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1:26 AM ET, November 24, 2009

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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple Joins AT&T/Verizon Spat With New iPhone Ads (See Them Here!)  —  Verizon's merciless razzing of AT&T has finally elicited a reaction from Apple.  Peeved at seeing its marquee product banished to the “Island of Misfit Toys” in one of Big Red's new holiday ads, Apple is launching a pair …
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Arik Hesseldahl / BusinessWeek:
Apple Launching New iPhone Ads Tonight  —  Apple is launching two new iPhone ads on TV tonight.  The ads are intended to tout the iPhone's ability to hold a simultaneous voice and data connection at the same time.  —  One ad shows a set of work-related scenarios — looking at an email …
Nick / AVG Blogs:
New Facebook worm - don't click da' button baby!  —  Thanks to a tip-off from colleague Gadi Evron, I've just spent some time looking into the latest Facebook worm after he alerted Facebook about it.  —  Like so many past worms, this one uses a suggestive come-on to lure the unsuspecting …
Michael Siliski / Google Mobile Blog:
Happy Thanksgiving Travels: Google Maps Navigation now available for Android 1.6  —  A few weeks ago we launched Google Maps Navigation (Beta) as a free feature of Google Maps on Android 2.0 devices.  Today we're expanding availability of Google Maps Navigation to devices running Android 1.6 …
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The Official Google Blog:
Displaying the best display ad with Teracent  —  Can you spot the difference between these two sample display ads?  Of course you can.  However, the most important difference is not discernible to the naked eye.  —  The lower ad was customized and chosen from thousands of different creative elements …
Adam Nash / The LinkedIn Blog:
LinkedIn Platform: Open for Business  —  Over fifty million users entrust their professional identities and relationships with LinkedIn, helping build LinkedIn into the largest global professional network today.  However, professionals around the world use a wide variety of applications …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
LinkedIn Finally Opens Platform: The Good & Bad News
Discussion: eWeek and TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Richard Barley / TweetDeck's posterous:
Coming Soon: Bring Your LinkedIn Network to TweetDeck
Discussion: CNET News and AppScout
Ian Fette / Chromium Blog:
Extensions: One Step Closer to the Finish Line  —  During the last few months, our team has been working hard to support extensions in Google Chrome's beta channel.  Today, we are getting one step closer to this goal; developers can now upload their extensions to Google Chrome's extension gallery.
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Offensive Michelle Obama Image Returns, Google Buys Ad To Explain  —  Google is buying ads to explain why an offensive image of the First Lady is back in its index and ranking so highly on searches for Michelle Obama in Google Image Search.  —  As we reported last week …
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Windows Mobile vs. Android: WinMo Is Better Than You Think  —  Android is the hot phone platform, with market share growing at a rapid pace, and handsets with the OS being touted across the web.  I have been impressed with how far Android has come in a relatively short time, and how well it has penetrated the market.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
AdMob Data Reveals Android's Growth, Device Market Share
Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
Twitter's Biz Stone says could go IPO route  —  OXFORD, England (Reuters) - Twitter, the social internet firm that tracks trends through individuals' updates of events around them, may eventually go to the stock market for funding if necessary, its co-founder Biz Stone said.
Stuart Levine / Variety:
TiVo, Google pact in data deal  —  Ad community to get more info on viewers  —  TiVo has pacted with Google to provide analytical information to advertisers about viewers who watch TV via the DVR service.  —  Through the Google TV ads program that began two years ago in which advertisers bid …
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Google-backed Pixazza opens up photo tagging service to help blogs earn revenue  —  Pixazza, a Google Ventures-backed startup, is opening up its crowdsourced photo-tagging service which can turn any Web site into an online store.  —  The Mountain View-based startup uses an army of taggers …
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Kim Hart / The Hill:
Obama launches major science, math education effort  —  President Barack Obama today launched the “Educate to Innovate” campaign designed to help students across the country get a better grounding in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
MSNBC.com Taking Over @BreakingNews Twitter Feed; Signs On As BNO News' First Client  —  Well, it isnât exactly the acquisition I was hoping for, but close, and probably for the better: BNO News, of the popular @BreakingNews Twitter feed and the BNO iPhone app, is launching …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Report: Apple's ‘Black Friday’ deals cut Mac prices 8%  —  But some resellers are already beating Apple's planned discounts  —  Computerworld - Apple will cut prices of its low-end iMac and MacBook Pro systems by 8% for a one-day-only sale on Friday, according to reports on the Web.
