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: Business Insider, TechCrunch, Shiny Objects, L.A. Times Tech Blog, IntoMobile, Computerworld, I4U News, The Register, RazorianFly, MediaFile, Mobile Industry Review, CNN, Mashable!, ITworld.com, AllThingsD, SlashGear, NBC Bay Area, App Advice, GottaBeMobile, Pulse2, msnbc.com, GigaOM, PadGadget, Geek News Central, WebProNews, PC Magazine, LAPTOP Magazine, Forbes, TeleRead, BGR, VentureBeat and Gizmodo
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: Gadgets To Look For On Black Friday
Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects: Good News For Investors, Apple's Black Friday Deals May Suck
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Apple Black Friday deals to include discounted iPad 2
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: MacMall Black Friday 2011 Apple Sale Launched
Lars Paronen / MediaFile: Tech wrap: Microsoft allowed looks at Yahoo's books
Brandon Griggs / CNN: Apple offering Black Friday discounts on iPads, iPods, Macs
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Leaked Apple Brochure Reveals Black Friday Deals
Daniel Ionescu / ITworld.com: Apple Preps for meager discounts on Black Friday
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Hello, Apple Financing? Yes, I'd Like to Extend My Credit Line.
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Apple 2011 Black Friday ads surface
Jason Middleton / NBC Bay Area: Apple's Black Friday Specifics Leaked
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Leak: Here Are Apple's Black Friday Deals
Josh Smith / GottaBeMobile: Apple Black Friday 2011 Deals Leaked: MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iPad and iPod Deals
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple Drops Prices On Macs, iPods, iPads, and Accessories For Black Friday 2011 Deals
Rosa Golijan / msnbc.com: Leaked Black Friday ad reveals Apple discounts
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Leaked Black Friday Apple sales show great deals on accessories
Jeffrey Powers / Geek News Central: Apple's Black Friday Deals Don't Feel Like Much
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: Report: Apple Black Friday Deals Leaked Online
Sarah Silbert / LAPTOP Magazine: Leaked Images Reveal Apple's Black Friday Deals
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Black Friday e-reading deals: Nook, Apple
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple Black Friday deals include big discounts on iPad, Macbooks and more
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, Marketing Pilgrim, GottaBeMobile, Business Insider, App Advice and I4U News
Fahmida Y. Rashid / eWeek: Shoppers Need Watch for Scams While Using Mobile Devices on Black Friday
Cynthia Boris / Marketing Pilgrim: Marketers Look for an Alternative to the Holiday Hype
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: VentureBeat, The Register, GigaOM, BetaNews, paidContent, TheNextWeb, CNET News, Seattle Times, TechFlash, SlashGear, Gizmodo, GeekWire, ITworld.com, Neowin.net, Business Insider, Electronista, WinRumors and Pulse2
Iain Thomson / The Register: Yahoo! Microsoft! merger! back! on! after! NDA! signed!
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Does a MicroHoo deal make sense now?
Ed Oswald / BetaNews: Is Microsoft preparing another Yahoo bid?
David Kaplan / paidContent: Microsoft Appears Closer To Making Formal Yahoo Bid
Matt Brian / TheNextWeb: Microsoft pokes the Yahoo acquisition fire again, signs non-disclosure agreement
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
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Microsoft Signs NDA With Yahoo!
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
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google Now Censors The Pirate Bay, isoHunt, 4Shared and More — Since January 2011, Google has been filtering “piracy-related” terms from its ‘Autocomplete’ and ‘Instant’ services. — Google users searching for terms like “torrent”, “BitTorrent” and “RapidShare” will notice that no suggestions …
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: VentureBeat, 9to5Google, TechCrunch, Digits, Gizmodo, Engadget, GigaOM, SlashGear, The Next Web, Business Insider, MediaFile, Softpedia News, Ubergizmo, @pkafka and Pulse2, more at Mediagazer »
Amir Efrati / Digits: Google Adds Disney Films to YouTube
Casey Chan / Gizmodo: You Can Rent Disney Movies on YouTube Now
Brian Heater / Engadget: Disney films begin storming YouTube's magic video kingdom
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Well, hello Mickey: YouTube gets Disney movies to rent
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider: YouTube Gets Disney And Pixar Movies For Rent
Yinka Adegoke / MediaFile: Disney comes to YouTube and Google TV
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.
