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3:50 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 …
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: Erictric, MacStories and 9 to 5 Mac
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Bloomberg's Steve Jobs Documentary Now Available Online, Re-Airing Tonight  —  Earlier this week, we noted that Bloomberg Television would be airing a profile of Apple CEO Steve Jobs as part of its new Bloomberg Game Changers series.  Following the initial airing of the episode last night …
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 …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Sorry, But Google's Still A One-Trick Pony* — The $2.5 Billion Of Display Revenue Is Not As Impressive As It Sounds  —  *UPDATED to add comments from Google below.  —  Google had a very strong quarter, and the company is in an unbelievably strong financial position.
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Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google's Income Rises 32%, Topping Forecast
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Schmidt On Social: “We Want People To Be More Logged Into Google.”
Discussion: FM Blog
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: PC World and The Register
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 …
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
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Why The Verizon iPad Is A Very Good Sign For The Verizon iPhone — And The Future
Discussion: eWeek, Geeky-Gadgets and ThinkMobile
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.
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
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.”
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
After 18 years, AutoCAD returns to the Mac  —  Autodesk today returned to the Mac with the release of industry-standard AutoCAD.  There's even a 30-day free trial of this most important of 3D CAD software for designers, and its return to the Mac really is a big deal — it has been absent from the platform for 18 years.
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.”
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Are Windows Phone 7 slates waiting in the wings?  Don't get your hopes up  —  Windows Phone 7 phones are coming, starting next week in Europe and November 8 in the U.S. But what about slates running the Windows Phone OS 7 operating system?  —  There are slates out there running Apple's iOS …
 
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Trevor Claiborne / Google Analytics Blog:
Introducing In-Page Analytics: Visual context for your Analytics data
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Search Engine Land, Thanks:rawmeet
Joey Sneddon / OMG!:
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
For Google, Capex Costs are Worth The Money
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Index, Union Square Like SoundCloud's Web-Based Tune
Discussion: Softpedia News
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MPAA Copy-Protected DRM Site Hacked By Anonymous
Bloomberg:
TPG Said to Be in Talks to Buy Seagate for $7.5 Billion With KKR
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:
Cars Born to Run With Smartphone Apps
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
AOL-Yahoo: like the Mets buying the Cubs
Discussion: Mixed Media and Salon
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Lessons From Silicon Valley VC Legend Don Valentine
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Is the Valley Falling out of Love with Options?
Chris Dannen / Fast Company:
Puck Yeah: Clearwire's 4G Hotspot Can Replace Broadband [Review]
Discussion: DSLreports and I4U News