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2:30 PM ET, November 16, 2010

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Apple:
The Beatles Now on iTunes  —  All 13 Legendary Beatles Studio Albums & Special Digital Box Set  —  Apple Corps, EMI and Apple® today announced that the Beatles, the most influential and beloved rock band in music history, are now available for the first time on the iTunes Store® (www.itunes.com).
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Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
The Fab Four go digital; The Beatles' catalog now available on iTunes  —  Yesterday, there were internet rumors aplenty after Apple posted a cryptic message about iTunes on its homepage, and today, we have to wonder no more.  After a long holdout, it looks as though the music catalog of Paul McCartney …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Beatles songs to sell on iTunes for $1.29 each
Discussion: PC World, GigaOM and CNET News
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
16 Months Later, Say Hello To Google Voice For The iPhone.  It Was Worth The Wait.  —  Over the past few years, there has been no shortage of developers complaining about how long Apple has taking to approve their iPhone applications.  But few have waited as long as Google for the Google Voice application.
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Christian Brunschen / Google Voice Blog:
Google Voice for iPhone  —  Earlier this year we launched a Google Voice HTML5 web app for iPhone users.  Today we're taking the Google Voice experience on the iPhone to a whole new level with the launch of the official Google Voice for iPhone app.  —  With this native app …
Discussion: App Advice, Techie Buzz, BGR, Cellpassion and TUAW, Thanks:justin_horn
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Exclusive: LG's 4-inch Android phone with dual-core Tegra 2 and 1080p video coming in early 2011  —  Wow.  LG told us it'd bring some heat to its Android Optimus line and here it is, folks!  An 8 megapixel camera-wearing, 1080p video-recording, dual-core superphone to appease all the spec fanatics out there.
Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
One Hundred Naked Citizens: One Hundred Leaked Body Scans  —  At the heart of the controversy over “body scanners” is a promise: The images of our naked bodies will never be public.  U.S. Marshals in a Florida Federal courthouse saved 35,000 images on their scanner.  These are those images.
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Can the internet bring down the TSA's new enhanced pat-down search, also known as “touch my junk”?  —  Would-be traveler John Tyner has become a cause célèbre on the internet because he refused to subject himself to what he considered to be invasive body searching at the San Diego airport on Saturday.
Discussion: CNET News
Lior Ron / Google LatLong:
Discover Yours: Local recommendations powered by you and your friends  —  There's something so exciting about discovering new places.  Nothing beats finding a great new place I've never been—whether it's a new bakery with a special dessert, a hole-in-the-wall Mediterranean place I didn't notice …
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Mat Balez / Google Mobile Blog:
Personally Yours on the Go - Personalized Recommendations in Google Maps 4.7  —  Google Maps on Android just got even hotter with Hotpot, our new local recommendation engine that helps you discover places you'll love based on opinions from you and your friends.  Here's how to get the benefits of Hotpot on your phone:
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Nexus S teaser by Eric Schmidt now available on video  —  Ah, the “unannounced product” that Eric Schmidt brought along for his latest interview — you want to see more of it, don't you?  We know you do, so we've naturally tracked down the full 44-minute marathon chat session between Eric …
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Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
Official: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon to launch mobile commerce network
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Nook Color review  —  It's hard to believe we're already writing a review of the Nook Color, considering Barnes & Noble's first foray into the e-reader world was revealed just over a year ago.  In that time, the company has gone from no presence in e-books to owning 20 percent of the marketshare …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Mary Meeker On Ten Questions Internet Execs Should Ask And Answer  —  Morgan Stanley analyst Mary Meeker has taken the stage here at Web 2.0 to present on Internet trends and we've got a preview of the slides for her “Ten Questions Internet Execs Should Ask And Answer” presentation, which I will be live blogging here.
