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10:55 AM ET, October 3, 2011

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Poornima Gupta / Reuters:
Tim Cook's time to shine with new Apple iPhone  —  (Reuters) - Tim Cook finally gets his chance to stride out from under Steve Jobs' shadow, and he could not have picked a better time or device to mark his unofficial debut as Apple Inc's CEO.  —  The latest generation of the iPhone …
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Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
IPhone 5 Risks Same Old Same Old  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Can the iPhone bring sexy back?  —  With more than 128 million iPhones sold since 2007, the device's ubiquity has created a marketing and design challenge for Apple Inc.: how to wow consumers in a maturing smartphone market where many alternatives …
Discussion: Digits and CNET News
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Judge Refuses To Halt Facebook's Timeline; Spills New Details  —  A federal judge refused late on Friday to grant a temporary restraining order to Timelines.com, a Chicago company that says Facebook's timeline service may “eliminate” it.  In return, Facebook has promised to limit access for now and to hold back on a full launch.
Discussion: Mashable! and Marketing Pilgrim
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
HuffPo at One Biiiilllliiion Monthly Page Views: More Buying, More Launching, More Hiring  —  The Huffington Post Media Group, which says it has topped one billion page views for the month of August, has bought an online grassroots platform called Localocracy.
David DiSalvo / Forbes:
The Fall of Kodak: A Tale of Disruptive Technology and Bad Business  —  I grew up in a Kodak family.  My grandfather worked in the photography dark rooms of a Kodak production facility in Rochester, New York for better than 30 years.  My father was a supervisor at Kodak headquarters in downtown Rochester …
Ketaki Gokhale / Bloomberg:
Apple Loses to RIM in India Smartphone Market  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL), the world's largest smartphone maker, is having trouble selling iPhones in India, a market with 602 million active subscribers.  —  Apple, which will introduce a new iPhone version tomorrow, ships fewer handsets …
BBC:
HTC ‘investigating’ security flaw uncovered by blogger  —  The flaw is believed to affect several models, including the EVO 3D released eariler this year  —  HTC is investigating claims that a security flaw in several of its mobile phones means personal information is being exposed.
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Groupon's Stumbles May Force Company to Pare Back Size of Public Offering  —  Groupon Inc., the largest online- coupon site, may have to settle for a smaller initial public offering as management gaffes, restated results and regulatory scrutiny leave investors leery of owning the stock.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Business Insider
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Whatever Happened to the iPad Rivals of 2010?  —  Back in August of 2010, it was clear that Apple's iPad-which had gone on sale on April 3rd-was a gigantic, game-changing hit.  The rest of the industry was scrambling to respond, and there had already been a steady stream of announcements …
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Google Takes Page From Sunday Newspaper With New ‘Circulars’ Internet Ads  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) is on a quest to make Internet advertising look more like the Sunday paper.  —  The online-search giant is working with advertisers such as Best Buy Co. and Macy's Inc. (M) to create Web-based circulars …
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
‘iPhone 4S’ 16GB, 32GB, 64GB Listings at Vodafone Germany  —  Over the past few days, there have been a number of reports of next generation iPhone models appear in various inventories.  Both Radio Shack and Cincinnati Bell websites have listed “iPhone 5” entries, fueling speculation …
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
Oracle commits to ‘parallel everything’ architecture for Exadata, Exalogic  —  Summary: Oracle's CEO Larry Ellison insisted upon the importance of the “parallel architecture” strategy for developing hardware and software together.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — There is the notion that if you design …
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Conventional Data From Oracle OpenWorld
Discussion: New York Times, @benkepes and Reuters
Drink Socially:
We've Gone Native!  —  At Untappd, we strongly believe in mobile web apps and their ability to look, feel, and function just like native apps, but without the hassle of having to download something.  But there does come a time when you reach the limitations of the mobile web and have to move to a native platform.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Airbnb, Investor Chamath Palihapitiya Settle Differences; Employees Will Get Liquidity  —  Former Facebook employee — and newly minted venture capitalist — Chamath Palihapitiya is back involved in a new funding round for Airbnb, after the apartment-sharing company and he discussed the terms of the planned funding deal.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
New Myspace Owners Set to Finally Unveil Their Strategy Today  —  Specific Media plans to finally describe its plans for former social Web star Myspace as part of Advertising Week in New York on Monday.  But instead of a press conference or a product launch, the company will be addressing …
Discussion: Electronista
Financial Times:
Facebook faces scrutiny over privacy  —  By Jamie Smyth in Dublin and Tim Bradshaw in London  —  Facebook faces regulatory scrutiny over its handling of personal information after objections to the Irish data protection commissioner and the US Federal Trade Commission.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook Partners With Websense To Protect Users From Malicious Sites And Malware  —  Facebook is announcing a partnership with security firm Websense today, in order to protect its users from dangerous links that lead to malicious websites and malware sites.
 
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Agam Shah / PC World:
Adapteva Aims 64-core Chip at Tablets, Smartphones
Discussion: thinq_ and TechEye
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Mobeam Raises $4.9M For Light-Based Communications Technology
Discussion: Fortune, AllThingsD and VatorNews
Bloomberg:
Alipay's Transfer Sowed Doubt in China Internet Companies, Renren CEO Says
Discussion: AllThingsD
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Ex-Googlers Debut Zillabyte To Let Business Users Easily Analyze Big Data
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
PayPal On Barriers To Google Wallet: Mass Adoption Of NFC Is Years Away
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Hunter Skipworth / Pocket-lint:
HP: webOS not dead, still coming to printers
Michael Arrington / UNCRUNCHED:
No One Likes A Tattletale, Except Of course, Zynga
Discussion: @pdeva
Daniel Waisberg / Search Engine Land:
Google Analytics Premium: Better Support & Goodbye Data Sampling
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Will Remove the Discussions Tab App From Pages in One Month
Bloomberg:
Google Joins Apple in Push for Tax Holiday
Discussion: @jason and Electronista
Horace Dediu / asymco:
The case against the Kindle as a low end tablet disruption
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
 

 
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