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November 22, 2012, 11:40 PM

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AnandTech:
iPad mini Review  —  Over the last two months, Apple has updated almost all of its core product lines, with the addition of a 13" model to the Retina MacBook Pro line and new silicon for the iPad and Mac mini to go with ground up redesigns for the iPhone, iMac, iPod touch, and iPod nano.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Windows 8 store adds 7,000 apps in two weeks to pass 20,000 mark, almost 18,000 are free  —  The Windows Store in Windows 8 has passed 20,000 apps.  It's not clear exactly when it happened, but Win App Update, which keeps track of the totals, posted on Thursday that the milestone was likely reached on Tuesday.
New York Times:
The Shrewd Shopper Carries a Smartphone  —  This Black Friday, to the tech-aware go the spoils.  —  Retailers are trying to lure shoppers away from the Internet, where they have increasingly been shopping to avoid Black Friday madness, and back to the stores.
Tweets: @ryan_fisk
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Media bigs flock to YouTube power players  —  Why MCNs like Fullscreen, Maker are luring investors  —  Above: Fullscreen CEO George Strompolos, right, holds a meeting with staffers in Culver City, CA.  —  There may be no better sign that there's a hot Internet sector brewing than Peter Chernin choosing to invest there — repeatedly.
Tweets: @fullscreen and @hunterwalk
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Yahoo's Ad Sell-Through Rate on its Log-in Page Has Plummeted  —  A Huge Display Unit to Appeal to Brand Advertisers  —  One of Yahoo's prime pieces of ad real estate has been awfully ad-free of late, according to a report from financial research firm Macquarie Equities Research.
More: Business InsiderTweets: @timcohn
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Venture-Backed Commerce Sites Banking on TV Ads to Lure Big Audiences  —  Search engine optimization, Google AdWords and email lists are all essential components of online campaigns, but several e-commerce companies are giving mass media a whirl.  —  Slightly ahead of the holidays …
More: ECPM BLOG
David Kravets / Wired:
Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear a School-Issued RFID Tracker  —  A Texas high school student is being suspended for refusing to wear a student ID card implanted with a radio-frequency identification chip.  —  Northside Independent School District in San Antonio began issuing …
Erica Orden / Wall Street Journal:
DreamWorks Releases Software Used in ‘Guardians’  —  DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., after spending years developing specialized software used to make one of its most expensive movies ever, is giving it away free to competitors.  —  The studio released onto the open market one of the primary tools used …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
IBM: Thanksgiving Sales Data Shows Mobile Commerce Jumping, iPhone/iPad Driving 19% Of Traffic, Social Nets Only 0.2%  —  ComScore yesterday predicted that e-commerce sales would jump by 14% this holiday season compared to last year, to $42 billion, and some numbers just out from IBM's Benchmark service …

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