T-Mobile says to sell iPhone without contract — FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom's (DTEGn.DE) T-Mobile will allow customers in Germany to buy Apple's (AAPL.O) iPhone without having to sign a T-Mobile contract after rival Vodafone (VOD.L) obtained a court injunction against it.
Discussion: iLounge, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Gadget Lab, Mashable!, Pocket-lint.co.uk and I4U News
Charles Starrett / iLounge: T-Mobile Germany to offer unlocked iPhones for €999
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Holy Smoke! Unlocked iPhones to be Sold in Germany for $1500
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: iPhone Goes Contract-Free In Germany
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.co.uk: T-Mobile responds to Vodafone's iPhone attack
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: T-Mobile responds to Vodafone iPhone Court Order
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
T-Mobile responds to Vodafone iPhone injunction: $1,500 unlocked iPhones — T-Mobile just issued a press release in response to Vodafone's efforts to unravel the iPhone exclusive offering in Germany. In the statement, T-Mobile claims that they will appeal the ruling (they have two weeks to do so) …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: Tmobile Selling unlocked iPhones for €999
Victoria Shannon / New York Times:
IPhone Must Be Offered Without Contract Restrictions, German Court Rules — Last month, French law forced Apple to promise that consumers could buy a version of its iPhone in this country without having to be locked into a long-term contract with Orange, the only mobile phone operator offering the new device.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Computerworld and TechSpot News
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: T-Mobile could be forced to sell iPhone without contract, unlocked in Germany
Jose Vilches / TechSpot News: Vodafone challenges iPhone deal in Germany
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
T-Mobile Germany Sells $1,478 Unlocked iPhone to Avoid Legal Troubles, Tells Vodafone That They Suck (Updated) [IPhone Wars] — Responding to Vodafone's whining and legal action about the iPhone in Germany, T-Mobile has published a press release that basically tells Vodafone to TFSU …
Discussion: I4U News
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: T-Mobile to offer unlocked iPhone for 999 Euro
Newspaper Association of America:
ONLINE NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING GROWTH CONTINUES — JUMPS 21 PERCENT IN THIRD QUARTER — Increased spending on newspaper Web sites boosts online share to more than seven percent of all newspaper ad dollars — Arlington, Va. - Advertising expenditures for newspaper Web sites increased …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Reflections of a Newsosaur and paidContent.org
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Newspaper Ads Tank Again, Industry Shrinking Fast
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur: Deflating sales for de press
David Kaplan / paidContent.org: Amid General Declines, Online Ad Spend On Newspaper Websites Climb …
Newspaper online ads up — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online advertising spending at U.S. newspapers rose 21 percent in the third quarter but failed to offset a print ad spending decline, according to a study released Tuesday. — While ad spending on newspaper Web sites rose to $773 million …
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb: Newspaper Ad Sales Up Online, Down in Print
Arn / MacRumors:
'Don't Give Up on Vista' Web Ad — Several readers have noted a new web-only advertisement from Apple that has appeared on a number of sites, including News.com, Engadget.com, and PCMag.com. — The Apple advertisement features "Mac" and "PC" as played by Justin Long and John Hodgman in a web ad composed of two separate components.
Discussion: CrunchGear, TechCrunch, Blackfriars' Marketing, TechBlog and Digg
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Don't give up — I'm kind of Mac guy/PC guyed out but this is actually fairly funny.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch: Apple Gets Creative With Mac Ads
Carl Howe / Blackfriars' Marketing: Apple makes clever — perhaps too clever — use of Web media for its PC-Mac ads
John Leyden / The Register:
Google serves up surprise password cracking function — A Cambridge University researcher successfully used Google to unearth a password used by an attacker to compromise its security blog. — The attacker created an account in Wordpress when he attacked the Light the Blue Touch Paper blog …
Discussion: Light Blue Touchpaper and New Scientist Technology Blog
Steven J. Murdoch / Light Blue Touchpaper: Wordpress cookie authentication vulnerability
Will Knight / New Scientist Technology Blog: Google knows your passwords
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
MoveOn.org takes on Facebook's 'Beacon' ads — Online activist group MoveOn.org is poised to announce a campaign targeting Facebook's "Beacon" advertisements, which post information about users' activity on partner sites (movie rentals, purchases from online retailers) onto their friends' News Feeds.
