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6:10 AM ET, September 22, 2011

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Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple board member Al Gore, speaking at conference, ‘confirms’ new iPhones in October - that's PLURAL  —  Former Vice President and Apple board member Al Gore has confirmed that new iPhones will be released in October.  He specifically stated that 'the new iPhones would be out next month …
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Fall Event  —  Mark Sigal asks a good question …
Discussion: parislemon
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Employee Reveals Killer Facebook Music Feature In Deleted Tweet  —  Facebook Music is launching tomorrow.  This, everyone knows.  But not everyone knows exactly how it will work, since Facebook been tweaking things right up until launch.  But tonight one Facebook employee accidentally revealed …
Bloomberg:
HP's Board Is Said to Weigh Ousting Apotheker After Less Than Year as CEO  —  Hewlett-Packard Co.'s board plans to meet to consider whether to oust Leo Apotheker as chief executive officer after less than 11 months on the job, two people familiar with the matter said.
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James B. Stewart / New York Times:
Voting to Hire a Chief Without Meeting Him  —  The mystery isn't why Hewlett-Packard is likely to part ways with its chief executive, Léo Apotheker, after just a year in the job.  It's why he was hired in the first place.  —  The answer, say many involved in the process, lies squarely with the troubled Hewlett board.
Discussion: @johnolilly, @jeff, @eghosao and @abrams
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman Being Considered for HP CEO Job to Replace Apotheker  —  Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman is being considered by Hewlett-Packard directors as a possible candidate for CEO, in a move that would replace its current leader Léo Apotheker, according to several sources close to the situation.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
HAH!  Guess How Much Money Soon-To-Be-Canned HP CEO Apotheker Will Get For His Lousy Year Of Work  —  HP CEO Leo Apotheker hasn't done a very good job since he was promoted to the top slot last year.  —  You can tell because the board is debating whether or not to fire him in public.
Discussion: Pulse2
Tony Romm / Politico:
At Google antitrust hearing, Senate questions neutrality  —  A critical hearing Wednesday on Google's business practices saw lawmakers praising the company's growth but expressing concern that its dominance in search and expansion into other areas might harm smaller competitors.
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Congress doesn't get Google, and it doesn't get Congress
Discussion: CNET News, BGR, Screenwerk and PC Magazine
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
How Quickly We Forget: Google's Competitors Falsely Claim Google Dominates Because It Was ‘First’
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Is Google A Monopoly? “We're In That Area,” Admits Schmidt
Discussion: SlashGear and TG Daily
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Google's Schmidt, Senators bicker over whether links were ‘cooked’
Eric Hautala / The Windows Blog:
Where's Mango?  An update on timing  —  Hi everybody.  Given all the recent speculation around the timing of our Mango update, I wanted to bring you up to speed on what to expect next.  —  For months, we and dozens of our partner companies have been laying the groundwork for the Windows Phone 7.5 update—and making solid progress.
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Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft confirms Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” will roll-out in next two weeks
Discussion: WMPoweruser and SlashGear, Thanks:rahadyan
Dominic Leung / Gmail Blog:
Introducing multiple sign-in and preferences on Gmail for mobile  —  Posted by Posted by Dominic Leung, Mobile Software Engineer  —  The Gmail for mobile team works hard to bring you features that make you more productive on the go.  Today, we will highlight some new features for Gmail in your mobile browser.
Steven Bertoni / Forbes:
Sean Parker: Agent Of Disruption  —  Pointed toward his 18-acre compound in Marin County, Sean Parker rips through the night fog on the Golden Gate Bridge in a stealthy Audi S6 that masks a Lamborghini engine, one pale hand on the wheel, the other toggling through thousands of songs uploaded on the car's sound system.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog
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Sherilynn Macale / The Next Web:   Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning are building a new live video startup called Airtime
Jennifer Valentino-Devries / Wall Street Journal:
