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, Hardware 2.0, Guardian Unlimited, Pocket-lint.co.uk, Guardian, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Gadget Lab, Mashable! and I4U News
Charles Starrett / iLounge: T-Mobile Germany to offer unlocked iPhones for €999
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: Apple's vise-like grip on the iPhone is over
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Would you pay 999 euros, £713 or $1,500 for an unlocked iPhone?
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.co.uk: T-Mobile responds to Vodafone's iPhone attack
Richard Wray / Guardian: Germans to get unlocked iPhone
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Holy Smoke! Unlocked iPhones to be Sold in Germany for $1500
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: iPhone Goes Contract-Free In Germany
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: T-Mobile responds to Vodafone iPhone Court Order
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
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 O'Grady's PowerPage
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
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
T-Mobile forced to sell unlocked iPhones in Germany — T-Mobile Germany announced this morning that it would begin selling iPhones without a contract or a SIM lock that would restrict the device to its network. Those SIM-unlocked iPhones will be available starting today, in fact, but they won't run cheap.
Discussion: TechSpot News and The Register
Jose Vilches / TechSpot News: T-Mobile offers iPhone without contract, charges 999
Andrew Orlowski / The Register: Vodafone blocks iPhone in Germany
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Newspaper Ads Tank Again, Industry Shrinking Fast — Newspaper ads got crushed again in Q3: Down 7.4% year over year. Online revenue is growing, but isn't offsetting the declines in print revenue. Alan Mutter, the dean of newspaper analysis, says the quarterly decline doesn't even begin …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and WebProNews
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: TV to Suffer Worst Fate than Print?
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Print Ads Down, Online Counterparts Up
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: Screenwerk, Bloomberg, Podcasting News, Reflections of a Newsosaur and paidContent.org
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Newspapers Have Finally Awakened
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur: Deflating sales for de press
Newspaper online ads up
Newspaper online ads up
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work and Read/WriteWeb
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: TechCrunch, CrunchGear, Blackfriars' Marketing, TechBlog and Digg
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch: Apple Gets Creative With Mac Ads
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Don't give up — I'm kind of Mac guy/PC guyed out but this is actually fairly funny.
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
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: Epicenter, DSLreports, P2P Blog and Skype Journal
Terrence Russell / Epicenter: Mark Cuban: 'P2P Users Should pay a Premium'
Phil Wolff / Skype Journal: Why does Mark Cuban hate Skype now?
Dimitris Meretakis / Official Google Base Blog:
A new bulk upload dashboard — Be it products, housing, jobs or vehicles, we want to make it easy for you to upload and manage your content in Base. A number of useful features are underway, starting with today's release of a new dashboard for bulk uploads.
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Base Gets New Bulk Upload Dashboard
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
MoveOn.org takes on Facebook's 'Beacon' ads
Kevin Newcomb / Search Engine Watch Blog: Privacy Group Takes on Facebook
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
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!
RIM's Touching New BlackBerry Plans — Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM - message board; Toronto: RIM) is said to be preparing a whole new "9000-series" operating system and device platform to take on Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL - message board), Google (Nasdaq: GOOG - message board), and others in 2008.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and MacDailyNews
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 …