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12:30 PM ET, October 15, 2010

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Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google's Income Rises 32%, Topping Forecast  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google has spent the last few months arguing to anyone who will listen that its new advertising businesses — including ads with images and video and on cellphones — will fuel its next phase of growth.
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Sorry, But Google's Still A One-Trick Pony …
Discussion: ExchangeWire.com and Electronista
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Schmidt On Social: “We Want People To Be More Logged Into Google.”
Google Investor Relations:
Google Announces Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
John Sculley On Steve Jobs, The Full Interview Transcript  —  Here's a full transcript of the interview with John Sculley on the subject of Steve Jobs.  —  It's long but worth reading because there are some awesome insights into how Jobs does things.  —  UPDATE: Here's an audio version …
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
White iPhone spotted in New York, owner explains why you haven't got one yet  —  So there we were, in a lift at a press event in New York City, when we spotted a white iPhone 4 strutting its stuff in the hands of a mystery man.  —  A bit of covert photography later, that would make even the …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
NYT Replaces Editors' Choice iPad App With Full Version—Free For Now  —  You expected more from The New York Times on the iPad?  You're getting it—and eventually, you'll have to pay to get all of it.  The NYTCo (NYSE: NYT) flagship is updating its Editors' Choice iPad app with an expanded version …
David Winograd / TUAW:
The iBookstore six months after launch: One big failure  —  It's been over six months since the release of the iPad on April 3rd, and the simultaneous launch of iBooks and the iBookstore, which promised to give Amazon's Kindle and Kindle Store a run for its money.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and TeleRead
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Angry Birds set to flutter onto Android phones  —  Angry Birds broke all of the records on the Apple App Store in the past 10 months, selling more than 7 million copies.  Soon, it will be available on phones running Google Android software.  —  Rovio, the Helsinki-based developer of Angry Birds …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Exclusive: High-Profile Hires for Palm-Nokia's Ari Jaaksi and Samsung's Victoria Coleman  —  Earlier this month, Ari Jaaksi resigned as head of Nokia's MeeGo division, citing “personal reasons” as the cause for his departure.  —  Turns out “personal reasons” was actually a euphemism for “I'm joining Palm.”
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Why Microsoft?  Ballmer's reply to underwhelmed college student  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer drew a large crowd of students at the University of Washington computer science department today, giving a broad overview of the company and the direction of the tech industry.
Discussion: The Register
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Why The Verizon iPad Is A Very Good Sign For The Verizon iPhone — And The Future  —  This morning, Apple issued a press release where the first word in the title was one many of us have been waiting years for: Verizon.  No, they didn't announce a version of the iPhone for Verizon's network.
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Guardian:
WikiLeaks says funding has been blocked after government blacklisting  —  Founder Julian Assange hits out at decision by Moneybookers, which collects the whistleblowing website's donations  —  The whistleblowing group WikiLeaks claims that it has had its funding blocked and that it is the victim …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Bobby Caina Calvan / Sacramento Bee:
Talk about going viral: Touch-screen devices can harbor flu germs  —  A squeeze, a flick, a touch - but keep those grimy, germ-infested hands off that iPhone.  Who knows where those fingers have been?  —  Personal touch-screen devices - iPads, BlackBerrys and Droids - are now seemingly everywhere …
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Found by Ray Ozzie: Microsoft Windows 1.0 press kit  —  Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's chief software architect, is blogging again.  And for his first post he uploaded a gem: the press materials for Microsoft's launch of Windows 1.0.  —  Here's an excerpt from a news release by The Waggener Group …
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Rollover image on your website?  That will be $80,000 (please)  —  “Dear website owner, congratulations on your excellent site, which includes features covered by our registered patent, #5,251,294.  As the description indicates, many of the components on your pages, particularly your menus …
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Netflix on PS3 gets 1080p, adds 5.1 surround, loses the disc  —  Microsoft thought it was being all fancy with its dashboard update that brought search to Netflix, but Sony has just announced its own competing update to Netflix streaming.  Starting October 18, you'll be able to access Netflix …
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
AMD holding off on tablets, admits iPad cannibalizing notebooks  —  AMD Chief Executive Dirk Meyer weighed in on the iPad's impact on sales of netbooks and notebooks, surmising that Apple's tablet has cannibalized both.  Meanwhile, the company is waiting for the market to develop …
Christy Pettey / Gartner:
Gartner Says Worldwide Media Tablet Sales on Pace to Reach 19.5 Million Units in 2010  —  Media Tablet Sales to Grow 181 Percent in 2011  —  Driven by sales of the iPad, worldwide media tablet sales to end users are forecast to reach 19.5 million units in 2010, according to Gartner …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Facebook Listens To Users, Brings Back “Clear Chat History”  —  One somewhat overlooked side effect of last week's Facebook Groups launch was the inexplicable disappearance of the “Clear Chat History” button from Facebook Chat, which is currently undergoing some hardcore product changes due to the Groups introduction.
Discussion: msnbc.com
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Is the Valley Falling out of Love with Options?  —  When I talk to entrepreneurs in other countries— whether they are other Western countries like France or England or developing countries like Brazil and India—the biggest reason they say they envy Silicon Valley is a culturally subtle one.
Eduardo Saverin / CNBC Guest Blog:
Facebook Co-Founder Speaks Publicly: What I Learned From Watching “The Social Network”  —  Imagine sitting in a movie theater, and when the lights dim and credits roll, you see your life unfold on the screen.  —  I recently had this opportunity as I watched, with amazement and humility …
John R. Quain / New York Times:
Cars Born to Run With Smartphone Apps  —  MOST auto dealers will tell you that more buyers ask about how to connect an iPhone to a car or about the latest collision avoidance systems than they do about how quickly a car goes from zero to 60.  So automakers are pumping up the technology.
Chris Dannen / Fast Company:
Puck Yeah: Clearwire's 4G Hotspot Can Replace Broadband [Review]  —  Clearwire's ugly little pucker proves itself to be a marvelous addition to a road warrior's weaponry.  —  This is the Rover Puck 4G mobile hotspot from Clearwire.  If you're wondering, a 4G connection is indeed on par with an average broadband connection.
Discussion: I4U News
Bloomberg:
TPG Said to Be in Talks to Buy Seagate for $7.5 Billion With KKR  —  TPG Capital and KKR & Co. are in talks to acquire Seagate Technology Plc, a deal that would mark the disk-drive maker's second leveraged buyout in a decade, according to people with direct knowledge of the discussions.
 
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
AT&T to sell iPads direct to the enterprise
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Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
National Schools Film Week sports seriously NSFW domain
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Greg Sterling / Internet2Go:
Pew: 85% of US Adults Have Mobile Phones, One in Ten (High Earners) Own Tablets
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FCC fixes CableCard rules; CableCard market likely to stay broken
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Google sees a browser in every TV
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Why Skeptics of Kleiner Perkins are Eating Crow (or Will Be Soon)
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William McQuillen / Bloomberg:
Dell's Settlement of SEC Accounting-Fraud Claims Approved by U.S. Judge
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