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12:55 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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Gizmodo:
The Ultimate Black Friday 2010 Cheat Sheet [Updated]  —  Black Friday's the biggest shopping day of the year.  There are 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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google VP: Chrome OS Coming To Tablets & TVs; Windows And Sys Admins Going Down  —  Chrome OS draws near.  Last night brought perhaps the more surefire sign yet: Google is openly talking to The New York Times about it.  Perhaps that is in response to rumors that it was being delayed into next year.
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine
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Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google’s Chrome OS Is Prepared for a Netbook
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: The Next Web
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
A Look At Windows Phone 7 Marketplace's Catalog, App Prices (Distimo Report)  —  App store analytics provider Distimo took its monthly look at the world of mobile application stores, and this time zoomed in on the differences between Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Marketplace and Windows Marketplace for Mobile (6.x).
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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.
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 …
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo:
The TSA Needs to Opt Out of Tweeting  —  The TSA has its own Twitter account—which could be a great way to inform the scared, angry public (and do damage control).  Instead, it's filled with idiotic, tasteless, and downright creepy tweets.  Funded by your tax money.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Inevitable!  Google Chrome Extension Exports Your Facebook Contacts  —  Well look what we have here ... Last time we checked in on the Facebook/Google slapfight, Facebook had removed the option to import your contacts from Gmail and was still holding strong on the whole …
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Say Cheese: Social Photo Sharing App Throwdown  —  You badly need to share that photo of your cat wearing a pumpkin costume.  It's understandable.  You've got an iPhone and Internet access, but which app should you use?  There's recently been a mini-boom in social photo sharing applications …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Zediva Streams You Movies From Actual DVD Players, Argues It's Legal  —  New startup Zediva attempts to circumvent all the licensing hassles experienced by streaming video services like Netflix, iTunes and Hulu through operating more like a traditional movie rental store, except online.  —  The catch?
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Acer Windows 7 tablet to use AMD Bobcat APU confirm insiders  —  Acer was pretty miserly with hardware details for their 10.1-inch Windows 7 tablet earlier this week, but that hasn't stopped specifications being pieced together.  According to manufacturing sources talking to DigiTimes …
 
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Ubuntu: Rolling release rumours wrong
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Music Linking Site Raided By Dept. of Homeland Security / ICE
Captainkrtek / xda-developers:
XDA Exclusive: Gingerbread 2.3 / Nexus S Pictures (Update)