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9:45 AM 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 …
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 …
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 flaghship.
Discussion: Symbian-Guru.com and Engadget
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Nokia Joins the Do-It-All Push  —  New Smartphone Will Offer a Touch Screen, Fast Internet Access and Customized Features; Maps Show Landmarks in 3-D  —  Nokia Corp. unveiled an ambitious new smartphone with a touch-sensitive screen, a slide-out full keyboard, and access to a range …
Discussion: Alley Insider
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 …
Discussion: Liliputing and GottaBeMobile.com
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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
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Apple: Mac users should run multiple anti-virus  —  One of Apple's better Mac vs PC ads features a strong message that Windows computers are a magnet for viruses (malware) but Macs are automatically protected.  As PC “ah-choos” his way through an infection, Mac offers a tissue and smugly infers …
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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 …
Leahculver / The Pownce Blog:
Goodbye Pownce, Hello Six Apart  —  We have some very big news today at Pownce.  We will be closing the service and Mike and I, along with the Pownce technology, have joined Six Apart, the company behind such great blogging software as Movable Type, TypePad and Vox.
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Six Apart acquires and shuts down Pownce
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Sydney Morning Herald:
Take note PayPal, cashing in on a legend is ‘degrading’  —  The PayPal ad with the modified $50 note featuring David Unaipon as seen on the side of a bus.  —  Asher Moses  —  The family of the Aboriginal inventor and writer pictured on the $50 note have called on PayPal to pull down its …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Google's New Open Stack Expanding - Sans Facebook, Microsoft  —  A couple of weeks ago we celebrated the first birthday of Google's OpenSocial project, an open API framework for social networks and websites.  Google's OpenSocial Blog recently presented some statistics, including that OpenSocial …
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Microsoft's C# to converse with dynamic languages  —  COM recycled  —  The next version of Microsoft's C# will see interoperability between languages for the enterprise and web, and with Microsoft's legacy COM architecture.  —  C# 4.0, expected with the next version of Visual Studio …
Microsoft:
Xbox 360 Registers Biggest Black Friday in Its History  —  Xbox 360 consoles and games sell at record levels; outsells PlayStation 3 by three-to-one ratio.  —  Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system kicked off the holidays with record-breaking console sales …
Leslie Cauley / USA Today:
FCC to vote on free broadband Internet across USA  —  Free broadband for America has inched closer to reality: The plan, after two years of debate, is finally on the calendar for a full vote by the Federal Communications Commission.  —  Assuming the plan is approved at the FCC's Dec. 18 meeting …
Discussion: ChannelWeb and Hear 2.0
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel, Hitachi to develop solid-state drives  —  Intel will target solid-state drives for server computers in a tie up with Hitachi that was announced Monday night.  —  Intel and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) said they will “jointly develop and deliver” Serial Attached SCSI …
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
High-quality unboxing photos of Apple's LED Cinema Display  —  Apple's first LED-backlit and DisplayPort-based desktop monitor has arrived at AppleInsider; we now have high-quality photos as well as some early impressions.  —  The new 24-inch screen will seem instantly familiar to anyone who's used …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Engadget
Palm:
Palm Reports Preliminary Q2 FY09 Results  —  Palm Implements Programs To Reduce Operating Expenses by 20% by Q4 FY09  —  Palm, Inc. (NASDAQ:PALM) today reported preliminary results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2009, which ended Nov. 28, 2008.  —  The company announced that it expects …
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life blog:
Twitter - the Mumbai myths  —  It has quickly become the received wisdom amongst new and old media commentators - Twitter came of age last week during the Mumbai terror attacks.  It is true that the micro-blogging service did provide vast amounts of information, at breakneck speed …
 
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