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11:50 AM ET, October 2, 2010

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Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Oh Thank God Oracle Has a New Rivalry  —  I used to cover enterprise software for BusinessWeek.  You're probably not impressed by that, and you shouldn't be.  That beat is a combination of a punishment and proving ground because despite being a huge market, most enterprise software purchases …
Discussion: Digits
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Ben Worthen / Digits:
Larry Ellison ‘Speechless’ Over New CEO of H-P  —  Larry Ellison, the outspoken CEO of Oracle, said he is having trouble finding words to describe his reaction to H-P naming former SAP chief Leo Apotheker as its new top man-and then found plenty of them.  —  “I'm speechless,” he wrote in an email to the Wall Street Journal.
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
As an ex-Yahoo and a New-AOL'er, My Thoughts on One Portal to Rule Them All
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
New HP chief sees software as ‘the glue’
Discussion: blogs.ft.com, Inquirer and Crave
Lawrence Lessig / The New Republic:
Sorkin vs. Zuckerberg  —  ‘The Social Network’ is wonderful entertainment, but its message is actually kind of evil.  —  In 2004, a Harvard undergraduate got an idea (yes, that is ambiguous) for a new kind of social network.  Here's the important point: He built it.
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Early Facebook employee: The Social Network is ‘just wrong’  —  The Social Network may be getting insanely good reviews, but early Facebook employee Matt Cohler said the movie's portrayal of the company and its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is “just wrong.”  —  Cohler spoke on a panel …
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Where Are Facebook's Employees? At the Movies, of Course
BBC:
More than 100 arrests, as FBI uncovers cyber crime ring  —  The investigation kicked off when the FBI noticed a pattern of suspicious bank transactions in Omaha  —  The FBI says it has cracked a major international cyber crime network after more than 90 suspected members of the ring were arrested in the US.
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ABCNEWS:
FBI: Crime Ring Stole $70 Million Using Computer Virus
Discussion: Federal Bureau …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Microsoft's Secret Acquisition Spree  —  A weekly look at a story that is defining the news.  —  Several reports that circulated this week claimed that Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) had made zero acquisitions in 2010, a stark contrast to Google's 25.  And, while it's true that Microsoft …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Dream Is Collapsing: Another Massive Yahoo Re-Org Coming Next Tuesday  —  Yahoo is in shambles right now.  You've likely already heard about the most recent SVP exits, which CEO Carol Bartz has tried to spin.  Now we've heard another one is leaving as well — Jeff Kinder, the SVP of Media Products and Solutions.
Discussion: Adotas
Horacio Gutierrez / TechNet Blogs:
Microsoft sues Motorola over Android patent infringements  —  As many of you may have seen, Microsoft filed an action today in the International Trade Commission and in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington against Motorola, Inc. for infringement of nine Microsoft patents by Motorola's Android-based smartphones.
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Mikko / F-Secure Antivirus Research Weblog:
Stuxnet Questions and Answers  —  Stuxnet continues to be a hot topic.  Here are answers to some of the questions we've received.  —  Q: What is Stuxnet?  —  A: It's a Windows worm, spreading via USB sticks.  Once inside an organization, it can also spread by copying itself to network shares if they have weak passwords.
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Iain Thomson / V3.co.uk:
Stuxnet worm could have been inside job
Discussion: presstv.ir
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Shocking: Apple Approves BitTorrent App For App Store  —  Apple is known for the stringent guidelines it applies when deciding which software to allow into their App Store - BitTorrent is one of the things on their ban list.  However, one developer who carefully avoided the dirty word …
Discussion: Neowin.net and The Next Web
Brian / brianstorms:
Why I Think (And Hope) @Qwiki Will Fail  —  “Today, consumers are absolutely overwhelmed with information.”  —  “Information is an experience that we can watch.  Wow, that is an amazing idea!”  —  Quotes from Doug Imbruce, the CEO of Qwiki.  Quotes that quite ironically and quite perfectly suggest why I think Qwiki will fail.
Google Mobile Blog:
Car Home for Android Gets Personal  —  Car Home for Android turns your Android phone into a better driving companion by providing you with quick access to key applications on the go: GPS navigation, voice-activated commands, contacts, and more.  Today, we're releasing a new version of Car Home …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires Impressive Touchscreen Keyboard Startup BlindType  —  Google has just acquired BlindType, a very impressive technology that allows you to type on touch screens without even looking at them.  See our past coverage of the startup here.  —  BlindType doesn't force you to type using …
Stephen Baker / NPD Group Blog:
I Own An iPad, So What Do I do With It?  —  NPD has released the second in its series of iPad surveys.  While the first looked at buying intentions prior to the launch this one is more focused on what the current ownership looks like and how those owners are using their iPad.
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPad's ‘Cannibalization’ of Notebook Computers Disputed
 
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
CNN's Social Media Pioneer Gets Fired: What Happens to Rick Sanchez on Twitter?
Timothy Hay / Venture Capital Dispatch:
The ‘Appification’ Of Everything
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Here's How Apple's iPad Is Invading The Business World
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Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Google Instant in Chrome Is Awesome, Even More Useful than on Google.com
Discussion: WebProNews and CNET News
Mark Ward / BBC:
Change to ‘Bios’ will make for PCs that boot in seconds
Discussion: TechSpot, Pocket-lint and CrunchGear