‘Stingray’ Phone Tracker Fuels Constitutional Clash  —  For more than a year, federal authorities pursued a man they called simply “the Hacker.”  Only after using a little known cellphone-tracking device—a stingray—were they able to zero in on a California home and make the arrest.
Discussion: textually.org and Digits
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Facebook users protest changes to News Feed, new ‘ticker’  —  Maybe it's time for Facebook to finally roll out that “dislike” button.  —  Facebook is getting an earful about changes it made to the News Feed right before its annual developers conference Thursday.
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Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
A Galaxy S Sequel With Big-Screen Ambitions  —  In the crowded and sometimes confusing market for smartphones based on Google's Android operating system, Samsung's Galaxy models have been among the best and most popular.  Launched last year on multiple carriers, the Galaxy S models …
Discussion: IntoMobile and eWeek
Twitter Blog:
Share a photo via text message  —  Sending a text message (or SMS message) has always been one of the easiest ways to share information and keep up with your favorite accounts on Twitter.  SMS is currently available in about 80 countries and nine languages and usage continues to grow.
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
YouTube Integrates Magisto's “Magical Video Editing” Tool  —  Yeesh — talk about a grand debut.  After just going into public beta and announcing a $5.5 million Series B yesterday, cloud-based video editing service Magisto will later today announce a rather huge new partner: Youtube.
Discussion: CNET News, Gizmodo and Electronista
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
WordPress.com aims to drive pageviews, adds a follow button to all hosted blogs  —  Users of the free ‘hosted’ WordPress.com service may have noticed some changes to their website today.  —  The blogging service has added a small button to the bottom of each blog which is designed to help increase page views.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Color Targets New Facebook-Powered App Exclusively To Harvard Students  —  With Sequoia's Doug Leone talking up Color Labs' next pivot at TechCrunch Disrupt, and in-the-wild signs of a Color Labs Facebook app called Blue already beginning to appear, it seems like many are rapt in anticipation …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
What Are You Doing With Your iPad?  Playing Around, Buying Apps, Watching Netflix.  —  So, yes.  You could, theoretically, use your iPad to replace the PC you used to use for work.  But you're probably not: You're probably using it as a recreational device, to surf the Web and entertain yourself.
Discussion: Electronista
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
TV Everywhere is coming to Google TV  —  Get ready to look up your cable subscription credentials when Google TV launches a new version later this year: Turner will be launching new apps for TBS and TNT that will offer access to full-length episodes of TBS and TNT shows …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch Europe:
Nokia appoints research chief as new CTO - he'll be based in Silicon Valley  —  Nokia this morning announced that it has appointed Henry Tirri, formerly Head of Nokia Research Centre, as its new chief technology officer and executive vice president.  —  He's replacing former CTO Richard Green …
Discussion: mocoNews, The Next Web, Engadget and Nokia
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
YouTube Now Converting 2D Videos To 3D, Removes 15 Minute Limit For Verified Users  —  I hate 3D videos.  Chances are, you hate 3D videos too.  And yet, the electronics makers of the world insist on shoving 3D display technology into everything from TVs to smartphones …
Discussion: YouTube Blog
 
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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Leap Wireless Taking Cricket Nationwide with Best Buy, Other Retailers
Discussion: CNET News and PR Newswire
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
AOL Patch Ad Sales Leaders Are Suddenly Gone
Discussion: paidContent
Bloomberg:
LivingSocial Weighs $6B Funding Instead of IPO
Discussion: CNET News and DealBook
Zennie Abraham / SF Gate:
Cisco's New Branding To Rollout 4th Quarter Of 2011
Discussion: City Brights, Thanks:zennie62
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal:
Zynga's Revenue Growth Rate Is Slowing
Discussion: Reuters
 Earlier Items: 
Paul Roberts / threatpost:
Massachusetts Attorney General, Victim of an iTunes Scam, Says She'll Demand Answers
Discussion: MacNN, BGR and 9to5Mac
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Windows 8, Amazon tablets will hurt Android more than iPad
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Stealthy Startup Dashlane Raises $5 Million In Series A
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Google evangelist warns Facebook could be the next AOL or IBM
Discussion: New Media Age
 

 
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