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11:35 PM ET, September 25, 2011

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New York Times:
Netflix Secures Streaming Deal With DreamWorks  —  LOS ANGELES — DreamWorks Animation, the company behind successful movie franchises like “Madagascar” and “Shrek,” said it had completed a deal to pump its films and television specials through Netflix, replacing a less lucrative pact with HBO.
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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Netflix steals Dreamworks from HBO  —  Netflix has signed an exclusive deal with Dreamworks to stream the box office hits of the studio to its customers, the New York Times reported today.  Dreamworks previously supplied the movies to HBO, but Netflix outbid the TV network, paying an estimated $30 million per Dreamworks film title.
Discussion: GigaOM
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
October iPhone Event to Be Held On Apple Campus  —  Historically, Apple has held its big product demonstrations in San Francisco.  The iPad and iPad 2 where unveiled there, as were all iterations of the iPhone to date.  —  This year things are going to be different.
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Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple blacking out vacation days during second week of October
Nik Cubrilovic:
Logging out of Facebook is not enough  —  Dave Winer wrote a timely piece this morning about how Facebook is scaring him since the new API allows applications to post status items to your Facebook timeline without a users intervention.  It is an extension of Facebook Instant and they call it frictionless sharing.
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Laura June / This is my next:
Facebook's new sharing is anything but ‘frictionless’  —  Just a few days ago, Facebook announced a number of significant changes, most importantly of which is the morphing of personal profiles into “timelines,” where each update, tagging, event, and photo is now a “story” of one's life.
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
What Exactly Am I Doing Here At Uncrunched?  —  William Shatner once asked me what exactly I was doing at TechCrunch, the blog I started in June 2005.  Let's put aside the fact that I was testing out a new service that got celebrity autographs and a video in exchange for cash.
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Workers' Own Cellphones and iPads Find a Role at the Office  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Throughout the information age, the corporate I.T. department has stood at the chokepoint of office technology with a firm hand on what equipment and software employees use in the workplace.  —  They are now in retreat.
Discussion: TUAW, PadGadget and Daring Fireball
Jean-Louis Gasse / Monday Note:
How Bad Boards Kill Companies: HP  —  Edited by Frédéric Filloux  —  'A good Board can't make a company, but a bad one will inevitably kill it.' Thus spake Barry Weinman, the Gentleman Capitalist, when I joined the VC brotherhood.  He meant to tell me to watch out for co-investors …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google And Monopoly Theater  —  As I watched the Google antitrust hearings last Wednesday, with its gotcha moments and Senators pontificating about the dangers Google poses to society, it struck me that what I was watching was theater.  And not just any theater, but monopoly theater.
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Federal Law Blocks Netflix, Facebook Integration — But Should It?  —  Facebook announced a slew of updates Thursday making it easier for millions of U.S. customers to effortlessly share their lives via a new timeline — except for details of the movies they're renting.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Feds close huge chip counterfeiting case (exclusive)  —  VisionTech Components sold a large amount of semiconductor chips to more than 1,100 customers from its office in Clearwater, Fla. Unfortunately, federal prosecutors allege, the chips were counterfeits.
Bryce Roberts / BRYCE DOT VC:
Love or hate Sean Parker, the guy has been at the center of a few storms that have had Katrina-like effects on the industries they've touched.This is a clip of Shawn discussing the early days and impact of the first company he co-founded: Napster.  —  I remember the first time I used Napster.
 
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Damien Cave / New York Times:
Mexico Turns to Twitter and Facebook for Information and Survival
Discussion: Computerworld
Unaiz Kabani / Yipit Blog:
Google Offers Having Banner Month in September
Discussion: Business Insider, Thanks:vacanti
Cade Metz / The Register:
How the Yahoo! homepage predicts your clicks
Tabassum Zakaria / Reuters:
Not so simple: U.S. spy agency trying to go mobile
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
$10 Music Piracy Fine: A Fair Deal Or Just Another Cheap Trick?
Discussion: paidContent
 Earlier Items: 
CNN:
Social media to curb ‘rumors’ in China
Thanks:cltom
Mark Clayton / Christian Science Monitor:
From the man who discovered Stuxnet, dire warnings one year later
Christopher Trout / Engadget:
Motorola Xoom 2 evidence mounts — new photos, rumored specs and a Media Edition?
 

 
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Corbin Bolies / The Daily Beast:
Newsmax joins the New York Post's editorial board and other right-leaning outlets criticizing a pair of Florida bills making it easier to sue for defamation

Amelia Pollard / Bloomberg:
Filing: a US court gives Audacy, the second-largest radio broadcaster in the US, approval to exit bankruptcy, slashing ~$1.7B of its debt in a restructuring

Mark Stenberg / Adweek:
Sources: Amazon plans to shut its FAST service Freevee in the coming weeks, as part of a broader effort to focus its ad and product efforts on Prime Video

 
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