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5:35 AM ET, October 3, 2011

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Airbnb, Investor Chamath Palihapitiya Settle Differences; Employees Will Get Liquidity  —  Former Facebook employee — and newly minted venture capitalist — Chamath Palihapitiya is back involved in a new funding round for Airbnb, after the apartment-sharing company and he discussed the terms of the planned funding deal.
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Felix Salmon:
Why dividend cash-outs are evil  —  Investor Chamath Palihapitiya wrote a strongly-worded letter to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky yesterday, which promptly got leaked to Kara Swisher.  —  Palihapitiya was given the opportunity to invest in Airbnb's latest round, but declined, partly because of the way it's structured.
Artem Russakovskii / Android Police:
Massive Security Vulnerability In HTC Android Devices (EVO 3D, 4G, Thunderbolt, Others) Exposes Phone Numbers, GPS, SMS, Emails Addresses, Much More  —  I am quite speechless right now.  Justin Case and I have spent all day together with Trevor Eckhart (you may remember him as TrevE …
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Google's “Interesting” Week  —  Let's start gingerly, with Nokia.  You'll recall the indignation when Nokia threw Symbian under the Windows Phone 7 bus and osborned its existing product line.  Nokia dead-ended Symbian handsets, causing sales to plunge while everyone waited for the new MicroNokia smartphones.
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 …
Discussion: TeleRead
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, Reuters and @benkepes
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 …
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.
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Next Web
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Ex-Googlers Debut Zillabyte To Let Business Users Easily Analyze Big Data  —  Ex-Googler Jake Quist is debuting a new stealthy startup, called Zillabyte, that aims to disrupt the data analysis space.  Quist explains that while he and his co-founder were engineers at Google …
Bloomberg:
Google Joins Apple in Push for Tax Holiday  —  As a coalition led by Apple Inc. (AAPL), Google Inc. (GOOG), and Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) presses for a tax holiday on more than $1 trillion in offshore profits, it is turning to a well-positioned lobbyist: Jeffrey Forbes, once chief of staff to Max Baucus …
Discussion: @jason, Electronista and @timoreilly
Christopher Trout / Engadget:
Radio Shack inventory screen pegs iPhone 5 for Sprint  —  Could it be?  Are the rumors true?  If this screenshot, apparently culled from Radio Shack's inventory system, is any indication, Sprint will indeed be among the carriers offering the iPhone 5.  That lines up just right with previous reports …
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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
A Breakdown of Tuesday's Possible iPhone Releases
Discussion: Mashable! and Daring Fireball
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews:
Symbian Now Officially No Longer Under The Wing Of Nokia, 2,300 Jobs Go  —  Another loose end being tied up by Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today.  The company announced that Accenture has now fully taken over Symbian, the operating system that Nokia had developed, owned and been using as the basis …
Discussion: Nokia and Phone Scoop
 
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Robert Hof / Forbes:
Facebook Courts Brand Marketers With New Ad, Audience Insights
Discussion: AdAge, Mashable and Search Engine Land
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
PayPal On Barriers To Google Wallet: Mass Adoption Of NFC Is Years Away
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
Daniel Waisberg / Search Engine Land:
Google Analytics Premium: Better Support & Goodbye Data Sampling
Discussion: UNCRUNCHED and WebProNews
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Will Remove the Discussions Tab App From Pages in One Month
 Earlier Items: 
Horace Dediu / asymco:
The case against the Kindle as a low end tablet disruption
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Twitvid raises $6.5M to boost video on Twitter
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com:
Mozilla Paladin project is developing Gladius, a 3D game engine for web browsers
Discussion: thinq_, Mozilla Labs and Slashdot
Michael Arrington / UNCRUNCHED:
Facebook: Brutal Dishonesty
Discussion: Soshable