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October 13, 2012, 10:50 AM

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Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Exclusive: FTC moving closer to Google antitrust case - sources  —  (Reuters) - The majority of top decision-makers at the Federal Trade Commission believe that an antitrust case should be brought against Google Inc (GOOG.O), meaning the search giant could soon be headed into tough negotiations …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Report: Majority Of FTC Commissioners Want Antitrust Action Against Google, But Vertical Search Might Not Be Issue  —  Reuters is reporting that majority of those on the US Federal Trade Commission believe an antitrust case should be brought against Google.  But if action comes …
Olivia Oran / Reuters:
Shares of Workday closed up 74 percent in trading debut  —  Shares of Workday Inc, a human resources software provider that has yet to turn a profit, closed up 74 percent in their market debut on Friday, leading some to question the lofty valuation.  In the biggest tech listing since Facebook's …
Victoria Barret / Forbes:
What Workday's IPO Success Says About Software  —  Enterprise software firm Workday finally debuted in the public markets this week.  It did so in an anything but Facebook-like manner.  The target price was raised before the IPO, but conservatively enough to leave a 73% pop in the stock at the start of trading.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
It's Done: Early Hulu Investor Providence Equity Partners Has Sold Its Stake For $200M  —  It's been a long time coming, but private equity firm Providence Equity Partners has sold its stake in Hulu for $200 million, people familiar with the matter have confirmed.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple's hypothetical iPad mini event to have strong iBooks focus  —  In what will likely be completely unsurprising news to many, we've now heard from multiple sources that Apple's as-yet-unannounced iPad mini event will have a strong focus on iBooks.  Since an iPad mini would likely …
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Unmasking Reddit's Violentacrez, The Biggest Troll on the Web  —  Last Wednesday afternoon I called Michael Brutsch.  He was at the office of the Texas financial services company where he works as a programmer and he was having a bad day.  I had just told him, on Gchat …
Patricia Sellers / Fortune:
Marissa Mayer: Ready to rumble at Yahoo  —  Mayer - No. 3 on the 40 Under 40 - is changing the culture and welcoming new faces to the troubled web company.  But this new chief (and new mom) has miles to go before she sleeps.  —  FORTUNE — On a Friday morning in late August …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Asus Vivo Tab RT pre-sales begin, first Windows RT tablet starts at $599.99  —  We were warned that Windows RT tablets wouldn't be cheap, and those warnings have now been confirmed.  The Asus Vivo Tab RT, formerly known as the Tablet 600, is now available for pre-order for $599.99 …

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