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4:45 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 …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Nokia N97: the ultimate Facebook device
Robert Andrews / mocoNews.net:
Nokia World Notes: ‘We Will Coordinate The World’; Challenges To Google, Apple
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:   Hands on with Nokia's iPhone killer
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Former AOL Chief Seeks Funds for Yahoo Deal  —  Former AOL Chief Executive Jonathan Miller is trying to raise money to purchase a portion or all of Yahoo Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.  —  Mr. Miller has been talking to private equity investors and sovereign wealth funds …
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Ex AOL CEO Miller Reportedly Raising Funds To Bid For Yahoo; But Could Be For His Own Fund  —  Jon Miller, former CEO of AOL and now one of the founders of VC firm Velocity, and Ross Levinsohn are in the process of raising funds to try to buy Yahoo, reports the WSJ, citing sources.
Discussion: AdAge and Computerworld
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Windows Live Rolls Out Its New Social Network Hub, Boosts SkyDrive/Photo Storage to 25 GB  —  Today, Microsoft is rolling out some of the sweeping changes to Windows Live it announced two weeks ago.  Windows Live seems to be gradually replacing MSN as Microsoft's central hub for everything you do on the Web.
Discussion: InfoWorld and Technologizer
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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.
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 …
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 …
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% …
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Oliver Garnham / PC Advisor:
Microsoft Windows market share slashed by Apple
Discussion: Homotron.net
Electronista:
iPhone soars to 16.6% of smartphone market  —  The iPhone is now not only the second most popular smartphone in the world but has saved the smartphone industry from a decline this past summer, according to a research note by Needham analyst Charlie Wolf.  Apple's handset has represented …
Discussion: Digital Daily, MacBlogz and UberPhones
YouTube Blog:
A YouTube for All of Us  —  As a community, we have come to count on each other to be entertained, challenged, and moved by what we watch and share on YouTube.  We've been thinking a lot lately about how to make the collective YouTube experience even better, particularly on our most visited pages.
Spencer E. Ante / Business Week:
Digg: Not for Sale  —  The news aggregation site's CEO, Jay Adelson, spelled out Digg's drive for profitability  —  Over the last few years, Digg has become Silicon Valley's version of the boy who cried wolf.  Like the child who warned local villagers that a wolf was about to attack his flock of sheep …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Nokia upgrades mapping and messaging services  —  Nokia has released new versions of its mapping and navigation service along with a new messaging service in an effort to build out its mobile services.  —  The upgraded Nokia Maps offers new features, such as high-resolution aerial images and 3D landmarks.
Discussion: IntoMobile, Nokia and Nokia
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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 …
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 …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Songbird Takes Flight With 1.0 Release  —  Songbird, the open-source, media focused web browser, has launched its 1.0 milestone release to the public.  The browser, which we've covered extensively since it was first announced back in 2005, offers a number of features that make it an appealing alternative …
Discussion: Download Squad and Ars Technica
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.
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.
Mmanos / LooseBolts:
Our Vision for Generation 4 Modular Data Centers - One way of Getting it just right . . .  Data Centers are a hot topic these days.  No matter where you look, this once obscure aspect of infrastructure is getting a lot of attention.  For years, there have been cost pressures on IT operations and this …
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 …
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
How YouTube can get you to Carnegie Hall  —  Right now, the most famous classical musician on YouTube is arguably Nora the piano-playing cat.  She, sorry to say, probably isn't eligible for “YouTube Symphony Orchestra,” a new competition from the Google-owned video-sharing site.
 
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