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: Examiner, The Apple Core Blog, IntoMobile, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Jailbreak | iOS, TechCrunch, I4U News, Business Insider, RazorianFly, Mobile Industry Review, Geek News Central, Pulse2, The Register, Computerworld, NBC Bay Area, App Advice, GottaBeMobile, msnbc.com, SlashGear, PC Magazine, TeleRead, CNN, Black Friday 2011 News, Gadgetell, Mashable!, TG Daily, WebProNews, Shiny Objects, Know Your Cell, GigaOM, PadGadget and LAPTOP Magazine
Michael Santo / Examiner: Apple's Black Friday 2011 ad leaks to the Web
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core Blog: Apple's Black Friday prices leaked; slightly better than last year
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Apple Black Friday deals to include discounted iPad 2
Jaden / Jailbreak | iOS: Apple's Black Friday Deals Have Been Revealed [Discounts On iPad, iPod, iMac, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro]
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: Gadgets To Look For On Black Friday
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: MacMall Black Friday 2011 Apple Sale Launched
Jeffrey Powers / Geek News Central: Apple's Black Friday Deals Don't Feel Like Much
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple Drops Prices On Macs, iPods, iPads, and Accessories For Black Friday 2011 Deals
Jason Middleton / NBC Bay Area: Apple's Black Friday Specifics Leaked
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Leak: Here Are Apple's Black Friday Deals
Rosa Golijan / msnbc.com: Leaked Black Friday ad reveals Apple discounts
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Apple 2011 Black Friday ads surface
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: Report: Apple Black Friday Deals Leaked Online
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Black Friday e-reading deals: Nook, Apple
Brandon Griggs / CNN: Apple offering Black Friday discounts on iPads, iPods, Macs
Shawn Ingram / Gadgetell: Apple's Black Friday deals revealed, $101 off new Macs
Emily Banks / Mashable!: 11 Craziest Black Friday Deals at Best Buy
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: Apple teases Black Friday deals
Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects: Good News For Investors, Apple's Black Friday Deals May Suck
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Leaked Black Friday Apple sales show great deals on accessories
Sarah Silbert / LAPTOP Magazine: Leaked Images Reveal Apple's Black Friday Deals
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Apple's Black Friday: $101 off Macs, up to $61 off iPad 2?
Apple's Black Friday: $101 off Macs, up to $61 off iPad 2?
Discussion: Engadget, eWeek, GottaBeMobile, ReadWriteWeb, Marketing Pilgrim, Mashable! and Business Insider
Fahmida Y. Rashid / eWeek: Shoppers Need Watch for Scams While Using Mobile Devices on Black Friday
Tobias Buckell / GottaBeMobile: 10 Reasons Not To Shop on Black Friday
Robyn Tippins / ReadWriteWeb: Big Question (Answered): “Will You Be Leaving Your House to Shop on Black Friday?”
Cynthia Boris / Marketing Pilgrim: Marketers Look for an Alternative to the Holiday Hype
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Leaked Apple Brochure Reveals Black Friday Deals
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: Public Intelligence and Between the Lines Blog
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
“Leaked” Facebook Law Enforcement Guides Already Available, Still Bad For PR — Several news outlets today wrongly reported that Anonymous Antisec hackers had leaked “newly available” Facebook law enforcement guidelines that explain how and what data can be obtained by officials with a subpoena, warrant, or court order.
Discussion: CNET News, Thanks:joshconstine
Declan McCullagh / CNET News: Confidential police procedures leaked for Facebook, Microsoft, AOL, Blizzard
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 …
Paul Fang / SlashGear: Google blacklisting file-sharing sites The Pirate Bay, isoHunt, 4Shared and more
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: Electronista, WinRumors, parislemon, istartedsomething, The Next Web, 9to5Mac, Neowin.net, WMPoweruser, Daring Fireball, AppleInsider, WinBeta and MacDailyNews
Long Zheng / istartedsomething: Tellme on Windows Phone vs Siri on iPhone
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]
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Microsoft Says Windows Phones Have Had Siri-Like Functionality for Over a Year
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider: Microsoft says Windows Phones have had Siri-like functionality for over a year
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: Bloomberg, TheNextWeb, CNET News, paidContent, The Register, VentureBeat, ITworld.com, GigaOM, SlashGear, BetaNews, TechFlash, WinBeta, Pulse2, Electronista, Business Insider, Gizmodo, Seattle Times, WinRumors, Neowin.net and GeekWire
Matt Brian / TheNextWeb: Microsoft pokes the Yahoo acquisition fire again, signs non-disclosure agreement
David Kaplan / paidContent: Microsoft Appears Closer To Making Formal Yahoo Bid
Iain Thomson / The Register: Yahoo! Microsoft! merger! back! on! after! NDA! signed!
Chris Nerney / ITworld.com: Microsoft just won't let go of this Yahoo thing
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?
