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11:50 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.
Jessica Dolcourt / Crave: The gadget blog:
Hands-On: Google Voice for iPhone still slightly underbaked
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
BlackBerry PlayBook first hands-on! (video)  —  RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie actually declined to show off the his company's tablet today on the Web 2.0 Summit stage, but in private he was more than kind, treating us to a nice long glimpse at the BlackBerry PlayBook in a quaint hotel hallway.
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Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
RIM Attacks Apple — Makes Video Showing PlayBook Browser …
Leland Rechis / Twitter Blog:
Instant Notifications  —  When you're out and about, your phone probably isn't always in front of you.  It might be in your pocket or purse or on a table - perhaps with the screen off.  We want to make sure you see important Tweets even when you're not looking at Twitter at the moment.
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Twitter for iPhone/iPad updated for iOS 4.2, push notifications, other improvements
Discussion: App Advice, GigaOM and Electronista, Thanks:markgurman
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.
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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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 …
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Tom Warren / Winrumors:
Microsoft's new simple yet clever Windows 7 + Windows Live advert  —  Microsoft has been on a roll with adverts and commercials for Windows Phone 7 and Windows 7 recently.  Today is no different.  —  The software giant just posted an impressive new Windows 7 and Windows Live advert that makes the viewer change their perspective.
Discussion: Erictric, The Next Web and MSDN Blogs, Thanks:devindra
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.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Former MySpace execs launch Gravity to personalize the Web  —  A team of former MySpace executives is launching a new company on-stage at the Web 2.0 Summit today in San Francisco.  Chief executive Amit Kapur said he left MySpace, the troubled News Corp. Internet portal …
Discussion: TechCrunch, NetworkEffect and USA Today
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
First look: Gravity is making interest graphs of your social content
Discussion: Webware.com and TechCrunch, Thanks:scobleizer
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Bartz: Google is great, Facebook is competition  —  SAN FRANCISCO—The first word that comes to Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz's mind when she hears the word “Facebook” is “competition,” she revealed onstage at the Web 2.0 Summit this afternoon when conference host John Battelle engaged her in a lightning round of word associations.
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 …
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 …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Exec: Better Buy Kinect This Week If You Want One For The Holidays  —  On stage during “The New Geography Of Gaming” panel at Web 2.0 Summit, the topic of conversation between Kleiner Perkins partner Bing Gordon, Activision's Robert Kotick and Microsoft's Don Mattrick focused on how amazingly engaging today's games are.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Hipmunk Lands A Big Acorn: ITA (And Soon Google?)  Will Help Power Their Airfare Results  —  Hipmunk exists to disrupt the flight search experience online.  Obviously, the key to this is to have the best and the most results.  The Hipmunk results have already been solid.
Discussion: Y Combinator Posterous and Tnooz
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 …
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).
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Palm Chief: By Birthright, Palm Should Have Owned the Smartphone Market  —  What Palm chief Jon Rubinstein's appearance at Web 2.0 Summit today lacked in news, it made up for somewhat in perspective-on the mobile space, Palm's smartphone birthright, its acquisition by Hewlett-Packard and its future under HP.
Discussion: eWeek, TechCrunch and Electronista
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 …
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook:
Facebook Hires Former CTO of Second Life, Cory Ondrejka, Plus Startup  —  Facebook has hired Cory Ondrejka, the former chief technical officer of Linden Lab, the company that created Second Life, and also acquired the assets of a startup he cofounded, Walletin.
 
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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
F.B.I. Seeks Wider Wiretap Law for Web
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
‘Harry Potter’ Leak Seems More Like Publicity Than Piracy
Discussion: TorrentFreak, Gearlog and Underwire
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US to free some federal spectrum for wireless broadband use
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Intel Capital Augments Layar's Reality With A $14 Million Capital Infusion
 Earlier Items: 
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
First look: SlideRocket goes HTML5
Discussion: The Next Web and ITworld.com, Thanks:goanalog
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Windows 8 to showcase ‘desktop as a service’?