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8:55 AM ET, November 23, 2010

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Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple posts Black Friday sale teaser  —  In advance of the biggest shopping day of the year, Apple has posted a teaser for a Nov. 26 Black Friday sale on its website, telling customers to come back to the Apple Online Store on Friday for a special “holiday shopping event.”
Firt / Mobile Web Programming:
Safari on iPhone & iPad 4.2: Accelerometer, WebSockets & better HTML5 support  —  iOS 4.2 is a free update for every iPhone, iPod or iPad device available now.  This new release provides some major changes on HTML5 and W3C future standards support, like WebSockets and Accelerometer support …
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Video Support for AirPlay Is Limited in iOS 4.2  —  AirPlay is the killer feature for Apple TV.  But perhaps we'd better keep that in the future tense for now: it's going to be the killer feature for Apple TV.  After installing today's various software updates for iOS devices …
Discussion: The Apple Core Blog, TiPb and Macworld
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google: Chrome OS Still Coming This Year (It Just Might Be In Beta Form)  —  There's a lot of hoopla right now that Google's Chrome OS has been delayed and will miss the stated release date of “this year”.  Much of this is based off of the comment that Google CEO Eric Schmidt made last week …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
So... whatever happened to Google's Chrome OS?
Google Enterprise Blog:
A bridge to the cloud: Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office now available to early testers  —  Tens of millions of people have moved to Google Docs because it's 100% web: it provides real-time collaboration in the browser, with no software to install, manage or upgrade.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Launches Plugin That Fuses Microsoft Office With Google Docs
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
How Amazon.com undersells Best Buy, the Apple store, and almost everybody else. … Like This Story … - NATO Should Get Out of Afghanistan and Get Back to Defending Europe- What Happened When Slate Asked a Body-Scanner Executive To Get Scanned- The Incredibly Innovative Air Conditioners …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Phil Schiller has a Twitter  —  Apple's VP of iOS Scott Forstall got a Twitter back in mid-July and today Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller got his verified.  We've honestly been following his account for a while now but only very recently could it have been verified …
Discussion: TechCrunch, MacStories, The Next Web and MacNN, Thanks:markgurman
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Tim Berners-Lee: Facebook could fragment web  —  Founder of world wide web says some of the most successful social networking sites ‘have begun to chip away at its principles’  —  Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networking sites represent “one of several threats” to the future of the world wide web …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Svpply Is a Social Shopping Site With a Funny Name, Good Buzz and a New Funding Round  —  One thing the first Web boom got right: Amazon, eBay and the other big e-commerce sites that made it really easy to buy stuff on the Internet.  —  But those sites are efficient places to get the things you know you want.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
News Corp's Upcoming iPad App ‘The Daily’ to Pioneer New Recurring Subscription Billing  —  So the cat — or at least part of the cat — is out of the bag on Apple's upcoming support for recurring subscription billing for content.  Edward Helmore, reporting for The Guardian yesterday:
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Electronista:
Apple, News Corp seen launchng Daily, iTunes subs on Dec. 9
Discussion: The Register, Thanks:jonfingas
Violet Blue / Tech Broiler Blog:
No “Gay” or “Sex” In Yahoo! Clues: The Emergent Trend of Filtered Results  —  I asked, and now I'm telling: looks like Yahoo! Clues, the new keyword search and comparison tool, has a problem with the gays.  —  Yahoo!'s new research tool Clues appears to be part of the growing trend …
Thanks:violetblue
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Yelp Introduces Check-In Offers  —  Foursquare may have pioneered the idea of rewards and specials associated with checkins, but everyone from Facebook to SCVNGR has followed suit.  Today, Yelp joins the fray, giving business owners the ability to add “Check-in Offers” to their venues.
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
FCC Updating 911 for the Texting Generation, SRSLY  —  In a bid to bring the life-saving emergency service 911 into the 21st century, the FCC is looking at letting citizens report crimes through text messages and even stream video from their mobile phones to emergency centers.