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Microsoft Signs NDA With Yahoo!
Roberto Baldwin / Gizmodo: NYT: Microsoft Thinking About Buying Yahoo. Again.
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
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple Removes Game Subscription Plan — Apple Inc. (AAPL) removed Big Fish Games Inc.'s subscription service from its App Store, reversing a move that would have given iPad users access to dozens of video games for a monthly fee. — “We were notified that the app was removed,” said Paul Thelen …
Discussion: MacRumors, The Verge, The Verge, TechCrunch, CNET News, MacNN, Business Wire, SlashGear, VentureBeat, PadGadget, iPhone Hacks, VG247, TechFlash, Daring Fireball, App Advice, iLounge and Computerworld
Sean Hollister / The Verge: Will Apple allow subscription-based gaming on the App Store?
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: The App Store Game Subscription Plan That Wasn't
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Apple yanks ‘first’ subscription-based game app
Business Wire: Big Fish Games® Launches Play Instantly! - The First Cloud Gaming Service for Mobile Devices
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Apple yanks Big Fish Games' subscription app for iPad games
Rounak / iPhone Hacks: After Newspapers And Magazines, Apple Now Allows Developers To Offer Subscriptions For Games
Brenna Hillier / VG247: Apple U-turns on App Store's first sub-based streaming game app
Aislyn Greene / TechFlash: Big Fish rolls out video game streaming service for iPad
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: About Those Subscription Games in the App Store
Jesse David Hollington / iLounge: Apple opens doors to subscription gaming on iOS?
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: Digital Trends, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Business Insider, Digits, MediaFile, The Next Web, Ubergizmo, 9to5Google, SlashGear, VentureBeat, @pkafka, Engadget, Pulse2, GigaOM and Softpedia News, more at Mediagazer »
Casey Chan / Gizmodo: You Can Rent Disney Movies on YouTube Now
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider: YouTube Gets Disney And Pixar Movies For Rent
Amir Efrati / Digits: Google Adds Disney Films to YouTube
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.
Brian Heater / Engadget: Disney films begin storming YouTube's magic video kingdom
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Disney Movies Are Now Available For Rent On YouTube
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Well, hello Mickey: YouTube gets Disney movies to rent
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, The New Persuaders, MacRumors, Redmond Pie, Geek.com, Jailbreak | iOS, RazorianFly, iPhone, Macgasm, Techie Buzz, Mercury News, 9to5Mac, MacDailyNews, TUAW, Gizmodo, Gawker and CNET News
Ben Child / Guardian: Jobs biopic offered to Aaron Sorkin
Robert Hof / The New Persuaders: Please, Mr. Sorkin-Leave Steve Jobs Alone
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
Will Shanklin / Geek.com: Aaron Sorkin strongly considering penning Jobs biopic
Jaden / Jailbreak | iOS: The Writer Of “The Social Network” May Be Writing The Upcoming Steve Jobs Movie
J.R. Bookwalter / iPhone: Wednesday Recap: YouTube Nabs Disney, Big Fish Nets App Subs, Sorkin Ponders Jobs
Pathik Shah / Techie Buzz: The Steve Jobs Movie We All Wanted is Coming
Jeremy C. Owens / Mercury News: Aaron Sorkin considers writing ‘Steve Jobs’ movie
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: Aaron Sorkin “strongly considering” writing Steve Jobs screenplay for Sony
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Aaron Sorkin Will Reinvent Steve Jobs
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Sorkin: Yep, I was pitched to pen Steve Jobs movie
Palantir, the Vanguard of Cyberterror Security — The Silicon Valley up-and-comer fuses fingerprints, DNA, video, and manifold other data to provide the best heads-up technology yet — In October, a foreign national named Mike Fikri purchased a one-way plane ticket from Cairo to Miami, where he rented a condo.
Discussion: Beyond Search and Business Insider
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Bloomberg Discovers Palantir: Huh?
Caroline Ross / MIT:
Important step toward computing with light — Research at MIT produces long-sought component to allow complete optical circuits on silicon chips. — David L. Chandler, MIT News Office — There has been enormous progress in recent years toward the development of photonic chips …
Discussion: Network World, Electronista, ExtremeTech and Softpedia News
Bob Brown / Network World: MIT touts optical computing breakthrough
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech: MIT creates diode for light, makes photonic silicon chips possible
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs Exhibit on Display at U.S. Patent Office Museum — The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week opened a new exhibit honoring Steve Jobs at its museum in Alexandria, Virginia. Located in the atrium of the office's Madison Building headquarters, the free museum offers interactive exhibits …
Discussion: The Next Web, SlashGear, Macgasm, iClarified, MacNN and Bits
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: The U.S. Patent Office honors Steve Jobs with a beautiful exhibit
Chris Burns / SlashGear: Steve Jobs exhibit at US Patent Office Museum open now
Joshua Schnell / Macgasm: Steve Jobs gets an exhibit at the USPTO
Brian X. Chen / Bits: Patent Office Highlights Jobs's Innovations
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Barack Obama Joins Google+, White House Itself Still Not There — First Britney Spears takes the top Google+ spot away from Google CEO Larry Page today. Now the President of the United States, Barack Obama, has opened an account. — Not Yet Verified, But Yes, Real — Is it really him?
