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Loaded: We built this city

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Loaded: We built this city

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AT&T has a MiFi to call its own, a Japanese vending machine uses facial recognition to sell you a soda, and the makers of FarmVille are set to launch CityVille, a social game that lets you build a metropolis of your own.

It's Thursday, November 18th, I'm Natalie Morris, and it's time to get loaded. The makers of FarmVille are set to launch CityVille. Farmville is the game that gained popularity on Facebook. CityVille will be a like-minded social game where you build a city from the ground up. It will be available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, and German when it launches in the coming weeks. On Tuesday, Apple announced that iTunes is the first online music store to sell The Beatles music. Apparently, the negotiation was heated according to the New York Post, but Google and Amazon were bidding for these rights. These are heavy heaters that we don't know how much money it took for Apple to win the war; I'm guessing a lot. AT&T now has a MiFi. It was the only major cellular carrier that didn't have one. This is a mobile 3G device that brings you Wi-Fi data over AT&T's 3G network. The MiFi 2372 launches on November 21st and it cost $50 with a $100 mail and rebate. Plan starts at $35 per month. Google Docs now supports editing on mobile devices. If you're a Google Docs power user like most us here at CNET, you know that editing a Google spreadsheet on a mobile device is murder, but no more. Google Docs now has been optimized for mobile on all mobile browsers, including the iPad. Google has also make peace in France. The company reached in agreement with the France book publisher called Hachette Livre, I'm not sure if I'm saying that right. The agreement allows Google to scan thousands of out-of-print books for Google books. They can sell those books as eBooks, but they have to be pre-approved by the publisher. Google will share revenue with Hachette, but the revenue share was not disclosed. And finally, do you ever stare at a vending machine wondering what you're in the mood for. Now, the vending machine will help you out. A Japanese can drink machine uses facial reorganization to recommend a drink based on who's standing in front of it; an old man, perhaps, a nice ginger ale; a young kid, maybe they want a Dr Pepper. It sounds ridiculous, but apparently sales on those machines have tripled as a result. Those were your headlines for today. I will see you tomorrow. I'm Natalie Morris for cnet.com, and you've just been loaded.

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