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4:50 AM ET, September 26, 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  —  Updated.  Netflix has signed an exclusive deal with Dreamworks Animation to stream the studio's box office hits to its customers, the New York Times reported today.  Dreamworks previously supplied the movies to HBO, but Netflix outbid the TV network …
Discussion: Fortune and GigaOM
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:   Netflix-DreamWorks deal is more spin than win
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.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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.
Bloomberg:
Apple Cuts IPad Supply Chain Orders: JPMorgan  —  Apple Inc. is cutting orders to vendors in the supply chain for its iPad tablet computer, a move that may result in slower sales for companies including Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. said in a report.
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Google:
Samsung announces 10 million Galaxy SII devices sold into the channel  —  With the US launch of the Galaxy SII phone underway, Samsung today announced that they have sold 10 million Galaxy SII devices into sales channels.  That follows hints earlier that the 10 million number was expected by the end of the year.
Peter Murray / Singularity Hub:
Supercomputer Predicts Revolution  —  The writing's on the wall...or in the fine print of the world's news media.  A new software claims that the recent Arab Spring revolutions could have been predicted by tracking global news “tone.”  —  A new type of software has been shown to predict revolutions …
Discussion: Slashdot
Tony Bradley / PC World:
Amazon Kindle Tablet Could Shake Up Tablet Wars: Here's How  —  Amazon's unveiling of a Kindle tablet would shake up the industry and pose one of the biggest threats to the Apple iPad — which is why the technology world has its eyes on the online retailer as it prepares for a media gathering …
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.
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.
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 …
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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