Discussion: IntoMobile, Gizmodo and Electronista
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Accel Partners' Extraordinary 2005 Fund IX  —  In 2005 Accel Partners closed its $440 million Accel 9 Fund.  That fund may not go down in history as the most profitable venture fund ever, but it will certainly be one to remember.  Why?  Facebook, for the most part.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Don Clark / Digits:
Intel Offers Silicon With New Packages, Deals  —  Most personal computer makers buy chips the way Intel wants to offer them.  But the technology giant has learned it needs to be more flexible in other markets, as an unusual arrangement with another Silicon Valley company shows.
Discussion: Inquirer and eWeek
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Facebook Tries To Silence Lamebook: Removes Its Page, Blocks Links And Likes  —  Another chapter in the Facebook vs. Lamebook, errmm, book: the social networking giant has confirmed to us that it has moved to diligently block all outgoing links to Lamebook.com, shut down the two-person company's Facebook Page …
Surur / WMPoweruser.com:
Silverlight coming to Xbox 360-the circle is complete  —  Microsoft has put out a job advert asking for a software development engineer to bring Silverlight to the Xbox 360.  —  Silverlight is already the development basis of Windows phone 7, and of course already runs on the desktop.
DigiTimes:
Acer likely to debut Android 2.2 tablet PC along with Wintel model in New York, say Taiwan makers  —  Acer will unveil a 10-inch Intel-Windows 7 tablet PC at a press conference scheduled for November 23 in New York and may debut a 7-inch Android 2.2 (Froyo) model as well, according to Taiwan-based makers of notebooks and components.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Verizon proposes wholesale rewrite of US telecom law  —  Here's something you don't see every day: Verizon just put out a press release titled “Congress Needs to Update the Nation's Antiquated and Anti-Competitive Telecom Rules.”  Yeah, no tip-toeing around here — Verizon public policy VP Tom Tauke straight …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Badgeville Investors Now Betting $2.5 Million That You'll Want To Check In To Websites  —  TechCrunch Disrupt Audience Choice winner Badgeville announces a $2.5 million Series A round today in order to apply its badge-based game mechanics across the web.  Investors in the round include eBay …
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Qype raises another 6.5 million euros to super-charge mobile, signs Vodafone deal  —  Local reviews site Qype, which lets you review any venue from restaurants and bars to gyms and childcare, has raised a new funding round amounting to a combined 6.5 million euros to throw fuel onto its mobile business.
Discussion: paidContent
Financial Times:
Spotify under pressure over US launch  —  By Tim Bradshaw in London, Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson in New York and Richard Waters in San Francisco  —  Spotify is considering a US launch of its digital jukebox service without all four major record labels signed up as pressure builds on its management …
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
iOS 4.2.1 Final Version Jailbroken Using Updated Redsn0w 0.9.6b4 [How to Guide]  —  The iPhone Dev Team has just released Redsn0w 0.9.6b4 today which brings first proper jailbreak, with working Cydia and MobileSubstrate for all iOS 4.2.1 devices.  —  For those of you who don't know …
 
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Tris Hussey / The Next Web:
Instapaper for iOS updated to support AirPrint and more
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
News Corp Shells Out $360 Million For Ed Tech Company Wireless Generation
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Coupons.com Reaches $1 Billion In Coupons Printed, Growing …
Joe Flint / Company Town:
In win for networks, federal judge issues temporary restraining order …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Can Hunch's Algorithm Improve Your Gift-Giving Skills?
Discussion: VatorNews and PR Newswire
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Internet TV Network Revision3 Wants You To Lean Back And Watch ... On Your TV
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
HP Employees Rejoice As New CEO Returns Pay To Previous Levels
 Earlier Items: 
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Study: Fifth of Facebook users exposed to malware
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and TechSpot
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
Twitter's Creative Director Talks Design, UX and Inspiration
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Meet Hashable, Which Wants to Make Money By Introducing You
Discussion: Mashable!
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
HP Beats The Street; Q4 Revenue Up 8 Percent To $33.3 Billion
Foursquare Blog:
We're heading west!  —  In the past year, we had a major growth spurt …
Jessie / The Official Netflix Blog:
A new plan for watching instantly, plus price changes to existing unlimited plans