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1:55 PM ET, September 23, 2011

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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 …
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Dear Tumblr And Instapaper Genius Marco Arment: We're Sorry You're Not A Fan  —  We've read your criticism of our site, and we'd like to respond.  —  You don't like our headlines, our slideshows, our sharing buttons, and a bunch of other things.  That's fine, we don't mind that our taste isn't your taste.
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
After Big Funding, The Knives Comes Out for Business Insider
Discussion: Business Insider and Pulse2
Farhad Manjoo / Slate Magazine:
Facebook's terrible plan to get us to share everything we do on the Web.  —  Mark Zuckerberg wants you to share.  He doesn't much care if you want to share.  Sharing, in Zuckerberg's view, has morphed from an affirmative act—that video was hilarious, I think I'll Like it!—to something more like an unconscious state of being.
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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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Share Buttons? Ha. Facebook Just Schooled The Internet. Again.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:   Analysis: Facebook Applies the Dimension of Time to the Social Web
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Facebook gets a big infrastructure boost for Timeline
Discussion: Digits
Tom Anderson / Google+:
Why Facebook's New Vision is Good for Google+  —  I sat back …
Discussion: @joehewitt, Thanks:myspacetom
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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Xu Wang / Bloomberg:   Leo Apotheker's 11 Months as CEO of Hewlett-Packard: Timeline
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 …
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CNNMoney.com:
Blockbuster's Netflix rival will make streaming market even more confusing
Discussion: Business Insider and VentureBeat
Joanna Stern / This is my next:
Amazon holding press conference on September 28th, tablet coming?  —  Well, would you look at what just hit our inbox!  Yep, Amazon's holding a press conference on Wednesday, September 28th right here in NYC.  Of course, the invite is as bare bones as they come, but all signs point …
Maaike Noordhuis / Bloomberg:
Samsung Files Suits Against Apple in Netherlands, Court Says  —  Samsung Electronics Co. filed four lawsuits against Apple Inc. (AAPL) in the Netherlands and the first hearing in the cases is scheduled for Sept. 26, according to The Hague court.  —  “There will be hearings on four different suits …
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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.
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.
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.
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 …
Greg Lamm / TechFlash:
Amazon.com spends $2.4M on A/C at sweltering warehouses  —  Amazon.com says that it spent $2.4 million “urgently installing” industrial air conditioning units in four warehouses, including Amazon's Breinigsville, Penn., facility that has been at the center of worker complaints and a PR challenge for the e-commerce giant.
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.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
PayPal To Announce Something Big With Facebook In Two Weeks  —  At 500 Startups' Smash Summit in New York today, Robert Scoble revealed that PayPal is launching something big with Facebook in two weeks, and that it would be a more expansive partnership than the existing PayPal-Facebook integrations.
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.
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day Blog:
Researchers find Mac OS X malware posing as PDF file  —  Summary: The malware installs a backdoor that contacts a remote server for instructions and can be used to steal files or capture a screenshot of the infected computer system.  —  Researchers at F-Secure have discovered …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Bing Makes Bid To Become Top Deals Destination  —  When Bing launched deals several months ago its partner was deal aggregator The Dealmap, which was subsequently acquired by Google.  That forced Microsoft to turn elsewhere for deals and today, as a result, we're seeing the launch …
 
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Jasmin Melvin / Reuters:
Text, video messaging eyed for emergency calls
Discussion: VoIP Watch
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
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
How Big Was Arrington's Stake In TechCrunch When He Sold It To AOL?
Discussion: John Furrier
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Spotify Will No Longer Be Invite Only In The US, And Users Get Their First Six Months Of Service Free
Jana Winter / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: FBI Arrests Suspected LulzSec and Anonymous Hackers
 

 
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