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6:50 PM 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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Sam Grobart / Gadgetwise:
Understanding Airplay in Apple's iOS 4.2  —  As you may have learned already from my colleague Nick Bilton's post, Apple on Monday released an upgrade to its iOS operating system that brings a number of iPhone functions (apps folders, multitasking, apps running in the background, for example) to 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.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
iOS 4.2 available today, brings the iPad into the multitasking era …
Dwight Silverman / Houston Chronicle:
Is your iPhone's music gone after updating to iOS 4.2.1? Here's a fix
Discussion: TechCrunch, IntoMobile and Touch Arcade
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 …
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Google Enterprise Blog:
A bridge to the cloud: Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office now available to early testers  —  Tens of millions of people have moved to Google Docs because it's 100% web: it provides real-time collaboration in the browser, with no software to install, manage or upgrade.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Launches Plugin That Fuses Microsoft Office With Google Docs
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google CEO Schmidt: No Chrome OS Netbooks for Christmas  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt said Chrome Operating System has been delayed, though no one at Google or computer makers believed to be building Chrome OS netbooks will say why.  Google's Chrome Operating System launch has been delayed …
Discussion: Geek.com and THINQ.co.uk
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
So... whatever happened to Google's Chrome OS?  —  It was just about a year and a half ago that Google started talking up plans for its Chrome OS.  As I recall, a number of bloggers and reporters began tolling the death knell for Windows at that time, claiming Google's “operating-system-less” …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 Blog and The Next Web
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google: Chrome OS Still Coming This Year (It Just Might Be In Beta Form)  —  There's a lot of hoopla right now that Google's Chrome OS has been delayed and will miss the stated release date of “this year”.  Much of this is based off of the comment that Google CEO Eric Schmidt made last week …
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.
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Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:   Today's Novell Deal Helps Microsoft Continue Linux Fight
Foursquare Blog:
We're heading west!  —  In the past year, we had a major growth spurt: from about 100,000 to over 4.5 million users; from a single phone platform to six; from 50-person foursquare flashmobs to 1,000 person epic swarms; and we now have thousands of developers building on the the foursquare API.
Shin Hyon-hee / The Korea Herald:
Galaxy Tab global sales top 600,000 units  —  Samsung Electronics Co. said Sunday it has sold more than 600,000 units of its tablet PC globally just a month after its launch.  —  The 7-inch Galaxy Tab was first released in Italy in mid-October, challenging the global dominance of Apple Inc.'s 9.7-inch iPad.
Electronista:
Apple, News Corp seen launchng Daily, iTunes subs on Dec. 9  —  News Corp's iPad-friendly news source, the Daily, has had its launch details and subscription plans narrowed down in a possible leak this afternoon.  An event is reportedly slated for December 9.
Thanks:jonfingas
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
News Corp's Upcoming iPad App ‘The Daily’ …
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
Why the Daily, Murdoch's “tablet newspaper,” will be DOA
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.
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Viacom Confirms Blocking Access To Full Episodes On Google TV
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
HP Beats The Street; Q4 Revenue Up 8 Percent To $33.3 Billion  —  HP narrowly beat analyst expectations for Q4 earnings today, posting net revenue of $33.3 billion, up $2.5 billion or 8% from a year earlier.  Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $1.33, up 17% from $1.14 in the prior-year period.
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
Twitter's Creative Director Talks Design, UX and Inspiration  —  The Web Design Best Practices Series is supported by The Bazaar, a marketplace to buy and sell creative objects.  Creatives can start setting up their stores here.  The Bazaar offers free shipping for all orders this festive season, and can be visited at http://bza.co.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Facebook Tries To Silence Lamebook: Removes Its Page, Blocks Links And Likes  —  Another chapter in the Facebook vs. Lamebook, errmm, book: the social networking giant has confirmed to us that it has moved to diligently block all outgoing links to Lamebook.com, shut down the two-person company's Facebook Page …
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 …
Discussion: GeekSugar
 
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Surur / WMPoweruser.com:
Silverlight coming to Xbox 360-the circle is complete
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Brian Prince / eWeek:
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Discussion: msnbc.com and SC Magazine US
 Earlier Items: 
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Twitter set to hire European staff in 2011
Ellen McGirt / Fast Company:
I Want My Twitter TV!
Discussion: MSDN Blogs
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yardsellr Scores $5 Million Series A From Accel To Become The eBay Of Facebook
Discussion: VatorNews, BoomTown and VentureBeat
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Life inside Facebook: how head of developers organises 500 people
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
The Rich Get Richer: Verizon Ups FiOS to 150 Mbps