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12:15 PM ET, November 27, 2008

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Sachi Izumi / Reuters:
Nokia to cease sales in Japan  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Nokia, the world's biggest mobile phone maker, said on Thursday it will stop selling mobile phones in Japan except for its luxury Vertu brand after struggling to expand its presence.  —  Finnish Nokia has previously said it will cut costs ‘decisively’ …
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Nokia:
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic now shipping  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia announced today that the highly anticipated Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is now, or soon will be, available in select markets globally, including Russia, Spain, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Finland, among others.
Discussion: Engadget and mobilesyrup.com
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Electronista:
Nokia 5800 sees limited shipping  —  Nokia today said it has started the first wave of shipments of the 5800 XpressMusic, its first touchscreen phone.  The Symbian S60 device is already on sale or should be soon for the few regions receiving it before the end of the year …
Discussion: Boy Genius Report
Dusan Belic / IntoMobile:
Fake iPhone Flip doesn't look that bad  —  We've seen quite a few iPhone clones in the past.  However, today we're presenting you with “something completely different.”  It's the iPhone Flip or at least the Chinese unofficial version.  As you can see from the image above, the device doesn't look that bad at all.
Discussion: Gizmodo and mobilesyrup.com
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Yes, Twitter is a source of journalism  —  Like a lot of other people, I've been following the terrorist attacks in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) throughout the day, using Twitter and blog search and Wikipedia and Flickr and YouTube and pretty much any other tool I can get my hands on.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
First Hand Accounts Of Terrorist Attacks In India On Twitter, Flickr
Will Park / IntoMobile:
RIM's BlackBerry Storm and NY Times' Pogue don't mix  —  RIM's first touchscreen BlackBerry is proving to be one heck of a media-darling, the likes of which the iPhone would be proud.  Some shower the BlackBerry Storm with praise, while others belittle the BlackBerry's SurePress click-able touchscreen.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com, Inquirer and GigaOM
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TechCrunch UK:
OpenStreetMap grows, spawns ecosystem  —  This is a guest post by Ed Freyfogle, co-founder of property search engine Nestoria.  —  OpenStreetMap started four years ago in the UK as a project to create a free and editable world map.  What began as a few geogeeks wandering the streets …
Henry Blodget / Alley Insider:
Icahn Doubles Down: Buys Another 7 Million Shares of Yahoo!  —  Well, don't accuse Carl Icahn of cutting and running.  After losing $1 billion on his massive Yahoo bet—he bought 69 million shares last spring at about $25—Carl Icahn has (figuratively speaking) doubled down.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
European Head Toby Coppel Departs Yahoo  —  Yahoo is losing yet another top executive-Toby Coppel, its EVP and managing director of Europe and Canada, is set to announce today that he is stepping down.  —  The departure, which has been in the works for months, is not related to the recent news …
Julian Lee / Sydney Morning Herald:
Online ad study shatters myths  —  THE $1.6 billion online advertising industry is set to get a revenue injection from reluctant converts to the medium after a study of its effectiveness as a brand-building tool.  —  On all key measures, online advertising boosted brand recall …
Discussion: Alley Insider
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Is Email = Efail?  —  While I've always practiced reasonable email hygiene, for the last 6 months I've been in near-constant email bankruptcy mode.  This concerns me.  —  Yes, it's partly my fault for being a world champion procrastinator, but I'm not sure it's entirely my fault.
Danielle Demetriou / Telegraph:
Digital camera with builtin printer launched  —  The world's first digital camera with a built-in printer producing instant photographs has been launched.  —  The 21st century equivalent of the traditional Polaroid, the Xiao digital camera enables users to take photos and edit them before printing them out.
Discussion: PhotographyBLOG
Search Engine Roundtable:
Happy Thanksgiving '08 From The Search Industry  —  We wanted to wish all you American's a Happy Thanksgiving.  As you can see, if you click through to the Search Engine Roundtable, we have a special theme live for the day - it is worth checking out.  In addition, many search search engines …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Massive botnet returns from the dead, starts spamming  —  Criminals regain control after security firm stops preemptively registering routing domains  —  Computerworld) A big spam-spewing botnet shut down two weeks ago has been resurrected, security researchers said today, and is again under the control of criminals.
 
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
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iPhone OS 2.2 Problems Run Rampant
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EarthCam preps for live stream of Thanksgiving Day Parade
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Mike Elgan / Computerworld:
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iPhone 2.2 SDK offers undocumented TV-out features
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and AppleInsider
John Boudreau / Mercury News:
Famed Indian film director keeps a foot in Silicon Valley
Chris Matyszczyk / Technically Incorrect:
Microsoft shuts down LeBron James
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Oh Where, Oh Where Has Autonomy Gone?
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