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Disney Movies Are Now Available For Rent On YouTube
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: Guardian, MacRumors, Macgasm, RazorianFly, Redmond Pie, 9to5Mac, Mercury News, MacDailyNews, Gizmodo, Techie Buzz and Digital Trends
Ben Child / Guardian: Jobs biopic offered to Aaron Sorkin
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Aaron Sorkin ‘Strongly Considering’ Writing Screenplay for Steve Jobs Movie
Ben Reid / Redmond Pie: Writer Of “The Social Network” Movie ‘Strongly Considering’ Writing Steve Jobs Biopic For Sony
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: Aaron Sorkin “strongly considering” writing Steve Jobs screenplay for Sony
Jeremy C. Owens / Mercury News: Aaron Sorkin considers writing ‘Steve Jobs’ movie
Pathik Shah / Techie Buzz: The Steve Jobs Movie We All Wanted is Coming
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: Bits, Technologizer, BGR, CNET News, MacRumors, Betabeat, VoIP & Gadgets Blog, Smartphones …, AllThingsD, Fortune, Mashable! and Shiny Objects
Nick Bilton / Bits: Samsung Pokes Fun at Apple in Phone Ad
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Samsung Taunts Apple
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: Apple cult mocked by Samsung in Galaxy S II ad
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones Blog: Humorous and effective ads appear for Samsung Galaxy devices
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: New Android TV spot mocks the iPhone's customer base
Todd Wasserman / Mashable!: Samsung Lampoons Apple Mania in Galaxy S II Ad [VIDEO]
Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects: Samsung Ad Portrays Apple Customers As Pack Of Hipster Doofuses
Carl Franzen / TPM Idea Lab:
Hackers Leak Facebook Law Enforcement Guidelines — A group of hackers claiming to represent Anonymous's Antisec movement hijacked two Gmail accounts belonging to a retired California Department of Justice cybercrimes investigator, now a private investigator, and on November 18 published 38,000 private emails …
Discussion: ZDNet and Public Intelligence
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet: Facebook's law enforcement ‘guidebook’ leaked
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Microsoft's Craig Mundie On Siri: Been There, Done That (Video) — Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie isn't nearly as impressed with Siri, the voice recognition interface for the Apple iPhone 4S, as a lot of other people. Mundie, in fact, contends that Apple …
Discussion: AppleInsider, Daring Fireball, WinRumors, The Next Web, 9to5Mac, Neowin.net, Electronista and WMPoweruser
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider: Microsoft says Windows Phones have had Siri-like functionality for over a year
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Microsoft Says Windows Phones Have Had Siri-Like Functionality for Over a Year
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: Microsoft exec: Siri is nothing special, we've had it for over a year
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Microsoft: We did Siri first with Windows Phone 7 [Video]
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, New York Times, Pulse2 and TechCrunch
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times: Pepper Spray's Fallout, From Crowd Control to Mocking Images
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: U.C. Davis Pepper Spray Cop Becomes A Meme [GALLERY]
Matthew Stevens / L.A. NOW: ‘Anonymous’ hackers target pepper-spraying UC Davis police officer
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
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, AppleInsider, Mashable!, AppleInsider, Macgasm, Redmond Pie, Digital Trends, Electronista, Softpedia News and PadGadget
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Thinner iPad 3 Coming with Low-Power Retina Display?
