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Samuel W. Lessin / Facebook Blog:
Tell Your Story with Timeline  —  Since the beginning of Facebook, your profile has been the place where you tell your story.  People use it to share everything from the small stuff, like their thoughts on an article, to the most important events of their lives, like the photos of their wedding or the birth of their child.
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John Paul Titlow / ReadWriteWeb:
Deep Spotify Integration Brings Free Music to Facebook  —  On-demand music streaming service Spotify will be deeply integrated into Facebook, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek announced at the f8 developer conference today.  —  The new integration will allow Facebook users to stream Spotify tracks directly …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announces integration with Facebook in 44 countries, but NOT the US  —  Netflix CEO Reed Hastings today announced that Netflix would be integrating tightly with Facebook much in the way that it is working with music, but that due to laws in the US, it would not be available there yet.
Mike Isaac / Wired.com:
Facebook's Makeover: A New Vision of Sharing  —  Facebook announced a slew of new products at its f8 developer conference in San Francisco on Thursday, aiming to fully integrate users' lives through a series of major media and lifestyle-centric application integrations with its social network.
Bret Taylor / Facebook Developers:
f8: A New Class of Apps  —  We are hosting our fourth f8 conference today in San Francisco, where we're introducing the the next evolution of Facebook Platform and the Open Graph.  The Open Graph is the most significant update to Platform since it launched in 2007, expanding the capabilities …
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Facebook Introduces Open Graph, Lets You Share Music, Movies, And More  —  Facebook announced the latest addition to the social graph.  —  Instead of “liking” objects, you can participate in events.  That means watching movies, going on trips, reading a book, whatever.  —  Live updates below.
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide.net:
Facebook's Timeline maps powered by Bing Maps
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:   Facebook Gets in the App Discovery Game with “Graph Rank”
Steven Levy / Epicenter:   Facebook is Ready for Your New Closeup. Are You?
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
It's Official: Meg Whitman Named HP CEO; Apotheker Out; Lane Is Exec Chairman  —  Done.  —  Meg Whitman, former eBay CEO, is the new CEO of Hewlett-Packard.  The move, which AllThingsD previously reported would happen today after the markets closed, is a dramatic appointment for the troubled Silicon Valley Internet giant.
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James B. Stewart / New York Times:
Voting to Hire a Chief Without Meeting Him  —  The mystery isn't why Hewlett-Packard is likely to part ways with its chief executive, Léo Apotheker, after just a year in the job.  It's why he was hired in the first place.  —  The answer, say many involved in the process, lies squarely with the troubled Hewlett board.
@hpnews:   Coming up at 2pm PT...audio webcast to discuss today's announcement: www.hp.com/investor/briefing
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Color Recasts Itself as a Facebook Photo and Video App  —  Back in March, a splashy start-up called Color Labs introduced a cellphone app that let people share pictures with friends and strangers nearby.  The service seemed to have everything going for it: an accomplished serial entrepreneur …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Color Targets New Facebook-Powered App Exclusively To Harvard Students
Discussion: Engadget, SlashGear and @parislemon
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
‘iPhone 4S’ cases already arriving at AT&T stores [updated]  —  BGR has obtained images of refreshed iPhone 4 cases that have started to show up at AT&T corporate stores around the country, and there's one noticeable difference: the size of the opening for the rear camera.
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Verizon goes to bat for AT&T, defends T-Mobile merger  —  Verizon Communications chief executive Lowell McAdam has gone on record in suggesting that the company's biggest rival, AT&T, should be allowed to complete its proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA.
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
New HTC users to get 5GB free Dropbox service  —  Microsoft has Skydrive, Apple has iCloud, and now HTC has Dropbox following a new partnership between the phone maker and popular cloud storage service.  —  HTC has confirmed to Pocket-lint that users of its latest Android handsets …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Yahoo News Teams Up With Facebook To Curate Content From Your Friends  —  Yahoo News, one of the most popular news portals on the web, is deepening its integration with Facebook.  Yahoo has formed integrations with the social network in the past with its products, but we're told this is one of the most in-depth implementations to date.
Discussion: CNET News, Yodel Anecdotal and YDN Blog
Phil Milford / Bloomberg:
Apple Sued by Via Technologies Over Microprocessor Patents  —  Apple Inc., the world's biggest technology company by value, was sued by Taiwan's Via Technologies Inc. (2388) for allegedly infringing three U.S. patents for microprocessors used in mobile phones and tablet computers.
Jennifer Valentino-Devries / Wall Street Journal:
‘Stingray’ Phone Tracker Fuels Constitutional Clash  —  For more than a year, federal authorities pursued a man they called simply “the Hacker.”  Only after using a little known cellphone-tracking device—a stingray—were they able to zero in on a California home and make the arrest.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Netflix split to set up Amazon streaming merger?  —  Summary: Netflix's move to separate its DVD-by-mail service may pave the way for Amazon to buy the company, argues an analyst.  —  Netflix CEO Reed Hastings may have a trick up his sleeve as he separates the streaming and DVD-by-mail businesses: A sale to Amazon.
Josh Williams / Gowalla:
A New Gowalla  —  Nearly three years ago I sat on a beach at Lake Tahoe and watched as a large low-flying cloud hung above the lake, creating the backdrop for a beautiful weekend of solitude.  As much as I enjoyed the time alone to clear my thoughts, I was overwhelmed with the desire to share this experience with someone.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Zuckerberg: As Many As 500 Million People Have Been On Facebook In A Single Day  —  At Facebook's F8 conference today, Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the network passed an important milestone last week—500 million people used Facebook in a given day.  —  Facebook has publicly said that it has more than 750 million active users.
Discussion: Inside Facebook and Mashable!
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Apple's iPad to have ‘free run’ in holiday shopping season  —  Summary: Garter says that until Android can get its hardware, software and services act together, the tablet market belongs to Apple's iPad.  —  Apple's iPad is likely to be unchallenged in the tablet market this holiday shopping season, according to Gartner projections.
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Next Oracle-Google settlement talks possibly without the Larrys — damages claims may be higher than ever  —  Following the second court-ordered mediation conference between Oracle and Google, which took place on Wednesday, the magistrate judge moderating this settlement effort entered an order …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Anonymous Declares Sept 24 “Day Of Vengence” In The US, Plans A “Series Of Cyber Attacks”  —  Hacktivist group Anonymous have been busy bees this year, and they're not planning to cool down any time soon.  Earlier this morning, Anonymous (or some 12-year old kid labeling himself Anonymous …
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Goldman Sachs Invests $25 Million in ZocDoc  —  In the race to invest in the latest and greatest Internet start-ups, Goldman Sachs is not sitting on the sidelines.  —  The firm has invested $25 million in ZocDoc, an online service that helps consumers book and manage doctor appointments, according to a statement released on Thursday.
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Hulu has more than 1 million paying subscribers: CEO  —  (Reuters) - Hulu, the popular online video service which has been put up for sale by its joint owners, now has more than 1 million paying subscribers, Chief Executive Jason Kilar said on Wednesday.  —  Earlier this year Kilar forecast …
 
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