Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's Black Friday 2011 deals revealed: discounts on iPad, iPod, iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and accessories — A trusted tipster has provided us with the details on Apple's Black Friday (November 25th) 2011 sale. The sale is very similar to Apple's offerings in past years …
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, The Register, Computerworld, IntoMobile, CNN, PC Magazine, AllThingsD, RazorianFly, Pulse2, LAPTOP Magazine, NBC Bay Area, Geek News Central, App Advice, GigaOM, Mobile Industry Review, VentureBeat, msnbc.com, TG Daily, The Next Web, Mashable!, SlashGear, GottaBeMobile, I4U News, PhoneArena, PadGadget, Apple Bitch, Business Insider, WebProNews, BGR and Forbes
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Apple Black Friday deals to include discounted iPad 2
Brandon Griggs / CNN: Apple offering Black Friday discounts on iPads, iPods, Macs
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: Report: Apple Black Friday Deals Leaked Online
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Hello, Apple Financing? Yes, I'd Like to Extend My Credit Line.
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple Drops Prices On Macs, iPods, iPads, and Accessories For Black Friday 2011 Deals
Sarah Silbert / LAPTOP Magazine: Leaked Images Reveal Apple's Black Friday Deals
Jason Middleton / NBC Bay Area: Apple's Black Friday Specifics Leaked
Jeffrey Powers / Geek News Central: Apple's Black Friday Deals Don't Feel Like Much
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Leak: Here Are Apple's Black Friday Deals
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Leaked Black Friday Apple sales show great deals on accessories
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple Black Friday deals include big discounts on iPad, Macbooks and more
Rosa Golijan / msnbc.com: Leaked Black Friday ad reveals Apple discounts
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: Apple teases Black Friday deals
Aayush Arya / The Next Web: Apple's Black Friday deals revealed: $100 off Macs, up to $60 discount on iPads
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Leaked Apple Brochure Reveals Black Friday Deals
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Apple 2011 Black Friday ads surface
Josh Smith / GottaBeMobile: Apple Black Friday 2011 Deals Leaked: MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iPad and iPod Deals
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Leaked Apple Black Friday 2011 Ad reveals Apple Black Friday Deals ahead of Release
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Apple's Black Friday: $101 off Macs, up to $61 off iPad 2? — What kind of deals will Apple offer on Black Friday? — Apple's Black Friday plans have apparently been leaked, and if they prove true, there might not be much to write home about. — According to 9to5Mac, it has received a …
Discussion: eWeek, Engadget, Forbes, GottaBeMobile, Computerworld and App Advice
Fahmida Y. Rashid / eWeek: Shoppers Need Watch for Scams While Using Mobile Devices on Black Friday
Michael Tatelman / Forbes: Why You're Mad if You Miss Black Friday Madness
Tobias Buckell / GottaBeMobile: 10 Reasons Not To Shop on Black Friday
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Our Top iOS Black Friday Deals
Michael J. de la Merced / DealBook:
Microsoft Signs Nondisclosure Agreement With Yahoo — Microsoft has signed a nondisclosure agreement with Yahoo, according to a person briefed on the matter, formally lining itself up as another potential bidder for the struggling Internet company. — By signing the agreement …
Discussion: paidContent, GigaOM, CNET News, BetaNews, TechFlash, Gizmodo, Seattle Times, GeekWire, Business Insider, ITworld.com, TheNextWeb, Pulse2, Electronista, Between the Lines Blog, Neowin.net and WinRumors
David Kaplan / paidContent: Microsoft Appears Closer To Making Formal Yahoo Bid
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Does a MicroHoo deal make sense now?
Ed Oswald / BetaNews: Is Microsoft preparing another Yahoo bid?
Aislyn Greene / TechFlash: Does nondisclosure agreement mean Microsoft will buy Yahoo?
Roberto Baldwin / Gizmodo: NYT: Microsoft Thinking About Buying Yahoo. Again.
