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9:05 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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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:   Netflix-DreamWorks deal is more spin than win
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Netflix steals Dreamworks from HBO
Discussion: Fortune and GigaOM
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.
Mike Elgan / Cult of Mac:
Why Apple Needs a Real Social Network  —  In a single week, Facebook has become not just a competitor to Apple, but the Mother of All Apple Competitors.  —  Facebook this week announced a series of initiatives and partnerships that the New York Times says makes Facebook a “primary entertainment hub.”
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Inside Sean Parker's Totally Deluxe Off-The-Hook Spotify Party  —  Facebook investor Sean Parker stole some of Facebook's thunder last night.  —  While Facebookers and F8 attendees were getting down at the official party, Parker was throwing a much smaller — but way cooler — party a few blocks away.
Discussion: Holler @
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.
Tom Krazit / paidContent:
Why Cutting A Deal With Oracle Should Be Google's Top Android Priority  —  It's a little amusing to think of Google (NSDQ: GOOG) CEO Larry Page and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison sitting across a negotiating table from one another: other than the fact that they are both billionaires named Larry …
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Tumblr Lands $85 Million in Funding  —  Over the past few years, Tumblr, a microblogging service, has steadily built a community of fans and users who like the site's combination of social networking features and simple blogging tools that lets them quickly post photographs, videos, songs, links and bits of text.
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
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Logging out of Facebook is not enough
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
PayPal Now Processing $315 Million In Payments Per Day  —  Wow.  PayPal released some new public numbers recently that show the payments platform is processing a massive number of payments per day.  PayPal says that it saw $3,650 in Total Payment Volume every second in Q2 2011.
Discussion: FT Tech Hub
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: TechEye and 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 …
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.
James Hutchinson / iTnews.com.au:
Apple reduces Samsung tablet patent claims  —  Uses ‘eyes wide open’ attack.  —  Apple has reduced the number of patent claims it will pursue against Samsung in Australia to four following negotiations with the rival tablet maker.  —  The amended claim to the Federal Court of Australia came …
Discussion: 9to5Mac, Bloomberg and Ubergizmo
 
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Howard Mintz / Mercury News:
Federal probe of eBay may turn on its quest for rival's ‘secret sauce.’
Bloomberg:
Alibaba Plans to Spin Off HiChina Group, List Stock in U.S.
Discussion: Reuters
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Samsung Omnia W Windows Phone announced, due in October
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 …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Feds close huge chip counterfeiting case (exclusive)
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google And Monopoly Theater
 Earlier Items: 
Jean-Louis Gasse / Monday Note:
How Bad Boards Kill Companies: HP
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and TechEye
Damien Cave / New York Times:
Mexico Turns to Twitter and Facebook for Information and Survival
Unaiz Kabani / Yipit Blog:
Google Offers Having Banner Month in September
Discussion: Business Insider, Thanks:vacanti
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Federal Law Blocks Netflix, Facebook Integration — But Should It?
Cade Metz / The Register:
How the Yahoo! homepage predicts your clicks
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Workers' Own Cellphones and iPads Find a Role at the Office
Discussion: TUAW and PadGadget