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3:20 PM ET, November 26, 2007

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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Online Holiday Shopping Season Charges Out of the Gate
Discussion: InfoWorld and Mashable!
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.
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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 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The ABC News-Facebook Presidential Debates
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.
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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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.
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.
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
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.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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 …
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 …
Associated Press:
Classmates Media Discloses Terms of IPO  —  Classmates Media Expects IPO to Total 12M Class a Shares and Price at $10 to $12 Each  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Classmates Media Corp., which operates the online social networking site Classmates.com, expects its planned initial public offering …
Discussion: paidContent.org and Mashable!
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
AT&T and Samsung quietly recalling Blackjacks?  —  We're still hunting down hard info on this one, but according to users on AT&T's official support forums, Samsung Blackjacks manufactured between November 2006 and February 2007 are the subject of a quiet recall due to a antenna issue.
 
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
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Pirate Bay laughs off three-pronged legal assault
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Excerpts: Latest filings in 'Vista Capable' lawsuit
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Reuters:
Legal insider says Samsung kept $216 mln slush fund
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Native LucasArts Games Emulation Makes iPhone Absolutely Perfect [Iphone Gaming]
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Paul Miller / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Who is afraid of the GGG?  —  Dan Farber was one of the first to cover …
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New Signs Of JotSpot & Google Wiki?
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Tim Lee / Techdirt:
Apple Settles Burst Patent Suit for 'Only' $10 Million
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Will O'Brien / Hack a Day:
slr lenses on your digital video camera
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InfoWorld:
Dubai investment fund takes 'substantial' stake in Sony
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Doreen Carvajal / International Herald Tribune:
Tracking the media audience, wherever it may be
Discussion: paidContent.org and Beet.TV
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Tech design with thought
Charles Babcock / InformationWeek:
Torvalds On Where Linux Is Headed In 2008
Leo Lewis / Times of London:
The R4 chip is only small - but it looks like a giant pirate to Nintendo