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6:20 AM ET, November 30, 2009

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Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
More On Seesmic's Vision of Programmable Twitter clients  —  I announced during Ray Ozzie's keynote at the Microsoft PDC that Seesmic is building a programmable Twitter client so I am glad that Dave Winer likes this idea too and might be interested in building the first features.
Thanks:seesmic
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Discussion: Shotton.com and Technovia, Thanks:atul
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
E-commerce spending off to good start; Will it last?  —  Online holiday spending got off to a good start with Black Friday sales up 11 percent from a year ago, according to comScore.  The big question: Will these gains stick?  —  The question looms large on Cyber Monday …
Discussion: VentureBeat
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Black Friday Boasts $595 Million in U.S. Online Holiday Spending, Up 11 Percent Versus Year Ago  —  Strong Lead-Up to Black Friday Boosts Holiday Spending Growth to 3 Percent for the First 27 Days of the Season  —  comScore (NASDAQ : SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world …
Stewart / Alsop-Louie Partners:
Droid Doesn't: It's Not Ready For Prime Time  —  The Motorola Droid is truly terrible, in part because it has such promise (and has been amazingly well reviewed — I worry I'm missing something).  Ironically, most of the blame for the cruddiness of the phone really should be laid at Google's feet, not Motorola's.
Discussion: Daring Fireball and Technovia
Simone Weichselbaum / NY Daily News:
Gangs in New York talk Twitter: Use tweets to trash-talk rivals, plan fights  —  The city's street gangs are becoming tweet gangs.  —  Manhattan's young thugs have turned to Twitter, and the cops who track them are fast behind, the Daily News has learned.  —  It's old-school crime meets …
Bing / Search Blog:
Top Bing Searches in 2009  —  Cue Music.  Awwww, 2009.  It was a year of UFO shaped dirigibles, mom jeans on pop stars, real housewives, a new president, and a new decision engine.  Oh and there may have been something about Vampires too, we weren't really paying attention.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Google Checkout Now Deals In Holiday Savings  —  It's the Monday after Thanksgiving / Black Friday, which means many people will dub today Cyber Monday, a horrendous marketing term that refers to yet another one of the busiest days of the year for retail.  —  And while Microsoft has been making …
David Carr / New York Times:
The Fall and Rise of Media  —  Historically, young women and men who sought to thrive in publishing made their way to Manhattan.  Once there, they were told, they would work in marginal jobs for indifferent bosses doing mundane tasks and then one day, if they did all of that without whimper or complaint …
Discussion: Gawker, Thanks:atul
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple to Take iPhone's Maps App to ‘the Next Level’  —  MacRumors has found a new Apple job listing seeking an iPhone Software Engineer to join the iPhone and iPod Touch Maps team with the goal of taking the iPhone's built-in Maps App to “the next level”:
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Only 8 Bugs Stand In The Way Of Chrome For Mac Beta  —  We know that a beta version of Chrome for Mac is due at least by the end of December, but today brings more confirmation that it may be even closer than that.  Mike Pinkerton, the guy leading the Chrome for Mac team …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Erictric
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The State of Windows 7 Satisfaction  —  Windows 7 is scarcely more than a month old.  Most of the people who will eventually use it haven't gotten around to trying it yet; those that have are still settling in.  And the Win 7 experience will change rapidly as remaining bugs are squashed …
Discussion: Softpedia News
David Kaplan / paidContent:
AOL's Armstrong Orders Up News That's Automated And Advertorial  —  AOL's emphasis on expanding its content offerings predates CEO Tim Armstrong's arrival last spring.  But as the company prepares for its Dec. 9 spinoff, Armstrong has told the WSJ of his plans to Google-ize AOL's news …
 
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
It's Not Easy Being Popular. …
Discussion: Technology Liberation Front, Thanks:loyals
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
In Japan, an Odd Perch for Google: Looking Up at the Leader
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Cloud computing goes green underground in Finland
Chris Saad / Paying Attention:
Calling for open  —  Steve Gillmor often writes fantastic …
Discussion: TechCrunchIT, Thanks:atul
Harris Lin / DigiTimes:
Netronix developing e-book readers on Android platform
Discussion: Engadget
Alexandria Sage / Reuters:
Barnes & Noble delays Nook shipments to stores
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Jeremy Hsu / LiveScience:
Smartphones Could Form Chemical Detection Networks
Discussion: Gearlog
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Intel's desktop roadmap leaked, with faster i5 and i7, introduction of i3
Discussion: SlashGear and Gizmodo
TechFlash:
Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook get free pass from potential rivals
Thanks:atul
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Macs are Amazon's ‘Most Wished For’
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Microsoft's top developers prefer old-school coding methods
Discussion: Beyond Search and OSNews