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8:55 PM ET, November 24, 2011

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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
AT&T pulls T-Mobile application from FCC, records provisional $4bn loss  —  The FCC's decision to request a formal administrative hearing into AT&T's proposed takeover of T-Mobile USA has caused the US carrier to take drastic action: AT&T and Deutsche Telekom have just announced …
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Reuters:
AT&T braces for T-Mobile deal collapse  —  (Reuters) - AT&T said it would take a $4 billion charge in case its takeover of T-Mobile USA fails, a tacit recognition of the dwindling chances that the deal will get through U.S. regulators who say it would destroy jobs and curb competition.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft's Black Friday: $100 Kinect, free Windows Phone, discounts on Office and games  —  Microsoft's growing retail footprint, in stores and online, comes with an obligation to participate in the annual Black Friday sales — at least if it wants to keep up with the competition in the madness …
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
The Closed, Unfriendly World Of Wikipedia  —  Right now, Wikipedia is busy asking for donations to stay afloat.  Here's a thought.  If it wants donations, maybe open things up so that outsiders feel like they can contribute expert knowledge without wasting their time.  —  A Debate Over Notability
Discussion: @codinghorror, @gnat and TeleRead
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Forget Shopping, Friday Is Update Your Parents' Browser Day!  —  Thanksgiving is coming up, that time when families gather together to share food, extend gratitude, and marvel at how Dad still uses Internet Explorer 6.  No, seriously, Dad, how can you be using a browser developed during the Clinton administration?
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
In Surprise Ruling, Judge Throws Out Netflix Price-Fixing Lawsuit  —  A week ago, millions of Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) subscribers received an email saying they would receive a payment over price-fixing in the online movie market.  They will still be paid—just not by Netflix after an unusual bit of good news for the company.
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft planning beta of next-generation Office 15 suite in January  —  Microsoft is planning the first beta of its Office 15 software in January, WinRumors has learned.  —  The software giant is currently preparing final milestone builds of Office 15 in preparation for a full beta in late January …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Quad-core ASUS Transformer Prime tablet now available for pre-order  —  The highly anticipated sequel to ASUS' convertible Android tablet, the Eee Pad Transformer, is now available for pre-order in North America.  Set for release some time next month, the Transformer Prime features …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
MPAA Costs Hollywood More Than US BitTorrent Piracy  —  The movie industry claims that piracy is costing them billions of dollars a year.  —  Luckily for Hollywood, many Americans choose to consume their online media through legal services such as Netflix.
Discussion: TeleRead
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
With IPO On Hold, Kayak Reports Q3 Revenue Up 28 Percent To $61M; Net Income Up 44 Percent  —  As AllThingsD reported in September, travel search engine Kayak has put its IPO on hold until market conditions improve.  Kayak filed its S-1 for a public offering nearly a year ago.
Kellex / Droid Life:
DROID 4 Scheduled to Launch December 8, Same Day as the Galaxy Nexus?  —  Could the DROID 4 find its way into stores on December 8 alongside the Galaxy Nexus?  According to the latest info from our friends at Verizon, that's exactly what the plan is.  Well, the Nexus is still up in the air …
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
Alibaba.com posts slowest quarterly growth in almost 2 years  —  (Reuters) - Alibaba.com, China's largest e-commerce firm, posted an 11.9 percent rise in quarterly net profit, its slowest growth in nearly two years, with the company raising concerns due to a weak trade outlook stemming from debt woes in Europe and the United States.
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Rich Trenholm / Crave:
Europe rules your ISP can't be forced to block pirate sites
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Wary Of SOPA, Reddit Users Aim To Build A New, Censorship-Free Internet
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
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