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5:30 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.
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.
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 …
Discussion: Threat Level
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.
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.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Mary Meeker: Smartphones Will Surpass PC Shipments In Two Years
Thanks:ludobos
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: BGR, Naked Security and 719tech
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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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.
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 …
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.
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).
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
First look: SlideRocket goes HTML5  —  You probably know that I wish the world would move off of MIcrosoft PowerPoint.  It is definitely the king of presentation software, but there are a raft of tools that are better now, especially if you look at SlideRocket and Prezi.
Discussion: Technologizer, PC World and The Next Web, Thanks:goanalog
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 …
 
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Jun Yang / Bloomberg:
Intel Working With ‘Several’ TV Makers on Web-Connected Devices
Discussion: Electronista
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Clues: New Fun Search Keyword Tool
Discussion: Yahoo! Search Blog
Gustav Sandstrom / Tech Europe:
Swedish TV-Maker Launches World's First Android TV
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
History's Longest Imprisoned Blogger, Kareem Amer, is Free
Thanks:marshallk
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Apple Manager Devine Should Forfeit Cash, U.S. Says
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
Official: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon to launch mobile commerce network
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPads showing up at Sam's Club starting at $488 ($609 for the 3Gs)
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Dell hybrid tablet ‘Duo’ due next week
Discussion: Gadgetell and Gizmodo
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
As Union Square Ventures Looks to Third Fund, Speculation on Size Runs Rampant
Discussion: SAI
Stew Magnuson / National Defense Magazine:
Cyber Experts Have Proof That China Has Hijacked U.S.-Based Internet Traffic