawsuit over its book scanning project, we noted with disappointment how this appeared to signal the end of Google's earlier position of fighting certain legal battles on principle.
ATSC:
Standards … ATSC APPROVES MOBILE & HANDHELD CANDIDATE STANDARD  —  ATSC DTV Moves into High Gear with Mobile and Handheld Specifications  —  The Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. (ATSC) has elevated its specification for Mobile Digital Television to Candidate Standard status.
Discussion: mocoNews.net and Engadget Mobile
Danielle Demetriou / Telegraph:
Digital camera with builtin printer launched  —  The world's first digital camera with a built-in printer producing instant photographs has been launched.  —  The 21st century equivalent of the traditional Polaroid, the Xiao digital camera enables users to take photos and edit them before printing them out.
Discussion: PhotographyBLOG and Engadget
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Barack Obama's Change.gov Adds OpenID  —  OpenID has had a lot of big supporters, but this week President Elect Barack Obama's Change.gov added the ability for users to log in using an OpenID account and to post comments to sections of the website using OpenID.
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Lori Drew Not Guilty of Felonies in Landmark Cyberbullying Trial  —  LOS ANGELES — Lori Drew, the 49-year-old woman charged in the first federal cyberbullying case, was cleared of felony computer-hacking charges by a jury Wednesday morning, but convicted of three misdemeanors.
Discussion: Bloomberg, Techdirt and Hack a Day
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Yelp's European Counterpart Qype Continues Global Expansion  —  The German startup community has been notorious for blatant clones of popular sites developed elsewhere (my personal favorite is Freundefeed).  One startup that is sometimes associated with this trend (perhaps unjustly) is Qype …
Benwilson / iPhone Atlas:
iPhone OS 2.2 Problems Run Rampant  —  Users, in droves, continue to report a bevy of issues after the update to iPhone OS 2.2.  Among the most serious and widespread problems: disappearing applications (both Apple's and third-party), loss of WiFi connectivity, loss of 3G or EDGE signal strength and an inability to sync with iTunes.
Discussion: VentureBeat, iPhone Buzz and Appletell
 
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Don Reisinger / Webware.com:
EarthCam preps for live stream of Thanksgiving Day Parade
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Gear Diary
Mike Elgan / Computerworld:
Why you can't trust ‘friends’ on Facebook
Discussion: broadstuff
Alex Pham / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Sony movies trickling into Xbox 360 via Netflix Instant Watch
Erica Sadun / Infinite Loop:
iPhone 2.2 SDK offers undocumented TV-out features
Discussion: AppleInsider
John Boudreau / Mercury News:
Famed Indian film director keeps a foot in Silicon Valley
Chris Matyszczyk / Technically Incorrect:
Microsoft shuts down LeBron James
Discussion: Plain Dealer and Microsoft Pri0
 Earlier Items: 
Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Oh Where, Oh Where Has Autonomy Gone?
William Neuman / New York Times:
Bad News Travels Fast, Courtesy of the M.T.A.
Discussion: Electronista
Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
Apple Macs and Notebooks Remain Hottest Holiday Gift Ideas in 2008
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Twitter kills Canadian SMS updates. Can the U.S. be far behind?
Lauren Weinstein / Lauren Weinstein's Blog:
Sending Secret Messages Via Google's SearchWiki System
Discussion: The Noisy Channel and Slashdot
 

 
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Tom McCarthy / Guardian:
Matt Taibbi returning to Rolling Stone after split from First Look Media

Dylan Byers / Politico:
Sharyl Attkisson releases video of apparent computer hack

 
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