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6:45 PM ET, September 23, 2011

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Ben Werdmuller / Ben Werdmuller von Elgg:
The Facebook Timeline is the nearest thing I've seen to a digital identity (and it's creepy as hell)  —  As an application developer, I have advance access to the Facebook Timeline that Mark Zuckerberg announced yesterday.  Here it is:  —  At first glance, it's a rather beautiful replacement …
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
“Read” in Facebook - It's Not a Button, So Be Careful What You Click!  —  While the focus of today's Facebook announcements was the new Timeline profile, the Read, Watch, Listen media sharing apps have generated a lot of interest too.  These so-called “social apps” haven't been widely launched yet …
Farhad Manjoo / Slate Magazine:
Facebook's terrible plan to get us to share everything we do on the Web.  —  Mark Zuckerberg wants you to share.  He doesn't much care if you want to share.  Sharing, in Zuckerberg's view, has morphed from an affirmative act—that video was hilarious, I think I'll Like it!—to something more like an unconscious state of being.
Maura Johnston / naming blogs is easy:   on facebook, privacy, and the hindered development of the self.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:   Analysis: Facebook Applies the Dimension of Time to the Social Web
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Uh-Oh: Groupon Loses New COO, Who's Going Back to Google  —  In a blog it just posted, Groupon said its recently hired COO, Margo Georgiadis, “has decided to return to Google (her former employer) in a new role as President, Americas.”  —  She was hired in April, only months before the company filed to go public.
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
More: Groupon Amends Its S-1 IPO Filing — Again — Over Accounting Issues and CEO Letter  —  Groupon amended its public offering documents today, in a new filing with government regulators, in which it once again changed its accounting treatment.  —  That includes the way it reports revenue …
Discussion: Business Insider and DealBook
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Dish's Blockbuster Movie Pass: Streaming, mail and on-demand, $10, Oct 1st  —  Today Dish and Blockbuster announced that it is announcing Blockbuster Movie Pass.  This is a service that will offer movie streaming, DVD and Blu-ray discs by mail and on-demand movie channels.  The service will launch October 1st.
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Dish's ‘Blockbuster Movie Pass’ Aimed More Towards Subs, Not Netflix  —  The timing of the Dish Network's and Blockbuster's introduction of new a streaming video venture couldn't be more perfect.  With Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) reeling from subscriber losses and discontent after successive PR failures following …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
LEAKED MEMO: Jerry Yang Just Told Yahoos The Board Is Talking To Potential Buyers  —  Updates coming.  In the meantime, the memo:  —  Dear Yahoos:  —  In our recent all hands meeting, we talked about the Board's strategic review to help return the Company to a path of robust growth and industry-leading innovation.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Dear Tumblr And Instapaper Genius Marco Arment: We're Sorry You're Not A Fan  —  We've read your criticism of our site, and we'd like to respond.  —  You don't like our headlines, our slideshows, our sharing buttons, and a bunch of other things.  That's fine, we don't mind that our taste isn't your taste.
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Ben Popper / Betabeat:
After Big Funding, The Knives Comes Out for Business Insider
Discussion: John Furrier and Business Insider
Paul Carr / Bringing Something To The Party:
What's Next?  —  So, as promised, here's an update on what I'm doing next.  It's pretty exciting.  [Update: so exciting, in fact, that while I was writing this post, Henry Blodget scooped me on my own news.]  —  I'm starting a new company, with financial backing from Tony Hsieh (Zappos …
Discussion: John Furrier and GeekWire
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Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
EXCLUSIVE: Ex-TechCrunch Star Paul Carr Is Starting A New Company Backed By... Michael Arrington's CrunchFund!  —  Last week, TechCrunch columnist and author Paul Carr quit TechCrunch in spectacular fashion, accusing AOL management of royally screwing up everything and knifing founder Mike Arrington.
Aaron Ricadela / Bloomberg:
HP's Whitman Says She'll Keep Strategies Begun by Apotheker  —  Sept. 23 (Bloomberg) — Hewlett-Packard Co. Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman plans to stick by strategies set in motion by her predecessor, Leo Apotheker, betting that investors prefer steady leadership to another unsettling change of course.
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Lisa Gurry / Bing:
Deluged by Daily Deals?  Browse Over 200k Offers with Bing Deals  —  Despite lots of recent news coverage about the death of daily deal sites, people still love a great deal.  The number of daily deal sites may be narrowing, but there are still over 300 sites to choose from and consumer interest shows no signs of slowing down.
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Bing Makes Bid To Become Top Deals Destination
Joanna Stern / This is my next:
Amazon holding press conference on September 28th, tablet coming?  —  Well, would you look at what just hit our inbox!  Yep, Amazon's holding a press conference on Wednesday, September 28th right here in NYC.  Of course, the invite is as bare bones as they come, but all signs point …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
uTorrent Adds Android, iOS, PS3 and Xbox Integration  —  With more than 100 million active users a month and a market share of nearly 50 percent, uTorrent is without doubt the most-used BitTorrent client.  —  Despite the success story that it is, the uTorrent development team hasn't been sitting still in recent years.
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Comcast Working on iPad TV Streaming Service Called AnyPlay  —  Comcast, the United States' largest cable and internet provider, is working on a television streaming solution for iPads, to compete with Cablevision and Time Warner.  The streaming product was announced earlier this year, but details haven't been released until now.
Kelly Olsen / Associated Press:
AP Interview: Samsung to Step up Apple Patent War  —  A top Samsung executive says the company will take a bolder stance in its patent battle with smartphone and tablet rival Apple, which Samsung claims has been “free riding” on its patented wireless technologies.
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Marc Lifsher / Money & Company:
Gov. Jerry Brown signs Amazon sales tax collection law
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Amazon wins “one-click” purchasing patent appeal
Matt Warman / Telegraph:
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
eBay To Announce Something Big With Facebook In Two Weeks
Roger Cheng / CNET News:
Cellphone service comes to some NYC subway stations
 Earlier Items: 
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Oracle seeks $1.16 billion from Google in Android case
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Motorola Edison (Atrix 2) for AT&T preview
Daniel Rubino / WPCentral.com:
AT&T begins Mango update program September 27th. Full details.
DigiTimes:
Defect in Wintek-made touch panels may influence initial iPhone 5 shipments
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Goldman Sachs bullish on Apple, raises iPad, Mac, iPhone estimates
Discussion: Computerworld and Edible Apple
Ashlee Vance / Business Week:
The Inscrutable Mad Men of Silicon Valley
 

 
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Mark Harris / New York Times:
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