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10:40 PM ET, October 2, 2010

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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Mark Zuckerberg's Most Valuable Friend  —  EVERY Monday a bit before 10 a.m., Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, dashes off a quick e-mail to her boss, Mark Zuckerberg.  “We have a routine,” Ms. Sandberg says.  “I e-mail, ‘Coming in?’  He replies, ‘On my way.’ ”
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Shocking: Apple Approves BitTorrent App For App Store  —  Apple is known for the stringent guidelines it applies when deciding which software to allow into their App Store - BitTorrent is one of the things on their ban list.  However, one developer who carefully avoided the dirty word …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Adidas Gives Up On Apple's iAds Because Steve Jobs Is Too Much Of A Control Freak — Scuttlebutt  —  Apple has lost another advertiser for its “iAd” mobile advertising business — this time Adidas, the athletic apparel giant — according to scuttlebutt we have heard from two mobile industry execs.
Discussion: MacNN and iClarified
Adam Rifkin / TechCrunch:
How Facebook Can Become Bigger In Five Years Than Google Is Today  —  Remember three years ago, when Microsoft paid a quarter-billion dollars for 1.6% of Facebook and the exclusive right to run banner ads across Facebook.com?  Tell the truth, how many of you thought that was a killer business decision?
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MG Siegler / parislemon:
On AOL... Again  —  The question I probably get asked most often is: “what does ParisLemon stand for?”  I usually just tell people it's not that interesting — because really, it's not.  The fact of the matter is that it was just the random screen name I chose for myself on AOL when I was a kid.
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog
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James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Psst.  Sprint 4G is Lit up in San Francisco  —  You folks in Silicon Valley who are waiting for Sprint to light up the 4G network are going to like what I have to tell you.  I've been in San Francisco for four days and have tested the 4G coverage all over the SOMA (south of Market Street) area.
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Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
Debunking the Myths About Facebook's Stock Split  —  What is it about a stock split that sets off speculation?  It is one of the most mundane and technical developments in the stock market, with little or no impact on a company's fundamental performance, and yet news of a split can set a stock's valuation soaring.
Davidw / Joho the Blog:
Gladwell discovers it takes more than 140 characters to overturn a government  —  It seems to me that Malcolm Gladwell's debunking of the claim that the Net will empower political revolutions is right about one big thing, but wrong about a whole lot more.  —  Because of Gladwell's often-emulated twisty …
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Leo Mirani / Guardian:
Sorry, Malcolm Gladwell, the revolution may well be tweeted
Discussion: Wikinomics
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Microsoft's Secret Acquisition Spree  —  A weekly look at a story that is defining the news.  —  Several reports that circulated this week claimed that Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) had made zero acquisitions in 2010, a stark contrast to Google's 25.  And, while it's true that Microsoft …
Greg Bensinger / Bloomberg:
AT&T, T-Mobile to Offer Service in NY Subway Stations  —  Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) — AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile USA customers will have mobile-phone service on New York City subway stations after the carriers signed 10-year agreements to access an underground network being built by Transit Wireless LLC.
Eric / pskl.us:
iPhone Applications & Privacy Issues: An Analysis of Application Transmission of iPhone Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs)  —  Executive Summary  —  In 1999, Intel released its newest CPU — the Pentium 3.  Each processor included a unique serial number, visible to any software installed on the system.
Peter Beaumont / Guardian:
Iran ‘detains western spies’ after cyber attack on nuclear plant  —  Iranian government accuses the west of launching an ‘electronic war’ following sophisticated Stuxnet worm attack  —  Iran has detained several “spies” it claims were behind cyber attacks on its nuclear programme.
 
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
“Free Isn't Free”: Microsoft Trying To Make Android More Costly With Patent Suit
Discussion: Ed Brill, ThinkMobile and Seattle Times
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail Tests Recent Buzz Section
Discussion: The Next Web
BBC:
More than 100 arrests, as FBI uncovers cyber crime ring
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Dream Is Collapsing: Another Massive Yahoo Re-Org Coming Next Tuesday
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Oh Thank God Oracle Has a New Rivalry
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