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3:40 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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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.
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.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
iOS 4.2 available today, brings the iPad into the multitasking era (update: it's live)  —  You've waited a long while for this day to come, but here it finally is.  Apple is today rolling out iOS 4.2 to iPads and qualifying iPhones (3G, 3GS and 4) and iPod touches (second, third and fourth generation) …
Discussion: Macworld and techeblog.com
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.
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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Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Netflix formally launches $7.99 streaming-only plan, bumps unlimited …
Shan Sinha / 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
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:   Google Apps: The Future or Yesterday's War?
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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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: Electronista 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: Winrumors
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.
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
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.
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: The Atlantic Online
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.
Ellen McGirt / Fast Company:
I Want My Twitter TV!  —  It is 75 minutes before showtime at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, and the Justin Bieber Watch is in full effect.  (OMG!)  On the fourth-floor pool deck of the hotel that overlooks the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, a motley collection of MTV marketing partners …
Discussion: MSDN Blogs
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yardsellr Scores $5 Million Series A From Accel To Become The eBay Of Facebook  —  Bringing social commerce to Facebook is a big opportunity attracting a lot of capital these days.  Social swap meet Yardsellr just raised a $5 million series A financing, led by Accel Partners.
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.
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Life inside Facebook: how head of developers organises 500 people  —  Exclusive: Mike Schroepfer tells the Guardian how he manages the tiny teams, and why if you haven't changed the site in your first week, something's wrong … Ever wondered what it's like to be an engineer inside Facebook?
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
With Kinect Controller, Hackers Take Liberties  —  When Oliver Kreylos, a computer scientist, heard about the capabilities of Microsoft's new Kinect gaming device, he couldn't wait to get his hands on it.  “I dropped everything, rode my bike to the closest game store and bought one,” he said.
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, Yahoo! News and WebProNews
 
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Orange UK Preparing to Offer Subsidized iPad Pricing
Brian Prince / eWeek:
Google Patches Security Flaw Affecting Gmail Users
Discussion: msnbc.com
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Twitter set to hire European staff in 2011
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
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Discussion: The Wrap, TMCnet and Reuters
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
In The Era Of The Connected Camera, The Point & Shoot Commits Seppuku