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: MoveOn tells Facebook to stop shining Beacon
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Privacy Group To Attack Facebook's Beacon Ads
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Facebook's "Beacon" Infuriate Users, MoveOn
Joshua Kamper / Facebook Observer: Petition: Facebook, stop invading my privacy!
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: MoveOn.org To Challenge Facebook Beacon
Dave McClure / Master of 500 Hats: Facebook Beacon & Privacy Settings for External Websites (ex: BustedTees.com)
Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins / Mashable!: MoveOn Decries Facebook's Project Bacn
Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
Latest target of MoveOn: Facebook
Latest target of MoveOn: Facebook
Discussion: CNET News.com and Silicon Alley Insider
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com: Facebook responds to MoveOn criticism of ad program
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider: MoveOn.org Protesting Facebook By Using Facebook
Tim Lee / Techdirt:
Google Maps Should Push The Wikipedia Analogy Further — Google comes out with a seemingly unending stream of little enhancements to its stable of excellent online properties. One of the more exciting additions to come along in a while is the fact that users of Google Maps will now be able to move the markers on Google Maps.
Discussion: All Points Blog, Slashdot and VentureBeat
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News.com:
Google Maps gets user-generated markers
Google Maps gets user-generated markers
Discussion: TechSpot News
Jose Vilches / TechSpot News: Google lets users edit Google Maps locations
Kent German / CNET News.com:
Verizon's new Samsung FlipShot — Heads up everyone, Samsung has announced another new cell phone. I know that a shocker, it's not as if the company has announced any other new models in this short holiday week, but try to contain your your surprise. The new Samsung Flipshot, aka the SCH-U900 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Google Set-Top Box (Think Android For TV) — Deep in the Googleplex there is an engineering team thinking about how to extend Google's reach into your TV. Its work goes way beyond the Google TV ads currently being tested by EchoStar (and targeted with help from Nielsen).
Discussion: Between the Lines, Forbes, TECH.BLORGE.com, NewTeeVee, Silicon Alley Insider and WebMetricsGuru
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Google's big TV plan: Android on set-top boxes?
Carl Gutierrez / Forbes: EchoStar Glitters On Takeover Rumors
Danny Mendez / TECH.BLORGE.com: Google planning to redefine television: Android TV?
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee: Dreaming of a Google Set-Top Box
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Wants In The Box. But Does Comcast?
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: Android TV care of Google
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
What If Gmail Had Been Designed by Microsoft? — Today I want to ponder the question: what if Microsoft, not Google, had created Gmail? What would be the differences in that web mail client for users today? What if we apply some of the same design rules that brought us Hotmail, for instance?
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited, CrunchGear, UNEASYsilence, Gadget Lab, Valleywag, Zoli's Blog, Memex 1.1 and ParisLemon
Charles Arthur / Guardian Unlimited: Whate if Microsoft had designed the Gmail interface?
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: If Microsoft Had Designed Gmail
Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag: What if Microsoft designed Gmail? [Google]
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog: Gmail ... Microsoft Style
MG Siegler / ParisLemon: Gmail As Done By Microsoft
Nokia Sports Tracker Beta - New Online Service — Wow - I am very, very impressed! I have just taken Nokia Sports Tracker Beta for a quick spin and this new service, functionality and strategic direction has left me speechless. — Let's start with a recap. Nokia Sports Tracker was released in March this year.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, atmaspheric and All About Symbian
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Nokia updates free Sports Tracker, adds services
Jonathan Greene / atmaspheric: Nokia SportsTracker Community
Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian: Sports Tracker goes Web 2.0!
Join the Firefox 184.108.40.206 Testday - Friday, 23. November ! — November, 2007! — We will test the upcoming Firefox 220.127.116.11 with Release Candidate Builds on this test day. You find the RC1 Builds for download here ! — The event will run Friday, November 23, 2007, from 7am - 5pm PST