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6:35 PM ET, November 29, 2009

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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple to Take iPhone's Maps App to ‘the Next Level’  —  MacRumors has found a new Apple job listing seeking an iPhone Software Engineer to join the iPhone and iPod Touch Maps team with the goal of taking the iPhone's built-in Maps App to “the next level”:
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Tweetie 2.1 Hits The App Store With Lists, Retweets, Geolocation And More  —  Earlier this month we did a preview of Tweetie 2.1, the latest version of the popular iPhone Twitter client.  Today, it has just hit the App Store as a free download for Tweetie 2 owners.
Discussion: Download Squad, Fone Arena and MacNN
comScore, Inc.:
Black Friday Boasts $595 Million in U.S. Online Holiday Spending, Up 11 Percent Versus Year Ago  —  Strong Lead-Up to Black Friday Boosts Holiday Spending Growth to 3 Percent for the First 27 Days of the Season  —  comScore (NASDAQ : SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world …
Discussion: TechFlash, MediaMemo and Orbitcast
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
The Killed Windows 7 Family Guy Special Even More Horrible Than I Imagined  —  Microsoft's posted the clips from Family Guy's killed hackathon that would've shilled for Windows 7, and they're even more brain-liquefyingly stupid than I thought.  Just watch, but when your brains leak out your ears, don't say I didn't warn you.
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Starts Field Testing Next Generation iPhone (3,1)  —  iPhone developer Pandav has informed MacRumors that they have spotted usage records for an unreleased iPhone in their app's analytics.  The app used was iBART [Free / Paid], a public transportation guide for the San Francisco train system.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Only 8 Bugs Stand In The Way Of Chrome For Mac Beta  —  We know that a beta version of Chrome for Mac is due at least by the end of December, but today brings more confirmation that it may be even closer than that.  Mike Pinkerton, the guy leading the Chrome for Mac team …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Intel's desktop roadmap leaked, with faster i5 and i7, introduction of i3  —  Just when you thought you had enough gigahertz in your life, along come the folks at Impress to blow the doors off Intel's upcoming crop of desktop processors.  In the highly detailed charts there's wild talk of a low-powered …
Discussion: AppleInsider and Gizmodo
rssCloud Blog:
We need: A programmable Twitter client  —  Unix had a shell language.  DOS had a batch language.  Lotus 1-2-3 had its macro language.  Emacs is a programming tool as much as it is a text editor.  We have gotten out of the habit of making programmable end-user products …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Macs are Amazon's ‘Most Wished For’  —  But some people may not be getting the computers they hoped for this holiday season  —  On the eve of Cyber Monday, Apple (AAPL) Macs held the top three spots on Amazon's (AMZN) “Most Wished For” laptop list, as well as the top four spots on the desktop computer wish list.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
TechFlash:
Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook get free pass from potential rivals  —  After watching the rise of YouTube, Microsoft launched its own Soapbox video site.  After seeing Craigslist pull in huge amounts of traffic, the Redmond company launched its own online classifieds, Windows Live Expo.  Its Evite competitor?
Thanks:atul
Paul Buchheit:
So I finally tried Wave...  Last week, TechCrunch published a story about me not yet trying Google Wave ("Gmail Creator Thinks Email Will Last Forever.  And Hasn't Tried Google Wave").  The is apparently unacceptable, or as one commenter put it, “Paul may have been trying to be cool and ironic …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Watch Out Foursquare, Facebook is Poised To Dominate Geo  —  Over the last six months just about all of my tech friends have started using Foursquare, a geolocation-based game that was built by the creators of Google-acquired Dodgeball.  Some of them will literally pull out their phones …
Discussion: thylmann.net and TechCrunch Europe, Thanks:atul
 
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Jeremy Hsu / LiveScience:
Smartphones Could Form Chemical Detection Networks
Discussion: Softpedia News
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Microsoft's top developers prefer old-school coding methods
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