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2:00 AM ET, September 30, 2011

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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.
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Shira Ovide / Deal Journal:
Meg Whitman Will Work for $1 a Year … New Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman has agreed to take a base salary of $1 a year, according to a regulatory filing Thursday, as she tries to patch up the struggling computer giant.  —  Meanwhile, H-P said it agreed to pay ousted CEO Leo Apotheker $7.2 million …
Discussion: Neowin.net
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.
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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.
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
Amazon's $199 Fire sparks supply, margin questions  —  (Reuters) - The rock-bottom price of the new Kindle Fire tablet computer is raising questions about Amazon.com Inc's ability to keep up with demand and the device's effect on the company's already razor-thin profit margins.
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Full Video: Watch Jeff Bezos unveil Amazon's new Kindles
Discussion: AllThingsD and Gear Live
Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal:
Ellison Takes New Swings at H-P  —  Larry Ellison, Oracle Corp.'s iconoclastic chief executive, has passed up few chances to tweak rival Hewlett-Packard Co. But the verbal potshots this week concerning H-P's $10.3 billion acquisition of Autonomy Corp. reached a new level.
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Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
This Guy Built His Own iPhone 5 “Design Prototype”  —  Oh, you think you're a hardcore Apple fan?  Sure, you might have plastered the back window of your hybrid with Apple stickers.  Yeah, you've got something MG Jobs said painted on the wall above your bed.
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 …
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.
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Sean Parker Is Launching a Blog  —  The Sean Parkington Post?  Seanster?  Blogify?  It's not clear what former Facebook president Sean Parker will call his forthcoming blog, but it's clear the famed tech hustler is serious about the endeavor: He's hired a firm to build buzz, and is already running ads and planning to hire writers.
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.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Chrome poised to take No. 2 browser spot from Firefox  —  StatCounter's data points to a December 2011 take-over by Google's browser  —  Google's Chrome is on the brink of replacing Firefox as the second-most-popular browser, according to one Web statistics firm.
DigiTimes:
Amazon likely to outsource 10.1-inch tablet PCs to Foxconn  —  Amazon is expected to outsource the production of 10.1-inch tablet PCs to Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), and shipments of the 10.1-inch tablets are likely to begin before year-end 2011 for holiday-season demand, according to industry sources.
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Will Stanford Take the F Train to Silicon Island?  Tensions Rise as Deadline for Tech Campus Approaches  —  Here on Silicon Island?  —  “One of the things that infuriates me personally is we always seem to get left out of the conversation,” said Queens Civic Congress president Patricia Dolan.
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 …
Violet Blue / Pulp Tech Blog:
AVOS' Delicious Disaster: Lessons from a Complete Failure  —  The re-launch of social link sharing site Delicious, now under the stewardship of YouTube founders Steven Chen and Chad Hurley under their AVOS startup banner, is nothing short of a complete, mind-boggling disaster.
Benedict Carey / New York Times:
Twitter Study Tracks When We Are :)  —  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, before rallying again near bedtime …
Discussion: PC World, Gawker and Digital Trends
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.
Associated Press:
Full Tilt Poker Site Loses License  —  LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gambling regulators on Thursday revoked the license of Full Tilt Poker, a popular Web site that once offered gambling to thousands of players around the world, saying the site had misled officials about its financial operations.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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 …
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.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Widespread MobileMe Outage Affecting Mail, Me.com, and Find My iPhone  —  A number of Apple's MobileMe services appear to have been down for several hours now, and Apple's system status page indicates that the company is experiencing issues with MobileMe Mail, me.com web apps, and Find My iPhone.
Discussion: Ubergizmo, TiPb and The Next Web
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.
Ellis Hamburger / Business Insider:
Spotify Adds “Private Listening” Mode After Complaints From Facebook Users  —  Spotify CEO and Founder Daniel Ek just tweeted that Spotify is currently rolling out a new desktop client in response to complaints from Facebook users.  —  The new client features a “private listening” …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Shazam Brings Back Unlimited Tagging in Free iPhone App  —  Music identification service Shazam was one of the early hits on the App Store, with the company's free iPhone application seeing 1.5 million downloads over the first few months of availability.  —  Shazam shifted gears slightly …
Tillmann Werner / threatpost:
The Inside Story of the Kelihos Botnet Takedown  —  Earlier this week, Microsoft released a n announcement about the disruption of a dangerous botnet that was responsible for spam messages, theft of sensitive financial information, pump-and-dump stock scams and distributed denial-of-service attacks.
Discussion: Computerworld, Geekosystem and Slashdot
 
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Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Klout has competition, Peoplebrowsr announces new social influence tracker, ‘Kred’
Discussion: TechCrunch
Emily Chang / @emilychangtv:
We sit down with @arrington's @CrunchFund partner Pat Gallagher in his first interview about their strategy http://t.co/Iq98ObWe
Discussion: UNCRUNCHED
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb:
AOL Is Building A MapQuest Social Network Called mqVibe
Discussion: Fusible.com
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Kayak Puts IPO Plans on Hold
Discussion: DealBook and MediaFile
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Bing Launches Airport Maps For 42 US Cities
 Earlier Items: 
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
Do you check in at home? Foursquare updates your privacy settings.
Discussion: Foursquare Blog and VentureBeat
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Google = Google+  —  Earlier this week I participated …
Discussion: FM Blog and PC Magazine
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Streaming Live on Facebook Pay-Per-View
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple is working a new Hybrid Drive System of their Own
Discussion: GigaOM, TechSpot and SlashGear
 

 
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