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6:50 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 …
Hunter Walk / TechCrunch:
#LiveLikeSteve  —  This is a guest post by Hunter Walk (@hunterwalk), Director of Product Management at Google.  I'm fairly certain Steve Jobs wouldn't be satisfied hearing about how your IIe was the gateway to a life in programming.  Or your retweet of “[].”
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: TechCrunch
Christopher Bonanos / New York Times:
The Man Who Inspired Jobs
Discussion: Business Insider, @loic and Technologizer, Thanks:bonanos
Randall Stross / New York Times:
An Analogy of Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar and Bokardo
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.
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
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
TechCrunch Disrupt Champion Shaker Shakes Down Investors For $15 Million  —  TechCrunch Disrupt champion Shaker, an Israeli virtual world startup, has closed a $15 million round of financing.  The round was led by Shervin Pishevar at Menlo Ventures.  CrunchFund was already an investor in Shaker …
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?
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.
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.
Discussion: FOSS Patents and Betabeat
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple outs more powerful Apple TV (dual-core A5?) in iOS 5 file system  —  We've been hoping for a new Apple TV since Apple began transitioning its iOS device lineup to dual-core A5 processors, and we now have some compelling evidence for a next-generation Apple TV being in the works.
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
News Outlets Preserve Privacy by Giving Users Ways to Mute Facebook's Frictionless Sharing  —  Several news outlets are testing different interfaces that let their readers opt out of sharing their reading activity to Facebook.  Since gaining the ability at last month's f8 …
Ed Bott / The Ed Bott Report Blog:
German government accused of spying on citizens with state-sponsored Trojan  —  Summary: A well-established group of German hackers has accused the German government of releasing a backdoor Trojan into the wild.  Security firm F-Secure has confirmed that the program includes a keylogger …
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Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects:
Apple's Next Big Thing Already Here: Siri More Than Speech Recognition, Analyst Asserts
Discussion: Cult of Mac, 9to5Mac and CNET News
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