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12:25 PM ET, November 27, 2009

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Mac Pro / AppleInsider:
Black Friday Mac and iPod price guides: find the lowest prices  —  Apple early Friday morning kicked off its annual Black Friday sale, offering $101 off MacBook Pros and iMacs.  However, the Mac maker's authorized resellers have far undercut the company, slashing up to $300 off MacBook Pros and $180 off iMacs.
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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 …
The Official Google Blog:
The new Black (Friday)  —  The traditional kick-off to the holiday shopping season, Black Friday, has arrived.  If you're anything like us, you'll be seeking out the newest, coolest products and best deals today as you make those special holiday purchases.  —  Using Insights for Search …
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Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com:
Apple UK Black Friday deals likely to disappoint
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
How to Prepare Your iPhone for Black Friday
Serkan Toto / TechCrunch:
6 Reasons Why Twitter Japan's Subscription Model Might Work (In Japan)  —  We reported today that Digital Garage, Twitter's partner in Japan, is ready to roll out a new, Japan-only way to monetize the service.  The way it'll work is pretty simple: Japanese Twitter users will soon be able …
Discussion: Softpedia News
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Anita Davis / Media Asia:
Twitter Japan to introduce payment model  —  TOKYO - Twitter Japan has further moved to differentiate itself from its global counterpart through the introduction of a tiered payment model that will charge audiences to view tweets from premium Twitter accounts.
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Next Web
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.
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
iTunes tagging goes live on Absolute Radio  —  Absolute Radio has become the first European station to activate the iTunes tagging service available to iPod nano owners.  —  Listeners of Absolute Radio, on 105.8 FM in London, who use the nano's built-in radio player, will now be able to ‘tag’ songs they like.
Discussion: The Next Web
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 …
Sebastian Rupley / GigaOM:
Samsung's bada Mobile Platform Due Dec. 8th  —  Samsung, after unveiling its open mobile platform for touch screen-based mobile phones, bada, earlier this month, and launching a related web site, has confirmed the date of its December launch event to deliver the SDK: Dec. 8th.
Discussion: SlashGear and Electronista
Owen Fletcher / PC World:
Lenovo Buys Back Phone Unit With Eye on Mobile Web Products  —  Lenovo will buy back the mobile phone unit that it spun off last year, reversing a move it originally made to focus on its core business in PCs, the company said late Friday.  —  The PC maker will buy Lenovo Mobile …
TMCnet:
Man held over selling software that allows unlimited copies of TV shows  —  Kyodo News International - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) — A 39-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of selling software that deactivates a DVD recorder function and enables unlimited copies …
Discussion: Softpedia News and The Register
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 …
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