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1:00 PM ET, November 24, 2011

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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
AT&T pulls T-Mobile application from FCC, records provisional $4bn loss  —  The FCC's decision to request a formal administrative hearing into AT&T's proposed takeover of T-Mobile USA has caused the US carrier to take drastic action: AT&T and Deutsche Telekom have just announced …
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Cornelius Rahn / Bloomberg:
AT&T to Record $4 Billion Costs This Quarter on T-Mobile Risks
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
The Closed, Unfriendly World Of Wikipedia  —  Right now, Wikipedia is busy asking for donations to stay afloat.  Here's a thought.  If it wants donations, maybe open things up so that outsiders feel like they can contribute expert knowledge without wasting their time.  —  A Debate Over Notability
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft's Black Friday: $100 Kinect, free Windows Phone, discounts on Office and games  —  Microsoft's growing retail footprint, in stores and online, comes with an obligation to participate in the annual Black Friday sales — at least if it wants to keep up with the competition in the madness …
Discussion: Softpedia News, PhoneArena and I4U News
Royal Pingdom:
Ubuntu Linux losing popularity fast.  New Unity interface to blame?  —  Don't panic Ubuntu fans but your favorite desktop Linux distribution has fallen to fourth place in DistroWatch's latest ranking.  —  Ubuntu has been overtaken by Fedora, Mint, and openSUSE.
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Investors Are Un-Friending Social Media  —  Tech IPOs floated like butterflies.  Now they're stinging like bees.  —  Limiting the share float as part of their initial public offerings helped Groupon, LinkedIn and Pandora Media achieve bubbly valuations early on.
Discussion: @jspepper
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft planning beta of next-generation Office 15 suite in January  —  Microsoft is planning the first beta of its Office 15 software in January, WinRumors has learned.  —  The software giant is currently preparing final milestone builds of Office 15 in preparation for a full beta in late January …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
MPAA Costs Hollywood More Than US BitTorrent Piracy  —  The movie industry claims that piracy is costing them billions of dollars a year.  —  Luckily for Hollywood, many Americans choose to consume their online media through legal services such as Netflix.
Kellex / Droid Life:
DROID 4 Scheduled to Launch December 8, Same Day as the Galaxy Nexus?  —  Could the DROID 4 find its way into stores on December 8 alongside the Galaxy Nexus?  According to the latest info from our friends at Verizon, that's exactly what the plan is.  Well, the Nexus is still up in the air …
Felix Salmon:
Why Apple's customers cripple its user experience  —  Apple products have always cost more than the equivalent products elsewhere.  It's one of the reasons that Apple has historically had very high brand loyalty and very low market share — a classic luxury-good combination.
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Wary Of SOPA, Reddit Users Aim To Build A New, Censorship-Free Internet  —  Users of the social news and community site Reddit don't like the way the government seems to be muscling in on the Internet.  So they plan to build a new one.  —  Redditors have flocked over the last week …
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple Removes Big Fish Game Subscription Service From Its App Store  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) removed Big Fish Games Inc.'s subscription service from its App Store, reversing a move that would have given iPad users access to dozens of video games for a monthly fee.
Rich Trenholm / Crave:
Europe rules your ISP can't be forced to block pirate sites … Good news from Europe: your ISP can't be forced to monitor or block you from using the Web.  A European court has ruled that record labels and film studios can't use the courts to instruct your broadband company to track you or try to block you.
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Forget Shopping, Friday Is Update Your Parents' Browser Day!  —  Thanksgiving is coming up, that time when families gather together to share food, extend gratitude, and marvel at how Dad still uses Internet Explorer 6.  No, seriously, Dad, how can you be using a browser developed during the Clinton administration?
Liau Yun Qing / ZDNet Asia:
SPH sues Yahoo for copyright infringement  —  Singapore media organization Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Yahoo for reproducing content from its stable of newspapers.  The Web giant has refuted the charge, however, saying it intends to “vigorously defend” itself.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Zinio Raises $20 Million For Digital Newsstand  —  Zinio, which bills itself as the world's largest digital newsstand and bookstore, has raised $20 million in new funding according to an SEC filing.  —  Zinio provides global access to thousands of magazine titles from most major publishers in a variety of languages.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Oink Hits 100K Downloads, With 100K Items Added In Under Three Weeks  —  In two and a half weeks since its launch, micro-recommendation app Oink has clocked in a 100k downloads, with a symmetrical 100k items added and tagged.  A product of Kevin Rose's Milk Studios, Rose tells me that the app …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs Exhibit on Display at U.S. Patent Office Museum  —  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week opened a new exhibit honoring Steve Jobs at its museum in Alexandria, Virginia.  Located in the atrium of the office's Madison Building headquarters, the free museum offers interactive exhibits …
 
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Sarah McBride / Reuters:
IPOs stoke San Francisco housing market
Danielle Kucera / Bloomberg:
Amazon, EBay Pop Up on Retail's Turf to Grab Holiday Sales: Tech
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Business Week:
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Jasmin Melvin / Reuters:
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 Earlier Items: 
Michael Gorman / Engadget:
Personal Audio strikes again, has the Kindle Fire in its patent trolling sights
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Microsoft's Craig Mundie On Siri: Been There, Done That (Video)
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
As Investors Flee Groupon, Outlook for I.P.O.'s Darkens
comScore, Inc.:
comScore Forecasts 15 Percent Growth for 2011 U.S. Holiday E-Commerce Spending
Discussion: TechCrunch