Chris Nerney / ITworld.com: Microsoft just won't let go of this Yahoo thing
Matt Brian / TheNextWeb: Microsoft pokes the Yahoo acquisition fire again, signs non-disclosure agreement
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Microsoft Signs NDA With Yahoo!
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog: Microsoft signs Yahoo's non-disclosure, stokes acquisition fire
Eric Jackson / Tech and China:
Why Yahoo!'s Board Wants A Deal Before January 7th
Why Yahoo!'s Board Wants A Deal Before January 7th
Discussion: Business Insider
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Samsung Is Going Right For Apple Fanboys' Jugular With Its Latest Commercial — I got a good laugh out of this one. — Samsung is kicking off a new ad campaign this week, directly taking a swipe at Apple fanboys and the iPhone and promoting its flagship Galaxy S II line of Android phones.
Discussion: Technologizer, CNET News, Betabeat, BGR, Mashable!, MacRumors, VoIP & Gadgets Blog, Smartphones …, The Verge, Shiny Objects, AllThingsD and Fortune
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Samsung Taunts Apple
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: Apple cult mocked by Samsung in Galaxy S II ad
Todd Wasserman / Mashable!: Samsung Lampoons Apple Mania in Galaxy S II Ad [VIDEO]
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones Blog: Humorous and effective ads appear for Samsung Galaxy devices
Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects: Samsung Ad Portrays Apple Customers As Pack Of Hipster Doofuses
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: New Android TV spot mocks the iPhone's customer base
Minjae Ormes / YouTube Blog:
Welcoming your favorite Disney movies to rent on YouTube — Today, the first of hundreds of The Walt Disney Studios movies from Disney, Disney ·Pixar and DreamWorks Studios are coming to YouTube. These titles join thousands of full-length feature films from major Hollywood studios …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Digits, GigaOM, TechCrunch, Engadget, MediaFile, Pulse2, The Next Web, Ubergizmo and @pkafka, more at Mediagazer »
Casey Chan / Gizmodo: You Can Rent Disney Movies on YouTube Now
Amir Efrati / Digits: Google Adds Disney Films to YouTube
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Well, hello Mickey: YouTube gets Disney movies to rent
Brian Heater / Engadget: Disney films begin storming YouTube's magic video kingdom
Yinka Adegoke / MediaFile: Disney comes to YouTube and Google TV
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Disney Movies Are Now Available For Rent On YouTube
George Wong / Ubergizmo: YouTube now rents out Disney movies
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: Disney coming to YouTube movie rental store. “handful of titles” today, “hundreds” coming in weeks.
Greg Lamm / TechFlash:
Know Your Meme's Casually Pepper Spray Everything Cop — The pepper spray incident at the University of California Davis campus has gone viral. And one place where people are expressing their reaction on the internet is on the Know Your Meme website, run by Seattle startup Cheezburger Network.
Discussion: Quora, Pulse2, New York Times, TechCrunch and ABC News
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: U.C. Davis Pepper Spray Cop Becomes A Meme [GALLERY]
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times: Pepper Spray's Fallout, From Crowd Control to Mocking Images
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Your Mom Now Knows What A Meme Is Thanks To “Casually Pepper Spraying Cop”
Nick Ross / ABC News: Pepper spray cop becomes internet meme
Matthew Stevens / L.A. NOW:
‘Anonymous’ hackers target pepper-spraying UC Davis police officer
‘Anonymous’ hackers target pepper-spraying UC Davis police officer
Discussion: CNET News
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: Pepper-spraying cop now getting the full Internet treatment
Steve Jobs Movie: “Something I'm Strongly Considering,” Says Social Network's Aaron Sorkin — Aaron Sorkin is taking on one tech mogul at a time! Earlier this year, Sorkin won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for his Facebook flick The Social Network.
