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7:50 PM 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
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.
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: Daring Fireball, TUAW and PadGadget
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 …
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.
Unaiz Kabani / Yipit Blog:
Google Offers Having Banner Month in September  —  Google Offers didn't do particularly well in August - total revenue dropped 23% from July despite a 22% increase in its total number of deals.  However, Google's Daily Deal product has radically improved in September.
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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 …
Damien Cave / New York Times:
Mexico Turns to Twitter and Facebook for Information and Survival  —  MEXICO CITY — Before the police or news reporters had even arrived at the underpass outside Veracruz where gunmen held up traffic and dumped 35 bodies at rush hour last week, Twitter was already buzzing with fear and valuable information.
Discussion: Computerworld
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.
Cade Metz / The Register:
How the Yahoo! homepage predicts your clicks  —  We!  Know!  You!  Want!  To!  Click!  Here!  —  In the summer of 2008, at an artificial intelligence confab deep in Silicon Valley, Yahoo! senior research scientist Deepak Agarwal revealed that the web giant was using automated algorithms …
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
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
 
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Social media to curb ‘rumors’ in China
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