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8:40 PM ET, October 4, 2010

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Evan Williams / Twitter Blog:
#newtwitterceo  —  By all accounts Twitter is on a roll.  We've redesigned our web site to great user feedback.  Our user and usage numbers are growing at a rapid clip all around the world.  We've launched an early, but successful, monetization effort.  And, many top engineers …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Evan Williams And Dick Costolo: New Twitter Triggered CEO Change  —  As you may have heard by now, Twitter has a new CEO.  Former COO Dick Costolo is taking over from Evan Williams as the head of the company.  A few minutes ago, I got a chance to speak to both of them about the change.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Of All The Times For Twitter To Go Down ...
Discussion: Epicenter
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:   Why Dick Costolo Is Now CEO Of Twitter: It's Time To Make A LOT Of Money
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Meet The Management: Twitter Clarifies Just Who Exactly Is Running The Joint Now
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Twitter's New CEO Will be Good for Everyone
Ambarish Kenghe / Google TV Blog:
Here comes Google TV  —  It's been almost five months since we introduced Google TV to the world at Google I/O, and today we're happy to give you an update on our progress.  For those who haven't yet heard of it, Google TV is a new way to think about TV: it's a platform that combines …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
There's An App For That: Google TV Will Ship With Netflix, Twitter, Pandora And More  —  Earlier this morning, Google unveiled a new standalone portal for its upcoming Google TV platform, which will be landing in living rooms this fall.  In addition to providing a pretty thorough walkthrough …
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Google TV gets more real: Content partnerships and more apps announced (video)  —  Google has been fairly quiet on the progress of Google TV since it was announced five months ago, but now the company seems ready to spin up its hype machine once again.  —  In a blog post today …
Cpen / Twitter Blog:
Meet Twitter for Google TV  —  People often tweet about TV shows as they're watching them.  Additionally, media companies are increasingly finding new ways to incorporate Tweets into their programs.  Take, for example, Jimmy Fallon or the Video Music Awards in September.
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Apple Challenges $625.5 Million Mirror Worlds Patent Verdict  —  Apple Inc. is challenging a jury verdict last week in which the computer maker was ordered to pay as much as $625.5 million to Mirror Worlds LLC for infringing patents related to how documents are displayed digitally.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Breaking: Skype To Appoint A New CEO, Cisco SVP Tony Bates  —  Skype is taking another step towards becoming a public company today with the appointment of a new CEO.  (Updated) I have confirmed that Skype's new CEO is going to be Tony Bates, a senior VP at Cisco, who runs its Enterprise Group, which is a $20 billion business.
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John Earnhardt / Cisco Blog:
CTO Padmasree Warrior To Lead Cisco Enterprise, Commercial …
Peter Parkes / About Skype:
Skype Appoints Cisco Senior Executive Tony Bates as New CEO
Cpen / Twitter Blog:
Promoted Promotions  —  When we launched Promoted Tweets back in April, we said that we would be doing lots of experimenting and iterating, as is typical with everything else at Twitter.  Since then, we've done and learned a lot - such as adding Promoted Trends to our suite of Promoted Products …
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
Palm ‘Mansion’ coming: 800x480, no physical keyboard  —  Device rumors surrounding Palm smartphones are starting to heat up.  After we saw the P102 appear in a certification database (and subsequently get pulled) and heard that we might see something in October, another very reliable tipster …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Yahoo's David Ko to Head Mobile at Online Gaming Powerhouse Zynga  —  David Ko (pictured here), who just announced he was leaving Yahoo as head of its powerful U.S. Audience unit, is taking a job heading mobile efforts at hot social gaming start-up Zynga, according to sources.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:   No Massive Reorg at Yahoo, But More Exec Departures (Plus …
Reuters:
LG Elec says Android 2.2-based tablet plan dropped  —  LG Electronics Inc (066570.KS) said on Monday that it had scrapped a plan to launch a tablet computer based on Google Inc's (GOOG.O) Android 2.2 operation system known as “Froyo”, a decision that may delay the rollout of its first tablet PC slated for next quarter.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Unable To Find A Better Exit, Qualcomm Cancels Consumer-Direct FLO TV  —  Qualcomm (NSDQ: QCOM) is shutting down its struggling direct-to-consumer FLO TV operations, paidContent has learned.  According to sources familiar with the situation, the staff was informed late last week by Bill Stone …
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Numbers: How Goldman Sachs values each Microsoft division  —  The whole of Microsoft is currently less than the sum of its parts.  That was one of the underlying assertions in Goldman Sachs' latest report on the Redmond company, which included a case for spinning off Microsoft's video-game business …
Discussion: Seattle Times and PC World, Thanks:atul
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
HTC Mozart Windows Phone 7 specifications leak, ‘late October’ UK launch confirmed  —  We're getting close, very very close to the official launch of the Windows Phone 7 OS.  And while the US might be waiting until November for actual handsets to go on sale, Europe looks set for an October release …
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Eyk Henning / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon to Acquire Online Retailer BuyVip  —  FRANKFURT—Amazon.com Inc. has reached an agreement to buy the Spanish internet retailer BuyVip for around €70 million ($96.5 million), a person close to the matter said Monday, as the company seeks to break into premium online retail.
Discussion: TechFlash
 
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Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
As the Twitter App Ecosystem Tightens, 12seconds Calls it Quits
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
OnLive eliminates monthly fees for games-on-demand service
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Inside the cookie monster - trading your online data for profits
The H Security:
Study: Many free iPhone apps pass device ID to the app vendor
Discussion: Digits and MacStories
Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
Android Invasion  —  How a tiny piece of software created …
Discussion: Fortune, IntoMobile and Daring Fireball, Thanks:atul
Ashley Brown / The Windows Blog:
Windows 7 Family Pack Makes a Comeback Today
Discussion: Download Squad, Erictric and BetaNews
Jared Newman / PC World:
Toshiba's Glasses-Free 3D TV: Same Old Problems
Discussion: BBC, TechSpot and msnbc.com
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Qualcomm Wants To Augment Your Reality With An SDK For Android …
Discussion: SlashGear and TechEye
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Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Book listing claims Apple's iLife '11 will be 64-bit, iOS compatible
Discussion: TUAW
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Tim Armstrong Is “Definitely” Interested In AOL-Yahoo - Source
Discussion: NBC Bay Area
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Here's the Real Mark Zuckerberg, Courtesy of “The Simpsons”
Discussion: ArtsBeat
MG Siegler / parislemon:
I, Cringe  —  For the most part, I've really enjoyed reading …
Discussion: Digits