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5:30 PM ET, September 24, 2010

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The United States Department of Justice:
Justice Department Requires Six High Tech Companies to Stop Entering into Anticompetitive Employee Solicitation Agreements … WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement with six high technology companies - Adobe Systems Inc., Apple Inc. …
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Apple, Google, Others Settle Antitrust Probe Into Their Hiring Practices  —  Six major technology companies—Apple (NSDQ: AAPL), Google (NSDQ: GOOG), Intel (NSDQ: INTC), Intuit, Adobe Systems (NSDQ: ADBE), and Pixar—will no longer agree not to poach employees from each other …
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Facebook Blames Outage On Database Failure  —  Programming chief says lengthy downtime was traced to an automated system designed to detect and fix error conditions.  —  Dell To Launch Second Tablet  —  Chief Executive Michael Dell showed off a prototype of the 7-inch tablet at Oracle OpenWorld, but did not offer details.
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Robert Johnson / Facebook Engineering:
More Details on Today's Outage
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Ron Conway Drops A Nuclear Bomb On The Super Angels [Email]  —  As we just stated in our previous post, there was clearly an email sent by angel investor Ron Conway to a group of super angels who were likely involved in the Bin 38 “AngelGate” meeting that Mike stumbled into a couple days ago.
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Eric Schmidt: Forget Apple, Facebook, Bing's Our Biggest Problem  —  Eric Schmidt says Microsoft, not Apple or Facebook, is the biggest rival Google has right now.  —  “Bing is a well run, highly competitive search engine,” Schmidt tells the WSJ's Alan Murray in a long interview.
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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Startup: Education  —  Education has always been important to me and my family.  Growing up, my parents emphasized the importance of learning and academic success.  They both worked to make sure my three sisters and I could all go to good colleges.  My grandmother was a teacher …
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Zuckerberg Says He Wanted To Donate $100 Million Anonymously
Ki Mae Heussner / ABCNEWS:
Facebook's Zuckerberg Shows Softer Side to Oprah
Frederic / NewsGrange:
The Microsoft Tanker Has Turned and You Ignore it at Your Own Peril  —  Whenever I hear people discussing Microsoft, it usually doesn't take long before somebody mentions that the Redmond-based giant is like a huge oil tanker.  It takes a while to turn such a huge company around and get it back on track.
Discussion: Technologizer, Thanks:rawmeet
AppleInsider:
Apple issuing refunds for Apple TV rush orders, citing delay  —  Some customers who paid Apple for expedited shipping on the soon-to-ship Apple TV are receiving emails from the company Thursday informing them that those shipping charges have been waived due to a possible ‘delay.’
Mike Schramm / TUAW:
Confirmed: No FaceTime in parts of the Middle East  —  We just got confirmation on our story earlier this week that FaceTime had gone missing in parts of the world, mostly around the Middle East. @dutweets is the official Twitter account for du, the telecom operator for the iPhone in the United Arab Emirates …
Ben Blumenfeld / Facebook Blog:
Discover Facebook Pages  —  A couple of months ago I found myself online, browsing for movies to rent.  There are lots of tools to find new movies or rediscover old ones.  As I poked around, I thought, “People should really be able to do this with Pages on Facebook!”
Tim Carmody / Gadget Lab:
Scrabble Is First Paid Game App for Kindle  —  Screenshot of My Kindle, Getting Beat By the Computer - Image: Tim Carmody  —  This might be the happiest chapter in Scrabble's short digital history: Electronic Arts has released an official version of Scrabble for Kindle.
Nick Douglas / The Awl:
The Rise of Reddit: 4chan and Digg Get the Credit While Reddit Booms  —  Of the three main drivers of internet culture—blogs, social networking sites and forums—most people in the media and in the general Internet-using public only understand two.  Blogs work in a very obvious way: they're like magazines or newspapers, but light.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Verizon-Apple iPhone agreement ‘may not ever get resolved’  —  Struggles between Verizon and Apple are a sign that a deal to bring the iPhone to Verizon's network may never happen, even once the carrier's high-speed 4G network is established, one Wall Street analyst has said.
Bloomberg:
Oracle May Buy Chipmakers, Industry-Specific Software  —  Sept. 24 (Bloomberg) — Oracle Corp., building on a run of more than 65 acquisitions during the past five years, is looking to purchase semiconductor companies and makers of industry- specific software, Chief Executive Officer Larry Ellison said.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Working on the Next Wave of Digital Camera Technologies  —  Apple finally introduced a camera system with their latest iPod touch which was released earlier this month and they're already preparing for their next wave of advanced camera technology releases.
Lorraine Twohill / The Official Google Blog:
$10 million for Project 10^100 winners  —  Two years ago today, we began Project 10^100 by asking you to share your ideas for changing the world by helping as many people as possible.  Your spirit and participation surpassed even our most optimistic expectations.
Zach Holman:
Hey Twitter: Give us our Tweets  —  Welcoming baby Maren, who was born this Tuesday morning in the front seat of our car.August 31, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone seaofclouds  —  Todd's family just increased by one a few weeks ago.  I found it to be quite a surprising tweet to read that morning, to say the least.
Milo Yiannopoulos / Telegraph:
Loïc Le Meur, Microsoft and the sound of wedding bells  —  The French entrepreneur is lavishing praise on Microsoft  —  Loïc Le Meur is charming, and very intense.  It can be unnerving at first.  But when you start him off on a subject he's passionate about …
Electronista:
Netflix gets deal to stream previous season NBC TV shows  —  Netflix and NBC today announced a new content deal that will give Netflix members access to a range of previous season cable and broadcast TV series.  Starting next week, shows on will include Saturday Night Live as well as prior season …
 
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Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Google's Extremely Bizarre Pizza Video
Discussion: Geek.com and Eater National
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Ping Updates: ‘Ping Sidebar’ Coming Soon?  Record Labels Miffed at Secrecy
Discussion: Fast Company and 9 to 5 Mac
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
More TV Executives Weigh In on 99-Cent TV Show Rentals: Viacom Out, CBS on the Fence
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac:
Target Confirms They Will Start Selling The iPad In Store On October 3rd
Charles Fitzgerald / Platformonomics:
The Hole in Android and Google's Double Pony Problem
Discussion: Know Your Cell, Thanks:rawmeet
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Apple Leaves Another ‘Autocomplete’ Privacy Bug In Safari Unfixed
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
The State of YouTube Mobile: Viewing up 160%, Operator Partnerships Sought
 Earlier Items: 
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Hulu backer/Apple antagonist Zucker leaving NBC
AppleInsider:
Apple readying production of smaller, lighter 11.6-inch MacBook Airs?
Jonathan Allen / Search Engine Watch:
Propeller.com Spinning to a Stop
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Mashable!
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
If Yahoo Goes Private And Bartz Is Fired, Quora Wins
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Review: Nav9 Windows 7 Tablet
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
T-Mobile G2 pre-orders go live for current customers, available to all on October 6
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Saudi Arabians Will Soon Need A License To Blog
Discussion: Fast Company, Gearlog and Ubergizmo