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3:15 PM ET, September 23, 2011

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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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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.
Discussion: Gawker
Ryan McCarthy / Felix Salmon:
Business Insider, over-aggregation, and the mad grab for traffic  —  The news that Business Insider raised approximately $7 million should be great news for those who follow the world of web media.  Henry Blodget's got a flat-out growth story on his hands: his staff of 60 now attracts 12 million visitors …
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
After Big Funding, The Knives Comes Out for Business Insider
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 …
Discussion: CNET News and SiliconFilter
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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.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:   Analysis: Facebook Applies the Dimension of Time to the Social Web
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Facebook gets a big infrastructure boost for Timeline
Discussion: Digits
Tom Anderson / Google+:
Why Facebook's New Vision is Good for Google+  —  I sat back …
Discussion: @joehewitt, Thanks:myspacetom
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Share Buttons? Ha. Facebook Just Schooled The Internet. Again.
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
What f8 Means for Advertisers: The Ability to Target Users Based on Media Consumption
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 Network's Blockbuster ‘Movie Pass’ Aimed Squarely At 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 …
CNNMoney.com:
Blockbuster's Netflix rival will make streaming market even more confusing
Discussion: TechCrunch and Betabeat
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 …
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: GMSV, Reuters and CNET News
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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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DigiTimes:
Defect in Wintek-made touch panels may influence initial iPhone 5 shipments  —  A defect has presented in some iPhone 5 touch panels produced by Wintek which may affect the ability to meet initial shipment targets for the launch which is expected in October, according to iPhone supply chain makers.
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Motorola Edison (Atrix 2) for AT&T preview  —  Motorola has been rumored lately to be working on an AT&T smartphone codenamed “Edison” that would likely replace the Atrix 4G in the lineup, and as luck would have it, we had an opportunity to play with one today.
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
FT Web-based app more popular than app sold in Apple store  —  (Reuters) - More than 700,000 people use the Financial Times' Web-based mobile application to access news and other content, making it more popular than the version sold in Apple's App Store.  —  The business newspaper …
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.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
eBay To Announce Something Big With Facebook In Two Weeks  —  At 500 Startups' Smash Summit in New York today, Robert Scoble revealed that PayPal is launching something big with Facebook in two weeks, and that it would be a more expansive partnership than the existing PayPal-Facebook integrations.
Daniel Rubino / WPCentral.com:
AT&T begins Mango update program September 27th.  Full details.  —  For all of you on AT&T and awaiting Mango, we have some big news for you, so grab yourself a seat, because you're hearing it here first.  Looks like that earlier info about “being on time” was accurate.
Roger Cheng / CNET News:
Cellphone service comes to some NYC subway stations  —  New Yorkers will finally be able to use their cellphones in subway stations—as long as their commute takes them through one neighborhood in Manhattan.  —  The 6 line in New York, one of the train lines that still won't get cellular service.
Greg Lamm / TechFlash:
Amazon.com spends $2.4M on A/C at sweltering warehouses  —  Amazon.com says that it spent $2.4 million “urgently installing” industrial air conditioning units in four warehouses, including Amazon's Breinigsville, Penn., facility that has been at the center of worker complaints and a PR challenge for the e-commerce giant.
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Oracle seeks $1.16 billion from Google in Android case  —  (Reuters) - Oracle Corp on Thursday estimated it suffered roughly $1.16 billion of damages from Google Inc's alleged copyright and patent infringement of Java technology used in the Android operating system.
Matt Warman / Telegraph:
London to get its own web address  —  Official promotional agency for London announces it will apply for the .London domain  —  London may have its own web domain by the end of 2012  —  London's official promotional agency, London & Partners, has announced that it will apply for a web domain for the city.
 
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Jasmin Melvin / Reuters:
Text, video messaging eyed for emergency calls
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Ari Levy / Business Week:
A Campus Champion for Women in Computer Science
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Goldman Sachs bullish on Apple, raises iPad, Mac, iPhone estimates
Discussion: Computerworld and Edible Apple
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Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft clears up Linux confusion over Windows 8 Secure Boot feature
Ashlee Vance / Business Week:
The Inscrutable Mad Men of Silicon Valley
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
What should Apple do with the iPod?  —  Apple's iPod turns 10 years old next month.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Spotify Will No Longer Be Invite Only In The US, And Users Get Their First Six Months Of Service Free