Discussion: Boy Genius Report and IntoMobile
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
How Search Engines, Aggregators & Blogs Use News Content  —  Ahead of next week's FTC workshop on journalism and the internet, I gave an informal briefing to several people from the FTC about the differences between how search engines, aggregators and news blogs all gather content automatically and through human editing.
Discussion: Screenwerk and DailyFinance, Thanks:atul
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
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Datel sues Microsoft over Xbox cheating crackdown  —  Datel Design & Development on Friday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft after the software company locked out unauthorized Xbox 360 memory units.  —  Datel, which makes popular third-party memory units for the gaming console …
Associated Press:
Corel says takeover needed to prevent collapse  —  OTTAWA — Corel Corp., the maker of WordPerfect and other software, on Monday justified an offer to take the company private, saying that complete ownership is necessary to inject capital quickly and avert a default on its loans.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Creative rolls out third gen Vado HD pocket camcorder  —  Creative sure seems to be taking the incremental approach to upgrades with its Vado HD pocket camcorders, but if you've found the previous two models just a tad lacking, you might want to consider the company's newly announced 3rd gen model.
Discussion: Creative, Electronista and Gizmodo
Ben Schmitt / Detroit Free Press:
‘Spam King’ gets 4 years for fraud  —  A West Bloomfield man dubbed by the feds as the “spam king” was sentenced today by a federal judge to more than four years for a stock-fraud scheme that netted him $2.7 million in the summer of 2005.  Alan Ralsky, 63, pleaded guilty in June to conspiracy …
John Leyden / The Register:
Google hoodwinked into pushing Chrome OS scareware  —  Tamper tantrum  —  Rogue anti-virus scammers have tainted search results for Chromium OS - the open source version of Google's Chrome OS - in a bid to expose surfers hunting the web operating system to a fake anti-virus scan scam instead.
Peter-Paul Koch / QuirksBlog:
Apple is not evil. iPhone developers are stupid.  —  In his “Apple's mistake” essay Paul Graham makes an unwarranted assumption; an assumption everybody who's currently involved in the Great App Store Debate seems to be making.  —  The fundamental problem on the iPhone is not Apple's App …
Scott Hogg / Network World:
BackTrack4 Uses IPv6 to Cover Tracks  —  Security assessment toolkit uses Miredo as back-channel  —  This past week I was working on performing a security assessment and I was using the latest version of BackTrack 4.  I noticed that it has Miredo support to help auditors establish a secret IPv6 …
Search Engine Land:
Google Product Search Gets Review Summaries & Big Picture “Gallery” View  —  Google Product Search is rolling out three new features today, a new shopping “OneBox” that features popular products in certain categories of searches, a summary of product reviews and a “gallery” view option of products.
 
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Rachel Layne / Bloomberg:
GE Said to Lean Toward IPO of Vivendi's 20% Stake in NBC Universal Unit
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey:
Latest Opera Update Hopes to ‘Unite’ the Web
Discussion: Opera Press Room and ReadWriteWeb
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
PC market crash averted, says Gartner
Discussion: BetaNews and internetnews.com
Joseph Galante / Bloomberg:
Palm Director Dutta Said to Join Elevation Partners
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
AT&T's new DataConnect Pass plans serve up data a la carte
Discussion: Reuters, DSLreports and CNET News
Gaurav Shukla / AndroidOS.in:
TripIt for Android makes travel simpler; now in Android Market
Discussion: Market Wire and Android Phone Fans
Russell Adams / Digits:
Vogue Sees Web Lessons in Obama's Campaign
Discussion: paidContent
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Pre Style Multitasking Hits The iPhone Via Multifl0w
Discussion: Gizmodo
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Hulu to Users: Tag, You're It