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9:05 PM ET, November 28, 2009

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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Starts Field Testing Next Generation iPhone (3,1)  —  iPhone developer Pandav has informed MacRumors that they have spotted usage records for an unreleased iPhone in their app's analytics.  The app used was iBART [Free / Paid], a public transportation guide for the San Francisco train system.
Paul Buchheit:
So I finally tried Wave...  Last week, TechCrunch published a story about me not yet trying Google Wave ("Gmail Creator Thinks Email Will Last Forever.  And Hasn't Tried Google Wave").  The is apparently unacceptable, or as one commenter put it, “Paul may have been trying to be cool and ironic …
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Discussion: Softpedia News and Mashable!, Thanks:atul
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Watch Out Foursquare, Facebook is Poised To Dominate Geo  —  Over the last six months just about all of my tech friends have started using Foursquare, a geolocation-based game that was built by the creators of Google-acquired Dodgeball.  Some of them will literally pull out their phones …
Discussion: TechCrunch Europe and The Next Web Appetite, Thanks:atul
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Is Microsoft Store just a cheap Apple Store rip-off?  —  Yesterday, Black Friday 2009, I drove 70 miles north from San Diego to Mission Viejo, Calif. My goal: To answer that question.  In October, Microsoft opened two retail outlets, in Arizona and California, that do remind of Apple Store.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
In The Age Of Realtime, Twitter Is Walter Cronkite  —  The year is 1963.  It's November.  At 1:40 PM ET, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite comes on the air. … Rapidly, everyone in America descends upon the closest television set to tune in.  —  Thankfully, we have not yet had a tragedy …
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
ARM Aka Apple Rejected Me Is The New ‘fmylife’ For iPhone Developers  —  AppleRejectedMe is to iPhone developers what fmylife.com is to frustrated teenagers.  Basically the idea is to: … The website is still new and doesn't have much funny stories yet.  Nonetheless it's an interesting concept …
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Xbox 360 iPlayer launch delayed indefinitely  —  Xbox 360 owners will have to keep waiting for the iPlayer to launch on the platform as talks between parent companies, Microsoft and the BBC, hit a “stumbling block”.  —  According to sources close to the BBC's Future Media and Technology department …
Discussion: VG247 and Memex 1.1
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Video Professor Tries To Bully Washington Post, Fails  —  Video Professor continues to be angry that I called them a scam in my original Scamville post.  They've gotten nowhere reaching out to me directly (more on that below), so now they've tried complaining to the Washington Post, which has syndicated our content since 2008.
Chris Jacob / Gizmodo:
Nokia Gets Busted Showing Off N900 SNES Emulator  —  Alright, Nokia.  We know you've ben hurting since N-Gage passed away, but apparently in your despair you forgot that Nintendo wouldn't take kindly to a promo video featuring emulated SNES games.  Oops!  —  The video has since been pulled …
Discussion: Nintendo Life and CrunchGear
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Facebook Follows Google to Data Center Savings  —  A graphic of the new data center power distribution system being implemented at Facebook, which replaces a central UPS with a battery built into the power supply.  —  Facebook is stepping up its efforts to make its data centers cheaper and more efficient …
Discussion: Slashdot, Thanks:robinwauters
Serkan Toto / TechCrunch:
“Misunderstanding”: Twitter Japan Now Says There Won't Be A Subscription Model  —  We reported yesterday about Twitter Japan's plans to start charging followers to view tweets from certain users starting January and explained why this paid subscription model could work in Japan.
Arn / MacRumors:
Mac Pro to Get 6-Core Xeon Gulftown Processor in 2010?  —  HardMac reports that Polish website PCLab prematurely leaked performance numbers on Intel's upcoming Xeon Gulftown (Core i9).  The results have since been pulled but is summarized by HardMac:
Discussion: HardMac.com and 9 to 5 Mac
 
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