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11:05 AM ET, November 28, 2008

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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.
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.
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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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 …
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.
Discussion: Alley Insider and MediaFile
Xbox-Scene News:
Jasper Motherboard in the Wild: 256MB Internal ‘MU’, 150W PSU, ...  >> It looks like the first Jasper motherboards (which should have the new 65nm GPU) are now out in the wild!  —  Moddage posted pictures of his new Jasper 360 on our forums (here and here) and we also received some pictures …
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 …
Bill Ray / The Register:
Would you know a base station if you saw one?  —  El Reg compo to identify those in the know  —  What with the SiteFinder database still not getting updated it's time to see if you notice now when the lamp post next to you is suspiciously pregnant, or if cellular base stations have become …
Dan Frommer / Alley Insider:
Facebook: Please Let Us Spam Your Email Box  —  At least a year ago, we found Facebook's email notification settings page and turned off all of its alerts.  Why?  We have no interest in getting an email every time someone requests to be friends, tags us in photos, sends us an event invitation, etc.
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
Micron to launch hyperfast SSD, touts 1GB/sec. throughput  —  Micron says the technology could extend to consumer systems  —  Computerworld) Within the next year, Micron Technology Inc. expects to bring to market a high-end solid-state disk drive that could achieve 1GB/sec. throughput, according to a company executive.
 
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