Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
7:00 AM ET, November 28, 2011


 Top Items: 
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Apple's Black Friday Retail Store Sales were “off the charts”  —  We obviously had to white out numbers above - From Apple's Retail inventory system.  —  A source inside Apple Retail has shared with us the numbers for Apple's Black Friday sales event.  Black Friday is always huge shopping …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Black Friday E-Commerce Spending Up 26 Percent To A Record $816M; Amazon Most Visited Retailer  —  As we heard on Saturday, IBM reported a 24 percent increase in online sales for Black Friday this year.  ComScore is announcing even stronger results for e-commerce, with Black Friday seeing $816 million …
Andrea Chang / Los Angeles Times:
Cyber Monday retail sales may hit record
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Zynga's Tough Culture Risks a Talent Drain  —  Zynga's chief executive, Mark Pincus, got an earful from employees last month.  —  In dozens of e-mails to a companywide list, frustrated workers complained about the long hours and stressful deadline periods.
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Startups Are Hard.  So Work More, Cry Less, And Quit All The Whining … Suddenly everyone's complaining about how unfair things are in Silicon Valley.  How hard everyone has to work so darn hard, and how some people don't get venture capital or a nice sale to Facebook or Google even though lots …
Business Week:
In Some Virtual Worlds, the Thrill Is Gone  —  Zynga and other social game developers search for the next FarmVille-scale hit  —  Just a few weeks after Mafia Wars 2 went live on Facebook, Din Shlomi got tired of playing the game.  A self-described hard-core gamer from northern Israel …
Discussion: VG247
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Zynga Builds Its CastleVille Walls, As Its Facebook Traffic Flattens And Falls
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Disruptions: Fliers Must Turn Off Devices, but It's Not Clear Why  —  Millions of Americans who got on a plane over the Thanksgiving holiday heard the admonition: “Please power down your electronic devices for takeoff.”  —  And absolutely everyone obeyed.  I know they did because no planes fell from the sky.
Discussion: @qthrul and @pkafka
Clare Jim / Reuters:
HTC says to tough out downturn, new models coming  —  (Reuters) - HTC Corp promised competitive new models early next year and said it would stick to its strategy in the face of its biggest challenge since rising to prominence in the smartphone market.  —  HTC has become the worst performer …
Nate Bolt / TechCrunch:
Why Instagram Is So Popular: Quality, Audience, & Constraints  —  Editor's note: Guest contributor Nate Bolt runs the UX firm Bolt |  Peters, teaches design research at SVA iXD, and made that one SF to Paris time lapse.  —  I get asked a lot why Instagram is so popular.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Brian X. Chen / Bits:
A Look at Apple's Spot-the-Shopper Technology  —  A Black Friday visit to the Apple Store in Palo Alto, Calif., offered a glimpse of the new technology Apple is using to speed purchases.  —  A store employee, Diego Aguirre, demonstrated an internal iPhone application that, for the last few weeks …
L. Gordon Crovitz / Wall Street Journal:
Horror Show: Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley  —  To protect copyright, the movie industry favors legislation that would strangle the Internet.  —  Washington regulating the Internet is akin to a gorilla playing a Stradivarius.  Yet many legislators are being urged to play by lobbyists for Hollywood …
Jason Lewis / Telegraph:
Facebook faces a crackdown on selling users' secrets to advertisers  —  Facebook is facing a crackdown on how it exploits vast amounts of its users' most personal information to create bespoke advertising.  —  Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg must address privacy concerns or face fines under a new EC Directive
Kellex / Droid Life:
DROID 4 vs. DROID RAZR - The Evolution of DROID, Specs, and Official Pictures  —  The DROID 4 has come from out of no where to having us within just a couple of weeks away from launch.  The current target date that we have seen from Verizon is December 8, the same day that we could potentially …
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 7:00 AM ET, November 28, 2011.

View the current page or another snapshot:

 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Check out Black Friday deals on hot tech products  —  Look out for 1,000 Windows 10 deals at just 10 cents, Xbox One at $299 and more.
Federal Insecurity  —  The number of security incidents impacting Federal agencies has grown from 5,503 in 2006 to 67,168 in 2014 — a massive 1121% increase in 8 years — what can be done?
Converting free-to-paid  —  Through a survey of 7000 digital consumers globally, find out what prompts free users to convert to paying customers.
Upload Web Receipts for scanning with the new Google Chrome add-on  —  Remember the days of keeping receipts in a shoebox?  Sure, you had them all in one place, but they weren't organized, they weren't sorted …
CareerArc: Amazon to Hire 100k Workers this Holiday Season, Reflects Shift in US Retail  —  Amazon is the largest employer of seasonal hires in 2015.  How is the overall shift towards e-commerce changing US retail and labor?
Sponsor Techmeme
 See Also: 
Techmeme: site main
Techmeme River: reverse chronological Techmeme
Techmeme Mobile: for phones
Techmeme Leaderboard: Techmeme's top sources
Techmeme RSS feed
Techmeme on Twitter
 More Items: 
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Google seeks EU approval for Motorola Mobility deal
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
WikiLeaks delays launch of new online system
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Best Buy airs TV ads promoting itself as a source for Apple products
Discussion: PhoneArena and Phones Review
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Analysis: Sprint network upgrade may curb unlimited data
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and PhoneArena
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
A Facebook Smartphone - Why?  —  At the end of last week's Monday Note …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
More EXOdesk details surface: 10-point touch, custom HTML5 apps
 Earlier Items: 
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Data Furnaces Could Bring Heat to Homes
Steve Cheney / TechCrunch:
How to Make Your Startup Go Viral The Pinterest Way
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Researchers put smartphones on a power diet, drastically improve battery life

From Mediagazer:

Jeremy Borden / Columbia Journalism Review:
How a little-known, Uber-driving freelancer brought the lawsuit that forced Chicago to release a police shooting video

Jessica Goodman / Entertainment Weekly:
Adele's new album, 25, now available on Pandora despite not being on subscription streaming sites like Apple Music and Spotify

Alex Weprin / Politico:
CNN pivots HLN back toward news

Sister Sites:

 Must-read media news
 Politics, opinion, and current events
 Celebrity news and gossip