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11:20 AM ET, October 3, 2011

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Poornima Gupta / Reuters:
Tim Cook's time to shine with new Apple iPhone  —  (Reuters) - Tim Cook finally gets his chance to stride out from under Steve Jobs' shadow, and he could not have picked a better time or device to mark his unofficial debut as Apple Inc's CEO.  —  The latest generation of the iPhone …
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Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
IPhone 5 Risks Same Old Same Old  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Can the iPhone bring sexy back?  —  With more than 128 million iPhones sold since 2007, the device's ubiquity has created a marketing and design challenge for Apple Inc.: how to wow consumers in a maturing smartphone market where many alternatives …
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Judge Refuses To Halt Facebook's Timeline; Spills New Details  —  A federal judge refused late on Friday to grant a temporary restraining order to Timelines.com, a Chicago company that says Facebook's timeline service may “eliminate” it.  In return, Facebook has promised to limit access for now and to hold back on a full launch.
Discussion: Mashable! and Marketing Pilgrim
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
HuffPo at One Biiiilllliiion Monthly Page Views: More Buying, More Launching, More Hiring  —  The Huffington Post Media Group, which says it has topped one billion page views for the month of August, has bought an online grassroots platform called Localocracy.
David DiSalvo / Forbes:
The Fall of Kodak: A Tale of Disruptive Technology and Bad Business  —  I grew up in a Kodak family.  My grandfather worked in the photography dark rooms of a Kodak production facility in Rochester, New York for better than 30 years.  My father was a supervisor at Kodak headquarters in downtown Rochester …
Ketaki Gokhale / Bloomberg:
Apple Loses to RIM in India Smartphone Market  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL), the world's largest smartphone maker, is having trouble selling iPhones in India, a market with 602 million active subscribers.  —  Apple, which will introduce a new iPhone version tomorrow, ships fewer handsets …
BBC:
HTC ‘investigating’ security flaw uncovered by blogger  —  The flaw is believed to affect several models, including the EVO 3D released eariler this year  —  HTC is investigating claims that a security flaw in several of its mobile phones means personal information is being exposed.
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Groupon's Stumbles May Force Company to Pare Back Size of Public Offering  —  Groupon Inc., the largest online- coupon site, may have to settle for a smaller initial public offering as management gaffes, restated results and regulatory scrutiny leave investors leery of owning the stock.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Business Insider
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Whatever Happened to the iPad Rivals of 2010?  —  Back in August of 2010, it was clear that Apple's iPad-which had gone on sale on April 3rd-was a gigantic, game-changing hit.  The rest of the industry was scrambling to respond, and there had already been a steady stream of announcements …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Sony Ericsson CEO: We Should Have Taken The iPhone More Seriously  —  In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Sony Ericsson President and CEO Bert Nordberg made a number of interesting statements about the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Motorola.  —  Defending the decision …
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
‘iPhone 4S’ 16GB, 32GB, 64GB Listings at Vodafone Germany  —  Over the past few days, there have been a number of reports of next generation iPhone models appear in various inventories.  Both Radio Shack and Cincinnati Bell websites have listed “iPhone 5” entries, fueling speculation …
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Google Takes Page From Sunday Newspaper With New ‘Circulars’ Internet Ads  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) is on a quest to make Internet advertising look more like the Sunday paper.  —  The online-search giant is working with advertisers such as Best Buy Co. and Macy's Inc. (M) to create Web-based circulars …
Agam Shah / PC World:
Adapteva Aims 64-core Chip at Tablets, Smartphones  —  Smartphones and tablets are demanding more computing power, and chip company Adapteva hopes to bring server-type performance to the devices with a chip it is announcing on Monday.  —  The Epiphany IV chip packs 64 cores …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Electronista, thinq_ and TechEye
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
Oracle commits to ‘parallel everything’ architecture for Exadata, Exalogic  —  Summary: Oracle's CEO Larry Ellison insisted upon the importance of the “parallel architecture” strategy for developing hardware and software together.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — There is the notion that if you design …
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Quentin Hardy / Bits:
Conventional Data From Oracle OpenWorld
Discussion: New York Times, @benkepes and Reuters
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
New Myspace Owners Set to Finally Unveil Their Strategy Today  —  Specific Media plans to finally describe its plans for former social Web star Myspace as part of Advertising Week in New York on Monday.  But instead of a press conference or a product launch, the company will be addressing …
Discussion: Electronista
Financial Times:
Facebook faces scrutiny over privacy  —  By Jamie Smyth in Dublin and Tim Bradshaw in London  —  Facebook faces regulatory scrutiny over its handling of personal information after objections to the Irish data protection commissioner and the US Federal Trade Commission.
 
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Joe Hagan / New York Magazine:
Tweet Science  —  Twitter is building a machine to convert 140 …
Discussion: Business Insider
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Mobeam Raises $4.9M For Light-Based Communications Technology
Discussion: Fortune, AllThingsD and VatorNews
Bloomberg:
Alipay's Transfer Sowed Doubt in China Internet Companies, Renren CEO Says
Discussion: AllThingsD
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Ex-Googlers Debut Zillabyte To Let Business Users Easily Analyze Big Data
 Earlier Items: 
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
PayPal On Barriers To Google Wallet: Mass Adoption Of NFC Is Years Away
Discussion: Telegraph and Search Engine Land
Hunter Skipworth / Pocket-lint:
HP: webOS not dead, still coming to printers
Michael Arrington / UNCRUNCHED:
No One Likes A Tattletale, Except Of course, Zynga
Discussion: @pdeva
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Airbnb, Investor Chamath Palihapitiya Settle Differences; Employees Will Get Liquidity
Daniel Waisberg / Search Engine Land:
Google Analytics Premium: Better Support & Goodbye Data Sampling
Bloomberg:
Google Joins Apple in Push for Tax Holiday
Discussion: @jason and Electronista