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11:00 AM 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.
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.
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 …
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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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: Brian Solis and VatorNews
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Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
Preview: Enyo app framework for webOS
Discussion: SlashGear and IntoMobile
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 …
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
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.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Pushes Chrome Browser Via Newspaper Ads  —  Flipping through my Los Angeles Times newspaper today, I came across an unusual ad — one placed by Google, to push its Chrome browser:  —  The Chrome Ad Google's “20 Things” Book  —  In particular, the ad covers one of the 20 “things” …
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
A Flickr Founder Returns to His Gaming Roots  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Stewart Butterfield helped found Flickr, the popular photo site later acquired by Yahoo, as a backup.  Originally, he had set out to build an online video game, but then detoured when he failed to find investors.
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Next Web
Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
YouTube Readies New Ad Units That Users Can Skip  —  New Units Will Give Consumer's Choice — Even if That Choice Is to Opt Out  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AdAge.com) — Whether it's walking out of the room, fast-forwarding on a DVR or paying for premium cable, consumers are used to having choice with ads on TV.
John Boudreau / Mercury News:
Apple is learning to speak Chinese  —  BEIJING — Apple is learning to speak Chinese.  —  The Cupertino company is on a store-building binge in hopes of creating a massive new market for its products.  With two stores already in the capital city, and another two in Shanghai …
 
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Salesforce.com: The Web's Big Upstart
Fred / A VC:
Pacing Yourself  —  I've been pretty clear as of late …
Discussion: Howard Lindzon