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7:55 PM ET, November 28, 2008

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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 Yahoo shares, according to a regulatory filing.
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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.
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.
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Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat:
New iStorez site gives users the scoop on Black Friday  —  iStorez, the web site that aggregates specials, newsletters and coupons from online stores to help its users hunt for deals, recently unveiled its new swanky look — and could prove a prime resource for Black Friday (and subsequent holiday) shoppers.
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:   Best of Black Friday Deals Complete Roundup
Amy Gahran / E-Media Tidbits:
Responsible Tweeting: Mumbai Provides Teachable Moment  —  This morning when I checked the news about the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, I saw many people on Twitter reporting that the Indian police or government had asked Twitter users to please stop reporting on police and military operations related to the attacks.
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Business Technology:
Retail Sites Crash as Shopping Season Opens  —  Several retail Web sites experienced technical problems Friday, the latest reminder of one of the Internet's oldest rules: If you encourage people to visit your Web site, make sure the site can handle the extra traffic.
Discussion: Andrea on Amazon …
BBC:
Barack Obama's plans for the web  —  On election night, as it became clear that Barack Obama had won the election to become the 44th president of the United States, his supporters received an e-mail in their inboxes.
Joe Gould / NY Daily News:
Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede  —  A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island store Friday morning, police and witnesses said.  —  The 34-year-old worker …
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.
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 …
Erica Sadun / Infinite Loop:
iPhone TV-out update: Now with control screen, camera feed  —  While other families gorged on turkey, yams and pie, our family geeked out and updated our iPhone video-out prototype.  The new version supports two screens: one provided by the video-out cable, the other on the iPhone itself.
Discussion: The iPhone Blog and iPhone Buzz
Julian E. Barnes / Los Angeles Times:
Cyber-attack on Defense Department computers raises concerns  —  The ‘malware’ strike, thought to be from inside Russia, hit combat zone computers and the U.S. Central Command overseeing Iraq and Afghanistan.  The attack underscores concerns about computer warfare.
Bonnie Ruberg / Forbes:
How iPhone Cuts Business Travel Costs  —  Forget packing a phone, laptop, paper and pens.  Just tote an iPhone filled with business apps.  —  In an economy like this one, what company can afford to send its employees on the road with suitcases full of high-tech gadgets?
Associated Press:
Black Friday traffic takes down Sears.com  —  SEATTLE (AP) — Sears.com was inaccessible to U.S. shoppers for two hours on Friday in what was the most notable Web hiccup of the holiday gift-buying season's official start.  —  Other sites, including Amazon.com Inc., experienced minor slowdowns …
Discussion: Alley Insider and TechFlash
Thomas Catan / Wall Street Journal:
Switching Off Standby Mode  —  Gadgets Save Energy, Cut Power to Snoozing Appliances  —  MADRID — It has been called “vampire power” or “phantom load,” likened to the power-hungry HAL 9000 computer in Stanley Kubrick's movie, “2001: A Space Odyssey.”  The unblinking little red light …
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog
 
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Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.co.uk:
MSI WindBox unveiled
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Tania Branigan / Guardian:
Chinese internet giant sacks staff over paid for search listings
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Staska / Unwired View:
Motorola RAZR3/Ruby canceled
Discussion: Boy Genius Report and SlashGear
Yun-Hee Kim / Wall Street Journal:
Global Chip Makers Plan Cutbacks
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Businessmen of the Year  —  China's Yang Yuanqing and American …
Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
Clearwire completes massive Sprint merger, gets $3.2 billion infusion
Discussion: DSLreports
Adam Vaughan / Pocket-lint.co.uk:
iPower SX enters solar charger fray
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
As holiday season closes in, e-books exploding in popularity
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Jan Libbenga / The Register:
Danish ISP ordered again to block Pirate Bay
Discussion: Music Ally
Sze / iTech News Net:
Meizu M8 Unboxed (Videos added)
Discussion: Electronista, SlashGear and Engadget
Xbox-Scene News:
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Bill Ray / The Register:
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Economist:
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Discussion: HipMojo.com and broadstuff