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3:00 PM ET, September 30, 2011

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Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Amazon has Palm in its shopping cart — will it click Buy? (exclusive)  —  Who will save what's left of Palm from HP's bumbling?  It could be Amazon, as the online retailing giant is in serious negotiations to snap up Palm from HP, VentureBeat has learned.  —  A well-placed source tells us …
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Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Will Amazon Buy Palm for Its Patents?
Discussion: Pocket-lint
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon buying Palm? This doesn't make a whole lot of sense
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine, @f and AllThingsD
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
‘iPhone 5’ Silicone Sleeves Already Arriving at AT&T Retail Stores  —  Earlier today, we noted that Case-Mate cases for the redesigned “iPhone 5” had appeared in AT&T's inventory database.  The addition yielded the interesting observation that AT&T is apparently placing orders for the cases despite …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Next iPhone to likely come in 64GB, 32GB, and 16GB capacities  —  Following the news that Apple's new iPhone N94 device has appeared in the Apple internal inventory system, we are now hearing that this new iPhone will come in three storage capacities.  Given that we've also heard …
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day Blog:
Microsoft security tools nuking Chrome browser  —  Summary: In what appears to be a crucial false-positive, Microsoft's security tools are removing Chrome from Windows machines, marking it as a variant of the notorious Zeus (Zbot) malware family.  —  There are numerous reports circulating …
Bloomberg:
IBM Tops Microsoft to Become Second-Most Valuable in Technology  —  International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) passed Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) to become the world's second-most valuable technology company, a reflection of industry changes including the shift away from the personal computer.
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.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple removes click-wheel games from iTunes as iPod classic lives its last days  —  As Apple is rumored to discontinue its aging hard-drive-based iPod classic, the company has removed a section from the iTunes Store devoted to click-wheel games.  —  Users used to be able to access a link to …
Andrew Rassweiler / iSuppli:
Amazon Sells Kindle Fire at Low Profit Margin to Promote Online Merchandize Sales  —  An IHS analysis reveals Amazon's business model for its new Kindle Fire tablet, with the company willing to settle for a razor-thin margin on sales of devices and digital content in order to achieve …
Discussion: The Next Web
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Alistair Barr / Reuters:
Amazon tablet costs $209.63 to make, IHS estimates
Discussion: Business Insider
Nick Bilton / Bits:
How the Kindle Moved From BlackBerry to iPad  —  Do you remember the first generation Amazon Kindle?  Although it helped change the publishing industry, it wasn't exactly the prettiest gadget.  It was clunky, a strange shape, and looked more like a 1960s-era calculator than an e-reader from 2007.
Joe Schneider / Bloomberg:
Samsung Electronics Gives Apple Proposal to End Australia Patent Dispute  —  Samsung Electronics Co. made a proposal to Apple Inc. to resolve their patent dispute in Australia regarding touch-screen technology, a Sydney court was told today.  —  Samsung lawyer David Catterns didn't give details …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Former Googler Builds Site That Shows You What Top Tech Companies Pay  —  Last night at an informal gathering of tech people, someone likened Silicon Valley to a “Las Vegas for people who want to make crazy s**t” equating VCs and angel investors to gamblers of sorts.
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.
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook:
MORE CHANGES?  Facebook Refines Appearance  —  We continue to find more unannounced changes that appear to be refinements of the massive overhaul of the past couple weeks.  —  Over the past week, pages have begun showing administrators how many of their fans like other properties on Facebook.
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
So it begins...AT&T starts sending out throttling warnings  —  Reddit user skelatwork shows the text he just got from AT&T. He was over 11GB (!!) today for the month which is pretty hefty to say the least.  Next month, he's probably going to get throttled as per the news we broke in June.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Timelines.com Sues Facebook, Says Its New Timeline Feature Could “Eliminate” Them  —  Timelines Inc., a small venture capital-backed Chicago company that operates the Timelines.com website, has launched a trademark-infringement suit against Facebook on Thursday, claiming that the latter's …
Vlad Savov / This is my next:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus official: 1.2GHz dual-core processor and thinner body coming at end of October  —  Unwilling to be outdone by Amazon and its new 7-inch Android tablet, Samsung has gone back to the form factor of its first slate device and updated it with a new Plus model.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple TV to Launch in 7 New European Countries Next Tuesday  —  With Apple adding movie content to its iTunes Stores in a number of new European countries earlier this week, some have wondered whether Apple will be bringing its Apple TV set-top box to those countries to help users take advantage of the new content.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Report: Google Remains ‘Most Attractive Employer’ Among Business, Engineering Students  —  Universum, a company that specializes in employer branding, has published some findings based on the preferences of over 160,000 career seekers with a business or engineering background from the world's 12 largest economies (based on nominal GDP).
Rob Malda / CmdrTaco.net:
The Slashdot Effect from the Other Side  —  Today I got my first ever taste of the Slashdot Effect from the other side.  A fluffy little rambling I wrote voicing some concerns about the Silk web browsing component of Amazon's Fire tablet actually got linked by my old home base.
Ben Zimmer / The Atlantic Online:
The Rise of the Zuckerverb: The New Language of Facebook  —  Last week, as he paced around the stage at the f8 Developers Conference, Mark Zuckerberg declared with wide-eyed optimism that Facebook was “helping to define a brand-new language for how people connect.”
Jonathan Prynn / This Is London:
Google's first store pops up in London  —  It is the ultimate brand of the internet era.  But today Google embraces a more traditional form of retail technology for the first time in its short history.  —  The world's first “Google store” opened not in California but in the less glamorous setting …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Number of Circles you're in on Google+ showing up in Google search  —  If you're an author and decided to take the markup steps that Google+ announced a while back, your Google+ follower numbers are showing up next to your profile in Google search results.  —  In June, Google explained the new markup language this way:
 
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Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Will.I.Am's Google+ profile gets the ultimate promotion: A link on Google's front page
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Sequoia-Backed Stripe Wants To Disrupt The Online Payments Space
Discussion: The Next Web
Chris Boyd / GFI Labs blog:
Charitable Results  —  One of our researchers noticed that searches …
Discussion: Inquirer and Softpedia News
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Two New Tech Funds Prepare to Launch In New York and One of Them Is Massive
Discussion: Fortune and Business Insider
Alex Williams / SiliconANGLE:
Oracle to Launch NoSQL Database at OpenWorld
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
AOL's Seed Is ‘Defunct’
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Is Apple Shoring up their Multi-Touch Patent Claims for Battle?
Discussion: MacDailyNews
Roger Cheng / CNET News:
GetJar: We've given away $1 million worth of premium apps
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Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
This Guy Built His Own iPhone 5 “Design Prototype”
Associated Press:
Full Tilt Poker Site Loses License
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Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Will Stanford Take the F Train to Silicon Island?  Tensions Rise as Deadline for Tech Campus Approaches
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