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1:25 PM ET, November 24, 2009

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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Core i7 iMacs showing up DOA — including ours  —  Apple's new Core i7-based iMac might be a performance monster, but it looks like the whole family's having some problems getting out of the gate: in addition to the previously-noted performance issues with the Core 2 Duo models …
Bloomberg:
News Corp. Joined By Rivals Considering Pulling Their Stories From Google  —  Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) — Publishers of the Denver Post and the Dallas Morning News may pull some of their stories from Google Inc.</a>'s news site, a move that would emulate News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch.
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Bill Tancer / Hitwise Intelligence:
News Corp. - If You de-Index Will They Still Come?  —  Two weeks ago we posted on Rupert Murdoch's threat to block Google from Indexing News Corp. content.  While at first it seemed as though Murdoch was merely posturing with hypotheticals, reports continue to indicate that News Corp …
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Time Inc.'s Squires Assembles Team of Rivals to Harness Digital Media  —  Some of the magazine industry's biggest names are on the verge of forming a new company that would allow them to take the digital future into their own hands.  —  The company would make up one of the biggest alliances …
Mark Harris / Times of London:
The Googlephone: Google gears up for attack on mobile-phone market  —  The internet giant is about to launch a system offering free calls - along with the mother of all handsets.  —  Google is gearing up for an all-out assault on the mobile-phone market that will include a new …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Millions using social media on Xbox Live  —  Microsoft on Monday said that millions of Xbox Live members have used the new social-media features that the company pushed live a week ago.  —  In June, Microsoft announced it would begin offering Xbox Live users access to Facebook, Twitter, and Last.fm.
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Joost Finally Acquired, By Online Ad Network Adconion  —  So Joost's been put out of its misery and its assets have been acquired by Santa Monica, CA-based online ad network Adconion Media Group.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but likely would have been pennies on the dollar …
New York Times:
Price War Brews Between Amazon and Wal-Mart  —  Ali had Frazier.  Coke has Pepsi.  The Yankees have the Red Sox.  —  Now Wal-Mart, the mightiest retail giant in history, may have met its own worthy adversary: Amazon.com.  —  In what is emerging as one of the main story lines …
Michael Mace / Mobile Opportunity:
The mobile data apocalypse, and what it means to you  —  The mobile industry is now completing a huge shift in its attitude toward mobile data.  Until pretty recently, the prevailing attitude among mobile operators was that data was a disappointment.  It had been hyped for a decade …
Steven Scheer / Reuters:
Twitter eyes acquisitions, sees making money in 2010  —  TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Micro-blogging site Twitter is interested in making more acquisitions as it continues to grow in popularity, co-founder Biz Stone said on Tuesday.  —  “That is something we are definitely interested in,” Stone told a news conference in Tel Aviv.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Major Intel chip upgrade coming to new Netbooks  —  Intel is set to announce the biggest makeover for its Atom processor since it was introduced back in the spring of 2008.  And PC makers are ready with new Netbook models, some due before the mammoth Consumer Electronics Show in January.
