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12:10 AM ET, November 23, 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  —  Update November 22, 2:11 p.m.: Added information regarding Airplay's audio capabilities.  —  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 …
Dwight Silverman / Houston Chronicle:
Is your iPhone's music gone after updating to iOS 4.2.1?  Here's a fix  —  If you're an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch user, you probably know that Apple released the latest update to the operating system that powers those devices. iOS 4.2.1 is now flowing through the tubes …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Touch Arcade and TiPb
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
iOS 4.2 available today, brings the iPad into the multitasking era …
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Apple makes Find My iPhone free for some iOS 4.2 users
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
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” …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Google: Chrome OS Still Coming This Year (It Just Might Be In Beta Form)
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google CEO Schmidt: No Chrome OS Netbooks for Christmas
Discussion: Geek.com, Electronista and THINQ.co.uk
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Phil Schiller has a Twitter  —  Apple's VP of iOS Scott Forstall got a Twitter back in mid-July and today Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller got his verified.  We've honestly been following his account for a while now but only very recently could it have been verified …
Discussion: TechCrunch, MacStories and The Next Web, Thanks:markgurman
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 …
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.
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Electronista:
Apple, News Corp seen launchng Daily, iTunes subs on Dec. 9
Thanks:jonfingas
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
Twitter's Creative Director Talks Design, UX and Inspiration  —  In the web design community, Doug Bowman has distinguished himself both as an individual and as a part of big-name creative teams.  Currently, he is Twitter's creative director, a job he took after leaving Google last year.
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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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
What's Microsoft's role in the Novell-Attachmate deal?
Surur / WMPoweruser.com:
Silverlight coming to Xbox 360-the circle is complete  —  Microsoft has put out a job advert asking for a software development engineer to bring Silverlight to the Xbox 360.  —  Silverlight is already the development basis of Windows phone 7, and of course already runs on the desktop.
Financial Times:
Spotify under pressure over US launch  —  By Tim Bradshaw in London, Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson in New York and Richard Waters in San Francisco  —  Spotify is considering a US launch of its digital jukebox service without all four major record labels signed up as pressure builds on its management …
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
FCC Updating 911 for the Texting Generation, SRSLY  —  In a bid to bring the life-saving emergency service 911 into the 21st century, the FCC is looking at letting citizens report crimes through text messages and even stream video from their mobile phones to emergency centers.
Discussion: Electronista and Gizmodo
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Study: Fifth of Facebook users exposed to malware  —  Security software manufacturer BitDefender released Monday some statistics gleaned from Safego, a Facebook application that it offers to users of the social-network to keep an eye on their vulnerability to malware.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and TechSpot
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 …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Coupons.com Reaches $1 Billion In Coupons Printed, Growing At A Rate 5x That Of Newspapers  —  more info (via: Wylio)For the first time ever in a year, digital coupon platform Coupons.com has surpassed a billion dollars in printed coupon savings.  A milestone for the company …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Accel Partners' Extraordinary 2005 Fund IX  —  In 2005 Accel Partners closed its $440 million Accel 9 Fund.  That fund may not go down in history as the most profitable venture fund ever, but it will certainly be one to remember.  Why?  Facebook, for the most part.
 
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