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12:25 PM 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.
Discussion: AppleInsider
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
James Hutchinson /
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 …
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Verizon takes Samsung's side in spat with Apple
Discussion: ZDNet and FierceWireless
Jun Yang / Bloomberg:
Samsung Says It Can Meet Tablet Sales Target for 2011 Amid Apple Lawsuits
Discussion: Reuters
Apple purported working on curved-glass iOS devices for 2012  —  Apple may opt for curved touchscreens in 1h 2012  —  An industry rumor on Monday claimed that Apple was developing mobile devices with curved glass.  The company has supposedly given part suppliers help by buying glass polishing hardware, Digitimes said.
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 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 …
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
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
The new iPhone...  It's time to show our cards.  —  If you crack open the casing of the new iPhone, you will find significant upgrades from the iPhone 4.  The new iPhone features Apple's dual-core A5 processor like the iPad 2 for even faster performance, better gaming , and drastically improved graphics.
Seamless, Fresh Out of Corporate Fetters, Buys MenuPages for $15 M. as GrubHub Comes Nipping  —  New York City-based online food ordering service Seamless, born SeamlessWeb during the dotcom boom in 1999, has purchased Menupages from New York magazine publisher New York Media for $15 million …
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Facebook to offer free ads to small businesses, report says  —  Advertising has long been the lifeblood of Facebook, and now, the company is hoping small businesses will also find use for its ad platform, a new report claims.  —  Facebook is looking to partner with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce …
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 …
Suzanne Choney /
Internet, not TV or newspapers, a top source of local info: report  —  The Internet ranks as a “top source of information for most” local matters of interest — from housing to jobs, a new report finds.  —  “The rise of search engines and specialty websites for different topics like weather …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AdMob Founder Omar Hamoui Invests In Paid Task Mobile App Gigwalk  —  AdMob founder Omar Hamoui has made an investment in Gigwalk, a mobile app that allows users to get assigned basic “gigs” or jobs from companies via their location.  The startup has raised a total of $1.7 million from Hamoui …
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Evri Comes To iPad With New Topic-Based News Reader  —  Realtime semantic startup Evri is debuting its brand-new iPad application today, where it joins the crowded “iPad news magazine” space filled with the likes of Flipboard, The Daily, Zite, Pulse, NewsMix, AOL Editions, News360 and others.
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
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The Facebook Chart That Freaks Google Out
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
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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Samsung announces 10 million Galaxy SII devices sold into the channel
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Love or hate Sean Parker, the guy has been at the center of a few storms that have had Katrina …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
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Facebook's new sharing is anything but ‘frictionless’
Discussion: TechCrunch
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