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  • Apple Store

    Apple's self checkout revolution may have seemed a bit crazy, but it's apparently working out.

  • Xbox 360

    Beginning on Tuesday and continuing through the month, Microsoft will give a face-lift to its Xbox Live online entertainment service that will allow subscribers to watch a wide array of mainstream television programming from the Xbox 360 console, the New York Times reports.

  • SAP Headquarters

    SAP's $3.4 billion acquisition of California based online software company SuccessFactors was "definitely" at the right price despite coming at a 52 percent premium, SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe told CNBC.

  • Verizon iPhone 4

    When virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri are used in public places, the results can be annoying, even creepy, to unwilling listeners, the New York Times reports.

  • Facebook

    Adding a new chapter to the research that cemented the phrase “six degrees of separation” into the language, scientists at Facebook and the University of Milan reported on Monday that the average number of acquaintances separating any two people in the world was not six but 4.74. The New York Times reports.

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    Physicians are embracing Web-based software solutions that are bringing healthcare services into the home.

  • Blackberry Bold

    Research In Motion confirmed that it has received complaints from some users about new BlackBerry Bold models not turning on. The company said it's working on a software fix.

  • Now that Amazon has launched the Kindle Fire —which is virtually assured to be the bestselling Android tablet of the year — there's a new rumor afloat: That Amazon is building a phone.

  • Google

    As expected, Google unveiled its Music store and the expansion of its cloud service—it's pulling out all the stops to compete with the leader, Apple's iTunes. Google has three of the four music labels on board—Sony, Universal, and EMI—all but Warner Music. Now consumers will be able to purchase millions of songs via music.google.com and through the Android market, with 90 second free previews.

  • Android and iPhone

    Don't look now, but Amazon is stealing Android from Google. Exhibit A: Amazon's Kindle Fire.

  • A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    Google X is a clandestine lab where Google  is tackling a list of 100 shoot-for-the-stars ideas, the New York Times reports.

  • Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

    Don't worry about Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi — if this whole politics thing doesn't work out, he's always got a career as a singer to fall back on!

  • Apple Shipment Fears Grow

    Apple shares are down nearly 2% on concerns about demand for the new iPhone. DigiTimes says Apple is telling part suppliers to delay some of their shipments until the early part of next year. What should investors make of this? Peter Misek, Jefferies analyst.

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    For many cooks, the pleasure of Thanksgiving is in the planning. In early November, the recipe folders come out, along with dreams of learning to perfect a lattice pie crust, and the cookbooks covered with splatters and sticky notes that evoke holidays past, the New York Times reports.

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    As if we’re not on edge enough, the government is going to push the button for the emergency broadcast system — but just for a second. Everybody remain calm .....

  • Apple Store 5th Ave NY

    Yale professor David Gelernter survived an attack by the Unabomber. Now, he's up against a bigger force: He's suing Apple. After seeing an email from Steve Jobs in the case, one patent law expert said simply, "Wow."

  • Google

    the New York Times reports.

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    People often joke about how much waiting for the cable guy and other service people is costing them — in time and billable hours. Well now, someone has actually done the math.

  • Ethernet cable connected to laptop computer.

    Cloud computing, on-demand software and social media marketing are providing easier access to previously unaffordable resources.

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    "It's hard to imagine anyone could possibly fill the enormous vacuum left with the tragic death of Steve Jobs. But people are searching hopefully for such a person," and this author thinks that person could be Jeff Bezos.

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