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John Jersin / Google Analytics Blog:
What's happening on your site right now?  —  The web is getting faster, and not just the speed of the pages, but also the speed of change.  Before, it was fine to build a website and modify it only when new products were launched.  All of us avid Analytics users know that's just not good enough.
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Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Apotheker's Exit Is Cheaper Than Expected for HP (But Still Pricey, Considering)  —  Léo Apotheker is gone from Hewlett-Packard, but he left so suddenly that the board of directors didn't have time to finalize his severance package.  That is until today.
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Shira Ovide / Deal Journal:
Meg Whitman Will Work for $1 a Year … New Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman has agreed to take a base salary of $1 a year, according to a regulatory filing Thursday, as she tries to patch up the struggling computer giant.  —  Meanwhile, H-P said it agreed to pay ousted CEO Leo Apotheker $7.2 million …
Discussion: Neowin.net
Brian Winter / Reuters:
Brazil's $12 billion iPad deal is in trouble: sources  —  (Reuters) - A much-hyped $12 billion plan for Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn to produce iPads in Brazil is “in doubt” due to stagnant negotiations over tax breaks and Brazil's own deep structural problems such as a lack of skilled labor, government sources tell Reuters.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iPhone 4S / 5 appears in Apple's inventory system, iPod touch may see price drops  —  Yesterday we reported that tweaked iPhone 4 models and white iPod touch models have appeared in Apple's internal inventory systems ahead of the October 4th Apple event.  Today, though, comes the big news …
Michael Arrington / UNCRUNCHED:
AOL + TechCrunch One Year Anniversary: A Look Back And A Look Forward  —  “So we begin another journey.  I fully intend to stay with AOL for a very, very long time.”  - Me, one year ago.  —  A year ago yesterday we announced the acquisition of TechCrunch by Aol.
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Add Comcast, Verizon Pay TV to Xbox Live  —  Microsoft Corp. plans to offer online pay television service from Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) and Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) through Xbox Live, in an bid to channel more entertainment to its video-game console, people with knowledge of the situation said.
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Sean Parker Is Launching a Blog  —  The Sean Parkington Post?  Seanster?  Blogify?  It's not clear what former Facebook president Sean Parker will call his forthcoming blog, but it's clear the famed tech hustler is serious about the endeavor: He's hired a firm to build buzz, and is already running ads and planning to hire writers.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
With ‘frictionless sharing,’ Facebook and news orgs push boundaries of online privacy  —  Facebook again may have gone too far in its quest to make privacy obsolete, and this time some news organizations could get burned by going along with it.  —  Facebook spent years making it easier …
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Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Privacy advocates want Facebook probed on recent changes
Discussion: CNET News, Thanks:hbrink1
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Chrome poised to take No. 2 browser spot from Firefox  —  StatCounter's data points to a December 2011 take-over by Google's browser  —  Google's Chrome is on the brink of replacing Firefox as the second-most-popular browser, according to one Web statistics firm.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Full Video: Watch Jeff Bezos unveil Amazon's new Kindles  —  There's nothing quite like watching a big product unveiling in its entirety, and getting to know the ins and outs of a new gadget from a company's top executive.  Granted, in terms of showmanship, Jeff Bezos isn't quite on the level of Steve Jobs …
Discussion: AllThingsD and Gear Live
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Lukas Mathis / ignore the code:
A Machine for Reading Books
Discussion: Naked Security and Fortune
Guardian:
Autonomy's reaction to Oracle's statement  —  A spokesperson for Autonomy said on Thursday:  —  “Last week in response to a question about unstructured information Oracle made some less-than-enlightened comments on the subject, which Autonomy has been pointing out in the press.
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Bloomberg:
HP Said to Have Been Concerned Over Oracle When Switching CEOs
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Will Stanford Take the F Train to Silicon Island?  Tensions Rise as Deadline for Tech Campus Approaches  —  Here on Silicon Island?  —  “One of the things that infuriates me personally is we always seem to get left out of the conversation,” said Queens Civic Congress president Patricia Dolan.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Goldman: Microsoft Is Getting $444 Million Annually From Android Patent Licenses  —  Microsoft is will generate $444 million in revenue from Android patent deals for fiscal year 2012 (started in July 1, 2011, ends June 30, 2012), according to a note from Goldman Sachs's tech analyst team.
Violet Blue / Pulp Tech Blog:
AVOS' Delicious Disaster: Lessons from a Complete Failure  —  The re-launch of social link sharing site Delicious, now under the stewardship of YouTube founders Steven Chen and Chad Hurley under their AVOS startup banner, is nothing short of a complete, mind-boggling disaster.