Discussion: MacRumors, 9to5Mac, Redmond Pie, CNET News, Techie Buzz, MacDailyNews, Guardian, Gawker, Mercury News, Business Insider, Gizmodo and Digital Trends
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Aaron Sorkin ‘Strongly Considering’ Writing Screenplay for Steve Jobs Movie
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: Aaron Sorkin “strongly considering” writing Steve Jobs screenplay for Sony
Ben Reid / Redmond Pie: Writer Of “The Social Network” Movie ‘Strongly Considering’ Writing Steve Jobs Biopic For Sony
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Sorkin: Yep, I was pitched to pen Steve Jobs movie
Pathik Shah / Techie Buzz: The Steve Jobs Movie We All Wanted is Coming
Ben Child / Guardian: Jobs biopic offered to Aaron Sorkin
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Aaron Sorkin Will Reinvent Steve Jobs
Jeremy C. Owens / Mercury News: Aaron Sorkin considers writing ‘Steve Jobs’ movie
Steve Silberman / NeuroTribes:
The Sketchbook of Susan Kare, the Artist Who Gave Computing a Human Face — Graphical interface pioneer Susan Kare, photo by R.J. Muna — Point, click. — The gestures and metaphors of icon-driven computing feel so natural and effortless to us now, it seems strange to recall navigating in the digital world any other way.
Discussion: Laughing Squid and The Next Web
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
CONFIRMED: Samsung Galaxy Nexus U.S. Launch Is In December — There's been a lot of confusion as to when Samsung and Google's Galaxy Nexus would launch in the U.S. — When the phone was first announced, the company said it would be available in November. — Well, November is almost over.
Discussion: Droid Life, IntoMobile, VentureBeat, PhoneArena, GottaBeMobile, The Toybox Blog, netbooknews.com, Android Phone Fans, AndroidGuys, PC Magazine and Digital Trends, Thanks:stevekovach
Kellex / Droid Life: New Verizon MAP Shows XOOM 2 On-Contract Pricing, Galaxy Nexus Release Date Mention (Updated)
Charles West / IntoMobile: Galaxy Nexus volume bug fix is on the way
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat: Samsung Galaxy Nexus will launch in Dec.
Adam Mills / GottaBeMobile: Unlocked Galaxy Nexus Now Available in the U.S.
Ricardo Bilton / The Toybox Blog: Galaxy Nexus U.S. release pushed back to December, confirms Samsung
Nicole Scott / netbooknews.com: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Launching Next Month
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Rumor: Motorola XOOM 2 Pricing Revealed, Galaxy Nexus Was Headed Our Way 11/28
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: Samsung confirms U.S. Galaxy Nexus for December?
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Poll: What Gadget Do You Want Most This Holiday Season?
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Samsung Galaxy Nexus due in US in December on Verizon
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Television Could Be Ready for Commercial Production by Feb. 2012 — There may be more to Apple's developing relationship with Sharp than simple supply-chain diversification and OLED panels for future iPhones and iPads. The Japanese company is said to be playing a role in the production of the long-rumored Apple television.
Discussion: MacRumors, Digital Trends, AppleInsider, AppleInsider, Electronista, Mashable!, Softpedia News, Macgasm, Redmond Pie and PadGadget
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Thinner iPad 3 Coming with Low-Power Retina Display?
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Apple taps Sharp to develop iTV: rumor
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Apple Working With Sharp on iTV [REPORT]
Eugene Huo / Macgasm: Apple's TV could be using (more) Sharp LCD panels
Undercover Researchers Expose Chinese Internet Water Army — An undercover team of computer scientists reveals the practices of people who are paid to post on websites — In China, paid posters are known as the Internet Water Army because they are ready and willing to ‘flood’ the internet for whoever is willing to pay.
Soulskill / Slashdot: Internet Water Army On the March
Nick Farrell / Fudzilla: How to battle the Chinese Water army
Omar Shahine / The Windows Blog:
SkyDrive - designing personal cloud storage for billions of people — SkyDrive has grown tremendously since we launched in 2007, and recently, we've made a number of updates to SkyDrive: — In June we overhauled our website and used the latest browser standards to simplify our photos …
Discussion: CNET News and TechNet Blogs, Thanks:ryanburk
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Microsoft to beef up SkyDrive following user complaints
Jeffrey Meisner / TechNet Blogs: The Midweek Download: Nov. 23rd Edition-Improving the Setup in Windows 8, A Year of NUI …
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
4sqwifi Uses Foursquare To Show You Nearby WiFi Locations And Their Passwords — Foursquare, and most of the apps built on top of the location service's developer platform, are great for exploring the physical world for entertainment. But a new iPhone app called 4sqwifi (download here) …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and apas.gr
Apostolos / apas.gr: Lessons learned from launching first app
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Google responds to Galaxy Nexus volume bug: ‘we have a fix’ — The Galaxy Nexus volume bug has been squashed in Google's labs. The Android software maker has just announced it has a fix for the problem plaguing UK owners of the new Nexus, which will be rolled out “as soon as possible.”
