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2:45 PM ET, November 26, 2007

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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Zoho Writer now lets you edit documents offline  —  Zoho releases tomorrow (Monday) an online word processor that lets multiple users work on the document online and offline at the same time.  —  When offline users go back online, the changes they made offline sync with the online document.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Web Word Processing Goes Offline With Zoho on Gears  —  When it's time to do some document creation, there are many reasons to look beyond Microsoft Office.  Most of the software available outside of what Microsoft offers, though, can fall short of expectations.  One service worth looking into is Zoho.
Discussion: chrisbrogan.com, Compiler and WinBeta
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
While Live Documents Yaps, Zoho Delivers
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Online Holiday Shopping Season Charges Out of the Gate
Discussion: InfoWorld and Mashable!
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.
ABCNEWS:
ABC News Joins Forces With Facebook  —  New Facebook Application Includes 2008 Presidential Campaign Reporting, Forums  —  With just under a year until the 2008 presidential election, ABC News and Facebook have partnered to launch an online political initiative that will combine the latest news …
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
ABC News reaching out to Facebook users?  Good luck, guys  —  Hey, Facebook users: Put down those virtual hamburgers.  It's time to talk politics.  —  The New York Times reported Monday that Facebook and ABC News are close to announcing an agreement to collaborate on political coverage.
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Microsoft Plans Data Center in Siberia  —  Microsoft has announced plans to build a data center in Irkutsk, one of the largest cities in Siberia.  The facility will be able to hold 10,000 servers, according to Birger Steen, the head of Microsoft's Russian and CIS business unit.
Haroon Malik / Gizmodo:
Desktop Evolution: Windows and Mac OS Comparison [Desktop Comparison]  —  Since Windows 95 dropped more than a decade ago, our desktops have evolved to no end.  Having recently had a fresh Leopard install on our Macs, we thought we would take a look back, with a side-by-side comparison of Windows and Mac operating systems.
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.
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Parallel Processor  —  One of the most closely read chronicles of Silicon Valley over the past year or so has been "The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs," a running satire written by an anonymous blogger who assumed the persona of Apple's brilliant, enlightenment-seeking co-founder and chief executive.
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CNET News.com:
Holiday tech gifts we don't recommend
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 …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
YouTube Has Innovative Overlay Ads from Adobe....and Beet.TV is in the Plan  —  YouTube, which recently introduced overlay advertising on the video clips of a limited number of select content publishers, including Ford Models and Beet.TV, is part of the big Adobe ad campaign media buy.
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 …
toyota.co.jp:
Toyota Develops World-class Driving Simulator  —  Real-as-possible Environment to Aid Development of Active Safety Technology  —  Tokyo — TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announced today that it has developed a world-class driving simulator for effectively analyzing the driving characteristics …
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 …
Jon Lafayette / TVWeek.com:
Web Ad Action Surprises Nets  —  Advertising time in full episodes streamed online was a hot property during the upfront, ad buyers said, but some networks appear to have underestimated how many people log on to watch them.  And once the networks streamed the number of spots they promised advertisers …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple stores having 'gravitational pull' on mall shoppers - report  —  Analysts for investment bank Piper Jaffray spent six hours this past weekend monitoring traffic at mall-based Apple retail stores and found that the shops exerted a gravitational pull on shoppers who came within 25 feet of the entranceways.
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Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
Can Clear Channel Help Mobile Marketing Take Off?
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
The Engadget Interview: Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T Mobility
Discussion: DSLreports
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Pirate Bay laughs off three-pronged legal assault
Discussion: DailyTech, hypebot and Digg
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
AT&T and Samsung quietly recalling Blackjacks?
Discussion: IntoMobile and TechSpot News
NCTA.com:
Marketplace Discussions Lead to Development of New External Adapter …
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Excerpts: Latest filings in 'Vista Capable' lawsuit
Discussion: Ars Technica
Reuters:
Legal insider says Samsung kept $216 mln slush fund
Discussion: DailyTech and Engadget
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Native LucasArts Games Emulation Makes iPhone Absolutely Perfect [Iphone Gaming]
Discussion: Rock, Paper, Shotgun and Digg
 Earlier Items: 
Paul Miller / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Who is afraid of the GGG?  —  Dan Farber was one of the first to cover …
Discussion: eWEEK.com and Web 3.0
Associated Press:
Classmates Media Discloses Terms of IPO
Discussion: paidContent.org and Mashable!
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
New Signs Of JotSpot & Google Wiki?
Tim Lee / Techdirt:
Apple Settles Burst Patent Suit for 'Only' $10 Million
Discussion: WebProNews
Will O'Brien / Hack a Day:
slr lenses on your digital video camera
Discussion: CrunchGear, Ubergizmo and GEARFUSE
Doreen Carvajal / International Herald Tribune:
Tracking the media audience, wherever it may be
Discussion: paidContent.org and Beet.TV
Leo Lewis / Times of London:
The R4 chip is only small - but it looks like a giant pirate to Nintendo