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4:55 AM ET, November 27, 2010

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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
U.S. Government Seizes BitTorrent Search Engine Domain and More  —  Following on the heels of this week's domain seizure of a large hiphop file-sharing links forum, it's clear today that the U.S. Government has been very busy.  Without any need for COICA, ICE has just seized the domain …
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Nick Saint / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:   Homeland Security Is Seizing Internet Domains Left And Right
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple bans Android magazine app  —  Tells a Danish publisher he can't sell a magazine about Google's OS in Apple's App Store  —  Tuesday seems to have been Apple's (AAPL) day for saying “No.”  —  First Apple Legal ordered the Chinese manufacturer of a Steve Jobs look-alike doll to stop making the popular action figure.
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
My thoughts on “My thoughts on ChevronWP7″  —  I would be lying if I said I didn't think some people would get the wrong idea about ChevronWP7, which is why we went into great lengths to emphasis it is just an unlocking tool and even outlined our position on application piracy.
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Michael B. McLaughlin / Bob Taco Industries:
My Thoughts On “ChevronWP7”  —  Today (well, yesterday now) was Thanksgiving here in the U.S. In addition to doing my traditional family things (making and eating a large, Turkey-centered dinner), I found some time to pop on to the computer.  To my dismay I saw that the #WP7 hashtag on Twitter …
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft: Using ChevronWP7 unlock could render Windows Phone 7 permanently unusable
Paul Paliath / GeekSmack:
Interview: A chat with the guys behind ChevronWP7
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Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
How Did The Beatles Sell 2 Million Songs On iTunes?  Mostly Facebook (Not Search)  —  Although at least one recent study says search beats social media when it comes to product discovery, those rules don't apply to The Beatles.  When you're known worldwide and have set the standard …
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Jolicloud Jolibook review  —  The Jolicloud Jolibook.  Oh yes, it's sounded like a made-up device ever since the pictures of it started to leak out, but the netbook centered around the Jolicloud Linux operating system is indeed a real product.  So real that we've been using the Atom N550-powered system over the past few days.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Cydia hack enables Airplay in all apps  —  Following on from Erica's Sadun's discovery of a way to enable AirPlay Video streaming in third-party apps, a developer named Zone-MR created a hack which enables this feature in all applications including Apple's Safari.
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Los Angeles Times:
For some, the Microsoft Store concept is a puzzle  —  The stores, now totaling seven, may be just about keeping the brand in the public consciousness, an analyst speculates.  Unlike at the Apple stores, many of the products offered can be found elsewhere.  Then there's the missing ‘cool’ factor.
Discussion: TUAW, Electronista and Daring Fireball
Joseph Tsai / 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.
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DSLreports:
OpenDNS: We're Being Blocked By Verizon Wireless  —  Wants FCC to act on network neutrality protections  —  OpenDNS was founded in 2006 and quickly made a lot of fans around here due to their fast, reliable DNS servers and DNS services.  It has been a profitable business …
Discussion: The Domains, Techdirt and Post Tech
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Can Mobile Phones Think?  —  Almost six years ago, while working on a story for Business 2.0 magazine, I remember having a conversation with someone from Nokia about the possibility that one day mobile phones could think and adapt to our environment.  For instance, what if the phone …
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Roope Tassberg / Nokia Beta Labs:
Introducing Nokia Situations - tell your device how you want it to behave
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Japan Real Time:
No iPhone?  DoCoMo Turns to the Dark Side … After losing out on the rights to sell Apple Inc.'s iPhone to Softbank Corp. in the Japanese market, NTT DoCoMo Inc., the country's top mobile carrier, is aggressively promoting rival smartphone offerings such as Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy handset.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Former Digg VP Of Engineering Lands At Gilt Groupe  —  Well there's at least one former Digg engineer out there that had a happier Thanksgiving.  We've gotten word that John Quinn, former Digg VP of Engineering, will be joining luxury discount marketplace Gilt Groupe as VP of Engineering come next Monday.
Discussion: Pulse2
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.
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Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Pages Can Have All Their Admins Removed, Leaving No Way to Control Them
W.J. Hennigan / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Cyber Monday deals will be more aggressive and more widespread, retail group says
Discussion: I4U News
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
As Video Games Lose Buttons, They Add Realism and Fun
Yuri Kageyama / Associated Press:
Japan iPhone craze attracts global app developers
Discussion: PhoneArena
Jere Downs / Courier-Journal:
modern migrants  —  Around the clock, an estimated 500 …
Dark Shikari / Diary Of An x264 Developer:
Patent skullduggery: Tandberg rips off x264 algorithm
Discussion: Inquirer and THINQ.co.uk
 Earlier Items: 
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
Police in the UK are seeking authority to close domains
Discussion: BBC and TechEye
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The Address Book Wars Continue: Facebook Contact-Scraping Chrome …
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Pirate Bay trial appeal: Defendants face $6.5m fine and jail time
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
So Google's Buying Your Startup. Now What?
Discussion: SAI
Chris Chang / M.I.C gadget:
The End of Apple CEO Action Figure
Discussion: Examiner, MacStories and Fortune