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11:45 PM ET, October 9, 2011


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Guy Kawasaki / Google+:
What I Learned From Steve Jobs  —  Many people have explained what one can learn from Steve Jobs.  But few, if any, of these people have been inside the tent and experienced first hand what it was like to work with him.  I don't want any lessons to be lost or forgotten …
Christopher Carfi / The Social Customer Manifesto:
Steve Jobs Tribute in Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine  —  Normally, Businessweek comes on Friday.  For some reason this week, the magazine showed up today instead.  I didn't think much of it when I walked out to the driveway, actually.  There it was, folded up in its weatherproof bag, just like usual.
Discussion: New York Times and TechCrunch
Hunter Walk / TechCrunch:
#LiveLikeSteve  —  This is a guest post by Hunter Walk …
Christopher Bonanos / New York Times:
The Man Who Inspired Jobs
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Apple Has 1,000 Engineers Working On Chips For The Post-PC Era  —  As we ponder what will happen to Apple without Steve Jobs, I keep coming back to a conversation I had a few weeks ago with a veteran Silicon Valley CEO who knew Jobs.  This was just after Jobs had resigned as CEO of Apple.
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Free Texting Apps Are Threat to Wireless Carriers  —  At a time when e-mail and many other forms of electronic communication are essentially free, wireless carriers are still charging as much as 20 cents to send a text message to a phone, and another 20 cents to receive it.
John Lilly / John's Tumblr:
Steve Jobs  —  Like many of us, I've been thinking a lot about Steve Jobs the last few days — thinking about the man and his legacy.  I've been having some trouble even understanding the way I feel, let alone being able to put it into words.  Lots of folks have asked me what I think …
Discussion: Marketing Nirvana
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
Demand Media Is Cutting Back On Its Massive Volume Of Writing  —  In an email sent to Demand Media's thousands of freelance writers the company laid out a rather significant shift in strategy.  —  The so-called “content farm” is cutting back, a process it mentioned in its Q1 report.
Yang eyes Yahoo buyout with private equity  —  (Reuters) - For the last few years, a widely circulated joke about Jerry Yang was that he had the best tan in Silicon Valley from all the time he spent on Stanford University's golf course.  —  But the jests stopped about six months ago …
Discussion: CNET News and Business Insider
Joe Brockmeier / ReadWriteEnterprise:
Why FSF Founder Richard Stallman is Wrong on Steve Jobs  —  It's time for free software to find a new voice.  Once again, Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman is putting his feet firmly in his mouth.  This time, Stallman says that he's glad Steve Jobs is gone.
John Cook / GeekWire:
Tech: The worst IPOs of 2011  —  The tech industry has produced some of the fastest growing companies on the planet, from in online retail to Google in Internet search.  But is tech the best place to park your money when looking at initial public offerings?
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Google Must Be Feeling Burned For Investing In Intellectual Ventures  —  Yesterday, gigantic patent troll Intellectual Ventures sued Motorola for patent infringement over Android.  —  Google is in the process of buying Motorola in part to provide patent protection for Android.
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
Feature: Cutting the cord: how the world's engineers built Wi-Fi  —  In the 1980s, even before connectivity to the Internet became commonplace, people realized that connecting a group of computers together in a local area network (LAN) made those computers much more useful.
Daniel Horton / binary/organic:
Where was Facebook Music in 2004?  Being excessively patient.  —  Much has been written recently about former Napster front-man Sean Parker's email to the founders of Spotify, but I couldn't really resist chiming in myself to make a few quick points.  For those of you who haven't read the letter you can find it here.
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New York Times:
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