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4:55 AM ET, October 24, 2011


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Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
The Full Walter Isaacson/Steve Jobs Interview From 60 Minutes  —  CBS has posted the full 60 Minutes interview with Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson, including a number of extras that weren't included in the broadcast piece.  The double-length interview promotes Jobs' authorized biography …
60 Minutes:
Steve Jobs: Revelations from a tech giant  —  His products - the Mac, iPhone, iPad and others - forever changed the way we think about technology.  But how should we think about the man behind them, Apple's hard-driving co-founder Steve Jobs?  In the years before his death …
What We Learned About Steve Jobs on ‘60 Minutes’ … Walter Isaacson, the author of the new authorized biography “Steve Jobs,” talked to Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes” about his book.  —  In the interview, Isaacson discussed how Jobs dealt with the pancreatic cancer that took his life …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Steve Jobs: “I Admire Mark Zuckerberg For Not Selling Out”
Discussion: Softpedia News and memeburn
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Steve Jobs: ‘Lightning bolts went off in my head’ about being adopted
Discussion: @tuaw and MacRumors
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Posts Steve Jobs Memorial Celebration Video  —  Last Wednesday Apple held a company-wide memorial for its late co-founder Steve Jobs at which CEO Tim Cook, former Vice President and Apple board member Al Gore, and Jonny Ive, Apple's head of design, all spoke.
David Sinsky / Yipit Blog:
Groupon Now!, Groupon's Bet on the Future, Off To a Disappointing Start  —  With Groupon's IPO roadshow kicking off on Monday, Groupon executives will be spending the next two weeks busily pitching investors on the future prospects of their company.  —  Groupon recognizes that with the growth …
Felix Salmon:   The Groupon roadshow  —  Here's something I haven't seen before …
Michelle Conlin / Associated Press:
Groupon's fall to earth swifter than its fast rise
Discussion: Yipit Blog and Wall Street Journal
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Apple's Lower Prices Are All Part of the Plan  —  Something unexpected has happened at Apple, once known as the tech industry's high-price leader.  Over the last several years it began beating rivals on price.  —  People who wanted the latest Apple smartphone, the iPhone 4S …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Kindle users getting theirs hands on Steve Jobs biography NOW (update: now available in iTunes too)  —  Amazon has begun early delivery of Walter Isaacson's much anticipated Steve Job' biography to Kindle users.  —  As the screenshot below from @davidj, editor of Tmonews, shows …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Siri Co-founder Kittlaus Departs From Apple  —  Dag Kittlaus — the co-founder and CEO of the company that created the Siri voice control feature, which Apple launched to much acclaim recently — has left the company, according to sources.  —  There were several reasons for the departure …
Discussion: TiPb and The Next Web
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
WHERE ARE THEY NOW: The 11 Techstars Startups 6 Months After Demo Day  —  Earlier this week, the season finale of Bloomberg's Techstars show aired.  —  Eight of the eleven startups from the incoming class reunited to talk about what has happened in the six months since Demo Day.  —  Some raised financing.
Wall Street Journal:
Millionaire Watch: In Silicon Valley a Countdown Is Under Way  —  Luxury Merchants Hope to Clean Up The Day LinkedIn Stock Unlocks  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—Eric Trailer is counting down to Nov. 21 like a merchant waiting for Black Friday.  —  “We have anticipated this for quite some time …
Steven Levy / Wired:
Steven Levy on Facebook, Spotify and the Future of Music  —  A decade ago, Napster's attempt to set music free was crushed by the music labels.  Now, Facebook and Spotify (not to mention Google, Amazon, and Apple) have resurrected the dream.  Hallelujah.  —  Even if Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg …
Discussion: @lizgannes
Janet I. Tu / Seattle Times:
Patents emerge as significant mobile strategy for Microsoft, other tech companies  —  (This story is running in the print edition of The Seattle Times Oct. 23, 2011.  - Janet I. Tu)  —  It seems not a week goes by these days without news of another patent battle or announcement …
Benj Edwards / Macworld:
The birth of the iPod  —  The events that led to Apple's great unveiling on October 23, 2001  —  The destiny of Apple changed drastically 10 years ago with the release of a deceptively simple digital music player.  —  On October 23, 2001, Apple lifted the curtain on the very first iPod …
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Danielle Kucera / Bloomberg:
Twitter Founder Pushes Square's Payment Device Into Wal-Mart
Discussion: @qthrul
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Super-Powered Launch App Quicksilver Adds Support For OS X Lion
Discussion: VentureBeat and Quicksilver
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Apple hires Yahoo's data center chief
 Earlier Items: 
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Former Compaq Chairman, and current Mac user, reveals that Jobs asked Compaq to license the MacOS in 1999
Jim Dempsey / Ars Technica:
Op-ed: The shocking strangeness of our 25-year-old digital privacy law

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Jessica Goodman / Entertainment Weekly:
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Alex Weprin / Politico:
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Joe Mullin / Ars Technica UK:
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