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October 14, 2012, 8:20 PM

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David Faber / CNBC:
Softbank to Buy 70 Percent Stake in Sprint: Source  —  Softbank and Sprint have reached a deal under which Softbank will pay $20 billion for a 70 percent stake in the wireless telecom operator, according to people close to the situation.  —  The deal is expected to be announced Monday morning …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
AT&T Starts Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Plan Next Month, Will Block Websites  —  Last year the MPAA and RIAA teamed up with five major Internet providers in the United States to launch the Center for Copyright Information (CCI).  —  The parties agreed on a system through which subscribers …
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
SNL's Sketch Pits iPhone 5 Factory Workers Problems Against The Tech Critics  —  Saturday Night Live's latest parody sketch gives life to that oft-quted phrase ‘first world problems’.  (Here's an alternative link if the one above doesn't work).  In a biting take-down of some of the legitimate …
Fruzsina Eördögh / ReadWriteWeb:
[Infographic] YouTube's Top 1,000 Channels Reveal An Industry Taking Shape  —  YouTube is still the pesky younger sibling of television, which is the wicked uncle of Hollywood.  But the social video site is slowly becoming a formidable medium in its own right, creating new business models …
Michael Humphrey / Forbes:
Red Bull Stratos On YouTube Live Topped 8 Million Concurrent Views  —  It's Sunday in October: That means football, presidential politics and Sunday brunch.  But never mind any of that.  —  If you were watching the YouTube live coverage of the Red Bull Stratos, in which skydiver Felix Baumgartner dropped …
Joab Jackson / Computerworld:
Apache Lucene/Solr expands across many servers  —  The Apache Software Foundation's widely used open source Lucene/Solr search engine package has been upgraded to accommodate its users' seemingly insatiable need to collect and use ever-larger amounts of data.
Robert Wiltbank, PhD / TechCrunch:
Angel Investors Do Make Money, Data Shows 2.5X Returns Overall  —  Editor's note: Robert Wiltbank, PhD, is a professor at Willamette University, where he and Wade Brooks run an angel investing fund managed by second-year MBA students.  He is on the board of the Angel Resource Institute …
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