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7:25 AM ET, November 27, 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 …
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Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com:
Apple UK Black Friday deals likely to disappoint  —  Those hoping for hundreds of pounds off a new iMac or MacBook from Apple in its UK Thanksgiving Black Friday sale will probably be disappointed.  —  Although not seen as a big deal in the UK due to the fact that the British …
Dave Munger / Cognitive Daily:
What your Facebook page says about who you “really” are  —  Recently a woman had her sick leave benefits based on a diagnosis of clinical depression terminated because of a few pictures she posted on her Facebook page showing her smiling at a birthday party and enjoying a trip to the beach.
Martin Seibert / TechCrunch:
Why Google Wave Sucks, And Why You Will Use It Anyway  —  This guest post was written by Martin Seibert, a German Internet media consultant.  —  Google Wave is a hot topic at the moment.  The ambitious group collaboration and micro-messaging platform started rolling out in beta via …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Psystar promised investors huge clone sales  —  But clone maker sold just 768 systems, says Apple's economist  —  Computerworld - The Mac clone maker now fighting for its life in federal court pitched an extremely aggressive business plan to potential investors last year …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, MacDailyNews and Slashdot
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.
Jason Palmer / BBC:
Spin-based electronics gets boost  —  The next generation of computers may make use of the “spin” of electrons instead of their charge.  —  Spintronics relies on manipulating these spins to make them capable of carrying data.  —  The technique has been shown in a number of materials at low temperatures before.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Google backs bid to restore trust in ads  —  Advertising Association's ‘Front Foot’ foundation is promised support and investment from Google  —  Google has pledged to support and invest in the Advertising Association's new foundation to rebuild public trust in the UK industry.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
What is the Android 2.0 release date for first generation phones?  —  I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I often find myself in that position.  As we watched the Motorola Droid launch last month, many of our readers kept asking, “What is the Android 2.0 release date for first generation phones?”
Alex Pham / Los Angeles Times:
Cyber Monday is losing its luster for online retailers  —  As more homes get high-speed Internet access, fewer people use their work computers the Monday after Thanksgiving for holiday shopping.  Still, many merchants will be offering promotions and specials.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia X6 Comes with Music and capacitive touchscreen: shipping now  —  What are you thankful for today?  If you live in Finland or the UK and pre-ordered a X6 then you might be obliged to Nokia for having just set your new handset free.  That's right pilgrims, Nokia's new flagship Comes with Music handset is now shipping.
Discussion: 901am, Gadget Venue and Electronista
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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.
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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 …
 
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
More emerges on Microsoft's dance with newspapers
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Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Merrill Lynch: Cloud Computing Market Will Reach $160 Billion...Really?
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Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
Qualcomm's Mobile Payment Strategy: Fix the “Costanza Wallet”
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What If Steve Jobs Hadn't Returned To Apple In 1997?
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Why Google Will Buy Milo.com
 

 
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