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11:10 AM ET, October 24, 2011

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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.
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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
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 …
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
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog:
Jobs ‘annoyed and depressed’ following iPad announcement, biography reveals  —  Summary: Jobs received hundreds of emails, ‘most of them were complaining.’  —  Walter Isaacson's biography of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs is out, and it revealed how Jobs was left feeling 'annoyed …
Discussion: Home Theater Blog
Associated Press:
‘Steve Jobs’ delves deep into complex man's life
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 …
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 …
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 …
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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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 …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Oracle Buys Cloud-based Customer Service Company RightNow For $1.5 Billion  —  Oracle this morning announced that it has acquired RightNow - both companies are listed on NASDAQ - for $43 per share or roughly $1.5 billion net of RightNow's cash and debt.  With the acquisition …
Ed Bott / The Ed Bott Report Blog:
In the battle for the living room, the ghost of Steve Jobs looms large  —  Summary: The major battles in the post-PC era will be fought in the living room, and the den, and the dorm room, and just about any place where people watch movies and TV programs and listen to music.
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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 …
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog:
Wikileaks suspends publication of secrets amid ‘financial blockade’  —  Summary: Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, said today that the organisation would cease publication of secrets to focus on lifting the “financial blockade” by major U.S. banks.  —  LONDON - Julian Assange announced today …
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 …
 
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Rebecca Ford / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Avengers’ D.P. Says He Was Misquoted About Using the iPhone on the Film
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