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8:45 AM ET, November 26, 2007

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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple's iTunes unlocks iPhones in Germany  —  By now you're all fully schooled in the black art of jailbreaking and unlocking your new iPhone, right?  Did you know that the whole dirty business can be done via iTunes in just "seconds?"  The catch: it requires a €999 (about $1,480) …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Arn / MacRumors:
German iPhones Unlocked by iTunes  —  MacNotes.de (German) provides early notes and experiences from customers who have bought unlocked iPhones in Germany.  —  The first SIM-unlocked iPhones went on sale in Germany on November 21st with a considerable (600 euro) premium over the usual SIM-locked iPhones.
Discussion: Tech.co.uk and Digital Trends
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The wonderful horrible life of Facebook users and their data (or, "data hogs get slaughtered")  —  Doc has an important post today that reflects on data and privacy.  The post comes back to Marc Cantor's "but it's our daaaaaatttttaaaaaa dudeeeeeeeessss riggggggggghhhhttt?!?!?!!!!!!" …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Big Brother Facebook: Does Anyone Care?
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and Beth's Blog
Alan Patrick / broadstuff:   US A-LIST BLOGGERS START TO LINE UP AGAINST FACEBOOK?
J.A. Watson / ZDNet:
What's Going on at Skype?  —  What in the world is really going on at Skype?  Have they just decided that they have too many toes, and are trying to shoot them off one at a time?  The list of gaffes and blunders is impressive:  — They are taking away SkypeIn numbers from paying customers …
Discussion: VoIP Watch and Skype-watch.com …
Leo Lewis / Times of London:
The R4 chip is only small - but it looks like a giant pirate to Nintendo  —  The R4 looks like a simple piece of plastic.  It is just a couple of centimetres square, a few millimetres thick and unbelievably easy to use.  For Nintendo it is the Christmas stocking filler from hell.
Discussion: Kotaku and GamesIndustry.biz
Charles Babcock / InformationWeek:
Torvalds On Where Linux Is Headed In 2008  —  The creator of Linux is excited about solid-state drives, expects progress in graphics and wireless networking, and says the operating system is strong in virtualization despite his personal lack of interest in the area.
Discussion: TechWeb and Digg
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Tech design with thought  —  newsmaker If anyone knows a thing or two about designing for human-computer interaction, it's Don Norman, professor at Northwestern University, author of The Design of Future Things, and co-founder of the Nielsen Norman Group.  —  In addition to his current consulting work …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
ABC News and Facebook in Joint Effort to Bring Viewers Closer to Political Coverage  —  Facebook, the popular social networking site, has become a full-fledged platform for communicating, sharing and advertising.  ABC News is betting that it will become a platform for political coverage, as well.
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Zoho Writer now lets you edit documents offline  —  Zoho, the online office software company, has just released the next iteration on its online word processor, Zoho Writer.  Now, multiple users can go offline, work on a document, then go back online and sync their offline changes to that same document.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
OLPC: How do we gauge success?  Will 490,000 units do?  —  The One Laptop per Child project's "Give One, Get One" program has been extended through Dec. 31 as donations averaged about $2 million a day.  On that pace, the OLPC should move about 490,000 units by the end of the year.
Marina Strauss / Globe and Mail:
Molson pulls plug on Facebook photo contest  —  In response to growing criticism from universities, Molson has pulled a controversial photo contest on Facebook, underlining the challenges that companies face in trying to pitch their products on new social media.
Discussion: Paul Gillin's blog
Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian:
The N95 classic hits v20 firmware  —  It's Out!  Version 20.0.015 firmware for the Nokia N95 classic is now available via Nokia Software Update.  This includes demand paging (!), so 30MB plus free RAM after booting, faster operation, N-Gage game store previews and portal stub, new camera software …
Discussion: IntoMobile
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
EIZO's 24-inch FlexScan for the colorblind  —  Eizo's back with a new 24-inch Flexscan SX2461W-U monitor for the colorblind color-weak chromatically sight challenged interpeoples.  It chews the same CUD (Color Universal Design) technology of their 19-incher which uses shapes, positions …
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
A Gimmick Becomes a Real Trend  —  TWO years ago, Cyber Monday was a marketing gimmick in search of shoppers.  This year, it seems to be a genuine trend that retailers have embraced.  —  In a survey of roughly 120 members of Shop.org, the trade group for online retailers …
 
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Tom Krazit / Crave: The gadget blog:
Fuzzy picture for Apple TV
BBC:
UK net numbering project starts
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
How desktop virtualization will save your company from Generation Y
BBC:
UK 'slow' on ultra-fast internet
Discussion: broadstuff
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
A Web Tour Will Show Stores From the Inside Out
Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Microsoft Quietly Readies Windows XP Update
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
 Earlier Items: 
Read/WriteWeb:
The Economic Idiocy of Blocking Social Media Traffic
Discussion: Digg
Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
DivShare says it's for sale but not dead
Discussion: Mashable!
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Western Digital bills its new RE2-GP drive as the "greenest" ever
Discussion: Coolest Gadgets
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Dear Jeff Bezos (one-week Kindle review)
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Propeller Update - Up... Up... And Away!
Brian Bergstein / Associated Press:
Software piracy fight makes enemies
Discussion: Mashable! and WinBeta