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6:40 PM ET, September 22, 2011

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Samuel W. Lessin / Facebook Blog:
Tell Your Story with Timeline  —  Since the beginning of Facebook, your profile has been the place where you tell your story.  People use it to share everything from the small stuff, like their thoughts on an article, to the most important events of their lives, like the photos of their wedding or the birth of their child.
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Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
How To Enable Facebook Timeline Right This Second  —  This morning Facebook announced Timeline, a crazy (and kind of creepy) omnibus look at everything that has ever happened in your Facebook lifespan.  It's like a story book of your life — or at least the online, documented parts.
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Color Recasts Itself as a Facebook Photo and Video App  —  Back in March, a splashy start-up called Color Labs introduced a cellphone app that let people share pictures with friends and strangers nearby.  The service seemed to have everything going for it: an accomplished serial entrepreneur …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Zuckerberg: As Many As 500 Million People Have Been On Facebook In A Single Day  —  At Facebook's F8 conference today, Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the network passed an important milestone last week—500 million people used Facebook in a given day.  —  Facebook has publicly said that it has more than 750 million active users.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announces integration with Facebook in 44 countries, but NOT the US  —  Netflix CEO Reed Hastings today announced that Netflix would be integrating tightly with Facebook much in the way that it is working with music, but that due to laws in the US, it would not be available there yet.
Mike Isaac / Wired.com:
Facebook's Makeover: A New Vision of Sharing  —  Facebook announced a slew of new products at its f8 developer conference in San Francisco on Thursday, aiming to fully integrate users' lives through a series of major media and lifestyle-centric application integrations with its social network.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Yahoo News Teams Up With Facebook To Curate Content From Your Friends
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide.net:
Facebook's Timeline maps powered by Bing Maps
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:   Facebook Gets in the App Discovery Game with “Graph Rank”
HP:
HP Names Meg Whitman President and Chief Executive Officer  —  Ray Lane appointed executive chairman; Léo Apotheker steps down as president, chief executive officer and director  —  HP today announced that its board of directors has appointed Meg Whitman as president and chief executive officer.
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
It's Official: Meg Whitman Named HP CEO; Apotheker Out; Lane Is Exec Chairman  —  Done.  Now what?  —  Meg Whitman, former eBay CEO, is the new CEO and President of Hewlett-Packard.  The move, which AllThingsD previously reported would happen today after the markets closed …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Whitman Talks to ATD About New Job at HP: “This Is an Icon”
CNNMoney.com:
HP's ousted CEO will take home $25 million
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
HP's CEO revolving door will hurt it in the long run
Discussion: Mobilized, Gizmodo and @johnolilly
Steven Levy / Epicenter:
Facebook is Ready for Your New Closeup.  Are You?  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Earlier this year, Daniel Ek, the CEO of the music service Spotify, was in a car with Mark Zuckerberg.  Ek was visiting the Facebook founder in California while the two companies were working together on what eventually …
Discussion: Business Insider
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Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Sorry Facebook, But That Stuff I Share on Your Site is Not the “Story of My Life”
Discussion: GigaOM and ReadWriteWeb
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
ZocDoc CEO, Upon Raising $25 M. from Goldman Sachs: 'We're Not Planning an IPO Soon-We Don't Need To'  —  ZocDoc just announced a surprise extra $25 million on top of the $50 million the startup recently raised from Yuri Milner and DST, and the money came from high places-Goldman Sachs is investing directly in ZocDoc.
Discussion: VentureBeat, AllThingsD and TechCrunch, Thanks:nitashatiku
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Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Goldman Sachs Invests $25 Million in ZocDoc
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Verizon goes to bat for AT&T, defends T-Mobile merger  —  Verizon Communications chief executive Lowell McAdam has gone on record in suggesting that the company's biggest rival, AT&T, should be allowed to complete its proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA.
Jana Winter / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: FBI Arrests Suspected LulzSec and Anonymous Hackers  —  DEVELOPING: The FBI arrested two alleged members of the hacking collectives LulzSec and Anonymous on Thursday morning in San Francisco and Phoenix, FoxNews.com has learned.  —  Search warrants were also being executed in New Jersey …
Discussion: CNET News and Gizmodo
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
New HTC users to get 5GB free Dropbox service  —  Microsoft has Skydrive, Apple has iCloud, and now HTC has Dropbox following a new partnership between the phone maker and popular cloud storage service.  —  HTC has confirmed to Pocket-lint that users of its latest Android handsets …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Spotify Will No Longer Be Invite Only In The US, And Users Get Their First Six Months Of Service Free  —  I'm sitting here at #F8 with Spotify CEO Daniel Ek and he's just told me that Spotify will no longer be invite only in the US, and that the service will have no limitations (essentially be free) …
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Zuckerberg Passes Brin & Page On Forbes' Rich List  —  Scoreboard: Facebook guy - 1, Google guys - 0.  —  Or, more accurately: Facebook guy - $17.5 billion, Google guys - $16.7 billion (each).  —  Those are the estimated net worths of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Google co-founders Sergey Brin …
Discussion: Softpedia News and Neowin.net
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Mozilla proposes not-so-rapid-release Firefox  —  Under the Mozilla proposal, a new Extended Support Release version of Firefox would arrive every 30 weeks.  —  Mozilla, faced with business users' stiff resistance to its new rapid update schedule for Firefox, has proposed a slower-moving version of the browser.
 
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
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Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Hulu has more than 1 million paying subscribers: CEO
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