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10:45 AM ET, September 25, 2011

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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  —  Apple is quietly denying requests for employee vacations during the second week of October, hinting that the company currently anticipates an influx of customers to its stores around that time related to availability of its new iOS 5 and fifth-generation iPhone products.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Yes, Google Drive Is Coming.  For Real This Time.  —  About a month ago, some additions to the code in Chromium (the open source browser behind Chrome) suggested that the long-fabled “GDrive” may be on the verge of actually launching.  A week later, user-facing proof started appearing.
Christopher Trout / Engadget:
Motorola Xoom 2 evidence mounts — new photos, rumored specs and a Media Edition?  —  Talk of a younger, slimmer Motorola Xoom just keeps on coming.  A helpful tipster is adding fuel to the rumors of a Xoom 2 with these shots of a similar, but not exactly identical Motorola tablet.
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Sean Hollister / This is my next:
Exclusive: Motorola Xoom 2 is 9mm thick, shoots 1080p, streams Netflix in HD  —  Sure, we just brought you details on the 4.3-inch Droid RAZR (or Spyder), but now we're hunting bigger game — like a 10.1-inch Motorola Xoom 2 that's just 9mm thick.  That's still a hair thicker …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
$10 Music Piracy Fine: A Fair Deal Or Just Another Cheap Trick?  —  Yesterday, PaidContent published a report on Digital Rights Corp, an LA-based firm who monitor file-sharing networks for infringements and contact alleged pirates asking for money.  It's 2011, what's new?
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Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
$10 Settlement Offers: The Entertainment Industry's New Copyright Tactic
Discussion: Techdirt
Adam Martin / The Atlantic Wire:
LulzSec Hacker Exposed by the Service He Thought Would Hide Him  —  On Thursday, the FBI arrested two suspected hackers who allegedly participated in Anonymous and LulzSec attacks.  One of them, Cody Kretsinger, faces 15 years in prison for allegedly helping break into the Sony Pictures website …
Nilay Patel / This is my next:
Exclusive: Motorola Spyder (Droid RAZR for Verizon?) features industry-first qHD Super AMOLED display, LTE, dual-core processor  —  Well hello there, Motorola Spyder.  A trusted source just sent us some photos of this as-yet announced dual-core LTE Moto handset — the first phone we've ever seen …
Tabassum Zakaria / Reuters:
Not so simple: U.S. spy agency trying to go mobile  —  (Reuters) - Troy Lange knows that just mentioning cellphones is enough to give security officers heartburn at the National Security Agency.  —  Lange, as the NSA's mobility mission manager, is developing a smartphone that he wants …
Mark Clayton / Christian Science Monitor:
From the man who discovered Stuxnet, dire warnings one year later  —  Stuxnet, the cyberweapon that attacked and damaged an Iranian nuclear facility, has opened a Pandora's box of cyberwar, says the man who uncovered it.  A Q&A about the potential threats.  —  One year ago a malicious …
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Moneyball for tech startups  —  Moneyball, the film based on Michael Lewis's excellent book about the business of baseball, opens this weekend.  —  If you haven't read the book or seen the trailer, the basic idea is: Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane — played in the film by Brad Pitt …
Discussion: A VC, @stevecheney and @mathewi
Chris Saad:
Analysis of F8, Timeline, Ticker and Open Graph  —  So at F8 last week Facebook announced Ticker, Timeline and extensions to the Open Graph API to allow for new verbs and nouns.  —  Here's what really happened.  — They split their single ‘News Feed’ into 3 levels of filtering.
Discussion: eWeek, Thanks:chrissaad
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Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
All of life has been utterly, profoundly changed thanks to Facebook's new features …
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.
 
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CNN:
Social media to curb ‘rumors’ in China
Thanks:cltom
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Verizon backs Samsung in Apple 4G injunction battle
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Jan Hoffman / New York Times:
Therapists Are ‘Seeing’ Patients Online
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Aaron Lee / DigiTimes:
HP likely to cancel plans to spin off PC unit
Discussion: Bloomberg, Thanks:michaelkroker
Greg Finn / Search Engine Land:
Google+ Gains Nearly 10 Million Users In First 2 Days Of Being Open To The Public