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2:25 PM ET, October 15, 2010

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Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
White iPhone spotted in New York, owner explains why you haven't got one yet  —  So there we were, in a lift at a press event in New York City, when we spotted a white iPhone 4 strutting its stuff in the hands of a mystery man.  —  A bit of covert photography later, that would make even the …
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google's Income Rises 32%, Topping Forecast  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google has spent the last few months arguing to anyone who will listen that its new advertising businesses — including ads with images and video and on cellphones — will fuel its next phase of growth.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
For Google, Capex Costs are Worth The Money
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Schmidt On Social: “We Want People To Be More Logged Into Google.”
Discussion: FM Blog
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
John Sculley On Steve Jobs, The Full Interview Transcript  —  Here's a full transcript of the interview with John Sculley on the subject of Steve Jobs.  —  It's long but worth reading because there are some awesome insights into how Jobs does things.  —  UPDATE: Here's an audio version …
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Bloomberg:
Bloomberg Game Changers: Steve Jobs  —  Through interviews with friends, former colleagues and business associates, GAME CHANGERS reveals the many layers of the intensely private Steve Jobs - his style of leadership, management and creative process.  Interviews include Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak …
Discussion: MacStories and 9 to 5 Mac
Eduardo Saverin / CNBC Guest Blog:
Facebook Co-Founder Speaks Publicly: What I Learned From Watching “The Social Network”  —  Imagine sitting in a movie theater, and when the lights dim and credits roll, you see your life unfold on the screen.  —  I recently had this opportunity as I watched, with amazement and humility …
David Winograd / TUAW:
The iBookstore six months after launch: One big failure  —  It's been over six months since the release of the iPad on April 3rd, and the simultaneous launch of iBooks and the iBookstore, which promised to give Amazon's Kindle and Kindle Store a run for its money.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and TeleRead
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Why Microsoft?  Ballmer's reply to underwhelmed college student  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer drew a large crowd of students at the University of Washington computer science department today, giving a broad overview of the company and the direction of the tech industry.
Discussion: The Register
David Kaplan / paidContent:
NYT Replaces Editors' Choice iPad App With Full Version—Free For Now  —  You expected more from The New York Times on the iPad?  You're getting it—and eventually, you'll have to pay to get all of it.  The NYTCo (NYSE: NYT) flagship is updating its Editors' Choice iPad app with an expanded version …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Angry Birds set to flutter onto Android phones  —  Angry Birds broke all of the records on the Apple App Store in the past 10 months, selling more than 7 million copies.  Soon, it will be available on phones running Google Android software.  —  Rovio, the Helsinki-based developer of Angry Birds …
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Bill Ray / The Register:   Angry Birds addicts crash GetJar site
Guardian:
WikiLeaks says funding has been blocked after government blacklisting  —  Founder Julian Assange hits out at decision by Moneybookers, which collects the whistleblowing website's donations  —  The whistleblowing group WikiLeaks claims that it has had its funding blocked and that it is the victim …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Verizon to offer data plans for iPad of up to 5GB for $50, with a catch  —  Following its initial announcement on sales of the iPad this morning, Verizon has provided more detailed information on the MiFi 2200 rates and data plans it intends to offer customers alongside the Apple tablet …
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Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
AMD holding off on tablets, admits iPad cannibalizing notebooks  —  AMD Chief Executive Dirk Meyer weighed in on the iPad's impact on sales of netbooks and notebooks, surmising that Apple's tablet has cannibalized both.  Meanwhile, the company is waiting for the market to develop …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Exclusive: High-Profile Hires for Palm-Nokia's Ari Jaaksi and Samsung's Victoria Coleman  —  Earlier this month, Ari Jaaksi resigned as head of Nokia's MeeGo division, citing “personal reasons” as the cause for his departure.  —  Turns out “personal reasons” was actually a euphemism for “I'm joining Palm.”
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Rollover image on your website?  That will be $80,000 (please)  —  “Dear website owner, congratulations on your excellent site, which includes features covered by our registered patent, #5,251,294.  As the description indicates, many of the components on your pages, particularly your menus …
Bobby Caina Calvan / Sacramento Bee:
Talk about going viral: Touch-screen devices can harbor flu germs  —  A squeeze, a flick, a touch - but keep those grimy, germ-infested hands off that iPhone.  Who knows where those fingers have been?  —  Personal touch-screen devices - iPads, BlackBerrys and Droids - are now seemingly everywhere …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Places Updates Reviews Section, Yelp Is Back  —  Google just announced an update of the reviews section of Google Places, which essentially separates reviews from sites like Yelp, Zagat, Citygrid and others into separate category, called “Reviews From Around The Web.”
Discussion: Google LatLong
Christy Pettey / Gartner:
Gartner Says Worldwide Media Tablet Sales on Pace to Reach 19.5 Million Units in 2010  —  Media Tablet Sales to Grow 181 Percent in 2011  —  Driven by sales of the iPad, worldwide media tablet sales to end users are forecast to reach 19.5 million units in 2010, according to Gartner …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Facebook Listens To Users, Brings Back “Clear Chat History”  —  One somewhat overlooked side effect of last week's Facebook Groups launch was the inexplicable disappearance of the “Clear Chat History” button from Facebook Chat, which is currently undergoing some hardcore product changes due to the Groups introduction.
Discussion: All Facebook and msnbc.com
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
MPAA Copy-Protected DRM Site Hacked By Anonymous  —  A site run by the MPAA has become the most recent victim of cyber attacks being carried out by Anonymous.  CopyProtected.com, a site used to inform on copy protection and DRM on DVD and Blu-ray movie discs, now displays a missive from the anarchic group .
Joey Sneddon / OMG!:
Short video shows off uTouch on Ubuntu Unity … If you thought multi-touch merriment was the sole preserve of those with vowel-prefixed devices then think again.  —  Canonical's Gerry Carr has posted a neat video demonstration of Ubuntu 10.10′s new multi-touch features in action with the Ubuntu Unity interface.
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Video: NYC Band Replaces Stolen Instruments With iPhones  —  I used to manage an indie rock band back in the day, and having our instruments break down or even stolen was definitely a huge concern.  With technological progress, and especially the iDevice revolution, it seems like this is not much of a big deal anymore.
Discussion: Macworld, 9 to 5 Mac and Recombu
 
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
AT&T to sell iPads direct to the enterprise
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John R. Quain / New York Times:
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Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
AOL-Yahoo: like the Mets buying the Cubs
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
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