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8:15 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.
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 …
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 …
John Paul Titlow / ReadWriteWeb:
Deep Spotify Integration Brings Free Music to Facebook  —  On-demand music streaming service Spotify will be deeply integrated into Facebook, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek announced at the f8 developer conference today.  —  The new integration will allow Facebook users to stream Spotify tracks directly …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announces integration with Facebook in 44 countries, but NOT the US
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide.net:
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:
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”
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
In First Company-Wide Email, Meg Whitman Says HP Must Focus On Their Mission
Discussion: Business Insider, Thanks:grg
CNNMoney.com:
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 …
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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. … 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 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Share Buttons? Ha. Facebook Just Schooled The Internet. Again.
Discussion: GigaOM
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Media companies revisit their AOL days with Facebook
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
 
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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Vidyo raises $22.5m more, doubles headcount and revenues
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Chris Jones / The Windows Blog:
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Nick Brown / Reuters:
Borders' IP sale to Barnes & Noble on hold
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
DST, Silver Lake and Yunfeng Lead $1.6B Tender Offer Aimed at Alibaba Employees at $32B Valuation
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Zuckerberg Passes Brin & Page On Forbes' Rich List
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Netflix split to set up Amazon streaming merger?
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