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3:15 PM ET, November 25, 2010

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Gizmodo:
The Ultimate Black Friday 2010 Cheat Sheet  —  Black Friday's the biggest shopping day of the year.  There's tons of deals—and not-really-deals capitalizing on the hysteria.  So, we've combed through every single deal we could find and ranked them all.  Presenting your Black Friday Cheat Sheet.
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Apple's Australian Store discounts most things by around 10 percent, foreshadows Black Friday deals  —  Just like last year and the year before, Apple's kicking off its Black Friday sale in the land of Oz first.  Australian Mac lovers can now buy the iMac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air …
AppleInsider:   Apple resellers launch early Black Friday sales: $150 off MacBooks …
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
For Google, the Browser Does It All  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — When a Google engineer gave top executives computers running the company's new Chrome operating system, Sergey Brin, Google's co-founder, tried to hold on to his computer running an older version.
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Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Chrome OS consumer launch pushed to 2011, Google-branded Chromebook could still arrive this year  —  It's almost time to eat turkey and then jet out to Best Buy to be trampled by mad shoppers.  Oh yes, the holiday season is just about here, which according to a few posts we've written …
Brandon Bailey / Mercury News:
Apple makes big land purchase in Cupertino  —  At a time when Apple is adding new workers almost as fast as it sells new iPhones and iPads, the pioneering computer maker has made a 98-acre land purchase that will roughly double the size of its home base in Cupertino.
Captainkrtek / xda-developers:
XDA Exclusive: Gingerbread 2.3 / Nexus S Pictures  —  Well, we have a little Thanksgiving treat for all of you.  Thanks to a source that chooses to remain anonymous, we got exclusive pictures of the elusive Gingerbread!  We can now confirm Gingerbread is Android 2.3 and not 3.0.
Cade Metz / The Register:
Apple bars ‘all single-station radio apps’ from iPhone  —  'They're like fart apps,' howl Jobsian minions  —  Apple is now barring all single-station radio applications from the iPhone and iPad, insisting that “single station apps are the same as a fart app and represent spam in the iTunes store.”
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Kinect hacks let you control a web browser and Windows 7 using only The Force (updated)  —  Hacking the Xbox 360 Kinect is all about baby steps on the way to what could ultimately amount to some pretty useful homebrew.  Here's a good example cooked up by some kids at the MIT Media Lab Fluid …
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Thanksgiving Recipes Are Latest Proof That Google Is Officially A Media Company  —  Here's one of the nicer Google “doodle” logos we've seen in a while: A photographic spelling of “Google” made out of Thanksgiving fixings.  If you hover over each of the food items, it magnifies, and lets you click through to a recipe.
Imran / iThinkDifferent:
The first Windows Phone 7 'Jailbreak'/Unlock ChevronWP7 is Out - Download now!  —  Admit it.  You were waiting for a jailbreak for your WP7 Phone for the sake of ‘freedom’ and whatever it is that gets you going through the day with a phone that can run apps with access to private APIs.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Stack Overflow Hits 10M Uniques, Boldly Goes Where No Q&A Site Has Gone Before  —  It seems as though Q&A network Stack Overflow has put the $6 million in funding it received back in May to good use, crossing the 10 million unique monthly visit mark as of yesterday.
Steve Butcher / Sydney Morning Herald:
Teen admits to attacks on federal websites over internet filter  —  Student with a grudge ... Steve Slayo with his girlfriend Lisa outside court yesterday.  —  STEVE SLAYO sat glued to his bedroom computer into the early morning hours, stewing over plans by the Communications Minister …
Discussion: p2pnet, Inquirer and The Register
New York Times:
Netflix's Move Onto the Web Stirs Rivalries  —  In a matter of months, the movie delivery company Netflix has gone from being the fastest-growing first-class mail customer of the United States Postal Service to the biggest source of streaming Web traffic in North America during peak evening hours.
Discussion: Techland and The Equity Kicker
The H Open Source:
Ubuntu: Rolling release rumours wrong  —  Several online publications including the Register, Lifehacker and Phoronix have recently run stories quoting Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth as having said that the Ubuntu Linux distribution may be moving to a rolling release schedule.
Discussion: Digitizor
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Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Windows Phone 7 now has over 15,000 developers and nearly 3,000 apps and games  —  Microsoft revealed on Tuesday that is now has over 15,000 registered Windows Phone 7 developers.  —  The amount of Windows Phone developers has increased by around 80% since September.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
When iPad 2 Hits, Will iPad 1 Go Cheap Or Extinct?  —  With iOS 4.2 finally out in the wild, the iPad has effectively been rejuvenated.  And there's no question that Apple is going to sell a massive amount of them during the Holiday shopping season.  But what comes next?  Well, the iPad 2, of course.
Bloomberg:
Sony Said to Seek President as Possible Successor to Stringer  —  Sony Corp., Japan's biggest exporter of consumer electronics, plans to look for a new president who could eventually succeed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer, people familiar with the matter said.
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
New Windows 0-day vulnerability emerges, bypasses UAC  —  Microsoft has confirmed it is investigating public proof of concept code for a new un-patched flaw in Windows.  —  Prevx, an IT security firm, published details of the exploit in a blog posting on Wednesday.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Music Linking Site Raided By Dept. of Homeland Security / ICE  —  A large file-sharing link site dedicated to rap and hiphop music and news has been raided by the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  The servers of RapGodFathers, a site with close to 150,000 members …
Jill Dougherty / CNN:
WikiLeaks threat sparks massive review of diplomatic documents  —  Washington (CNN) — The threat of publication of thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables by a muckraker website has prompted a massive review of documents at U.S. embassies around the world, a U.S. official says.
 
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