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11:45 AM ET, November 26, 2010

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Arn / MacRumors:
Black Friday 2010: List of Apple and 3rd Party Discounts on Apple and Mac Products  —  Apple has officially unveiled their U.S. Black Friday sales for their online and retail stores.  The discounts are in line with past year events, around 8% depending on the product.
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Electronista:
Microsoft Black Friday: free netbook with Office, Mac deal  —  Not normally known for its Black Friday deals, Microsoft today launched a promo that promises major giveaways, including for Mac users.  The highlight is a free Dell Mini 1018 netbook with a copy of Office Home and Business 2010 …
Discussion: Gearlog and AppleInsider
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Checkout Now Offers Black Friday Deals  —  Last year, Google Checkout debuted a holiday savings promotion in time for Cyber Monday, the monday after Thanksgiving and Black Friday.  It looks like Google has gotten a slight head start this year, and is now offering Black Friday promotions for Google Checkout promotions.
Discussion: GigaOM
Gizmodo:
The Ultimate Black Friday 2010 Cheat Sheet [Updated]
DigiTimes:
Apple to add 5 new features to iPad 2, says paper  —  A Chinese-language Economy Daily News (EDN) report citing industry sources claims Apple will add five new features to the iPad 2: video phone, better mobility, USB port, new display technology and 3-axis gyroscopes.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The Address Book Wars Continue: Facebook Contact-Scraping Chrome Extension Taken Down  —  This is just getting silly.  Yesterday, we reported on a new Chrome extension created by a developer that allowed you to scrape your Facebook contact information.  Called “Facebook Doesn't Own My Friends …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Inevitable! Google Chrome Extension Exports Your Facebook Contacts
Discussion: Examiner
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google's Internal Chrome OS Netbooks Codenamed “Mario” And “Andretti”?  —  So, it appears that the first Chrome OS netbooks are set to launch in the next few weeks.  And it now appears that the first ones will be Google-branded versions, built by a third-party manufacturer.
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
‘Collections’, PDF E-Mailing and Printing coming to iBooks  —  Just yesterday we reported that Steve Jobs informed a customer that better iBooks management would be ‘coming’ and today we got our hands on the details.  First of all folders are indeed coming to iBooks for iOS and are similar to the folders on the iOS 4 homescreen.
Richard Tyler / Telegraph:
Groupon explains why Google is in takeover talks  —  US voucher website Groupon, which trades in the UK as MyCityDeal, sets out why companies like Google and Yahoo! are interested in the fast growing company  —  Groupon has revealed why companies like Yahoo and Google may want to buy the fast growing online discount voucher company.
Discussion: SAI and The Next Web
Chris Chang / M.I.C gadget:
The End of Apple CEO Action Figure  —  A few hours ago, we have just received an email from a law firm representing Apple.Inc. Apple has informed us that this phenomenal SJ action figure, has not consented to the use of Apple's copyrights and trademarks, therefore they request us immediately …
Discussion: Fortune and MacStories
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft: Using ChevronWP7 unlock could render Windows Phone 7 permanently unusable  —  Microsoft has responded to the recent news of an unlock tool for Windows Phone 7.  —  A Windows Phone 7 “unlock” tool was released on Thursday that allows owners to side load home-brew applications.
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Imran / iThinkDifferent:
The first Windows Phone 7 'Jailbreak'/Unlock ChevronWP7 is Out - Download now!
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
So Google's Buying Your Startup.  Now What?  —  Google's M&A chief has to persuade founders to stick around, often with financial incentives and the promise of expanded roles  —  You'd think David Lawee has it easy.  He's the mergers-and-acquisitions chief for Google (GOOG) …
Discussion: SAI
Naked Security / Sophos:
Twitter hacker spreads Tsunami warning from government advisor's account  —  As many people have found, Twitter is a fantastic tool for spreading important news rapidly.  —  In the past it's been used to share information about fires in Los Angeles, emergency landings in the Hudson River …
 
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
U.S. Government Seizes BitTorrent Search Engine Domain and More
Discussion: THINQ.co.uk
Thomas J. Fitzgerald / New York Times:
Jailbreaking or Rooting Your Phone Is Legal but Can Be Risky
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
The Pacifier Gets an Upgrade: Apps and Gadgets to Soothe the Baby
Matthew Finnegan / TechEye:
Europe's broadband lag means 2020 Digital Agenda targets unlikely
Jon Evans / TechCrunch:
Can Anything Stop The Facebook Juggernaut?
 Earlier Items: 
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Zediva Streams You Movies From Actual DVD Players, Argues It's Legal
Discussion: SlashGear
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
A Look At Windows Phone 7 Marketplace's Catalog, App Prices (Distimo Report)
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Say Cheese: Social Photo Sharing App Throwdown
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo:
The TSA Needs to Opt Out of Tweeting
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Nevada court hits copyright troll with Fair Use surprise
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Kinect hacks let you control a web browser and Windows 7 using …