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5:15 PM ET, November 22, 2010

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Apple:
Apple's iOS 4.2 Available Today for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch  —  Major Software Update Brings Multitasking, Folders, Unified Inbox, Game Center, AirPlay & AirPrint to iPad  —  Apple® today announced that iOS 4.2, the latest version of the world's most advanced mobile operating system …
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Sam Grobart / Gadgetwise:
Understanding Airplay in Apple's iOS 4.2  —  As you may have learned already from my colleague Nick Bilton's post, Apple on Monday released an upgrade to its iOS operating system that brings a number of iPhone functions (apps folders, multitasking, apps running in the background, for example) to the iPad.
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Apple makes Find My iPhone free for some iOS 4.2 users  —  As a part of Monday's release of iOS 4.2, Apple will make the “Find My iPhone” set of remote-control features previously found in its $99-per-year MobileMe service available for free to owners of at least one iPhone 4, iPad, or fourth-generation iPod touches.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
iOS 4.2 available today, brings the iPad into the multitasking era …
Jessie / The Official Netflix Blog:
A new plan for watching instantly, plus price changes to existing unlimited plans  —  Hi, Jessie Becker here, VP Marketing, with an update about changes we are making today to our plans and prices.  —  First, we are now offering a new $7.99 a month plan which lets you instantly watch unlimited TV episodes …
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Shan Sinha / Google Enterprise Blog:
A bridge to the cloud: Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office now available to early testers  —  Tens of millions of people have moved to Google Docs because it's 100% web: it provides real-time collaboration in the browser, with no software to install, manage or upgrade.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Launches Plugin That Fuses Microsoft Office With Google Docs
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:   Google Apps: The Future or Yesterday's War?
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google CEO Schmidt: No Chrome OS Netbooks for Christmas  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt said Chrome Operating System has been delayed, though no one at Google or computer makers believed to be building Chrome OS netbooks will say why.  Google's Chrome Operating System launch has been delayed …
Discussion: Geek.com, Electronista and THINQ.co.uk
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
So... whatever happened to Google's Chrome OS?  —  It was just about a year and a half ago that Google started talking up plans for its Chrome OS.  As I recall, a number of bloggers and reporters began tolling the death knell for Windows at that time, claiming Google's “operating-system-less” …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 Blog and Winrumors
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Google: Chrome OS Still Coming This Year (It Just Might Be In Beta Form)
Robin Wauters / TechCrunchIT:
Attachmate Corporation To Buy Novell For $2.2 Billion  —  Attachmate Corporation has agreed to acquire technology giant Novell for $6.10 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $2.2 billion.  Attachmate is owned by an investment group led by Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital and Thoma Bravo.
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
What's Microsoft's role in the Novell-Attachmate deal?  —  Seattle-based Attachmate Corp. is buying Novell for $2.2 billion, the companies announced on November 22.  At the same time, Novell announced the “concurrent sale of certain intellectual property assets to CPTN Holdings LLC …
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:   Today's Novell Deal Helps Microsoft Continue Linux Fight
Shin Hyon-hee / The Korea Herald:
Galaxy Tab global sales top 600,000 units  —  Samsung Electronics Co. said Sunday it has sold more than 600,000 units of its tablet PC globally just a month after its launch.  —  The 7-inch Galaxy Tab was first released in Italy in mid-October, challenging the global dominance of Apple Inc.'s 9.7-inch iPad.
Foursquare Blog:
We're heading west!  —  In the past year, we had a major growth spurt: from about 100,000 to over 4.5 million users; from a single phone platform to six; from 50-person foursquare flashmobs to 1,000 person epic swarms; and we now have thousands of developers building on the the foursquare API.
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
Why the Daily, Murdoch's “tablet newspaper,” will be DOA  —  When I first head the phrase “iPad newspaper” — shorthand for Rupert Murdoch's not-so-secret-any-more new project — I puzzled over its oxymoronic implications.  Forget about the, you know, iPad/paper contradiction and think about the business.
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David Carr / New York Times:
A News Corp. Newspaper, but Not in Print
Tyler Cunningham / GTVHub.com:
Comedy Central, MTV, Nick, and other Viacom properties blocked on Google TV  —  Are we beginning to see a pattern yet?  Just when we thought (or at least we were hoping) that Fox was going to be the last major network to block Google TV, Viacom has arrived just in time to rain on our parade.
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Viacom Confirms Blocking Access To Full Episodes On Google TV
Discussion: DSLreports and Search Engine Watch
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
HP Beats The Street; Q4 Revenue Up 8 Percent To $33.3 Billion  —  HP narrowly beat analyst expectations for Q4 earnings today, posting net revenue of $33.3 billion, up $2.5 billion or 8% from a year earlier.  Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $1.33, up 17% from $1.14 in the prior-year period.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Facebook Tries To Silence Lamebook: Removes Its Page, Blocks Links And Likes  —  Another chapter in the Facebook vs. Lamebook, errmm, book: the social networking giant has confirmed to us that it has moved to diligently block all outgoing links to Lamebook.com, shut down the two-person company's Facebook Page …
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Chatroulette Gives Rise to a Genre  —  Remember Chatroulette, the Web site that pairs strangers for anonymous video chats?  It was all the rage among the Web's tastemakers early this year.  —  Then the creeps took over, and the technorati moved on.  —  But there was something enduring …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Life inside Facebook: how head of developers organises 500 people  —  Exclusive: Mike Schroepfer tells the Guardian how he manages the tiny teams, and why if you haven't changed the site in your first week, something's wrong … Ever wondered what it's like to be an engineer inside Facebook?
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Huawei Hires Ex-Nortel CTO John Roese  —  Huawei, the Chinese telecom equipment maker, wants to be the biggest networking equipment maker in the world.  Furthermore, the company doesn't want to be known as a supplier of cut rate products (though it makes a bulk of its revenues from those products).
 
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Facebook Vies To Become Your Homepage - And Why That's A Big Deal
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
The Rich Get Richer: Verizon Ups FiOS to 150 Mbps
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