Discussion: Mashable!, The Next Web, NBC Bay Area, Barack Obama, Softpedia News, LAUNCH, ReadWriteWeb and Business Insider
Chris Taylor / Mashable!: Barack Obama Joins Google+
Barbara E. Hernandez / NBC Bay Area: Britney Spears Beats Out Larry Page for Google+ Top Spot
Barack Obama / Google+: Welcome to the Obama 2012 Google+ page. We're still kicking …
Alicia Eler / ReadWriteWeb: How Barack Obama Can Go Beyond A Brand Using Google+
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider: Look Who Just Passed Larry Page On Google+
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, everythingiCafe, Electronista, AppleInsider, Macgasm, Digital Trends, PadGadget, Redmond Pie, AppleInsider, Softpedia News, Mashable!, WebProNews and PalmAddicts
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Thinner iPad 3 Coming with Low-Power Retina Display?
Christopher Meinck / everythingiCafe: Analyst Eightball: Sharp To Play Part in Manufacturing iTV
Eugene Huo / Macgasm: Apple's TV could be using (more) Sharp LCD panels
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Apple taps Sharp to develop iTV: rumor
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Apple Working With Sharp on iTV [REPORT]
Sammual James McLoughlin / PalmAddicts: Apple's iTV Could Have a Sharp Picture
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.
Ryan Tate / Gawker: The Tech Bubble Just Popped
Alistair Barr / Reuters: Groupon shares slump close to $20 IPO price
Rocky Agrawal / VentureBeat: Investors should be even more worried about Groupon, as its share price falls
Robert Hof / The New Persuaders: Is This Groupon's Webvan Moment?
@danprimack: It's WAY too early to judge $GRPN as public co., success/failure. Wait at least 1 full quarter, lockup expiration, etc.
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade: Groupon Shrs Falling Apart; Off 35% In 3 Days
Henry Blodget / Business Insider: GROUPON CRASHES THROUGH IPO PRICE
Brid-Aine Parnell / The Register: Groupon stock dives below IPO value as Black Friday nears
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg: Groupon Shares Plunge, Trading Close to IPO
Michael Gorman / Engadget:
Personal Audio strikes again, has the Kindle Fire in its patent trolling sights — 'Tis the season for reflecting upon our many gifts in life and giving thanks for them. If you're Personal Audio, however, once you've thanked your lucky stars that you own a patent on musical playlists …
Discussion: paidContent, The Register and BGR
Jeff Roberts / paidContent: Kindle Fire Hit With ‘Playlist’ Patent Used To Beat Apple
Richard Chirgwin / The Register: Rooting Kindle Fire bricks videos
Zach Epstein / BGR: Amazon may move 12 million Kindle Fire tablets in 2012
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: Digits, The Register, Techdirt, Cisco Blog and Business Insider
Iain Thomson / The Register: Cisco to HP: ‘Stop suing former staffers’
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Cisco Calls Out HP For Suing Former Employees Who Leave HP To Work For Cisco
Mark Chandler / Cisco Blog: HP Sues Employees for Leaving - We Challenge HP to Support Employee Freedom
Sarah McBride / Reuters:
IPOs stoke San Francisco housing market — (Reuters) - Adam Holm has been looking to sell his three-bedroom Victorian house in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood all year, but he needs one thing to happen first: gaming-company Zynga's initial public offering.
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: TUAW, Laughing Squid and The Next Web
Mike Schramm / TUAW: Inside Susan Kare's ‘iconic’ sketchbooks
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Carrier IQ retracts cease and desist letter sent to security researcher, says it doesn't track Android users — It looks like the unabashed fury of the Android hacking community was too much for data-collection developer Carrier IQ to take: the company has apologized and retracted the cease …
Discussion: TechCrunch, SlashGear, Electronic Frontier Foundation, The Register and 9to5Google
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch: Carrier IQ Retracts Their C&D, Apologizes To The Android Researcher They Hassled
Marcia Hofmann / Electronic Frontier Foundation: Search form — Carrier IQ Drops Empty Legal Threat, Apologizes to Security Researcher
Danielle Kucera / Bloomberg:
Amazon, EBay Pop Up on Retail's Turf to Grab Holiday Sales: Tech — Nov. 23 (Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc. and EBay Inc., aiming to get more consumers to shop online this holiday season, are taking their fight to brick-and-mortar retailers' home turf on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year.