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1:45 AM ET, October 10, 2011

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Guy Kawasaki / Google+:
What I Learned From Steve Jobs  —  Many people have explained what one can learn from Steve Jobs.  But few, if any, of these people have been inside the tent and experienced first hand what it was like to work with him.  I don't want any lessons to be lost or forgotten …
Discussion: Monday Note and CNET News
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John Lilly / John's Tumblr:
Steve Jobs  —  Like many of us, I've been thinking a lot about Steve Jobs the last few days — thinking about the man and his legacy.  I've been having some trouble even understanding the way I feel, let alone being able to put it into words.  Lots of folks have asked me what I think …
Discussion: Marketing Nirvana
Hunter Walk / TechCrunch:
#LiveLikeSteve  —  This is a guest post by Hunter Walk …
Thanks:hunterwalk
Christopher Carfi / The Social Customer Manifesto:
Steve Jobs Tribute in Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine
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 …
Discussion: CNET News and Business Insider
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Divya Sharma / Reuters:
Alibaba seeks Temasek backing to buy stake from Yahoo: report  —  (Reuters) - China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has talked with Temasek Holdings Pte about providing financing to buy the 40 percent stake in itself held by Yahoo Inc, Bloomberg said, citing people familiar with the matter.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Apple Has 1,000 Engineers Working On Chips For The Post-PC Era  —  As we ponder what will happen to Apple without Steve Jobs, I keep coming back to a conversation I had a few weeks ago with a veteran Silicon Valley CEO who knew Jobs.  This was just after Jobs had resigned as CEO of Apple.
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
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
Demand Media Is Cutting Back On Its Massive Volume Of Writing  —  In an email sent to Demand Media's thousands of freelance writers the company laid out a rather significant shift in strategy.  —  The so-called “content farm” is cutting back, a process it mentioned in its Q1 report.
Horace Dediu / asymco:
The new iPhone portfolio and implications on ASP  —  The iPhone portfolio is now larger than ever.  It's arguable that, for the first time, we can actually call it a portfolio vs. the [n, n-1] pair of products that's been available to date.  A year ago I even argued that the n-1 variant …
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
John Cook / GeekWire:
Tech: The worst IPOs of 2011  —  The tech industry has produced some of the fastest growing companies on the planet, from Amazon.com in online retail to Google in Internet search.  But is tech the best place to park your money when looking at initial public offerings?
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Google Must Be Feeling Burned For Investing In Intellectual Ventures  —  Yesterday, gigantic patent troll Intellectual Ventures sued Motorola for patent infringement over Android.  —  Google is in the process of buying Motorola in part to provide patent protection for Android.
 
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