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5:20 PM ET, November 28, 2007

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
With Google's My Location, Who Needs a GPS?  —  Despite all the hoopla around location-based services, the fact of the matter is that a mere 15 percent of handsets have a built-in Global Positioning System.  Given Google's recent wireless push, one shouldn't be surprised that Google is releasing …
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Maps for Mobile Shows Your Location  —  The latest version of Google Maps for mobile phones has a new feature called "my location".  Instead of having to enter your location, Google Maps is able to find it.  If your phone has GPS support the location detection should be very good …
Google:
Google Announces Launch of Google Maps for Mobile With "My Location" Technology  —  Google today announced the release of version 2.0 of Google Maps for mobile, its innovative and widely used mobile mapping and local search application.  New in v2.0 is a beta version of Google's "My Location" …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Google releases useful "my location" feature for cellphones
Discussion: Gizmodo, SMS Text News and PC World
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Don't Discount Apple's Bid for a Blockbuster Holiday  —  On Black Friday, wifey and I took the kids to San Francisco's Union Square to see the tree-lighting ceremony — but we ended up in the nearby Apple Store buying yet another iPod.  —  I'd wanted to avoid the store — all stores in fact …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Office 2008 for Mac to feature iPhone sync capability
Discussion: Computerworld
Foresee Results:
Customer Satisfaction on Cyber Monday Up Slightly From Last Year, According to Study by ForeSee Results  —  Cyber Monday shoppers were more satisfied with their online experience in 2007 than they were in 2006, according to a new study from leading online customer satisfaction measurement firm ForeSee Results.
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Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
Laptops for kids group sued over keyboard design  —  A Nigerian entrepreneur based in Natick says the One Laptop Per Child Foundation of Cambridge stole his company's design for a multilingual keyboard.  —  Ade Oyegbola, founder and chief executive of Lagos Analysis Corp., or Lancor …
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Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Nigerian Keyboard Company Suing OLPC for Patent Infringement [Bad News]
Discussion: InfoWorld and Engadget
Google Blogoscoped:
What the Google Intranet Looks Like  —  What do around 16,000 Google employees stare at in the morning when they've arrived at the office?  They might be looking at Moma, the name for the Google intranet.  The meaning of the name of "Moma" is a mystery even to some of the employees working on it …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Social Site Rankings (October, 2007)  —  Last month, I asked comScore to run some numbers on traffic to social sites (comScore calls them social networking sites, but they are not all social networks).  This month, I asked them to do the same run again for October, 2007.
CNN:
LinkedIn CEO: We'd only sell for "a helluva lot"  —  I sat down Tuesday afternoon in Mountain View, Calif., with Dan Nye, the newish CEO (he joined earlier this year) of LinkedIn.  That's the company that is like Facebook for grownups, a businessperson's social networking site.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google Gadgets go cross-platform  —  Google is adding support for Google Gadgets in its Google Desktop for the Mac software.  Google Gadgets, as you probably know, are mini applications with dynamic content that offer quick access for things like newsfeeds and to-do lists.
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Is CondéNet's Web Approach Paying Off?  —  CondéNet today plans to announce it has struck a deal to distribute videos from its various Web sites, which cover topics such as food and travel, via YouTube.  It is the latest in a string of partnerships for the digital division …
BBC:
Carphone misleading over iPhone  —  Staff at the UK's biggest mobile phone retailer, Carphone Warehouse, have been caught misleading customers about Apple's popular iPhone handset.  —  Undercover researchers from BBC One's Watchdog found staff made false claims about what would happen if a phone was stolen and hadn't been insured.
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Microsoft hit with $5 million lawsuit over Halo 3, Xbox 360 problems  —  The Bungie-developed Halo 3 is designed to be hand-in-glove compatible with the Xbox 360, right?  A federal lawsuit filed against Microsoft and Bungie last week attempts to throw some serious doubt into the mix.
Discussion: Gizmodo
T_Korea / Telecoms Korea News Service:
LG Phone Battery Explosion Kills Korean  —  In the first such case in Korea, a 33-year-old man was found dead on Wednesday, presumably killed by a cell phone battery explosion, police said.  The cell phone was the product of a LG Electronics.  —  The man, identified only by his family name …
 
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France 24:
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