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Nokia:
Desktop.  Laptop.  Pocket: The era of the personal Internet dawns with the Nokia N97  —  Tilting touch display, QWERTY keyboard and personalized home screen - a true mobile computer  —  Barcelona, Spain - Nokia today unveiled the Nokia N97, the world's most advanced mobile computer …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia unveils flagship N97 phone [update: video!]  —  Details are in, Nokia has a new flagship phone.  The N97 packs a 3.5-inch, 640 x 360 pixel (that's a 16:9 aspect ratio) resistive touchscreen display with tactile feedback and QWERTY keyboard into this sliding communicator with an …
John Mahoney / Gizmodo:
Nokia N97 Unveiled, The First High-End N-Series Touch Phone
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:   Hands on with Nokia's iPhone killer
Robert Andrews / mocoNews.net:
Nokia World Notes: Handset Maker Promises to ‘Coordinate The World’ …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Nokia N97: the ultimate Facebook device
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Former AOL Chief Seeks Funds for Yahoo Deal  —  Former AOL Chief Executive Jonathan Miller is trying to raise money to purchase a portion or all of Yahoo Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.  —  Mr. Miller has been talking to private equity investors and sovereign wealth funds …
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Ex-AOL CEO Miller Reportedly Raising Funds To Bid For Yahoo; But Could Be For His Own Fund  —  Jon Miller, former CEO of AOL and now one of the founders of VC firm Velocity along with Ross Levinsohn, is in the process of raising funds to try to buy Yahoo, reports the WSJ, citing sources.
Electronista:
iPhone soars to 16.6% of smartphone market  —  The iPhone is now not only the second most popular smartphone in the world but has saved the smartphone industry from a decline this past summer, according to a research note by Needham analyst Charlie Wolf.  Apple's handset has represented …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Windows Live Rolls Out Its New Social Network Hub, Boosts SkyDrive/Photo Storage to 25 GB  —  Today, Microsoft is rolling out some of the sweeping changes to Windows Live it announced two weeks ago.  Windows Live seems to be gradually replacing MSN as Microsoft's central hub for everything you do on the Web.
Discussion: Technologizer
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Gina Bianchini / Ning Blog:
The End of the Red Light District  —  As individuals and as a service, we stand for the freedom to create your own social networks for anything.  We believe that people should be able to set their own social norms and Ning, as a broad-based service, is designed to respect many different perspectives …
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Apple announces Top 10 iPhone App downloads of 2008  —  With 2008 on the way out and right around 10,000 applications behind them, Apple has released a series of lists outlining which applications scored the most downloads since the App Store's launch back in July.
YouTube Blog:
A YouTube for All of Us  —  As a community, we have come to count on each other to be entertained, challenged, and moved by what we watch and share on YouTube.  We've been thinking a lot lately about how to make the collective YouTube experience even better, particularly on our most visited pages.
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Netbooks Dominate Cyber Monday on Amazon  —  Netbooks dominated the Computers & PC hardware bestsellers list on Amazon.com on Cyber Monday in the U.S., the biggest online shopping day of the year.  —  The mini-laptops, with 7-inch to 10-inch screens, are popular because they're about half …
Spencer E. Ante / Business Week:
Digg: Not for Sale  —  The news aggregation site's CEO, Jay Adelson, spelled out Digg's drive for profitability  —  Over the last few years, Digg has become Silicon Valley's version of the boy who cried wolf.  Like the child who warned local villagers that a wolf was about to attack his flock of sheep …
James Yum / Gmail Blog:
Gmail on your Desktop  —  On the Google Desktop gadgets team, we've seen countless requests for a Gmail gadget over the years.  That gadget is finally here, so if you've got Google Desktop for Windows, give it a try.  —  You'll see that it covers the basics such as reading, searching, and sending messages.
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
Windows market share drops to 15-year low  —  Chicago (IL) - Earlier today, we reported that Microsoft's Internet Explorer has dropped below 70% for the first time nearly nine years.  Even worse, market research firm Net Applications now estimates Microsoft's Windows market share at less than 90% …
Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register:
Oracle, Emulex grant Linux data integrity  —  A cure for silent corruption  —  Database maker Oracle and host bus adapter maker Emulex today announced that they have contributed code to eliminate silent data corruption to the open source Linux operating system.
Discussion: LinuxWorld.com
Mmanos / LooseBolts:
Our Vision for Generation 4 Modular Data Centers - One way of Getting it just right . . .  Data Centers are a hot topic these days.  No matter where you look, this once obscure aspect of infrastructure is getting a lot of attention.  For years, there have been cost pressures on IT operations and this …
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple finally taking orders for new in-ear headphones  —  Apple this week began accepting orders for a pair of new headphone options designed for iPods, nearly three months after the accessories were first announced at a September media event.  —  The Apple online store is now reflecting availability …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Songbird Takes Flight With 1.0 Release  —  Songbird, the open-source, media focused web browser, has launched its 1.0 milestone release to the public.  The browser, which we've covered extensively since it was first announced back in 2005, offers a number of features that make it an appealing alternative …
Discussion: Download Squad and Ars Technica
Google Mac Blog:
Google Calendar now supports Apple iCal  —  The Google Calendar team is proud to announce the public release of our support for the CalDAV protocol.  You can now use Apple iCal with your Google Calendar, so you can work even when you're offline, sync almost instantly, respond to invitations …
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Exploring Liquid Notebook Cooling Systems for Cooler Laps  —  MacNN reports on a newly published Apple patent application which details ongoing research into alternative cooling systems for notebook computers.  —  Specifically, Apple explores the possibility of a liquid cooling system for their notebook computers.
Discussion: AppleInsider, MacNN and SlashGear
geeksugar:
Lindsay Lohan Rants About Facebook on MySpace  —  Although her MySpace account was hacked in the past, Lindsay Lohan is setting the record straight on her personal MySpace blog about her love for MySpace and her issues with Facebook. … Needless to say, Ms. Lohan was not impressed and expressed …
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Asustek to replace Atom with Celeron in Eee Box to boost sales  —  While its nettop products have not sold as well as expected since debuting four months ago, Asustek is introducing a Celeron version of the Eee Box priced at NT$7,988 (US$240) in order to increase shipments for this year, according to market sources.
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Ask DLS: Vista SP2 Beta released: Does the public care?  —  While most people probably don't care what Microsoft does to patch or improve Windows Vista any more, Service Pack 2 is now available to Technet and MSDN subscribers and is slated for public release on December 4th.
Discussion: The Windows Blog and CNET News
Robin Harding / Financial Times:
Canon clear to launch new type of TV  —  Canon, the Japanese consumer electronics group, is clear to launch a new type of television after winning a patent lawsuit that has delayed its progress for more than three years.  —  Nasdaq-listed Applied Nanotech, which had sued the Japanese company …
Arn / MacRumors:
Macworld San Francisco 2009 Registration, New Macs, 32GB iPhones?  —  Macworld announced on Monday that the “early bird” registration for Macworld San Francisco 2009 will be extended until December 8th.  The early registration provides a discount on the price of admission.
 
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