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6:45 PM ET, October 4, 2010

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Evan Williams / Twitter Blog:
#newtwitterceo  —  By all accounts Twitter is on a roll.  We've redesigned our web site to great user feedback.  Our user and usage numbers are growing at a rapid clip all around the world.  We've launched an early, but successful, monetization effort.  And, many top engineers …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Evan Williams And Dick Costolo: New Twitter Triggered CEO Change  —  As you may have heard by now, Twitter has a new CEO.  Former COO Dick Costolo is taking over from Evan Williams as the head of the company.  A few minutes ago, I got a chance to speak to both of them about the change.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Of All The Times For Twitter To Go Down ...  Twitter just released the news that CTO Dick Costolo will be replacing Evan Williams as its new CEO, a #newtwitterceo announcement which was marked ironically and perhaps inauspiciously by a total Twitter crash and a proliferation of fail whales.
Discussion: Epicenter
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
BREAKING: Twitter Replaces CEO Ev Williams With Deputy Dick Costolo
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:   Why Dick Costolo Is Now CEO Of Twitter: It's Time To Make A LOT Of Money
Ambarish Kenghe / Google TV Blog:
Here comes Google TV  —  It's been almost five months since we introduced Google TV to the world at Google I/O, and today we're happy to give you an update on our progress.  For those who haven't yet heard of it, Google TV is a new way to think about TV: it's a platform that combines …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
There's An App For That: Google TV Will Ship With Netflix, Twitter, Pandora And More  —  Earlier this morning, Google unveiled a new standalone portal for its upcoming Google TV platform, which will be landing in living rooms this fall.  In addition to providing a pretty thorough walkthrough …
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Google TV gets more real: Content partnerships and more apps announced (video)  —  Google has been fairly quiet on the progress of Google TV since it was announced five months ago, but now the company seems ready to spin up its hype machine once again.  —  In a blog post today …
Cpen / Twitter Blog:
Meet Twitter for Google TV  —  People often tweet about TV shows as they're watching them.  Additionally, media companies are increasingly finding new ways to incorporate Tweets into their programs.  Take, for example, Jimmy Fallon or the Video Music Awards in September.
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Apple Challenges $625.5 Million Mirror Worlds Patent Verdict  —  Apple Inc. is challenging a jury verdict last week in which the computer maker was ordered to pay as much as $625.5 million to Mirror Worlds LLC for infringing patents related to how documents are displayed digitally.
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Cover Flow may cost Apple $208.5 million in damages
Cpen / Twitter Blog:
Promoted Promotions  —  When we launched Promoted Tweets back in April, we said that we would be doing lots of experimenting and iterating, as is typical with everything else at Twitter.  Since then, we've done and learned a lot - such as adding Promoted Trends to our suite of Promoted Products …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Launches Promoted Accounts; Algorithm-Based And Brand-Only (For Now)
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Breaking: Skype To Appoint A New CEO, Cisco SVP Tony Bates  —  Skype is taking another step towards becoming a public company today with the appointment of a new CEO.  (Updated) I have confirmed that Skype's new CEO is going to be Tony Bates, a senior VP at Cisco, who runs its Enterprise Group, which is a $20 billion business.
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Peter Parkes / About Skype:
Skype Appoints Cisco Senior Executive Tony Bates as New CEO
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Confirmed: Windows Phone 7 launches October 11th in New York City, and T-Mobile's on board  —  If there was any scrap of doubt in your mind, we'll obliterate it for you right now — October 11th is the day Windows Phone 7 will be unveiled in the US, not just at a fancy London event …
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Reuters:
LG Elec says Android 2.2-based tablet plan dropped  —  LG Electronics Inc (066570.KS) said on Monday that it had scrapped a plan to launch a tablet computer based on Google Inc's (GOOG.O) Android 2.2 operation system known as “Froyo”, a decision that may delay the rollout of its first tablet PC slated for next quarter.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Yahoo's David Ko to Head Mobile at Online Gaming Powerhouse Zynga  —  David Ko (pictured here), who just announced he was leaving Yahoo as head of its powerful U.S. Audience unit, is taking a job heading mobile efforts at hot social gaming start-up Zynga, according to sources.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:   No Massive Reorg at Yahoo, But More Exec Departures (Plus …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Unable To Find A Better Exit, Qualcomm Cancels Consumer-Direct FLO TV  —  Qualcomm (NSDQ: QCOM) is shutting down its struggling direct-to-consumer FLO TV operations, paidContent has learned.  According to sources familiar with the situation, the staff was informed late last week by Bill Stone …
Jared Newman / PC World:
Toshiba's Glasses-Free 3D TV: Same Old Problems  —  This December, Toshiba will be one of the first companies to release a 3D TV without glasses, but don't get too excited yet.  —  The problems that plague glasses-free 3D in television sets — limited viewing angles and high costs — are alive and well in Toshiba's model.
Discussion: BBC, TechSpot and msnbc.com
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The H Security:
Study: Many free iPhone apps pass device ID to the app vendor
Discussion: Digits and MacStories
Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
Android Invasion  —  How a tiny piece of software created …
Discussion: Fortune and Daring Fireball, Thanks:atul
Ashley Brown / The Windows Blog:
Windows 7 Family Pack Makes a Comeback Today
Eyk Henning / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon to Acquire Online Retailer BuyVip
Discussion: TechFlash
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Qualcomm Wants To Augment Your Reality With An SDK For Android …
Discussion: SlashGear
NDTV:
A phone application that threatens security
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
DDoS Attack Knocks Out Gallant Macmillan, Ministry of Sound
 Earlier Items: 
Royal Pingdom:
Chrome rapidly catching up to Firefox
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and eWeek, Thanks:rawmeet
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Book listing claims Apple's iLife '11 will be 64-bit, iOS compatible
Discussion: TUAW
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Tim Armstrong Is “Definitely” Interested In AOL-Yahoo - Source
Discussion: NBC Bay Area
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Here's the Real Mark Zuckerberg, Courtesy of “The Simpsons”
Discussion: ArtsBeat
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
New LinkedIn Tool Helps College Students Visualize Their Career Paths
Discussion: TechCrunch and The LinkedIn Blog
MG Siegler / parislemon:
I, Cringe  —  For the most part, I've really enjoyed reading …
Discussion: Digits
 

 
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Michael Msika / Bloomberg:
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