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12:30 PM ET, November 25, 2010

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Gizmodo:
The Ultimate Black Friday 2010 Cheat Sheet  —  Black Friday's the biggest shopping day of the year.  There's tons of deals—and not-really-deals capitalizing on the hysteria.  So, we've combed through every single deal we could find and ranked them all.  Presenting your Black Friday Cheat Sheet.
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Apple's Australian Store discounts most things by around 10 percent, foreshadows Black Friday deals  —  Just like last year and the year before, Apple's kicking off its Black Friday sale in the land of Oz first.  Australian Mac lovers can now buy the iMac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air …
AppleInsider:
Apple resellers launch early Black Friday sales: $150 off MacBooks, $270 off MacBook Pros, more...  A pair of leading Apple Authorized Resellers launched early Black Friday sales overnight, offering up to $400 off new Macs, including $150 off white MacBooks, up to $270 off MacBook Pros …
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.
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.
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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 …
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.
Cade Metz / The Register:
Apple bars ‘all single-station radio apps’ from iPhone  —  'They're like fart apps,' howl Jobsian minions  —  Apple is now barring all single-station radio applications from the iPhone and iPad, insisting that “single station apps are the same as a fart app and represent spam in the iTunes store.”
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: p2pnet, Inquirer and The Register
The H Open Source:
Ubuntu: Rolling release rumours wrong  —  Several online publications including the Register, Lifehacker and Phoronix have recently run stories quoting Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth as having said that the Ubuntu Linux distribution may be moving to a rolling release schedule.
Discussion: Digitizor
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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.
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.
Discussion: The Equity Kicker
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 …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Music Linking Site Raided By Dept. of Homeland Security / ICE  —  A large file-sharing link site dedicated to rap and hiphop music and news has been raided by the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  The servers of RapGodFathers, a site with close to 150,000 members …
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 …
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: Mashable!, TechCrunch and BBC, Thanks:chadcat
Bloomberg:
Sony Said to Seek President as Possible Successor to Stringer  —  Sony Corp., Japan's biggest exporter of consumer electronics, plans to look for a new president who could eventually succeed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer, people familiar with the matter said.
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
New Windows 0-day vulnerability emerges, bypasses UAC  —  Microsoft has confirmed it is investigating public proof of concept code for a new un-patched flaw in Windows.  —  Prevx, an IT security firm, published details of the exploit in a blog posting on Wednesday.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Stack Overflow Hits 10M Uniques, Boldly Goes Where No Q&A Site Has Gone Before  —  It seems as though Q&A network Stack Overflow has put the $6 million in funding it received back in May to good use, crossing the 10 million unique monthly visit mark as of yesterday.
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
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 …
 
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Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
FCC Delays Net Neutrality Vote — Again
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
XM, Sirius finally announce plans to merge in Canada
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Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Your Income, Home Ownership & Parenthood Status Now Available as an API
Steven Church / Bloomberg:
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