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The Ultimate Black Friday 2010 Cheat Sheet [Updated]  —  Black Friday's the biggest shopping day of the year.  There are 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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google's Internal Chrome OS Netbooks Codenamed “Mario” And “Andretti”?  —  So, it appears that the first Chrome OS netbooks are set to launch in the next few weeks.  And it now appears that the first ones will be Google-branded versions, built by a third-party manufacturer.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google VP: Chrome OS Coming To Tablets & TVs; Windows And Sys Admins Going Down
Discussion: Electronista and LAPTOP Magazine
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
‘Collections’, PDF E-Mailing and Printing coming to iBooks  —  Just yesterday we reported that Steve Jobs informed a customer that better iBooks management would be ‘coming’ and today we got our hands on the details.  First of all folders are indeed coming to iBooks for iOS and are similar to the folders on the iOS 4 homescreen.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Kinect hacks let you control a web browser and Windows 7 using only The Force (updated)  —  Hacking the Xbox 360 Kinect is all about baby steps on the way to what could ultimately amount to some pretty useful homebrew.  Here's a good example cooked up by some kids at the MIT Media Lab Fluid …
Richard Tyler / Telegraph:
Groupon explains why Google is in takeover talks  —  US voucher website Groupon, which trades in the UK as MyCityDeal, sets out why companies like Google and Yahoo! are interested in the fast growing company  —  Groupon has revealed why companies like Yahoo and Google may want to buy the fast growing online discount voucher company.
Discussion: The Next Web
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
A Look At Windows Phone 7 Marketplace's Catalog, App Prices (Distimo Report)  —  App store analytics provider Distimo took its monthly look at the world of mobile application stores, and this time zoomed in on the differences between Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Marketplace and Windows Marketplace for Mobile (6.x).
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Imran / iThinkDifferent:
The first Windows Phone 7 'Jailbreak'/Unlock ChevronWP7 is Out - Download now!
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Inevitable!  Google Chrome Extension Exports Your Facebook Contacts  —  Well look what we have here ... Last time we checked in on the Facebook/Google slapfight, Facebook had removed the option to import your contacts from Gmail and was still holding strong on the whole …
Discussion: Examiner
Chris Chang / M.I.C gadget:
The End of Apple CEO Action Figure  —  A few hours ago, we have just received an email from a law firm representing Apple.Inc. Apple has informed us that this phenomenal SJ action figure, has not consented to the use of Apple's copyrights and trademarks, therefore they request us immediately …
Discussion: Fortune
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Digits:
Once Tossed Aside, a Homecoming for Sony's E-Reader  —  Who says you can't go home again?  —  Sony Corp.'s digital e-book reader, which will go on sale in Japan on Dec. 10, is the rare example of a consumer product being reintroduced in Japan after an initial flop at home and then finding success abroad.
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo:
The TSA Needs to Opt Out of Tweeting  —  The TSA has its own Twitter account—which could be a great way to inform the scared, angry public (and do damage control).  Instead, it's filled with idiotic, tasteless, and downright creepy tweets.  Funded by your tax money.
Jon Evans / TechCrunch:
Can Anything Stop The Facebook Juggernaut?  —  So.  Facebook.  $35 billion valuation; 600 million users; 25% of all US Web traffic — and all that with fewer employees than Google has job openings.  The inventor of the World Wide Web recently warned that the web may be endangered by Facebook's colossal walled garden.
 
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