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5:35 PM ET, November 26, 2009


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Mac Pro / AppleInsider:
Apple MacBook Pro prices slashed by up to $300, iMacs by $180  —  One Apple authorized reseller upped the ante overnight in the ongoing Black Friday Mac price war, slashing Mac notebook prices by up to $300 and iMac prices by up to $180.  —  Macs  —  Responding to steep discounts offered by MacMall …
Discussion: Macworld
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple Black Friday deals revealed (down under)  —  Apple's Black Friday sales have begun - in Australia - there the company's range of discount deals have just this minute gone live on the Apple Store online.  —  There's special deals across the company's product range …
Discussion: Inside Social Games and MacRumors, Thanks:llsethj
Jason Fitzpatrick / Lifehacker:
Lifehacker's Guide to Making the Most of Black Friday  —  Black Friday: It's a day when you can either score killer deals on gear or pay way too much for too little.  The amount of planning and strategy you use is the biggest factor in whether or not you'll get burned.  —  Photo by mecredis.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Mininova Deletes All Infringing Torrents and Goes ‘Legal’  —  Mininova's decision to delete all infringing torrents from its index marks the end of an era that started five years ago.  —  In December 2004, the demise of the mighty Suprnova left a meteor crater in the fledgling BitTorrent landscape.
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Microsoft ‘worked with Apple’ for Silverlight on iPhone, says Goldfarb  —  It was an impressive demonstration, once they got it working: H.264 video streaming wirelessly (and slowly, at least during the caching sequence) using Microsoft's Silverlight video streaming, to an Apple iPhone.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What If Steve Jobs Hadn't Returned To Apple In 1997?  —  Today is Thanksgiving in the U.S. Traditionally we take stock of the things that we're thankful for on this day each year.  And I realized that one of those things is Steve Jobs.  I'm thankful that he returned to Apple in 1997 and did the things he has done since.
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
Graham Cluley / Graham Cluley's blog:
Ikee worm author gets job at iPhone app firm  —  The author of the world's first iPhone worm must be feeling pretty chirpy today, because he's managed to get himself a job as an iPhone application developer.  —  21-year-old Australian Ashley Towns, revealed that he was going to join mogeneration …
Chris Williams / The Register:
Virgin Media to trial filesharing monitoring system  —  CView not for you to see  —  Virgin Media will trial deep packet inspection technology to measure the level of illegal filesharing on its network, but plans not to tell the customers whose traffic will be examined.
Discussion: The Next Web UK, News and p2pnet
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Draws A Line In The Sand For Third Party Ad Networks  —  If you had any question as to those Facebook ad networks that developers can run on their applications, question no longer.  Yesterday evening Facebook posted an update with those ad networks which are safe to run and those that aren't …
Erik / Wikimedia blog:
Wikipedia's Volunteer Story  —  What's happening to Wikipedia's volunteer community?  Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that “Volunteers Log Off as Wikipedia Ages”.  The article is a comprehensive description of the challenges and opportunities facing the Wikipedia community.
Discussion: Andrew Lih, The Next Web and Telegraph
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Black Friday Is for Suckers  —  Netbooks, e-book readers, and other post-Thanksgiving bargains to avoid.  —  Black Friday is a treacherous time.  Lured in by the promise of fantastic bargains, you flock to local big-box retailers, facing the threat of injury or even death to grab unbelievably cheap “doorbuster” gizmos.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Corel Buys Out Corel  —  Apologies for the confusing headline, but I couldn't resist.  —  This morning, long-time software maker Corel Corporation turned over full ownership to Corel Holdings, a limited partnership controlled by an affiliate of Vector Capital, majority investor of the company behind …
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Google backs bid to restore trust in ads
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
More emerges on Microsoft's dance with newspapers
Discussion: Seeking Alpha, Thanks:sohear
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Merrill Lynch: Cloud Computing Market Will Reach $160 Billion...Really?
Discussion: Money Morning
Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
Qualcomm's Mobile Payment Strategy: Fix the “Costanza Wallet”
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Microsoft's Xbox Live Sees 2 Million Facebook Users in First Week — What's Next?
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 Earlier Items: 
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Why Google Will Buy
Louis Gray:
Is There a Looming Battle Over OAuth's Successor?
Discussion: Stay N' Alive, Thanks:atul
March / Bloomberg:
Draper Fisher to Raise $400 Million for Startups in India, U.S.
Discussion: The Next Web
Brian Heater / AppScout:
New Site Logs iPhone App Store Rejections