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8:40 AM ET, November 25, 2010

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Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Chrome OS consumer launch pushed to 2011, Google-branded Chromebook could still arrive this year  —  It's almost time to eat turkey and then jet out to Best Buy to be trampled by mad shoppers.  Oh yes, the holiday season is just about here, which according to a few posts we've written …
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Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
For Google, the Browser Does It All  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — When a Google engineer gave top executives computers running the company's new Chrome operating system, Sergey Brin, Google's co-founder, tried to hold on to his computer running an older version.
Brandon Bailey / Mercury News:
Apple makes big land purchase in Cupertino  —  At a time when Apple is adding new workers almost as fast as it sells new iPhones and iPads, the pioneering computer maker has made a 98-acre land purchase that will roughly double the size of its home base in Cupertino.
Agence France Presse:
Branson launching digital magazine for iPad  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - British tycoon Richard Branson on Tuesday will unveil a digital magazine tailored for viewing on Apple's popular iPad tablet computers, according to press conference invitations.  —  Word of Branson's plans to publish …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
When iPad 2 Hits, Will iPad 1 Go Cheap Or Extinct?  —  With iOS 4.2 finally out in the wild, the iPad has effectively been rejuvenated.  And there's no question that Apple is going to sell a massive amount of them during the Holiday shopping season.  But what comes next?  Well, the iPad 2, of course.
Steve Butcher / Sydney Morning Herald:
Teen admits to attacks on federal websites over internet filter  —  Student with a grudge ... Steve Slayo with his girlfriend Lisa outside court yesterday.  —  STEVE SLAYO sat glued to his bedroom computer into the early morning hours, stewing over plans by the Communications Minister …
Discussion: Inquirer and The Register
Captainkrtek / xda-developers:
XDA Exclusive: Gingerbread 2.3 / Nexus S Pictures  —  Well, we have a little Thanksgiving treat for all of you.  Thanks to a source that chooses to remain anonymous, we got exclusive pictures of the elusive Gingerbread!  We can now confirm Gingerbread is Android 2.3 and not 3.0.
David Pogue / New York Times:
The Lessons of 10 Years of Talking Tech  —  It's a special week in America.  All over the country, families are gathering in warmly lighted homes.  They're sitting down to fancy feasts at decorated tables.  They smile, they pour libations, they raise their glasses.
Lance Ulanoff / PC Magazine:
RIAA Misfires, Grazes PCMag.com  —  How did we end up being the music industry's scapegoat, and what do we think about it.  —  The music industry has gone off the deep end.  Now they want to lay the blame for music piracy on PCMag.com's doorstep.  Seriously, over a dozen music industry execs signed …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
ChangeWave: Apple headed for “most explosive holiday season in its history”  —  Planned consumer electronics spending is up this year, and Apple is driving much of it  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: ChangeWave Research  —  Apple (AAPL) is the hero of a survey of 2,812 American consumers released Wednesday …
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Windows Phone 7 now has over 15,000 developers and nearly 3,000 apps and games  —  Microsoft revealed on Tuesday that is now has over 15,000 registered Windows Phone 7 developers.  —  The amount of Windows Phone developers has increased by around 80% since September.
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
A Friend Request from Diaspora: We Accept, but we're slightly disappointed.  —  In April of this year, amid massive hell-raising over Facebook's privacy settings, four NYU students thought they could make the online social experience better.  —  Their idea, Diaspora “aims to be a distributed network …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!, Thanks:chadcat
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Just Ahead Of Thanksgiving, Games Take Over The App Store  —  Frankly, I saw this coming: with all the offers and deals that have started to pop up in the App Store since last week, the rapid arise of games in the App Store charts doesn't come as a surprise at all.
Thanks:viticci
Steven Church / Bloomberg:
Facebook Sued by Inventor Behind Priceline.com  —  Facebook Inc., operator of the world's biggest social-networking website, was sued for patent infringement by a company controlled by Jay S. Walker, a co- inventor of Priceline.com.  Walker Digital LLC, accused Palo Alto …
Discussion: The Next Web and Neowin.net
James Governor / James Governor's Monkchips:
The iPad: Nice Piece of Glass!  Here comes HTML5  —  If you have followed RedMonk for any time you'll know that we are strong advocates for open source and open standards.  Open ecosystems create more economic and innovation opportunities than closed systems.  So far, so Adam Smith.
New York Times:
Netflix's Move Onto the Web Stirs Rivalries  —  In a matter of months, the movie delivery company Netflix has gone from being the fastest-growing first-class mail customer of the United States Postal Service to the biggest source of streaming Web traffic in North America during peak evening hours.
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Comcast, NBC argue against sharing with Internet TV  —  Comcast and NBC Universal executives met with senior officials at the Federal Communications Commission this week, urging the agency against conditions to their proposed merger that would require the new company to provide shows and movies to Internet video distributors.
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Sam Gustin / Epicenter:   FCC Delays Net Neutrality Vote — Again
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Your Internet Driver's License  —  Back in summer 2008 when we were building Stack Overflow, I chose OpenID logins for reasons documented in Does The World Really Need Yet Another Username and Password: … It always pained me greatly that every rinky-dink website on the entire internet demanded …
Discussion: TechCrunch
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Android Market To Show Content Ratings.  Devs: Get Them In Or Be Labeled “Mature”  —  As Apple CEO Steve Jobs like to point out, the Android Market is great for users who want to find porn.  While that may not be exactly true, other Android-based stores are trying to make it true.
Zach Epstein / BGR:
PlayStation Phone to be unveiled on December 9th?  —  French gadget enthusiast blog Nowhereelse has reportedly received a copy of an invitation to a mysterious press event early next month.  The event, as the invitation states, is supposedly “the most awaited event of the past 10 years.”
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Jumpin' Meerkats!  Ubuntu moving to daily downloads?  —  Six months is for your dad  —  Ubuntu is moving away from its established six-month-cycle and potentially to a future where software updates land on a daily basis.  —  Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth told press recently that a move …
Dan Whitworth / BBC:
Angry Birds switches from mobiles to games consoles  —  One of the most successful smartphone games ever is making the switch from mobiles to consoles.  —  Angry Birds has been downloaded 36 million times by people using Apple's iPhone and the Google Android operating system.
Bloomberg:
Toshiba, Vizio Are Said to Unveil Google TV Products in January  —  Toshiba Corp. and Vizio Inc. plan to release products based on Google Inc.'s TV software, lending support to the Internet search company's efforts to bring the Web to TV screens, people familiar with the matter said.
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Deep Packet Inspection Circles Back for a Second Look  —  Deep packet inspection, a creepy and invasive targeting technology, is looking to make a comeback, this time armed with opt-in consent and incentives for users.  The technology, which involves scanning data packets for information …
 
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
XM, Sirius finally announce plans to merge in Canada
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Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Your Income, Home Ownership & Parenthood Status Now Available as an API
Erik Sherman / BNET:
Google Blocks Mobile Porn Searches, but It's an Accident. …
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
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EU Parliament approves once-secret ACTA copyright treaty
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Art.sy Raises $1.25 Million From Schmidt, Murdoch, Dorsey, And Super-Artsy Angels
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