Yep, It’s Looking Like an iPad Christmas

If you’re in the market for an iPad, there are deals to be had.
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America’s Cup Gets Really Exciting (So Exciting, Larry Ellison Misses His Own Keynote)

Today might be a good day to tune in.
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Post-Production on “The Hobbit” Goes Into High-Tech Rush (Video)

This unexpected journey has a lot of complex tech elements.
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Dear Hollywood

The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of changing their views to fit the facts, they try to change the facts to fit their views.

Kim Dotcom, in an open letter to Hollywood, written from house arrest in New Zealand

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Spotify Launches in Australia

Spotify opened for business in Australia and New Zealand today. The move broadens the streaming music service’s reach as it raises a new round of funding that should value the company at $4 billion by the time it closes. Last month rival service MOG announced an Australian expansion but hasn’t launched yet.

RIM Corners the “You’ll Use BlackBerry 7 and That’s an Order” Market

Well, at least one part of RIM’s business is on the upswing.
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Here Are Some More Yahoo CEO Choices: Liddell, Rosenblatt, Desmond

Let’s throw a few more names on the fire!
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Viral Video: The Making of “The Hobbit” — Part Five

Back to Middle-earth!
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Viral Video: First Trailer for “The Hobbit” Movie

Still suffering withdrawal from an annual holiday-season Hobbit habit? Hope is but a year away.
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Facebook Timeline Finally Starts to Roll Out — in New Zealand

Earlier this week we chided Facebook for delaying its new Timeline feature, which the company said was only a few weeks from launch when the glossy new design debuted with much fanfare in September. Today, Facebook said it is finally making Timeline available to a broader audience — in New Zealand, a country with a total population of just 4.4 million and something like two million Facebook users¬†(but lots of scenic places to take pretty cover photos!).¬†Other people are to get access to Timeline “in the near future,” Facebook said.

iPhone 4S Headed to 15 More Countries