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1:10 AM ET, November 29, 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
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.
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
The Killed Windows 7 Family Guy Special Even More Horrible Than I Imagined  —  Microsoft's posted the clips from Family Guy's killed hackathon that would've shilled for Windows 7, and they're even more brain-liquefyingly stupid than I thought.  Just watch, but when your brains leak out your ears, don't say I didn't warn you.
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
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Don't Take This Bait (but You're Safe if You Do)  —  THE e-mail message from the bank looks real.  It isn't.  —  Law enforcement agencies that oversee computer security are well versed in the many permutations of “phishing,” the scam in which fraudsters try to lure people to a counterfeit replica …
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.
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 …
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 …
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
Martin Bryant / The Next Web Appetite:
Apple will never allow this: Android has a Porn Store  —  Here's something that won't be coming to the iPhone any time soon - an app store for Porn.  —  Apple keeps ‘adult-only’ content off the iPhone.  On Android there are no such restrictions and one company has taken that to its natural conclusion …
 
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Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Facebook Follows Google to Data Center Savings
Discussion: Slashdot, Thanks:robinwauters
Arn / MacRumors:
Mac Pro to Get 6-Core Xeon Gulftown Processor in 2010?
Discussion: HardMac.com and 9 to 5 Mac
Christine Armario / Associated Press:
Teachers begin using cell phones for class lessons
Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
FCC Solicits Applications for White Space Database Administrators
Nicholson Baker / New York Times:
Google's Earth
Discussion: Snarkmarket and TeleRead
 Earlier Items: 
Vijay Pandurangan / VentureBeat:
What are Google's real motivations behind Chrome OS?
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Rupert has balls