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12:35 PM 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 …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Acer introduces 7-inch and 10-inch Android tablets, shipping April 2011  —  Shocker of shockers, folks — Acer's getting into the tablet game, too.  With the holidays too close for comfort, the outfit's giving everyone pause that was considering that janky Android tablet on sale for Black Friday.
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Acer reveals Iconia dual-screen laptop / tablet, Clear.fi cloud-based media sharing system  —  Here in New York at Acer's Global press event, the company's talking touch.  Lots and lots of touch.  It'll be introducing a veritable smorgasbord of equipment as the minutes roll on …
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.
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 …
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Yelp Introduces Checkin 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.
Chris Dixon / cdixon's posterous:
Bubble or bust?  Nobody knows anything … Sequoia Capital is widely (and, in my opinion, correctly) considered to be the best venture capital firm on the planet.  Their list of hits include Apple, Oracle, Cisco, Atari, EA, Google, Yahoo, and Paypal (and that's just counting the investments …
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.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Apple Acquired Nuance?  Five Reasons Why It's Probably Not True  —  Rumors are swirling this morning about voice technology giant Nuance Communications being acquired by Apple, following remarks made by the company's co-founder Steve Wozniak in a short video interview by TVDeck (see below, skip to the 0:40 mark).
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Skyfire Debuts 3.0 for Android: A “Browser for the Social Networking Generation”  —  Skyfire, the mobile browser that brought Flash video to the iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices, is unveiling version 3.0 for Android today.  This latest version of Skyfire, dubbed the “Facebook edition” …
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 …
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: Gearlog and The Register, Thanks:jonfingas
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
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 …
Electronista:
Dell selling Streak unlocked in US with Android 2.2, 32GB  —  Dell today began selling an unlocked version of the Streak along with an OS upgrade.  The new version, which can now work on T-Mobile or other GSM carriers, is the first in the US to ship with Android 2.2 out of the box.
Discussion: Fortune, BGR and BrokeController, Thanks:chrisleckness
Bloomberg:
China Unicom Restricts Resale of Apple IPhone4  —  Nov. 23 (Bloomberg) — China United Network Communications Group Co., parent of the nation's only mobile operator offering Apple Inc.'s iPhone, issued new rules restricting the resale of the smartphone for use on other networks.
Discussion: The Next Web and MacNN
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
How Amazon.com undersells Best Buy, the Apple store, and almost everybody else.  —  Apple's new 11-inch MacBook Air has a list price of $999—that's what you'll pay at Apple.com and the Apple store, as well as at Best Buy and other large retailers.  At Amazon.com, though, the same model sells at a slightly lower price—$979.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Coupons.com Reaches $1 Billion In Coupons Printed, Growing At A Rate 5x That Of Newspapers  —  For the first time ever in a year, digital coupon platform Coupons.com has surpassed a billion dollars in printed coupon savings.  A milestone for the company and the entire digital coupons industry …
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Holiday plans?  Apple & Foxconn increase iPad production capacity  —  Apple's iPad production is nearing three million units every month in the lead-in to Christmas, with manufacturing partner, Foxconn, opening aditional capacity in its new plants in Chengdu, China.
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
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.
 
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Simon Mackie / GigaOM:
Opera 11 Beta Introduces Tab Stacking, Extensions
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Qype raises another 6.5 million euros to super-charge mobile, signs Vodafone deal
Discussion: Screenwerk, VatorNews and paidContent
Tris Hussey / The Next Web:
Instapaper for iOS updated to support AirPrint and more
Don Clark / Digits:
Intel Offers Silicon With New Packages, Deals
Discussion: Inquirer and eWeek
Financial Times:
Spotify under pressure over US launch
Joe Flint / Company Town:
In win for networks, federal judge issues temporary restraining order …
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Foursquare Blog:
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