Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. We’re keeping our eyes on three particular stories of interest today.
Black Friday Deals Go Live
Black Friday sales have begun in the U.S., and a range of consumer technology retailers, including Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, AT&T, Target, Best Buy, Walmart and many others, are discounting their goods.
Google+ TV Spot Airs
Google aired a 90-second TV commercial for Google+ during Thanksgiving.
Asus Transformer Prime Now on Pre-Order
The first quad-core Android tablet, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, is now available for pre-order in North America.
- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused Netflix of colluding with Walmart in 2004 to divide up the DVD market, even though Walmart had already agreed to settle the suit earlier this year.
- AT&T and T-Mobile have withdrawn an application from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission seeking approval for a merger.
- Nokia has delisted from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
- Apple has removed an app that allowed users to subscribe to a range of streaming games for a monthly fee.
- Galaxy Nexus, the first smartphone to feature the new version of Android, 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich, can now be pre-ordered in the U.S. from Expansys.