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11:30 AM ET, November 30, 2009

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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Online Sales Huge On Black Friday, Apple Retail Mac Down  —  Update: Munster has issued a new Black Friday report that includes e-commerce information.  —  It looks like Apple's Web business was huge: Sales were up 39% year-over-year on Black Friday, according to comScore …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple's Black Friday sales under analysts' microscope
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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.
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Zee / The Next Web UK:
Motorola Droid [Milestone in the UK] available in the UK within 5 days.
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.
Royal Pingdom:
Study: Males vs. females in social networks  —  Have you ever wondered how many of Twitter's users are women?  Or men?  What about Facebook, MySpace, Digg, LinkedIn, and other sites in the social media sphere?  —  We have tracked down this information for a number of social network sites (19 of them).
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: Screenwerk, A VC, Daily Patricia, HighTouch and Gawker, Thanks:atul
Kim Yoo-chul / The Korea Times:
Apple, Chip Bully?  —  Chipmakers Claim iPhone Maker Disrupts Flash Market  —  There are growing complaints in the semiconductor industry that Apple, the “smart” phone maker extraordinaire and major chip buyer, is manipulating NAND flash memory prices through its “questionable” purchasing strategies, industry sources said Sunday.
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
comScore, Inc.:
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 …
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Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Open Source as a Model for Business Is Elusive  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In many ways, MySQL embodies the ideals of the populist software movement known as open source, in which a program's creator releases it to the world free of charge, and legions of volunteers contribute improvements that are also freely shared.
Discussion: Open Source
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
AOL Automates Its Story Factory.  Does that Kill an Associated Content Deal?  —  A couple of weeks ago, AOL told Wall Street it will be cutting its payroll by one-third, via buyouts and layoffs.  Now comes its plan to make the remaining employees more productive: New technology that assigns and even edits stories automatically.
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Mike Elgan / Computerworld:
7 reasons why e-book readers make lousy gifts this year  —  An e-reader seems like a sweet, substantive and long-lasting gift.  But so is a fruitcake.  —  Computerworld - Two years ago, the best holiday gift was an Amazon Kindle — if you could get your hands on one.
Discussion: Boy Genius Report and Electronista
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 …
Owen Fletcher / Computerworld:
Baidu targets Google with mobile search app  —  IDG News Service - Top Chinese search engine Baidu.com has taken another swing at Google by launching a mobile service application it will pre-install on handsets, responding to fast growth in China's mobile search market.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Features Chrome For Mac Beta Will Be Missing  —  As we've noted, Chrome for Mac is getting very, very close to its official beta launch.  The team is down to a mere 8 bugs to fix before it's ready (and it looks like the list has been trimmed to 7 as of a few hours ago).
Reuters:
Nokia plans just one Linux phone next year: source  —  HELSINKI (Reuters) - The world's top cellphone maker, Nokia, plans to install Linux software on just one new smartphone next year, a source with direct knowledge of Nokia's product roadmap told Reuters.  —  A Nokia spokesman …
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.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Shotton.com and rssCloud Blog, Thanks:seesmic
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
PC vendors pessimistic toward future of MIDs  —  Several members of Intel's Mobile Internet Device Innovation Alliance (MIDIA) have quit development of the mobile Internet devices (MIDs) and turned to work on products such as smartbooks and e-book readers, according to sources from ex-members.
 
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Ben Sillis / Electricpig:
Google Maps Navigation comes to the UK!
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Stolen Belgian iPhones Starting To Appear on Russian Black Market
Discussion: Brainstorm Tech
Paul Venezia / Paul Venezia's blog:
Digital tyranny in the U.K. — is the U.S. next?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony outs world's first TransferJet chips for short-range wireless transfer
Discussion: CrunchGear
Josh / Redeye VC:
Let's just add in a little virality
Telegraph:
Britons expected to spend £300 million on ‘Cyber Monday’
 Earlier Items: 
Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
Google This!  —  The tech giants duke it out—again.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
It's Not Easy Being Popular. …
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 and The SiliconANGLE, Thanks:atul
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