Rupert Neate / Telegraph:
Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U suspend sales of Sony Ericsson's Satio after customer complaints  —  Beleaguered mobile phone company Sony Ericsson suffered a further blow yesterday when the UK's two largest mobile phone retailers withdrew its flagship Satio handset from sale.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Local Shopping Search Engine Milo Gets $4 Million From Mint's Patzer, Others  —  Milo, a startup betting that Americans will be as likely to use the internet to inform purchases at local stores as to replace them, has raised $4 million from a roster of big name investors.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Digg For Bargains: Deals.Woot Is Now Open To The Public  —  Woot, the popular bargain site that offers one good (sometimes great) deal a day, has just launched a new portal at deals.Woot.  The new site is a fairly major departure for Woot, which up until now has been driven by product selections …
Discussion: Digital Trends and AppScout
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple iPhone eats up 50% share of all mobile data traffic globally  —  Apple's slice of mobile data traffic has grown to now exceed 50% share in the US, UK and in global figures, according to the latest monthly mobile data traffic report by AdMob.  —  AdMob just released its first monthly …
AppleInsider:
Apple and Live Nation debut iTunes live music program  —  Apple has teamed up with concert promoter Live Nation to launch a new live music program that offers exclusive recorded and filmed concerts, both companies announced Tuesday.  —  The new content stems from Live Nation's network of …
Discussion: MacRumors and 9 to 5 Mac
Samir / bountii.com:
Negative Cashback from Bing Cashback  —  In a recent post that Microsoft made me take down, I wrote about some security holes in Bing Cashback.  While technical flaws are somewhat interesting to me, most Bountii users don't really care about them.  Starting today, I'll write about some non-technical flaws in Bing Cashback.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Amazon bolsters battery life for Kindle; Adds native PDF reader  —  Amazon on Tuesday said it has improved the battery life of the Kindle and added a native PDF reader.  —  The statement appears to be timed to get holiday shoppers off the fence about the Kindle as rivals like Barnes & Noble …
Discussion: Amazon.com and TeleRead
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
VUDU updates keep rolling by integrating Wikipedia  —  The VUDU web based architecture is evidently really paying off, because this makes the third VUDU update in the last month.  The company tells us that since its UI is pulled from the web like any other website, it can continue to easily roll out updates.
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
HootSuite lets you schedule status updates on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter  —  HootSuite, which started as a way to navigate your Twitter stream, is broadening its grasp on the social web — it's adding LinkedIn updates and letting you schedule status updates on the social networks it tracks.
Discussion: Hootsuite
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo's Search Box Gets Smarter  —  Yahoo has announced a new set of features for its Search Assist service that makes the Yahoo search box a lot smarter.  —  Perhaps the main innovation here is the inclusion of content and information right inside the Search Assist dropdown.
Michael Larabel / Phoronix:
Chromium OS, Moblin, Ubuntu Netbook Remix Benchmarks  —  Home Articles & Reviews Search RSS IRC Contact Forums  —  Intel released Moblin 2.1 earlier this month, Canonical released Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 late last month, and various other vendors have offered up their fall distribution refreshes too.
Jared Newman / PC World:
Apple iPhone Ad Succeeds Where AT&T Fails  —  Apple's jumping into the battle that sees Verizon Wireless and AT&T flaming each other in advertisements, but unlike AT&T's recent effort to defend itself, Apple's new pair of iPhone ads are actually good.  —  To recap, Verizon fired the first volley …
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
SAP Joins PowerPoint and Twitter - Does This Work?  —  As we approach 2010, a number of new efforts are underway to make documents more social.  One consultant told us how recently a client tried to turn Sharepoint into a Twitter client.  That's a monster!
Discussion: CloudAve, Thanks:enauzer
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
We Hold These Truths To Be Awesome: The Founding Fathers Give Google Wave A Try  —  Now this is cool.  Some of the hype over Google Wave has died down over the last few weeks, in no small part because most people have absolutely no idea how to use it (no, the 80 minute long video demo doesn't help).
Discussion: Gizmodo, Thanks:enauzer
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox:
Best Buy adds $197 HP laptop to Black Friday lineup  —  Best Buy on Tuesday announced that it will bolster its Black Friday deals with a $197 HP laptop.  —  Available in-store beginning Friday, Nov. 27, the HP laptop features an Intel Celeron 900 processor, 2GB memory and a 160GB hard drive.
Discussion: TFTS, I4U News and Crave
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Time Warner Dallas Customers Get WiMax December 1 - Launch joins bevy of North Carolina launches  —  Like Comcast, Time Warner Cable is reselling Clearwire Mobile WiMax service and bundling it with the company's existing broadband, TV and VoIP services.  Back in October, the company indicated …
Discussion: Pegasus News and Telecompetitor
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Opens Chrome Extensions To Developers, Will Only Review Certain Ones  —  As anticipated, Google has taken the first step to launch full extension support for its Chrome browser.  Starting today, Google is allowing developers to upload the extensions they are making to the new Extensions Gallery.
 
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