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Social Media Newsfeed: Cyber Monday | Facebook Privacy

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Cyber Monday Deals: How to Find the Best Online Sales and Save Some Major Green (The Huffington Post/Reuters)
In a one-day blitz of shopping, consumers are expected to empty their wallets of more than $1 billion on Cyber Monday, the online shopping spree on Nov. 26, according to spending projections from research firm comScore. Cyber Monday 2012 may offer the best deals on technology products this year, said Brian Hoyt, senior writer for RetailMeNot.com, a coupon code site.

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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook-Yahoo Deal? | iMessage/FaceTime Outage

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Yahoo Plots Alliance with Facebook in New Search Deal (The Sunday Telegraph)
Sources have told The Sunday Telegraph that Marissa Mayer, chief executive of Yahoo, has held discussions with Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, about how the two companies can work more closely together. The two Internet giants have already collaborated together on a number of small projects, for example to share Yahoo! news on Facebook, and recently agreed to settle a number of long-standing lawsuits over patents.

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Social Media Newsfeed: Live-Tweeting Attack | Pinterest Brands

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Israel’s Military Launches Social Media Offensive as Bombs Fall on Gaza (The New York Times/The Lede)
Almost as soon as the Israeli military began bombing Gaza on Wednesday, with residents of the Palestinian enclave documenting the strikes in real time on Twitter, the Israel Defense Forces launched a social media campaign to defend its actions and goad its enemies. As The New York Times’ Fares Akram and Isabel Kershner reported, the Israelis “coupled the intensity of the airstrikes with the threat of another ground invasion and warnings to all Hamas leaders in Gaza to stay out of sight or risk the same fate as the Hamas military commander, Ahmed al-Jabari, who was killed in a pinpoint airstrike as he was traveling by car down a Gaza street.”

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