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9:50 AM ET, November 28, 2010

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Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Google TV Already In Trouble?  Sony Offering 25% Off Blu-ray Google TV Units  —  Google TV might be in a bit of a pickle if a Best Buy and Sony sale is any indication.  The platform launched a few weeks ago with the Logitech Revue and Sony Internet TV.  Both are loaded with the same system …
David Segal / New York Times:
For DecorMyEyes, Bad Publicity Is a Good Thing  —  SHOPPING online in late July, Clarabelle Rodriguez typed the name of her favorite eyeglass brand into Google's search bar.  —  In moments, she found the perfect frames — made by a French company called Lafont — on a Web site that looked snazzy …
Electronista:
Symbian.org shuts down Dec. 17, online distros going away  —  The Symbian Foundation late on Friday posted a warning that it would shut down its websites and its online distribution of source code on December 17.  The move follows Nokia's takeover of development and will see all code …
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
New Wikileaks Leak Will Likely be Released Tomorrow Afternoon  —  A (now-removed) note on the German magazine Der Spiegel's website strongly suggests secret-sharing website Wikileaks' latest leak, comprising thousands of confidential U.S. diplomatic cables, will be released at around 4:30pm EST tomorrow.
Discussion: WL Central and Examiner
EE Times:
Quantum hard drives on the horizon  —  Quantum hard drives on the horizon  —  PORTLAND, Ore. — The California Institute of Technology has demonstrated that quantum entanglement can simultaneously transfer whole blocks of quantum information, providing a proof-of-concept for future quantum HDs.
Discussion: Electronista and Engadget
Robert X. Cringely / I, Cringely:
The Decline and Fall of E-Mail  —  I have in my computer every e-mail message I have sent or received since 1992.  Minus the obvious spam, this database comes to about half a million messages from people as varied (or similar, if you think about it) as Larry Ellison and Larry Flynt.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Sites With Government Seized Domains Are Moving On, On Twitter  —  Last week while everyone was waiting for the COICA bill to move through Congress, the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency one upped the Attorney General and seized domain names from a group of over 70 copyright infringing websites.
Discussion: GRANDGOOD
Brad Stone / Business Week:
What's in Amazon's Box?  Instant Gratification  —  Customers love Prime, Amazon's two-day shipping program.  Now rivals such as Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, and J.C. Penney are copying it  —  Ruth Tinsley made two momentous changes to her life in the last year.  In December she had identical twin girls.
Thanks:rawmeet
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans:
Rovio: Over 7 Million People Helping Those Angry Birds Out on Android; Christmas Update Coming  —  Rovio's been fielding questions on their Twitter account from users in a conversation that went from inquiries about a Christmas add-on to why Angry Birds is free on Android and not on other platforms.
Steve Blank:
When It's Darkest Men See the Stars  —  This Thanksgiving it might seem that there's a lot less to be thankful for.  One out of ten of Americans is out of work.  The common wisdom says that the chickens have all come home to roost from a disastrous series of economic decisions including outsourcing …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple bans Android magazine app  —  Tells a Danish publisher he can't sell a magazine about Google's OS in Apple's App Store  —  Tuesday seems to have been Apple's (AAPL) day for saying “No.”  —  First Apple Legal ordered the Chinese manufacturer of a Steve Jobs look-alike doll to stop making the popular action figure.
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Jolicloud Jolibook review  —  The Jolicloud Jolibook.  Oh yes, it's sounded like a made-up device ever since the pictures of it started to leak out, but the netbook centered around the Jolicloud Linux operating system is indeed a real product.  So real that we've been using the Atom N550-powered system over the past few days.
Michael B. McLaughlin / Bob Taco Industries:
My Thoughts On “ChevronWP7”  —  Today (well, yesterday now) was Thanksgiving here in the U.S. In addition to doing my traditional family things (making and eating a large, Turkey-centered dinner), I found some time to pop on to the computer.  To my dismay I saw that the #WP7 hashtag on Twitter …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Add a Friend Without Knowing Their Name with Facebook's Updated Find Friends Browser
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Infinitec Infinite USB Memory Drive review
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Former Digg VP Of Engineering Lands At Gilt Groupe
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Cydia hack enables Airplay in all apps
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iPad 2 Getting Gyroscope, Retina Display, USB?
 

 
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