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10:35 PM ET, November 26, 2009

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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 …
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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 …
Discussion: Macworld and Digits
Martin Seibert / TechCrunch:
Why Google Wave Sucks, And Why You Will Use It Anyway  —  This guest post was written by Martin Seibert, a German Internet media consultant.  —  Google Wave is a hot topic at the moment.  The ambitious group collaboration and micro-messaging platform started rolling out in beta via …
Jason Fitzpatrick / Lifehacker:
Lifehacker's Guide to Making the Most of Black Friday  —  Black Friday: It's a day when you can either score killer deals on gear or pay way too much for too little.  The amount of planning and strategy you use is the biggest factor in whether or not you'll get burned.  —  Photo by mecredis.
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Alex Pham / Los Angeles Times:
Cyber Monday is losing its luster for online retailers  —  As more homes get high-speed Internet access, fewer people use their work computers the Monday after Thanksgiving for holiday shopping.  Still, many merchants will be offering promotions and specials.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
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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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 …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Draws A Line In The Sand For Third Party Ad Networks  —  If you had any question as to those Facebook ad networks that developers can run on their applications, question no longer.  Yesterday evening Facebook posted an update with those ad networks which are safe to run and those that aren't …
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
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
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Google backs bid to restore trust in ads  —  Advertising Association's ‘Front Foot’ foundation is promised support and investment from Google  —  Google has pledged to support and invest in the Advertising Association's new foundation to rebuild public trust in the UK industry.
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
What is the Android 2.0 release date for first generation phones?  —  I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I often find myself in that position.  As we watched the Motorola Droid launch last month, many of our readers kept asking, “What is the Android 2.0 release date for first generation phones?”
 
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March / Bloomberg:
Draper Fisher to Raise $400 Million for Startups in India, U.S.
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