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6:15 PM ET, September 29, 2011

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John Jersin / Google Analytics Blog:
What's happening on your site right now?  —  The web is getting faster, and not just the speed of the pages, but also the speed of change.  Before, it was fine to build a website and modify it only when new products were launched.  All of us avid Analytics users know that's just not good enough.
Chester Wisniewski / Naked Security:
Amazon Kindle Fire's Silk browser sounds privacy alarm bells  —  Amazon announced the newest addition to their Kindle line today named Fire.  The Fire is a tablet based on the Android software stack with a customized Amazon interface layered over the top.  —  The focus appears …
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Full Video: Watch Jeff Bezos unveil Amazon's new Kindles
Discussion: AllThingsD
Lukas Mathis / ignore the code:
A Machine for Reading Books
Discussion: Mobile Opportunity
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Planets Are Aligned: Facebook's Spartan And iPad Projects Set To Launch Early Next Week  —  Earlier tonight, Alexia found and posted some screenshots of something that sure looked a lot like the mythical “Project Spartan”.  Shortly thereafter, Facebook took down the page in question.
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Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Add Comcast, Verizon Pay TV to Xbox Live  —  Microsoft Corp. plans to offer online pay television service from Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) and Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) through Xbox Live, in an bid to channel more entertainment to its video-game console, people with knowledge of the situation said.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Goldman: Microsoft Is Getting $444 Million Annually From Android Patent Licenses  —  Microsoft is will generate $444 million in revenue from Android patent deals for fiscal year 2012 (started in July 1, 2011, ends June 30, 2012), according to a note from Goldman Sachs's tech analyst team.
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Samsung: We can't rely on Google, so we addressed Android IP issues on our own
Guardian:
Autonomy's reaction to Oracle's statement  —  A spokesperson for Autonomy said on Thursday:  —  “Last week in response to a question about unstructured information Oracle made some less-than-enlightened comments on the subject, which Autonomy has been pointing out in the press.
Discussion: Mercury News and Reuters
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Bloomberg:
HP Said to Have Been Concerned Over Oracle When Switching CEOs
Oracle:
Another Whopper from Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch
Michael Arrington / UNCRUNCHED:
AOL + TechCrunch One Year Anniversary: A Look Back And A Look Forward  —  “So we begin another journey.  I fully intend to stay with AOL for a very, very long time.”  - Me, one year ago.  —  A year ago yesterday we announced the acquisition of TechCrunch by Aol.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iPhone 4S / 5 appears in Apple's inventory system, iPod touch may see price drops  —  Yesterday we reported that tweaked iPhone 4 models and white iPod touch models have appeared in Apple's internal inventory systems ahead of the October 4th Apple event.  Today, though, comes the big news …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Apotheker's Exit Is Cheaper Than Expected For HP (But Still Pricey, Considering)  —  Léo Apotheker is gone from Hewlett-Packard, but he left so suddenly that the board of directors didn't have time to finalize his severance package.  That is until today.
Discussion: The Next Web
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Shira Ovide / Deal Journal:   Meg Whitman Will Work for $1 a Year
Brian Winter / Reuters:
Brazil's $12 billion iPad deal is in trouble: sources  —  (Reuters) - A much-hyped $12 billion plan for Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn to produce iPads in Brazil is “in doubt” due to stagnant negotiations over tax breaks and Brazil's own deep structural problems such as a lack of skilled labor, government sources tell Reuters.
Asher Moses / Sydney Morning Herald:
Apple fears Samsung tablet will ‘seduce’ customers, court told  —  Asher Moses  —  Apple fears the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will launch on to the market “with the velocity of a fire hose” and “take away iPad 2 sales so quickly” that customers may be permanently “seduced” away from Apple's iOS platform …
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
With ‘frictionless sharing,’ Facebook and news orgs push boundaries of online privacy  —  Facebook again may have gone too far in its quest to make privacy obsolete, and this time some news organizations could get burned by going along with it.  —  Facebook spent years making it easier …
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Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Privacy advocates want Facebook probed on recent changes
Discussion: CNET News, Thanks:hbrink1
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core Blog:
Apple tells education: no more boxed software (except Logic)  —  This should come as a surprise top no one.  Boxed software's days have been numbered since Apple opened the Mac App Store in January 2011, but some people refuse to see the handwriting on the wall.
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
U.S. Capitol Police Investigating Onion Twitter Joke  —  The Onion botched a joke about congressmen taking children hostage this morning on Twitter.  Now, the U.S. Capitol police are investigating the joke.  Everyone chill out!  —  Today, The Onion tweeted: “BREAKING …
Benedict Carey / New York Times:
Happy and You Know It?  So Are Millions on Twitter  —  However grumpy when they wake up, and whether they stumble to their feet in Mumbai, Mexico City or Minnetonka, Minn., people tend to brighten by breakfast time and feel their mood taper gradually to a low in the late afternoon …
Discussion: PC World and Gawker
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
In Victory For Apple, Court Upholds Ban On Mac Clones  —  Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) won an appeal yesterday that confirmed it can stop others from selling clones of its popular computers.  But the court also dealt a setback to Apple's obsession with secrecy when it rejected the company's attempts to seal documents related to the case.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Google = Google+  —  Earlier this week I participated in Google's partner conference, entitled Zeitgeist after the company's annual summary of trending topics.  Deep readers of this site know I have a particular affection for the original Zeitgeist, first published in 2001.
Caleb Garling / Wired:
Ex-NASA Man Squeezes Cloud Onto USB Stick  —  Yes, you can fit a cloud on a USB stick.  —  Founded by several of the brains who conceived OpenStack - the open source software platform for building Amazon-like “infrastructure clouds” - San Francisco startup Piston Cloud Computing has squeezed …
Peter Farago / Flurry Blog:
iOS & Android Apps: Prime-time All the Time  —  On broadcast television, brands seek to reach their target audiences as efficiently as possible.  For example, a brand might run a TV campaign targeting 24 - 35 year old females through prime-time shows that reach that desired audience.
Kazunori Takada / Reuters:
Fake iPhone ring busted in China: report  —  (Reuters) - Chinese police in Shanghai have arrested five people for making and selling fake versions of Apple Inc's iPhone, a local newspaper reported on Thursday.  —  Police said those arrested were part of an organized gang that bought components …
 
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Ellis Hamburger / Business Insider:
Spotify Adds “Private Listening” Mode After Complaints From Facebook Users
@youtube:
The engineers have fixed the problem and videos should be back up. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Discussion: @thatdrew and The Next Web
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Streaming Live on Facebook Pay-Per-View
Discussion: All Facebook and The Next Web
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Myspace Owner-Specific Media Hit With Layoffs
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Should Google Tweak the News We Consume?
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft to introduce $9.99 Zune Music Pass on October 3 for U.S. & Canada
Anjali Mullany / NY Daily News:
Privacy for the people: Wall Street protesters use social media app Vibe to communicate anonymously
Discussion: All Facebook and Gawker
 Earlier Items: 
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple is working a new Hybrid Drive System of their Own
Discussion: GigaOM
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Chinese carrier says Apple's iPhone 5 will support 4G-like HSPA+
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
BlackBerry PlayBook on sale at Best Buy for $299
Kevin Kwang / ZDNet:
HTC: Windows Phone to outpace competitors
Sara Hamdan / New York Times:
All Aboard: Google Bus Seeks Start-Up Ideas
Discussion: PC Magazine
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Barnes & Noble: $25 Off the Nook Color if You Leave Our Stock Price Alone!
Discussion: GottaBeMobile, CNET News and TeleRead