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8:20 PM ET, September 23, 2011

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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 …
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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 …
Farhad Manjoo / Slate Magazine:
Facebook's terrible plan to get us to share everything we do on the Web.
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
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
LEAKED MEMO: Jerry Yang Tells Yahoos The Company Is For Sale  —  After Yahoo fired CEO Carol Bartz, cofounder Jerry Yang told employees that the company had not begun a sales process.  —  Since then, reports here and elsewhere have suggested that is a bunch of malarkey and that Yahoo's board …
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's Dueling Internal Memos: Board, Followed by CEO, Spam Employees in Race to Explain  —  Today, Yahoo leaders — all of them in two different memos — took to the keyboards today to fill their 14,000 employees in on what's up.  —  Reading them, Yahoos must be more confused than ever now.
Discussion: Reuters and Electronista
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: VentureBeat, GeekWire and John Furrier
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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 only hired in April, just 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 …
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 Aims To Keep, Gain Subs With ‘Blockbuster Movie Pass’; Thanks, Netflix
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: Techi.com and Gawker
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Ben Popper / Betabeat:   After Big Funding, The Knives Comes Out for Business Insider
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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Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
HP Chairman Ray Lane: A profile in courage
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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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 …
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.
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.
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Maaike Noordhuis / Bloomberg:
Samsung Files Suits Against Apple in Netherlands, Court Says
Marc Lifsher / Money & Company:
Gov. Jerry Brown signs Amazon sales tax collection law  —  Saying it would save existing jobs and create new ones, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law legislation to require Amazon.com and many other out-of-state Internet retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases by California customers.
 
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Diane Bartz / Reuters:
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Cellphone service comes to some NYC subway stations
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