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1:10 PM ET, November 25, 2011

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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Apple's Black Friday Deals Go Live: Up To $61 Off On iPad 2, $101 Off On Macs  —  I'm not convinced these are discounts you've really been ‘waiting 364 days for’, but Apple's Black Friday deals have gone live this morning.  —  If you were looking at buying a new Mac, iPod or the latest iPad …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google+ Gets A Thanksgiving Day TV Ad: “Sharing, But Like Real Life”  —  It wasn't that long ago that the idea of flipping on a television and seeing a commercial for anything Google-related seemed totally implausible.  For many years, the company seemed to take a certain pride in not having …
Asher Moses / Sydney Morning Herald:
Samsung tablet ban ‘grossly unjust’  —  Asher Moses  —  Samsung argues that the judge who ordered its Galaxy Tab 10.1 to be banned from sale in Australia “misunderstood and misapplied” basic requirements of the law and elements of her reasoning were “grossly unjust”.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
The Definitive Post On Why SOPA And Protect IP Are Bad, Bad Ideas  —  There's been plenty of talk (and a ton of posts here on Techdirt) discussing both SOPA (originally E-PARASITE) and PROTECT IP (aka PIPA), but it seemed like it would be useful to create a single, “definitive” …
Thanks:kevinmarks
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Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:   Wary Of SOPA, Reddit Users Aim To Build A New, Censorship-Free Internet
James Nixon / thinq_:
Foxconn plans $63m investment in cloud computing  —  Work to begin in December on facility in Taiwan  —  Foxconn, the Taiwan-based electronics manufacturing giant best known for producing Apple's iPhone 4 smartphone and iPad 2 tablet, is planning a move into cloud computing.
Discussion: DigiTimes
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Power To The People: ISPs, Media, Users Face Off In EU Legal Triple-Whammy  —  Consumers in Europe may be feeling the smarting bite of the economic winter settling in around us, but when it comes to internet and mobile usage, there is some small relief coming: a series of legal actions point …
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Rich Trenholm / Crave:
Europe rules your ISP can't be forced to block pirate sites
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.
Discussion: SlashGear
Jennifer Preston / New York Times:
Occupy Movement Focuses on Staying Current on Social Networks  —  Social media has played a vital role in the Occupy Wall Street movement since it began as a Twitter experiment in July, when the anticonsumerism magazine Adbusters posted a suggestion for a Sept. 17 march in Lower Manhattan.
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 …
Discussion: eWeek and Softpedia News
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 …
Ben Coxworth / Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine:
System that recognizes emotions in people's voices could lead to less phone rage  —  Nobody likes having to deal with automated telephone services, that say wonderful things like, “You said ‘Beelzebub,’ is that correct?”.  Such services may get slightly less annoying, however …
Discussion: Slashdot
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
With IPO On Hold, Kayak Reports Q3 Revenue Up 28 Percent To $61M; Net Income Up 44 Percent
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
Alibaba.com posts slowest quarterly growth in almost 2 years
Discussion: MarketWatch, Bloomberg and TechCrunch
Reuters:
AT&T braces for T-Mobile deal collapse
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
MPAA Costs Hollywood More Than US BitTorrent Piracy
Discussion: Betabeat and TeleRead
 Earlier Items: 
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft's Black Friday: $100 Kinect, free Windows Phone, discounts on Office and games
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Zinio Raises $20 Million For Digital Newsstand
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Investors Are Un-Friending Social Media
Discussion: @joshconstine and @jspepper