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10:55 PM ET, September 21, 2011

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple's Next Event to Be Held on October 4, Starring Its New CEO  —  That's the day Apple is currently expected to hold its next big media event, according to sources close to the situation, where the tech giant will unveil the next iteration of its popular iPhone.
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Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple board member Al Gore, speaking at conference, ‘confirms’ new iPhones in October - that's PLURAL  —  Former Vice President and Apple board member Al Gore has confirmed that new iPhones will be released in October.  He specifically stated that 'the new iPhones would be out next month …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:   The Fall Event  —  Mark Sigal asks a good question …
Bloomberg:
HP's Board Is Said to Weigh Ousting Apotheker After Less Than Year as CEO  —  Hewlett-Packard Co.'s board plans to meet to consider whether to oust Leo Apotheker as chief executive officer after less than 11 months on the job, two people familiar with the matter said.
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman Being Considered for HP CEO Job to Replace Apotheker  —  Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman is being considered by Hewlett-Packard directors as a possible candidate for CEO, in a move that would replace its current leader Léo Apotheker, according to several sources close to the situation.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
HAH!  Guess How Much Money Soon-To-Be-Canned HP CEO Apotheker Will Get For His Lousy Year Of Work  —  HP CEO Leo Apotheker hasn't done a very good job since he was promoted to the top slot last year.  —  You can tell because the board is debating whether or not to fire him in public.
Discussion: Pulse2
Tony Romm / Politico:
At Google antitrust hearing, Senate questions neutrality  —  A critical hearing Wednesday on Google's business practices saw lawmakers praising the company's growth but expressing concern that its dominance in search and expansion into other areas might harm smaller competitors.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Google's Schmidt, Senators bicker over whether links were ‘cooked’
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
How Quickly We Forget: Google's Competitors Falsely Claim Google Dominates Because It Was ‘First’
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:   Is Google A Monopoly? “We're In That Area,” Admits Schmidt
Eric Hautala / The Windows Blog:
Where's Mango?  An update on timing  —  Hi everybody.  Given all the recent speculation around the timing of our Mango update, I wanted to bring you up to speed on what to expect next.  —  For months, we and dozens of our partner companies have been laying the groundwork for the Windows Phone 7.5 update—and making solid progress.
Dominic Leung / Gmail Blog:
Introducing multiple sign-in and preferences on Gmail for mobile  —  Posted by Posted by Dominic Leung, Mobile Software Engineer  —  The Gmail for mobile team works hard to bring you features that make you more productive on the go.  Today, we will highlight some new features for Gmail in your mobile browser.
Steven Bertoni / Forbes:
Sean Parker: Agent Of Disruption  —  Pointed toward his 18-acre compound in Marin County, Sean Parker rips through the night fog on the Golden Gate Bridge in a stealthy Audi S6 that masks a Lamborghini engine, one pale hand on the wheel, the other toggling through thousands of songs uploaded on the car's sound system.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog
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Sherilynn Macale / The Next Web:   Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning are building a new live video startup called Airtime
Tom Conrad / Pandora:
New Pandora for All  —  Today is a big day for Pandora: after more than a year of planning, design, engineering, and beta testing we're launching an entirely new Pandora website.  —  In late 2010 we started with a clean sheet of paper, challenging ourselves to create a new internet radio experience …
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Brian Heater / Engadget:   Pandora rolls out HTML5 redesign to everyone, drops 40 hour listening cap
Twitter Blog:
Share a photo via text message  —  Sending a text message (or SMS message) has always been one of the easiest ways to share information and keep up with your favorite accounts on Twitter.  SMS is currently available in about 80 countries and nine languages and usage continues to grow.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Employee Reveals Killer Facebook Music Feature In Deleted Tweet  —  Facebook Music is launching tomorrow.  This, everyone knows.  But not everyone knows exactly how it will work, since Facebook been tweaking things right up until launch.  But tonight one Facebook employee accidentally revealed …
Mark Hearn / Sprintfeed:
Sprint Capping Phone as a Modem to 5GB Starting October 2nd  —  And the cutbacks continue!  We've seen ETFs increase, Sprint Premier go away, upgrade fees raised, what next?  We can now add Phone as a Modem to the list.  Our beloved Super Spies have been bringing the pain lately and today is no exception!
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Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
YouTube Integrates Magisto's “Magical Video Editing” Tool  —  Yeesh — talk about a grand debut.  After just going into public beta and announcing a $5.5 million Series B yesterday, cloud-based video editing service Magisto will later today announce a rather huge new partner: Youtube.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Acquires Julpan, The Startup By The Guy Who Helped Perfect Google Search  —  In 2006, Google acquired the exclusive rights to a search algorithm called Orion.  They outbid Yahoo and Microsoft on the deal, which was the PhD work of a 26-year-old University of New South Wales student named Ori Allon.
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Increases Character Limit on Posts to 5000, Rolls Out Floating Navigation Bar and More Amid Unrest  —  Users part of the initial roll out of the news feed redesign announced yesterday are also receiving several other unannounced changes to Facebook's interface.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Buys Customer Service SaaS Assistly For $50M To Reach Small Businesses  —  Salesforce has just bought social customer service SaaS startup Assistly.  The purchase price is $50 million, and the deal is all-cash.  —  Assistly helps companies collect and organize …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
TV Everywhere is coming to Google TV  —  Get ready to look up your cable subscription credentials when Google TV launches a new version later this year: Turner will be launching new apps for TBS and TNT that will offer access to full-length episodes of TBS and TNT shows …
Paul Roberts / threatpost:
Massachusetts Attorney General, Victim of an iTunes Scam, Says She'll Demand Answers  —  Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said on Tuesday that her office would be inquiring into long-standing complaints about fraudulent purchases that leverage Apple's popular online music store.
Discussion: 9to5Mac, BGR and MacNN
Bloomberg:
LivingSocial Weighs $6B Funding Instead of IPO  —  LivingSocial may raise more than $200 million in funding that would give it a valuation of as much as $6 billion, rather than proceeding with plans for an initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Discussion: DealBook
Scott Sunde / Seattle's Big Blog:
Bill Gates is the richest again  —  Being a millionaire ain't what it used to be.  —  Forbes says Bill Gates is the richest American and that seven people from Washington made its richest list.  All are billionaires.  —  Richest Washingtonians  —  In fact, even the anchors on the list of 400 were worth at least a cool $1 billion.
Joshua Reich / BankSimple Blog:
A First Look at BankSimple  —  We've been very cautious on our blog and website about talking about what we've been building.  Instead, we've focused on our vision.  Today that is changing: Below is a first public sneak peek of BankSimple.  We think it's far more powerful to show than tell.
 
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Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
A Galaxy S Sequel With Big-Screen Ambitions
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
What Are You Doing With Your iPad? Playing Around, Buying Apps, Watching Netflix.
Discussion: Electronista
Zennie Abraham / SF Gate:
Cisco's New Branding To Rollout 4th Quarter Of 2011
Discussion: City Brights, Thanks:zennie62
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal:
Zynga's Revenue Growth Rate Is Slowing
Discussion: Reuters
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Windows 8, Amazon tablets will hurt Android more than iPad
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Stealthy Startup Dashlane Raises $5 Million In Series A
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Shasta Ventures Closes New $265 Million III Fund
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
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Lisa Fleisher / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Funds Go to Teachers
Reuters:
U.S. judge sets February 13 for AT&T antitrust trial
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
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