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11:05 AM ET, November 27, 2009

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Mac Pro / AppleInsider:
Black Friday Mac and iPod price guides: find the lowest prices  —  Apple early Friday morning kicked off its annual Black Friday sale, offering $101 off MacBook Pros and iMacs.  However, the Mac maker's authorized resellers have far undercut the company, slashing up to $300 off MacBook Pros and $180 off iMacs.
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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 …
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com:
Apple UK Black Friday deals likely to disappoint  —  Those hoping for hundreds of pounds off a new iMac or MacBook from Apple in its UK Thanksgiving Black Friday sale will probably be disappointed.  —  Although not seen as a big deal in the UK due to the fact that the British …
Dave Munger / Cognitive Daily:
What your Facebook page says about who you “really” are  —  Recently a woman had her sick leave benefits based on a diagnosis of clinical depression terminated because of a few pictures she posted on her Facebook page showing her smiling at a birthday party and enjoying a trip to the beach.
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
iTunes tagging goes live on Absolute Radio  —  Absolute Radio has become the first European station to activate the iTunes tagging service available to iPod nano owners.  —  Listeners of Absolute Radio, on 105.8 FM in London, who use the nano's built-in radio player, will now be able to ‘tag’ songs they like.
Discussion: The Next Web
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 …
Anita Davis / Media Asia:
Twitter Japan to introduce payment model  —  TOKYO - Twitter Japan has further moved to differentiate itself from its global counterpart through the introduction of a tiered payment model that will charge audiences to view tweets from premium Twitter accounts.
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Next Web
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Psystar promised investors huge clone sales  —  But clone maker sold just 768 systems, says Apple's economist  —  Computerworld - The Mac clone maker now fighting for its life in federal court pitched an extremely aggressive business plan to potential investors last year …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, MacDailyNews and Slashdot
Chris Williams / The Register:
Virgin Media to trial filesharing monitoring system  —  CView not for you to see  —  Virgin Media will trial deep packet inspection technology to measure the level of illegal filesharing on its network, but plans not to tell the customers whose traffic will be examined.
Owen Fletcher / PC World:
Lenovo Buys Back Phone Unit With Eye on Mobile Web Products  —  Lenovo will buy back the mobile phone unit that it spun off last year, reversing a move it originally made to focus on its core business in PCs, the company said late Friday.  —  The PC maker will buy Lenovo Mobile …
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?”
Jason Palmer / BBC:
Spin-based electronics gets boost  —  The next generation of computers may make use of the “spin” of electrons instead of their charge.  —  Spintronics relies on manipulating these spins to make them capable of carrying data.  —  The technique has been shown in a number of materials at low temperatures before.
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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Alex Pham / Los Angeles Times:
Cyber Monday is losing its luster for online retailers
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Google backs bid to restore trust in ads
Discussion: Softpedia News
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
More emerges on Microsoft's dance with newspapers
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