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12:35 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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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Unifies The iOS Line With iOS 4.2 For iPad  —  Back in June, Apple unveiled something that was both a blessing and a curse for the company: iOS 4.  It was a blessing because it was the most stable, fastest, and most feature-rich version of iOS yet.  But it was also a curse because it wasn't yet ready for 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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Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Netflix formally launches $7.99 streaming-only plan, bumps unlimited DVD plans by a buck or more  —  Well you had to know it was coming: the streaming-only plan Netflix unofficially rolled out last month is now being officially deployed.  Thankfully the company opted to go with the lower …
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  —  People who own an iPad will tell you it makes everything look sexier.  Maybe even a newspaper.  —  Rupert Murdoch, an old-timey newspaper romantic, has nonetheless deputized himself as the digital savior of paid content.
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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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
The Rich Get Richer: Verizon Ups FiOS to 150 Mbps  —  Updated: Verizon Communications today announced an even faster tier of fiber-to-the-home service: 150 Mbps down and 35 Mbps up.  For folks like myself still stuck on first generation DOCSIS cable or plain old DSL, the digital divide grew by a couple of feet.
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
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
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.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Facebook Vies To Become Your Homepage - And Why That's A Big Deal  —  It's a very old trick, and arguably a mighty effective one.  Ask people to set your website as their homepage, and it will become their entry point to the Web, the very first thing they'll see when they open their browser.
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
With Kinect Controller, Hackers Take Liberties  —  When Oliver Kreylos, a computer scientist, heard about the capabilities of Microsoft's new Kinect gaming device, he couldn't wait to get his hands on it.  “I dropped everything, rode my bike to the closest game store and bought one,” he said.
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.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yardsellr Scores $5 Million Series A From Accel To Become The eBay Of Facebook  —  Bringing social commerce to Facebook is a big opportunity attracting a lot of capital these days.  Social swap meet Yardsellr just raised a $5 million series A financing, led by Accel Partners.
Discussion: alarm:clock and BoomTown
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Multitask With TiVo's iPad App  —  iPad owners cradle their iPads while watching TV anyway, so it makes perfect sense for TiVo to make a remote control app for them.  Plus, it seems like you can go beyond just remote control functionality to a sort of split-screening.  —  Here's the quick feature list:
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Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
Preview: Enyo app framework for webOS
Discussion: SlashGear and IntoMobile
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
In The Era Of The Connected Camera, The Point & Shoot Commits Seppuku  —  The big brand camera companies are committing seppuku in front of our eyes.  It's fascinating.  —  Last week, I bought a brand new Canon S95 camera.  It's a great point & shoot.  Maybe the best out there right now.
Discussion: Digital Society
 
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