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11:10 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.
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 …
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
In First Company-Wide Email, Meg Whitman Says HP Must Focus On Their Mission  —  Meg Whitman just took over as HP's CEO and President hours ago and she, along with the new executive chairman of the board, Ray Lane, didn't waste anytime reaching out to their more than 300,000 employees.
Discussion: CNET News and Business Insider, Thanks:grg
CNNMoney.com:
HP's ousted CEO will take home $25 million
Discussion: John Furrier and This is my next
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Share Buttons?  Ha.  Facebook Just Schooled The Internet.  Again.  —  After last year's f8 keynote, my initial thought was pretty straightforward: I Think Facebook Just Seized Control Of The Internet.  Between the Like Button, the Open Graph, and the Open Graph API, I felt like we were shifting …
Discussion: CNET News and GigaOM
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Farhad Manjoo / Slate Magazine:
Facebook's terrible plan to get us to share everything we do on the Web. … Like This Story … - Sorry, Republicans, but the Law Says the Federal Reserve Can Do Whatever It Wants- How the Moneyball Movie Perpetuates the Myth That Oakland Reinvented Itself With Stats Alone- The Billion Bunny March …
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 …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Media companies revisit their AOL days with Facebook
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 Facebook's F8 conference 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 …
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Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
How Big Was Arrington's Stake In TechCrunch When He Sold It To AOL?  —  About 85%.  —  That's according to super angel Ron Conway, who is tight with Mike Arrington.  —  He was giving advice to a bunch of entrepreneurs and developers at small companies at the Twilio Conference in San Francisco …
Discussion: John Furrier
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 …
Michael Drobac / The Official Netflix Blog:
Help us Bring Facebook Sharing to Netflix USA  —  I'm Michael Drobac, director of Government Relations at Netflix.  My colleague Tom Willerer shared with you our announcement from today's Facebook f8 event in San Francisco, CA that Netflix members in Canada and Latin America will be able to connect their accounts to Facebook.
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Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announces integration with Facebook in 44 countries, but NOT the US
Tom Anderson / Google+:
Why Facebook's New Vision is Good for Google+  —  I sat back in awe watching Zuckerberg at F8 today.  Facebook has done it again — they are always reinventing themselves, always pushing toward the future.  They're so good at incorporating other ideas at the right time (http://on.mash.to/rkpYna) …
Thanks:myspacetom
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 …
Greg Lamm / TechFlash:
20,000 Microsofties flocking to Safeco Field Friday  —  The city of Seattle is warning of congestion in downtown Seattle Friday, when as many as 20,000 Microsoft employees pour into Safeco Field for the Redmond software giant's annual staff meeting.  —  The event is from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. …
Fred / A VC:
After The Hype  —  Loic Le Meur has a great post up where he talks about what happens after the initial wave of hype wears off.  He wrote it in response to some negative posts about G+ but the situation Loic describes is something we see in almost all of our portfolio companies.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
US net neutrality rules finalized, in effect November 20  —  Get ready, America—net neutrality finally comes to the Internet on November 20, 2011.  —  That's the plan, at least.  The FCC has just filed its final “open Internet” rules (PDF) with the Federal Register, which will publish them tomorrow and make them official.
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Google:
Google becomes a Mobile Virtual Network Operator in Spain, rest of Europe coming soon?  —  . .  —  What you see above is every telecom exec's nightmare.  Google is stepping up the mobile phone value chain once again and making its own SIMs.  But it isn't as drastic as it may seem.
Discussion: App Advice, Thanks:llsethj
 
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