Arn / MacRumors:
Apple's Black Friday Sales Begin Around the World — Apple's Black Friday sales have begun around the world in their New Zealand store and Australia stores. The sales show modest discounts similar to previous years. — The only Macs that are on sale include the iMac and the MacBook.
Discussion: The Register, Alley Insider, TUAW, I4U News, Reuters, Engadget and Big in Japan
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Apple to slash prices by up to 15% on Black Friday?
Michael Rose / TUAW: Apple Store Australia posts Apple holiday sale discounts
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Apple Black Friday Sale launched Down Under
Gabriel Madway / Reuters: Apple gears up for Black Friday sale
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’ …
Discussion: CNET News, IntoMobile, Alley Insider, Mobile Industry Review, Agence France Presse, mocoNews.net, Guardian and Engadget
Steven Musil / CNET News: Nokia to pull out of Japan market
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Nokia Exiting Japan, Leaving Vertu Behind
Dan Frommer / Alley Insider: Nokia Pulls Out Of Japan (NOK)
Dianne See Morrison / mocoNews.net: Nokia To Stop Sales In Japan; Concentrating On High-End Vertu
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Nokia admits defeat in Japan — but Vertu will continue
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Nokia pulls out of Japan, nobody notices
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 …
Discussion: CNET News and paidContent
Steven Musil / CNET News: Europe Yahoo chief joins exodus
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon To Shut Down Alexa Web Search Service; Practically No One Affected — Amazon is using the Thanksgiving break to quietly release some bad news - they're shutting down one of its web services - Alexa Web Search. The service, which we first covered way back in 2006 …
John Cook / TechFlash: Amazon pulling plug on Alexa Web Search
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
uTorrent Releases Long-Awaited Mac Version — Until today, uTorrent - the client of choice for most BitTorrent users - was only available on Windows PCs. Now, after years of waiting, Mac users finally have the chance to try uTorrent, to see for themselves how it fares against the competition.
Discussion: TechCrunch, TUAW, p2pnet and digg.com
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Finally, µTorrent Releases A Mac Version
Christina Warren / TUAW: uTorrent for Mac beta officially released
Jon / p2pnet: uTorrent — for Apple Macs
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
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic now shipping
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic now shipping
Discussion: Engadget and mobilesyrup.com
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget: Nokia's 5800 XpressMusic goes on sale somewhere in the world
Nokia intros Home Control Center platform — World's-largest cellphone maker Nokia on Thursday announced it is developing the Nokia Home Control Center, a platform that will allow users to control their home electronics, security systems and energy management systems via a mobile device.
Discussion: IntoMobile and Inquirer
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: Nokia Announces Home Control Center
Emma Hughes / Inquirer: Nokia announces new home automation platform
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
Estonian ISP Cuts off Control Servers for Srizbi Botnet — An Estonian ISP that temporarily hosted the command-and-control servers for the Srizbi botnet, responsible for a large portion of the world's spam, has cut off those servers, according to computer security analysts.
Discussion: InfoWorld and Security Fix
Labnol / Digital Inspiration:
Terror Attacks in Mumbai & Overestimating the Potential of Twitter — What just happened in Mumbai has given us ("bloggers") another chance to proclaim that Twitter, and not mainstream media, is “the” place to go for getting breaking news updates. See this conversation on Techmeme.
Discussion: Outside the Lines, The Globe and Mail and Laurel Papworth
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines: The information flow from Mumbai
Mathew Ingram / The Globe and Mail: Yes, Twitter is a news source
Laurel Papworth / Social Networks: Mumbai: Breaking News...
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Yes, Twitter is a source of journalism
Yes, Twitter is a source of journalism
MG Siegler / VentureBeat: CNN quakes as Twitter rapid fires Mumbai news
Stephanie Busari / CNN: Tweeting the terror: How social media reacted to Mumbai
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: I Can't Believe Some People Are Still Saying Twitter Isn't A News Source
Tony Hung / Deep Jive Interests: Will Qik Be The Next Twitter?
Svetlana Gladkova / Profy: Mumbai Attacks: Twitter Adds to the Noise but Is Still Valuable
Amy Gahran / E-Media Tidbits: Following Mumbai Attacks via Social Media
Buckpost / Twitterrati: Breaking News as it Happens
Om Malik / GigaOM: Terrorist Attacks In Bombay, Follow on Twitter
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: FOLLOWING THE MUMBAI SHOOTINGS...SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO.
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room: Mumbai Attack Aftermath Detailed, Tweet by Tweet
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 …
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
U.S. Army Goes Bot Hunting — As an automated network-flow analysis tool, BotHunter uses IDS routines to scan inbound and outbound network packet headers and payloads. — Most people whose computers have been turned into bots and linked to a botnet have no idea that their machines have been commandeered by cybercriminals.
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
Elaine Chow / Gizmodo: Made-In-China Handset Turns iPhone Into a Clamshell
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
In the wake of MySpace verdict, could social networks do more to protect consumers? — A federal jury in Los Angeles today delivered a mixed verdict in the MySpace cyber-bullying trial, convicting a Missouri woman of three misdemeanor charges of computer fraud for creating a phony account …
Discussion: New York Times
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times: Verdict in MySpace Suicide Case
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: TheNextWeb.com and Alley Insider
Zee M Kane / TheNextWeb.com: Study Shows Brand Building Online Works
Nicholas Carlson / Alley Insider: New Brand Ad Study To Be Thankful For