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2:05 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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Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs:
Zoho Writer Supports Offline Editing
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
While Live Documents Yaps, Zoho Delivers
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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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.
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.
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 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.
Discussion: Epicenter and Infinite Loop
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Black Friday Roundup: Early Read Positive For AAPL, HP, STX
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
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Apple QuickTime exploit published  —  Security researchers are warning that exploit code has been published that can take advantage of an extremely critical security flaw in a protocol supported by Apple QuickTime.  —  Apple QuickTime versions 7.2 and 7.3 on Windows Vista and Windows XP Pro SP2 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Paul Miller / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Who is afraid of the GGG?  —  Dan Farber was one of the first to cover the Giant Global Graph, here on ZDNet.  A few days on, though, there's value in taking a look at how these ideas are being discussed across the blogosphere.  —  The GGG, or Giant Global Graph.
Discussion: eWEEK.com and Web 3.0
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 …
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.
Paul McNamara / Network World:
BSA, software giants target little guys  —  When it comes to unleashing lawyers to make sure users pay for their software, the industry's biggest players most frequently take aim at their smallest customers, according to Associated Press and an attorney I corresponded with about the matter.
Discussion: The Open Road and Slashdot
 
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NCTA.com:
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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
Discussion: DailyTech and Engadget
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Native LucasArts Games Emulation Makes iPhone Absolutely Perfect [Iphone Gaming]
Discussion: Rock, Paper, Shotgun and Digg
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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
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Will O'Brien / Hack a Day:
slr lenses on your digital video camera
Discussion: CrunchGear, Ubergizmo and GEARFUSE
InfoWorld:
Dubai investment fund takes 'substantial' stake in Sony
Discussion: paidContent.org
Doreen Carvajal / International Herald Tribune:
Tracking the media audience, wherever it may be
Discussion: paidContent.org and Beet.TV
Tom Krazit / Crave: The gadget blog:
Fuzzy picture for Apple TV
Discussion: MacDailyNews
Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian:
The N95 classic hits v20 firmware
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
Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Microsoft Quietly Readies Windows XP Update