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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 …
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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).
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:
Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
Google Hotpot: Local Recommendations From Your Friends  —  Google has just launched Hotpot, a personalized recommendations engine based on what you like and what your friends like.  —  When Facebook launched Places to compete with Foursquare, we here at Search Engine Land explained …
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.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Eric Schmidt shows off a Nexus S at the Web 2.0 summit, says Gingerbread coming in ‘next few weeks’  —  We had a feeling Eric Schmidt would be doing something surprising at the Web 2.0 summit, and the man didn't disappoint — he just showed off the Nexus S running on T-Mobile …
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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 …
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Schmidt: Android Phones Will Be Credit Cards
Joel Seligstein / Facebook Blog:
See the Messages that Matter  —  Imagine the kind of family you might see in a modern American sitcom: loving parents trying to maintain a family unit with a teenager engrossed in text messaging, a college-aged child who is always chatting online, and various wacky relatives who spend their days sending “funny” emails to the family.
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Charlene Li:
Facebook Messages challenges traditional email & portals
Discussion: Financial Times
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 …
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
Official: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon to launch mobile commerce network  —  Today, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless officially took the wraps off of their rumored mobile payment service.  Dubbed ISIS, the new “mobile commerce network” aims to use NFC (near-field communication) …
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.
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.
Discussion: App Advice, Erictric and The Next Web
Stew Magnuson / National Defense Magazine:
Cyber Experts Have Proof That China Has Hijacked U.S.-Based Internet Traffic  —  For 18 minutes in April, China's state-controlled telecommunications company hijacked 15 percent of the world's Internet traffic, including data from U.S. military, civilian organizations and those of other U.S. allies.
Discussion: The Next Web
Microsoft:
Kinect for Xbox 360 Hits Million Mark in Just 10 Days  —  Early customer demand for controller-free entertainment solidifies biggest year in Xbox history.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced it has sold 1 million Kinect for Xbox 360 units worldwide in 10 days and is on pace to hit 5 million by the end of the year.
Jinen / Twitter Blog:
More Cities, More Trends, More Understanding  —  We're happy to announce two improvements that will help people connect and discover what's new — no matter where they are in the world or what languages they speak.  —  Almost any topic you can imagine is being discussed on Twitter.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel Sandy Bridge chip coming January 5  —  Intel will launch its next-generation Sandy Bridge chip line on January 5 at the Consumer Electronics Show, the chipmaker confirmed today.  —  The launch will take place at Venetion Hotel in Las Vegas.  Mooly Eden, Intel vice president …
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 …
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
As Union Square Ventures Looks to Third Fund, Speculation on Size Runs Rampant  —  Last week in New York, everyone was abuzz about one thing: Union Square Venture's third fund.  Multiple sources tell peHUB the New York-based venture firm is in the market, and there's no end to speculation over the amount of money it plans to raise.
Discussion: SAI
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
Sprint Palm Pre gets End-of-Life  —  Five hundred twenty eight days after first landing in the hands of thousands of eager customers across the world, Sprint is done with the Palm Pre.  The launch may not have been the blockbuster iPhone-matching success that Sprint and Palm had hoped it would be …
Bill Gurley / abovethecrowd.com:
Silicon Valley'S IPO Anxiety  —  Filed under: Internet, Venture Capital, Web/Tech |  Tags: Venture Capital, IPO, VC, Silicon Valley … — Limelight from Moving Pictures, Rush  —  If you could travel back in time to the early 1990's and ask Silicon Valley's top entrepreneurs …
Discussion: A VC, Thanks:om
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.
Discussion: The Toybox Blog and Engadget
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Google CEO: Android Is for Touch, Chrome OS Is for Keyboards  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt has finally made it clear what differentiates Google's Android OS from the soon-to-be-released Chrome OS: keyboards.  —  That's a rather simplified expression of the bigger picture; but ultimately …
Discussion: Engadget and Liliputing
 
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Comcast's Top Digital Exec Amy Banse to Open New Silicon …
Discussion: paidContent and GigaOM, more at Mediagazer », Thanks:rawmeet
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Aro Mobile Uses the Cloud to Build Smarter Smartphone
Discussion: NetworkEffect and IntoMobile
Daniel Luxemburg / ProgrammableWeb:
MapQuest Launches International Bike Routing API on Open Data
Discussion: MapQuest Blog and ReadWriteWeb
Mike Schramm / TUAW:
Damon Albarn making next Gorillaz album completely on an iPad
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
New MySpace Design Is Now Live
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Microsoft Opened Its Wallet to Build WP7 App Success
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
New Stuxnet clues suggest sabotage of Iran's uranium enrichment program
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Behind The Scenes at Anonymous' Operation Payback
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
WebOS Evangelist Rahul Sood Leaves HP
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Ex-Yahoos-Plus Chief Yahoo Jerry Yang-in New Morado …
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Eric Barry / All Facebook:
11% Have Had Sex with Someone They Met on Facebook
Henrik Ståhl / Henrik on Java:
Moving Java Forward: Open Response from Oracle to Apache