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11:25 PM ET, September 23, 2011

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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 to fill their 14,000 employees in on what's up.  —  Reading them, Yahoos must now be more confused than ever.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington Launches A New Blog, Uncrunched  —  TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, who recently left the company he founded over six years ago, is back in action.  Or at least, he has proven that he still knows how to set up a WordPress blog.
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 …
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
Discussion: CNN
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
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
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 …
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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!
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.
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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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.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Upcoming Twitter events focusing on iOS 5 integration hint at Apple release by Oct 10th  —  Twitter has announced plans to hold its first two developer events outside of San Francisco.  These ‘Developer Teatimes’ will be held in London on October 10th and New York City on October 12th.
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 …
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
Discussion: John Furrier and ITProPortal
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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Patrick Brown, the chief executive of Impossible Foods, is coming to Disrupt  —  Impossible Foods is having quite the year.  In the past seven months, the company has signed a nationwide deal with Burger King …
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Greg Jarboe / Search Engine Watch:
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Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Amazon wins “one-click” purchasing patent appeal
Matt Warman / Telegraph:
London to get its own web address
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eBay To Announce Something Big With Facebook In Two Weeks
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Defect in Wintek-made touch panels may influence initial iPhone 5 shipments