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12:30 PM ET, September 23, 2011

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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.
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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 … - Would U.N. Recognition Allow Palestinians To Prosecute Israeli Officials?  - Pan Am: Sumptuous Fluff About American Dominance- How R.E.M. Saved American Music- “Check Out My New Homestead!”
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Share Buttons? Ha. Facebook Just Schooled The Internet. Again.
Tom Anderson / Google+:
Why Facebook's New Vision is Good for Google+  —  I sat back …
Discussion: @joehewitt, Thanks:myspacetom
Om Malik / GigaOM:   Facebook gets a big infrastructure boost for Timeline
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
What f8 Means for Advertisers: The Ability to Target Users Based on Media Consumption
Discussion: paidContent:UK
Samuel W. Lessin / Facebook Blog:
Tell Your Story with Timeline
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
A Business Insider retrospective  —  After reading Ryan McCarthy's post at Reuters about Business Insider, I wanted to run some numbers.  —  After all, they've linked to nearly every significant article I've written for the last few years, often automatically by scraping Techmeme.
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Ryan McCarthy / Felix Salmon:
Business Insider, over-aggregation, and the mad grab for traffic  —  The news that Business Insider raised approximately $7 million should be great news for those who follow the world of web media.  Henry Blodget's got a flat-out growth story on his hands: his staff of 60 now attracts 12 million visitors …
Sean Hollister / This is my next:
Leo Apotheker's last memo to HP employees  —  Leo Apotheker may not be the CEO of Hewlett-Packard anymore — Meg Whitman took his place this morning — but the former chief executive didn't head out the door without sending one last memorandum to his employees.
Discussion: CNET News and CNNMoney.com
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Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
HP Chairman Ray Lane: A profile in courage  —  HP board chairman Ray Lane is lashing out at critics who are pinning the blame for HP's mess on the board of directors, who are described in this New York Times article as the “worst board in the history of business.”
Xu Wang / Bloomberg:   Leo Apotheker's 11 Months as CEO of Hewlett-Packard: Timeline
Michael J. de la Merced / DealBook:
In Whitman, H.P. Gains a Prolific Deal Maker
Discussion: Business Wire and Hillicon Valley
Daniel Rubino / WPCentral.com:
AT&T begins Mango update program September 27th.  Full details.  —  For all of you on AT&T and awaiting Mango, we have some big news for you, so grab yourself a seat, because you're hearing it here first.  Looks like that earlier info about “being on time” was accurate.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here Comes the Next Bump for Netflix: A Blockbuster/Dish Streaming Service  —  It's been a bad few months for Netflix.  Today might be another lousy day: Dish Network is holding a press conference at 1 pm ET, and the odds are very, very, very good the satellite TV company will use it to introduce …
Discussion: BGR, Gizmodo, TechCrunch and CNET News
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CNNMoney.com:
Blockbuster's Netflix rival will make streaming market even more confusing
Discussion: Business Insider and VentureBeat
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
uTorrent Adds Android, iOS, PS3 and Xbox Integration  —  With more than 100 million active users a month and a market share of nearly 50 percent, uTorrent is without doubt the most-used BitTorrent client.  —  Despite the success story that it is, the uTorrent development team hasn't been sitting still in recent years.
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Motorola Edison (Atrix 2) for AT&T preview  —  Motorola has been rumored lately to be working on an AT&T smartphone codenamed “Edison” that would likely replace the Atrix 4G in the lineup, and as luck would have it, we had an opportunity to play with one today.
DigiTimes:
Defect in Wintek-made touch panels may influence initial iPhone 5 shipments  —  A defect has presented in some iPhone 5 touch panels produced by Wintek which may affect the ability to meet initial shipment targets for the launch which is expected in October, according to iPhone supply chain makers.
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
FT Web-based app more popular than app sold in Apple store  —  (Reuters) - More than 700,000 people use the Financial Times' Web-based mobile application to access news and other content, making it more popular than the version sold in Apple's App Store.  —  The business newspaper …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Oracle seeks $1.16 billion from Google in Android case  —  (Reuters) - Oracle Corp on Thursday estimated it suffered roughly $1.16 billion of damages from Google Inc's alleged copyright and patent infringement of Java technology used in the Android operating system.
Roger Cheng / CNET News:
Cellphone service comes to some NYC subway stations  —  New Yorkers will finally be able to use their cellphones in subway stations—as long as their commute takes them through one neighborhood in Manhattan.  —  The 6 line in New York, one of the train lines that still won't get cellular service.
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft clears up Linux confusion over Windows 8 Secure Boot feature  —  Microsoft chose to directly respond to confusion surrounding its Windows 8 Secure Boot feature on Thursday.  —  Microsoft's Windows chief, Steven Sinofsky, admitted there had been some comments recently that …
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.
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Overhauls Product Search, Plans To Close Boutiques.com  —  Google's new Product Search home page is very un-Googley.  Dare I say that it actually looks ... stylish?  —  It's dominated by an oversized image area that changes through a series of five different products.
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 …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple and Dropbox partner with the EFF to fight for user privacy in Congress  —  Apple and Dropbox have become two of the first technology companies named in a call-to-action by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to agree to stand up against the U.S Government's demands for user's data …
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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Jasmin Melvin / Reuters:
Text, video messaging eyed for emergency calls
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Ari Levy / Business Week:
A Campus Champion for Women in Computer Science
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Goldman Sachs bullish on Apple, raises iPad, Mac, iPhone estimates
Discussion: Edible Apple
Ashlee Vance / Business Week:
The Inscrutable Mad Men of Silicon Valley
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
What should Apple do with the iPod?  —  Apple's iPod turns 10 years old next month.
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
EA CEO Riccitiello: We're Taking Dead Aim At Zynga
Lizette Chapman / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Ron Conway In A New York State Of Mind
Discussion: Gizmodo
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
How Big Was Arrington's Stake In TechCrunch When He Sold It To AOL?
Discussion: John Furrier
Fred / A VC:
After The Hype  —  Loic Le Meur has a great post up where he talks …
Discussion: Betabeat and Conversation Agent