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12:20 PM ET, November 16, 2010

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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).
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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 …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Beatles songs to sell on iTunes for $1.29 each
Discussion: PC World and BGR
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:
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: Gizmodo
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 …
Discussion: SAI and MediaMemo
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) …
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 …
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.
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: SAI and A VC, Thanks:om
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: Digital Society and The Next Web
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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Inside Social Games
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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 …
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.
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.
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
Morgan Stanley's Meeker Sees Online Ad Boom  —  Dot-com “Queen of the Net” Mary Meeker will tell today's Web 2.0 Summit that Internet advertising will reach $50 billion and mobile commerce will outpace traditional e-commerce  —  (Bloomberg) — Mary Meeker will predict a $50 billion online advertising boom …
Charlene Li:
Facebook Messages challenges traditional email & portals  —  Facebook today announced its revamped Facebook Messages.  But this is far more than than launching facebook.com emails or building a “Gmail killer”.  After all, running a real email platform is fraught with security and spam risks.
Discussion: MediaPost
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Dan Gillmor / Salon:
Facebook's über-communications platform
 
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Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
As Union Square Ventures Looks to Third Fund, Speculation on Size Runs Rampant
Discussion: SAI
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Comcast's Top Digital Exec Amy Banse to Open New Silicon …
Discussion: paidContent, Thanks:rawmeet
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Aro Mobile Uses the Cloud to Build Smarter Smartphone
Discussion: IntoMobile and NetworkEffect
Daniel Luxemburg / ProgrammableWeb:
MapQuest Launches International Bike Routing API on Open Data
Discussion: MapQuest Blog
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
Sprint Palm Pre gets End-of-Life
Discussion: Internet2Go, VentureBeat and Gadgetell
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Mike Schramm / TUAW:
Damon Albarn making next Gorillaz album completely on an iPad
Discussion: OStatic blogs and PhoneArena
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
New MySpace Design Is Now Live
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Google CEO: Android Is for Touch, Chrome OS Is for Keyboards
Discussion: Engadget and Liliputing
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Microsoft Opened Its Wallet to Build WP7 App Success
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
New Stuxnet clues suggest sabotage of Iran's uranium enrichment program
Jinen / Twitter Blog:
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Behind The Scenes at Anonymous' Operation Payback
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb