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2:00 AM ET, November 19, 2007

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Steven Levy / Newsweek.com:
The Future of Reading  —  Amazon's Jeff Bezos already built a better bookstore.  Now he believes he can improve upon one of humankind's most divine creations: the book itself.  —  "Technology," computer pioneer Alan Kay once said, "is anything that was invented after you were born."
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Amazon.com's Kindle Book Reader: The Details And The Devil  —  So it is a bit ridiculous that Amazon.com (NSDQ: AMZN) has been trying to keep us from disclosing the details on its Kindle e-book device, while giving Newsweek a cover story two days before the launch.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon Kindle To Debut On Monday - Ugly But Impressive  —  The speculation over Amazon's new ebook gadget, called the Kindle, ends on Monday afternoon during a special Amazon press conference in New York.  Newsweek's Steven Levy claims to have had the device for weeks and wrote …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Amazon's Kindle: pay to read blogs?  WTF?  —  So lots of people probably know by now (at least if they read Techmeme) that Amazon is launching an electronic book-reading gizmo called the Kindle on Monday, and there's a gigantic cover story about it in the latest issue of Newsweek magazine.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Amazon Sets eBook World Alight with Kindle - Finally, Time For Read/Write Books!  —  I used to write a blog about ebooks - some of you may remember eBook Culture (alas I let the domain name slip and so it was gobbled up by a squatter).  Anyway, as a lover of both books and the Web …
Steven / StevenLevy.com:
Is the Kindle Ugly?  —  I did this week's Newsweek's cover story on The Future of Reading, using Amazon's Kindle e-reading device as a peg to discuss some profound changes that will take place in reading over the next few decades.  —  If you go to Newsweek's site linked to above, you'll see plenty about it.
Discussion: n.sputnik
David Rothman / TeleRead:
Huh?  The Kindle e-reader ISN'T ugly?  So says Steve Levy, author of Newsweek puff piece—in response to my Publishers Weekly blog  —  So, gang, is Amazon's Kindle e-reader really a thing of beauty?  The overwhelming reaction online is a big fat No. "Same fugly hot mess we've been seeing for months," says Jane at Dear Author.
Discussion: Publishers Weekly
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Amazon does yet another thing Microsoft wanted to do (my April …
David Rothman / TeleRead:
PDF capabilities in Kindle: Newsweek puff job reveals more details
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Facebook Offers $85 Million To Acquire Chinese Social Networking Site Zhanzuo.com  —  Facebook is said to have offered $85 million to acquire Zhanzuo.com, a Chinese social networking site with seven million users.  —  According to The Times, Jack Zhang, Zhanzuo's chief executive …
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Jeremy Clarkson / Times of London:
Facebook's hopes to enter the tangled web of China gain momentum  —  Facebook appears to have decided on acquisition as its preferred method of entering the booming Chinese market, after months of speculation about how the social networking website would tap the country's rapid growth and avoid …
Discussion: HipMojo.com, All Facebook and Mashable!
Reuters:
Pioneer-backed online TV service launches test  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new online television service aims to offer what U.S. cable TV companies have resisted for decades — pay for only what you want.  —  SyncTV, a spin-off from Pioneer Electronics, a division of Pioneer Corp …
Discussion: CNET News.com and paidContent.org
Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
17 More Newspapers Join Yahoo Group  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo Inc. has added 17 more newspapers to its group of online publishing partners, giving the group added heft as it approaches its one-year anniversary.  —  Yahoo executives told The Associated Press that The Columbus Dispatch …
Discussion: Lost Remote
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Adds 17 New Members To Newspaper Consortium
Discussion: TechCrunch
Harveys / Harvey Sanchez:
Windows Live Community Builder  —  I am really excited about this announcement.  As an add to the new Live Commercial services being launched (Live@Edu, Live@Mobile etc) today we are soft launching the Live Community Builder service.  —  With Windows Live Community Builder …
Discussion: TechCrunch, LiveSide and Mashable!
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Flickr Releases New Geographical Features  —  Yahoo's popular photo-sharing site Flickr will release on Monday the two new geography-related features we reported on a month ago: Flickr Places and a new world map.  —  While we have not yet had the opportunity to test these new releases …
Discussion: ParisLemon
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Sad State of Blogs  —  There are a lot of great things about bloggers and blogs, but there's also some pretty horrible things, and one of them is the "press publish as quick as possible to lead the pile-on on TechMeme" ranks pretty darn high on that list.  —  Let me first say that everyone …
 
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Bloomberg:
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