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8:40 AM ET, October 22, 2011

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Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Jobs's final plan: an ‘integrated’ Apple TV  —  View Photo Gallery —  Steve Jobs, who co-founded Apple and revolutionized personal computing, died Oct. 5.  He suffered from a rare form of pancreatic cancer.  —  The new biography on Steve Jobs has a major product reveal: Apple may drop a full-fledged television.
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Janet Maslin / New York Times:
Books of The Times: ‘Steve Jobs’ by Walter Isaacson - Review  —  After Steve Jobs anointed Walter Isaacson as his authorized biographer in 2009, he took Mr. Isaacson to see the Mountain View, Calif., house in which he had lived as a boy.  He pointed out its “clean design” and “awesome little features.”
Bits:
Steve Jobs Biography: A Scorecard of Put-Downs  —  Every authorized biography includes some score-settling by its subject.  Steven P. Jobs, the late Apple co-founder and subject of Walter Isaacson's new book, “Steve Jobs,” proves no different.  —  A motley assortment of luminaries …
Bloomberg:
Jobs Told Google's Page to Cut Bloat to Avoid Becoming Microsoft  —  Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs urged Google Inc. Chief Executive Officer Larry Page to sharpen the company's focus and cut products that put it at risk of becoming like Microsoft Corp., according to a biography of Jobs.
Discussion: Mercury News and The Next Web
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Steve Jobs wanted to revolutionize textbooks next  —  After revolutionizing the digital music business, smartphones and tablets, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was planning to take on an unlikely project: textbooks.  —  Jobs apparently wanted to hire textbook writers to create interactive digital versions …
Discussion: Bits, MacNN and 9to5Mac
CNET News:
To Jobs, Microsoft and Google 'just don't get it' (video)  —  Listen to Steve Jobs as he talks about what these two tech giants were lacking in this excerpt from “60 Minutes Overtime” (starting around 0:46 in the video):  —  Walter Isaacson taped many of his interview sessions …
Brian Ford / me & her:
Great artists steal the future  —  Steve Jobs once appropriated an old quote:  —  “Good artists copy, great artists steal.”  —  It's becoming more and more clear that Steve felt personally betrayed by Google's decision to enter the smartphone market with Android — an OS that is in almost every important way a copy of Apple's iOS.
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Steve Jobs Was Willing To ‘Rip Off’ Everyone Else... But Was Pissed About Android Copying iPhone?  —  There's plenty of talk making the rounds about Steve Jobs' comments about Android in the authorized biography that's coming out next week.  In it, Jobs apparently makes it clear …
Vinicius Vacanti / Yipit Blog:
The Chart That Will Scare Away Many Groupon Investors  —  Today, Groupon filed a prospectus to raise funds via a public offering.  Over the next week, they will be pitching investors to participate in this offering.  —  One question these potential investors should make sure to ask …
Discussion: Business Insider and TechCrunch, Thanks:yipitdata
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Meghan Kelly / VentureBeat:
Anonymous releases private police information in name of Occupy Wall Street  —  Anonymous, a hacker collective that has aligned itself with the Occupy Wall Street protests, leaked information it stole from four police and government websites today.  —  More than 600 MB of data …
DigiTimes:
Commentary: Apple being dragged into US-China trade war  —  Since January 2011, three events have occurred in China which have led some upstream component suppliers to believe there is a conspiracy by the China government to try to suppress Apple's supply chain.
Discussion: GigaOM
Brandon Griggs / CNN:
Why computer voices are mostly female  —  (CNN) — To most owners of the new iPhone, the voice-activated feature called Siri is more than a virtual “assistant” who can help schedule appointments, find a good nearby pizza or tell you if it's going to rain.  —  She's also a she.
Discussion: Business Insider and Guardian
George Avalos / Mercury News:
Google pays $100 million for offices in Mountain View, extending a property-buying surge  —  Google (GOOG) bought a big office complex in Mountain View, in its largest property purchase of 2011 in Silicon Valley, a deal that broadens the tech titan's remarkable expansion plans in the region.
Discussion: CNET News
John Cook / GeekWire:
Engineer who ripped Jeff Bezos returns with mea culpa, and a story about the Amazon founder  —  Last week, Google engineer Steve Yegge accidentally posted a fascinating 4,771 word rant in which he attacked his employer and ripped his former boss, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, as a tight-fisted micromanager.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Google Voice app returns to iTunes, iOS 5 crash bug fixed  —  Less than a week after it disappeared from iTunes, the Apple-friendly Google Voice app is back and declared iOS 5 friendly, per its official Twitter account.  Also improved is operation when you don't have a data connection …
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Testing “Facebook Credits for Websites” That Helps Third-Party Sites Sell Virtual Goods  —  Facebook has just announced a closed, limited test in which for the first time it will allow websites to process payments for virtual goods using Facebook Credits.
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Galaxy Nexus coming to Verizon ‘this year’  —  Verizon has just confirmed that it's getting the LTE-enabled version of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus — the first Ice Cream Sandwich device, announced to considerable fanfare earlier this week — though it's not saying exactly when.
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
T-Mobile wants the iPhone, but only if it's AWS-compatible  —  In an official statement released on Thursday, T-Mobile SVP of Marketing Andrew Sherrard addressed T-Mobile's absence from the lineup of U.S. carriers offering the iPhone — a list that now even includes regional carrier C Spire.
Tom Heneghan / Reuters:
Shock image threshold falls under internet pressure  —  (Reuters) - The threshold for publishing gruesome images like those of Muammar Gaddafi's death is falling as the internet and social media make many of the editorial decisions that used to be left to a small group of professional journalists.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Dropbox's Mobile API Gets A Security Boost (And Is Now Mobile Web-Friendly)  —  Red-hot startup Dropbox — you know, the file syncing service that just raised $250 million at a $4 billion valuation — has announced something this week that's getting slightly less attention than its massive funding round …
Discussion: The Dropbox Blog
 
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Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Qwiki May Have Lost 2 Engineers, But It Also Gained 2 New Ones And Landed A Major Distribution Deal
Discussion: GigaOM
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
ITC staff dismisses public interest concerns over possible ban of HTC Android devices
Discussion: Electronista, PC World and GigaOM
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Facebook And Google Spent Record Amounts On D.C. Lobbying In Q3 2011
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog
Audrey Watters / Hack Education:
The Challenges of Building a Digital Public Library of America
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten / The Next Web:
The Next Web appoints CEO
Discussion: @gaberivera and @zee
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Dave Williams / AdAge:
The Inside Scoop on Facebook's $1.6 Billion Ad Machine
Discussion: Business Insider
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Yahoo Overhauls Marketing Unit — The Internal Memo
Discussion: Business Insider
Ashlee Vance / Business Week:
Building a Firewall for the Facebook Generation
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