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11:30 AM ET, September 19, 2007

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Apple:
Apple and T-Mobile Announce Exclusive Partnership for iPhone in Germany  —  Apple® and T-Mobile today announced that T-Mobile, the leading network operator in Germany, will be the exclusive German carrier of Apple's revolutionary iPhone™ when it makes its debut in Germany …
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Stuart Miles / Latest News:
Apple promises 3G iPhone for 2008  —  You can expect a 3G iPhone later next year...  Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, has confirmed that there is a 3G iPhone in the works, although fell short of saying when we could expect to buy one.  —  Making the comments at the "Mum is no longer the word" …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPhone confirmed for T-Mobile Germany
Discussion: Mobilewhack and UMPCPortal feed.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhone to Germany Nov. 9, T-Mobile, $553
Discussion: PC World and Inquirer
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
First Look: Go, Go, Google Gadget Ads!  —  Google has just announced the limited launch of Google Gadget Ads, a new interactive ad format that will run on their content network.  Unlike Google AdWords' existing array of text, video and graphical ads, Google Gadget Ads are designed to be interactive …
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Diana Adair / Google:
Google AdWords Introduces Google Gadget Ads, a New Interactive Ad Format  —  Engaging and flexible ad units give advertisers a new way to communicate with users online  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced the introduction of Google Gadget Ads™, a new interactive ad format …
Louise Story / New York Times:
Google Program Enlists Mini-Sites as Selling Tool for Advertisers  —  Google is seizing on the popularity of widgets — small online tools that function like mini-Web sites — for its latest push into advertising.  —  The online giant will announce today a Gadget Ads program that will provide tools …
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
Google Releases AdSense For Mobile, Gadget Ads
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Digg Goes Deeper with Social Networking  —  With its audience expanding and interests diversifying, the popular site is launching new features to help users find like-minded friends  —  When Jay Adelson and Kevin Rose launched Digg three years ago, the Web site attracted a community of like-minded people.
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comScore:
German Social Networking Community Reaches 14.8 Million Local Language Social Networking Sites Enjoy Heavy Traffic  —  comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its report into a selection of Germany's largest social networking sites …
Discussion: All Facebook and Mashable!
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:   Digg Getting More Social
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Zune 2 "source" leaks launch date and specs  —  Heads up, Zune fans — some new product is heading your way sooner rather than later, and we suspect there's more than a couple of things to get jazzed about.  According to reports from a "source" inside Microsoft, a new batch of Zunes …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Mint Wins TechCrunch40 Top Company Award; Takes $50,000 Prize  —  Jason Calacanis just announced that Mint was chosen as the best presenting company at TechCrunch40.  The provider of an impressive personal finance application will receive $50,000 as part of the award.
Intel:
Industry Leaders Develop Superspeed USB Interconnect  —  Popular USB Computer Connection Technology Expands performance with Proposed USB 3.0 Specification  —  INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 18, 2007 - Intel Corporation and other industry leaders have formed the USB 3. Promoter Group …
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
AT&T Brings Out The BlackBerry 8820  —  Look at what the cat dragged in.  It's the BlackBerry I've been waiting for, the 8820.  GPS and Wi-Fi.  Can it get any better?  Once it moves over to T-Mobile, then yes.  Specs here, but I'm sure you know them already.
Judy / Inside AdWords:
Websites that may merit a low landing page quality score  —  Our landing page quality guidelines have always stressed the importance of directing users to easily navigable landing pages that are transparent about the advertiser's business and that contain relevant and original content.
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Ogilvy New York Co-President Andy Berndt Goes to Google  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Andy Berndt, co-president of Ogilvy & Mather's New York office, has left his post at the agency to go to Google, where he will helm a new global unit dedicated to collaborating with marketers, agencies and entertainment companies.
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
OS X version of OpenOffice slated for next September  —  Aqua developer porting force (back) on the case  —  A version of the free OpenOffice.org productivity suite that will work natively on the OS X operating system may finally be ready in September 2008.
Discussion: Compiler and Macsimum News
 
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 Earlier Items: 
Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Jobs Says Apple Will Fight iPhone Unlocking Hacks
Discussion: Compiler and Computerworld
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Mike Fahey / Kotaku:
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DefenseLINK:
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Discussion: The Register and Gadget Lab
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Jeff Clavier / Jeff Clavier's Software Only:
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Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
Ooma starts selling a land-line phone with unique features
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Computerworld:
Jobs says Apple will fight iPhone unlocking hacks