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7:05 AM ET, October 10, 2011

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Frank Cifaldi / Gamasutra:
Steve Jobs, Atari Employee Number 40  —  Steve Jobs was called many things during his tragically short life — innovator, entrepreneur, leader, father — but back when he showed up at the Los Gatos doorstep of arcade game leader Atari in May of 1974, he was an unwashed, bearded college dropout …
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Alexandra Berzon / Wall Street Journal:
For Jobs's Biological Father, the Reunion Never Came  —  RENO, Nev.—Periodically in the past year, Abdulfattah “John” Jandali would shoot off an email to Steve Jobs, the son he never met.  They were simple notes: “Happy Birthday” or “I hope your health is improving.”  —  It's unclear if Mr. Jobs ever wrote back.
Discussion: Electronista
Hunter Walk / TechCrunch:
#LiveLikeSteve  —  This is a guest post by Hunter Walk …
Discussion: Computerworld, Thanks:hunterwalk
John Lilly / John's Tumblr:
Steve Jobs  —  Like many of us, I've been thinking a lot …
Discussion: CNET News and Marketing Nirvana
Christopher Carfi / The Social Customer Manifesto:
Steve Jobs Tribute in Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine
Discussion: TechCrunch
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Microsoft's Windows Phone Boss Says Dual-Core, LTE Models Coming  —  Sales of the first crop of Windows Phones may have been less than CEO Steve Ballmer was hoping for, but Windows Phone unit boss Andy Lees said the company met its more important goal — becoming credible again in the phone market.
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Free Texting Apps Are Threat to Wireless Carriers  —  At a time when e-mail and many other forms of electronic communication are essentially free, wireless carriers are still charging as much as 20 cents to send a text message to a phone, and another 20 cents to receive it.
Discussion: CNET News
Julia Angwin / Wall Street Journal:
Court Order Seeks Email Data of WikiLeaks Volunteer Jacob Appelbaum  —  The U.S. government has obtained a controversial type of secret court order to force Google Inc. and small Internet provider Sonic.net Inc. to turn over information from the email accounts of WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum …
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Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Secret US Court Order demands email data for WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum  —  The Wall Street Journal was the first to report tonight that Jacob Appelbaum, a hacker, security researcher, and human rights activist, is the subject of a secret court order demanding his email data for the last two years.
Chromium Blog:
Dart: A language for structured web programming  —  Today we are introducing an early preview of Dart, a class-based optionally typed programming language for building web applications.  Dart's design goals are:  — Create a structured yet flexible language for web programming.
Reuters:
Yang eyes Yahoo buyout with private equity  —  (Reuters) - For the last few years, a widely circulated joke about Jerry Yang was that he had the best tan in Silicon Valley from all the time he spent on Stanford University's golf course.  —  But the jests stopped about six months ago …
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Divya Sharma / Reuters:   Alibaba seeks Temasek backing to buy stake from Yahoo: report
David Kaplan / paidContent:
HuffPo Partners With Le Monde, LNEI On French Edition  —  The Huffington Post is planning a French edition—Le Huffington Post—with two established partners who will share equity: The Le Monde Group and Les Nouvelles Editions Indépendante.  It was not clear if the three will own an equal share.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Electronista:
Yahoo supposedly out of Hulu bidding, Google still in  —  Yahoo rumored jumping ship from Hulu deals  —  Yahoo is reportedly out of the increasingly uncertain bidding process for Hulu, a claimed leak said late Sunday.  The search engine has allegedly been identified by the WSJ sources …
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Pastebin Helps Occupy Wall Street Spread the Word  —  A STRENGTH of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement has been its flexible organization and nondoctrinaire agenda: “The one thing we all have in common is that we are the 99 percent that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1 percent.”
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
An Early Sign the Amazon Kindle Fire May Do Well  —  In the continuing debate over whether there is a tablet market or just an iPad market, the early signs for the iPad's toughest competitor yet, the Amazon Kindle Fire, are good.  It became the number one “Most Wished For” electronics product on Amazon.
Discussion: Punch Jump
 
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