Discussion: VentureBeat, SAI and BoomTown
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Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
RIM Attacks Apple — Makes Video Showing PlayBook Browser Is Way Faster Than The iPad's  —  Research in Motion just posted a side-by-side comparison video of the PlayBook tablet and the iPad.  In the video (embedded below) you can see the PlayBook loads pages faster than the iPad, and has full flash capabilities.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Facebook acquired start-up assets for mail overhaul  —  It wasn't revealed at the time, but it turns out that Facebook's announcement this week of its messaging product overhaul involved one of the talent acquisitions that the company has become known for.  —  On Oct. 8, a start …
Discussion: SAI, MediaMemo and The Zenbe.com Blog
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Who needs Facebook?  Zynga launches first two games on Yahoo  —  Following through on a plan to diversify beyond Facebook, Zynga has launched its first two games on Yahoo's network of web sites.  —  The previously announced move is part of Zynga's plan to generate more revenue …
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Shailesh Nalawadi / The Official Google Blog:
Offline, meet online: a marketing experiment with Google Goggles  —  About a year ago, we launched Google Goggles, an app that enables people to search the web by taking pictures with their mobile devices.  Since then, people have used Goggles to search for information about lots of different things …
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Ballmer and Gates: Here's why we're not breaking up Microsoft  —  Microsoft's annual meeting of shareholders in Bellevue this morning was pretty much the standard routine — except for one question toward the end.  —  The company's nine-member board was reappointed and a lone shareholder proposal …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Dell hybrid tablet ‘Duo’ due next week  —  Dell is expected to roll out its hybrid tablet-laptop next week, as the PC maker takes aim at Apple's iPad with a novel twist on the tablet concept.  —  Dell is expected to officially announce the 10-inch Inspiron Duo early next week …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPads showing up at Sam's Club starting at $488 ($609 for the 3Gs)  —  We've been getting a few tips that Sam'c Clubs are getting their iPads in and selling them at minor discounts.  The 16GB Wifi starts at $488 as you can see here.  —  It looks like Apple is discounting Wifis by $12 and 3Gs by $20.
Jun Yang / Bloomberg:
Samsung to Make January Announcement on Televisions With Google's Software  —  Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest television maker, is planning to make an announcement in January about introducing TVs using Google Inc.'s software, as the company aims to spur demand.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Windows 8 to showcase ‘desktop as a service’?  —  Since April, it's been quiet on the Windows 8 leak front.  But here's a new tidbit to keep the “what's next for Windows” faithful going for a bit longer.  —  Blogger Charon at Ma-Config.com unearthed a slide presentation …
Discussion: VentureBeat and All about Microsoft Blog, Thanks:rawmeet
 
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Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Creates “Source” Meta Tags To Help ID Original News Sources
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Google News Blog
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
History's Longest Imprisoned Blogger, Kareem Amer, is Free
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Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Apple Manager Devine Should Forfeit Cash, U.S. Says
Bill Gurley / abovethecrowd.com:
Silicon Valley'S IPO Anxiety
Discussion: A VC, SAI and Continuations, Thanks:om
Joseph Menn / Insights on the tech industry:
Baidu CEO plans expansion beyond Japan
Discussion: Mashable!, TechCrunch, THINQ.co.uk and Bits
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
As Union Square Ventures Looks to Third Fund, Speculation on Size Runs Rampant
Discussion: SAI
Charlene Li:
Facebook Messages challenges traditional email & portals
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Comcast's Top Digital Exec Amy Banse to Open New Silicon …
Thanks:rawmeet
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Stew Magnuson / National Defense Magazine:
Cyber Experts Have Proof That China Has Hijacked U.S.-Based Internet Traffic
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
Sprint Palm Pre gets End-of-Life
Discussion: Internet2Go and VentureBeat
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Google CEO: Android Is for Touch, Chrome OS Is for Keyboards
Discussion: Engadget
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Microsoft Opened Its Wallet to Build WP7 App Success
Discussion: Download Squad and Mobility Digest, Thanks:oryankim
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