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Remainders - The Good, Bad and Ugly Things We Didn't Post (and Why)

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Today's remainders have a URL shortener from good ol' Google, the realization that people outside of the United States might want certain iPhone apps, a deal on the TomTom iPhone app, and Apple winning a bunch of awards.

Yeah, it's an Apple-dominated bunch of remainders. Maybe I'll make tomorrow's three-fourths Microsoft for some balance.

Kindle iPhone App Now Available for Over 60 Countries

If you live in one of the many countries previously ignored when it came to availability of the iPhone Kindle App, you can stop crying: The handy-dandy app can now be downloaded through the App Store in over 60 countries. If you're still somehow overlooked, then I'm very sorry and wish I could offer you a tissue. [App Store]


Apple Named Takes Best Brand, Best Ad, Best Marketer, Best Award Winner Titles

Adweek just wrapped up their "Best of the 2000s" Awards and Apple walked away with three shiny pretend trophies. One for the brand itself, one for marketing strategies, and one, oddly enough, for the "Get a Mac" ad campaign. Congrats to them, and while at it: Congrats to Gawker for taking the "Blog of the Decade" award in the same listing. Now are we done with these awards yet? [The Loop]


Google Brings Yet Another URL Shortener Into the World

As if we don't have enough URL shorteners, Google has decided to toss in one of their own making into the new versions of the Google Toolbar and FeedBurner. I'll admit that is kinda clever and that at least there's some assurance that links won't mysteriously disappear overnight as with some tiny websites, but I still groaned when I read about yet-another-damn-URL-shortener. [Google Blog]