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1:05 PM ET, November 28, 2008

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Seb Rogers:
Official Nikon D3X specs.  It's here, folks!  —  Update, 28th November 3:40pm GMT: Scans in my original post were playing havoc with my bandwidth, so they've been removed.  However, you can find scans of the Nikon Pro mag here and here.  Thanks to Lutz for the links.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nikon outs D3x in own Pro magazine  —  Uh, oops.  Sorry Nikon but your D3x is now even less of a mystery.  According to your own Pro magazine, the D3x will sport an FX-format, 24.5 megapixel sensor shooting 5fps at full resolution or 7fps at a reduced 10 megapixels.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel rethinks Netbooks: ‘Fine for an hour’ but...  The Netbook, take two: When Advanced Micro Devices said it wasn't going to focus on Netbooks, as Intel and its partners defined them, maybe it was on to something.  —  Intel is re-evaluating the Netbook market as possibly not The Next Big Thing.
Arn / MacRumors:
Black Friday 2008: $300 MacBook Pro Discounts, iPhone App Sales  —  Apple has officially unveiled their Black Friday sales for their online and retail stores.  The discounts are very similar to last year's event.  The only two Mac models on sale are the iMac and MacBook with discounts of up to $101 for the mid-to-high-end models.
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Best of Black Friday Deals Complete Roundup  —  Like the rest of the holiday season, Black Friday seems like it starts earlier every year, so it feels like we've been leaking deals and doing round ups for ages.  Yet, perversely, despite the wretched economy and crushed consumer confidence …
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Rogers launches the BlackBerry 8900 Curve  —  Rogers launches the BlackBerry Curve 8900  —  Forgive us for being sparse with the details, but it appears that Rogers has just launched the BlackBerry Curve 8900.  Soon Canadians will be able to exchange a cool $179.99 and 3-years of their life …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
As Carl Icahn Buys More Yahoo Shares, Is It the Sign That a CEO Choice Is Near?  —  When everyone else has been selling, it seems Carl Icahn has decided to throw good money after bad-as in nearly $1 billion bad-by buying almost seven million more of Yahoo shares, according to a regulatory filing.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Guilty Verdict in Cyberbullying Case Provokes Many Questions Over Online Identity  —  Is lying about one's identity on the Internet now a crime?  —  The verdict Wednesday in the MySpace cyberbullying case raised a variety of questions about the terms that users agree to when they log on to Web sites.
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Sze / iTech News Net:
Meizu M8 Unboxed (Videos added)  —  Meizu will begin the mass production of M8, an iPhone-like touchscreen mobile phone, on 8 December.  The company has sent an unit of M8 to PCOnline for review.  Not only the phone itself, the package of M8 is similar to that of iPhone.
Discussion: Electronista, SlashGear and Engadget
Jan Libbenga / The Register:
Danish ISP ordered again to block Pirate Bay  —  Landmark decision or just a needle prick?  —  Danish ISP Sonofon (part of Tele2) has once again been ordered by a Danish court to block the controversial Swedish BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay.  The record industry represented …
Discussion: Music Ally
Economist:
Not ye olde banners  —  Internet advertising will be relatively unscathed in the downturn  —  AT THE beginning of the year Jeff Zucker, the boss of NBC Universal, a big television and film company, told an audience of TV executives that their biggest challenge was to ensure …
Stephanie Busari / CNN:
Tweeting the terror: How social media reacted to Mumbai  —  (CNN) — It was the day social media appeared to come of age and signaled itself as a news-gathering force to be reckoned with.  —  The minute news broke of the terrorist attacks on Mumbai, India, social media sites like Twitter were inundated with a huge volume of messages.
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