Discussion: mocoNews, Android Police, Engadget, SlashGear, 9to5Google, The Tech Herald …, Gizmodo UK, SlashGear, Sammy Hub, CNET News and Softpedia News
Liam Spradlin / Android Police: [Update: Samsung Confirms Fix, But Halts Shipments] Google: Galaxy Nexus Volume Bug Is Fixable …
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Galaxy Nexus volume bug fix in pipeline
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Google: Google squashes the Galaxy Nexus volume bug
Steven Mostyn / The Tech Herald Technology News: Google promises Nexus volume glitch fix ‘as soon as possible’
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Samsung confirms Nexus volume fix but freezes shipments
Luke Westaway / CNET News: Google acknowledges Galaxy Nexus volume bug in U.K.
Annalyn Censky / CNN Money:
Malls track shoppers' cell phones on Black Friday — NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Attention holiday shoppers: your cell phone may be tracked this year. — Starting on Black Friday and running through New Year's Day, two U.S. malls — Promenade Temecula in southern California and Short Pump Town Center …
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine, PC Magazine, Moneyland, The Verge, blog.chron.com, WebProNews and GottaBeMobile
Sarah Silbert / LAPTOP Magazine: Smartphone Tracking Hits Two U.S. Malls this Black Friday
Martha C. White / Moneyland: Are You Being Spied On While You Shop?
Vlad Savov / The Verge: Two US malls will track shoppers' location via their cellphones this holiday season
Dwight Silverman / blog.chron.com: Got a cell phone? Someone's following you at the mall
Chris Richardson / WebProNews: Is this even legal? — Location data, and the privacy issues related …
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
HTC Cuts Sales Forecast on Competition From Apple, Samsung — HTC Corp. (2498), the largest seller of smartphones in the U.S., cut revenue forecast as much as 23 percent as the global economic crisis and rising competition from Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) dent demand.
Discussion: Between the Lines Blog, AllThingsD, BGR, 9to5Google, The Next Web, Macgasm, PhoneArena, Business Insider, The Tech Trade, IntoMobile, SlashGear and FierceWireless
Zach Epstein / BGR: HTC cuts forecast on competition from Apple and Samsung, reevaluates S3 acquisition
Matt Brian / The Next Web: HTC feels the heat from Apple and Samsung, cuts quarterly revenue forecast by 23%
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade: HTC Cuts Q4 Rev View; Rethinking S3 Graphics Deal
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: HTC feels the heat from Apple, Samsung
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
HTC considering Chrome OS for Internet-access devices — Although Chromebooks offered by Acer and Samsung Electronics may see low cumulative sales of 25,000-30,000 units at the end of 2011, HTC is evaluating the feasibility of combining the advantages of Chrome OS and Android for use …
Discussion: Telegraph, GigaOM, Gizmodo UK and SlashGear
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: Report: HTC may build a Chromebook. Should they?
