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8:10 AM ET, October 24, 2011

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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 …
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Matt Lynley / Business Insider:
Steve Jobs Would Annoy Jony Ive By Taking Credit For His Design Work  —  Jonathan “Jony” Ive, Apple's design maestro, was regularly frustrated with his good friend, and boss, Steve Jobs taking all the credit for Apple product's design.  —  “I pay maniacal attention to where an idea comes from …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Fortune:
When Steve Met Bill: ‘It was a kind of weird seduction visit’  —  Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were the ultimate frenemies.  Read about the roots of their relationship in this exclusive excerpt from Walter Isaacson's new book, Steve Jobs, which hits bookstores today.  —  1985: The young and the restless.
Discussion: CNET News
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Steve Jobs resisted third-party apps on iPhone, biography reveals  —  Apple chief was initially reluctant to allow non-Apple apps but was swayed by lobbying from execs and board members  —  iOS apps have become a booming business for Apple - mainly for their status as a selling point for iPhone …
Discussion: Softpedia News
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Steve Jobs Bio Now Available On The Kindle And In iBooks  —  As if this whole “Steve Jobs” biography thing couldn't get more drawn out and dramatic, users — including Jeff Jarvis and Jason Kottke - are reporting early deliveries of Walter Isaacson's highly anticipated book, oddly enough through pre-orders on the Amazon Kindle.
Associated Press:   ‘Steve Jobs’ delves deep into complex man's life
Vlad Savov / This is my next:
Apple upgrades MacBook Pro line with faster processors, graphics cards, and more storage  —  Without the usual fanfare of taking its online Store down, Apple has made some gentle upgrades to its MacBook Pro laptop lineup.  The entry level 13-inch MBP now starts off at a speed of 2.4GHz …
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 …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Steve Jobs: “I Admire Mark Zuckerberg For Not Selling Out”
Discussion: Softpedia News and memeburn
Speakeasy:
What We Learned About Steve Jobs on ‘60 Minutes’
Discussion: @ihnatko and TechCrunch
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Steve Jobs: ‘Lightning bolts went off in my head’ about being adopted
Discussion: @tuaw and MacRumors
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 …
Netflix, Inc.:
Netflix to Launch Service in the UK and Ireland for Streaming Movies and TV Shows in Early 2012  —  Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the leading global Internet movie subscription service, today announced it will expand to the United Kingdom and Ireland in early 2012, offering unlimited TV shows …
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 …
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Google Links Music Store, Social Networking  —  Google Inc. is building a music-download store that would work closely with its Google Plus social network and could launch it within the next two weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  Users of Google Music …
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 …
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Felix Salmon:   The Groupon roadshow  —  Here's something I haven't seen before …
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Facebook Will Probably Be More Profitable Than Amazon This Year  —  In the first six month of 2011 Facebook had $1.6 billion in revenue and abou $800 million in operating income, says a source I trust a lot.  That revenue number has been reported before.  And the 50% profit margin is in line …
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