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10:40 AM ET, September 26, 2011


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Apple Cuts IPad Supply Chain Orders: JPMorgan  —  Apple Inc. is cutting orders to vendors in the supply chain for its iPad tablet computer, a move that may result in slower sales for companies including Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. said in a report.
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Apple reportedly cuts iPad orders by 25% for Q4 - or production shifts to Brazil  —  Apple has reportedly cut its fourth-quarter iPad orders to China-based manufacturing partners by 25%, JP Morgan analysts Mark Moskowitz and Gokul Hariharan wrote in a research note on Sunday.
New York Times:
Netflix Secures Streaming Deal With DreamWorks  —  LOS ANGELES — DreamWorks Animation, the company behind successful movie franchises like “Madagascar” and “Shrek,” said it had completed a deal to pump its films and television specials through Netflix, replacing a less lucrative pact with HBO.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Netflix-DreamWorks deal is more spin than win  —  Is Netflix desperate to generate positive news?  —  DreamWorks Animation is well respected but it ain't no Pixar.  One of DreamWorks's duds at the box office was ‘Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.’  —  Sure seems that way.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Netflix steals Dreamworks from HBO
Discussion: Fortune and GigaOM
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Apple reduces Samsung tablet patent claims  —  Uses ‘eyes wide open’ attack.  —  Apple has reduced the number of patent claims it will pursue against Samsung in Australia to four following negotiations with the rival tablet maker.  —  The amended claim to the Federal Court of Australia came …
Discussion: Bloomberg and @fredwilson
Apple: Samsung wants 2.4% per chip patent in Netherlands  —  Apple reveals Samsung chip demands  —  Samsung is holding Apple “hostage” by asking for 2.4 percent on each 3G chip used in the iPad and iPhone, Apple argued in a court hearing in The Hague over Samsung's new counterclaims.
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:   Verizon takes Samsung's side in spat with Apple
Jun Yang / Bloomberg:
Samsung Says It Can Meet Tablet Sales Target for 2011 Amid Apple Lawsuits
Discussion: Reuters
Mike Elgan / Cult of Mac:
Why Apple Needs a Real Social Network  —  In a single week, Facebook has become not just a competitor to Apple, but the Mother of All Apple Competitors.  —  Facebook this week announced a series of initiatives and partnerships that the New York Times says makes Facebook a “primary entertainment hub.”
Discussion: The Orange View and
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Tumblr Lands $85 Million in Funding  —  Over the past few years, Tumblr, a microblogging service, has steadily built a community of fans and users who like the site's combination of social networking features and simple blogging tools that lets them quickly post photographs, videos, songs, links and bits of text.
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Inside Sean Parker's Totally Deluxe Off-The-Hook Spotify Party  —  Facebook investor Sean Parker stole some of Facebook's thunder last night.  —  While Facebookers and F8 attendees were getting down at the official party, Parker was throwing a much smaller — but way cooler — party a few blocks away.
Discussion: Holler @
Tony Bradley / PC World:
Amazon Kindle Tablet Could Shake Up Tablet Wars: Here's How  —  Amazon's unveiling of a Kindle tablet would shake up the industry and pose one of the biggest threats to the Apple iPad — which is why the technology world has its eyes on the online retailer as it prepares for a media gathering …
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Amazon, Fox Streaming Deal Brings 11k Movies And TV Shows To Prime Instant Video  —  Amazon quietly announced a huge deal with Fox Broadcasting Company over the weekend.  Posting directly on, CEO Jeff Bezos brought the big news to Prime subscribers who will now have unlimited access …
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
What Exactly Am I Doing Here At Uncrunched?  —  William Shatner once asked me what exactly I was doing at TechCrunch, the blog I started in June 2005.  Let's put aside the fact that I was testing out a new service that got celebrity autographs and a video in exchange for cash.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
PayPal Now Processing $315 Million In Payments Per Day  —  Wow.  PayPal released some new public numbers recently that show the payments platform is processing a massive number of payments per day.  PayPal says that it saw $3,650 in Total Payment Volume every second in Q2 2011.
Discussion: FT Tech Hub
Laura June / This is my next:
Facebook's new sharing is anything but ‘frictionless’  —  Just a few days ago, Facebook announced a number of significant changes, most importantly of which is the morphing of personal profiles into “timelines,” where each update, tagging, event, and photo is now a “story” of one's life.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Facebook to offer free ads to small businesses, report says
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Quantance raises $11M to create efficient power supply chips for mobile phones
Discussion: GigaOM
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Howard Mintz / Mercury News:
Federal probe of eBay may turn on its quest for rival's ‘secret sauce.’
Alibaba Plans to Spin Off HiChina Group, List Stock in U.S.
Discussion: Reuters
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Supercomputer Predicts Revolution
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Love or hate Sean Parker, the guy has been at the center of a few storms that have had Katrina …
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