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: Gadget Lab, Mashable! and Pocket-lint.co.uk
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
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: Computerworld and TechSpot News
Jose Vilches / TechSpot News: Vodafone challenges iPhone deal in Germany
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
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: Tmobile Selling unlocked iPhones for €999
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
Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
Latest target of MoveOn: Facebook — The advocacy group says the site's ad system violates users' privacy. — SAN FRANCISCO — Liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org launched a campaign Tuesday on Facebook against Facebook, raising privacy concerns for users of the fast-growing social network.
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
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.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, The Open Road, Facebook Observer, All Facebook, Master of 500 Hats, MarketingVOX and Mashable!
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Facebook's "Beacon" Flops (MoveOn is Right)
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
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, Silicon Alley Insider, NewTeeVee 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?
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Wants In The Box. But Does Comcast?
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee: Dreaming of a Google Set-Top Box
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: Android TV care of Google
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Blogosphere Needs A Vacation — What's the top news story on TechMeme this fine Tuesday afternoon? — It's a story about the sudden disappearance of the word "is" from Facebook's status message yesterday. Then, today, it reappeared. For a brief period of time …
Discussion: broadstuff, How To Split An Atom, Pulse 2.0, HipMojo.com, Valleywag and Epicenter
Steve Spalding / How To Split An Atom: How To Find Innovation On The Web
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse 2.0: Facebook Status Messages Becoming Easier; Removing "Is"
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: This IS News? — Sometimes I think Michael Arrington has lost …
Megan McCarthy / Valleywag: What is the status of "is"? — Facebook has a status update tool …
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter: Status Update: Facebook Is Letting Users Drop the "Is"
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Facebook To Drop 'Is' From Status Updates
Facebook To Drop 'Is' From Status Updates
Discussion: Salon, Download Squad, Mashable!, mathewingram.com/work and Todd Watson
Farhad Manjoo / Salon: Facebook drops "is" status updates, poetry dies
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad: Facebook "is" updating status messages
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Facebook Removing "is" from Status Updates
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
PC Software's Great Year … Chris Swenson, NPD's director of software industry analysis, described a "perfect storm of new product releases in 2007." NPD's sales figures account for in-store and online sales for 2007 through the end of October. — The revival is a remarkable turnabout from sales since the turn of the millennium.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited, TechSpot News and The Tech Report
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Retail software sales are booming in the US, with Office, Vista and Creative Suite
Justin Mann / TechSpot News: Vista, Office 2007 bring in bucks for MS in 2007
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: NPD: Vista and Office 2007 drove software sales this year
Join the Firefox 188.8.131.52 Testday - Friday, 23. November ! — November, 2007! — We will test the upcoming Firefox 184.108.40.206 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
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: TechCrunch, TechBlog and Digg
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch: Apple Gets Creative With Mac Ads
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
An Open Letter to Comcast and Every cable/Telco on P2P - updated — I'm not a Comcast customer. I happen to get service from Verizon, ATT and Time Warner at various locations where I pay for internet service. — If I was a Comcast customer, I would tell them, as I am now telling all the services I am a customer of:
Discussion: P2P Blog and Skype Journal
Phil Wolff / Skype Journal: Why does Mark Cuban hate Skype now?
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
James Sherwood / The Register:
Sony Ericsson 'invents' drag-and-drop for handhelds — Sony Ericsson has applied for a patent that, if granted, would give it ownership of a data-transfer method for portable devices which allows users to send files from one device to another with the flick of a finger.
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Sony Ericsson Patents Drag and Drop