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5:50 PM ET, October 22, 2011


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Neil Kodner:
An analysis of Steve Jobs tribute messages displayed by Apple  —  Two weeks have passed since Apple's Co-Founder/CEO Steve Jobs passed away.  Upon his passing, Apple encouraged people to share their memories, thoughts, and feelings by emailing
Bianca Bosker / The Huffington Post:
The Steve Jobs Reading List: The Books And Artists That Made The Man  —  “I like living at the intersection of the humanities and technology,” Steve Jobs said once.  LSD, Bauhaus and Zen Buddhism shaped Apple's pioneering products as much as anything that took place on the assembly lines.
Discussion: Quora, Business Insider and 9to5Mac
Steve Jobs Biography: A Scorecard of Put-Downs  —  Every authorized biography includes some score-settling by its subject.  Steven P. Jobs, the late Apple co-founder and subject of Walter Isaacson's new book, “Steve Jobs,” proves no different.  —  A motley assortment of luminaries …
Apple's Cook Won Jobs's Trust Early: Book  —  Jobs initially oversaw supply chain after he returned to Apple in 1997 following a 12-year hiatus.  By turning that responsibility over to Cook, Jobs was able to focus on product vision and broader strategy, instead of the nitty-gritty of manufacturing …
Discussion: The Next Web and AppleInsider
Janet Maslin / New York Times:
Books of The Times: ‘Steve Jobs’ by Walter Isaacson - Review  —  After Steve Jobs anointed Walter Isaacson as his authorized biographer in 2009, he took Mr. Isaacson to see the Mountain View, Calif., house in which he had lived as a boy.  He pointed out its “clean design” and “awesome little features.”
Jobs Told Google's Page to Cut Bloat to Avoid Becoming Microsoft
Discussion: Mercury News and CNET News
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google, Private-Equity Firms Mull Bid For Yahoo  —  Google Inc. has talked to at least two private-equity firms about potentially helping them finance a deal to buy Yahoo Inc.'s core business, according to a person familiar with the matter.  —  Google and prospective partners …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Steve Jobs Was Willing To ‘Rip Off’ Everyone Else... But Was Pissed About Android Copying iPhone?  —  There's plenty of talk making the rounds about Steve Jobs' comments about Android in the authorized biography that's coming out next week.  In it, Jobs apparently makes it clear …
Michael Wolff / Wired:
How Russian Tycoon Yuri Milner Bought His Way Into Silicon Valley  —  This is my first trip to Moscow, and Yuri Milner, the world's most successful investor in social media, is taking me to his parents' apartment, which he bills as a typical middle-class Moscow dwelling.  It's drab Soviet brick outside.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Puts A Price On Privacy  —  Earlier this week, Google made a significant change purportedly to better protect the search privacy of users.  In reality, it specifically — and deliberately — left a gaping hole open to benefit its bottom line.  If you pay-to-play, Google will share its search data with you.
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Vigilante Hackers Wage War on Underground Kiddie Porn  —  Just below the surface of the internet sits a network of hidden websites home to some of the worst stuff imaginable.  Now hackers are going after pedophiles hiding in the so-called dark net.  —  Since the beginning of October …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
New printed chip could spark cheaper sensor networks  —  Thin Film Electronics ASA, a maker of disposable memory used in toys, has developed a way to add computing to its circuits through a partnership with Xerox PARC.  This means it can offer thin, disposable tracking tags for a few cents apiece …
Discussion: EE Times and The Register
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Brandon Griggs / CNN:
Why computer voices are mostly female
Discussion: CNN and Business Insider
George Avalos / Mercury News:
Google pays $100 million for offices in Mountain View, extending a property-buying surge
Discussion: Gizmodo UK and CNET News