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5:55 PM ET, November 28, 2008

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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
As Carl Icahn Buys More Yahoo Shares, Is It the Sign That a CEO Choice Is Near?  —  When everyone else has been selling, it seems Carl Icahn has decided to throw good money after bad-as in nearly $1 billion bad-by buying almost seven million more Yahoo shares, according to a regulatory filing.
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Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Icahn stock buy gives Yahoo shares a boost  —  Billionaire investor Carl Icahn spurred a rally in Yahoo shares today after he disclosed that he had increased his stake in the struggling Internet company.  —  Shares surged nearly 9% in the shortened trading session after Icahn …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel rethinks Netbooks: ‘Fine for an hour’ but...  The Netbook, take two: When Advanced Micro Devices said it wasn't going to focus on Netbooks, as Intel and its partners defined them, maybe it was on to something.  —  Intel is re-evaluating the Netbook market as possibly not The Next Big Thing.
Seb Rogers:
Official Nikon D3X specs.  It's here, folks!  —  Update, 28th November 3:40pm GMT: Scans in my original post were playing havoc with my bandwidth, so they've been removed.  However, you can find scans of the Nikon Pro mag here and here.  Thanks to Lutz for the links.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nikon outs D3x in own Pro magazine  —  Uh, oops.  Sorry Nikon but your D3x is now even less of a mystery.  According to your own Pro magazine, the D3x will sport an FX-format, 24.5 megapixel sensor shooting 5fps at full resolution or 7fps at a reduced 10 megapixels.
Joe Gould / NY Daily News:
Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede  —  A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island store Friday morning, police and witnesses said.  —  The 34-year-old worker …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Best of Black Friday Deals Complete Roundup  —  Like the rest of the holiday season, Black Friday seems like it starts earlier every year, so it feels like we've been leaking deals and doing round ups for ages.  Yet, perversely, despite the wretched economy and crushed consumer confidence …
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Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat:
New iStorez site gives users the scoop on Black Friday
Discussion: Associated Press and CNET News
Amy Gahran / E-Media Tidbits:
Responsible Tweeting: Mumbai Provides Teachable Moment  —  This morning when I checked the news about the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, I saw many people on Twitter reporting that the Indian police or government had asked Twitter users to please stop reporting on police and military operations related to the attacks.
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Arn / MacRumors:
Black Friday 2008: $300 MacBook Pro Discounts, iPhone App Sales  —  Apple has officially unveiled their Black Friday sales for their online and retail stores.  The discounts are very similar to last year's event.  The only two Mac models on sale are the iMac and MacBook with discounts of up to $101 for the mid-to-high-end models.
Bonnie Ruberg / Forbes:
How iPhone Cuts Business Travel Costs  —  Forget packing a phone, laptop, paper and pens.  Just tote an iPhone filled with business apps.  —  In an economy like this one, what company can afford to send its employees on the road with suitcases full of high-tech gadgets?
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Rogers launches the BlackBerry 8900 Curve  —  Rogers launches the BlackBerry Curve 8900  —  Forgive us for being sparse with the details, but it appears that Rogers has just launched the BlackBerry Curve 8900.  Soon Canadians will be able to exchange a cool $179.99 and 3-years of their life …
Erica Sadun / Infinite Loop:
iPhone TV-out update: Now with control screen, camera feed  —  While other families gorged on turkey, yams and pie, our family geeked out and updated our iPhone video-out prototype.  The new version supports two screens: one provided by the video-out cable, the other on the iPhone itself.
Discussion: iPhone Buzz and The iPhone Blog
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
As holiday season closes in, e-books exploding in popularity  —  There are a number of trends that have skyrocketed in popularity this year despite the otherwise muted economy.  One of those trends is the growth of e-books, popularized by the Amazon Kindle and aided by the already-established popularity of Apple's iPhone.
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Greg Miller / IGN:
PlayStation 3: Home-ward Bound
Discussion: TechSpot, Gizmodo Australia and Kotaku
Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
Clearwire completes massive Sprint merger, gets $3.2 billion infusion
Discussion: DSLreports
Julian E. Barnes / Los Angeles Times:
Cyber-attack on Defense Department computers raises concerns
Discussion: Slashdot
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Jan Libbenga / The Register:
Danish ISP ordered again to block Pirate Bay
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Meizu M8 Unboxed (Videos added)
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Micron to launch hyperfast SSD, touts 1GB/sec. throughput
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