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4:10 PM ET, November 26, 2009

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Mac Pro / AppleInsider:
Apple MacBook Pro prices slashed by up to $300, iMacs by $180  —  One Apple authorized reseller upped the ante overnight in the ongoing Black Friday Mac price war, slashing Mac notebook prices by up to $300 and iMac prices by up to $180.  —  Macs  —  Responding to steep discounts offered by MacMall …
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Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple Black Friday deals revealed (down under)  —  Apple's Black Friday sales have begun - in Australia - there the company's range of discount deals have just this minute gone live on the Apple Store online.  —  There's special deals across the company's product range …
Discussion: Inside Social Games and MacRumors, Thanks:llsethj
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Mininova Deletes All Infringing Torrents and Goes ‘Legal’  —  Mininova's decision to delete all infringing torrents from its index marks the end of an era that started five years ago.  —  In December 2004, the demise of the mighty Suprnova left a meteor crater in the fledgling BitTorrent landscape.
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Mininova blog:
Mininova limits its activities to Content Distribution service
Discussion: Slyck, ZeroPaid.com and Softpedia News, Thanks:arjo
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Microsoft ‘worked with Apple’ for Silverlight on iPhone, says Goldfarb  —  It was an impressive demonstration, once they got it working: H.264 video streaming wirelessly (and slowly, at least during the caching sequence) using Microsoft's Silverlight video streaming, to an Apple iPhone.
Graham Cluley / Graham Cluley's blog:
Ikee worm author gets job at iPhone app firm  —  The author of the world's first iPhone worm must be feeling pretty chirpy today, because he's managed to get himself a job as an iPhone application developer.  —  21-year-old Australian Ashley Towns, revealed that he was going to join mogeneration …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What If Steve Jobs Hadn't Returned To Apple In 1997?  —  Today is Thanksgiving in the U.S. Traditionally we take stock of the things that we're thankful for on this day each year.  And I realized that one of those things is Steve Jobs.  I'm thankful that he returned to Apple in 1997 and did the things he has done since.
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Black Friday Is for Suckers  —  Netbooks, e-book readers, and other post-Thanksgiving bargains to avoid.  —  Black Friday is a treacherous time.  Lured in by the promise of fantastic bargains, you flock to local big-box retailers, facing the threat of injury or even death to grab unbelievably cheap “doorbuster” gizmos.
Erik / Wikimedia blog:
Wikipedia's Volunteer Story  —  What's happening to Wikipedia's volunteer community?  Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that “Volunteers Log Off as Wikipedia Ages”.  The article is a comprehensive description of the challenges and opportunities facing the Wikipedia community.
Discussion: Andrew Lih and Telegraph
Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
Qualcomm's Mobile Payment Strategy: Fix the “Costanza Wallet”  —  While Qualcomm for many is synonymous with wireless, the company acquired Atlanta-based mobile banking startup Firethorn two years ago with an eye to also becoming a major player in the mobile payment space.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
More emerges on Microsoft's dance with newspapers  —  We've been doing some more digging on the definitive moves by Microsoft to woo newspapers over to Bing and away from Google, a story we broke two weeks ago.  —  Since then there have been some follow-up by various media outlets …
Discussion: Seeking Alpha, Thanks:sohear
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Corel Buys Out Corel  —  Apologies for the confusing headline, but I couldn't resist.  —  This morning, long-time software maker Corel Corporation turned over full ownership to Corel Holdings, a limited partnership controlled by an affiliate of Vector Capital, majority investor of the company behind …
 
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Google backs bid to restore trust in ads
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Draws A Line In The Sand For Third Party Ad Networks
Discussion: Facebook Developers
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Merrill Lynch: Cloud Computing Market Will Reach $160 Billion...Really?
Discussion: Money Morning
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Microsoft's Xbox Live Sees 2 Million Facebook Users in First Week — What's Next?
Discussion: Softpedia News and RyanSpoon.com
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Why Google Will Buy Milo.com
 Earlier Items: 
Louis Gray:
Is There a Looming Battle Over OAuth's Successor?
Discussion: Stay N' Alive, Thanks:atul
March / Bloomberg:
Draper Fisher to Raise $400 Million for Startups in India, U.S.
Discussion: The Next Web
Brian Heater / AppScout:
New Site Logs iPhone App Store Rejections
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Google's Not Done Giving: Free Wi-Fi in Even More Airports
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Talking to Developers About New Plans for Its Virtual Currency
Discussion: Softpedia News, Thanks:mrinaldesai