Discussion: PC World and SocialTimes.com
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook's Mobile App Platform to Include Seamless Login, Bookmarks, Requests  —  New Screenshots and functionality details of Facebook's forthcoming HTML5 mobile site and application platform have emerged.  Documentation of the updated mobile site and platform, externally referred to as Project Spartan …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Planets Are Aligned: Facebook's Spartan And iPad Projects Set To Launch Early Next Week
Benedict Carey / New York Times:
Twitter Study Tracks When We Are :)  —  However grumpy when they wake up, and whether they stumble to their feet in Mumbai, Mexico City or Minnetonka, Minn., people tend to brighten by breakfast time and feel their mood taper gradually to a low in the late afternoon, before rallying again near bedtime …
Discussion: PC World, Digital Trends and Gawker
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core Blog:
Apple tells education: no more boxed software (except Logic)  —  This should come as a surprise top no one.  Boxed software's days have been numbered since Apple opened the Mac App Store in January 2011, but some people refuse to see the handwriting on the wall.
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
U.S. Capitol Police Investigating Onion Twitter Joke  —  The Onion botched a joke about congressmen taking children hostage this morning on Twitter.  Now, the U.S. Capitol police are investigating the joke.  Everyone chill out!  —  Today, The Onion tweeted: “BREAKING …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Intel Acquires Telmap to Help Navigate Through a Crowded App Market  —  Intel provided a major update on its plans in the mobile space this week, including the announcement that it has acquired Telmap, an Israeli location-based services company.  —  In addition, at an event it hosted …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Kayak Puts IPO Plans on Hold  —  Blame it on turbulent waters, but Kayak, the hotel and flight search provider, has put its IPO plans on hold as it seeks more favorable market conditions.  —  In an exclusive interview with AllThingsD, Robert Birge, Kayak's chief marketing officer …
Discussion: DealBook and MediaFile
Peter Farago / Flurry Blog:
iOS & Android Apps: Prime-time All the Time  —  On broadcast television, brands seek to reach their target audiences as efficiently as possible.  For example, a brand might run a TV campaign targeting 24 - 35 year old females through prime-time shows that reach that desired audience.
DigiTimes:
Amazon likely to outsource 10.1-inch tablet PCs to Foxconn  —  Amazon is expected to outsource the production of 10.1-inch tablet PCs to Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), and shipments of the 10.1-inch tablets are likely to begin before year-end 2011 for holiday-season demand, according to industry sources.
Discussion: Electronista
Ellis Hamburger / Business Insider:
Spotify Adds “Private Listening” Mode After Complaints From Facebook Users  —  Spotify CEO and Founder Daniel Ek just tweeted that Spotify is currently rolling out a new desktop client in response to complaints from Facebook users.  —  The new client features a “private listening” …
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb:
AOL Is Building A MapQuest Social Network Called mqVibe  —  Something cool is coming to your neighborhood.  AOL appears to be preparing us for some kind of neighborhood-based social network built around MapQuest (remember them?).  It has registered a bunch of domains this year that all point …
Discussion: Fusible.com
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Bing Launches Airport Maps For 42 US Cities  —  Microsoft's search service Bing is today announcing the launch of airport maps for 42 major airports across the U.S., with plans to expand to other airports over time.  The new feature is available now in Bing Maps on the desktop (some airport maps were previously available on mobile).
 
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Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Klout has competition, Peoplebrowsr announces new social influence tracker, ‘Kred’
Discussion: TechCrunch
Emily Chang / @emilychangtv:
We sit down with @arrington's @CrunchFund partner Pat Gallagher in his first interview about their strategy http://t.co/Iq98ObWe
Discussion: UNCRUNCHED
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
Do you check in at home? Foursquare updates your privacy settings.
Discussion: Foursquare Blog and VentureBeat
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Google = Google+  —  Earlier this week I participated …
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Streaming Live on Facebook Pay-Per-View
Discussion: Examiner, All Facebook and The Next Web
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Myspace Owner-Specific Media Hit With Layoffs
Discussion: socalTECH.com
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple is working a new Hybrid Drive System of their Own
Discussion: GigaOM, TechSpot and SlashGear
Kazunori Takada / Reuters:
Fake iPhone ring busted in China: report
Asher Moses / Sydney Morning Herald:
Apple fears Samsung tablet will ‘seduce’ customers, court told
Caleb Garling / Wired:
Ex-NASA Man Squeezes Cloud Onto USB Stick
Discussion: Geekosystem
 

 
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