Gary Cutlack / Gizmodo UK: HTC Thinking About Possible Android/Chrome OS Hybrid
Chris Davies / SlashGear: HTC Chromebook in pipeline tip sources
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Windows Phone Marketplace Is Riding High On Free Content — Last week, Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) revealed on the anniversary of the Windows Phone Marketplace that the app storefront now has some 40,000 apps in its catalog. Some numbers out today reveal that there are 1,650 free …
Discussion: Guardian, Go Rumors and Smartphones …
Stuart Dredge / Guardian: Apple starts publishing UK apps charts
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Most Popular Windows Phone 7 Apps List
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac:
HTC could drop its planned purchase of S3 Graphics following the ITC ruling favoring Apple — Taiwanese handset maker HTC's lawsuit against Apple over infringement of S3 Graphics' patents has suffered a fatal blow (in addition to this one) as the United States International Trade Commission …
Discussion: Electronista, paidContent, Bloomberg, VentureBeat, iPhone, The Verge, CNET News and Techie Buzz
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: HTC reconsidering S3 purchase after it loses patent suit against Apple
Adrian Hoppel / iPhone: Law & Apple: HTC Loses Lawsuit, Apple Very Thankful
Vlad Savov / The Verge: HTC will ‘reevaluate’ acquisition of S3 after failed ITC patent claim against Apple
Roger Cheng / CNET News: HTC may back out of S3 buy after legal defeat
comScore Forecasts 15 Percent Growth for 2011 U.S. Holiday E-Commerce Spending — First Three Weeks of November Exhibit Strong Online Spending Activity Spurred by Early-Season Deals — comScore (NASDAQ : SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday season retail …
Discussion: CNN, CNET News, PC Magazine, The Technology Chronicles, TechCrunch and Reuters
Don Reisinger / CNET News: U.S. consumer online spending to rise 15 percent for holidays
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: comScore: U.S. Online Holiday Shopping Already Up 14 Percent To $9.7 Billion
Phil Wahba / Reuters: Online holiday sales to rise 15 percent: comScore
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Exclusive: Lenovo also working on a 5-inch Android tablet, because pockets need love too — No matter how tempting the specs on Lenovo's leaked 10.1-inch tablet are, you might prefer something fairly more portable just for the sake of your regular pockets. Well, it looks like Lenovo's got you covered, too.
Discussion: BGR, IntoMobile, Gizmodo, 9to5Google and @ldignan
Charles West / IntoMobile: Lenovo's 5-inch Android tablet gets spied
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo: UGH Lenovo 5-Inch Tablet Why EW Gross Die DIE IN HELL
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Google: Lenovo allegedly developing a five-inch Android tablet
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Spotify paying subscribers jumps to 2.5 million — Spotify now has 2.5 million paying subscribers, the company announced in a blog post today. — Spotify didn't say how the subscribers break down by country, but it appears that its expansion to the U.S. has been a significant factor in its growth.
Discussion: GigaOM, VentureBeat, Bloomberg, The Next Web, Softpedia News, Spotify, Ubergizmo and Gizmodo UK
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: What's next for Spotify: How about the web?
Anna Heim / The Next Web: Spotify hits 2.5 million paying subscribers
Andres Sehr / Spotify: Spotify reaches 2.5 million paying subscribers
George Wong / Ubergizmo: Spotify hits 2.5 million paying subscribers
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Cuts Off Another Group of Ad Players, Including Google — Yahoo, which is trying to boost its flagging advertising business by cutting out layers of technological middlemen, is at it again. — Ad industry sources say the Web giant is pulling back direct access to its inventory from …
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
As Investors Flee Groupon, Outlook for I.P.O.s Darkens — Unable to break a three-day slide, shares of Groupon tumbled again on Wednesday, as more investors dumped shares. — For the first time, since it went public earlier this month, Groupon broke below its offering price of $20 per share.
Discussion: VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Reuters, Bloomberg, Betabeat, The Register, Between the Lines Blog and Business Insider
Rocky Agrawal / VentureBeat: Investors should be even more worried about Groupon, as its share price falls
Alistair Barr / Reuters: Groupon shares slump close to $20 IPO price
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg: Groupon Shares Plunge, Trading Close to IPO
Foster Kamer / Betabeat: The Inevitable Groupon Stock Apocalypse is Here, and The Face Of It is Some Drunk Kid We Met at a House Party
Brid-Aine Parnell / The Register: Groupon stock dives below IPO value as Black Friday nears
Henry Blodget / Business Insider: GROUPON CRASHES THROUGH IPO PRICE