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7:35 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.
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.
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) …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Gizmodo and The Next Web
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 …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announces integration with Facebook in 44 countries, but NOT the US
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Facebook's Timeline maps powered by Bing Maps
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Yahoo News Teams Up With Facebook To Curate Content From Your Friends
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:   Facebook Gets in the App Discovery Game with “Graph Rank”
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.
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”  —  Yesterday — right after she took over the reins at Hewlett-Packard — high-profile Silicon Valley tech exec Meg Whitman and Executive Chairman Ray Lane got on the phone with me to talk about her new gig.
HP's ousted CEO will take home $25 million
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Sorry Facebook, But That Stuff I Share on Your Site is Not the “Story of My Life”  —  [rant]  —  Facebook's announcements today represent nothing short of a major paradigm shift of how it wants its users to interact with its service and each other.  Sure, the new Timeline is pretty to look at …
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 and Reuters
Farhad Manjoo / Slate Magazine:   Facebook's terrible plan to get us to share everything we do on the Web.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Media companies revisit their AOL days with Facebook
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.
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Goldman Sachs Invests $25 Million in ZocDoc
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's iPhone has 89% retention rate, next nearest hardware is HTC at 39%  —  A whopping 89 percent of iPhone owners have indicated they will stick with Apple for their next handset, dwarfing all other hardware makers, according to a new survey.  —  The next nearest competitor to Apple …
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, 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 …
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