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4:55 AM ET, December 7, 2008

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Justin Blenkle / MobileCrunch:
Google now hawking fully unlocked G1s to developers  —  It didn't take long before people started hacking away at the T-Mobile G1, the first phone to ship with Google's Android platform, and now it looks like Google wants to make it even easier.  Starting today, Google is offering …
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Android Developers Blog:
New Resources for Developers  —  We're back in action after a Thanksgiving break filled with turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie.  Now it's the holiday season (at least, here in the U.S.) and we're filled with good will toward developers.  Today I wanted to talk about a couple things we just finished polishing up.
GigaOM:
Survival is Competitive Differentiation  —  We've read a few articles lately claiming that survival is not a strategy.  The arguments in Anand Rajaraman's article on GigaOM last month are sound, and if we understand them correctly include not prolonging a business that will never likely …
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Economy, opportunity seen leading to $599 Apple netbook  —  Faced with the perfect storm of a bleak market and a boom in ultra-budget portables, Apple is believed by some to be readying its own take on the netbook for the first half of 2009.  —  Analyst Ezra Gottheil from Technology Business Research …
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Charbax / techvideoblog.com:
Online video sites HD quality comparison  —  After a lot of wait and speculation, since I had asked the Youtube founders back in January when Youtube would be in HD (through Robert Scoble fortunately reading my questions through his live Qik broadcast), Youtube finally has launched Youtube HD.
Discussion: Obsessable and NewTeeVee
Nick Mathiason / Guardian:
Technology start-ups to be given £1bn fund  —  The government plans to launch a £1bn emergency venture capital fund in a bid to throw a lifeline to technology start-up firms.  —  The fund has won the backing of the new science and innovation minister Lord Drayson.
BBC:
Wireless turns iPod into a phone  —  A freeware application for the iPod Touch can turn the music player into a virtual mobile phone.  —  Truphone uses wi-fi technology in an iPod Touch to allow users to make calls to other iPod Touch owners and Google Talk's messaging service users.
PC World:
Online Shops Stave Off Cybercrooks  —  Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld  —  One predictable trend in recent years has been a sharp increase in online attacks directed against retailers during the holiday shopping season.  —  This year is proving to be no different either …
Chris Putnam / Facebook Blog:
Video Just Got Better  —  Since we launched video last year, more than 45 million videos have been uploaded to Facebook with approximately 100,000 new videos added each day.  Starting today, you'll be able to upload higher quality videos to Facebook and also embed your Facebook videos on other websites.
Virginia Heffernan / New York Times:
Content and Its Discontents  —  For years, we in traditional media have consoled ourselves about the increasing irrelevance of our work.  First, we insist that content is king.  If a story, image, film or report is compelling enough — a candid photo of Malia Obama, “Slumdog Millionaire,” …
Discussion: Open Access News
Dan Goodin / The Register:
New trojan in mass DNS hijack  —  Single box pollutes entire LAN  —  Researchers have identified a new trojan that can tamper with a wide array of devices on a local network, an exploit that sends them to impostor websites even if they are hardened machines that are fully patched or run non-Windows operating systems.
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