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Apple Working With Sharp on iTV [REPORT]
Eugene Huo / Macgasm: Apple's TV could be using (more) Sharp LCD panels
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Apple taps Sharp to develop iTV: rumor
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Cisco to HP: Please Stop Suing Those Employees We Poach — Networking giant Cisco Systems would like to stop hearing so often from lawyers at rival Hewlett-Packard. More specifically, it would like HP to stop suing ex-HP employees seeking jobs at Cisco. — In a Cisco blog post …
Discussion: Business Insider and Cisco Blog
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider: HP Was So Scared Of Losing One Employee, It Filed An Emergency Lawsuit To Stop Him
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: GottaBeMobile, Droid Life, DSLreports, I4U News, IntoMobile, Pulse2, VentureBeat, netbooknews.com, PhoneArena, Android Phone Fans, AndroidGuys, PC Magazine, Digital Trends, Softpedia News, WebProNews and The Toybox Blog, Thanks:stevekovach
Adam Mills / GottaBeMobile: Unlocked Galaxy Nexus Now Available in the U.S.
Kellex / Droid Life: New Verizon MAP Shows XOOM 2 On-Contract Pricing, Galaxy Nexus Release Date Mention (Updated)
Shane McGlaun / I4U News: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Confirmed for Dec Launch in US
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Coming To The U.S. In December
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat: Samsung Galaxy Nexus will launch in Dec.
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
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: Galaxy Nexus Release Date: December, Says Samsung
Ricardo Bilton / The Toybox Blog: Galaxy Nexus U.S. release pushed back to December, confirms Samsung
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: Engadget, Engadget, paidContent:UK, 9to5Google, The Tech Herald …, SlashGear, Sammy Hub, CNET News, Android Police, Gizmodo UK, Electronista, Softpedia News and SlashGear
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.
Liam Spradlin / Android Police: [Update x2: Dan Morrill Confirms Software Fix With Sensible Explanation] Google: Galaxy Nexus …
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Galaxy Nexus volume bug fix in pipeline
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
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: Gawker, VentureBeat, Reuters, @danprimack, TechCrunch, Bloomberg, The Register, Between the Lines Blog, Business Insider and Betabeat
Ryan Tate / Gawker: The Tech Bubble Just Popped
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
@danprimack: It's WAY too early to judge $GRPN as public co., success/failure. Wait at least 1 full quarter, lockup expiration, etc.
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg: Groupon Shares Plunge, Trading Close to IPO
Brid-Aine Parnell / The Register: Groupon stock dives below IPO value as Black Friday nears
Henry Blodget / Business Insider: GROUPON CRASHES THROUGH IPO PRICE
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: CNET News, Forbes, DSLreports, The Verge, LAPTOP Magazine, Moneyland, blog.chron.com, WebProNews, PC Magazine and IntoMobile
Vlad Savov / The Verge: Two US malls will track shoppers' location via their cellphones this holiday season
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?
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 …
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
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: 9to5Google, BGR, Telegraph, PhoneArena, Gizmodo UK, GigaOM, SlashGear and thinq_
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Google: Is HTC developing Chromebooks?
Todd Haselton / BGR: HTC may be developing Chrome OS / Android hybrid device
Gary Cutlack / Gizmodo UK: HTC Thinking About Possible Android/Chrome OS Hybrid
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: Report: HTC may build a Chromebook. Should they?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: HTC Chromebook in pipeline tip sources
James Nixon / thinq_: HTC plans Chromebook with hybrid Android/Chrome OS
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: AllThingsD, The Next Web, Between the Lines Blog, BGR, IntoMobile, SlashGear, Macgasm, 9to5Google, Business Insider, PhoneArena and The Tech Trade
Matt Brian / The Next Web: HTC feels the heat from Apple and Samsung, cuts quarterly revenue forecast by 23%
Zach Epstein / BGR: HTC cuts forecast on competition from Apple and Samsung, reevaluates S3 acquisition
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: HTC feels the heat from Apple, Samsung
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade: HTC Cuts Q4 Rev View; Rethinking S3 Graphics Deal
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, Smartphones … and Go Rumors
Stuart Dredge / Guardian: Apple starts publishing UK apps charts
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones Blog: Microsoft gets into a Farm Frenzy as they pass the Windows Phone Marketplace 1st birthday
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Most Popular Windows Phone 7 Apps List
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 …