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1:35 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
Rafe Blandford / All About Symbian:
Nokia N97 - Nseries with touch and QWERTY
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 …
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.
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 …
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 and MacDailyNews
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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 and Pocket-lint.co.uk
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 …
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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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
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
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.
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.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Report: Online to be larger piece of shrinking music pie  —  Online music is making up a growing chunk of music sales overall, although its growth isn't matching the decline in physical music sales.  In its latest report, “US Music Forecast, 2008 to 2013,” Forrester Research examined …
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 …
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.
Motorola:
How Does This Sound?  Motorola Introduces MOTOROKR EM35, Delivering an Exceptional Audio Experience for Music and Talk  —  MOTOROKR™ EM35 boasts audio-enhancing CrystalTalk™ technology and virtual surround sound with elite music functionality  —  Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) …
Discussion: Unwired View and Phone Scoop
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
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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Chris Williams / The Register:
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Nokia unveils new accessories to enhance the mobile experience
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Google's New Open Stack Expanding - Sans Facebook, Microsoft
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