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11:50 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 …
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 …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Piper Jaffray: Apple is already building prototype TV sets  —  The solution Steve Jobs said he “finally cracked” could be a $6 billion business by 2014  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: www.patentlyapple.com  —  In a note to clients released Monday, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster seizes …
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Ed Bott / The Ed Bott Report Blog:
In the battle for the living room, the ghost of Steve Jobs looms large
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 …
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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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 …
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 …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Apple's Newsstand: Wait for 2.0  —  Can Apple crack the digital news market the way it did with music?  The comparison might not be relevant.  Here is why:  — Today, in the new business, imperfect as it is, the transition from print to digital is much more advanced …
Discussion: Guardian
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 …
Discussion: Screenwerk, Thanks:vacanti
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Felix Salmon:   The Groupon roadshow  —  Here's something I haven't seen before …
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.
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 …
 
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Video-Sharing Startup Shelby.tv Launches Into Public Beta With New iOS App
Discussion: GigaOM, Betabeat and Mashable!
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Ice Cream Sandwich supports USB game controllers and HDMI, turns your phone into full game console
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Bonfire.im brings IM-style chat to Twitter, know when your friends are online
Discussion: GigaOM, Thanks:mikebutcher
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Equinix launches data center marketplace
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Larry Page Ousts Mark Zuckerberg As Most Popular On Google+
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Kleiner Perkins Leads $20M Round In Chinese Digital Ad Measurement Company Moment Systems
Discussion: PR Newswire and paidContent
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
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Discussion: ZDNet
 Earlier Items: 
Rebecca Ford / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Avengers’ D.P. Says He Was Misquoted About Using the iPhone on the Film
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gizmodo UK and iPhone Alley
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Facebook Will Probably Be More Profitable Than Amazon This Year
Discussion: CNET News and Softpedia News
Danielle Kucera / Bloomberg:
Twitter Founder Pushes Square's Payment Device Into Wal-Mart
Discussion: TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb and @qthrul
Wall Street Journal:
Millionaire Watch: In Silicon Valley a Countdown Is Under Way
Discussion: GMSV
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
WHERE ARE THEY NOW: The 11 Techstars Startups 6 Months After Demo Day
 

 
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Newspaper Association of America finds 166M adults accessed digital newspaper content in October, up 17% over previous year

 
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