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12:25 PM ET, December 2, 2008

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Nokia:
Desktop.  Laptop.  Pocket: The era of the personal Internet dawns with the Nokia N97  —  Tilting touch display, QWERTY keyboard and personalized home screen - a true mobile computer  —  Barcelona, Spain - Nokia today unveiled the Nokia N97, the world's most advanced mobile computer …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia unveils flagship N97 phone [update: video!]  —  Details are in, Nokia has a new flagship phone.  The N97 packs a 3.5-inch, 640 x 360 pixel (that's a 16:9 aspect ratio) resistive touchscreen display with tactile feedback and QWERTY keyboard into this sliding communicator with an …
John Mahoney / Gizmodo:
Nokia N97 Unveiled, The First High-End N-Series Touch Phone  —  It's been a long time coming, but after dabbling with touch on the midrange 5800, Nokia has finally brought a touchscreen to an S60 “N-Series” smartphone, the N97.  Take a look at our hands-on impressions and the complete rundown on Nokia's new flagship.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Nokia N97: the ultimate Facebook device  —  UPDATE: here's a short video of the N97 in action last night at dinner.  —  I have a second video that shows the photo viewing, which looks a lot like how the iPhone does it.  —  Nokia just announced the N97.  I got a chance to play with it last night …
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Nokia Joins the Do-It-All Push
Discussion: Alley Insider
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Nokia takes on rivals with N97 touch-screen phone
Discussion: TheNextWeb.com
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Netbooks Dominate Cyber Monday on Amazon  —  Netbooks dominated the Computers & PC hardware bestsellers list on Amazon.com on Cyber Monday in the U.S., the biggest online shopping day of the year.  —  The mini-laptops, with 7-inch to 10-inch screens, are popular because they're about half …
Google Mac Blog:
Google Calendar now supports Apple iCal  —  The Google Calendar team is proud to announce the public release of our support for the CalDAV protocol.  You can now use Apple iCal with your Google Calendar, so you can work even when you're offline, sync almost instantly, respond to invitations …
James Yum / Gmail Blog:
Gmail on your Desktop  —  On the Google Desktop gadgets team, we've seen countless requests for a Gmail gadget over the years.  That gadget is finally here, so if you've got Google Desktop for Windows, give it a try.  —  You'll see that it covers the basics such as reading, searching, and sending messages.
Business Week:
Michael Wolff's Calm, Reasoned Analysis Of MySpace, And The “Cretins” That Flock To It  —  Part of writing my latest column required interviewing Michael Wolff, a friend and the author of the new Rupert Murdoch bio “The Man Who Owns The News.”  After some negotiation, the interview took the form of a lengthy discussion-cum-argument.
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Henry Blodget / Alley Insider:
Michael Wolff: MySpace And Its Braindead Users Are Going To Zero
Discussion: CNET News
Gina Bianchini / Ning Blog:
The End of the Red Light District  —  As individuals and as a service, we stand for the freedom to create your own social networks for anything.  We believe that people should be able to set their own social norms and Ning, as a broad-based service, is designed to respect many different perspectives …
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Apple: Mac Users Should Get Antivirus Software  —  In a notable shift, Apple is now recommending that Mac users install anti-virus software to help users secure their systems.  —  In a technical note quietly published to its support site on Nov. 21, Apple issued the following advice:
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BBC:
Facebook rolls out site browser  —  Facebook has thrown the switch on a system that lets users browse other sites via the networking portal.  —  Called Connect, the system lets Facebook members use their login credentials to access other websites.  —  The system also gives feedback …
Discussion: MarketingVOX
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
Windows market share drops to 15-year low  —  Chicago (IL) - Earlier today, we reported that Microsoft's Internet Explorer has dropped below 70% for the first time nearly nine years.  Even worse, market research firm Net Applications now estimates Microsoft's Windows market share at less than 90% …
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple finally taking orders for new in-ear headphones  —  Apple this week began accepting orders for a pair of new headphone options designed for iPods, nearly three months after the accessories were first announced at a September media event.  —  The Apple online store is now reflecting availability …
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage
Jeff Widman / TechCrunchIT:
Blurring the functional line-Zoho CloudSQL merges on-site and on-cloud  —  This morning, Zoho announced the release of their CloudSQL middleware technology-a powerful pipeline between on-site applications and the cloud.  —  While consumers found the switch to cloud computing relatively simple …
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Asustek to replace Atom with Celeron in Eee Box to boost sales  —  While its nettop products have not sold as well as expected since debuting four months ago, Asustek is introducing a Celeron version of the Eee Box priced at NT$7,988 (US$240) in order to increase shipments for this year, according to market sources.
William Slawski / SEO by the Sea:
Domain Collapsing, Indented Pages, and Search Results  —  Search engines have transformed the way that we locate information and learn about the world around us.  When we type a term into a search box, we are presented with pages of search results that bring a wealth of information to our fingertips.
InfoWorld:
SpringSource fits Tomcat server for enterprises  —  SpringSource, maker of the popular open-source Spring Framework for Java, on Tuesday will reveal an enterprise-class Web application server based on the open-source Apache Tomcat server, the company said.  —  The SpringSource tc Server …
Discussion: Open Source
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunchIT:
Not even close  —  Pownce is dead.  So what.  Micromessaging has always been about the next phase beyond email, and oh so not about competition between micromessaging vendors.  Twitter is the Kleenex of the space and has survived its most difficult phase.  There is no competition for Twitter, not even close.
Discussion: Twitterrati
Nokia:
The Nokia Maps story unfolds with new integrated web services and other upgrades  —  New version with Ovi integration offers 3D landmarks and other enhancements including online planning on the web  —  Barcelona, Spain - Nokia has released the latest version of its award-winning mobile mapping …
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Why Amazon Doesn't Need Kindle 2.0  —  The e-commerce giant's next e-reader won't be a game-changer.  But it will keep killing the competition.  —  Digital bibliophiles may have hoped Amazon would offer up a new e-reader before the holidays.  But they haven't let their disappointment …
Discussion: TeleRead
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
MySpace helps develop OpenID extension for Flock  —  There's a new OpenID extension for “social browser” Flock, and it was created with the help of password management service Vidoop and News Corp.-owned social network MySpace.  —  It's now available for download for all Flock users who have upgraded to Flock 2.0.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Google: Could They Have Two Down Rev Years Ahead?  —  Here's a scary thought for Google (GOOG) shareholders: What if the company's revenues were to shrink in 2009 - and then shrink again in 2010?  —  That's the unpleasant scenario that Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry laid out in a research note today.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Between the Lines
 
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