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10:00 PM ET, November 16, 2010

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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 …
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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 taken to approve their iPhone applications.  But few have waited as long as Google for the Google Voice application.
Jessica Dolcourt / Crave: The gadget blog:
Hands-On: Google Voice for iPhone still slightly underbaked
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Leland Rechis / Twitter Blog:
Instant Notifications  —  When you're out and about, your phone probably isn't always in front of you.  It might be in your pocket or purse or on a table - perhaps with the screen off.  We want to make sure you see important Tweets even when you're not looking at Twitter at the moment.
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Twitter for iPhone/iPad updated for iOS 4.2, push notifications, other improvements
Discussion: App Advice, GigaOM and Electronista, Thanks:markgurman
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
BlackBerry PlayBook first hands-on! (video)  —  RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie actually declined to show off the his company's tablet today on the Web 2.0 Summit stage, but in private he was more than kind, treating us to a nice long glimpse at the BlackBerry PlayBook in a quaint hotel hallway.
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Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
RIM Attacks Apple — Makes Video Showing PlayBook Browser …
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.
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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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
When Does Amazon and Everyone Else Get the Beatles?  Good Question.  —  So you can buy the Beatles on iTunes.  When will you be able to buy the band's music from other digital retail outlets?  —  Good question, says EMI Music, the label that distributes the band's music.
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Confirms Bug Disabled User Accounts, Fix In Process  —  Facebook has confirmed that a bug found early today in its system is responsible for automatically disabling a number of accounts on the site.  According to the company, those accounts - many of which immediately took to Twitter to complain …
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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.
Tom Warren / Winrumors:
Microsoft's new simple yet clever Windows 7 + Windows Live advert  —  Microsoft has been on a roll with adverts and commercials for Windows Phone 7 and Windows 7 recently.  Today is no different.  —  The software giant just posted an impressive new Windows 7 and Windows Live advert that makes the viewer change their perspective.
Discussion: Erictric, The Next Web and MSDN Blogs, Thanks:devindra
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Former MySpace execs launch Gravity to personalize the Web  —  A team of former MySpace executives is launching a new company on-stage at the Web 2.0 Summit today in San Francisco.  Chief executive Amit Kapur said he left MySpace, the troubled News Corp. Internet portal …
Discussion: TechCrunch, NetworkEffect and USA Today
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
First look: Gravity is making interest graphs of your social content
Discussion: CNET News and TechCrunch, Thanks:scobleizer
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 …
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 …
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 …
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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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
DST CEO Yuri Milner: Facebook Will Help Power Artificial Intelligence In Ten Years  —  Today at the Web 2.0 summit, DST chief Yuri Milner took the stage with John Battelle, where he discussed the firm's investment strategy (DST has taken major stakes in Facebook, Zynga, and Groupon).
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Arianna Huffington Sued For ‘Stealing’ The Idea For The Huffington Post  —  Apparently two political consultants, Peter Daou and James Boyce, thought they had a deal back in 2004 to help create a blogging site with Arianna Huffington and Ken Lerer — and they're now suing both of them for …
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 …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Exec: Better Buy Kinect This Week If You Want One For The Holidays  —  On stage during “The New Geography Of Gaming” panel at Web 2.0 Summit, the topic of conversation between Kleiner Perkins partner Bing Gordon, Activision's Robert Kotick and Microsoft's Don Mattrick focused on how amazingly engaging today's games are.
Discussion: Web 2.0 Summit 2010
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Palm Chief: By Birthright, Palm Should Have Owned the Smartphone Market  —  What Palm chief Jon Rubinstein's appearance at Web 2.0 Summit today lacked in news, it made up for somewhat in perspective-on the mobile space, Palm's smartphone birthright, its acquisition by Hewlett-Packard and its future under HP.
Discussion: eWeek, TechCrunch and Electronista
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Adobe CEO: 'There's a War Happening for Developers'  —  At the Web 2.0 Summit this morning, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said his company's battle with Apple over the past year comes as a “war” is brewing between device and software manufacturers who want to bring new applications to consumer electronics devices.
 
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Jackie Cohen / All Facebook:
Facebook Hires Former CTO of Second Life, Cory Ondrejka, Plus Startup
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Hipmunk Lands A Big Acorn: ITA (And Soon Google?) …
Discussion: Tnooz
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Clicker CEO Jim Lanzone, Busting Internet TV Myths
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Gustav Sandstrom / Tech Europe:
Swedish TV-Maker Launches World's First Android TV
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
First look: SlideRocket goes HTML5
Discussion: ITworld.com and The Next Web, Thanks:goanalog
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Apple Manager Devine Should Forfeit Cash, U.S. Says
Discussion: The Register and AppleInsider
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Windows 8 to showcase ‘desktop as a service’?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPads showing up at Sam's Club starting at $488 ($609 for the 3Gs)
Discussion: TUAW, IntoMobile, SlashGear and iLounge
 

 
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