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7:15 PM ET, November 19, 2007

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Amazon.com:
Introducing Amazon Kindle  —  Revolutionary Portable Reader Lets Customers Wirelessly Download Books in Less Than a Minute and Automatically Receive Newspapers, Magazines and Blogs  —  No PC Required, No Hunting for Wi-Fi Hot Spots  —  Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today introduced Amazon Kindle …
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Joel Johnson / Boing Boing Gadgets:
15 Things I Just Learned About the Amazon Kindle  —  • Its eBooks have DRM (filetype: .AZW), but it supports unprotected Mobipocket books (.MOBI, .PRC), .TXT files, HTML, and Word.  Some files can be transferred over USB, while others have to be emailed to the special per-device Kindle email.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Liveblogging the Amazon Kindle E-Reader Show with Jeff Bezos  —  Amazon has summoned the NY press and blogger corp to the W Hotel on Union Square to watch Jeff Bezos unveil it electronic book reader, the Kindle.  We'll see if there is anything left to learn.
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Kindle Versus The iPhone  —  Amazon.com Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has created a reason to switch from bound paper books to bits — a device with a wireless connection able to download digital books on the go.  The problem: Low-cost laptops and smart phones, such as Apple's iPhone …
Rafe Needleman / Crave: The gadget blog:
Become a Kindle author
Discussion: Webware.com
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live from the Amazon Kindle launch event
Discussion: InfoWorld and Tech Blog
Denise Dubie / Computerworld UK:
Microsoft struggling to convince about Vista  —  Another survey highlights business concern about migration  —  The majority of IT professionals worry that migrating to Windows Vista will make their networks less stable and more complex, according to a new survey.
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exo.blog:
Vista SP1 a Performance Dud
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Windows Vista: The 'Eh' Starts Now
Discussion: CNET News.com, MSNBC and ZDNet
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Microsoft will install Vista SP1 on your PC - if you live in Silicon Valley
Dan / UNEASYsilence:
EXCLUSIVE: Apple Secretly Tracking iPhone IMEI and Usage (with proof)  —  As I sit here applying a new layer of Reynolds tin foil to my international hat of conspiracy, its been proven that Apple tracks iPhone usage and tracks IEMI numbers of all their iPhones worldwide.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AT&T Acquires Ingenio And Their Pay-Per-Call Network  —  We haven't heard much from Silicon Valley based Ingenio lately.  In 2006 the company launched Ether, a service that allows people to charge people for calls.  Since then, nada.  —  But today AT&T is announcing that they've acquired …
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PR Newswire:
AT&T Agrees to Acquire Ingenio, a Pioneer and Leading Provider …
Jemima Kiss / PDA:
Rumoursville: Google sniffing round Skype  —  It's been a while since the last juicy web business rumour, so this will do nicely.  —  Currently in favour around London's webbist community is the rumour that Google has been in negotiations to buy Skype, the web telephony firm, from eBay.
Fred / A VC:
Techmeme: A Cautionary Tale  —  I've been thinking about writing this post for the past several weeks as I watched this blog drop from high 40s on the techmeme leaderboard to the 50s, to the 60s, to the 70s, and now as of this weekend, off of it completely.  Yes, my ego hurts when this blog …
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Seth LaForge / Google LatLong:
Think globally, mark locally  —  The last time I threw a party, I used the My Maps feature of Google Maps to tell my friends exactly how to find my house.  But if they'd just searched Maps on their own for my address and had gone to the marker location, they would have been partying in the middle of the street!
PR Newswire:
SAP Announces Management Transition at TomorrowNow  —  SAP Considers Options Including Possible Sale of TomorrowNow  —  Customers Will Be Supported Through Change  —  SAP (NYSE: SAP - News) today announced that several senior managers of TomorrowNow, including the company's CEO, have chosen to resign.
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Chris Kanaracus / InfoWorld:
TomorrowNow CEO resigns; SAP might sell unit
Discussion: Computerworld and CNET News.com
John / Plaxo's Personal Card:
Early Pulse Results: "Open" is Good for Business  —  When we launched the beta of Pulse in August, we made a strategic bet — that the market was ripe for an "open social network" (rather than yet another "walled garden").  —  The idea was that we could play a role in the emergence of a social web that was as open as the web itself.
Discussion: The Real McCrea and TechCrunch
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Plaxo: OpenSocial's been the gift that keeps on giving
Discussion: Mashable!
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
GPhone Pics!  Open-Source 'Bug' Can Run Android  —  Bug Labs founder Peter Semmelhack just gave us a peek at his company's prototype "open-source" mobile gadget, which should go on sale next month.  The "Bug" is essentially a Lego kit for geeks: A base unit can connect to modules like LCD touchscreens …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Valleywag
Nick / Rough Type:
The Luddite dream of Jeff Bezos  —  Writes Jeff Bezos today, on the Amazon.com home page: … It's this decidedly old-fashioned experience - this pre-Web experience - that Bezos says he sought to replicate with Kindle, Amazon's pricey new ebook.  No reading-by-committee.  No the-crowd-is-the-author rigmarole.
Discussion: ct2 and The Register
Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Survey: Google search share climbs even higher  —  Google's stock price wasn't the only thing climbing last month.  The search giant's share of the U.S. Internet search market grew to more than 64 percent in October, from 61 percent a year earlier, according to results released by Hitwise today.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and WebProNews
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
AT&T, EchoStar Deal Nears  —  AT&T (T - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr) and EchoStar (DISH - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr) are preparing the final terms of a $29.5 billion buyout deal that could be announced this week, TheStreet.com has learned.  —  Negotiations for AT&T to buy EchoStar have turned …
Bill Ray / The Register:
iPhone to get 3G in May 2008  —  Apple is asking for 30 per cent of subscriber revenue and can't provide enough iPhones for a Christmas 2007 launch in Spain, according to Spanish technology company SevenClick, which reports that it got the information from a senior manager at Telefonica.
 
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Notebooks and servers continue to lift HP earnings
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The Morning News:
The Laptop Club  —  When I saw Amy Tiemann's blog post on CNET …
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CNN:
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Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Now let us praise the humble, jetless Google founders
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Ministry bans Wikipedia editing
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