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5:15 AM ET, September 23, 2011

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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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Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
How To Enable Facebook Timeline Right This Second  —  This morning Facebook announced Timeline, a crazy (and kind of creepy) omnibus look at everything that has ever happened in your Facebook lifespan.  It's like a story book of your life — or at least the online, documented parts.
Om Malik / GigaOM:   Facebook gets a big infrastructure boost for Timeline
HP:
HP Names Meg Whitman President and Chief Executive Officer  —  Ray Lane appointed executive chairman; Léo Apotheker steps down as president, chief executive officer and director  —  HP today announced that its board of directors has appointed Meg Whitman as president and chief executive officer.
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Sean Hollister / This is my next:
Leo Apotheker's last memo to HP employees  —  Leo Apotheker may not be the CEO of Hewlett-Packard anymore — Meg Whitman took his place this morning — but the former chief executive didn't head out the door without sending one last memorandum to his employees.
Discussion: The Next Web
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
It's Official: Meg Whitman Named HP CEO; Apotheker Out; Lane Is Exec Chairman  —  Done.  Now what?  —  Meg Whitman, former eBay CEO, is the new CEO and President of Hewlett-Packard.  The move, which AllThingsD previously reported would happen today after the markets closed …
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
In First Company-Wide Email, Meg Whitman Says HP Must Focus On Their Mission
Discussion: CNET News and Business Insider, Thanks:grg
Michael J. de la Merced / DealBook:
In Whitman, H.P. Gains a Prolific Deal Maker
Discussion: The Tech Report
Xu Wang / Bloomberg:   Leo Apotheker's 11 Months as CEO of Hewlett-Packard: Timeline
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Share Buttons?  Ha.  Facebook Just Schooled The Internet.  Again.  —  After last year's f8 keynote, my initial thought was pretty straightforward: I Think Facebook Just Seized Control Of The Internet.  Between the Like Button, the Open Graph, and the Open Graph API, I felt like we were shifting …
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Farhad Manjoo / Slate Magazine:
Facebook's terrible plan to get us to share everything we do on the Web. … Like This Story … - Would U.N. Recognition Allow Palestinians To Prosecute Israeli Officials?  - Pan Am: Sumptuous Fluff About American Dominance- How R.E.M. Saved American Music- “Check Out My New Homestead!”
Discussion: VentureBeat
Tom Anderson / Google+:
Why Facebook's New Vision is Good for Google+  —  I sat back in awe watching Zuckerberg at F8 today.  Facebook has done it again — they are always reinventing themselves, always pushing toward the future.  They're so good at incorporating other ideas at the right time (http://on.mash.to/rkpYna) …
Discussion: @joehewitt, Thanks:myspacetom
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:   What f8 Means for Advertisers: The Ability to Target Users Based on Media Consumption
Steven Levy / Epicenter:
Facebook Is Ready for Your New Closeup. Are You?
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft clears up Linux confusion over Windows 8 Secure Boot feature  —  Microsoft chose to directly respond to confusion surrounding its Windows 8 Secure Boot feature on Thursday.  —  Microsoft's Windows chief, Steven Sinofsky, admitted there had been some comments recently that …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Spotify Will No Longer Be Invite Only In The US, And Users Get Their First Six Months Of Service Free  —  I'm sitting here at Facebook's F8 conference with Spotify CEO Daniel Ek and he's just told me that Spotify will no longer be invite-only in the US, and that the service will have no limitations …
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John Paul Titlow / ReadWriteWeb:
Deep Spotify Integration Brings Free Music to Facebook
Jana Winter / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: FBI Arrests Suspected LulzSec and Anonymous Hackers  —  DEVELOPING: The FBI arrested two alleged members of the hacking collectives LulzSec and Anonymous on Thursday morning in San Francisco and Phoenix, FoxNews.com has learned.  —  Search warrants were also being executed in New Jersey …
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
A Business Insider retrospective  —  After reading Ryan McCarthy's post at Reuters about Business Insider, I wanted to run some numbers.  —  After all, they've linked to nearly every significant article I've written for the last few years, often automatically by scraping Techmeme.
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Ryan McCarthy / Felix Salmon:
Business Insider, over-aggregation, and the mad grab for traffic
Ashlee Vance / Business Week:
The Inscrutable Mad Men of Silicon Valley  —  Esoteric hardware companies try to dominate airport ad space  —  Donald Basile is the chief executive officer of Violin Memory, a startup in Silicon Valley that makes superfast data storage systems.  You've probably never heard of the company …
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
How Big Was Arrington's Stake In TechCrunch When He Sold It To AOL?  —  About 85%.  —  That's according to super angel Ron Conway, who is tight with Mike Arrington.  —  He was giving advice to a bunch of entrepreneurs and developers at small companies at the Twilio Conference in San Francisco …
Discussion: John Furrier
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
US net neutrality rules finalized, in effect November 20  —  Get ready, America—net neutrality finally comes to the Internet on November 20, 2011.  —  That's the plan, at least.  The FCC has just filed its final “open Internet” rules (PDF) with the Federal Register, which will publish them tomorrow and make them official.
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Overhauls Product Search, Plans To Close Boutiques.com  —  Google's new Product Search home page is very un-Googley.  Dare I say that it actually looks ... stylish?  —  It's dominated by an oversized image area that changes through a series of five different products.
 
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Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Goldman Sachs bullish on Apple, raises iPad, Mac, iPhone estimates
CNNMoney.com:
Blockbuster's Netflix rival will make streaming market even more confusing
Discussion: VentureBeat and Betabeat
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
What should Apple do with the iPod?  —  Apple's iPod turns 10 years old next month.
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
EA CEO Riccitiello: We're Taking Dead Aim At Zynga
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps:
Mobile Advertising Platform Velti Acquires Air2Web For $19M in Cash
Discussion: MediaPost
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
India seeks to disable satellite phones at the border to fight terrorism
Greg Lamm / TechFlash:
20,000 Microsofties flocking to Safeco Field Friday
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Google:
Google becomes a Mobile Virtual Network Operator in Spain, rest of Europe coming soon?
Discussion: App Advice, Thanks:llsethj
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Drobac / The Official Netflix Blog:
Help us Bring Facebook Sharing to Netflix USA
Lizette Chapman / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Ron Conway In A New York State Of Mind
Discussion: Gizmodo and Betabeat
Fred / A VC:
After The Hype  —  Loic Le Meur has a great post up where he talks …
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Zuckerberg Passes Brin & Page On Forbes' Rich List
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Color Recasts Itself as a Facebook Photo and Video App
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's iPhone has 89% retention rate, next nearest hardware is HTC at 39%